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srkbear

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I think Chief Miscreant and general Scalawag is the most exclusive, but you have to do very naughty things to get that one. Only @AdamG247 knows, and I'm afraid to ask.

I think my title is still Moderator, but we are able to customize our Tags as one of so many perqs to the job. :cool:
No fair!
 

AdamG247

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I think Chief Miscreant and general Scalawag is the most exclusive, but you have to do very naughty things to get that one. Only @AdamG247 knows, and I'm afraid to ask.

I think my title is still Moderator, but we are able to customize our Tags as one of so many perqs to the job. :cool:
The “Miscreant and Scalawag” Club is pretty exclusive but I am certain many of our most esteemed Senior Members will fully qualify without much difficulty. The “MAS” Club is currently accepting applications. Please submit your application including detailed information pertaining to your specific Acts of Miscreant behavior and Scalawaging adventures to @amirm directly. A one time reoccurring fee will be due upon application acceptance and approval. Make payments payable to the “Bradam” Charity Foundation. All funds will be used in the ongoing effort to reform, redeem and absolve active members. ;)
 

srkbear

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The “Miscreant and Scalawag” Club is pretty exclusive but I am certain many of our most esteemed Senior Members will fully qualify without much difficulty. The “MAS” Club is currently accepting applications. Please submit your application including detailed information pertaining to your specific Acts of Miscreant behavior and Scalawaging adventures to @amirm directly. A one time reoccurring fee will be due upon application acceptance and approval. Make payments payable to the “Bradam” Charity Foundation. All funds will be used in the ongoing effort to reform, redeem and absolve active members. ;)
I think I’ve already fulfilled criteria for both of these illustrious designations—is there a payment plan for the fee?
 

EL_PW

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I'd like to formally request a title of Table Dancer. Although technically those white shoes in my avatar pic are dancing on a bar. Technically.

 

fivepast8

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Hello everyone. Good suggestion was made to post the various titles we have on the forum. Some are obvious, some are not so. Here they are.

Founder/Admin = Amir’s Account Tag. Owner, Creator of ASR.

CFO (Chief Fun Officer) = Amir’s Tag.

Administrative = I don’t usually login under this but it is what it says it is.

Audio Luminary = Assigned to Members whom are recognized industry wide as Audio Professionals and Specialists. Have Published various Audio Engineering Works and/or hold Patents or were instrumental in the development and design of various Audio technologies. Were or are Foundational Leaders in the Field of Audio Science and Engineering. Requires a very high bar to be granted. These Members are considered Highly Valued and Honored ASR guests.

Dealer = Assigned to Members who Represent a Commercial Audio Product(s) dealer/distributor for retail sales. Have no affiliation with ASR other than a Guest Vendor.

Editor = Assigned to Member(s) whom have Volunteered to help with general Editing, creation and maintenance of various ASR databases, Lists and Tables.

Forum Donor = Assigned to any Member who Donates to ASR at any level. No distinction is made between a member who donates $5 dollars or $100 dollars. All ASR Donor members are considered equal.

Industry Insider = Assigned to Member(s) who function as Industry recognized publishers and product article’s authors. They are well known as Industry Insider’s and have access to pre-release content for the purposes of crafting Publication Content. Outside of ASR.

Manufacturer = Assigned to Members whom Represent any Audio Product Manufacturer and/or OEM.

Moderator = Assigned to Active ASR Content Moderators.

Reviewer = Assigned to Members whom work as Audio Product Reviewers and whom publish Audio Reviews. These Reviewers do not represent ASR but their work is sometimes promoted to home page (as are from other members).


Technical Expert = Assigned to Member(s) whom work in the Audio Field and have a specialized technical knowledge of various Audio Systems Sciences, principles and concepts of a highly technical engineering nature. Requires a very high bar to be granted. These Members are considered Highly Valued and Honored ASR guests.

Please note that we have far more technical experts than those with above title. Some have refused to accept such, and others have not been volunteered to receive the same.


The following titles were created for a few members early in the life of the forum mostly for fun and banter, but also for the work the member was doing on the forum:

Barrowmaster = Assigned to specific Member as a tease (British inspired)

Cartographer = Assigned to specific Member(s) whom perform various specialized tasks in the development and maintenance of ASR and our Technical Libraries.

Central Scrutinizer = Assigned to specific Member for his unique ability and interest to dig into details.

PH (Chief Prog Head) = Assigned to specific member for his contributions and strong love for progressive rock.

King of Mods = Assigned to specific member and loves to teardown gear and attempt to upgrade/modify them.

The Chicago Crusher = Assigned to the Chicago Chrusher. A long time member who has earned the special nickname privilege.

The Curator = Assigned to Member(s) whom have Volunteered to help with general Editing, creation and maintenance of various ASR databases, Lists and Tables.

The Humorist = Assigned to a Member in recognition of his contributions to our Humor section and his tireless efforts to make us smile.

The Watchman = Assigned to the Founding Original Moderator and whom was crucial in the creation and development of ASR.

The Wonf = Assigned to a member from down under for his technical contributions to the forum (in early days).

In addition to above, members get automatic titles based on post count by the forum software:

New Member @ 000 post count

Member @ 005+

Active Member @ 100+

Senior Member @ 300+

Addicted to Fun and Learning @ 500 +

Major Contributor @ 1000+

Master Contributor @ 5000+

Grand Contributor @ 10,000+
Dear @amirm

I like the tags. I am going to float the idea that I previously discussed with you in private .

Instead of grading Members from New Member to Grand Contributor based solely on the number of posts, I would like to propose additional tags based on numbers of self learning courses. Those courses would still have to be formally created and could be:
1) Understands and accepts the basics ASR Rules of Engagement (i.e avoid opinions and demonstrate claims with blind listening and measurements, be friendly, avoid "I am not an expert, but..." etc.)
2) Understands and accepts the basics of psycho acoustics and all the trick the brain plays on us
3) Understands basics of math and acronym used in measurements (S/N, SINAD, dB, dbfs, etc..)
4) Understands basics of Kippel measurements, can interpret graphs and draw conclusions from them
5) Understands basics of room interaction, REW, measurement mics etc.
6) Understands basics of analog signal processing (cables, microphone, amplifier etc.)
7) Understands basics of digital signal processing (AD/DA conversion, Shannon, USB etc.)
8) Understands basics of controlled experiments (some statistics, blind testing etc.)
9) Understands basics of common audio industry manipulations
10) etc.
Most of the above information is curated in various posts on this forum or with links to external videos and could be pulled together easily. After working thru a section, we could administer a short test which will allow the member to prove he/she understands the information and to display an additional tag/badge. The depth of the course should be such that it does not require a science degree to follow, so some simplification should be granted.

Many new (and old) members would clearly benefit from an induction. As the site grows, each month we end up with endless back and forth on topics that have been beaten to death before. Thus the overall noise goes up (as the most controversial post gets most attention) and some rather interesting ones go missing.

I know that you like the "rule of engagement" and that you support having a section on the site that pulls together the "knowledge base". Curious to know what other members think of such an idea. Maybe it could also be Wiki based.
 

fivepast8

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I am glad 5past8 does not own this joint: I wouldn't even be allowed-in thru the rear door!:facepalm:
Just the opposite: it's just a tag, the courses are voluntarily, and it has no effect on what you can do on this site. It could nonetheless allow to learn about some of the basics.
 

JSmith

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I've already got the t-shirt... :cool:

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pseudoid

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Just the opposite: it's just a tag, the courses are voluntarily,
Can I (or anyone) get grandfathered in? If (for example) I know which end of a resistor is the positive lead.;)
Would I need to show proof of a student loan from a credential'd university or would a certificate from FenixU be sufficient or is it just braggin' rights (creds) that demand respects of sorts? pfffft.gif!
 

Blumlein 88

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Dear @amirm


1) Understands and accepts the basics ASR Rules of Engagement (i.e avoid opinions and demonstrate claims with blind listening and measurements, be friendly, avoid "I am not an expert, but..." etc.)
I'm not an expert, but sometimes I have opinions instead of data.
2) Understands and accepts the basics of psycho acoustics and all the trick the brain plays on us
Misquoting Feynman, "you are trying not to fool yourself, but sometimes you are the easiest one to fool"
3) Understands basics of math and acronym used in measurements (S/N, SINAD, dB, dbfs, etc..)
S/N signal/noise, Big sinad good, little sinad bad. db is part of sinad. dbfs means db's for sale, et cetera.
4) Understands basics of Kippel measurements, can interpret graphs and draw conclusions from them
Straighter lines better than up and down lines.
5) Understands basics of room interaction, REW, measurement mics etc.
Room interacts with speaker and so do microphone positions. REW is Room Eq Wizard.
6) Understands basics of analog signal processing (cables, microphone, amplifier etc.)
Microphones need microphone preamps and speakers need power amps. A cable must connect them all.
7) Understands basics of digital signal processing (AD/DA conversion, Shannon, USB etc.)
Signal in and signal out all worked out by Shannon. USB is on most devices we own.
8) Understands basics of controlled experiments (some statistics, blind testing etc.)
Placebo works in medicine 40% of the time.
9) Understands basics of common audio industry manipulations
Caveat Emptor
Already answered this one: et cetera.
Do I pass????
 

Robbo99999

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Dear @amirm

I like the tags. I am going to float the idea that I previously discussed with you in private .

Instead of grading Members from New Member to Grand Contributor based solely on the number of posts, I would like to propose additional tags based on numbers of self learning courses. Those courses would still have to be formally created and could be:
1) Understands and accepts the basics ASR Rules of Engagement (i.e avoid opinions and demonstrate claims with blind listening and measurements, be friendly, avoid "I am not an expert, but..." etc.)
2) Understands and accepts the basics of psycho acoustics and all the trick the brain plays on us
3) Understands basics of math and acronym used in measurements (S/N, SINAD, dB, dbfs, etc..)
4) Understands basics of Kippel measurements, can interpret graphs and draw conclusions from them
5) Understands basics of room interaction, REW, measurement mics etc.
6) Understands basics of analog signal processing (cables, microphone, amplifier etc.)
7) Understands basics of digital signal processing (AD/DA conversion, Shannon, USB etc.)
8) Understands basics of controlled experiments (some statistics, blind testing etc.)
9) Understands basics of common audio industry manipulations
10) etc.
Most of the above information is curated in various posts on this forum or with links to external videos and could be pulled together easily. After working thru a section, we could administer a short test which will allow the member to prove he/she understands the information and to display an additional tag/badge. The depth of the course should be such that it does not require a science degree to follow, so some simplification should be granted.

Many new (and old) members would clearly benefit from an induction. As the site grows, each month we end up with endless back and forth on topics that have been beaten to death before. Thus the overall noise goes up (as the most controversial post gets most attention) and some rather interesting ones go missing.

I know that you like the "rule of engagement" and that you support having a section on the site that pulls together the "knowledge base". Curious to know what other members think of such an idea. Maybe it could also be Wiki based.
I think it would increase uptake of people going through the process to learn the fundamentals of each of the aspects, but it's a bit strict and a bit controlling, and a bit discriminatory. My initial reaction is no thanks.
 

fivepast8

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Thank you for the responses.
Prof @Blumlein 88 passes with flying colors :) . You are and were a technical expert all along and you knew it!
@pseudoid You are confused: It's the inductor that has polarity ;), unfortunately, you have to enroll in class again. We can't grandfather you in, despite your student loans!

Picking up from @Robbo99999 , offering a guide to learn about the fundamentals, such as a knowledge base or wiki (to refer Newbies to) can be a useful addition to the site but testing and displaying the level of understanding is too anal. Accepted! Btw, this was also Amir's position when discussing directly with him. He knows his crowd :p

Personally, I learned a lot here such as: external linear power supplies make no difference, competent DACs are all the same, speaker directivity matters a lot in room interaction, a Raspberry is an excellent streaming endpoint, Toole's work on preference and most importantly how unreliable my own hearing is given sighted bias (after years of confusion from the subjective audiophile press).

@xaviescacs and @Keened independently showed some interest in starting a wiki earlier this year. I will take the discussion with them private. Maybe we can put together something meaningful.
 
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Killingbeans

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Picking up from @Robbo99999 , offering a guide to learn about the fundamentals, such as a knowledge base or wiki (to refer Newbies to) can be a useful addition to the site but testing and displaying the level of understanding is too anal. Accepted! Btw, this was also Amir's position when discussing directly with him. He knows his crowd :p

Having courses like that available would be awesome, but giving people "badges of honor" for completing them would encourage way too much d¤¤k swinging.

Not to mention that the communities who have it in for ASR would start shouting "elitisme!" non stop... and they wouldn't be totally wrong.
 

xaviescacs

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@xaviescacs and @Keened independently showed some interest in starting a wiki earlier this year. I will take the discussion with them private. Maybe we can put together something meaningful.
Indeed some time ago I wrote this post.

My only intention was to share my thoughts based on my experience on similar matters. That alongside with some selfish reasons such as practice english writing, feel happy about how much I know or squander some time.

In case you want to skip the post, which I recommend, the summary is the following: forums are useful to discuss but not that useful to build a knowledge base, namely, a place were you can go and look up something. Hence the eventual convenience to build a wiki or something of the sort, to fix somewhere the knowledge build here on countless pages.

Having said that, I don't have the time nor the knowledge of the subjects discussed here to help build that wiki. I do have experience in organizing teams using several tools combined to help them keep track of work and knowledge. I could help as a sort of consultant, but I guess there is a lot of people here with more experience and knowledge than me on these fields, so quite pointless.

By the way, where are we writing this? Isn't completely of topic here? :facepalm:;)
 
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Jim Taylor

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forums are useful to discuss but not that useful to build a knowledge base, namely, a place were you can go and look up something.

That does indeed seem to be the case. This forum has an Audio Reference Library, and a person can also search YouTube for "ASR" videos. All in all, quite informative and excellent sources.

Do newbies avail themselves of all that before posting or asking questions? It seems not. In fact, some posters seem highly resistant to using those sources at all.

Oh, well. :rolleyes: Jim
 

xaviescacs

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That does indeed seem to be the case. This forum has an Audio Reference Library, and a person can also search YouTube for "ASR" videos. All in all, quite informative and excellent sources.
The point here is the forum format. If you want to look up a concept and land at a forum discussion with 30 pages it can be a bit discouraging, because it's hard to be sure were the reliable information is, or if the original post has been ammended or not at some point... However, the obvious truth the reasinong holds in general terms, it may well be almost irrelevant in this case. Some careful investigation should be carried on to verify this point, something which I'm not going to do.

I imaine that the reasoning behind the forum format is to allow room for post writters to be asked questions to enhance learning possibilities from people with a wide degree of previous knowledge, which is very sensible indeed.
 
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pseudoid

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Misquoting Feynman, "you are trying not to fool yourself, but sometimes you are the easiest one to fool"
The above was your answer to #2 and your first word took me on a reading do-loop
MosquitoOnSkin.jpg

Why is one biting Feynman?:oops:
Duh!
 

Vacceo

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@amirm , even if your forum title is CFO, allow me to disregard it when I see it as Supreme Audio Hierophant sounds better to me. ;)
 
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