Is this forum becoming tired?

DaveBk & HH,  both your posts part summed it up for me.  I too miss peeps like George & his various aliases & the other folks mentioned & more.    I continue to enjoy a lot of the forum chat & banter,  but I do wonder how many times people ask the same old same old questions (where oh where is the search button)  & why people have to make their LAN's so complicated or on the other hand so substandard  .........   

My forum joining date was followed a year later by retirement & in retrospect I have to admit the forum's technical side became a sort of  withdrawal fix / work substitute (sad).  My Naim learning curve & the initial enthusiasm,  periodically reignited by my own & friends system changes & learning new & more about LAN & 'tinternet stuff,  it was all very stimulating.  But now with the new platform stuff arriving I'm feeling left behind & I've come to an impasse; why ?  I (we) have made the decision not to change/upgrade anything until we've made a house move,  that will be maybe next year, maybe longer.    So I guess at least for the time being I too have become part of the bored.    

Hungryhalibut posted:

I’m being deliberately really boring these days, and trying to minimise my postings to those things I have direct experience of. When I tried things that were more ‘fun’, it resulted in rather nasty personal attacks that I found rather upsetting. So boring it is. 

One deliberately boring person cannot make an entire forum tired or boring no matter how boring that person deliberately tries to be it would have to be a group effort so no need for the confession.  And I very much doubt that any genuine real attempt at 'fun' would result in any nasty personal attacks on this forum but if I'm wrong then that isn't very nice or acceptable but no doubt with moderation being as fair as it is on this forum then those nasty personal attackers were held to account.

 

Bob the Builder posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

I’m being deliberately really boring these days, and trying to minimise my postings to those things I have direct experience of. When I tried things that were more ‘fun’, it resulted in rather nasty personal attacks that I found rather upsetting. So boring it is. 

One deliberately boring person cannot make an entire forum tired or boring no matter how boring that person deliberately tries to be it would have to be a group effort so no need for the confession.  And I very much doubt that any genuine real attempt at 'fun' would result in any nasty personal attacks on this forum but if I'm wrong then that isn't very nice or acceptable but no doubt with moderation being as fair as it is on this forum then those nasty personal attackers were held to account.

 

The place would be less boring if members stood their ground and didn't run so often to the moderator to whine about personal attacks, causing topics to be closed and non UK members leave with a feeling that there are some untouchable princes among us.

 

Haim Ronen posted:
Bob the Builder posted:
Hungryhalibut posted:

I’m being deliberately really boring these days, and trying to minimise my postings to those things I have direct experience of. When I tried things that were more ‘fun’, it resulted in rather nasty personal attacks that I found rather upsetting. So boring it is. 

One deliberately boring person cannot make an entire forum tired or boring no matter how boring that person deliberately tries to be it would have to be a group effort so no need for the confession.  And I very much doubt that any genuine real attempt at 'fun' would result in any nasty personal attacks on this forum but if I'm wrong then that isn't very nice or acceptable but no doubt with moderation being as fair as it is on this forum then those nasty personal attackers were held to account.

 

The place would be less boring if members stood their ground and didn't run so often to the moderator to whine about personal attacks, causing topics to be closed and non UK members leave with a feeling that there are some untouchable princes among us.

 

Totally agree Haim my reference to the moderators was for those who feel they have been personally attacked and for whatever reason feel unable to stand their ground . I would also add that any intervention by moderators should be posted on the forum as transparency is the best policy IMO and that way we can all learn from any over stepping of forum boundaries andit might deter people if they are running to the moderators to 'tell teacher' from doing so.

 

In a couple of days I will have been here a year. Love the "WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO AND WHY MIGHT ANYONE BE INTERESTED?" thread! It is worth the price of admission alone for all the new music I have been exposed to. I never get bored reading about what others are playing and if interested then taking it out for a spin on TIDAL.

During the first few months I really appreciated the advise I received from members who responded to my newbie questions. Yes, I did learn to use the search function and did read through a lot of old threads and did gather some knowledge but direct interaction with members when you first get here worked best for me to get up and running.

At my age I don't see myself going through a lot of upgrades or experimenting with different configurations. My goal was to put together a nice little kit to enjoy in my retirement years (hope to get there in the near future) and feel that I can manage quite well with what I currently have. (the disclaimer of course, is I could change my mind) I still enjoy reading about what others are planing for the future and their reasoning behind the decisions as well as the reports from the different shows.

I mostly stay away from the political threads, or will make a single comment and then move on. Works for me and my sanity.

Like all social web sites there are a few who contribute quite a lot and the information is well received and appreciated.  Then there are a few who contribute a lot and it just doesn't work for the readers. Perhaps I am one of them since I mostly hang out in the "WAYLTAWMABI?" thread, "Song Track of the Day," Nice Photo" and What CD have you Just Purchased" threads.

All I know is I am new to NAIM, fairly new to the forum and do not think the place is tired. 

JMHO & YMMV

Bob the Builder posted:
Haim Ronen posted:

The place would be less boring if members stood their ground and didn't run so often to the moderator to whine about personal attacks, causing topics to be closed and non UK members leave with a feeling that there are some untouchable princes among us.

Totally agree Haim my reference to the moderators was for those who feel they have been personally attacked and for whatever reason feel unable to stand their ground . I would also add that any intervention by moderators should be posted on the forum as transparency is the best policy IMO and that way we can all learn from any over stepping of forum boundaries andit might deter people if they are running to the moderators to 'tell teacher' from doing so. 

Nice posts Haim and Bob.

A curious aspect of this thread with regard to moderation is that there was previously a policy that disallowed mention of former members. Apparently that policy is no longer in place.

As for the whiners that flag posts, used to be those threads were edited and continued. Too often now threads simply vanish with no explanation. The whiners win, the princes prevail, and there is less on the forum.

Funny as it may sound, I've often felt that statements made here with a "British accent" are better accepted than those with the American (perhaps more direct) vernacular.

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