...that we bring this place back to discussions about hi-fi, about showing the light to the young and new, that we bury this "chip on the shoulder" stuff that's been going on recently. Folk's, we're losing our credibility as a resource of all things audio---and video for that matter. I fear it's the reason some veterans have left, and it's a shame.
Let's rise above it, ignore it, nuture it, advise it; whatever we have to do to get back what we've somehow lost. I know many are on edge about the economy, I don't know if this is the primary source of our recent "anger issues" on this forum, but suspect it may be playing a role.
I ask you that we get back to audio. Expect the dumb questions. They are the same dumb questions you once asked. Cut the new folks a little slack and take on a mentoring role as senior audiophiles. Respect others opinions--I know this is a passionate hobby, with lots of strong beliefs about what works, and what doesn't; but try to deliver your message a little less violently if possible.
New folk's--no you're not off the hook either. Throw on your thickest skin and gleen what you can from the veterans. Don't take things personally, hang in there and I guarantee you'll be rewarded with not only knowledge, but some pretty nice relationships in return for your patience and perservearance.
Consider my thoughts. I'll go pour myself a hot mug of STFU, and hope for the best. I'd really like to stay.