Have we lost civility and respect on Audio forums?

I think we have.  I have seen many discussion on audio forums and how nasty they can become when you have people disagreeing. Seems like there are a lot more know it alls now. I been in 20 years and I can still learn.  But I also know I know quite a bit. Like cables can enhance the sound and higher end well designed gear can truly be ear candy special.  Is this just on audio forums or the internet period. 


@cleeds thanks for the suggestion.  I wasn’t referring to you in my response.  I don’t mind suggestions like yours. I was referring to @scottwheel. I see that no matter what gonnna pop up to argue a point that most clearly don’t accept. 

Speaking of flipping off people in traffic...

A good friend of mine is a NJ State Trooper, he's on Rt.80 in plain clothes and unmarked car.  Some young man (idiot) perceived that he had been cut off by my friend.  The young man started swerving violently in his lane acting as if he was going to smash into my friend while screaming out the window and flipping him off.

My friend motioned for him to pull over, with that the young man began throwing empty beer cans at the unmarked car.  Of course this ended very poorly for the young lad.

Ya never know who you're messing with.



@calvinj  exactly. Never owned one of these pieces of equipment but filled with certainty that they will make no difference. 

If you don't own it, or have not owned it and tried it, zip it. Your unverified opinions that it doesn't work fill these forums with garbage.

Thanks @scottwheel  ... and @cleeds  .. last week signed up for both of those. This forum is about to be removed from my watch list. 

I think all interests where subjectivity plays a role inflame tempers, as every criticism becomes personal since it questions one's judgment. Look for, for example, Body Building Contest arguments or David Hurwitz critiques or reviews of the classical works on YouTube. He often mentions the hate mail he receives.