I'm here for the sharing, not the snobery

Just a quick note.  Things around here on Audiogon have been interesting over the past couple of weeks as I've watched a number of trolls shift the tenor of the discussions.

I wanted to say that I fully support information sharing, doing things ourselves, experimentation and ways to broaden who is among us.

The idea that you are or are not an audiophile based on what you have spent, or what exclusive line of products you have purchased is not one I want to support.  We should find ways to share, not exclude our passion and grow our dwindling numbers.

Building kits and systems with the younger generation is a fantastic way of getting them into STEM as well as into audio, not to mention builds light years worth of knowledge in very little time.  As I've said before, our hobby was built by experimenters, tinkerers and lovers of music much more so than by lovers of spending.

I'll support inclusive, fact based discussions and those who are intellectually curious every time I can.
I’m all for rational inclusivity. But many people in this hobby have an unfortunate tendency to engage in audio jihad when confronted with something that challenges what they believe to be true in their personal audio belief conjoint.

Take speaker cables, for example. If I had just 1/100 of a penny for every word written about the sound (or not) of speaker cables, I would be the planet’s wealthiest human! 🤑🤑🤑

An experiment I’d love to see someone conduct is to measure the inductance, capacitance, and resistance of a specific length of a highly regarded good sounding speaker cable. Next, I’d construct a speaker cable of the same length, using different materials with identical measures of inductance, capacitance,and resistance.

Then I’d turn these samples over to the audiophile press to compare against each other.

I posit there would be no discernible difference in sound quality between the two cables.

I personally believe that there can be audible differences, but I believe this is because an important application of inductors in active circuits is that they tend to block high-frequency signals while letting lower-frequency oscillations pass. Note that this is the opposite function of capacitors. Combining the two components in a circuit can selectively filter or generate oscillations of almost any desired frequency.

Ergo, I posit I could measure and duplicate the sound of any speaker cable or interconnect currently being marketed as a good sounding wire.

I do wonder why no one has done this? 😳😳😳
I've watched a number of trolls shift the tenor of the discussions

Why don't you say what you really mean?

You don't like the contributors, or you don't approve of the opinions/information?

Are you saying anyone who follows their field of interest is a troll? Then I'd suggest it can be used for everyone.

Surely anything that introduces new ideas and broadens the mind is a good thing. Seems a bit closed shop.

Aaaaaaaaamen!!!I entered this forum to get advice and insights from those more knowledgeable. I found rather quickly it turns into insults, political comments, and name calling. Other forums are less like this and I now frequent them more often for advice or to answer a question. Sadly this forum, at times, becomes a megaphone of cacophony. 
Thanks Eric 
For me, one of the big benefits from reading the discussions, is when people share their first hand experiences with gear. Be that a component or a tweak. Something they tried, how they felt it worked for them and if it was worth the effort, or $$$'s to acquire it.

And I agree, there has been much in the way of opinions by contributors who have never tried tweaks or listened to the gear in question. And there are a lot of strong opinions being expressed based on a belief of what they think it should do. 

Couldn't care less how much, or how little something costs. I do care what someone who has tried it thinks about it, and the context in which it was being used.

And there is not much in the way of new ideas being introduced here. How many times have you read the question "Has anyone tried doing A to B? I think, if you do A to B, then C may be a possibility?" But I suspect that is more of a DIY thing. 

More often than not, there is a strong negative backlash to any approach or tweak that someone has tried. They feel this works for them and they explain what they hear. Then there are the responses. From people who have not tried it, but they know, in no uncertain terms, that its not possible.  When asked if they have tried it, some variant of "I don't need to taste dog crap to know it tastes like crap" response generally pops up. Which is the opposite of being open minded. And this, there has been a lot more of lately.

Right on Erik. Well said. Just ignore the trolls. If you read their comments they become easy to identify . After that you can now enjoy the benefits of the majority of people that support this forum. 

This has always been a good resource for me and I appreciate the contributions from many knowledgeable people.