mertayy wrote:Well done, though I wouldn't expect much from it. Giancarlo was banned from there for no apparent reason sometime ago...
Wow, I did not know that.
I wrote this in a thread a while ago, it sums up my love/hate for GS:
Gearslutz is a real love hate thing for me.
On one hand, if I am looking to buy a piece of hardware or software, it's a great opportunity to read many (sometimes dozens) of reviews and comparisons, often by people who are using them in "working" conditions (I avoid using the word professional because, for the most part, you never really know who you're dealing with). I find that searching Gearslutz is a great way to evaluate products.
On the other hand, actually reading threads there is enough to make you lose hope in humanity. Petty non-working has beens taking pot shots at prominent names; gear pimps using vitriol, sarcasm and snark to sell some products and assassinate others; daily threads about how sad it is that the entitlement hungry "industry" is "dying" because now Wesley Willis' former drummer cannot afford his private jet and coke habit; wildly impossible claims based on pseudoscience; rigged listening tests; name dropping at its worst; using an Emmy/grammy (in set design) to justify one's opinion on audio science; and at least 3 threads a day asking which preamp to use with an SM-7 on male rap vocals.
I posted there for the first time a couple of days ago in the 4KD PRO thread and was immediate attacked. After reading some threads over there I found the culture, which the mods have allowed to evolve, aggressive, none constructive and at times a bit odd.
I do not think it will change before admins and mods take actions to maintain or regain some discipline. I hope they read this.
What I find most bothering about it (other then the general impudence) is the hidden commercial agenda many of the posters seem to have. It's becoming more and more difficult to say which opinions are actually based on real experience.