Thanks for the greetings, Freako, but on the topic at hand, as eric once pointed out, you lack a certain perspective. You have not been told you will be banned if you displease SM in some unspecified manner. Stephen has not put his facts straight, he bought jj's fabrication because it got him off the hook of answering how he moderates this forum. "We will decide" is no more helpful than "do as you're told" when what you are told is at odds with the facts. He claims not to have even known exactly what it was he agreed to and yet he allowed jj's words to stand as his reply to eric's honest and straight forward questions. With that, it wouldn't surprise me if eric decided this is an unfriendly forum to anyone wishing to discuss audio and took his contributions elsewhere, which would be IMO a loss for this forum. You can see DL took Stephen's response as a "win" which means he now feels even more emboldened and protected. I think eric deserves a better answer than has been provided given he is under threat of unspecified whims. I don't think those answers should be placed behind a curtain of PM's and emails as I personally have a history of seeing such backdoor deals not being honored by all involved. When ethan broke such an agreement between myself, SM and winer, Stephen wouldn't even mention winer's name in my emails and PM's regarding the matter. That's not equal and fair moderation IMO. And DL is looking far too much like someone who agreed to deals and then quickly dishonored his word. Obviously, no one here is looking for a "baby sitter" but SM's hopes for this forum have not been proven realistic during the years I have been here. He doesn't understand why we continue to have these discussions. Has he never heard the old adage; if you continue to do (or not do) the same thing, you cannot expect different results? In reality SM is the only person who can stop these discussions from coming up. If not now, when?
The poor man is exhausted.
I have to say, if agreeing to something you do not understand is the extent of your stamina, we're in trouble here.
That said, I would appreciate a return to an audio discussion if you have some place to start that doesn't first throw out the preceeding months of discussion just because you don't want to hear it or because you prefer to continue trolling Synergistics. I'm sure "d'ethan" would love nothing more than a few more opportunities to slam Ted.