Accusing MF of "total bloviation" about that Furutech subject IS insulting, and I dont need a lesson on how to communicate professionally. Buddha and Divider DO.
I did not say that you needed a lesson in how to communicate professionally. What I'm trying to say is that the nature of these forums is casual, energetic, and often times controversial. Bhudda is one of the most respected members of this forum, recognized for his consistent insight on all things audio and life and his dry dry dry sarcasm. His posts and the questions he raises, just like this one, have always been an EXCELLENT contribution to our forums. I can say the same for SelfDivider.
If you want the facts, look in the monthly Stereophile book. If you want a bunch of loonies who are funny, intelligent, and most of all, look forward to better understanding the hobby, then you're in the right place. Judging by your enthusiasm for the magazine and its writings, you can be a great member as well. This forum can be whatever you want it to be as long as you have arrive with an open mind and a sense of humor.
There was no real questioning
SelfDivider asked MF a question:
So I started to read the Miles Davis "Kind of Blue" megabox review with keen interest, because I wanted to know if the included LP was good enough of a justification for me to splurge on the box. But, surprise, no mention of how the vinyl sounded at all!!! (Or did I just read the review too quickly?) Just that it's blue & gimmicky, which is an obvious point! Can we get a considered, non-snarky comment on the LP, too, please, since it's a big part of the box that's under review? Thanks.
Again within the spirit of the norms and attitudes of this forum. No ill-will, simply expressing a question and an honest criticism. MF followed up with a great and informative reply.
As I said before, Bhudda is a well-respected member of these forums, and his existence here definitely pre-dates mine (I started working at Stereophile last summer). As you can tell by his number of posts and his year registered, he is a serious forum member. Its an fortunate that MF has reduced him to:
whatever his name is here
Bhudda did not start the conversation off politely, but if you've read almost any other post by him, you know to take it with a grain of salt and appreciate that there's still some humor in this hobby. Likewise, MF could have been more professional his response as well. BillB and MrLowry both explain it better than me:
The hostile over-reaction and the ad hominem attack really puts me off whatever else MF has to say here. Buddha knows some audio stuff too, so he's no "doofus". MF, you should have addressed this without shouting and insulting.
MF response was completely out of line. Buddha is a member in good standing and he deserved, at the very least a more respectful reply. MF isn't around the forums enough to know who "the regulars" are (unless he reads them and never posts) or what contributions they have made to the community.
Welcome to the forums. I hope you explore other posts and better get to know our community of members.
Stereophile Editorial Intern