I am posting this here as this is a AV forum for the most part. I, like a lot of you have really grown to be very fond of this place and its members and mods. Now lets set that aside as we all agree on it. I have been coming here for a few years and for basically this place taught me the difference between a worm on my computer and a worm on my fish hook. I can never, repay the knowledge I gained here, the friends I gained here, and the family I lost because I always come here. But I , like quite a few here want to see more of the old and less of the new. Unfortunatly that takes more moderation and some dont like it. We have some very astute members who use to frequent this place who seem to now only wander in and out. The fantastic perspective they brought was endeared by all and now, missed by all. I am not going to mention names but you know who you are. Nowadays, what I see are nothing more then, "My thang is bigger then your thang," threads. And i count my pitiful self in on that. We are so disaray with what the forums were created for that personally, Paul should send all of us to the time-out room. This forum is about products, not todays products, or this hours products, or this minutes products, but plain products. We, I, treat them like underwear. Today I love ya, tommorow screw ya. This is wrong. We have vendors now jumping through hoops to please members, I, here, and that is not what either are suppose to be doing. It is wrong, just plain frigging wrong. This has become a show for some, I, and new members I am sure feel they stand no chance asking their questions with the teaming up we are all guilty of. I love this place, but have actually done more harm then good. Who else can honestly look in the mirror and say the same, because if you cant, the mirror cracks. We need to get back to reporting on factual material on products for others, ditch the damn avatars and try our best, to actually help someone. And this is where moderation comes in. A heavy hand, is still a hand. I, will be the first to step up and say that professionalism should guide my posts and nothing else. Can you? And maybe, just maybe, some of those old time friends that helped us, might return.