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#420295 - 09/15/16 09:44 PM Who Killed This Website?
2x6spds Offline
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This site is important to Axiom. It presents an opportunity for those who have and love their Axiom speakers to discuss various audio topics with folks who have not yet decided to buy Axiom's wonderful audio products.

Over the years, a claque of opinionated, narrow minded people have made this site their own. They have established a permitted set of audio beliefs. Anyone who has posted about speaker wire, interconnects, power cords, tube amplifiers has been met with a chorus of jeers and catcalls. Whether or not they are correct in their opinions about cabling and tube amps, their hostile responses to people who posted differing opinions on these matters has succeeded in shutting down all open conversations. Clearly, there are many audio enthusiasts who believe cabling makes a difference to sound quality and those who believe that some tube amplifiers or preamps offer a special and desirable quality to music reproduction. Yet, anyone who presented a differing opinion was mocked.

So, the faithful have succeeded in chasing away all the heretics. They have shut down all interesting discussions about audio matters. This site is reduced to "What music did you listen to last night," and "Happy Birthday ..." Very sad.

The faithful who have chased away those who disagree have reduced this site to silence. This state of affairs is bad for Axiom. As you know, Axiom products are the target of internet snipers and trolls on other sites. This site could have been a forum where those who own and enjoy their Axioms could speak out for them. Instead, you who know who you are, those of you who know-it-all, and who brook no dissenting opinions from your beliefs as to what is settled audio science, have killed this site. You have not done Axiom any favors.

Shame on you.

Just thought I'd state the obvious.

How are you doing pmbuko?
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#420296 - 09/15/16 10:03 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
Gr8_White_North Offline
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Its ok 2X6 I had a bad day at the rock pile today too. But yeah, I hear ya. I tend to keep my opinion to myself rather than get flamed, and it was not always that way here. Cant talk vinyl since its garbage according to the authorities on here thankfully we have www.thevinylengine.com . Any criticism of Axiom creative or not is poo poo'd . It kinda feels like the whole HT thing is dying a slow and agonizing death. Maybe its just because its summer time and everyone is partaking in warm weather endeavor's. Sometimes I just feel like a kid that keeps getting new toys and gets bored with them in 5 minutes and wants another new toy smile. Good topic, but I suspect it will offend more than it will inspire.

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#420297 - 09/15/16 11:02 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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Peace on you Socketman. Good days coming at the rock pile. Music helps.

Yup, vinyl helps. Try Dean Martin, Dreams with Dean. One of the best LPs I have.

I check this site a few times a week, and it is dead. Once in a while, I, or someone will post something about tubes, or cables, or Lysenko and global warming, and it will arouse the chorus of the faithful, and the mocking and insults start, the conversation ends, and the Axiom forums once again descend into silence.


Edited by 2x6spds (09/15/16 11:08 PM)
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#420298 - 09/15/16 11:03 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
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I haven't been around in awhile as life is busy and I do have other hobbies such as brewing my own craft brew and enjoying my kids sports and other activities. Anyway, I used to frequent this site nightly for years and years, trying to help those asking various types of questions on Audio/Video topics. I still love my Axioms and my family and kids now older frequently have lots of friends over for movie night, pool, and fire around the pit.

I would call myself an Axiom faithful, and hopefully I am not one you call a heretic bully or one who mocks those who ask questions.

However, since I am the one that started the thread "What are you listening to tonight" which you mocked, and for the fact I'm in 3rd place for total posts behind Ken and Peter, which really means nothing to me other than I've spent a lot of time trying to help people, you seem to throwing me in your soup bowl of bullshit.
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#420299 - 09/15/16 11:09 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
2x6spds Offline
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Sir Quack, you are aces in my book. I was not talking about you for sure.
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#420300 - 09/15/16 11:42 PM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
Tico Offline
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Registered: 06/15/10
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Loc: Orlando, Florida
Originally Posted By 2x6spds
This site is reduced to "What music did you listen to last night," and "Happy Birthday ..."


I have to admit, this cracked me up because it's true. I visit the site about once every two to three weeks to catch up and the "What music" and "Happy Birthday" threads are definitely the ones with the most action.

Certainly has changed a lot since I first got my speakers in 2009/10.
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#420302 - 09/16/16 01:33 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5338
Loc: Marion, IA
Damn, it must have been me. I come here multiple times a day looking for something to talk about, and the best I've got was a Happy Birthday and my call out for what to look for at CEDIA (in an futile attempt to be helpful). Dang it. I must be the one!

By the way, has anyone else noticed that Axiom posted a TON of new videos in the last 2 days on YouTube? Maybe I should start a post about that.
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#420304 - 09/16/16 07:25 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Funny. Statistically, 2X6, I've noticed that the site slowed down around the same time you started frequenting again.

I guess it's all a matter of perspective, isn't it?

Get off your high horse. You have your opinions, others have theirs. If you want to tout Chevy on a forum that's frequented with Ford aficionados, don't blame the others when your opinions weren't loved.

Yet YOU continue to bring up the friction. Many who have come around in the last couple of years don't even know what you're talking about. And the ones that you had disagreements with don't even come around anymore. You're mumbling to yourself.

As Randy said, people are busy. FaceBook became much more popular over the years. Families and responsibilities grew for many.

Really, it's NOT all about you or your vendetta. You had your opinion on things, others disagreed. Get over it all ready. Very old news.
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#420305 - 09/16/16 08:09 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
EFalardeau Offline
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+1 with Mark
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#420306 - 09/16/16 08:29 AM Re: Who Killed This Website? [Re: 2x6spds]
Cohesion Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 284
Loc: Maple, Ontario, Canada
I think it is important to keep in mind that Axiom doesn’t make fancy speaker wire, interconnects, power cords, or tube amplifiers and this is above all an audio products manufacturer's site. Having said that, perhaps we could persuade Ian to create a specific forum for people to post their thoughts and beliefs on these topics. Then at least the rest of us would know exactly where to go whenever we need a really good laugh!

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