By banning him, you have proven his point.
I had a look back at some of these threads that you described as 'childish and purile' and quite honestly, I for one do not get it. To poke fun at someone and be less than polite about someone who spouts half-truths and pseudo science is, from what I can see, perfectly acceptable. You do it often - in fact, you've done it to me!
And you were right to do so!
I came late to the accoustics forum, for the simple reason that at first one person seemed to be the giver of all wisdom. Except that wisdom was, well, not very wise. The terminology and 'science' was just too bizzar to be taken seriously, so I just stayed away.
Then Eric came along and things heated up nicely!!! Here is the first time he got stuck in -
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Now, the discussion in that thread is not what interests me, but the fact that several people took part in that discussion that have since just gone away.
SOS is a commercial venture and the future of every magazine, TV programme, radio show and newspaper is the Internet. Getting the forum right is vital for the future success of SOS mag. Banning people who know what they are talking about and are prepared to call self-styled experts to task, does not strike me as furthering that future.
Accoustics is one field that SOS has been weak and that article that showed that you can solve your control room problems by holding the dog's duvet infront of the window was pinned to the notice board of a very famous London studio for a couple of weeks. So your forum needs every Eric you can get!
If this is to be an open forum for debate about all things audio, then fine, I'm in!
But if it is to be a cosy and closed group designed to protect the interests of a select few, then I shall pick up all my toys and put them back in the pram.
I leave the final words with Paul Woodlock, hardly the most provocative person on this forum, taken from that thread linked above:
Eric's intentions are no secret. His intentions are to keep the Internet free from misleading and incorrect acoustics info. He has the knowledge and experience to do this. Rather than question Eric, you should question the information from folks Eric is trying to correct
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