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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:08 am

This website forum is a rip off.
It's a scam.

Here in the ledger of their contract they use words that state this,
"For users who have posted in our Forum, we cannot remove individual posts from a topic as that would break the discussion thread."

Yet I received a message today that said a lot of my posts have been removed and deleted.

I give sound on sound 1 star out of 5 for forums.
It's not anymore professional than any other gear forum.
You can't get a degree from Sound on Sound,
you cannot become a certified specialist in audio through the forum,
but they treat the forum as a place that needs to contain limited information controlled by the moderators that require the forums to be for boring writers and people that never get to the point of the question.

There is too much philosophy and not enough direct question and answer responses.

If Microsoft support was as bad as Sound on Sound,
Microsoft would be the same as it was back in the 1990's.

This is a review of Sound on Sound forum.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Moroccomoose » Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:34 am

I really quite like it! Each to their own.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby IAA » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:06 am

This is a review of Sound on Sound forum.

What??? :headbang: :roll:
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Kwackman » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:19 am

Argiletonne wrote:This website forum is a rip off.
It's a scam.

Does anyone know how to reset the "Troll Alert" on a mac? :D
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby The Elf » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:39 am

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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby shufflebeat » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:43 am

Can there be too much Philosophy?

To be fair, the OP is correct to say one can't get a level 3 technical qualification by way of the forum. I would add that you don't sell food or advise on international trade although nuggets of personal experience from forum contributors have informed my own opinions in valuable ways for which I am hugely grateful.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby CS70 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:44 am

Argiletonne wrote:This website forum is a rip off.
It's a scam.

Hope the venting makes you feel better :D
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby shufflebeat » Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:45 am

CS70 wrote:
Argiletonne wrote:This website forum is a rip off.
It's a scam.

Hope the venting makes you feel better :D

That's gotta be worth a few quid in these un-Presidented times.

At least the entry fee.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Dave B » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:01 am

Clayton, I think that you are missing the point quite severely on several issues.

Firstly, you voluntarily signed up to the forum and its rules. Nobody twisted your arm - you chose to do it. There are rules about self-promotion, rules about courtesy and conduct, etc and the mods (who are all incredibly patient - they spend most of their time privately explaining to the one with the itchiest 'ban them' trigger finger why we should try and moderate with a soft touch) have enforced them quite reasonably for many years now.

You are only seeing one side of this forum - for those of us who live close enough for a cuppa and chat, we get to hear some of the horror stories of hackers, spammers, hatemongers .. nowhere on the internet is safe, but the mods work hard - without being paid - to keep the forums on an even keel.

If your posts have been removed, then it is probably because you have violated the rules. If you don't believe that you have done, or wish to get clarity on what can and can't be posted where, we have a feedback forum, a music lounge, you can PM individual mods directly and you can raise an issue with the moderation team by clicking on the (!) on any post. So it's not like you are arbitrarily facing a firing squad!

As to the idea that you need to offer a degree to be a respected source of information - that's just plain nonsense. These forums are provided - again free - by the magazine as a place to encourage and support musicians, engineers, producers, etc across the board and at all levels. As such, it has one of the most respected technical writers as its senior moderator / admin who goes out of his way to ensure that anything presented as fact is correct. And the rest of the mods are all experienced professionals and respected in their fields.

Why is this important? Because, we are now in a time when information - of any kind and of any level of accuracy - is freely available to be supplied by anyone. This means that there is a lot of opinion, half-truths and full on inaccuracies out there and anyone who genuinely wishes to do the job properly will make sure that the facts are straight. SOS is respected in the industry for being impartial and maintaining exceptionally high standards. The forum is an extension of that philosophy.

What is interesting here is the idea of asking a question and not getting a 'straight' response. If I asked you "how do I get to the Moon", you could give me a long response about thrust, rocket design, construction materials, escape velocities, distances, pressures, etc and it would all be correct. But sometimes, the answer is "You can't - go and work for Nasa". That may not be the answer you wanted but it is the best answer to you question. Just because someone asks a question that they imagine is valid, does not mean that the response is going to be what they want to hear.

Are there other forums where people give more answers? Yes - I can think of at least one, but I wouldn't be caught dead there for a variety of reasons.

Is this the correct forum for you? Possibly, possibly not? If it isn't, is that a problem? Do you need to post a strange rant?

Or would a better approach be to look at why you don't like it and either move on to somewhere that meets your needs or appreciate that others may have a different way of looking at things and try to understand that...
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Arpangel » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:13 am

shufflebeat wrote:Can there be too much Philosophy?

This persons posts should be taken with the degree of seriousness with which they were obviously intended.
He/she says there is very little of substance to this forum, I was wondering about the huge number of this persons postings in such a short time that seemed to be saying very little about anything.
Philosophy is everywhere and anywhere, it’s part of the air we breath, you can never have too much.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby blinddrew » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:58 am

Maybe this thread was just started to give us all the opportunity to examine our own motivations?
Quite generous in the circumstances.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:03 am

Dave, that was a very eloquent explanation of the values of SOS and the policies of the forums. Thank you!

However, Argiletonne has left the building. None of the moderators have the time to trawl through thirty posts a night removing all the incorrect, unhelpful, or irrelevant stuff that doesn't contribute constructively to answering the questions or discussions...

To demonstrate that the site is not a scam or rip off we have refunded his entrance fee in full... :beamup:
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby BJG145 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:38 am

Argiletonne wrote:There is too much philosophy

What a brilliant post. If the worst someone can say about a forum is that it's too philosophical, though, that ain't too bad. :D
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:28 pm

Dave B, your post was spot on; nicely put :thumbup:

To add a little context, after some posts were reported to the mod team by multiple forum members the OP was advised clearly via PM as to the issues with those posts.

He refused to engage in a sensible discussion about it and opted to dismiss that explanation out of hand with predictable results.
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Re: SOUND ON SOUND REVIEW

Postby shufflebeat » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:53 pm

Dave B wrote:So it's not like you are arbitrarily facing a firing squad!

To clarify, is this an option? (Asking for a friend).

A little amateur sleuthing would suggest this is not the first time the OP has faced Persecution by the Radical Left. [Fe26 alert]

Bless.
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