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Postby blinddrew » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:49 pm

Just wondering if a 'Mythbusting' thread, or series of threads, would be a useful addition to the forum? Perhaps within the Useful Information section?
The thought was prompted by another query about egg boxes but there are a number of regular queries that pop up where members could be pointed to an existing thread that gave a clear answer with a bit of technical background (maybe a bit of cultural background to explain where it started as well).

You could use it as a way to highlight the existence of the Useful Information section as well.

So a thread might look something like:
Mythbusting - Do studios actually use egg cartons?
Nope, egg cartons have no useful acoustic properties because etc etc etc
This myth started because etcetcetc
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:08 pm

Nice idea
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Wonks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:34 pm

Hugh Robjohns can't really walk on water.
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:41 pm

blinddrew wrote:Just wondering if a 'Mythbusting' thread, or series of threads, would be a useful addition to the forum? Perhaps within the Useful Information section?

I was thinking something similar after the thread about the null test video. There's a lot of information out there and on technical matters that aren't one's area of expertise it's often difficult or impossible (at least without expending significant time sifting through various sources) to tell the difference between good and bad.

Not that it's bad to do some research, sift various sources etc. but with many things I may have an interest in knowing a bit more but simply don't have the time required to read a book on the subject, or it turns out to be a bit of a rabbit hole.
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:45 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:There's a lot of information out there and on technical matters that aren't one's area of expertise it's often impossible to tell the difference between good and bad.

Think your quote applies to the whole of the t'Internet, Eddy! And it's only going to get worse as generations come to rely on Wikipedia as the de facto authority for everything.
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 pm

Wonks wrote:Hugh Robjohns can't really walk on water.

Not since i had the operation, anyway... :lol:
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:38 pm

blinddrew wrote:JYou could use it as a way to highlight the existence of the Useful Information section as well.

So you could put myth busting next to Useful Information and call it Useless Information. Knowing human nature people would probably look at Useless Information first!

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Re: Mythbusting

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:49 pm

Forum Admin wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:There's a lot of information out there and on technical matters that aren't one's area of expertise it's often impossible to tell the difference between good and bad.

Think your quote applies to the whole of the t'Internet, Eddy! And it's only going to get worse as generations come to rely on Wikipedia as the de facto authority for everything.

Hehe, true - but at least in this corner of the internet we can take advantage of having trustable sources with respect to the audio industry and related tech. Collecting said wisdom into a specific resource gets my vote :thumbup:
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Re: Mythbusting

Postby desmond » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:25 pm

We just need to turn's Hugh's SOS glossary into Hughepedia, and we'll all be sorted... ;)

Better go grab the domain name now... :headbang: :lol:
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