Am I too big of a jerk,even for audiogon?


Let me explain. I have extremely high and very vague standards. I look down on everything, and I mean everything, never talking about specifics or my own point of reference. I’ve looked down not just on people and equipment but science and facts as well. They are far far beneath me.  It is all too much for me to explain, but I am sure you are all doing it wrong.  WRONG, with a bold, underlined and hooker-script WRONG font used here.

I start these crazy troll posts which are incredibly successful in nabbing a lot of the regulars in audiogon.

I should be very happy with myself, but sometimes I have to wonder if my level of jerk is too much for all of you too handle. I’m trying to blaze a path, but are you with me audiofools or not???
erik_squires
I don't think that description describes you Erik, and I am pretty sure that you were not in fact describing yourself. It does describe certain posters though.
jERiK, even though your name is close to spelling that out, you're being too hard on yourself. You do initiate thought provoking posts, as this one. Now, if you're being facetious here ..... where should we start?
Are you channeling someone else, perhaps?
Eric, say no to drugs  :)

Seriously, I think you were always very informative and very far from trolling - one of the very sane people here.
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Maybe that problem of being randomly signed in under someone elses name hasn't been totally, absolutely corrected...
Are you related to kenjit?
You are the biggest turkey on audio and kenjit stay away nobody will miss your posts.
Whats most impressive is the whackamolean (copyright) ease in which change your definitions to suit whatever conclusions you currently posit. These are skills normally seen at the highest levels of deceit e.g. lawyers, used car salesmen, congress, etc. I think your talents are better served elsewhere
@bdp24 
Be wary of statements attributable to;
" four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion" 
who remain unnamed, especially in the absence of hard evidence and when there are others willing to share their names who refute those claims. 
I find it difficult to put up with all the lies and misdirection that will be thrown around by all sides in the next two months, so I tend to look at what the candidates have actually done/accomplished rather than what they say....which I mostly don't believe.
Like I said about the other creature, if a narcissist had a pet narcissist it would be this clown.... brothers of a very defective mother?.
  ??? What did I miss???
Eric, say no to drugs :)
If you're talking to your drugs, chances are you've already said yes...
@mitch2 - Don't waste your time. These monkey-tards have skulls as thick-as-a-brick. Perfect prey for the MSM.
Be however you think you should be..
It's just a forum with guys who obsess over sound coming out of two boxes. 

Spend more time with the S/O.
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Erik, looks like some didn't get the joke.
Erik, looks like some didn't get the joke.


All I have to say for myself is that my post was honestly not political.  It has gone that way and that is a sign of the times instead of anything from me.

:D :D :D :D :D
@erik_squires I know exactly what you're saying, and I would say that the best approach to those you describe is the one taken by Professor Charles Kingsfield in the film, The Paper Chase. In short: ignore, ignore, ignore.
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Yes, it must be a sign of the times that what appeared to be an indirect reference to the Jerk was really a self-directed satire on sometimes acting like a jerk sets me off like a dog whistle.  
i don’t really care for you as you come across some one who thinks they know everything that there is to know.......

so when i see the title of the thread and the OP happens to be you, i just don’t open it and read it.

i know that a lot of members like you and your thoughts / advice.....just not me.

definitely not trying to start anything , but you did ask
To quote Sheri Oteri on SNL: "Just SETTLE! Settle down now!”
There are more than enough jerks around here to keep us all entertained.

Transparently referring to someone else. And a thread very close to this one (at least it was close when I read them both), was started by the individual in question.
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Wow, I guess I'm getting too old. I didn't see any political inferences in Erik's post, and for the record Erik, I like your posts!  
i don’t really care for you as you come across some one who thinks they know everything that there is to know.......

I'm nothing if not appreciative of my anti-fans.  They seem to remember more about what I post here than anyone else, including myself.  :D
Erik, I really think you are a very knowledgeable and a decent human being. What I find with you and myself included is that you get really testy when someone doesn’t appreciate your point of view. Case in point, I hate all Class D amplifiers and nothing will ever change my mind. Every time you posted about Class D and I disagreed, you went off on me in a bad way, even suggesting I never listened to the amp you were talking about when in fact I had. You are big on DYI audio and you seem to expect everyone to embrace it. You fail to realize that there a lot of us older guys who aren’t into that, can’t solder well (me) and would probably screw up a good piece of equipment by modding, etc.

In all honesty, I admire the person who can do that and pull it off, I am just not one of them. I have been teaching myself to not answer any posts that I know will go south fast and lead to bickering. You certainly do not irritate and infuriate me like millercarbon who thinks he is the end all of audiophiles and that he knows best about everything. He always seem to insinuate a political right wing agenda and never gets his posts removed yet I try to rebut him and I get my posts removed and still to this day do not know why.

Your post was very thought provoking and I hope you will stay. Your vast knowledge of circuits and such is a treasure trove and needed here, I say this to George as well. This has been a terrible year for all of us and it is natural to get under one another’s skin, we all just need to be more understanding.
Saw this recently in a Psychology review - 

"...the problem with taking ourselves too seriously: We choose to look good over learning new things. Fear makes our lives boring and repetitive."
@stereo5

+1

Case in point, I hate all Class D amplifiers and nothing will ever change my mind. Every time you posted about Class D and I disagreed, you went off on me in a bad way, even suggesting I never listened to the amp you were talking about when in fact I had. You are big on DYI audio and you seem to expect everyone to embrace it.

and I have mentioned this before in that not everyone is into the DIY thing....and you keep pushing and pushing it.

you remind me of the person at work that thinks they know everything and no matter how you tell them to just go with the flow of things, the person still doesnt get it and nobody wants to work with that person.     


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Yes you are a jerk!

You make little sense as usual.

You seem to be a want to be engineer type.
mitch, I posted before reading the whole thread and seeing your post. 👍
You are big on DYI audio and you seem to expect everyone to embrace it. You fail to realize that there a lot of us older guys who aren’t into that, can’t solder well (me) and would probably screw up a good piece of equipment by modding, etc.


I will always be a fan of DIY. I’m no more pushing it than others push tubes or horn speakers. Don’t like it, fine, but don’t be mad at me if I suggest it for a particular use case or if it comes up regularly from me. It’s not like it costs you money to ignore my suggestions. Often enough, if I suggest a DIY project in a thread 1 of 10 will think it’s a cool idea and try it.

I do not expect everyone to embrace DIY nor do I look down on those who do not. However, I think our hobby was built by modders and that the more people in the environment with first hand knowledge the better our hobby is. Otherwise we are too apt to accept snake oil salesmen and pitch men’s word for things.

I am not so much pro DIY as anti consumerism as the measure of an audiophile. Maybe I should be asking everyone else, why are you always pushing more shopping?  Why is a more expensive component or speaker necessarily better for me?


Case in point, I hate all Class D amplifiers and nothing will ever change my mind. Every time you posted about Class D and I disagreed, you went off on me in a bad way,


The usual slurry of anti-Class D diatribe I read comes from those completely unwilling to discuss their particular and specific circumstances. Statements like "I hate all class D" makes me wonder how it’s possible.

I’ve always encouraged those I disagree with to be specific. What system, what did they listen to and what are they comparing to. It’s impossible to disagree with experiences, but broad brush strokes against a technology are equally impossible to assess.

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stereo5, Now I'm not going either way here either, and don't want this to go into political match. Actually, recently dem Presidential candidate is on video referring to soldiers as "stupid b*$tards". True
Posting once a week should be enough for the average guy.
@isochronism , be careful........my post got deleted.  Big brother is watching....everywhere.
Yku need to be more covert, tho I don't see that you went against guidelines.
time is our ultimate resource

let's not waste it
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 No one should be going to war.
A DNA test would help sort things out
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I am humbled that you would bestow upon us mere peasants the grace of your wisdom erik. For one to be willing to communicate with those of us scrounging in the dark depths of the audiophile quagmire where all special knowledge is devoid is simply an act of greatness. All hail the wisdom of the erik. Let us accept him as our source of great knowledge and deliverance from our wretchedness. All hail erik, all hail erik!
@nonoise, perhaps the person making the misleading and mischaracterized accusation is assuming his voters, like himself, doesn't read.
nonoise, Yes, I realized he didn't mean it the way some would take it (or twist it) that's just Joe. You must admit, both candidates give interesting speeches unlike anyone before them. This world is getting extra-interesting!!