The forums seem the cleanest of late that they have been in a long time, maybe ever, and I find that refreshing. I get the impression the owners finally came to their senses and finally decided to crack down on abusers thereby making this a better place for more. Hopefully not too late and I also hope this becomes more of a trend in the world in general and not just here. Lots of abusers out there working hard at all levels these days. Some merely make excuses for others they relate to in some way but overall people expect law and order and those who violate that must be held accountable.
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Yes, AC has the various Mfg's circles which are dedicated to the Mfg and the [posters are mostly owners of such equipment or interested in owning. I believe the mfg is also the moderator of his/her circle. IOW AC system and layout is nothing like Audiogon
I'm not sure but they may be able to do that now. But then too, advertising a for sale product is against Agon rules. Besides that, they can offer it for sale on the Agon sales pages. This is the way that Agon makes their $$$. That is the business model. The forums are a freebie thrown out as a gathering place for potential buyers.
Then too, many of the new posters may not really be potential buyers of the gear that Agon was originally set up to sell for the profit margin needed.That being high end audiophile grade audio gear. They work on a percentage of the sales that go through Agon. IOW the commission on a $500 sale is much lower than on a $5000 sale. I have been here over 20 yrs and can see how there are many more $500 sales now than $5k. This was not always the case.
The last paragraph is based on my lifelong experience running a business and is only an observation. IOW a guess based on observation...Science. Before you jump on me for being a snob, I Don't have $5k to spend on a single piece either. But I learned to be a good shopper and climb the ladder a step at a time. it was my priority due to my love affair with music
@mapman Yes, so much better these days! Also starting to notice more new posters with valuable input, perhaps a kinder, gentler Audiogon will entice more to contribute. The round and round endless political crap belongs elsewhere, as well as the constant provocations! This is an audio forum, plenty of forums for political and psychologically affected individuals.
I also see lot more manufacturers input on Audiophilesyle forum, even white papers included over there. I get the sense people don't like long form posts here as this forum more of a generalist bent. Getting too far into the 'weeds' with the technical isn't much appreciated here.
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