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  1. #1
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Something to tell us? Suggestions on how we may improve the site? Ideas for threads?

    Let us know here!
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    Dear Moderator (Hi Rob)- I opened a topic in Musical Compositions called Recordings To Die For. It's had only a few looks and absolutely no replies. So, I start to think . . wa's up with that? Then it occurred to me that there is no such as a recording to die for. So, how's about softening the title to Desert Island Discs. And remove my explanation, too, please. Add something of your own if you would like. Maybe that won't be so intimidating. Thanks. Jim
    Hear your music, not your speakers

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    Hi Jim

    I'll nip in as Rob isn't on line yet. I'm sure he'll give his own thoughts when he arrives.

    We can change the title if you wish (I like 'Desert island discs') but I don't think that's the problem because the thread was called 'Albums to die for', or whatever, on Hi-fi Corner, and it took off big time.

    No, the problem I think is that unlike on Hi-fi Corner you haven't gone on to qualify the title by naming what your 'Recordings to die for' are. On HFC you named some interesting albums and described them in such a way that it stimulated interest in people to reply. You haven't done that this time that's why the thread has died.

    The solution? Get writing what your desert island discs, or whatever you want to call them, are and hopefully the rush will follow!

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

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    I'm Rob.

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    I agree with Marco.

    I can change the title no problem and I'll add my faves, hopefully others will follow.
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    Evolution: One man's preposterous and non-sensical hypothesis based on the death of his daughter, now sadly taught as fact. Evidence to the contrary.

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    Oops, missed this section.

    I kind of made a small suggestion here:

    http://www.theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?t=340

    Cheers,
    Mike.
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    Hi Guys,

    cool to ask for feedback - constructive hopefully but here goes....

    I like your site but there seems to be way too many rooms for the casual reader - add in the names being a little "creative" and thus mildly counter intuitive it makes it hard work to be here - not I am presuming your intention

    anyway I have persevered and am starting to get the hang of things but to be frank until the site grows in number of posters its a bit too thinly spread I suspect

    rgds
    darren

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    Hi Darren,

    Thanks for your feedback. I take your point, but the reason the rooms are laid out the way they are is to divide discussions into separate categories for ease of reference later.

    This means, for example, that if you read a discussion about a certain moving coil cartridge six weeks ago and want to find it again to seek some further information then you simply go to 'Analogue Art' where it will be archived for your reference and easily found, rather than it being lumped together with everything else in a general hi-fi discussion area and lost amongst a multitude of other discussions. Every room on the forum is also actively used on a regular basis, which shows that the procedure is successful.

    Also, although the titles of the rooms are indeed worded in a "creative" way, there is we think a pretty clear and accurate description underneath in 'plain English' of what types of discussion should be posted there. It's just a matter of reading the room description and seeing whether your thread topic applies to the theme of that room or is best posted somewhere else. It's a little different from other forums but I'm sure you'll soon get used to it

    AOS is different from some other audio forums because we're not just simply a 'hi-fi and music chat room' but also a resource for useful information, some of it quite technical. There is a massive amount of experience and information here on hand for people to tap into, and we want our members to be able to access it at any time as quickly and as easily as possible, hence why we're currently compiling an 'AOS library'.

    If you have any other suggestions then please let us know. We will always listen to the needs of our members

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrenw View Post
    Hi Guys,

    cool to ask for feedback - constructive hopefully but here goes....

    I like your site but there seems to be way too many rooms for the casual reader - add in the names being a little "creative" and thus mildly counter intuitive it makes it hard work to be here - not I am presuming your intention

    anyway I have persevered and am starting to get the hang of things but to be frank until the site grows in number of posters its a bit too thinly spread I suspect

    rgds
    darren

    Hi Darren

    Have a look at AudioKarma for an example of veryyyyyyyyyy complicated and massive. Its like going for a row in the Atlantic, when you have been only used to a small boating lake.

    Compared to other forums that have been around for years we are small but growing. AOS isn't for everyone but we both cherish and want to encourage all the members both new and old. AOS is an Oasis compared to the storm swept shores of many other places

    Thanks for the feedback.



    Regards D S D L
    Regards Neil

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    Hi Marco and DSDL,

    Thanks for the explination - I suspected it would be by design rather than oversight but wondered if it is putting off users - you say you want to grow the membership and I was simply offering my experience as a casual user of the site - if your target audience is dedicated users who are looking at it as a resource and thus willing to "learn" their way around then perhaps you are right to keep it as it is.

    BTW I wasn't suggesting you only had one room but rather you reduced and categorised into areas that were more frequently used.

    I think it will put off some users but you seem to believe it is part of what defines the AOS forum so no worries

    I find it distracting and difficult to find my way around so will either get the hang of it or drift back to PFM, Wigwam WAD etc.

    thought it was worth a mention but it seems you have fairly fixed views of how this place should look so no worries

    final point (for me) is the LOGO is quite big which I suspect also contributes to difficulty in navigating round the site (for me at least) - perhaps its just me though....

    rgds
    darren

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    A couple of things that might help understand how many of us use the site...

    - Clicking the logo takes you back to the front page, though I know what you mean about the size - especially when I'm surfing the forum on my mobile!

    - A lot of us use the 'New Posts' link at the top, under the banner... this brings up a list of all threads updated since your last visit, ordered by when it was updated.

    Hope this helps
    Nick
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