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    Admin, if this post is not appropriate, then please delete it.

    The forum is called - HiFi Hangout. It's run by Andrew, also know as username ''Westie'' & ''Cartman'' Some of you will know him.

    S.

    https://hifihangout.freeforums.net/
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    What happened to, was it 'Audio Addicts', run by Ollie (Bigman80), and which I believe was owned by Andrew? Is this new place just a rehashed version of that? The layout looks identical

    I don't look much at other forums (simply don't have the time), so some 'history' is required here.

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    What happened to, was it 'Audio Addicts', run by Ollie (Bigman80), and which I believe was owned by Andrew? Is this new place just a rehashed version of that? The layout looks identical

    I don't look much at other forums (simply don't have the time), so some 'history' is required here.

    Marco.
    I think Ollie is still running Audio Addcits. I'm not entirely sure though, I left Audio Addicts a few months ago.

    Andrew started Hifi Hangout a few days ago. Only joined yesterday.

    S.
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    Ok, thanks for the clarification. Have Andrew and Ollie split up then?

    Good luck to Andrew in his new venture, but I'm afraid the reality is that there are already WAY too many forums and not enough folk to actively populate them, and so keep them going in the long term - and in that respect I mean like pfm, Wigwam and here, which have all been going for many, many years.

    Plus the folks there are, who are into hi-fi sufficiently enough to want to post on forums about it, are currently members of all the existing ones, subsequently diluting the potential audience even further!

    Anyway, as I said, good luck with it

    Marco.
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    Whilst it might be refreshing to have a forum dedicated solely to 'Hifi', free from threads on cars, coffee, watches, holiday snaps etc., to eschew posts on DIY and "bodges" is rather akin to throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Where is all the fun to be had with chopping and changing interconnects or tube rolling?

    We will have to see how the forum develops - but at the moment it looks quite dull and uninteresting.

    Barry (who never fell for all the Linn LP12 hype, and thinks the Linn Kans to be horrid little "squark boxes". )
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    Might take off as after the plague, if there is an after, money may be tight, so diy might take off again like olden times when men were men and sheep were afraid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ok, thanks for the clarification. Have Andrew and Ollie split up then?

    Good luck to Andrew in his new venture, but I'm afraid the reality is that there are already WAY too many forums and not enough folk to actively populate them and keep them going in the long term - and in that respect I mean like pfm, Wigwam and here, which have all been going for many, many years.

    Plus the folks that there are, who are into hi-fi sufficiently to want to post on forums about it, are currently members of all the existing ones, thus which dilutes the potential audience even further!

    Anyway, as I said, good luck with it

    Marco.

    I have no idea, Marco.

    Fully understood what you typed. Makes sense.

    S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Whilst it might be refreshing to have a forum dedicated solely to 'Hifi', free from threads on cars, coffee, watches, holiday snaps etc., to eschew posts on DIY and "bodges" is rather akin to throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Where is all the fun to be had with chopping and changing interconnects or tube rolling?

    We will have to see how the forum develops - but at the moment it looks quite dull and uninteresting.

    Barry (who never fell for all the Linn LP12 hype, and thinks the Linn Kans to be horrid little "squark boxes". )
    Yes,it's wording is to exclude , rather than include..... not a good foundation, like those contributing MUST meet a certain standard... not good at all, to see anyone excluded,
    Forums using those tactics, will just fade away.

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    Some people will accept the site at face value. Or simply don't join, and walk away.

    S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Dependant Resistor View Post
    Yes,it's wording is to exclude , rather than include..... not a good foundation, like those contributing MUST meet a certain standard... not good at all, to see anyone excluded,
    Forums using those tactics, will just fade away.
    Oh dear, and indeed so. I didn't even get as far as reading the site's 'official description'.... Why not just create a blog, and allow comments on topics from registered users? For me, that would be a much more viable concept.

    Marco.
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