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    Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    It looks like MM has originated something like 40% of the last 10 threads. Is s/he for real? Is s/he a bot?

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Mike is real.

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    It looks like MM has originated something like 40% of the last 10 threads. Is s/he for real? Is s/he a bot?

    Mike! Help!
    Did you see the videos where I interview Mike? I posted them on this forum.

    That would be quite a feat if Mike was interviewed by a bot on video multiple times and didn't even know it.

    Also that's quite a feat for a bot to have a Luxman 595aSE listed for sale in the forum marketplace. LOL
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    I find it refreshing to have some new people here creating discussion threads.

    Is there a specific thread count that makes one a Bot, or did you confuse AS with Twitter?
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    yes MM, might have only started 40% of the last ten threads, but to his credit, he has replied to the other 60%, so 100%,

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    His "Are 'they' going to destroy audio?" has been nominated for Audiophile Melodramatic Thread Of The Year award by the forum Academy

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    AJ is the forum academy like the Academy Awards? Would he be eligible for an award like an Oscar? Think Mike would host the show at Suncoast? Maybe add to the FAE?


    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    His "Are 'they' going to destroy audio?" has been nominated for Audiophile Melodramatic Thread Of The Year award by the forum Academy
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    AJ is the forum academy like the Academy Awards? Would he be eligible for an award like an Oscar? Think Mike would host the show at Suncoast? Maybe add to the FAE?
    Who does he get to slap first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    AJ is the forum academy like the Academy Awards? Would he be eligible for an award like an Oscar? Think Mike would host the show at Suncoast? Maybe add to the FAE?
    Pump those brakes till Dec 31st Marty. You'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    His "Are 'they' going to destroy audio?" has been nominated for Audiophile Melodramatic Thread Of The Year award by the forum Academy
    I accept the nomination!

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Yes - he became a real person in a similar fashion as this - Pinocchio(1940) - Pinocchio Becomes A Real Boy - YouTube
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    I told my wife about this thread and she laughed pretty hard.

    She said "ya, some evil foreign government decided to program a bot that makes audio videos and to infiltrate an audio forum to make posts about....boring audio stuff. How silly." LOL

    It was a good laugh. Thanks Nicoff!

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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil A View Post
    Yes - he became a real person in a similar fashion as this - Pinocchio(1940) - Pinocchio Becomes A Real Boy - YouTube
    Crap! My secret it out!!
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Your welcome, we all just trying to be as ASR as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelsMinute View Post
    I told my wife about this thread and she laughed pretty hard.

    She said "ya, some evil foreign government decided to program a bot that makes audio videos and to infiltrate an audio forum to make posts about....boring audio stuff. How silly." LOL

    It was a good laugh. Thanks Marty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Your welcome, we all just trying to be as ASR as possible.
    Sorry Marty - meant to thank NICOFF for the laugh of the OP.
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Welcome removed, still being as ASR as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelsMinute View Post
    Sorry Marty - meant to thank NICOFF for the laugh of the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    still being as ASR as possible.
    Fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Your welcome, we all just trying to be as ASR as possible.
    Sorry I couldn't tell you more about the above forum Award, but I'll let you in on the secret prize. It's an audio wire connector.

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    Eminem might have really started something. Annual audio forum awards at the audio shows every year. Rotate the award presentation to a different show each year. Will need to create an academy executive committee.


    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Sorry I couldn't tell you more about the above forum Award, but I'll let you in the secret prize. It's an audio wire connector.
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Interesting how the subtle personal attacks come out wrapped like banter.
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    Good! I'd like to see more traffic in this forum.

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    Please Brian don’t be subtle, tell us what you really think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Interesting how the subtle personal attacks come out wrapped like banter.
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Not sure of the validity but I read something about a year ago that ASR had the highest engagement and activity of all audio forums combined. I wonder what their secret is?


    Quote Originally Posted by mulveling View Post
    Good! I'd like to see more traffic in this forum.
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Please Brian don’t be subtle, tell us what you really think.
    I just did, and it has been a trend lately here.
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    Doesn’t banter foster more forum activity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I just did, and it has been a trend lately here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Doesn’t banter foster more forum activity?
    It might but it should not include the underlying personal digs. Is that not obvious?
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    I stand behind my track record, no shame here. ASR 4 eva

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    It might but it should not include the underlying personal digs. Is that not obvious?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    I stand behind my track record, no shame here. ASR 4 eva
    We're equal opportunity offenders

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Will need to create an academy executive committee.
    I'll make sure to rig the voting so I'm on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Doesn’t banter foster more forum activity?
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    Re: Is MichaelsMinute for real??

    In all seriousness how do we as members change this? Is it just a sign of the times and the normalization of belligerency on the forums?

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    Sorry my idea, I am counting the ballots. AJ you can be secretary.

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    I'll make sure to rig the voting so I'm on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    In all seriousness how do we as members change this? Is it just a sign of the times and the normalization of belligerency on the forums?
    Well, for starters, those that don't agree with others can stop using references to "Wing Nuts" (= Right leaning mindset) and "Tin Foil Hats" (Conspiracy Theorist). If you go back and search on Tin Foil Hat you get about 6 hits and a few were locked 2 years ago. Read thru them and see who these terms were pointed at and then realize it all came true over the last few years. This issue is nothing new here but perpetuated by those who cannot or will not allow others to have a different point of view created from the information they have gathered without MSM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    In all seriousness how do we as members change this? Is it just a sign of the times and the normalization of belligerency on the forums?
    I do not have a definitive solution. My personal strategy is to add offenders to my "ignore" list and not engage them in their destructive discourse.
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    Sorry Brian forums create the ultimate anonymity and this problem is not corralled into a single party. Some peoples gonads tend to grow rather large sitting behind a screen.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    Well, for starters, those that don't agree with others can stop using references to "Wing Nuts" (= Right leaning mindset) and "Tin Foil Hats" (Conspiracy Theorist). If you go back and search on Tin Foil Hat you get about 6 hits and a few were locked 2 years ago. Read thru them and see who these terms were pointed at and then realize it all came true over the last few years. This issue is nothing new here but perpetuated by those who cannot or will not allow others to have a different point of view created from the information they have gathered without MSM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Is it just a sign of the times and the normalization of belligerency on the forums?
    Nah, audiophiles taking incredibly important things like touching their amplifiers, too seriously, has been around a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Sorry Brian forums create the ultimate anonymity and this problem is not corralled into a single party. Some peoples gonads tend to grow rather large sitting behind a screen.
    I will agree with that, but we had all thought there was more tolerance and maturity here at AS, but maybe not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowfax View Post
    I will agree with that, but we had all thought there was more tolerance and maturity here at AS, but maybe not.
    I always find it interesting when the people who cry for a cure are the ones who contributed to create the issue. (not aimed at you Brian)
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    Oh snap!!! No you didn’t.


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    I always find it interesting when the people who cry for a cure are the ones who contributed to create the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Oh snap!!! No you didn’t.
    Double snap back!
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    Eminem you remind me of that Blizzard that blew through the forums a few years ago. I weathered that storm. I gotta run out for more cigs and PBR, I’ll be back.



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    Double snap back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Is s/he for real? Is s/he a bot?
    On another forum I use, he would be described as a Troll. Never quite understood what this entails, but people raising deliberately provocative questions or opinions seem to get this tag
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    We're equal opportunity offenders
    AJ, not to derail the thread here but I clicked on the Soundfield Speakers link and I must say that your speakers look absolutely amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post
    On another forum I use, he would be described as a Troll. Never quite understood what this entails, but people raising deliberately provocative questions or opinions seem to get this tag
    I do find it entertaining when people who are easily triggered are victimized by topics on a forum that may have differing opinions. Such topics where people have different opinions on a forum full of opinions must be trolls they claim!! How dare someone talk about something with different opinions! (Maybe the easily triggered should stay off the internet). And let's be honest, who complains that someone is starting new topics to discuss on a forum? LOL

    I also find it entertaining that we can follow these same people across multiple audio forums (they use the same screen name) and see how they act and that they are generally consistently the official forum trouble makes despised by most on the forums (they seem to be the only ones who don't know it). Then they lecture us about civility.

    Did I come into this forum a little hot? Sure, I admit it. I LOVE and am PASSIONATE about audio and want to share that! But if that bothers you.....wow. Just wow.

    There seems to be two camps of people on these forums:

    - The small handful of posters that contribute no real topics other than to name call, purposely derail topics, and add meanness and basic 4th grade mentality to otherwise normal posts (and they do so across many forums);

    - The rest of the people who meaningfully contribute with posts on a variety of topics and can have differing options like adults that the above mentioned small group are not able to.

    Frankly, if you are that easily triggered that any post that lists how someone tracks their burin in process, or that they saw an interesting post that mimicked what a company was doing is considering trolling, then you really must have a hard time with even the most basic functions in a normal society.

    Once again we leave it to the same small group of people on this forum (as Here Here and others did on that other forum where the mod posted for people to ignore him for being a troll/trouble maker along with others on here) to turn this one into a personal attacks and name calling. And then they point to you as the problem if you dare to stand up to them being the Official Forum Jerk as true bullies always do.

    The good news is that as an adult I am not triggered by posts and I have learned to accept the mental illness people exhibit on these forums and just ignore it. How sad their lives must be to get joy from destroying a bunch of people trying to have fun talking about different opinions on something as mundane as audio.

    I have no ill-will towards any of them. And to dislike them would simply be a waste of energy rather than focusing on the positives of being an adult. The question is - will they keep wasting their energy continuing to act that way? I think we all know the answer to that. They simply can't help themselves. We should feel sorry for them.

    ETA: I've now blocked the official forum jerks so they can waste their energy posting nonsense all they want and I will never see it going forward and can instead focus on the positivity of the normal members of this forum. . $100 says they still relish in negativity and victimhood and post personal attacks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
    AJ, not to derail the thread here but I clicked on the Soundfield Speakers link and I must say that your speakers look absolutely amazing!
    Thanks. I'll have to supply enough beer to Marty at Flexpo where they sound half decent too.
    And now back to our regular programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Thanks. I'll have to supply enough beer to Marty at Flexpo where they sound half decent too.
    And now back to our regular programming.
    Well, that flew right over my head....

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    Well, that flew right over my head....
    Which part don't you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCS123 View Post
    Well, that flew right over my head....
    Marty aka nc42acc above is coming to FL Intl Expo show this year and promises a room visit. I exhibit there yearly. My backyard.

    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Marty aka nc42acc above is coming to FL Intl Expo show this year and promises a room visit. I exhibit there yearly. My backyard.

    cheers,

    AJ

    p.s. Detroit in Feb?? C'mon down!
    Yeah, that show and a visit to Suncoast Audio are on my wish-list. Not in the cards this winter, though...

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    Adding to ignore list helps take care of these kinds of 'public forum' problems.
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