spanishbuddha Of course there's a limit to how often you can keep the same old subjects fresh, without going off topic or straying into realm of Yuja Wang dress sense or Covid or US politics, etc, which this forum caters for as well.
Sir, we don’t ‘cater’ to Yuja talk round here, but we don’t discourage it either!
That place is now much quieter, or as you imply, ‘the noise-makers are no longer there’, but is that wise, to be so polite, nice, and quiet?
Last I checked, the “real” world is very loud and convoluted, and one either learns to navigate through the so-called noise, develops a thicker skin, or dies a slow and painful death.
Don’t you see, it’s the noise that usually brings out the best/worst in us (ironically enough); because it forces us to speak a little louder, a little clearer, a little darker, and this can have a cathartic effect that sometimes can be transformational!
Also, this notion that a ‘form’ should serve as some form of encyclopedia for users to tap into is overly simplistic, static, and outdated in the same way an actual, literal encyclopedia is, for you see, learning is not about repeating/memorizing through brute and polite repetition, but rather about constantly adapting to our surrounding environment; which, unlike a static encyclopedia, is always evolving and changing. Today, ‘the long cable’ might do the trick, but not necessarily tomorrow, and if you need a forum to tell you that, then, you have a problem, Houston!
This place right here caters to that, thinking outside the box, and no, it doesn’t always end well, “screw you”, said one, but it forces you to step out of your memorized comfort zone, and that is way more valuable than “learning” about which cable suits you best, “the long or the short”; because the shlong (short and long) of it is that people can effing google that; and if that google search leads here, then, sir, consider yourself lucky because you’re in for a bumpy, noisy, counterintuitive, dark and smelly ride; but if you make it to ‘the other side’ of the proverbial tunnel you will be the better for it, and trust me, the next time you join us for a ride, you, sir, will kick some ass!