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Posted by rchecka 
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September 14, 2017 12:32PM
Good to have you here Slavic.

I think it's safe to say at one point I was one of the infamous trolls of Reddit vinyl of which you speak. Wasn't a fan of the likemindedness contest. I remember when Daft Punk came out with Random Access Memories. Those were the dark times of reddit vinyl. You couldn't go 5 minutes without some drone controlled by drones posting a picture of that album cover and then saying absolutely nothing other than "Looky what I got!"

At one point it became a walking, talking, living caricature of itself. Don't get me wrong there were still a lot of great collectors there making it worthy of sticking around, but eventually any topics or comments that were interesting and different were buried by catch phrases that were upvoted by downvoting teens. I invited a lot of the good people that I met there to this forum, thankfully some are still kicking it here.

But anyway, eventually I went out in a blaze of glory like the Cassini spacecraft will tonight. dropped the bomb

I got banned for saying something honest (honest, therefore mean, because the two are synonymous there) and I wrote up a little blog post about that strange social experiment.

Shortly after that I was unbanned and asked to contribute again by some fresh blood mods. Some of those guys were really cool people and they appreciated different opinions from time to time. But alas, it was never meant to be. I just can't be wasting my time there getting fired up over what amounts to nothing. Like for example seeing people bow down and worship "that album" that just came out for an entire year. Or when Christmas day rolls around, legions of teenage newbs with their brand new Crosley Cruiser and their Let It Be Mono pressing come in showing pics and the troll hordes all line up to piss on some kid's Christmas present. It's like, yeah, Crosley's suck, but can't you give them Christmas day to be excited and maybe wait til New Years to rain? But the anti circle jerk is just as strong as the circle jerk if not more strong and it's soul crushing to watch that.

Or when every 5 minutes someone would ask "Where can I get a 100 dollar awesome vinyls player?" It became as predictable as the guy getting pulled over by the cops going "Gee officer, I only drank 2 beers." Why is it always 2 beers? Why is it always spoon feed me my awesome 100 dollar awesome setup?

r/vinyl in a nutshell.



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September 15, 2017 07:52AM
Oh yes, I remember you rchecka, but I honestly don't mind your posts as I really like those who do go against the overall /r/vinyl hive-mind. There's a number of really good regulars that do try their best to help or post really interesting things.

And you're definitely spot-on with the massive circle-jerking around on /r/vinyl from different camps, like the aforementioned downvoting kids (calling them teens is a bit generous IMO), anti-circle-jerks (the pro-Crosley and pro-LP60 crusaders), insane number of crappy threads posting the same set of records that I don't care for (I'm sick and tired of seeing the usual dad rock and awful thrift-store dreck), people clearly not reading the side bar or guides on the Weekly Questions stickied thread, and a few certain individuals posting flagrantly bad advice.

In all honestly, I've done what I could to help the new comers and not to toot my own horn, but I received many thanks from people for my assistance, especially the guides I wrote. I would like to say that I've grown out of the subreddit and been advancing by going to other message boards that do post useful information and advice about record pressings and equipment. And you're right about getting fired up over some assholes/idiots on /r/vinyl that amounts to nothing as that subreddit is pretty much a lost cause to me. It's a waste of time and energy.
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September 15, 2017 09:56AM
So we don't get too far down the rabbit hole of r/vinyl bashing (the place is terrible enough), I'm going to link to my latest record post here:

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September 15, 2017 12:56PM
Yeah, I hear you LM, it's probably best not to beat a dead horse. beating dead horse I'll just end my 2 cents on the matter saying it's the forum you love to hate.

But yeah slavikcc, I agree completely on all that and thanks again for joining up here.thumbs up



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September 16, 2017 08:44AM
Yeah, at this point, I'm pretty much done talking about /r/vinyl so I will change the subject.

Anyways, I'm heading to the London, Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Berlin next week for a two week trip with my best buddy, so I hope to hit up a few record shops along the way while doing the standard touristy, sight-seeing stuff. On the other hand, I'm somewhat nervous due to the recent terrorist incidents...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2017 08:45AM by slavikcc.
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