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Old 13th April 2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Instrument Amp threads in Tubes/Valves

The tubes/valves index page

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/tubes-valves/

states, right at the top:

Tubes / Valves All about our sweet vacuum tubes Threads about Musical Instrument Amps of all kinds should be in the Instruments & Amps forum


Then, two lines down, in bold typeface

Audio tubes for any amplifier: from high end home audio to classic guitar amps.

Perhaps this is causing confusion, and a degree of avoidable shifting of threads started in tubes/valves?

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Old 14th April 2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Good catch! We're looking into it. Thanks.
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Old 14th April 2012, 10:53 PM   #3
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Where is he seeing that second line? I don't see it all here in firefox on any machine I use - of course I configure them all the same.

If some people see that line then it might explain at least some of the confusion..

Is that actually a vendor ad? (I don't see any ads since I both contribute to the forum and block them.)
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Old 14th April 2012, 11:24 PM   #4
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Hi Kevin,

The attached pic is part of a screenshot of what I see looking at the Tubes / Valves index page.

Firefox 4, Ad-block plus, Ghostery and NoScript.

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Ah ha! That looks like part of the Tube Store Advert, not a forum banner. Thanks.
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Hi Kevin,

The attached pic is part of a screenshot of what I see looking at the Tubes / Valves index page.

Firefox 4, Ad-block plus, Ghostery and NoScript.

Yes, that is an advertisement (banner) for one of our sponsors, not an official forum statement. I hadn't considered that members might find the advertising confusing. The banner actually is a link to the respective advertiser.
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Old 15th April 2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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My mistake, though by the look of it I'm not alone.

Without actually counting them, it does seem that the shifts are mostly from Tubes/Valves to Instruments & Amps, rather than vice-versa.
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I seriously doubt the guitar amp posts up in the tubes section are there from confusion. I suspect someone not familiar with this board arrives, sees "tube amps" and looks no further.

How many times have I been in a thread about some product and a new person pops in with "where can I get a schematic for that?" And the answer is "back on page one of this thread, post #7." Many people don't look once they see anything relating to their situation.
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My mistake, though by the look of it I'm not alone.

Without actually counting them, it does seem that the shifts are mostly from Tubes/Valves to Instruments & Amps, rather than vice-versa.
Always IME, since I am one of the mods most likely to do the "shift"
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I seriously doubt the guitar amp posts up in the tubes section are there from confusion. I suspect someone not familiar with this board arrives, sees "tube amps" and looks no further.

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Enzo, I think you've pretty much nailed it. Early on there was some confusion and the occasional deliberate post.
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