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Old Today, 10:46 AM   #10851
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Something I have discovered on this forum is that people can have sufficient understanding of technical terms to hold a false opinion about them, but hopelessly insufficient knowledge to follow and accept a reasoned refutation of that opinion. Being unable to understand the counterargument, they then declare that their false opinion must be true because nobody has successfully convinced them otherwise (thus adding a logical error to their technical confusion).
That is soooo true and is my own recurring experience in this forum.
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Old Today, 12:07 PM   #10852
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That is soooo true and is my own recurring experience in this forum.
I just want to qualify that by saying I have experienced only a few people in DIY Audio who behave like this. And I should also add they have a strong, vested interest in their ideas in some way and will sometimes defend them to the point of being absurd. Amateurs don't tend to behave like this.
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Some amateurs do, but in my experience dogged persistence in holding a false technical view is a likely flag for commercial interest. What is unclear is why so many people with weak technical skills decide to make money from them, rather than choosing something else where their skills are greater.
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Some amateurs do, but in my experience dogged persistence in holding a false technical view is a likely flag for commercial interest. What is unclear is why so many people with weak technical skills decide to make money from them, rather than choosing something else where their skills are greater.
My own experience is somewhat more frustrating: long term amnesia regarding opinions errant. I might post a competent rebuttal to a mistaken or mis-attributed idea, seeming to clear the air of the malodorous whiff. Then, in a matter of days to months, the same poster(s) are trotting forth the same gassy fish, replete with bow, sparkles and a monkey on a squeezebox.

Maybe this is why this is the SNAKEOIL themed sub-forum. It is the persistence of the oleaginous residue that makes bunkum so darn vexing.

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Some amateurs do, but in my experience dogged persistence in holding a false technical view is a likely flag for commercial interest. What is unclear is why so many people with weak technical skills decide to make money from them, rather than choosing something else where their skills are greater.

Perhaps selling anything is a skill.
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Perhaps selling anything is a skill.
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