| | Let's all treat each other with a bit more kindness.
I'm troubled by the lack of respect for each other that has been exhibited on this whole site in general, but specifically by the fact that on this board we have lost and will continue to lose professional members whose contributions have been extremely generous, insightful, and invaluable to immature behaviour like this.
Look, it goes without saying that in our profession there are varying opinions on how best to accomplish our jobs. What works great for one person might be a complete taboo for another. And while free and limitless expression is one wonderful benefit of a forum like this, it also requires of us a discipline in kindness, empathy, and respect for our peers.
It was a terrible shame that this forum lost Tony Faulkner, arguably one of the greatest names in classical recording in the past half-century, to ignorant, rude and irresponsible belittling. While Tony is not the only pro on this forum, it would be ignorant to say that his loss has gone unnoticed. And while many may take the opinion that "if one cannot take the heat they should get out of the kitchen", let us remember that it is the diversity of opinion on a forum like this that encourages conversation, experimentation, and leads to new innovative ideas that allow our science to grow in new and exciting ways.
Next time someone says something you disagree with, or posts a clip you don't care for, try to write something that is honest but in a positive and constructive way. We are all working hard to advance our own craft, if this wasn't the case we all wouldn't be on this forum as often as we are. Let try to have respect and empathy for that.
Last edited by king2070lplaya; 14th February 2012 at 12:56 AM..