Originally Posted by Ryan Gregory
I had the same assignment when I went to Fullsail lol
I have GIVEN the same assignment to my audio students!
Of course, I forbid
MY students from posting on GS or other forums, and if I caught them starting one of these crap threads, pretending they were real people with real money, clogging up the forums with their troll-bait, I would flunk them.
Everybody likes to spend imaginary money. Admit it's imaginary and let's have some fun. People with real
money to spend never seem to require this imaginary advice, however. Besides students on assignment
, there is another category
of person who likes to start these threads, insisting they have some improbably round number of dollars and I would go so far as to say there is something "wrong" about those people.
It goes beyond trolling. Last time, we had a guy who was caught red-handed
confusing his sock-puppet with his "OP" identity. He was arguing against himself with 2 fake identities in a fake thread about a fake situation. Never once
in the history of Gearslutz has someone gotten back to us with photos of his "new $100,000 studio",
much less scans of his bank statement or a link to his grandmother's obituary.
I say all
these threads are guilty
until proven innocent
. I am glad
to spend hours on GS offering my advice to people who ask for advice, but I hate
being taken for a sucker.
Even though my rant is the same amount of typing, I will refuse to offer my advice on "how to spend" the money in any such thread, unless somebody either demonstrates that the money actually exists, or they admit it is a theoretical exercise/school assignment.