There are times when I wake up in the morning to check up on SBAF, and I am horrified that the nature of the posts has become like HF. Let's make an attempt for the rest of August to maintain a higher s/n ratio. I have some thoughts: Avoid HF'ish banter: Lite arguments for the sake of "discussion", the current location (Wyoming) of your package from Schiit, offering super helpful hints of how to clean a CD, in a vinyl thread, etc. You guys know what I mean. Don't hit the post button. After you type up your post, ask yourself if the post contributes to the thread in any meaningful way. I don't hit the post button for 30% of posts that I start on - that is I trash 30% my of posts, or consolidate them (see next item). Avoid one liners - unless they are in reply to a specific question or are necessary in the situation. Attempt to consolidate your posts. Instead of posting a sucessive stream of one liners within a several minute span, go back and append your starting post with your growing list of thoughts. People who contribute actual content have the right to post more noise. At least they have a s/n ratio > 0.1. Ask yourself: what's my s/n ratio? OMG! I mostly post noise. Yup. Avoid rehashing of same ol' sme ol' shit - especially on topics where it's mostly talking out of your ass, e.g. how digital signals reflect off of quantum singularities, blind tests (when you've never conducted one in your life), etc. Avoid correcting people on minor technicalities when it's clear what they mean. PM them instead. Avoid random thoughts - if even they are random audio related thoughts. Keep on topic. Write that random thought on a list where you can later organize a crtiical mass of random thoughts to make a meaningful post. Get back on-topic. Anyone who goes off-topic has a responsibility to bring the tangent back to the circle, the faster this is done, the better. It depends upon how skillful you are at weaving a seemingly unrelated topic or amusing story into the thread. Avoid quoting what Mike Moffat said from HF. We read HF too. Besides, he's going to throw a lot of shit to misdirect you. Or prove that what he said before was wrong because he likes challenges. Generally in these situations, don't post unless you actually know what the f*** is going on, like you've actually been to Mike Moffat's or Rob Watt's house. The idea is here is not do the "quote from the Bible" thing. It's annoying as hell. Avoid piling on to noise. Just ignore it. Unless you are a moderator, piling on to noise is more noise. P.S. Post stupid shit in your Profile Posts (local SBAF Twitter like space).