Loaner Program Requirements - Need Your Two Cents

Discussion in 'Loaner Programs' started by purr1n, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. purr1n

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    I'd like to propose a requirement that folks on the loaner program add their impressions, their two cents to the appropriate gear thread. Lots of product going out, but we need more people to post their impressions. Even if it's a paragraph or two.
     
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    I thought that already was a requirement.

    It's a good idea, regardless. More data points = better informed community.
     
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    Well, it's a reminder then. Should probably include a checklist for each piece of gear and have people sign their name on a sheet and mark off following:

    o inventory parts in
    o inventory parts out
    o write impressions
     
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    Yes please. I thought it was a requirement as well. I have seen a number of people write impressions, which is appreciated.
     
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    I think I threw this into our 1st pass at the guidelines, but eventually we voted against it.

    I'm glad to see it back.
     
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    I think we should require unboxing pics, video, and impressions.
     
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    This is a more involved and/or possibly crazy idea, but what if we had a button next to like/dislike to tag a post as an 'impression'. Would act as a filter upon search.

    I've always wondered why audio forums don't have this.
     
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    I would also like a stream of consciousness button if we do that. Among others...
     
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    Verbal/Mental Diarrhea/Big D Design wall of text button? :)
     
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    As someone newer to audio gear, I have the difficulty that I don't have enough experience to add impressions without contributing to noise. I did post some impressions in the Atticus thread, which was the first loaner I participated in, but even then I tried to speak with some reserve and I'm not sure it contributed to anything besides the post count of the thread. I do try to help the site in other ways with a little money and trying to be generous with my own gear. Just my two cents.
     
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    Impressions are just that, impressions. "This thing is crushing my skull" counts. Noise is saying things like "I'm scheduled to get serial #xxxxxx" or "I never heard this but I have an opinion about how it sounds anyways".

    I'm sure Picasso's first painting stunk. Well maybe that's a bad example...
     
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    WTF is that? At first I thought it was a snakeoily contact cleaner, but it kinda looks like a liquid replacement for the caps you put on unused inputs. Am I missing something here? I mean, if we're going that stupid, we might as well go all the way.
     
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    Yea almost every Loaner tour that's on HF requires impressions, and it's almost expected. I've seen only one that didn't ask for it... but impressions are vital as in Insured shipping for the cost of the Headphone.

    Video's are a bit much... and I've done them before and it's honestly a lot of work unless you half ass it. But a quick rough poorly shot un-boxing video might be nice just to confirm the condition of the headphone when you receive it.
     
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    @Mshenay It was a joke. The whole unboxing stuff is a complete waste of time. I was making fun of people that do it.

    Now, if something got fucked up, we should be mature enough to handle that in a civilized manner.
     
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    I'll have you know I like un-boxing pictures lol and thats a nice change... people like to f*** things up and play pass the blame on HF [some times]
     
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    Well, what have we learned about HF in the last week? :)
     
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