I dont usually like starting threads. basically, i dont want to get blamed for adding another place for people to post dumb shit and add to the madness! but we've had several bulking threads started to ask specific questions (that have been answered 1000 times before but who cares). most of them have been derailed by people arguing pointlessly. this leads to cluttered pages of information mixed in with garbage. its hard to see the forest from the trees and a lot of people are having trouble synthesizing whats important.
my solution is to start this thread: a Q&A of sorts but there has to be some rules in order to keep this thread on track. in my mind there are three:
1) read the whole thread before posting a question in order to cut down on repeated questions
2) we have to come to an understanding of WHO should be answering the questions. my suggestion is to pick the more prominent members of the board that have shown they know whats up and hope that they agree to answer our questions.
3)leave it to the "experts" to disagree. if you ask a question and you disagree with the answer, dont argue for the sake of arguing. chances are, if you are given misinformation another one of the "experts" will disagree as well. if nobody does, its probably you that is wrong.
lets try and do something productive here!