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RodM, would it be possible to confine all Raspberry Pi threads to the
PC Audio section?.
More brand new Raspberry Pi posts in Digital just today... mostly newbies asking questions not knowing that they should post to PC Audio.
I say we dump PC Audio and Hi-Res, and put everything non-analog under Digital. That will stop the confusion. Or as someone already suggested, maybe rename Digital to the Plastic Media forum. That should cover CD & SACD but then the video guys might start posting about DVD and Blu-Ray but hey, it's all Plastic disc based right?
Or.... lets create a forum called Round Media. All that analog stuff can be dumped in there including vinyl, reel to reel tape, CD, SACD, DVD-A, DVD, Blu-Ray, Laser Disc - and hopefully no one will get confused and start posting about computer disk drives. But then where will the cassette and 8-track guys post? Heck, where will the DAC posts go?
Back to square 2: I suggest dumping everything and anything Digital into the Digital forum. That should cover everything that is not purely analog, right? Maybe?
Sometimes things are complicated. For example, the Digital forum specifically says it is for DACs and PC Audio says it is for music servers and computer based audio.
What if the Raspberry Pi post is about Allo or HiFiBerry DAC HATs as a player (and not a server.)
Must they go to the Digital forum because the question is about the DAC HAT, or must they go to PC Audio forum because the HATs can only be used with a Rapsberry Pi board?
That's typical of many questions and posts on this forum -- they cross the lines between more than one forum.
Me? I've got better things to do than naval-gaze how many angels can dance on the head of an audio pin. ;-)
'how many angels can dance on the head of an audio pin'
what is that number and do they fall off or fly away?
I can't tell you -- the Templar Knights have sworn me to secrecy.
wow! they got to you too?
then it's true, their reach is inestimable
Sure. Chris had emailed me about that issue in Digital or elsewhere. Just use the Alert link and let us know that the post should be moved to PC Audio.
Thanks Rod. Seeing Raspberry Pi related posts in General, Digital as well as Pc Audio.
There's lots of cross-over between Digital and PC Audio because they are both digital. It's usually a newbie posting Raspberry Pi questions in Digital but I agree, they -should be- in PC Audio.
I guess Digital should be relegated to old school "mechanical-digital" devices like CD/SACD players..... "spinners".
Where are you seeing them, that you think that they don't belong?
I've noticed people using Digital Drive, which was intended for physical disk drives for discussions about DIY player/streamers.
The problem is that digital music is not something that can be broken down into neat categories anymore. There are streamers that play/rip CDs and computers used for digital audio may have a disc drive that can play CDs. And don't even get started on where discussions about DACs belong. :-)
Personally I think AudioAsylum could merge Digital Drive (Digital) and Computer Audio Asylum (PC Audio) and eliminate any confusion.
Maybe he needs a forum called 'Plastic', like we have 'Vinyl'.
It's usually a newbie who posts a Raspberry Pi question in Digital and it grows into a full blown thread. Technically we know it is "Digital" but probably belongs in PC Audio.
There was talk last year about merging Digital and PC Audio because there's so much overlap but I guess there's enough demand to relegate Digital to old school plastic spinners.
I like your suggestion. They should rename it "Plastic Spinners" which will merge Digital and Hi-Res. But then inmates will start complaining that folks are posting about DACs.
Eliminate Hi-Res and eliminate PC Audio. Dump it all into Digital ;-)
I suppose if you want to maintain a physical media forum for digital that makes sense. But how about a combined digital forum called "Silicon Chips".
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