I have no personal axe to grind with ‘sevennilenni’. He can post as he wants, and I’ll ignore it if it’s not useful to me. If I ‘quoted’ him somewhere in my rants above, it wasn’t intentional. I’m ranting about the 'spirit of community, and collaboration. The rules in this case are vague, and interpretation of them is rather subjective.
I decided to chime in because I’ve just seen more self appointed moderators of late. Personally, I tend to ignore it, so I only chimed in to encourage the OP to ignore it as well if he finds it ‘offensive’, unless of course, it’s from an official Moderator.
Obviously some of these critics don’t have an interest in the content of the thread, so why post to it? If anything, it just ‘bumps it’ back to the top of the pool/cue. If people aren’t interested and posting to the thread, it makes its way lower and lower in the initial hit list by the hour, eventually fading into places so deep you’ll have to run a forum SEARCH to find it.
I’ve also gotten a number of PMs regarding ‘self moderating’ and accusations of ‘hijacking threads’, while also getting far more PMs saying, “That was cool! Now I see that I was asking the wrong (or not enough) question(s) for what I was trying to do. Tell me more about how that works for you? Got a screen shot of that? May I borrow a sample template/project?”
Thus my propensity to go ahead and post a lot of stuff (alternatives/work arounds/etc.) that seems to ‘some’ like ‘off topic junk’. There is a cognitive construct behind working with apps like these. Often times a simple change in work-flow, or trying a different tool, is easy and fruitful. Why try to force a square peg into a round hole when you have a round peg right in front of you? Well, some users don’t know they have that round peg avilable, and it’s why they come here.
So many things about DAW and Sequencing apps are inter-connected. Work-flow options are relative to the gear we connect, the styles of music, producers vs educators, pros vs hobbyists, target audience for finished projects, and more.
Someone might ask, “How do I force my DAW to oscillate a certain band in my EQ VST with an LFO generator?” “Technically”, Id be OFF-TOPIC to suggest in the same thread using a simple notch filter plugin, with the built in LFO instead. It’s still a ‘valid and ethical’ solution. It’s still relative to the task at hand, but ‘technically’ it’s ‘off topic’ since it’s not specifically answering the initial question of trying to force the DAW to automate/pump a given control. See how that works?
The critics in question don’t seem to understand that PEOPLE don’t always ‘think alike’, and that ideas or questions don’t always fit into categorical boxes that are arranged identically for all learners. Good collaboration processes don’t always fit in neat little boxes.
“Technically”, the OP of this thread had something that he specifically wanted to share with users of Cubase 10, so he posted it here. “Technically”, the post was just as much about Cubase 10, and Cubase 10 users, as it was about the CC121.
Now…do I agree that a sales pitch, with information on where it was purchased from, price, etc…would be better in a different place? Yes, I do…it irks me a little personally, but for whatever reasons, the forum doesn’t provide a thread for product reviews and vendor plugs of this nature. Also, I am not an official moderator. Steinberg gets to make the call on if they want the post ‘moved’ or ‘removed’. They have technologies to ‘move the post’, and follow up the action with well worded information that is less likely to alienate or insult the community member.
Not ME. I don’t have those tools…so I’ll choose to ignore some things (I can moderate and filter in my own mind), or to try my best to make a positive contribution to the thread.