i did not read his blog with a fine toothed comb - was supportive of his efforts overall. He has a new hobby, and wants to write about - I can appreciate the effort around this fledgling hobby and His newfound opinions, some embryonic.From the perspective of someone who can amass such a substantial collection of knives in a few months, the Tanaka ironwood is probably indeed the starting point for friends with similar background.
As daveb says:
"First world problem...."
He could have easily posted his opinion without dragging screen shots into it. It pretty creepy the level people are now going to attack certain members. It's bad enough threads get consumed by it, but stalking someones social media is just weird. And again, just want to hammer home the post in question had very little to do with the actual OP. There was no new constructive dialog about the actual issue.I'm ok with Mods voicing an opinion of his own regarding the topic at hand. Mods are also members with opinions just like regular members.
But I would recommend that when a Mod voices a warning as a Mod, that there is a notification in the post that the message is being said in the role of being a Mod. That makes it more clear to members that certain threads are being moderated rather than being opinioned/opinionated.
[mod post]I understand your point. My post was just about how I think Mods should separate their opinions and their moderations in general practice.
Precisely! 100% with you on this one.I gotta tell ya... I was thinking about this topic last night and realized the gratification gained from scoring my first Raquin, Hazenberg, Kato, Shig, Hinoura etc...
The loop holes I had to go through for each of those knives just made it that much more special and that's something I have came to appreciate.
yep. And there are others who have more Raquins anyway ...Regarding Gan and the post you guys shouldn't have put here... perhaps it's just that some in the knife community prioritize certain makers, work hard to catch them when they're dropped. And perhaps most importantly, don't talk mess and sound like little brats when they can't get one.