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SouthaK

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...is that through this forum you can reach the people who work for WHF. They actually read the forum. They reply! You reply and then they reply again! it's, like, interactive! It's a feature of this forum that I don't know if i've seen anywhere else - that the people who contribute to the magazine actually bother to engage with their readers (in the platonic rather than biblical sense) on a daily basis, and not because they have to, but because they want to. It's great, keep it up. SouthaK
 

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[quote user="SouthaK"]

It's a feature of this forum that I don't know if i've seen anywhere else - that the people who contribute to the magazine actually bother to engage with their readers [/quote]

Thank you for noticing! It's just a natural extension of what we do with the magazine(s), and at Shows - trying to help you all navigate the bewildering amount of choices out there.

When we've got the new-look website in a couple of months time, we should be even more helpful.
 

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...on a tangentially related subject, I work for McVitie's (United Biscuits actually) and I'd be interested to know how Hob Nobs ended up in your list of accessories!

Are there any McVitie's fans at WHF Towers?
 
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Time for a tea break methinks. I dont have any biscuits though. (Insert sad face here)
 

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No, I think the Hob Nobs obsession is what our web geeks call 'user generated content'.

ie one of you lot came up with it...

But of course if you were asking with a view to sending us several cases of Hob Nobs...
 

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No, I think the Hob Nobs obsession is what our web geeks call 'user generated content'.

ie one of you lot came up with it...
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Web 2.0 at its finest, I say.
 

John Duncan

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[quote user="SouthaK"]...on a tangentially related subject, I work for McVitie's (United Biscuits actually) and I'd be interested to know how Hob Nobs ended up in your list of accessories!

Are there any McVitie's fans at WHF Towers?[/quote]

There'd better be, or I'm cancelling my subscription.

But to answer your previous question, I find that all music sounds better with a packet of Hob Nobs (Milk Chocolate - accept no substitute). Doesn't everyone?
 

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[quote user="JohnDuncan"]I find that all music sounds better with a packet of Hob Nobs (Milk Chocolate - accept no substitute). Doesn't everyone?[/quote]

Unless, of course, you're listening on in-ear headphones, when all the crunching gets a bit too obvious. Even worse with noise-cancelling headphones...
 

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[quote user="SouthaK"]that the people who contribute to the magazine actually bother to engage with their readers [/quote] Yeb that is one of the reason I came and I stay in this forum! I read the mag from pre- Andy's era and to be able to have a chat with one of the most underated guru (Mr. E) in Hifi world is great.

Also most regular posters here are very forgiving! (I do generally xiss people off without any intention)
However what I dislike most is "I can't format my post!"
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[quote user="JohnDuncan"]I find that all music sounds better with a packet of Hob Nobs (Milk Chocolate - accept no substitute). Doesn't everyone?[/quote]

Unless, of course, you're listening on in-ear headphones, when all the crunching gets a bit too obvious. Even worse with noise-cancelling headphones...

[/quote]You are, of course, right. I feel that in this day and age, when one can carry one's entire music collection around with one, that the baked goods and sweetmeats market should be able to keep up with evolving Hob *** usage.

I wonder what the McVitie's R&D department have to say about this?
 

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[quote user="Andrew Everard"]
[quote user="Thaiman"]one of the most underated guru (Mr. E) in Hifi world is great.[/quote]

UNDERRATED???

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that is a Compliment sir.....keep cool!
 

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[quote user="JohnDuncan"][quote user="Thaiman"]However what I dislike most is "I can't format my post![/quote]

S'ok mate, I've got it covered. Come the revolution............[/quote]
Yeah finally got that sorted
 

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[quote user="laserman16"][quote user="JohnDuncan"][quote user="Thaiman"]However what I dislike most is "I can't format my post![/quote]

S'ok mate, I've got it covered. Come the revolution............[/quote]
Yeah finally got that sorted[/quote]
try this
 

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Brilliant quote from the web page that last post linked to:

I have an e-mail from a couple who started their relationship over a packet of milk chocolate HobNobs.

Is that Thaiman and Simon Lucas?!
 

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[quote user="SouthaK"]...on a tangentially related subject, I work for McVitie's (United Biscuits actually) and I'd be interested to know are there any McVitie's fans at WHF Towers?[/quote]

The team couldn't get through press-week without biscuits. Though personally i'm more interested in United Biscuits' savoury offerings - any free Twiglets going?
 

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Is that Thaiman and Simon Lucas?!

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I think my little joke scare him off! I have not see Simon post here for long while now....may be we should have Saxon cd player debate again
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It is very useful to be able to interact with those with loads of experience, it is the one thing that the other sites seem to forget, ans as such generate far less interest and use. This forum is always quite lively with some hifi geeks posting at 5am in the morning (and yes from the UK). Possibly been clubbing and then come in to have a go on the forum...or maybe just sat up all night listening to the beloved stereo.

It's also interesting to see other people in action, suggesting what they know best. I know for instance d_a_n1979 will always suggest B&W speakers and Arcam 9 or 10, Thaiman will always suggest what he happens to have that week (but has probably worked his way through all the major products at some point), dear Keith will always suggest that anyone who buys a cable is a fool, Clare will always passionately take the company line but is just as addicted to hifi as the rest of us, Andrew is the wise old owl and moderates well even having a bit of banter, Andy Clough has a similar system to mine and is very happy with it, some people are new and want a little advice on their first hifi purchases. I could go on...

The most important thing is to keep this lovely cottage industry going, without the small specialists the hifi market would be like every High Street in the UK, bland and boring.

My missus actually said to me that I buy kit that she's never heard of and why didn't I go with the big brand names. She is not alone as the vast majority of the population do this because they don't know any better, and in many cases are being shortchanged and ripped off.

My local High Street in Stoke Newington, N16 has just allowed a Tesco Express to open after having a whole area completely free from chain stores. Unfortunately this means the beginning of the end, and it's therefore vital that we continue with forums such as this to give a boost to those smaller companies that offer something a little different!
 

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