Furthermore, I'd be happy to pay a subscription to head-fi

This is also post that was deleted from https://www.head-fi.org/

Obviously I'm just too risque for them!

(Or they are not entirely independent) .....

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Furthermore, I'd be happy to pay a subscription to head-fi because this forum is such a valuable resource to me in the context of what I spend on audio gear....
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I might be completely off course here because I am making the assumption that head-fi depends upon advertising revenues to fund it's servers, software, bandwidth and staffing costs etc.,

A subscription model would mitigate these pressures.

I am all for targeted advertising on a website such as this because I love new products ....

But it could possibly rein in some of the sanctimony exhibited by some manufacturers on this website.