Originally Posted by UrS4boy
The term "Tech Guru" is *NOT* added by the user. That has been added by somebody at AW and I presume that it has to do with the number of info posts that that person has posted.
...reminds me of the reason I left AudiForums...their convoluted rating/point system that they refused to remove from posts...Bye, bye!
Titles are a load of crap. I call doctors by their first names. If they asked to be called "doctor", I remind them that I don't work for them, THEY work for ME.
I do NOT want this title...having provided hundreds of correct answers to posters all over the world and posting numerous pictorial tutorials not available anywhere else does NOT earn me a title...no more than some OBVIOUSLY flawed AW system should title those who wear the badge. If that title were to be added to my name, I would leave AW just as quickly as I left AudiForums.
All I've ever expected is a little appreciation (a simple "thanks") from the posters I may have helped.
My point is that newcomers FALSELY believe that "titled" members are the top source of correct information.
I first joined AW to ask a few questions (after the mass exodus of '09), which unfortunately, for the most part, went unanswered or were answered incorrectly by some long time members, INCLUDING a couple of "Guru's". I stayed to start correcting bad info from these posters and to answer the numerous unanswered questions from other posters.
To this day, including today, there are still clueless "Guru's" providing incorrect info or no info at all....no need to name them...they know who they are or are too delusional to notice the mistake on their signature.
If AW is doing this "random" titling, I'd love to see the mathematically formula that titles fry cooks as master chefs.