this is a complete shot in the dark but some of us might forget that this forum is the offshoot of the Guide portion of hifiguides.com: a curated selection of affordable audio products hand chosen by Z and DMS. awesome conecpt
backstory: i used to rely heavily on Zeos’ subreddit “z guides” where he had products laid out very nicely and included hand written comments / prices for each entry. community feedback helped a lot with those guides and sometimes real gems (such as sales, deals, mods or advice) was often found in the comments below. unfortunately now however, there are tumbleweeds through those old zguide reddit pages. still being visited often, i’m sure, but any newcomer will be quickly swayed by the outdated nature of most of the recommendations…
the other day i thought, “i am looking for a ~$200 subwoofer let me check out hifiguides” and to my disappointment the selection on that page is abysmal. where is monoprice stuff? no bicf12? and then i ventured to other parts of the guide, such as open back headphones etc, and there is not much to be found.
this is all coming from someone who is passionate about the budget audiophile community, hifi guides is seriously on a rise, if you haven’t noticed some topics now show up on google search results, it’s great. this forum is growing everyday because of user feedback.
anyway, here is my goal with this post: is there any way, we, us as users and passionate members of this community, can help the Guides part of this website? are we able to add products? are we able to make more subcategories (such as maybe a “subwoofer hi-in option”)?
i feel as though with enough approved members to aid in the Guide portion of the website we can have a really nice overall page for any newcomer to this hobby.
what do you all think?
(also this is NOT a bash a Zeos/DMS. they clearly have a lot on their plate yet still manage to find time to post on here all the time)