What happened to Derek (DSkip)?

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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    BlueFox wrote: »
    He also panned the L800.

    Ahhh! You may be onto it BlueDog!
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    Yeah... I think that @BlueFox is indeed onto the proverbial “it”. Sound United is active on the forum now, it would seem, and there was a definite conflict of interest. Maybe a bit too “messy” for a major international corporation to accept?

    Nice of DSkip to bow out like a gentleman, though.

    He can still be reached at Audio Thesis.
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  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,544
    So, by deleting his account and all of his posts, we now have threads that will make virtually zero sense due to missing context. Solid plan to helping the audio community. :|

    He could have just gone the “banned” route...

    At least if I went down the same path, this forum would actually make more sense.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    Interesting. There are a lot of forums out there, of which the major manufacturers listen to. The forums are, after all , the voice of the customer. Good or bad, it is data, that any company would use to improve their products.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    la2vegas wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    He also panned the L800.

    Bingo!

    No, not bingo.
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    ^^^^^

    Totally agree. He sells more than speakers!
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  • pglbookpglbook Posts: 1,925
    edited December 2019
    Thanks for the info, Jesse, and for sharing what happened.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    It had NOTHING to do with his L800 demo.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    edited December 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hey guys, just touched base with Skip. He asked that I share this message:

    I'm not abandoning the community but I can no longer be a part of the forum due to a conflict of interest. To be respectful to Sound United I have requested that I be removed from the forum, as well as my posts, so that it may better serve their needs.

    I still plan on hosting events and maintaining friendships and support for my brothers. I'm still just a phone call or email away.

    I talked with Skip as well and I told him straight up that was BS. All he had to do is stop talking about the speaker brands he sells and there's no conflict of interest. He could still talk about all of the other gear he sells and audio in general.

    When I talked with him I was not aware that he asked for all his posts be removed. There was absolutely no need for that!!!

    So what can we do? Is his presence irreversible? I get the speaker thing. Business is business. His contributions to all other things audio was tremendous.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    verb wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hey guys, just touched base with Skip. He asked that I share this message:

    I'm not abandoning the community but I can no longer be a part of the forum due to a conflict of interest. To be respectful to Sound United I have requested that I be removed from the forum, as well as my posts, so that it may better serve their needs.

    I still plan on hosting events and maintaining friendships and support for my brothers. I'm still just a phone call or email away.

    I talked with Skip as well and I told him straight up that was BS. All he had to do is stop talking about the speaker brands he sells and there's no conflict of interest. He could still talk about all of the other gear he sells and audio in general.

    When I talked with him I was not aware that he asked for all his posts be removed. There was absolutely no need for that!!!

    So what can we do? Is his presence irreversible? I get the speaker thing. Business is business. His contributions to all other things audio was tremendous.

    Above my pay grade.
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,343
    Has anyone ever been reinstated with Vanilla?!

    He could always come back as a “DSkip 2.0” or something, and not mention Rosso Fiorentino, or the other speaker brands he represents.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    @CassidyStains need your help. We understand the speaker issue. If we can get that resolved, can you help? I for one would like to see @DSkip back.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    Dave, it was his decision.
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    F1nut wrote: »
    Dave, it was his decision.

    Yep. I get that. The flights of youth. Been there, done that. Maybe some time, ya never know!
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,423
    verb wrote: »
    @CassidyStains need your help. We understand the speaker issue. If we can get that resolved, can you help? I for one would like to see @DSkip back.

    This just is what it is.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,769
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hey guys, just touched base with Skip. He asked that I share this message:

    I'm not abandoning the community but I can no longer be a part of the forum due to a conflict of interest. To be respectful to Sound United I have requested that I be removed from the forum, as well as my posts, so that it may better serve their needs.

    I still plan on hosting events and maintaining friendships and support for my brothers. I'm still just a phone call or email away.

    I talked with Skip as well and I told him straight up that was BS. All he had to do is stop talking about the speaker brands he sells and there's no conflict of interest. He could still talk about all of the other gear he sells and audio in general.

    When I talked with him I was not aware that he asked for all his posts be removed. There was absolutely no need for that!!!

    That is respectable.
  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 3,382
    Since I already finished a certain project, he will be well represented during The Polkie Awards.
  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    Well dadgum.
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  • Well this just stinks. He has been so helpful to me and many others. His presence will be missed.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,942
    He is probably bored silly by now.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,505
    Bud, I am going to call **** on your “he panned the L800” comment.

    If his thread was still there, he actually said they were the best Polks he has ever heard. The issue was with the SDA implementation and not one or two BUT EVERY SINGLE OTHER MEMBER OF THE FORUM THAT WAS THERE heard the same goddamned thing.

    To single him out and to misrepresent what he said is the primary type of **** that led to him doing what he did. You aren’t the only one to do it and I am not singling you out but it is that type of purposeful obtuseness that led to it.
    The other who pulled the same **** know who they are and I truly hope they are sitting back enjoying their petty, childish, vindictive, and blatantly asinine “victory”.

    Seriously makes me want to move on to. This place used to be about supporting others, not trying to drag them down and denigrate them at every possible turn unless they truly deserved it.

    Some of you are no better than the trolls you constantly **** and moan about.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 45,212
    edited December 2019
    I already stated it had nothing to do with his L800 demo. I believe Bud was simply speculating.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,942
    edited December 2019
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Bud, I am going to call **** on your “he panned the L800” comment.

    Fine. Doesn’t change his comments.

    Also, nobody ever said that his comments had anything to do with his leaving.

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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 1,087
    edited December 2019
    Well the forum lost one of the good guys, how sad. He will be missed.
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 2,354
    WOW, what a shame.

    Was such a class act!!!

    Skip always offered his advise in such a professional manner, never suggested something for my audio journey that would not meet my needs.

    Truly sad :(
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