marcopolo wrote: I don't wish to be unkind. But, here the thing. If you can't say anything, don't!
Otherwise you run the risk of everyone thinking you are just a wanker!You must realise that from time to time, these forums attract wankers, who appear, claim to be about to reveal amazing developments, only to disappear when challenged. So perhaps you will forgive a certain cynicism?
I have to both agree and disagree with this statement. I agree because what you say is accurate of any forum, but disagree because occasionally people do actually get inside info from someone in the know.
Hypothetically speaking if someone posts that in 6 months time a brand new battery technology will be released that gives you ten times the power and the distance for half the price, do you dismiss them as a Wally just because they can’t divulge a source due a confidentiality agreement?
Bull crap or not I kind of feel obligated to give them a small benefit of the doubt, especially if I am about to buy a new battery pack. I am by my own admission a huge sceptic, I have been my whole life, but really can you afford to take the chance and not give it some question of truth?
Obviously forum credibility plays a big part in how much faith you assign to what is being said. Ask yourself is what they are saying consistent with other post they have made? Do other posts reek of self promotion? Is it their first or second post on the forum? There are a number of criteria I believe you could put the poster in question through to determine in your own mind if you believe any of it.
Also you really have to factor in was the information given interpreted accurately? Sometimes I believe we are all guilty of hearing what we want to hear from a conversation.
Despite my forum differences with LBB from time to time and not being able to get a straight answer from him on price (mostly due to me being an impatient dick and not communicating well), he has in the past mentioned things that were coming up that were confidential, and did come to light as promised.