Mr.Nobody wrote: Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Mr.Nobody wrote:#34
I found another G80-1813，Not a Cherry MX Guy, is it only me or...to me these things are ridiculously pricy...
How would we know — you're withholding all the links to them, so are we supposed to invade your mind and rip the prices out of it?
What sort of idiotic guessing game is this? Here, have photos of things but I won't tell you how to find them.
On the first page of this thread I addressed the issue abundantly clear, you'd better read before you query anything. There are more than one sellers selling the same model which means dozens of links, and to make things even worse, some of the links are "Dead Links" which means when you actually contact the seller for the item, he might tell you it's out of stock, so is it practial and necessary to post all links under every photos before I know whether any DT members are interested in it???
If you think it's an "idiotic guessing game" okay then it's your problem. I don't see anything untoward helping DT members here to find and get the hidden gems from China. Generally speaking, collecting things always involves guessing and gambling and risk to some degree, and IMHO that's exactly why it's intriguing and addictive.
From a Task Analysis point of view, there are definitely more clicks and keystrokes one has to perform to post just pictures but deliberately not the source. Perhaps Mr.Nobody really wants to serve the many members of DT that he wholeheartedly wants to befriend with in his virtual cyber-world.
I still want to say, it is a kind gesture to include also the links of all potentially still existing keyboard you discuss.
Please do so in the future, it is just a few clicks away.
This is especially important for the expert members here who are not able to use Chinese language to search TaoBao well.
I know you are not one of those, but I know it is very common in East Asia to withhold crucial or source information for power and for one's winning move - it is just the way of doing things for many people in East Asia. There's not much copyright concept in East Asia, people held their secret until their death and disclose only to their single most beloved, most trusted disciple / employee / son, it is just how things have been done in East Asia for hundreds of years, i.e. not open. At the end, a lot of "secret knowledge" are lost - are wasted.
Discussion style in DT is very open, like in the link https://deskthority.net/other-external-f66/great-interesting-finds-t5700.html
. It's like, this round he won an auction and everyone then ask him for review and opinion and then the new ideas will be compared to those in the older reviews, and then for next round some other may get the same model. Of course, there are lurkers in DT, perhaps lots of them here: Lurkers don't discuss, those who discuss are trying to be as open as possible.
Here is my thought:
In every community there are of course veterans who are not necessarily the most well-mannered, polite and friendly towards newcomers. To be fair, I think respect between every two persons has to be earned, but not assumed, even for a person holding a relatively 'senior' position. However, I can also see that though I'm relatively "literate" about keyboards, there are members in DT who are 10 or 100+ times more knowledgeable than I do, and have been dedicating to this hobby for over 10 or some even over 30 years, many working collaboratively on the Wiki here. If I get a rare keyboard, I may learn something or perhaps it serves my ego a tiny bit, but if I pass the keyboard onto some more dedicated experts who are open to share their knowledge, the whole world will benefit.
I hope you can find your niche position to contribute in here, and what you originally want to look for in DT.
P.s. Many listed products in TaoBao are actually in really bad abused shape and are often not as advertised, especially for their used goods listings. Its just a warning because I was one of the victims. It is therefore important to get a responsive, sensible and careful TaoBao agent. On the other hand, people have forgotten the eBay of Japan: Yahoo Auction Japan. They have many listings of rare products in generally much better condition, and I won quite some really good items from their Yahoo Auction site, it is just not as convenient as using a TaoBao agent. So do check out also Yahoo Auction Japan when the listings of a search on TaoBao have been exhaustively gone through.