I'm writing this as I grow more and more frustrated with the content being posted whenever topics arise that directly discuss or lead to discussion centric to Oakley's current practice, Luxottica involvement, and the future of the brand from a product or innovation view. It's getting really frustrating. And it doesn't do anything positive when people begin speaking in absolute terms on subjects they have no authority on. Yes, I have beat this dead horse before, but I still see it coming up and I really hope we can do something about it. Last time someone made comments saying that I was favorable towards Lux (in not so many words). And it seems my message is being lost. So let me be clear: I am speaking about the WAY in which you word your post, not the message or the content you're trying to convey. I'm by no means trying to quell negative comments, or censor harsh statements. What I have a problem with is when people make factual statements without any substance. Let's look at an example. I don't want to intentionally call out any member, but I'm using this as an example as it fits quite well: This was written about the evolution/replacement of X-Metals slated for a few years from now. The 2 posts above it were almost exactly the same in terms of content, but had a few words written differently: Read them again. I do hope you can see my point. Information is coming from a lot of sources. Some of it is mere speculation presented as fact. And I'm not sure members always realize what they're doing. Maybe they're venting, maybe they're just not expressing themselves as well as they'd like, or how they think they are in their head. All it takes is someone coming in and reading statements like that, draw a conclusion based on who's posting it, and they absorb it like they do any other Oakley facts and regurgitate it into the next conversation. And it spreads. I just ask that we please be careful with how we write and express ourselves, and try to stay away from speaking in concrete terms when information is not there to back it up.