Joe C wrote:
A lot of people who comment on these lists disagree with them
Most people are going to disagree regardless; there is no such thing as a completely objective list or a list that is going to satisfy everyone.
These disagreements aren't unwarranted because there is a lot wrong with these lists.
I've disagreed with Stereo Williams, in particular, on several occasions, but I don't necessarily say his lists are crap because of that.
What Chem meant by overvalued opinions is that there have been times where a majority of posters have disagreed with placements, but one of the mods came in and said "well I'm the list editor so I'm not changing it" after pages and pages of in-depth discussion
The lists in this forum are for the purposes of generating discussion, not for changing them; that is up to the discretion of the editor or Lew.
Additionally, many people don't pay attention to the criteria...as well as just who made the list to begin with.
One of the most important parts of being a list editor is listening rather than dismissing.
Not necessarily. See above. There are no rules that an editor even has to partake in a discussion to begin with, let alone sign up and join the forum that 1% of DDD visitors populate.
You have someone like Chemical Ali (R. Thomas), a mod and
list editor, complaining about "members like Sampson and J.B. Trance (insert: who don't have lists in this forum)", and yet he has three
lists in the hip-hop/rap forum, which doesn't even make any sense whatsoever.
BTW, Lew is not going to let anyone edit Stereo Williams' lists. So there you have it, folks.