It is clear to all that the **** website, and Steve Price (in particular), is a source of vexation to you.
This seems unfortunate for you as it appears to be detracting from your spiritual tranquility. This is unfortunate for your readers because venting on this issue clutters up the Kazbah. Lastly, as one who admires your knowledge and connoisseurship, it is sad to see folks who are in nowhere near your league (with regards to rug knowledge) get under your skin so.
**** is what it is. No one with even modest knowledge about art/rugs takes it with any more seriousness than it deserves. It is not a threat to you (or rugdom) and, frankly, it is hard to see why you even bother thinking about it. Of course, your doing so is not rational. This is not a criticism- we all have things that just plain make us nuts.
Anyone who confuses ****'s efforts for what you are doing is either aesthetically limited, or they are just temporarily misguided until such time as they gain just the smallest bit of knowledge and experience.
This is one of those situations where less is more. That is, your efforts would have more impact if you wouldn't dilute them with efforts that are unworthy or you.
With best wishes,
Your advice, under other circumstances, might be prudent and correct. However, remaining silent concerning clownland and steve price is, and can only be seen, as an error of judgment, as well as failure to be honest and honorable.
There is little to no voice of truth or reality in rugdom and if RK.com has to be alone in pointing out what a fool price is, or what a con-artist dennis doods is, or what a gullible mokes pacquin and hali are for their fool's gold embroidery debacle, we are willing to stand alone.
We know we elevate on high these issues and the fools who are responsible for them by pointing them out and rebuking them.
Remember the old quote "There's no publicity that's bad publicity".
Well we surely have not forgotten it but, on the other hand "silence is consent" (which is of course the other side of that coin) and that is, in our view, worse.
By remaining silent -- like all the rest of those of you who realize how low steve price's expertise truly is, or how greedy and duplicitous someone like dodds is, or how agenda driven hali's reportage invariably is -- these individuals just go along their merry way and apparently continue to thrive, regardless of the fact those in the know, like you, are not impressed with or believe their efforts.
No, Rupe, we will not let price, dodds, hali, etc, etc continue to run roughshod in rugdom with no apparent criticism or censure.
They will not escape RK's gaze or critique; not now or anytime in the future.
So it's too bad RK has to appear to seek their level in making clear to everyone what charades and worse these folk perpetrate.
It's just the way it is and eventually the sheer weight of the reality of our position and the instability of theirs will, we are sure, result in their having to change their modus operandi or, hopefully, just disappear off the scene.
And once again we'd suggest to add strength to your posts you use your real name and not a cutesy anonymous handle.