Could someone please explain to me why everyone gets up in arms when someone shares the information the board has found? I'm legitimately curious. This is an open forum, and a lot of the information comes from the artists themselves (I'm aware of the issue about contacting agents, but that was dealt with so I'm ignoring that). All of the information on inforoo is already available to pretty much everyone in the world simply by virtue of being on an open forum on the internet. People like our broflexer friend Johnnie Davis are just making other people aware that this information is available to them. In terms of consequences, what effect does this have? AC frowns upon such information-gathering collaboration, and gets stricter about leaking lineup information? It seems to me like even then, the end result is the same: the lineup drops and then we all decide whether or not we go to one of the best festivals in the country. To me it doesn't seem like sharing inforoo information prevents that from happening in any way. The vitriol thrown at people who share the info on this site seems rather unwarranted to me, but perhaps I'm missing something?
Second, and this is probably the biggest thing, he doesn't add anything to the community. No one knows who this guy is, he just leaches off the boards and then brags about how much he knows all over Facebook. People do a lot of work on here watching tour dates and watching festival lineups in order to come up with a lot if these rumors. He doesn't contribute to any of that but then posts what he sees elsewhere.
Neither do I nor a lot of board lurkers, but I spread the info out to all my roo buds who don't read these boards, and he does give credit where credit is due. He may be doing it the most publicly but he's definitely not the only one disseminating inforoo information.