Originally Posted by landarc
I think the discussion is not just about HnF, but, about a lot more openness in regards to achieving good results over a large array of cooking over live fire.
One of the things that really hacked me off about many forums, including cooking ones, were the people that purposely mislead. BBQ cooks that posted recipes or techniques that I knew could not work, gardeners that would purposely post soil methods that could not work and fishermen that would leave out key details, or flat out lie about things. I found this to be true in the real world as well. This is one of the best things about here, the folks who don't want to tell, just don't tell. Those that are willing to help, help openly and honestly.
You're right, it's not just about HnF compared to low and slow. It's about the willingness to share truthful information, having people try the truthful information then going out and teaching and telling others.
I can't stand people who mislead. It would be better if they just refused to offer any information. But you have people who dang sure will give you misinformation, leave out critical aspects of a recipe or method.