fool34 A feisty one. But you do raise some interesting points I don't entirely disagree with either.
For the benefit of others here as well. I will address some of them.
I got redirected to this site after searching for help into my GPU-related problems
What GPU-related problems?
They sent me into a community that thrives on pointless theorizing without a shred of substance.
For better or worse this forum is currently structured as an open discussion barring some code of conduct.
The problems they blabber about have persisted for years with no resolution in sight, making it a breeding ground for perpetual frustration.
I concur that at this point ad-hoc discussions aren't the best format towards guiding empirical research and development.
Instead of attempting to fix the problem, this forum seems more interested in compiling a pointless list of every electronic device that might have some strain-giving element.
When this forum was conceived in ~2015 the (major) causes of known issues at the time were somewhat easier to enumerate (i.e PWM, excess blue light, some known GPU related output issues) and to workaround. Unfortunately since with changes in both hardware and software causing unknown implications for the resulting visual output and no easy way to test differences it doesn't make research and development towards solutions trivial. Seemingly even the tech companies themselves have issues investigating, let alone the public at large.
LedStrain is a community of people with similar issues, desperately seeking solutions, yet achieving nothing.
People have seen their lives unravel due to companies implementing harmful elements in products
And what do you do? Sit there and take it — pathetic.
I'm not happy about the status quo with the lack of research towards about this issue either. And I've written as much in the past and strongly suggest you give it a read while you're here.
What do you propose to do differently? Unsurprisingly from what I've seen with past efforts merely attempting to approach companies through normal public channels (e.g customer support) with vague complaints of eye strain gets you absolutely nowhere. But I suspect with empirical research in hand and the right connections to the right people it gets you further along, if not towards engineering of solutions.
It's a community that's not just ineffective but actively contributing to the frustration of those genuinely seeking solutions.
Let me say something while I'm here. In the past I wanted to acquire some "known good" and "known bad" setups otherwise rendering (supposedly) identical content for research. Unfortunately the past COVID situation was a major blocker that created several challenges towards such a project. I've also attempted to privately solicit several users to donate suspected "bad" hardware for research but due to logistical issues I haven't exactly had any clear takers. Even after doing all that I would need to have a method to compare every potential variable between a "good" and "bad" setup. Not easy to do either. But if by some miracle someone fulfills those requirements it would get us much further along then the stasis of the current situation.