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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

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I agree Phil Nikonites and Nikonians are hell holes of clique driven aggression. My experience here would not drive me to spend money until I see the changes the administration implements

I was a regular at the time and still occasional user of nikonites and my first and last comment on this post will be, treat others as you hope to be treated. with that in mind your treatment may have been better.
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I agree Phil Nikonites and Nikonians are hell holes of clique driven aggression. My experience here would not drive me to spend money until I see the changes the administration implements
I don't recognise this in the e-group. The vast majority of the time it's very peaceful and amiable here. We have had our moments but they eventually get sorted. Moderation here is very light-touch.

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I tried again and it still does not work - no error message beyond "something went wrong"
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I tried again and it still does not work - no error message beyond "something went wrong"
Can you PM with the amount you would like to donate and an email address and I can generate a payment request from PayPal?

Sorry for all the bother!

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

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If you are going to attract more members you have got to clean up your act ..You cannot even ask a question about a 15mm lens without getting poked in the eye. More tolerance of others views. One sarcastic comment brings another in return.
If you want to see how gentlemen and women behave then look at Nikon Gear (from Sweden) or Nikon Rumors… The biggest site in the world "Boat Design .net" has one moderator never seen or heard
On the contrary, I think we treat you with remarkable tolerance considering some of the arrogant and contentious comments you make. But that is your style, isn't it? Someone recently sent me a link to your first post as a new member on a photography forum about four years ago, in which you confessed to having been banned by Nikonites and Nikonians and wondered how long it would take to get banned on the site you had just joined. In the past you have explained your reluctance to provide a link to your own site on the basis that some malicious members of another site had caused problems for you. Now, why would they want to do that?

We do things differently here and prefer to ban people only as a last resort. I consider the membership to be mature and tolerant enough to cope with exposure to such behaviour, although you should not be surprised when they bite back! We do need to grow the site and attract new members and I believe part of that is providing a platform for all viewpoints and allowing a little controversy so long as it doesn't get out of hand.
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For your interest, I'm very pleased to reveal that we have had 39 donors so far. Thank you all! A big additional thanks to five individuals who have, between them, donated over a third of the total received - I'm humbled!

Ian
We're now into the forties The initial rush has slowed, naturally, but we're still receiving donations. I have written to everyone who has donated; if you haven't received my thank you email, please let me know.

If you want to donate, but are having technical difficulties, please get in touch.

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

Is that amount for a year's cost?
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Is that amount for a year's cost?
Before that post I mentioned we had 39 donors, since then we have broken into the forties.

The amount raised so far is about £650. That means at least 3 months of basic running costs. This is great news and means I can concentrate on planning and executing changes to the site that will make it more compatible with smartphones and tablets, as well as more secure. It will also make it more connected to social media, which should mean more people will become aware of us here and, hopefully join in. Before raising this money I would instead have to devote a portion of my time to earn the money to cover the costs instead of developing the site so it could be better equipped to pay its own way.

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I had no problems making a (very small) donation, so it's working for me.
I also had a very nice email from Ian to thank me, when in truth, it's him who should be thanked !
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I misread Ian's post
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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

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We're now into the forties if you haven't received my thank you email, please let me know.Ian
I haven't had one Ian not that's it's a big deal, just wanted to let you know as maybe there is a bug or two still in the system.

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The same as Simon. No email here either.

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I will check my outbox

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Can you PM with the amount you would like to donate and an email address and I can generate a payment request from PayPal?

Sorry for all the bother!

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Just to say, Roger contacted me and we've sorted it out - thank you Roger!

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Donation made but I thank you for your work
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