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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

I find this series of posts and debate in response to Ian's reminder quite bewildering.

The Lounge is the correct place to discus non-photography related subjects. Yes, this means nothing to do with photography, cameras, lenses etc. Why is this so hard for members to understand ?

Ok, we all make mistakes when posting and sometimes things end up in the wrong board. In most forums the Mods are fairly quick to move such errors into the correct or most appropriate heading. We recently had a thread with 15 posts on the "E-System User Group goodies Board" discussing lens adaptors which was and has never been re-located to the correct board. We also currently have a thread with 23 posts in the "E-group equipment hire" board relating to camera software updates. The same applies to other boards within the forum so the fault is not just with the members. As Ian has already stated, the Admins. also have to take a certain amount of blame for not correcting and relocating the threads.

Starting threads in the correct board is not just a matter of following "protocol". It makes the forum topics easier to follow and is also a great help if someone is looking for a particular subject or item. No matter how many board headings a forum has there are always going to be times when it's difficult to find the appropriate heading to post under, so boards will always be liable to what could possibly be termed "wrongly sited posts". This should however only occur occasionally on this forum as the boards do cover most topics.

In the case of the Lounge however, it is misused on a regular basis despite rather clear and straightforward instructions requesting non-photographic content.

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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

Must admit, as a relative newby to this forum, I found the 'forum index' tab very helpful in finding the relevant place for my posts. Not a suggestion, I know, but just an observation from someone new'ish.
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Must admit, as a relative newby to this forum, I found the 'forum index' tab very helpful in finding the relevant place for my posts. Not a suggestion, I know, but just an observation from someone new'ish.
Agreed Keith it is indeed very useful

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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

Ian, this is a refreshing discussion because now I see that contributors who have been around far longer than me, also experience similar niggles. Now for G sake don't even think this is a comment personally directed at you. But it still surprises me how many members/guests there are who don't end up being Posters: How newbies like myself get confused what to do. I PM'd some time ago that I would be more than happy to support some sort of (low) Subscription Fee for access to this wonderful world. By doing so maybe some of the questions raised here could be addressed?
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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

If anyone hasn't yet noticed, there is now a new 'general photography' board at:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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If anyone hasn't yet noticed, there is now a new 'general photography' board at:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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Also maybe worthy of mention is the fact the Calendar and also the Home Page Photo Challenge Advert have now been updated possibly due to Andy's efforts.

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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

so the new General board is the new lounge.
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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

Without being picky & pedantic, but I thought the Lounge was not for photography (like tourist type photos)?
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so the new General board is the new lounge.
Nope !
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It was a joint effort.

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Without being picky & pedantic, but I thought the Lounge was not for photography (like tourist type photos)?
I don't mind photos in the Lounge but if there is a more appropriate place then a thread risks being moved there.

It's just common sense really

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Re: Quick reminder: The Lounge is for non-photography topics!

In the days that I went to Hayling Island Camera Club, I used to submit images into the comps and listen to the talks with great interest.

After the meeting a good quantity of attendees would decamp to the Rose In June Pub (I think) there the discussion was a very good mirror of the Lounge in this Forum of late, a bit of politics, where have you been, what bit of kit have you acquired, how do you do certain things either in the darkroom or with a camera or with a studio etc etc etc. There would be discussions involving all the people or several 2 or 3 handed discussions going on.

At no point would we have considered the need for a person to hold up a banner and say I want to talk about Cibachrome printing or studio lighting we would just allow the conversation to meander, sometimes you got a good tip on a photo topic, the next minute on a good pointer to bargain at the local shops (this being before the days of the internet and Amazon).

Eventually it was the publican that called time, not the chairman of the camera club.

The pub session was the most valuable part of the evening. One of the benefits for me was getting a flight in a private plane flying over the assembled ships for the fleet review in 1977 with one of the members who had a PPL.

So rename the Lounge to the Pub and let it continue.
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So rename the Lounge to the Pub and let it continue.
The lounge (in a pub) is a more refined area than the rougher, beer swilling bar in a pub, so what are you suggesting?

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It was a joint effort.

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Glad to hear it Ian, 2 or more heads are usually better than one. It's refreshing to see a 4 yr old out of date advertisement on the Forum Home Page and an out of date Calendar have now finally been updated by somebody.

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The lounge (in a pub) is a more refined area than the rougher, beer swilling bar in a pub, so what are you suggesting?

I suggest you get the next round of drinks in Ross. Oh... and a packet of crisps for me too

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