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The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

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Old 19th May 2011
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Can I just say...

How nice it is to see on the group so many threads started by newer posters; just goes to show that the enthusiasm for e-system, this forum and enjoying photos continues unabated.

And along with the newer posting names there are lots of the names from the early days, still posting threads or popping into a discussion.

What a great place this is

Thank you all

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Here, here! The forum seems to be really buzzing at the moment and that has been helped by our recent influx of new members. Keep posting everybody, old or new!
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Well as a newbie I have found this forum the best by far and the only one I feel comfortable posting my images. I am very happy I found it
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Re: Can I just say...

Same as Ozzie. I can be picky when it comes to photo forums as you often find trolls who seem to make it their mission to remove any fun from posting and reading.

E-System Talk ticks all the right boxes for me as it is informative, polite, friendly and active.
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Yep, I love it too.
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And me, come on here everyday!
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Re: Can I just say...

Yep - agree with all that has been said. Time constraints prevent me taking part as much as I want but, as with writing this, I try to take 5 or 10 mins out of work at the start of the day to browse and pop the odd post in. Always a pleasent interlude in a stressful day.

The only problem I have with this forum is the endless torture of people posting great picks taken on E5s and generally enthusing over said piece of kit. Downright cruel. I think I'll take out a super injunction.

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Another superb site is our sister one - where you will find the same enthusiasm and great members.

http://www.fourthirds-user.com/

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Another superb site is our sister one - where you will find the same enthusiasm and great members.
I'm sure you have great members, but I'm not keen on the organisation of that forum as it's all in one single bunch of threads. It makes it harder to find the information you're after and it forces you to go through topics that you may not have any interest in.
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I'm sure you have great members, but I'm not keen on the organisation of that forum as it's all in one single bunch of threads. It makes it harder to find the information you're after and it forces you to go through topics that you may not have any interest in.
I think you could be looking in the wrong place. If you click on the link to 'Olympus UK E-System User Group' towards the top left of this page, or on 'Forum Index' above you will find the forum laid out in a directory style, so you can find the threads that you want.

If you select Home you will get a random list of posts as you describe.

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I`m a relative newbie and I visit this site every day, {I go on holiday on the 1st June and will still be checking on my Blackberry when Im relaxing by the pool} if thats at all possible with an 8 and 13 year old,
I have learned a lot from this site and no doubt will continue to do so, just need to put it all into practice now
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I'm sure you have great members, but I'm not keen on the organisation of that forum as it's all in one single bunch of threads. It makes it harder to find the information you're after and it forces you to go through topics that you may not have any interest in.
I'm keen to improve the FTU forum where I can. I must admit that the I thought the FTU and e-group forums were organised fairly similarly. But being so close to it all, a fresh pair of eyes may be revealing.

Can you expand on what you mean?

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Re: Can I just say...

I think Ian, Francois is looking at the Home page, where the posts are arranged in a seemingly random order, rather than the Forum Index, where it is all a lot more logical.

I have found myself on the Home page once or twice, and I must say it is rather offputting. Perhaps if the Forum Index were to become the Home Page any confusion would be avoided.
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I think Ian, Francois is looking at the Home page, where the posts are arranged in a seemingly random order, rather than the Forum Index, where it is all a lot more logical.

I have found myself on the Home page once or twice, and I must say it is rather offputting. Perhaps if the Forum Index were to become the Home Page any confusion would be avoided.
You can make the forum index page your home page in your browser, either as the main home page or using bookmarks.

The portal page that shows all threads with new posts also shows highlighted threads. I know some people prefer the forum index view, but there are just as many who prefer the default view as it is.

But it does look like we have identified what was being referred to in FTU.

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Re: Can I just say...

The front page of 4thirds-user,com just seems al a bit cluttered to me. I freely admit I seldom visit it ( that's my fault ). I dislike sites where there is a mass of information just staring you in the face when you log in. I much prefer a simple front end screen with tabs that take you to what you may be looking for - a bit like here really.

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