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

Just donated. Where can I find the specific link to buying a miniature OMD camera ?
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Just donated. Where can I find the specific link to buying a miniature OMD camera ?
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Hi, thank you for your donation!

Just drop me an email to ian.burley (at) e-group.uk.net, with your address. I will need to cross-reference with your paypal payment.

I'll confirm once I have everything.

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

Hi Ian,
I don't know if I am missing something but I cannot find the Donate button.

Perhaps if it was easier to find...
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I don't know if I am missing something but I cannot find the Donate button.

Perhaps if it was easier to find...
Sorry about that - the system we use has its design limitations and will be replaced in due course.

On a desktop browser it is near the top left of the front page of the site.

Alternatively, you can visit PayPal (paypal.co.uk) and donate to paypal (at) e-group.uk.net.

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Sorry about that - the system we use has its design limitations and will be replaced in due course.

On a desktop browser it is near the top left of the front page of the site.

Alternatively, you can visit PayPal (paypal.co.uk) and donate to paypal (at) e-group.uk.net.

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Thank you. It is on the Home page which was too obvious for me!

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

I think this is only the second time I've visited this year; I'm not sure why apart from the fact that I don't seem to have as much spare time as I would like. However, in the past I have found it really useful, receiving help and advice from members, buying equipment and (not frequently enough) meeting up with other members at events. It has been/is a great resource and I should log on more.
Ian, thank you for the email and the incentive to come and visit! I have made a small donation and I shall try to be a little more active in future....if I can remember how to do things such as posting photos!!
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I think FB is killing forums, it certainly killed off any discussion on our climbing club forums, which we have now gotten rid of. The fact is, FB groups are very functional. And pervasive, this last point being important. People can (and do) have all their interest groups in one place with one signon, tailored to on any device. Difficult to see how any other single group forum can compete.

ps I'm no FB fanboy, but alongside the disgraceful antics it has some very strong points.
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My wife won't let me have a Facebook page. She is insecure you see.

But I don't think I would bother anyway...………..
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I think FB is killing forums, it certainly killed off any discussion on our climbing club forums, which we have now gotten rid of. The fact is, FB groups are very functional. And pervasive, this last point being important. People can (and do) have all their interest groups in one place with one signon, tailored to on any device. Difficult to see how any other single group forum can compete.
I think that is true. However I really don't like using Facebook for technical discussions as the structure means that it is difficult to find old threads and subjects, so the same questions get asked over and over again.
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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

Hi guys
Just to make you aware of the Olympus Summer Sale terms and conditions ( Condition #6) which ends at midnight tomorrow 31/7/18. Not sure if it will apply to the special deals you found Ian but may limit the ability to receive cash back.
6. This cashback-promotion is only valid for new products which have been directly bought from Amazon as the contractual party or any other listed authorized dealer (for a list of UK authorized dealers please click here.). Third parties which are not listed and using Amazon as a sales platform are expressly excluded from any cashback promotion.
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(re fb groups)…. so the same questions get asked over and over again.
Indeed. You should see the Wildflower group when Himalayan Balsam is coming into flower.

However for some of the forums on here it would be perfect, not so for others.
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Just to make you aware of the Olympus Summer Sale terms and conditions ( Condition #6) which ends at midnight tomorrow 31/7/18. Not sure if it will apply to the special deals you found Ian but may limit the ability to receive cash back.
6. This cashback-promotion is only valid for new products which have been directly bought from Amazon as the contractual party or any other listed authorized dealer (for a list of UK authorized dealers please click here.). Third parties which are not listed and using Amazon as a sales platform are expressly excluded from any cashback promotion.
This is a good point. The only Amazon deal I have found is the 60mm f/2.8 Macro at £359 http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48411 and this is sold by Amazon UK and so should be eligible for the cashback. It's out of stock at the moment but you can order now for delivery later - not sure if the cashback will still apply though because of the stock availability.

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I think FB is killing forums, it certainly killed off any discussion on our climbing club forums, which we have now gotten rid of. The fact is, FB groups are very functional. And pervasive, this last point being important. People can (and do) have all their interest groups in one place with one signon, tailored to on any device. Difficult to see how any other single group forum can compete.

ps I'm no FB fanboy, but alongside the disgraceful antics it has some very strong points.
I use Facebook a lot as I have family members all across the world and it's a very good way of keeping in touch with them and many of my friends and colleagues.

I am a member of some FB groups but, on the whole, they aren't managed very well and can be problematical.

Facebook is a challenge to forums but if your forum performs and is managed well, it can thrive.

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

The best FB groups are the secret and private ones relating to clubs and special interest 'societies' where there's a clear topic and purpose, and moderation is liberal but firm when necessary. These tend to run like partially-crippled internet forums, where following complex threads is difficult and image reproduction is poor, but at least you benefit from the single sign-on.

The younger generations know how to use them, even if the don't know what they're missing from the old web and Compuserve communities.

That I think is the key to why many old web-based forums are dying - the young people we need to attract to perpetuate them think they're the preserve of dodgy, boring, old white men in anoraks, who wear socks with their sandals, and in many cases they're right.

However, some are extremely valuable, like this one. I still visit a handful of others - anyone know the Nostalgia Forum on the Autosport site?
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Socks and sandals, shorts and turn ups - just add 'balding' and 'pot-bellied' to complete the picture i guess.
From my own experience the younger generation fall into one of two groups: film camera users or iPhone/smartphone users. Carrying a digital camera that offers the same sort of output as a phone camera seems senseless to them.

F/B - I hate it and avoid apart from family matters. Twitter is very good for film photography with a great wealth of knowledge, eg from @emulsive. For viewing photos I don't think you can go far wrong by joining Instagram and filtering by interest.
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