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By the way, how did you get into organising the photo challenges?? a question I forgot to ask you at Westonbirt.
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Re: Recent Thread Closure

The title of the forum gives it away actually ...'The Lounge'...whilst I love a bit of banter etc it is usually face to face and between people I know. The problem with all the arms length stuff is that people then can say what they want without too much recourse... AKA FarceBook, Twitter etc etc, and quite frankly I don't post on Twitter and very very little on FB...the 'Lounge' is what it should be really, I'm not that interested in other peoples opinion on 'Br****t, I have my own and that's where it stays arguing over matters on here is not what i joined for, there has been some calling others various names etc which is not good, yes debate of course and healthy debate, but when it turns unsavory then its time to call a halt.


For those who wish to debate it further i'm happy to meet up anywhere local to me and put my point of view over, but in all honesty there is far too much lately and i'm sick and tired of it. I have better things to do.

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Yes, I've got a couple on my 'Ignore List' and as a consequence see very little posting that I'd class as offensive, except where they're quoted.

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Sunday morning, not going to church so popped in here to have a quick look round and found your post Jim. Did you really say that ? What planet are you on Sweetie ?

I was only a member for a very short while before being in receipt of your acidic comments. On a scale of 1 to 10 of offensive comments yours would rank 11+.

Correct me if i'm wrong Jim but is it not your post that kicked all this mess off ?

Just saying......

Anyway, bacon and eggs are calling and the sun is shining so ..............................

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No more posts in this forum after this from me, but please indulge me with this one.

I found a local photography club which stated it welcomed new members.
Went along to the first available night and apart from a couple of people didn't get spoken to. Went the next week and same again, tried to socialise at the half time break alas to no avail.
It became apparent that the current members wanted it exactly as it was with no outside interference. Fine, but given their advancing years it could only end up in eventual extinction.

This forum has the same feel, not particularly with the unfriendly side, but definitely the old guard and their club.
It appears to the outsider that the views expressed are that of the older generation and more modern thinking is to be discouraged.
I am also a member of another camera brand specific forum and the vibe is much more enlightened.

The above is not a criticism, just an observation and this brings to a close my involvement in non photography related discussion.
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This is totally amazing. I simply asked the following simple question in a polite manner:





Now over 40 posts later members are still getting hot under the collar, debating the rights and wrongs of political debates with one or two of the most self righteous seemingly approaching melt down.

As stated earlier, calm down, take a deep breath guys, it's an online forum not life and death.

If things continue as they currently are, this thread will join the other closed ones but the problem will remain.


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We are still communicating with each other one this, but it’s not done in “real time”...

When something happenes like this we have to read though the many posts and try to make sense of the issue. It takes a lot of time, and re-reading to form my opinions of what has been happening.

This may differ from what the others have “read into” the wording etc..

Please rest assured that I want this Forum to be, as others have said, the friendliest of Photography Forums available on the web. Equally I would not want it to be another “club” style site that has strict rules of etiquette and controls.

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.......but given their advancing years it could only end up in eventual extinction.
I could be wrong but I don’t think this is the first time you’ve given the impression you have ‘issues’ with ‘people of advancing years’.
Is there an actual age above which you start to become ageist?

If you consider yourself young then perhaps reflect on the fact that you will be old before you know it, it doesn’t creep up on you it rushes at you with increasing speed.

I’m sorry you didn’t manage to break into the clique at the camera club, good for trying though.
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I think we need a league table of naughtiness and our position on it.
That could get very competitive.

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Fair point Mark, but the question is; should forum discussion topics be dictated my a small minority of members with large chips on their shoulders?
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I for one would be very happy to see political subjects barred from the forum (not that I am disinterested - I am passionate about politics). Political discussions on the forum create more heat than light and are of no relevance to photography.
Just a thought:

I don't attend a camera club. Is all conversation restricted to photographic matters? If it were what would the atmosphere be like?

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Just a thought:

I don't attend a camera club. Is all conversation restricted to photographic matters? If it were what would the atmosphere be like?

Harold
Pretty boring I should imagine; a bit like a huddle of train spotters at the end of the platform taking down numbers of modern EMU's and DMU's.

Oh dear, that's a bit of a giveaway isn't it?
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This forum has the same feel, not particularly with the unfriendly side, but definitely the old guard and their club.
It appears to the outsider that the views expressed are that of the older generation and more modern thinking is to be discouraged.
I am also a member of another camera brand specific forum and the vibe is much more enlightened.

The above is not a criticism, just an observation and this brings to a close my involvement in non photography related discussion.
I don't think any of us here are against 'modern thinking' per se. I am certainly not.

However, one of the few benefits of age is hindsight and the ability to see where things have gone wrong in the past. Many of us have also seen the younger generation try to reinvent the wheel several times over during our lifetimes. Some of us have even been made redundant my smart new graduates fresh out of business school who were much better at playing with spreadsheets than they were at actually managing a business.

Notwithstanding the above, I think it would be fair to say that the younger generation doesn't have all the answers any more than 'we' did when we were the younger generation; but it is only with the benefit of hindsight that we begin to realise how little we understood at the time and how obvious things would become later. As to whether 'modern thinking has made life better'; I will let others decide.
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I see yet another thread has been terminated. What is wrong with this forum?

I came here over ten years ago from a forum aimed at 'Amateur Photographers', where the Mods behaved like junkyard Rottweilers and savaged anyone who didn't give reverence to Nikon, and Canon in particular on a daily basis. I cannot remember which company took the outside back cover of the magazine at the time.

Members of the Olympus forum came in for particular ridicule with regular mortar attacks launched from the Canikon fora. I was suspended for daring to suggest (from the sanctuary of the Olympus forum) that the lack of dust control systems in Canikon cameras was a serious oversight, so I sought a better place. Until recently this has been a much better and friendlier place, but of late it seems that even the most benign subjects are at risk of descending into civil unrest.

Are we all becoming a bunch of grumpy old men?

(Apologies to Rebecca who is not a man but is entitled to identify as grumpy if she wishes.)
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Re: Recent Thread Closure

Maybe we are grumpy because of the depressing weather we have suffered. I have spotted some strange blue stuff in the sky in the last few days and intend to get out from hibernating for the last few months
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I'd say that was a pretty grumpy post Nigel or maybe that was what you intended can't tell from here. Anyway to answer your question I don't think there is anything wrong with the forum that as Dave suggests getting out in the sun wont fix.
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Maybe we are grumpy because of the depressing weather we have suffered. I have spotted some strange blue stuff in the sky in the last few days and intend to get out from hibernating for the last few months
Me too. I have a nice 'new to me' wide angle lens to play with. Arrived from Japan on Saturday just in time for spring.

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