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    m4/3 Forums

    I don't know if this is a taboo subject, but I'm sure we're all interested in keeping this forum (and others) thriving with our m4/3 love interest...

    It seems to me this may be the most active m4/3 forum, or is it?

    I think this is an awesome forum, but, m4/3 glutton that I am, I would like to learn of other good hang outs to explore this topic as well.

    Is it ok to ask what might be some other major venues for those of us who want to explore more about m4/3?

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    This one has sprung up

    http://www.mu-43.com/forum.php

    you'll see many of the familiar faces there too ;-)

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    pellicle... are you just rising? (It's midnight here in the Pacific Northwest USA).

    Thanks for the link.

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Of course there is the dpreview m4/3rds forum--but its VERY different from this one.
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/fo...ds-talk-forum/

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by DHart View Post
    pellicle... are you just rising? (It's midnight here in the Pacific Northwest USA).

    Thanks for the link.
    can't be sure ... I didn't spot your reply, and time reporting is sqewiff

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Of course there is the dpreview m4/3rds forum--but its VERY different from this one.
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/fo...ds-talk-forum/

    Diane
    I looked at the forum that Pellicle linked and could not see any difference between that and that of dprevs.

    To add to this confusion, there is no information on who owns that forum either.

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    a few new faces, a few old faces... just another venue......
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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Vivek, Dpreview is UK based but owned by Amazon. It was started by Phil Askey and now has a good sized staff. It and the one Pellicle linked to are quite different. I don't know much about the one Pellicle linked to--who owns it. Brian Moseley is one of the admins--beyond that, I don't really have any other info. Its fairly new I think.

    Oh, m4/3rds are discussed at Fred Miranda in the 'alternative camera' forum, but not with any focus.

    I still think this is the best place for m4/3rds--just MO.

    Diane

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Vivek, Dpreview is UK based but owned by Amazon. It was started by Phil Askey and now has a good sized staff. It and the one Pellicle linked to are quite different. I don't know much about the one Pellicle linked to--who owns it. Brian Moseley is one of the admins--beyond that, I don't really have any other info. Its fairly new I think.

    Oh, m4/3rds are discussed at Fred Miranda in the 'alternative camera' forum, but not with any focus.

    I still think this is the best place for m4/3rds--just MO.

    Diane
    Thanks, Diane, and I agree.

    p.net also has a forum: http://photo.net/olympus-camera-forum/

    The activity there would make any forum (new or old) look good. :sleep006:

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Vivek, Dpreview is UK based but owned by Amazon. It was started by Phil Askey and now has a good sized staff. It and the one Pellicle linked to are quite different. I don't know much about the one Pellicle linked to--who owns it. Brian Moseley is one of the admins--beyond that, I don't really have any other info. Its fairly new I think.

    Oh, m4/3rds are discussed at Fred Miranda in the 'alternative camera' forum, but not with any focus.

    I still think this is the best place for m4/3rds--just MO.

    Diane
    Diane mu-4/3rds is owned by a chap named Amin who lives in New York State and Brian is merely a moderator. I think that he is helping to bring more good people to the site and in my mind it is the most congenial spot to park. "the other place" has become a haven for whiners. That is my feelings and so I enjoy this place and mu-4/3rds

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I still think this is the best place for m4/3rds--just MO.
    espeically after today I'm 100% seconding that motion


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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gordon View Post
    Diane mu-4/3rds is owned by a chap named Amin who lives in New York State and Brian is merely a moderator.
    Registration says (among other things):

    The owners of Micro Four Thirds User Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

    So, it appears that it is more than one owner.

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Vivek, the site is 100% owned by Amin - I've been drafted in to help build a community there as a co-administrator, which makes sense because Amin has a day job at the moment, is stretched keeping up with the forum mechanics and can't stay awake 24hrs per day

    I'm very excited to be able to try out a few ideas there... which I may then use to take the Olympus Photo Safari Group to the next level.

    Hope that makes sense, it's a great challenge to build a new forum dedicated to m4/3rds... which will have a different focus and flavour to anything else you'll find on the net. I said different, not better by the way... it all adds to the choice of company you can keep!

    Cheers

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Brian, Don kindly invited me earlier. However, given your known bias in favor of dp revs and the "rules", it is a non starter for me.

    Yes, you are absolutely right, the flavor will depend on the company you keep within the constraints of a forum with its own rules and format.

    Google was bitching about China and censorship.

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    Hi Vivek, one of the reasons I still enjoy this place is for your quirky personality...

    We're trying to build a community over there... not a prison, so enforcing rules isn't something I'm too concerned about - besides, jack boots don't suit me

    Cheers

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    true brian... I always saw you in stilettos and that off the shoulder sequinned number....

    .... did I just type that out loud ?

    :-)

    K

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Thank you, Brian!

    I am very comfortable in my own skin.

    BTW, any 3 year old can register and be a member in your outfit, as it stands now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Mosley View Post
    Hi Vivek, one of the reasons I still enjoy this place is for your quirky personality...

    We're trying to build a community over there... not a prison, so enforcing rules isn't something I'm too concerned about - besides, jack boots don't suit me

    Cheers

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    BTW, any 3 year old can register and be a member in your outfit, as it stands now.
    Thanks, ease of use is very important to us

    ...and Kevin, have you been peeking?

    Cheers

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    That is a major difference here. To register at getdpi you need to enter your D.O.B. and the administrator makes sure that you are an adult.

    It is a matter of legal protection for the site/owners. Not a laughing matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    That is a major difference here. To register at getdpi you need to enter your D.O.B. and the administrator makes sure that you are an adult.

    It is a matter of legal protection for the site/owners. Not a laughing matter.
    Off topic just a sec. My daughter wants her own Facebook page because all her friends have one. They are all around 10. 13 is the minimum for Facebook.

    As you said, any 3 year old can join.

    I forgot I was a member of that mu4/3 forum.
    Last edited by wjlapier; 12th February 2010 at 11:20.

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    It is that stiletto attitude that I despise.

    I made a sincere comment about the age requirement and that gets turned around to something else which I did not say.

    The power of suggestion and its deft use are the stilettos.

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    Re: m4/3 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    That is a major difference here. To register at getdpi you need to enter your D.O.B. and the administrator makes sure that you are an adult.

    It is a matter of legal protection for the site/owners. Not a laughing matter.
    No it is not anything to laugh about and folks need to know the laws of the WWW.

    I think we heard enough posturing for one day for another forum don't you all think.

    I think the word respect keeps coming back at me that has been discussed Brian.
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