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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
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    And there was the "I know it all printing expert" who would kiss the above mods backside to feed the frenzie.

    I had an email once from the Getdpi forum mods saying that I had posted a picture in the wrong section, and the way that email was written to me made me say to myself "man Im glad i moved over here" These guys really care about having a nice friendly community
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    Lol, the wrong section?? That's a sin, don't you know?? I think I'm guilty of that as well over there (a few times), or more recently that I posted "too many" film examples in a topic about Leica M film vs a digi monochrom. This was the film forum, btw .

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    Two things that personally disturbed me the most when I was a member:

    1) To say that most of the forum members are rather conservative would be an understatement...

    2) Fanboy-ism and ultra defensiveness to anything that even remotely could be perceived as critique is definitely on the rise, especially in the SL-forum

    At the end of the day I felt better not being a member anymore, even though I own 6 Leica bodies and the forum should really be my home...
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    Based on the "recommendations" in this thread I took a look at LUF, after all I have a Leica body and 7 lenses so I think I qualify to be a member there .

    So far for me it's been a pretty good experience, not much different from GetDPI or some other photography fora I visit.

    Granted, I don't visit the SL2 forum (no interest from me there), mainly the historica-, photo- and M-fora.

    I think it's a bit like the perfect camera (it doesn't exist), a photo forum where you never see spats between members or never meet jerks doesn't exist.
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    funny..someone said that to me there the other day too..that im posting too many pics in the 50mm thread and that person isnt even a mod


    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    Lol, the wrong section?? That's a sin, don't you know?? I think I'm guilty of that as well over there (a few times), or more recently that I posted "too many" film examples in a topic about Leica M film vs a digi monochrom. This was the film forum, btw .

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    Re: Unhealthy Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    funny..someone said that to me there the other day too..that im posting too many pics in the 50mm thread and that person isnt even a mod
    hahaah I saw that - and I still don't understand how your posting can push everyone else off 'the' page?

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    exactly

    and now i see the same group of people spewing on the "Tatuso Suzuki" thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterA View Post
    hahaah I saw that - and I still don't understand how your posting can push everyone else off 'the' page?

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    Re: Unhealthy Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    exactly

    and now i see the same group of people spewing on the "Tatuso Suzuki" thread.
    Not a lot of people are versed in 'Street' or familiar with the subgenres within Street let alone the photographers who are exemplars. I don't even bother trying to have conversations with people on forums re Street. It is like trying to explain Jazz or a sub genre of Jazz- you either dig it and get or you don't.

    Then you have the inevitable 'bias' of what is known and memed over the years- like HCB was a great Street Photographer - makes me laugh tbh.

    The journalistic/documentary style most people are familiar with is not what Street is - it like saying hip hop is blues.

    meh.

    btw: Thanks for the video links in the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satrycon View Post
    funny..someone said that to me there the other day too..that im posting too many pics in the 50mm thread and that person isnt even a mod
    Saw that too, really made me question why someone would post something like that. Isn't the purpose of such a thread to post as many examples to share as one would like to

    But fortunately nobody reacted, following Jack's great advice in another thread here:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pegelli View Post
    Saw that too, really made me question why someone would post something like that. Isn't the purpose of such a thread to post as many examples to share as one would like to

    But fortunately nobody reacted, following Jack's great advice in another thread here:
    I'm not so sure about the "as many examples as one would like" part. For example, I was following a thread in which someone made half a dozen posts in a row, all with the exact same gear, and each photo looked quite a bit like the others, same subject matter, parameters, etcetera. To me, it seemed a bit like spamming the thread. I didn't say anything because, as you've mentioned, some people believe the purpose of certain threads is to post images. I'm just saying that in my opinion which I kept to myself, one or two would've done the job. Also would've decreased the download time and data use... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by erudolph View Post
    I'm not so sure about the "as many examples as one would like" part. For example, I was following a thread in which someone made half a dozen posts in a row, all with the exact same gear, and each photo looked quite a bit like the others, same subject matter, parameters, etcetera. To me, it seemed a bit like spamming the thread. I didn't say anything because, as you've mentioned, some people believe the purpose of certain threads is to post images. I'm just saying that in my opinion which I kept to myself, one or two would've done the job. Also would've decreased the download time and data use... :-)
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    Lots of FB groups limit say 3 posts per day, which is something I really never understood, if you have a tread/group of pictures of trees or pictures taken with a medium format camera, then my take on it is to let people post as many as they like.............the more the merrier. It is there for exactly that reason "isn't it"
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