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    The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Well, when we're wrong, we're wrong. As moderators, we LOVED the new B&S as it required very little work from us to manage. As owners we loved the bump in revenue to help keep this site afloat. We may add a PayPal donation button? Anyway, enough of you pinged us and complained about the lack of community feel, that you convinced us to reinstate the old B&S.

    Rules are same as before, and it is free. But unfortunately this means we will have to moderate more.

    So here is what will change: we will be doing a lot of moderation WITHOUT sending explanations -- PM-ing you about what you did wrong took a ton of time. Also, we won't be responding to PM's to us about things like, "Why did you delete my FS post?" You can read the rules and figure it out for yourself -- if you bumped more than once in 24 hours, it will probably get deleted. And for the jokers that try to scam the system by adding a comment like "All PM's replied to!" just to bump, we count that as a bump and will quietly delete your thread.

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Play nice or you will go back to the sandbox. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    fantastic! good decision.

    put in a contribute via paypal button and i will start the donations with $10.

    I urge everyone who's a regular here to join me in supporting GetDPI
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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Damn don't I get a 20 percent off on everything I buy. LOL

    Now that should be a new rule for sure.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Thanks much appreciated

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    fantastic! good decision.

    put in a contribute via paypal button and i will start the donations with $10.

    I urge everyone who's a regular here to join me in supporting GetDPI
    Thanks for your donation!
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    Nice, thank you. This is much friendlier.

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Damn don't I get a 20 percent off on everything I buy. LOL

    Now that should be a new rule for sure.
    I think at least the old rule still applies: all items intended to be posted for sale in the B&S must be reviewed/offered to Guy first...


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    Mate, you better borrow his helmet...
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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Where is the donation button? I tried to seach but could not find it

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    We may add a PayPal donation button?
    I don't have any idea on the net cost involved running such a place, but I sure am glad it exists, from all the fora on photography, this is the one and only left that I visit regulary.

    Just an idea, why not do a yearly fundraiser? People could donate gear they don't use anymore, accessories like filters, or the odd Arca Swiss Cube that collects dust , or prints etc.

    Then everyone who donates a few bucks get's his ticket into the hat and winners will be drawn.

    I know this works VERY well with a composers forum. Here, even some manufacturers generously contributed with some gear, who knows, might be even possible in some ways here, not sure. One has to talk to companies to get them on board.

    All my best
    and Thanks for the Forum!
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    Another idea could be a VBulletin App that you can set a yearly target tracker and display at some visible place. Its nice GUI tracker that can tell people funds required and progress as people donate.

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    Woohoo! Hopefully B&S activity will pick up again now. Sorry it didn't work out though.

    "...and there was great rejoicing throughout the land!"

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    Okay, found and donated

    Quote Originally Posted by sagar View Post
    Where is the donation button? I tried to seach but could not find it

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Thank you for the donations -- we really do appreciate it! FOr those that are having issues finding it, it's in an announcement header at the top of the B&S forum. We had to initiate it that way since it requires html and we leave that disabled to avoid hacking issues in the main forum. We are working on getting a donation button placed visibly on the header page for the site, so stay tuned for that
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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Is it worth showing who donated? Perhaps the words "Site Supporter" or similar wording - I've seen this on other forums. It could placed under the Join Date on the posters panel to the left of posts.

    Not trying to make more work for you guys though

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    Thanks!

    Now I noticed the B&S forum is live and well.
    I'm waiting to see someone offering gently priced D4 or D4s, and a D810.

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Is it worth showing who donated? Perhaps the words "Site Supporter" or similar wording - I've seen this on other forums. It could placed under the Join Date on the posters panel to the left of posts.

    Not trying to make more work for you guys though
    I don't know that it's sensible to put pressure on folks to donate with such tagging. Those that value the site will donate.

    (Thanks, Jack, for putting the Donate button in a nice, obvious location. :-)

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    No pressure here, I already donated
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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    This is fantastic, I just now found out as my old quick link to the (now gone) new B&S died today.

    I much preferred the B&S in forum format, now back - feels a lot more personal, is much easier to figure out and much more transparent when questions and additional info is helping to add to the actual ad which was for me the biggest question mark with the new format.

    Thanks for bringing this back.
    Re. donations and covering costs - I do not see at all why the classifieds should not be bound to a reasonable fee, as other classifieds are run with.

    To maintain and offer this classified section does cost real money, why not cover it by the classifieds themselves?

    There could be a threshold for low cost items and from a certain sales turnover up, a reasonable fee could be charged, paid even through the donations channel.

    A classifieds ad finished and paid for could get a nice stamp from one of the mods, automatically moving it into another section of the classifieds, showing that the item is sold and seller or buyer have contributed if applicable.
    This could potentially also weed out those zombie adds, around and unresolved for years.
    The finished classifieds section should retain all full forum functions, even letting third parties post in the threads, asking questions, … (very helpful sometimes with rare items, difficult to get a hold on info, …).

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    Re: The "Old" B&S is now back by popular demand!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Capisce? (This last word is directly from Guy )
    Abbiamo capito! (that's third person plural response to a second-person address, but you get the idea!)

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    Now the Old B&S is back (which is fine), I wish there's a way to switch it off by selective filtering when viewing the New Posts.

    Well, actually I do find the BS posts rather annoying ...
    Especially as I like to keep free as long as possible from G.A.S.
    I'd say: bring back the New B&S ! Whaddaya think ?

    TIA

    Kind regards.
    Bart ...

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