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    NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    The word I would like to see banned is

    FANBOY

    I think it would do wonders to lower the tension level of many discussions.

    Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year

    Victor

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Never heard the word.

    What does it mean?

    Happy holidays and best of the new year.

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Can we still use it 'til the end of the month?

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Must be reading the wrong forum and get confused with posting here. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Gheez - can you name a photography forum on the internet with fewer fanboys (and girls) than GetDPI? This is the tamest place around.

    Sorry to be so serious in my answer but I don't really think the original post was in jest.

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    I agree. I don't think that is ever, or rarely, used here. So many are multi system users or interested in more than one system. I think a lot of us read forums here that aren't related to our own current systems. i know I enjoy the MF, Sony, small sensor, etc. And none of thise are what I currently shoot with. Its the curiosity and interest in what others are doing that I love about getdpi, and most of all the images themselves and the people that made them. .

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Gheez - can you name a photography forum on the internet with fewer fanboys (and girls) than GetDPI? This is the tamest place around.

    Sorry to be so serious in my answer but I don't really think the original post was in jest.
    I agree, this site is an oasis from the very tedious "fan-personism" seen on every other site.

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Gheez - can you name a photography forum on the internet with fewer fanboys (and girls) than GetDPI? This is the tamest place around.
    No I agree with you. It's not used much here.

    BUT

    I completely agree with Victor. It's a term of abuse, almost as bad as "with due respect". Horrible. It's only designed to wind people up.

    If it were my forum it is the ONLY word I would ban.

    So, Victor, HOORAY. I quite agree. It doesn't even have the merit of earthiness.

    Have a great holiday everyone!

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Thought to myself that I had never used the word in any context so just in case the word/term is expunged in 2011 I now have the overwhelming urge ....

    FANBOY



    There, I said it!

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    But I'm a fanboy! I'm a Nikolympenon fanboy, and I have a Panasonic too. And a Contax. And they are all the best cameras in the world, however terrible the photos I take with them may look. Very terrible sometimes.

    Will I be banned together with the word then?

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    But I'm a fanboy! I'm a Nikolympenon fanboy, and I have a Panasonic too. And a Contax. And they are all the best cameras in the world, however terrible the photos I take with them may look. Very terrible sometimes.

    Apart from ownership There is absolutely no truth in any of that statement
    happy Christmas!

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    The derisive of meaning of fanboy here at GetDPI has been minimized significantly by the number of member gearsluts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    The derisive of meaning of fanboy here at GetDPI has been minimized significantly by the number of member gearsluts.
    SO True!!!

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    This is the most gear agnostic forum on the internet!
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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    This is the most gear agnostic forum on the internet!
    Gear?...
    You said GEAR!
    Gotta get me some more of that MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Bob, admit it mate, you don't come close to some of the gearholics on this forum, sometimes all I have to do is pull out the popcorn and settle down for the drama, it's hugely entertaining for this penniless guy!

    Actually scratch that, on diet, no popcorn, heck but dieting is boring!
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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Rubinstein View Post
    Bob, admit it mate, you don't come close to some of the gearholics on this forum, ......
    Bob - is this a compliment?

    Ben- Bob's gear cabinet.....is worthy!

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    I would be really nervous if I had to ban the words gear, gear slut, gear whore and GAS. Better off just turning the lights off and go play in another sandbox. LOL
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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    I thought the thread title stood for "New York Resolution...."

    Never mind.....

    Ok. Actual resolution. Since I'm putting off my dream of 40+ MP in order to have a carry anywhere kit,
    ....
    I'm going to carry it everywhere.

    (already had 35, 50, and 75 Summicrons, so it wasn't the economic disaster it could've been)

    Happy New Year,

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Interesting Comments;

    Thank you Jono - maybe better said than my OP.

    When a word is used LESS it usually has MORE shock value. If it were used as much as gearslut it probably wouldn't have such a pejorative edge.

    We are all 'fans' of our products (or else we post on B&S and let someone else be a fan of the stuff we sell )

    ...but, it's a new year and what I was suggesting is that we all try to leave the negatives in 2010...

    best regards
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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    I don't think there's much wrong with this forum. The discussions tend to be very polite and constructive. I suspect it has to do with most posters being adults, both chronologically and mentally.

    But on some other forums I'd ban the T word: trolls and trolling. People on many forums want everybody to agree with them and anybody disagreeing is immediately labeled as a troll. In my eyes calling somebody a troll has become the new Nazi card: use it and you lose right away.

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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    emr, I agree that Godwin's law is overdue for an update. There is one forum that I now consider almost 100% read-only for exactly that reason.
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    Re: NY Resolution for GetDPI: Ban the "F" word

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Anderson View Post
    emr, I agree that Godwin's law is overdue for an update. There is one forum that I now consider almost 100% read-only for exactly that reason.
    Hmm, good point. I (and Guy and Jack) have seen other forums deteriorate from the tension between the owners and members. Here, a major credit to Guy and Jack is their balanced view. But freedom also has its obligations, and a bit of 'self policing' is all we are talking about.

    Just being aware that certain terms can be hurtful helps all- we can all slip, and say things we don't mean in the way interpreted, or get too wound up (moi aussi!! )

    Troll and fanboy are certainly read different from gearslut (most proudly announce that they are that, again, moi aussi! )

    Anyway, three cheers for all of us, and let us not EVER take ourselves TOOOO seriously.

    best all

    Victor

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