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  1. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    Hey all,

    Please tell me if I am suggesting something already around here. I think we should have a Consumer Electronics forum. A lot of people on here are familiar with electronics and such, and it would be neat if we had a forum for people to ask questions about their electronics, or just ask advice etc. on purchasing and selling! Let me know what you think. I could even help moderate that particular forum if you wanted, but I'm new so I'm sure that isn't likely.
     
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    As in Photography related electronics? Because that would fall under the equipment section.
     
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    Nope, as in computers, gaming systems, televisions, CD players, stuff like that.
     
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    Ya, Photography related electronics would fall into the equipment forum.

    If you are thinking of consumer electronics in general...I'm not sure that we need a new forum for that. While I'm sure that most or all of us do have and use various electronic equipment...this is primarily a photography site. If we did make an new forum, what would be next? Cars...then dogs...then mountain bikes...etc.

    Currently, the off topic forum would be a good place to discuss that sort of thing.

    Our admins do have another site www.thesupportforum.com for computers and such...although it's not as popular at this site.
     
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    I see your point, but couldn't it be like a subsection of Off Topic? Off topic is such a wide range...anything and everything lands there..it would be nice to have a specific one. But thanks for considering the idea. ;)
     
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    Big Mike already covered what I was gonna say in my follow up. :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, we can certainly consider it...no harm in that. Maybe if enough people request something like that...it might become a reality. However a quick check of the topics in the 'off topic' section shows that there aren't very many electronic threads at the moment...so it doesn't appear that we need a separate or sub forum for now.
     
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    Again, I see your point, but people would probably post that kind of thing more often here if they knew there was a specific place to do it. :D It's ok though, thanks for considering just trying to help.
     
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    We could do that add a few more threads that aren't photography then change the site name to amazontypeforum.com
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I took that as a bit sarcastic and rude?
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EB;

    Your idea has, IMHO, great merit.

    But it shouldn't be sub-summed under Photography. Rather, it should be its own separate forum. I would suggest you contact Chase for info on starting a forum.
     
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    Well thats what I wanted in the first place. :p I appreciate your agreement.

    EDIT: Do you mean a whole different site? They already have one of those I think, unnattached to this site. But I meant on this site.
     

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