not a good happening....

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  1. PNA

    PNA TPF Noob!

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    Well, we lost MysteryScribe's input. He has decided to leave the forum for principled reasons. His humor and valued opinions will be sorely missed.

    I urge all of you to message him with support to reconsider his decision.

    Charlie we need you!
     
  2. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    That's a shame. Can I ask what bought him to this point, he seemed quite actively involved as fas as I could tell?
     
  3. PNA

    PNA TPF Noob!

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    It had to do with the recent change in the rules and format of the critique section. He and I strongly opposed the use of the "stamp" and the censorship dictated by those in, and not so in, power.

    There are several threads where he and I voiced objection to some of the guidelines and the "stamp". He and I felt the restriction were not in the best interest of all the members and we stated. Several of our posts were deleted over night that expressed our views and he felt better served by not participating any longer.

    A message to him may hopefully change his decision.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He left because of one small section of the forum? :roll:

    One another note, someone was going to give me a new Toyota, but I didn't like the size of the cup holder, so I didn't take it. :er:
     
  5. PNA

    PNA TPF Noob!

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    Anarchy has a way of spreading without being noticed......
     
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    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    Anarchy is the complete lack of government, whereas I believe you're protesting that TPF's "government" is too strict. ;)

    On another note, while I'm sad to see Mystery go it's true that there are many other places on this forum than the Critique Section where photos can be shared and commented on. It's sad one small part of this forum which only affects those wishing to participate (hopefully in a positive way) is enough to send people out the door...
     
  7. PNA

    PNA TPF Noob!

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    I said it once before....and it still rings true:



    Apathey, that's what we need more of, controls and apathey!



    OM"sO
     
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    PNA TPF Noob!

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    Look, I've presented a situation that I beleive is not in the best interests of the forum....Mysterscribe's decision to leave.

    It is now in your hands to pursuade him to reconsider. That's the issue of this thread. Any judgements of his or my position regarding the forum and the methods to control are another issue.

    Please message him......
     
  9. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So we have lost another member of TPF, and to be honest that saddens me.

    Even though I never really had much to do with Mysteryscribe, I couldn't even tell you his real name, I'd still rather he was here.

    In my mind it was bad enough losing Chiller but to lose another member is very sad.

    It maybe a small part of TPF but there has been more talk about that part of the forum than any other part of the forum over the past few days.

    Small part of the forum, BIG problem.

    It seems to me that most members do not like the 'stamps'
    It also seems to me that the 'stamps' are causing a lot unhappiness

    I really do believe that if the 'stamps' have to stay they should be changed to the ones that The_Traveler came up with here http://thephotoforum.com/forum/showpost.php?p=925255&postcount=118 much nicer than the current ones that remind me of a Police State.
    Also locking a new members posts is just WRONG, here's an idea, how about a MOD just moves the thread and posts a PM to the new member linking the rules and explaining why it was moved?

    After all this is supposed to be the 'friendly forum' isn't it?
     
  10. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok, to put at least a temporary end to the stamp discussion....


    ....as we said in many other threads: your complaints have been heard. We are not ignoring you.

    No one said that nothing was going to change. It is a very busy time for several people on the mod team right now, so change cannot always come overnight.

    Please be patient.
     
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    Pm sent to Mystery.
     
  12. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What I'm hearing more of us "we want it our way, or we're leaving", which I think is just as unfortunate as being unhappy with it in the first place. I think Corry said it well.
     

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