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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I gather that in the past TPF was a happy place - new and old photographers posted their works and many helped each other along the road to becoming a better photographer - times were good, comments well informative, supportive and well written.

    Then came the dark ages a period of bad feelings - of insults, abuse and probably more - the result of which is now we beg and hunt for crits round the site and many of those who used to give such advice freely now no longer do so in public over the forums.

    I propose we change this view that has grown on this site and have a fresh start. A new start - that those who used to comment and advise more start to do so again in the public eye without having to be personally asked beforehand. I am proposing that we get back to the roots of why many of use share our photos and experiences - that being the willingness and keenness to learn and better our skills and get those shots that we want to get.

    I cannot make this change - I need the rest of you to pull up your socks and help! So off you go - to landscape - people - general and the rest *but no the fun section of course ;) * and start the ball rolling.


    *if nothing else comes of this at least I got a chance to use that horrid photo of me ;)*
     
  2. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's all my fault, I showed up and the place went to hell...I'll admit it :(
     
  3. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    This place was definitely cool once.
     
  4. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    Thats a great idea Dano. out of the 25000 members there are only about 100 that come here anyways.. we can start from scratch.
    Bace....most of the cool people left. :grumpy:
     
  5. christm

    christm TPF Noob!

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    I come here a lot !

    Recently joining I havn't come across any nastyness, but maybe thats because I havn't been a member for long.
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Chiller - we still have some cool members round the site (you should know - being all chilled and such ;))
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Do you think we could offer a bribe to get them back? I got a whole bunch of outdated $1 off coupons for bacon. :D
     
  8. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    But that was before you joined :lmao:
     
  9. Chris of Arabia

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

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    That's because I banned the rest - they were all spamming anyway... :lol:
     
  10. Chris Stegner

    Chris Stegner TPF Noob!

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    I'm cool with the site! I get busy quite often and miss it for a day or so, but usually I hit it a couple of times a day. Sometimes I'm on so long that I catch up to the recent posts where I left off the last time I was on.

    I have found the users quite informative, and typically nice. Although someone noting there are 25,000 members (if that's true) makes me wonder why there are not more responses to posts, but I don't respond to everything myself.

    Let's keep it going! And if the database of members gets "flushed" I'll know rather quickly... and jump right back into the pool!
     
  11. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    This place definitely got quiet after there was a massive revolt against me and like 10 socially inept psycho's went to a new 'forum' because they got mod status.

    I think the rest of the board is teaming with folks, but the general forum lost it's gusto.

    :thumbdown:
     
  12. matt-l

    matt-l TPF Noob!

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    Yes..but then the ones that come back have to spend the money to re-subscribe.
     

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