Why members leave TPF

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by skieur, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    Looking at the thread: Image Theft was a very interesting exercise. There was wrong on both sides of the argument and then a moderator jumps in and instead of mediating, takes ONE side of the argument and then locks the thread.

    The basis of Cooler King's argument was that photos could be technically protected against copying. The following is a quote from Cooler King:

    The list is quite extensive and I agree with O||||O that none in isolation are a magic bullet but you can easily layer enough defences to deter all but the most ardent thief.

    The point should be that when a new photographer asks about defending his copyright it is a disservice for 4 or 5 posters to chime in with 'it cannot be done so deal with it or get off the web'."


    Cooler King's "style" was not appreciated which may be understandable but his basic point is correct. If you layer enough defences within programming, you will discourage "all but the most ardent thief".

    He indirectly implied that comments about taking photos of the screen, using screen grabbers etc. were "juvenile". Since getting a worthwhile usable copy of some photo using such methods is next to impossible many would agree with that comment.

    Both sides used less than complimentary terms but the "warning" by the moderator seemed restricted to the original poster.

    May I suggest a more EVEN handed approach by moderators, when both sides are at fault?

    skieur
     
  2. Big

    Big TPF Noob!

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    Now I can sleep tonight...
     
  3. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm not saying that you're wrong, skieur - but I think I'm missing the point here.

    I am very familiar with the thread you're talking about (LOL, I'm quoted in the excerpt you posted), I just don't see the connection between that and long time members leaving...

    (I assume that this thread is in some way in response to Chiller leaving...?)


    Sorry if I completely misunderstood things, but if I did - maybe you can clarify the issue some...?
     
  4. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Can you post a link to the original thread? (just curious to see it)
     
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    ^^^ holy crap! Nice to see ya on here Manaheim!
     
  6. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    I am just suggesting that a more even handed approach by moderators to threads that get out of hand and a little more "mediation" of both sides rather than taking ONE side of the argument, would aggravate fewer members.
    That should not be too much to ask.

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  7. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    T-town photographer TPF Noob!

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    Chiller left. When?????? I am out for a couple of days and all hell breaks loose. Please post a link

    Michael
     
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    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, Chiller left, so did Joemc, BigTwinky,

    all gone....
     
  10. T-town photographer

    T-town photographer TPF Noob!

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    You are kidding me. :grumpy::grumpy::grumpy:

    This is a bad day for this forum.

    Michael
     
  11. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, man! :) I lurk now and again. I like "my new home", but it's obviously not as frantic as this place is, and frantic is fun sometimes. :)

    Thanks, Josh for the link.

    *goes to look*
     
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