Who Else would like to see a separate 1D/s/x forum?

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
schmegg
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Re: A curious evolution I'm noticing...
In reply to Klaus, Jan 16, 2013

Klaus wrote:

schmegg wrote:

PhotoKhan wrote:

...is that while this was a topic that would generate immediate "you're an elitist" backlash when it was brought up years ago, when only the 5D was put together with the 1D cameras, it now resonates as positive, reasonable request for a signification amount of users.

I guess multiplication of a problem tends to make it more clearly perceivable.

Oh - I wouldn't be so certain about that at all. I suspect there are many that are simply holding their tongues.

What I find funny is that these threads pop-up every time there is a new camera that is released and it's not a 1D. LOL!

The forum gets busy for six months with talk about the new body, and all the 1D shooters get shirty that they need to "wade through posts" to read one of the dozen or so 1D threads that have been posted lately.

Then, when things get back to normal, everything is OK again! Hehe!

Its not necessary ok, because nobody is asking for a while. I t could be because people are tired of asking! As you can read many people (including myself), are actually staying away for years, because of this.

That's not good and a pity in a number of ways in my mind.

The main one being that some 1D shooters could actually give some very good assistance on this forum to fellow ff shooters. I find it a pity that there aren't more community minded 1D shooters to be perfectly honest - but that's not to say there aren't some very helpful and constructive 1D contributors here either!

Aside from that, I personally enjoy the 1D threads as much as any others and think they are quite relevant to 5D (and now 6D) shooters. I'm not one for segregation - I'd rather inclusion.

I just looked back through the posts and I counted about four 1D related posts in the last day - and that's with a new 1D just released recently!

It took me maybe half a minute to do this, so I'm a bit 'unmoved' by the claim that one must "wade through" a bunch of interestingness posts.

Why do 1D users think it's any different for anyone else who uses the forum trying to find particular information that they are interested in?

It should not be to much to ask for, its quite simple to do. And this website would be nothing without the users.

Cant you (as a moderator) do something? I mean bring this up for the people behind the site?

Unfortunately, I have as much chance as any of the rest of you. The forum admins can be PM'ed just as easily by you as they can by me - but you are probably more motivated in this particular case.

I certainly have their support, but I don't have any particular influence in how they choose to run their own site.

Don't get me wrong though - I'm not completely 'opposed' to the idea. A 1D forum would be very quite and easy to moderate (probably), but I personally just can see it being worth the effort for the admins to implement it (not really knowing, like the rest of you, exactly how much effort would actually be involved).

And I'd really rather see the 1D shooters take part in the community more rather than wanting to split off and create their own little isolated corner.

(the opinions expressed here are just one persons opinions of course - and they are simply my opinions as a forum user, not as a DPR moderator - put out here as a point of discussion)

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