What is this forum for?

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
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Re: What is this forum for?
In reply to PaleRiderBath, 7 months ago

PaleRiderBath wrote:

Good day to you all. I don't often post here but have lurked for many years. Over the last day or so, I have been browsing the forum for the first time in a while and am much saddened by what I have found. On just this first page I have witnessed:

  • Insults.
  • Forum members attacking other members.
  • Some really quite sophisticated trolling.
  • Some really very unsophisticated trolling.
  • Bickering and fighting.
  • Threads and posts disappearing all over the place.
  • A general air of dissent and discontent.

I was hoping to come on and ask a couple of questions but it does not look like I would be very welcome to do so. Is this forum still suitable for such a purpose or has it completely descended into chaos now? It was always a bit "edgy" in here, but it seems to be out of control now. What has been the cause of this and is it worth my effort to ask questions here?

This is the purpose of the forum:

  • To maximise traffic to Dpreview in order to maximise advertising revenue.
  • That's it.
  • No really, that's it. 

This is not a forum for photographers. Moderation is very poor. Threads are full of testosterone fueled arguments about minor details, or the feature set of current and future cameras.

The truth is that any fool can own a camera. And owning a camera is the entrance fee, though many here do not even own a Nikon FX camera.

The forum should be about problem solving and education. But look at the photo galleries of the most argumentative posters and you see they care little for photography given the low quality of their pictures. If they spent more time learning and less time fighting, they would improve.

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