Structuring the Reactions to the E5 Review on DPR

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RoelHendrickx
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Structuring the Reactions to the E5 Review on DPR

OK, don't take this post TOO seriously.
It is written to a large extent in jest, but not totally.

With DPR's review of the E5 now apparently on the verge of being published (see other threads currently on the front page), it is to be expected that this forum will soon be swamped with a tidal wave of different threads about that review, most of them started by people who also want to say something about it, but without reading what has already been said and checking whether their thoughts could fit in another thread as a reply.

This tsunami of new threads (most of them with few replies) will sweep all the other interesting stuff to the next pages of the forum, at least for a few days.

So why not try to get the reactions structured into just a few threads?

It is quite predictable which kind of threads we will need, and everyone that wants to add his/her two cents, can do it in one of these threads.

A quick roundup :

  • First there will be the thread, even before anyone has read through the review, that says nothing else than "Hey, the review is online" : if everyone that wants to say that, does it in one thread, we will save a rainforest of identical threads.

  • Then there is the thread for those that actually read through the review and want to indicate small factual errors to the reviewers.

  • Then there is the thread for those that want to applaud DPR for a fair review.

  • Then there is the thread for those that want tot accuse DPR of bias.

  • A subthread can be started for the conspiracy-theories.

  • Then there is the thread for those questioning DPR's methodology in testing (subthreads for focus speed, focus accuracy, ISO pixel peeping etc).

  • Then there is the thread for those who want to complain about which cameras should be included in or excluded from comparative tests.

  • Then there is the thread for those that want to go into detail about Awards being awarded or not awarded (just).

  • Then there is the thread for those who want to debate whether the Pros from the conclusion sheet are really Pros, or whether the Cons are really Cons (including comparisons with other reviews, where the same item was listed otherwise).

  • Then there is the thread for those who want to excerpt a small snippet of the review (either a positive or a negative remark) and pull it out of context.

  • Then there is the thread for those who feel reinforced in their decision to buy an E-5 (of for having already done so).

  • Then there is the thread for those who feel reinforced in their decision to wait for a price drop.

  • Then there is the thread for those who feel reinforced in their decision not to buy an E5.

  • Then there is the thread for those who state that one should never look at a camera on its own, but at the whole system it is part of.

  • Then there is the thread for those who say the review of the individual camera is pointless because the system as a whole is dying/dead.

  • Then there is the thread for those who want to say they don't care.

  • And finally a thread for those who say that a picture says more than a thousand words.

Am I missing something?

You see, even if we structure it like that, the front page will soon be filled almost completely.

(I'm just kidding, but not totally)

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