Mike Gunter

Mike Gunter

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Apr 10, 2008

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Well, at least everyone knows what he looks like.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 16:11 UTC as 8th comment

The 'misconception' is that they did it.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:41 UTC as 60th comment
On article Create your own articles - public beta launched today (145 comments in total)
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freiherrfoto: I was a former DSLR consultant to Sony Asia and I was paid for what I developed for them. In no way will I give this up for free to DPR in return for the hosting service. If I wanted to host a site without paying, I can get a free site from tumblr or posterous for this.

I'm sorry but bloggers are not writers nor qualified journalist. The amount of unmoderated articles will be very difficult to manage should the flood gates be open. Good luck DPR.....!

Hi Scott,

"In our forums people post lots of valuable information..." and to be kind, some less than useful words.

From a journalistic POV, you have your hands full. The content you are providing has to be watched carefully. Simon has already said, you'd be crazy not to watch it. After all, people will be reading it clarity on gear and know how.

You'll be guardians, but that bears a responsibility that I'm not sure you want. Monitoring content and shepherding authorship could be beyond your intent. You will want absolute accuracy, wouldn't you?

The 'journalist' comment caught my attention. It means something to me.

I hope this comes about, but it isn't without investment in manpower and a different direction in management.

My best,

Mike

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 19:52 UTC
On article Create your own articles - public beta launched today (145 comments in total)

Hi,

Intellectual property as stated in the above proposes to be to the author, but the note cited indicates that it belongs to the Dpreview.com, which seems to be contradictory. That really needs to be cleaned up. Content could easily be republished later in some other form and authorship will need to be nailed down.

The last paragraph states one can cite a website, but Dpreview.com can delete an article, meaning that they can seize editorial control largely based upon loose commercial content guidelines. That, too, needs to be better defined.

One of the great failings of Dpreview is the forums. The lack of moderation is missing. Self publishing would likely lead to similar antics. Unless Dpreview ponied up to an editor to sift through the chaff, there will be nothing but mis-information, rants of postings, and re-postings of rants.

I would spend some time in cleaning house first - fixing what you have, do some re-modelling, before making some additions to the house.

Mike

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 15:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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