Originally Posted by Tim Murphy
by reading the article you will realize that you are arguing about something that was never discussed, but projected into the discussion by the OP.
Yeah, that's true. The article doesn't say anything about photo gear, I'm just thinking about how it might be relevant to this activity. Nobody's really explained why emotional support is absent from online photo forums even though photographers are doing things that need it. An art practice or business is filled with drameh, so doesn't it seem odd that nobody starts threads to get help with those things? I think the articles I've linked give an explanation of why things are the way they are, and they might suggest ways to change things. Heck, maybe there's a more sympathetic way to approach answering questions about buying gear and stuff like that.