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Old 12-11-2008   #1
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I have way too much Time on my hands

Do you know that over half the folks who join RFF never post a single reply?
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Do you know that over half the folks who join RFF never post a single reply?
No, but you seem to have more time on your hands than I do, or the registered users who never post...



My question is why join if you never post?
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Old 12-11-2008   #3
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I think a lot of people who use this forum treat it more as an on line magazine and feel no need to involve themselves in the discussions ... and others are just very shy I supect.

Which ever way you use it, it's a great resource if you own and shoot rangefinder cameras!
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Probably many find this isn't for them. Others are shy about expressing an opinion considering some of the incredible talent, amature and professional we have here.

Whatever the reason people join. If they post or not. If people who come here take away something positive, that is good. Who knows if you may be an inspiration to some one.
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No, but you seem to have more time on your hands than I do, or the registered users who never post...



My question is why join if you never post?
guilty as charged, my question, too.
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There was a giveaway a few years ago, I suspect a bunch were from that.
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I've never seen this here, but on another forum when you ask a question, what usually happens many times

Someone shoots back ever heard of Google?
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IIRC, you can't view attachments in threads if you are not logged in, and you can't log in unless you're registered. Most forums have a large contingent of lurkers.
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I've never seen this here, but on another forum when you ask a question, what usually happens many times

Someone shoots back ever heard of Google?
Huh? Explain this.
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I've never seen this here, but on another forum when you ask a question, what usually happens many times

Someone shoots back ever heard of Google?
I just googled "why join if you never post", and the message with my question was on front page, but there was no answer...
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I get PM's from people who never post, who tell me whom to set fire to next, or congratulate me on letting the air out of one pompous chowderhead or another. I never know why they think I do that.
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I guess I would be someone that is a registered user but rarely post anything. When I first registered I was just starting to look at alternatives to slr and digital cameras and I had just picked up a Yashica GSN and wanted to learn more about it. So I did a search on rangefinder cameras and ended up here. The reason for not posting that much is that I never really had a need to. Every question that I had about rangefinder cameras has usualy been ask a hundred times before. So it wasn't that hard to get what I wanted to know. Since then I have picked up a few more cameras like my Fed 3 and my Konica 35C plus a few scale focus folders. But the learning process with them has been the same. I find the majority of the members here to be highly knowledgable about photography and all of it's aspects and this site has become an addiction for me. So even though you won't hear from me often, rest assured that I be lurking here at least 2 or 3 times a day.

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I wonder how many people have bothered to google "Numerius Negidius "?
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I wonder how many people have bothered to google "Numerius Negidius "?
Me! But then, if Bill was part of the context, it was bound to be interesting...



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I must admit that I treat RFF as a bit of a magazine - usually have a read first thing in the morning with my coffee.
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how many aren't native speakers?
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I know a bunch of folks that don't post 'cause they think they are not capable of writing understandable English. But they are able understand others post's.
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I am not native speaker and usually don't care ... (... but keep out of discussions going to deep into political or philosophical topics, that level of language is way above my writing skills.)
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Explanation of "you ever heard of Google?"

On another photo forum ... whenever a newbie asks a question about gear, technique, or whatever, a disgruntled experienced member will many times answer "don't you know how to use google?" or something to that effect. (they want the newbie to try and find the answer themselves first)



Maybe new members are too afraid to participate for that reason.
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(... but keep out of discussions going to deep into political or philosophical topics, that level of language is way above my writing skills.)
Some of those are way above my understanding!

I came into these forums at a time when there was, shall we say, some unpleasantness going on. I nearly did not join because of it but it's mostly better now, so I'm glad I did.
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I in awe of the knowledge, experience, skills and talent amongst members here. I contantly learn and is inspired. (Since my membership the number of photgraphs I take must have increased by Pi.)

I also now put a name to an affliction I have; GAS. Since I joined I became the proud owner of an XPAN, Konica Hexar (fixed lens) Olympus 35 RD, Olympus Trip, Canon GIII QL (Silver), another Black specimen, and Konca Auto S3. I keep them in good nick and use them often

I have also started to develop the odd B&W film.

I am always inspired to look at the work of fellow members that are posted here. Sometimes revisiting the same memers work often.

So, I do not have much time during the day but often take time to take a small break to lurk a little on the site.

I must also confess that I have much more to learn and gain by just reading, learing and enyoying the photograghic work of others. At this stage I don not have anyting to contribute accept; my gratitude and please be aware that I am being engergised by how this site is mangaged, the knowlegible and artistic contributions and the mutual support I sence amongst members.

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