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One of the problems with all online social networking, of which this forum is a prime example, is that people post comments that they would never say to someone face to face. I know I do. And the edit option disappears far too quickly.
So accept us for what we are - grumpy old farts who like the sound of our own voices. But who do very genuinely try to help those who request advice or information or opinions in a credible way.
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Quote: And the edit option disappears far too quickly.
. . . very true.
You don't have to pay for your membership, just go back to a basic account. That's what I've done, wouldn't dream of actually having my account deleted. And like other have said, take a break, don't come back for a few months. I'm rarely here these day but if I have a question about photography it's still my default place to ask that question.
Uploading my daily photo is like a hit of methadone... Got to have it after 8 years to avoid going cold turkey
Wish the same were true of many other of the old guard Ade, it does seem a completely different place around here from 3-4 years ago.
Old tenants moved out, new ones moved in - kinda thing
I'm the stubborn one in the loft
Nowhere near the time I had when I had a proper job though.... blogs and courses don't write themselves
I don't think any of my original "favourites" post anymore, at least on a regular basis i learnt so much from them. But I guess most of us in work are far busier than we used to be, less time for photography.
Looks like its my turn to be mr honesty ....
If you want to leave and are advertising the fact without just leaving its a cry for attention.
If you want attention:
Join in more debates
Post more Photos
Spend more time on the site
I'm on here a lot less these days due to my life changing beyond all recognition recently, but I still do need to check in even for a quick whizz through the forums.
There are always going to be people you get on with and people you don't on forums as well as real life, a few years back I had someone I didn't know, who I had never conversed with in the forums send me a very, very horrible PM, no, I had 2 people actually, one sent me a PM accusing me of child abuse re my gothic photos and another telling me to stop posting self portraits as I was just degrading myself :-/ I didn't know either of these people and they were both women.
No matter where you go in life, be it the pub, the office or the net, there will always be weirdos, busy bodies, know it alls, gimboids and smegheads (and that's putting it politely).
There's no need to actually leave as such. I just let my E2 membership expire and deleted my few photos.You could also remove your profile info.
Then don't use the site.
I just have a look through the forums and classifieds occasionally.
Well looking at the OP's p/f it seems like a good wheeze. Two awards already.
***** Hey Everyone, I'm leaving .................... *****
I thought the OP was a new Lucian on that pregnancy thread a while back Be a shame to lose someone like that !
Quote: But I guess most of us in work are far busier than we used to be, less time for photography.
in many ways yes - like yesterday, spent a full day showing a photographer from Leeds how to do HDR effectively, didn't take a shot myself, just set up his camera, lightroom and Photomatix - gave him a nice workflow and left him a little brain-fried...
Did you know Oloneo isn't available on MAC?
Pete did ask a while back why people, especially pros, leave or lose interest...
time's the biggest factor - and I think priorities change when you start making money rather than do it as a hobby.
I'm not actually that interested in new lenses and bodies, but I am massively interested in how to market effectively, SEO tips and tricks, shots which sell well.... all the "stuff" around a business. I'm also interested in lighting and more creative camera skills, which doesn't really feature much in the forum - other than the Off Camera Flash Thread, which seems to have finally ebbed to a close, despite a few attempts at resuscitation.
So that's probably why my activity has lowered, though I still post a shot a day and join the odd thread
There are plenty of odd threads on here to join!
Quote: There are plenty of odd threads on here to join!
They're odd allright, and usually titled "unbelievable" with a link to a paedophile - or something equally inspiring!
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