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    Speaking of Lenswork...

    ...I've noticed that the Lenswork web forums are long-gone -- will they ever appear under the wing of some other site, do you suppose?

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    Probably not. Many of the posts were hopelessly erudite and therefore boring. Forums that talk about hardware and technique, let you post pictures and avoid artsy-fartsy questions are the most successful.

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    So your definition of "successful" means "lots of traffic"?

    Last time I looked, Lenswork wasn't a magazine about hardware OR technique.

    I think maybe we should petition Sean to fill APUG with more celebrity news, then. I'm sure that the site would be far more successful if people here had a good source about sightings of you-know-who's in the food court at the mall on Sunset (Ellen Degeneres eating a corned beef, wow!) and a good space in which to argue over whether Lindsay Lohan is thin enough or too thin or whether she would look cute carrying a little dog.

    Instead of all that boring stuff about 4x5s and Ro-dee-nal. I mean, look at the sales of that stuff. No one wants that. A celphone camera is way better and stylish (so many colors these days) which is why it's more popular and that means better

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke
    A celphone camera is way better and stylish (so many colors these days) which is why it's more popular and that means better
    You're trolling ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by donbga
    You're trolling ....
    If trolling is sarcasm, then my aunt Lucy is Brad Pitt

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    Your Aunt Lucy is Brad Pitt?

    That is sooooooo awesome!

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    I miss the erudite part. Posts that took more than 10 seconds to read; and actual thought before writing a reply. Well, mostly 8-)
    I feel, therefore I photograph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorke
    So your definition of "successful" means "lots of traffic"?

    Last time I looked, Lenswork wasn't a magazine about hardware OR technique.
    bjorke,
    sorry, I should have made my attempt at humor more obviously so.

    Lenswork is a gem, the quality of the image being the driving force. Very little on hardware, until Brooks started printing digitally and felt compelled to tell us which computer with how much ram and which printer he used.

    This success in a wasteland of camera magazines doesn't travel well to forums - where people who don't want to talk about cameras and techniques obviously don't have the writing skills that Brooks or Joe Lipka do. What you get are people who are doing bad imitations of A.D. Coleman, or trying to write a one page doctoral thesis, or agonizing over what to call a glicee print to make it sound more impressive. I suggested "inkjet".

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    Tom



 

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