Thanks for clarifying, I think I understand what you mean now and I actually agree with you to a large extent.
Just a few quotes/points:
I agree fully that Lomo will probably not last forever, thus I agree partially with the thread-heading in saying "yes, for now", but this is a (imo) "craze" (in the lack of a better word), and it's hard to say how long it will last, until something else takes over.
My point is that, "while they are half trough the door already, show them what's inside", they can't get the "APUG-influence" in their own community.
But I would just call her downright rude and inexperienced and yes, maybe she needed a pat on the head, before dismantling her great discovery
Seen from the other end; She could have been proactive and googled a bit before announcing her big discovery.
The thread lacked a translator between her and well meaning PE, because the conversation was a bit like Sheldon explaining to Penny how physics work (the Big Bang Theory series) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7SttlM8fI
Although PE is much much nicer than Sheldon, but there are similarities here =)
I didn't mean it quite like that, certainly not telling anyone "Hey, listen up" ^^ It's no easy-peasy trying to influence that community, but one can certainly try. Flickr seem to have greater success merging the communities, as it is easier to create interest groups who are so generic that they naturally include both traditional as well as lomo-shooters.
Maybe flickr is the answer more than APUG, but I was also considering the recent message about the increased expenses APUG has running this site, so new subscribers should be most welcome I would believe.
My whole point was that by trying to place their community closer to ours, their naturally inquisitive nature may (and indeed may not) lead to a situation where some of them find that they can learn to find an even greater joy in "controlling" their creativity. This isn't something they try to do in the Lomo-community in general, but people are people and some of them will always want to learn more. (and APUG certainly is the world-class leader as a knowledge-base for all things analog, it's amazing)