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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · wow, dpreview is so lame


I started a posting there about an adobe CC issue where I had uninstalled lightroom 5 and their app manager thought it was still installed and their support couldn't figure out how to get app manager get the status synchronized to allow me to reinstall it.

They deleted the thread. I posted again about the issue and it was deleted. Then I posted that the moderators were deleting threads and postulated that they were deleting threads that their advertisers might not like. So I was banned!



Jul 04, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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jzucker wrote:
I started a posting there about an adobe CC issue where I had uninstalled lightroom 5 and their app manager thought it was still installed and their support couldn't figure out how to get app manager get the status synchronized to allow me to reinstall it.

They deleted the thread. I posted again about the issue and it was deleted. Then I posted that the moderators were deleting threads and postulated that they were deleting threads that their advertisers might not like. So I was banned!


Unless you were personally attacking some individual, then I don't necessarily agree with a post being deleted. However, are you surprised about the last part?

EBH



Jul 04, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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Just like the FM board, DPReview is a private forum. They can delete what they wish. There's no inherent right to publish on a private forum.

If you want your opinion on the web, the best method is to start you own blog. You'll have the control.




Jul 04, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · wow, dpreview is so lame


DPreview is owned by Amazon...so they are much more freak-outish about their sponsors being criticized.


Jul 04, 2013 at 08:44 PM
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I recall when I was active quite a few years ago on a photography website called TrekEarth that was created by a young man who lived across San Francisco Bay from where I live. I often said to him in private conversations the same thing I've said to Fred. I hope they make a great deal of money for all the hard work they put into creating and maintaining a website. What was clear for Adam on TrekEarth was that his money would come from selling the website, so increasing eyes and decreasing controversy were his prime goals. Unfortunately, there were a couple of incidents involving criticism of photos of children taken in Southeast Asia by a respected member of the site. He was banned and there was a backlash that led to quite a number of outspoken members being banned, including some of the best photographers posting on the site. I tried to raise the subject on a general forum like this and the thread was removed, much as OP experienced on DP Review. Adam did sell the website and it is even more bland. I still have an account and quite a few photos there but it holds no interest for me any longer, largely because so many of my friends abandoned the site following the controversy.

Dan is correct, these are private websites made available to the public but always at the indulgence of the owner of the site. Fortunately, Fred is an excellent "landlord" and the folks drawn to this site by and large are adults. Apart from the occasional upset over a transaction on the Buy and Sell board, which is surely a different beast from the gear and presentation forums, this is a pretty relaxed and enjoyable corner of cyberspace. I enjoy being here a great deal.



Jul 04, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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jzucker wrote:
....they were deleting threads that their advertisers might not like. So I was banned!

I like dpreview's camera reviews, but the random member topics are difficult to follow. I wouldn't have joined just for that reason. Maybe, in the long run, they did you a favor by banning you. Less time typing, more time shooting.







Jul 04, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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DPR has more asshats per capita than your normal forum. You lost nothing by being banned except the opportunity to be flamed.


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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · wow, dpreview is so lame


I wasted some time there - a few days. It was horrible. Posts were deleted. Lots of newbies idiots and fanbois. They love their NEX6s. You'd have to pretty lonely and simple minded to stay there.


Jul 05, 2013 at 01:29 AM
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MaxBerlin wrote:
...Lots of newbies idiots ....


If the newbies are geniuses, is it ok then



Jul 05, 2013 at 02:23 AM
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MaxBerlin wrote:
I wasted some time there - a few days. It was horrible. Posts were deleted. Lots of newbies idiots and fanbois. They love their NEX6s. You'd have to pretty lonely and simple minded to stay there.


You can say the same about many sites. The people on most sites think that site is just the greatest and that they are superior in some ways to everyone else.

EBH



Jul 05, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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I have never even considered registering there for many of the reasons posted in this thread, even when I was a "noob".


Jul 07, 2013 at 01:42 AM
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Regardless, DP Review has some great content but their forums seem to attract behavior that should have been outgrown somewhere around the 6th grade school yard. Anybody old enough to be using equipment of these sizes and prices should have more maturity than what is often expressed there.

Long live Fred Miranda and his wonderful forums for the variety, maturity, and professionalism expressed.



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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Squirrely Eyed wrote:
Regardless, DP Review has some great content but their forums seem to attract behavior that should have been outgrown somewhere around the 6th grade school yard. Anybody old enough to be using equipment of these sizes and prices should have more maturity than what is often expressed there.

Long live Fred Miranda and his wonderful forums for the variety, maturity, and professionalism expressed.


Well said!



Jul 09, 2013 at 07:49 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · wow, dpreview is so lame


Dpreview is owned by Amazon? Never knew that. I've always hated Dpreview, I was on it for a few days and saw nothing but insults and test charts about why CameraBrand A is better than CameraBrand B.


Jul 09, 2013 at 01:17 PM





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