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    A little something for the Forum...

    I just noticed something I hadn't been aware of before at the bottom of the Large Format Info page:

    The two following links are affiliate links. When you click on either of those two vendors links, you are taken to their site with an ID that identifies largeformatphotography.info as referring you. If you purchase something during that session on either site, we get a small commission at no cost to you, so if you plan to shop there, you might as well follow those links !

    • B&H: the most complete stock of photographic gear, including hard-to-find professional/specialized items.
    • Amazon.com: for everything else.


    Are Amazon and B&H still offering this? If so, we should start making use of it to support the Forum's maintenance! The links are still active at the bottom of the page:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/
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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    I never noticed this. Thanks for pointing it out! I buy stuff from both vendors on a regular basis.
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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J. De Smidt View Post
    I never noticed this. Thanks for pointing it out! I buy stuff from both vendors on a regular basis.

    +1

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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Good point, I forgot about it.

    I'm sure collectively we buy a lot from both.

    I will try to direct link more often.

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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Maybe one of the moderators could make a more obvious and convenient link somewhere appropriate?
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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Everyone: thanks very much for wanting to help!

    As the policy for a long time has been to avoid accepting funding for the Forum, please hold off on redirecting any purchases. We'll figure out what's going on (or not) with those very old affiliate links and get back to you with a clear statement about whether the funding policy is to be changed. Stay tuned...

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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Going to buy stuff on Amazon and BH.

    Are the links valid?
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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    This is under active discussion by Tuan and the moderators, we should have a statement shortly.

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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Everyone: thanks very much for wanting to help!

    As the policy for a long time has been to avoid accepting funding for the Forum, please hold off on redirecting any purchases. We'll figure out what's going on (or not) with those very old affiliate links and get back to you with a clear statement about whether the funding policy is to be changed. Stay tuned...
    I think it is well known that this site is provided at no cost by the extremely generous operators, who have historically discouraged donations.

    I hope an exception is made in this case. If I am going to purchase something anyway from B&H, why not have this site benefit? It costs me nothing, and it would benefit a cause that I cherish. Placing the links in a more noticeable, but not overtly mercenary manner (so the operators can still feel good in their steadfast attempt to provide this site at no cost to its users), would be approrpriate.

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    Re: A little something for the Forum...

    I hope an exception is made in this case. If I am going to purchase something anyway from B&H, why not have this site benefit? It costs me nothing, and it would benefit a cause that I cherish. Placing the links in a more noticeable, but not overtly mercenary manner (so the operators can still feel good in their steadfast attempt to provide this site at no cost to its users), would be appropriate.
    Greg, this is nicely stated, and I agree 100%.

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