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    An Observation

    Anyone else noticed that nearly all the flame threads in this forum have as their main protagonists people who are either selling magazines, writing articles, selling workshops or some other method of marketing themselves on the forum.
    They just seem to get each others or the memberships backs up with their antics.

    I suggest a new forum rule: No forum parasites allowed. You know who you are.
    Last edited by robc; 1-Nov-2006 at 02:30.

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    Re: An Observation

    Parasites of the world unite. HA!

    Now I have Large Format ocean front photogenic property in Wyoming to sell, does this allow me to strike a match. Grin.

    Robc, please join me in making fun of the flamers!

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    Re: An Observation

    Rob, why are you trying to initiate a flame war? Which type of arsonist are you?

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    Re: An Observation

    I'm just making an observation with a suggestion for a new forum rule. You know, like the notices you see in shops saying "No pimps or hawkers".

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    Re: An Observation

    I noticed this a long time ago - long pre-Internet. People with something to sell seem to inflame some other people. Fred Picker had lots of detractors. Michael A. Smith seems to attract flame wars. It seems that folks trying to make money, particularly those who actually do, draw criticism. I say this without taking the side of either the seller or the critic.
    juan
    Last edited by j.e.simmons; 1-Nov-2006 at 05:34.

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    Re: An Observation

    I think the forum would be a lot less interesting if it were only hobby shooters. Nearly everyone who is trying to make a living from LF photography has something to sell, whether it is prints, workshops, or mags. These folks are critical to interesting new shooters and to pushing the state of the art.

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    Re: An Observation

    damn socialists!

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    Re: An Observation

    Nothing wrong with being a socialist.. after all, as according to the nobel prize winning economist Polanyi, a completely free market is an impossibility as societal pressures and protectionism inevitably shift markets back into control anyway. That being said, I am really sad to see this going on. Usually I like hanging out here because the people are both helpful and flame less. It's my opinion that APUG and photo.net tend to be more flamey. I came here for peace and quiet and a lack of edrama. It's also funny to see great threads like to portraiture thread coexisting with the flames.

    Cheers
    Last edited by snuck; 1-Nov-2006 at 06:14.

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    Re: An Observation

    Except if you need really good medical care....

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    you mean if you need really good medical care and if you have cash...
    Last edited by snuck; 1-Nov-2006 at 06:46.

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