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    Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    I can kinda understand why the buy and sell stuff is blocked for non-members, but why is The Lounge blocked?

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    A likely consequence of opening the Lounge to public viewing would be an increase in off-topic posting, both well-intentioned and not, with a corresponding increase in moderation burden and server usage. We prefer to devote as much as we can of our available time and energy, and of our donated hardware and software resources, to our fundamental purpose of facilitating information sharing about large format photography.

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Think of The Lounge as a Fakebook private group, invented long before FakeMan

    Some privacy exists right here

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Ah, I see. Too much of a good thing sometimes causes problems.

    ... everything in moderation (including moderation)

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Think of The Lounge as a Fakebook private group, invented long before FakeMan

    Some privacy exists right here
    Sounds nefarious. A sneaky tact to increase membership?

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    I suspect, but cannot confirm, that many use PM often

    I do not and if anybody asks me a question in a PM, I TRY to steer them back to public discourse

    Hide in plain sight is my plan

    Quote Originally Posted by sharktooth View Post
    Sounds nefarious. A sneaky tact to increase membership?

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Probably not so much to boost membership but more to avoid public humiliation.

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Have no fear

    I look forward to my next selfie

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Probably not so much to boost membership but more to avoid public humiliation.

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    The purpose of the lounge is the same as the for-sale forum: a service to registered members, who want a place for off-topic activities.

    For everyone else, the forum is about large format photography.

    Rick “in case that wasn’t clear ” Denney

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    Re: Why is "The Lounge" subforum blocked if you're not logged in?

    Quote Originally Posted by rdenney View Post
    The purpose of the lounge is the same as the for-sale forum: a service to registered members, who want a place for off-topic activities.

    For everyone else, the forum is about large format photography.

    Rick “in case that wasn’t clear ” Denney
    Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.

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