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Old Oct 14, 2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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Imaging Revue is a subscription based website ($120/year) that featured forums attended by some of the great names in digital imaging. Virtually all the experts resigned this week.

Remarkably, there has been no announcement about this by the site owners. The only way members might learn about this is by checking a members only feedback forum buried three links deep into the site.

The following Imaging Revue Experts are resigning from the IR website as of 10-11-2004:

John Paul Caponigro, Katrin Eismann, Martin Evening, Bruce Fraser, Greg Gorman, Mac Holbert, Ian Lyons, Steve Gorman, Seth Resnick, Andrew Rodney, and Jeff Schewe

The statement they issued to IR subscribers is shown below:

While we, as a group, appreciated the community that included the IR membership, we have fundamental differences with the organization and management of Imaging Revue. When it was first proposed, we felt the time was right for a site dedicated to digital imaging on a subscription basis. However, the management of the site has failed to meet our expectations. We now feel it is wrong for us to be involved as Experts without any direct control over how the site is administered.

Our disagreement is not with the subscribers of Imaging Revue nor its community. We have nothing but good feelings towards the friends we've made here. We wish the community well. But clearly, in the opinion of the Experts, the management of IR has not followed through with its commitment to the fundamental structure and organization of the site. In fact, we now question the validity of the basic business model of paying Experts to answer questions.

We realize that many members have subscribed and paid money in large part because we, as Experts, were involved. To those people we can only offer our sincere apology. We would like to have offered a better and stronger involvement but circumstances have prevented us from being able to do so.

For those of you who feel angry or frustrated, we can only apologize and sympathize. We wish this site had met your expectations as well as ours.

The individual Experts have expressed a desire to offer their own goodbyes, but as a group we felt the need to make a unified statement.

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Old Oct 14, 2004, 4:14 PM   #2
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Things like that happen...I've had to do that on a few sites due to similar circumstances. It's hard to do, but sometimes if the relationship doesn't work out you have to quit.
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