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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:06 PM   #31
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No!!!
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:06 PM   #32
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I participate in several forums of different natures on the net and they all (excluding this one) have off-topic forums and none of them in any way corrupt the forum. Quite to the opposite they bring a sense of community to the board. I use them and am "pro off-topic". However, an off-topic forum may not work here due to the negativity displayed by those that see it as something outside their comfort zone.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:08 PM   #33
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IMHO!!!! No Thankyou..
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:10 PM   #34
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Cowboy, you have twice stated NO, but you havn't once stated a reason why????
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:14 PM   #35
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Sorry, first one was not polite enough. Well If I explain why.... well then I think it would be OFF Topic!!!
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Now I don't want to come across negative about this whole post, but why did you guys register for this forum in the first place? I would assume it was to talk/learn about digital photography.

Just like I can turn the channel with TV and radio, if there is an off-topic forum at this site, then I can just skip it. But isn't the purpose of this site to have a specific topic of digital photography and try to build a digital photography community?

I think an off-topic forum would just turn into one big chat-room debating stuff like this topic, which IMHO has already gone on long enough. It will also be extra work for somebody to moderate the forum.

So, how about those new Canon's coming out.... :lol:
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:27 PM   #37
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Haha, good answer cowboy! You should be a politician!!
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:32 PM   #38
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Ryan you mention that the idea is to build a community......how many communities can be built without a freedom to express and discuss ideas and concepts?

And I do not wish to sound rude, but nobody would force people to view this forum. The people who wish to participate can, and those who do not wish to do so can still enjoy their photography talk.

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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:37 PM   #39
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Notice I said digital photography community.

I don't shun freedom of speech. I support it 100%. But remember the purpose of this site in the first place.

And as I stated earlier, anyone can just skip over it if they don't want to view the post.

As you questioned Cowboy earlier, you yourself really have not given a specific reason as why you want this.

In the end, this is all good fun and we are all here for the same reason. We like this digital photography forum.
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Old Mar 5, 2004, 7:43 PM   #40
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And do digital photographers not enjoy discussing other topics? Because we enjoy talking to the people here about photography does that mean we are not allowed to discuss other things with the same people?

And yes I did ask cowboy 1 question because he gave no reason for his response. And actually if you review my first and second posts in this topic you can read my reasons there.

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