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Old Oct 19, 2007, 9:31 AM   #1
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We used to have a lot more people posting photos and comments than we do now. I king of miss the heavy traffic we use to have.

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Old Oct 19, 2007, 2:27 PM   #2
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Yes, and it s getting worse...

I rarely come in here, and do not post anymore (I m on italian forums now)

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Old Oct 19, 2007, 9:41 PM   #3
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There are indeed some people I have not seen for awhile. I hope they are all well and may post again. I think forum flakiness got to some people. I know it is bugging me that I used to have it set to keep me signed in on this computer. Now I am never signed in, and the only way I can is to click on the line that says something like "Sign in problems? Click here to reset cookies." I click where it says to sign in and then have to work my way to this forum.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 10:55 AM   #4
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The cookie problem was becoming very irritating here (and still is - took me 10mins to manage to log in to reply to this thread )
Its a shame that this forum has become so poorly used when I think back to how it used to be, but you cant blame people for moving on with the current problems with cookies on here.
Steve, nice to see youre still shooting some great images.I`ve recently opened a Flickr account (markhou68 is my username) check it out if you get time.I`ve also recently bit the bullet and bought an fz50, which i`m very impressed with.
I`m not ahsamed to admit I now visit the forums at dpreview as theyre a lot busier than this place and over there its a lot like this forum used to be.

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 11:11 AM   #5
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You guys are using the correct link, right? This is the new link to the forums:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com

It changed a while back. The login/cookie problems you guys are describing sound like you're still trying to use the old url at http://www.stevesforums.com (which would give you those types of issues).

So, you have to make sure you're using the new link to the forums. You can also get to the forums by clicking on the Discussion Forums menu choice from the main page at http://www.steves-digicams.com

If you are using the new link at http://forums.steves-digicams.com and are still having those types issues, send me a PM and we can try to figure out what the issue is. I'm having no problems with logins or cookies from my PCs.

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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You guys are using the correct link, right? This is the new link to the forums:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com

It changed a while back. The login/cookie problems you guys are describing sound like you're still trying to use the old url at http://www.stevesforums.com (which would give you those types of issues).

So, you have to make sure you're using the new link to the forums. You can also get to the forums by clicking on the Discussion Forums menu choice from the main page at http://www.steves-digicams.com

If you are using the new link at http://forums.steves-digicams.com and are still having those types issues, send me a PM and we can try to figure out what the issue is. I'm having no problems with logins or cookies from my PCs.
Hmmm. I had changed but the computer drive got reformatted and it appears my saved Firefox bookmarks had the old one. I will rectify that and try again. Thanks.

And Mark, I will check you out at flickr.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 11:29 AM   #7
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JimC wrote:
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You guys are using the correct link, right? This is the new link to the forums:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com

It changed a while back. The login/cookie problems you guys are describing sound like you're still trying to use the old url at http://www.stevesforums.com (which would give you those types of issues).

So, you have to make sure you're using the new link to the forums. You can also get to the forums by clicking on the Discussion Forums menu choice from the main page at http://www.steves-digicams.com

If you are using the new link at http://forums.steves-digicams.com and are still having those types issues, send me a PM and we can try to figure out what the issue is. I'm having no problems with logins or cookies from my PCs.
Just tried the new link and it does seem to keep me logged in now.Thanks Jim.

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 12:15 PM   #8
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I don`t know about the others, but I am so entangled by daily business, that I have hardly the time to read or even post in this forum on a regular Basis. I try to take the time on the weekend, but the IT world seems even more hectic than normal to me, and is sucking out every ounce of power left.

On the other Hand, it might be age creeping up on me, so I am not that sure about it.

I finidshed my last Project last week( Talk is ongoing that the US might want to buy our Toll System, so go figure...), and switched to my new Project on Monday this week( completely new thing, powerful system that is used for radio shows with price call in and giving donations for good causes via Phone, that stuff, you could even build a call centre system with it...), which is out of town near to Frankfurt (Germany).

I have rented a small flat, which has absolutely gorgeous roof beams, I hope I can get a decent pic of them, as I like the geometric patterns a lot, which harij did show quite often (where is he, btw.?). Maybe I can try and post next weekend, some I**t seems to have tampered with the net connection provided by my landlord. So maybe I can get the pics and sent them out, maybe not before next weekend.

Otherwise I lack the Power to hunt down a motive, I can only grab what is dropping in my lap, so to speak.

I did go to a Telescope Fair to get some gear for even better Moon pics( I still envy seemolf), but so far No cigar, things are much more entwined, and decisions to be taken are much more complex than I envisioned. I have bought a (cheap! catadioptric) spective, and even the small diameter has shown me how bright the moon is! My new tripod is a fair bit sturdier, but better pics can only be achieved when having much better visual conditions and a much more stable atmosphere to look through. The flat is in a much smaller city, and up the hill a little, so maybe I can coax myself to go out and get a moonpic during the week. The weather is going to be coooolld, though.

Might be that others feel the same way about their time and energy being drawn from them, so that might be the reason for the lack of postings.

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Old Oct 20, 2007, 10:25 PM   #9
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Very interesting observation regarding forum participation. A couple of days ago, someone at the Sony forum complained about the same exact thing. Lots of foot trafficon his postingbut no feedback left. I think the fact that people are busy is certainly a good reason but I also feel that many participants are becoming less and less selective about what they post. I've seen some images lately that do not deserve any feedback. Not necessarily because they were poor but they simply lacked interest. Then there is FLICKR, which is growing very rapidly and because it's more of an open forum, groups are created left to right, giving camera users many more options to where they can share their photos. When I first bought the D40, I checked flickr and found at least 6 active groups dedicated only to the D40. Here, no camera has its dedicated forum. Theyall sharea forum based onbrand (i.e. the D40 is part of the Nikon DSLRforum). This flexibility to choose amongst many similar forumscan be attractive to the participants and let's face it, no one has enough free time to participate in many different forums on different sitesso they choose what best fit their needs. Steve's forums have a very loyal community to some degree but I agree, it is certainly diminishing.
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Old Oct 20, 2007, 10:48 PM   #10
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What Tullio says about flickr is certainly true. Not only is there a group for my FZ7, there is a group for FZ single digit cameras, and one for any FZ camera, and one for any FZ camera's nature shots. Heck, I have invites for groups dedicated soley to some of the species of birds I have posted there. I actually kind of like coming here and posting in a generic Panasonic group and reading what people say about other types of cameras then mine, but I did spend a lot of time in the flickr FZ7 group when I was new to the camera.
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