Picture North Carolina wrote in post #18513351
That said, if Pekka is smart enough to write the code, I believe he is certainly smart enough to stay abreast of Google's latest shenanigans.
Right now using what I believe to be the two main search phrases a photog would use ("photography forum" and "forum for photographers") POTN is on page 1 of Google.
I didn't say he lacks the skill, I said he may lack the time. And for you, yes, POTN is going to be on page 1 even more specific searches than forum for photographers, it's a feature known as filter bubbling. Same thing happens on my box. You and I do not get the same results as others when searching Google. Just for fun I grabbed my lady's laptop and ran those searches, the first one POTN was 9th, the second one it was 11th. On my (newly installed) machine the same searches POTN came up 4th & 7th. I'm not sure if my lady's laptop's results are effected by having the exact same hardware profile as my old machine (because I just clean installed it for her), but I don't think so. That's mainly used for software validation, but it's not impossible. However the SEO thing was more of an aside, I just don't think it would be good for POTN to start getting labeled as non-secure, so it's just one of those things that will have to be done.
As for PM vs post, whatever, like another metioned, inboxes get full and some people may not process them efficiently. But honestly that wasn't even part of my thought process. I just posted here because I've conversed with Pekka here before and it was the relevant subforum. That simple, and I really don't think it's nearly as big a deal as has been made of it. There are more important and/or interesting things to discuss.
PhotosGuy wrote in post #18513466
I've opened the subject in the mod forum. We'll see if there's interest.