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Jan 29, 2012 23:41 |  #16

Oh, I get it. He's talking about all the camera specific threads pushing questions off the front page. And maybe put them in a sub-forum. I guess I'm just used to the way it is and don't have any issues finding the other threads, especially if you sort by last posted.


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Jan 30, 2012 00:08 |  #17

chuckorc wrote in post #13792324 (external link)
Oh, I get it. He's talking about all the camera specific threads pushing questions off the front page. And maybe put them in a sub-forum. I guess I'm just used to the way it is and don't have any issues finding the other threads, especially if you sort by last posted.

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Jan 30, 2012 09:57 |  #18

chuckorc wrote in post #13792324 (external link)
Oh, I get it. He's talking about all the camera specific threads pushing questions off the front page. And maybe put them in a sub-forum. I guess I'm just used to the way it is and don't have any issues finding the other threads, especially if you sort by last posted.

Indeed, but by putting them in a sub-forum you clear up the clutter and becomes even better and easier to navigate the forum, which I think is the whole point of the OP's suggestion.


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Jan 30, 2012 10:06 as a reply to  @ Apricane's post |  #19

Easier for who? Some people actually enjoy those threads and might not see them if they are a new user. Besides, those threads are typically not "polluting" the front page threads all that often.

Clicking "page 2" solves all the problems. I live on the other side of the world from most of you which means I'm reading/posting 12 hours off, but I still read all the current threads without have to go off the front page 95% of the time.

How about another one of 100 threads of "should I buy a 5D2 or wait for 5D3" or "7D soft images" thread? For me, I just ignore them and move on to what I want.


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Jan 30, 2012 13:18 |  #20

The problem I have with these "unite" or "assemble" type of threads is that they are located in the "Equipment Talk" section of the forum. This would be fine if there was just talk and discussion about the body or lens model. Unfortunately, people start posting photos into these threads. In my opinion, once photo sharing becomes the predominant feature of a thread, it should belong in one of the "Photo Sharing" sections of the forum.

I would love to have a thread dedicated to each piece of equipment I own. I would really like to have a thread where I can intelligently discuss the finer points of using the 5Dc or 50D with those who are very experienced with those particular bodies. I actually thought that was what the "assemble" and "unite" threads were supposed to be for. Unfortunately, all of these threads get very cluttered up with people posting their images on them. Many of the images don't even come with detailed commentary about how the image was created using XXXXXX body or XXXXX lens. It's just a posted photo.

How exactly does a post with a photo and little or no commentary about the photo properly fit into a thread on the "Equipment Talk" board? It doesn't. If these "unite" and "assemble" threads are going to degrade into a bunch of mindless photo-sharing, then they should be in the "Photo Sharing" section. Then, maybe, we could have similar threads in the "Equipment Talk" forums where the finer points of each body are discussed without being cluttered up with a bunch of photo sharing.


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Jan 30, 2012 14:00 |  #21

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Jan 30, 2012 15:24 as a reply to  @ JohnB57's post |  #22

The "unite" threads aren't half as annoying as all the threads about lenses, travel destinations, filters, computers, post-processing software, etc., that get (mis-)posted in this sub-forum. At least the "unite" threads are about Canon EOS digital camera bodies, which is the intended topic of this sub-forum.

Oh, by the way - this thread actually belongs in either the "Forum Talk" or "POTN Lounge" sub-forums, where it wouldn't be littering up a sub-forum dedicated to discussion of Canon EOS digital camera bodies. :p


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Jan 30, 2012 15:43 |  #23

Actually, this isnt a bad idea - a dedicated sub-forum for the different camera bodies like the lens sample pictures sub-forum. But, this thread is going to get lost without anything happening because the title doesnt give any indication about what your good idea actually is.


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Jan 30, 2012 16:05 |  #24

Well, the three camera threads that I participate in are very much a combination of "talk about" the cameras as well as posting pics from the cameras. If you designated them as "Photo Sharing" threads, well, you'd be implicitely discouraging the flow of discussion and information.

As far as people sharing photos in those threads, well, I really don't mind, to me it's part of the "fun" we have, as long as the discussion stays active!

I've been part of the "5D Classic Admirers" thread since it began, and it's been a great place for relating to and communicating with other 5DC users! 'Course some nice photos do get posted there, but as a whole it's the "networking" there that has paid off.


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Jan 30, 2012 17:17 |  #25

After I spent hours reading lots of threads in which I was interested, I started using the "new posts" link in the middle of that "whatevercolor that bar with the options is" near the top of the page. (I'm color blind, obviously)

That way, I can see what's new... plus when you post in a thread, I think the default is you are then subscribed, so I get emails letting me know a new post was made to those threads. I like the way it works.


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Jan 30, 2012 20:38 |  #26

tonylong wrote in post #13796061 (external link)
Well, the three camera threads that I participate in are very much a combination of "talk about" the cameras as well as posting pics from the cameras. If you designated them as "Photo Sharing" threads, well, you'd be implicitely discouraging the flow of discussion and information.

As far as people sharing photos in those threads, well, I really don't mind, to me it's part of the "fun" we have, as long as the discussion stays active!

I've been part of the "5D Classic Admirers" thread since it began, and it's been a great place for relating to and communicating with other 5DC users! 'Course some nice photos do get posted there, but as a whole it's the "networking" there that has paid off.

Tony,

You make some good points.

I certainly don't want the camera body threads to be photo sharing threads. Actually, quite the opposite - I want them to be discussion threads.
I only suggested putting them in the photo sharing section because at some point these threads decline into what appears to be mostly image sharing. I would love it if threads on the various camera bodies would be at least 90% hard-core discussion among experienced camera users.
So, in short, I don't want these threads to be photo sharing threads. But, if that's what they have become, then let's at least make sure we put them into the appropriate forum. It absolutely drives me nuts when something is mis-categorized!

Allright. I reread what Tony wrote, and think that I need to give these camera threads another chance. I'd gotten so sick of the image sharing in them that I basically gave up on them a year or two ago. Maybe it's not really as bad as I seem to remember. I'm going to go check them out and see if I can find some good discussion there that will actually help me learn to take better images!


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Jan 30, 2012 21:17 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #27

It absolutely drives me nuts when something is mis-categorized!

Your OCD is not our problem. :p

Seriously, you are only going to find photo sharing in those threads.

I think they should stay for the simple reason that EOS Digital Cameras is the main starting point for the forums and most people look here first, both new users and old. I consider the "X users unite" threads a top level posting and should be in the main forum section.

However, I do get your point on other things. We clearly have a lens section, but yet we get threads that are 100% about a lens here. (the same thing for flash questions) I think the lens or flash based threads are better answered in the proper group.


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Jan 30, 2012 21:36 |  #28

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #13797591 (external link)
I think they should stay for the simple reason that EOS Digital Cameras is the main starting point for the forums and most people look here first, both new users and old. I consider the "X users unite" threads a top level posting and should be in the main forum section.

I agree that they should stay also; that is not my argument. My argument is that they should be moved to a sub-forum for specific camera bodies like the Lens sample photo archive is. Whether the new camera sub-forum turns into a discussion/photo sharing I do not care. What I care about is the removal or reduction of the "Unite" threads.

I agree that the Unite threads are a good source of information, I have used them many times myself. However, I believe that they have began to clog up the EOS Digital Camera section of the forums. Lowering the chance of more specific questions being answered.


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Oct 04, 2013 01:38 |  #29

So here we are, nearly two years to the creation of this thread. And there hasn't been a solution (though I shouldn't have expected one since this thread died in a week). I still find it quite annoying that the "X Unite" threads are still displacing the legit questions people may have. For that reason, I avoid the EOS section of the forums. Mods, it would be quite handy to have a model specific sub-forum for these unite threads.

So this is my upkeep, in hopes that this will become a reality.


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Oct 04, 2013 03:22 |  #30

BirdBoy wrote in post #16344985 (external link)
I avoid the EOS section of the forums.

bet you don't... ;)


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