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Jul 25, 2013 14:09 |  #16

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Any way, good for Canon to join the 20th century 13 years too late!
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So how come Canon hasn't offered Pekka $2 million to acquire POTN? That would be better spent money than to try to develop their own membership base.


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Jul 25, 2013 17:38 |  #17

Nathan wrote in post #16153379 (external link)
So how come Canon hasn't offered Pekka $2 million to acquire POTN?

Is it known that they haven't?


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Jul 26, 2013 08:19 |  #18

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Is it known that they haven't?

Nope. However, if they did, the fact that they Canon created its own forum suggests that Pekka refused whatever offer they made.

I would be supportive if Pekka wanted to sell this forum to Canon, provided that there are some conditions in place - for example, no limitations on what can and cannot be discussed about non-Canon equipment. Better yet, Canon could sponsor this forum - instead of outright ownership - and can provide some of us long term members some perks.


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Jul 26, 2013 11:11 |  #19

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16141514 (external link)
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I would still like to hear from Jake, as to why he might have been asked to run their forum. I am curious to now if he has any experience with the administration of internet discussion forums (other than helpin' out as a mod here on POTN).

Mostly that was tongue and cheek, and due to my herculean oversized ego! :lol:
...but I do have a bit of experience at this point on how to manage a Canon forum :)

Mainly from my work here, I was POTNs only moderator and Admin for a number of years, and was partly responsible for growing the mod team we have now as the forum grew in membership. I did have prior experience as well which may have influenced Pekkas decision to take me on all those years ago.

But the fact is, back to tongue and cheek, I know exactly why they would not ask me!


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Jul 26, 2013 11:13 |  #20

Nathan wrote in post #16153379 (external link)
So how come Canon hasn't offered Pekka $2 million to acquire POTN? That would be better spent money than to try to develop their own membership base.

I think they long ago missed that boat.

I'm not privy to any financial details, but I can assure you that Pekka has had some offers over the years from various parties.


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Jul 26, 2013 11:14 |  #21

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16141514 (external link)
I would still like to hear from Jake, as to why he might have been asked to run their forum. I am curious to now if he has any experience with the administration of internet discussion forums (other than helpin' out as a mod here on POTN).

I don't understand why this challenge was raised.


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Jul 26, 2013 14:46 |  #22

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16155640 (external link)
I do have a bit of experience at this point on how to manage a Canon forum :)

Mainly from my work here, I was POTNs only moderator and Admin for a number of years, and was partly responsible for growing the mod team we have now as the forum grew in membership. I did have prior experience as well which may have influenced Pekkas decision to take me on all those years ago.

Thanks for responding, Jake. I always enjoy learning a bit more about the people on this forum. I had no idea that you were part of "managing" POTN, or that your roots here went back so far. I thought you were "just a moderator". It's cool that you helped to build POTN into what it is now.

By the way, do you mainly "just moderate"? By that I mean watch out for spam posts, abusive language, etc? Or do you also write code and do that "techie stuff" that goes on behind the scenes to help the forum operating smoothly?

Maybe there is more to moderating than I realized; if so, it would be cool to learn just what all it is that is expected of moderators.

Nathan wrote in post #16155655 (external link)
I don't understand why this challenge was raised.

Nathan,
You quoted my question for Jake, then referred to it as a "challenge".

It was most certainly not a challenge. What made you think that?

When someone writes something that I don't understand, can I not ask for more information, without someone misinterpreting my request for info as a challenge?

I re-read my question, an do not see any traces of a challenge anywhere in there. I knew practically nothing about Jake before he answered my question (except that he's a moderator who is more into wildlife photography than the other moderators).

I was curious to know why Canon, Inc. might have considered using him to run their forum for them. I wondered, "Does Jake own a website-building business"? "Does Jake hire out as a consultant who does computer programming?" "Did Jake work for Canon in the past, doing PR work or writing code for them?"

I thought that maybe there was more to Jake than I realized, and I wanted to know what that was. How is that a challenge? I would appreciate it if you would explain to me, in detail, why you thought I was challenging Jake.


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Jul 26, 2013 15:02 |  #23

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16129518 (external link)
How is THAT thing going to be different from THIS thing? Instant ban when you mention film?

Well Canon actually read and REPLY on their forum, not sure if they openly do that in here.


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Jul 26, 2013 15:25 |  #24

whiteflyer wrote in post #16156212 (external link)
Well Canon actually read and REPLY on their forum, not sure if they openly do that in here.

Maybe I should scoot over there and tell them to mass produce a camera to my specs, so that I can buy used used for 100 bucks 3 years after the release. :lol:


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Jul 26, 2013 18:32 |  #25

whiteflyer wrote in post #16156212 (external link)
Well Canon actually read and REPLY on their forum, not sure if they openly do that in here.

Maybe not officially but I'm sure workers at Canon are on the forums for their own personal use.


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Jul 26, 2013 19:58 |  #26

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16156181 (external link)
When someone writes something that I don't understand, can I not ask for more information, without someone misinterpreting my request for info as a challenge?... I would appreciate it if you would explain to me, in detail, why you thought I was challenging Jake.

You absolutely have the right to ask whatever you'd like. I just picked up a vibe from how you phrased the question. You insisted twice and I read into it - perhaps incorrectly and I apologize if I did - that you were expecting Jake to reveal he didn't have any reason to be especially considered. Basically, you seemed like a guy with a chip on his shoulder, unnecessarily insisting upon someone to back up a statement that was meant to be a joke.


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Jul 26, 2013 20:01 |  #27

1KIND wrote in post #16156686 (external link)
Maybe not officially but I'm sure workers at Canon are on the forums for their own personal use.

Lol... maybe POTN is blocked at their workplace :p


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Jul 26, 2013 20:40 |  #28

Nathan wrote in post #16156882 (external link)
You absolutely have the right to ask whatever you'd like. I just picked up a vibe from how you phrased the question. You insisted twice and I read into it - perhaps incorrectly and I apologize if I did - that you were expecting Jake to reveal he didn't have any reason to be especially considered. Basically, you seemed like a guy with a chip on his shoulder, unnecessarily insisting upon someone to back up a statement that was meant to be a joke.

Maybe that wasn't his intention, but I got the same vibe so you're not alone.


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Jul 26, 2013 20:44 |  #29

No harm, no foul. Sorry if I was wrong.


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Jul 26, 2013 21:16 |  #30

Nathan wrote in post #16156882 (external link)
You absolutely have the right to ask whatever you'd like. I just picked up a vibe from how you phrased the question. You insisted twice and I read into it - perhaps incorrectly and I apologize if I did - that you were expecting Jake to reveal he didn't have any reason to be especially considered. Basically, you seemed like a guy with a chip on his shoulder, unnecessarily insisting upon someone to back up a statement that was meant to be a joke.

Guys, I had no expectation of Jake saying he had no qualifications. I assumed that he did have experience and/or qualifications in the technology/PR/web-building industry, and wanted to know what they were.

Maybe instead of "getting vibes" and reading into things, we can go simply by the words people use, and not by what we think may be implied. I don't imply things - if I have something to say, I come right out and say it. Please do not read anything into my statements in the future - if I wanted to put somebody down, I would come right out and do it bluntly. If I ask someone about their past experiences, then all I am doing is asking about their past experiences - no more, no less. I do accept your apology, and hope that the acute frustration I am feeling now will subside shortly.


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