JM Photos.... I see what you are saying, but what is the point of your statement? All users here can hide any section of the forum now to only display the sections that they are interested in.
Yes, that is a good feature but it isn't going to be as flawless as you portray. I may be able to hide entire "sections" but the system cannot ascertain and allow "topics" I might have found interesting.
People are going to naturally gravitate toward specific or certain threads which I may have blocked. Whereas in the past the overwhelming input by POTN members would have been Canon oriented, therefor there was no reason to block any thread.
We have now lost one of the greatest and most beneficial common denominators of POTN members which the website exclaimed almost as a motto, "For digital camera enthusiasts using Canon cameras."
JM Photos.... They can literally filter out ALL non-Canon threads and it will be the exact same forum content as before.
No, you are mistaken and I couldn't disagree with you more. I've given a few simple examples already in a thread I started HERE............ https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php?t=1409517
Sorry, I used to be able to insert the "link" in the word "HERE". I don't know how to do that presently or whether it can be done. Now I have to actually post the link itself.
Anyhow, as one example. The Market Place ("For Sale" or "Want to Buy") will eventually be flooded with all types of non-Canon specific gear such as FM is. It's quite tedious looking through the Market Place on FM but they've at least got a filter system, albeit still poor given you have to weed through all the non-Canon specific Third Party gear (Tamron for Nikon, Sigma for Pentax, Sigma for Sony, Tokina for Canon).
POTN has no filter system at all that I see. So we'll have to look through every Nikon, Sony, Fuji and Panasonic listing in finding something or in answering a request for Canon specific gear.
JM Photos....Just because we allow more non-Canon based threads now doesn't mean anything. I'm still trying to get what point you're trying to get across.
Well, POTN has lost what set it apart from the others. I mean I can join dozens of generic "Photography Forums" in talking about generic photography related subjects but where can I now go to find a Canon user forum where we can do the same?
This site is no different than FM or Digital Grin with a few exceptions, they now look significantly better and are more user friendly...