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June 22, 2016, 10:27:39 AM
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Hi All

I'm sorry to have to tell you all that I will no longer be running the MONTHLY "No Prize" PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION from the end of this month (June 2016).

I have had great fun on Chat and did my best to bring many new members in and start up many of the old MFI features. Unfortunately the site has not grown and instead is shrinking again. I understand that Chris has been through very difficult times over the last 12 months but I see no growth or changes coming. You only have to look at the "News" box at the top of the site, how long has that message been there. There are stickies dating back to February 2012 in the forums and there is no sign of them ever being removed. Chris needs help, and it's no longer here I'm afraid, plus he's shown no sign of accepting any offers in the past. Don't get me wrong, Chris is a great guy and did a great job setting up Chat in the first place, but I think the desire to improve Chat has gone.

I'll still be popping in every now and then but I wont be regular enough to run the competition. If anyone wants to take it on I can give you all the login details.

Thanks for all the help and fun, I've enjoyed it.

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June 22, 2016, 10:50:42 AM
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Just want to say, Thank you Ray for doing a great job of running the monthly comp, it is a shame on the other stuff though.  So Thanks again for all you have done while I was here.
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June 22, 2016, 11:14:56 AM
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Thanks for doing such a sterling job Ray. I really enjoy the monthly and it will be a shame to see it fold. It would be nice if someone could take it on. Good luck for the future.
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June 22, 2016, 01:47:49 PM
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Am not surprised to see this as each month entries took a while to appear. My thanks too, to you Ray for what you have done, I am guilty of badgering you when my entries did not appear, sorry.  I enjoyed entering the monthly comp and only pop in out of the site as I have found it not very easy to use and have never been able to upload any photos as found re-sizing them almost impossible.  I think a lot of us really missed the old Fuji site and format that it was in. Many of us have lost touch with many of those Fuji members as a lot have taken themselves to other sites or have just given up. Once again thanks Ray. It takes a lot of dedication and time to manage these type of sites.

June 22, 2016, 03:32:25 PM
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Thanks Ray for doing a great job and all the help you have given us.
I think the site has been going downhill for some time now and it's not just the connection problems.
Hope to see your photography on other sites that you use.
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June 22, 2016, 06:35:55 PM
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June 22, 2016, 07:34:49 PM
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Thanks Ray.......................I'm drifting away too.   :(

June 22, 2016, 07:46:08 PM
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Thanks for all that you have done Ray.  Although I don't have time to enter many competitions, except the daily ones, I enjoy looking in from time to time.
Folk do seem to be losing interest in the site.
Whether I stay or not, I'll still enjoy my photography.  I don't belong to any other photography sites.
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June 22, 2016, 07:59:58 PM
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It feels as if they don`t care about the site, so I am glad I am a member on other great sites.

June 22, 2016, 08:42:33 PM
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That's a real shame Ray. Thanks for doing such a great job while in charge, I really enjoy the challenges on this site so it's a shame if any of them disappear. It would be nice if someone could take it on as I thoroughly enjoy seeing the pics posted from the UK, other fantastic Countries I'll never get to see and members' holiday destinations.

Good luck with whatever the future holds for you Ray.    :-*
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June 22, 2016, 09:19:12 PM
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Thanks for all you've done Ray. I really enjoy the all the challenges and comps when I get a chance to enter and appreciate the work that must go into running the monthly.
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June 22, 2016, 09:30:38 PM
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Chat, like any forum, is what its members make it.
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

June 23, 2016, 01:32:55 AM
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If you want to stay in touch why not try Phoenix, most of us are on there too.


@Jim Miller   Not as easy as it seems. I've put in a request to join Phoenix three weeks ago. This is all I've seen from it yet: "You'll be notified when a moderator approves your request." Is it always that slow?
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June 23, 2016, 02:03:18 AM
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Pardon my ignorance - who are Phoenix?


Ray - pity about the competition, but it didn't seem to catch on, there being no real discussion of the entries. Comments, good or bad , seem to me to be the life-blood of a competition, and the route to better (or at least more interesting) pictures?

June 23, 2016, 08:16:57 AM
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Oh Ray, so sorry to hear that, but can quite understand why. Such  pity the entries have shrunk so much.   Thank you very much for running the competition, I really enjoy it. 

Thanks again, Pam

ps, where do I find Phoenix, I have searched all the Phoenix sights but none seem to be for competitions.  I only ever use Chat so it would be good to find another site.  Thanks Pam.
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June 23, 2016, 08:28:12 AM
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How busy do you have to be to moderate a forum like this.   I visit this site first thing in the morning and several times a day.   Nobody waits more than an hour or two to be accepted or rejected.   I reject several a week for advertising.
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A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

June 23, 2016, 08:31:11 AM
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I don't know Bob. Its not like Michael so I can only suggest Bill tries again.

June 23, 2016, 08:48:13 AM
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@Jim Miller Maybe, if you supported this site instead of trying to get members to leave and join another site, things might pick up.
A 'Veteran' -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to, and including his life.'

June 23, 2016, 11:38:17 AM
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Thanks Jim.  I will investigate soon. 
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June 23, 2016, 01:07:59 PM
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Phoenix seems to require a Google account, which I don't have, and don't think I want!