Author Topic: Slowly we grow  (Read 541 times)

August 16, 2011, 08:40:42 PM
Just noticed we are slowly but surely growing as a forum/community. We are not far off 40,000 posts, 4,000 topics, and 600 members. I know numbers ain't everything, but they are a good guide to the future developments :mrgreen:

August 16, 2011, 08:45:05 PM
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thats great news Chris. This is a great community here and we all get along fine. Its how a forum should be with good members, great posts and inspirational photography. I'm prod to mod on the good ship Massive and hope to do so til I can do it no more.

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August 16, 2011, 09:22:15 PM
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onwards and upwards :D
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August 16, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
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You should be proud of this forum Chris.   I belonged to a couple of other photo forums before I was invited here by Kenny and I was very pleasantly surprised to find that there was no sign of a clique and no back-biting.    I found some very unpleasant people elsewhere and there is a marked lack of them here.

Congrats on the growth and many thanks for such a fine forum. :thumbsup:
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August 16, 2011, 09:54:26 PM
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Well done. This is a great, friendly forum and I like to be here.   :D

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August 17, 2011, 11:25:54 AM
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I was on 'another forum' for quite a while, but I got tired of all the flouncing out due to poorly recieved cc and the huge influx of foriegn entries to what was a UK based forum. When I moved on to DSLR I was glad that it coincided with me re-finding Massive. My technically challenged efforts are always well recieved and being marooned, as it were, in the South China Sea (the only Englishman and one of only a very few of European extraction onboard), having some decent social interaction helps stave off the cabin fever.

Thank you all.
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August 17, 2011, 12:22:13 PM
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We've had the odd 'flounce' But for the most part we're a friendly bunch all aspiring to 'nutterdom'. As I never tire of saying, I'm an amateur and I sometimes have a point of view which may go agin' the stream. I know what I like. If a photo has been fiddled to death (I don't include 'stacking' or panoramic efforts) then in my view it probably wasn't well composed in the first place.

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August 17, 2011, 07:22:28 PM
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Well I for one am proud to be a part of Massive onwards n upwards :-)

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August 17, 2011, 08:06:13 PM
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well theres them as is bad, and them that is wuss, and them thats wusser than them that was wussest...but we is the bestist cos we is the Massive Innit  (excerpt from the ballad of the Yorkshire rapper)
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August 18, 2011, 02:53:16 PM
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I think the social aspect is a main priority here. Photography then becomes a shared interest among friends. Without the social side, there is no real community, and you end up with people being worried about what to post, or what they are allowed to say (without causing upset). The other thing is, those who are not as much in to the photography side, as others, are not treated like they don't have a clue what they are on about. At the end of the day, a picture can either be liked or not. There is no skill required to like or dislike something, because it's personal taste. Even the pro togs have to accept that their biggest critique comes from 99% unskilled people (their customers). And it's their opinions and views that mean more than any other photographers critique. ;)

We are Da Massive :mrgreen: