In life it seems there are two kinds of people.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Peter Stacey, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Peter Stacey

    Peter Stacey Guest

    Just as there are people who see a bottle and say it is half full, others
    see it as half empty.

    In this NG it seems that there are people Pro Olympus cameras and others who
    are anti Olympus, or any other brand of camera or subject for that matter.

    I am all for having a good and interesting discussion, about the merits or
    otherwise of a particular subject or item. What I do wonder about, is why
    some on this NG, seem intent on getting personal and abusive with people who
    have a different opinion? It would seem to me, that even if a person felt
    strong disagreement with an opinion it could either be argued rationally, or
    just ignored. Rather than to waste ones time, getting upset and degenerating
    ones response to the lowest common denominator.

    My interests are many and varied and I joined this NG because I am in a
    transition from film cameras to DSLR. It is just so obvious that other NG's
    I subscribe to, don't have the extent of abuse and personal attacks on
    members. I wonder why it happens here?

    Members may respond or otherwise to this message, I will take my own advice.

    Cheers to all LPS.
    **********************
     
    Peter Stacey, Nov 29, 2007
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    Scott W Guest

    There are two kinds of people in this world, those who believe there are
    two kinds of people and those that don't.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Nov 29, 2007
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    Matt Clara Guest

    So said Kurt Vonnegut. Although I think he actually said, "There are
    two kinds of people, those who go around saying, 'There are two kinds
    of people,' and those smart enough to know better."
     
    Matt Clara, Nov 29, 2007
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    Mr. Strat Guest

    I don't care one way or another about Olympus. I owned an Olympus
    rangefinder back around 1967 or so. And it was a decent camera. I never
    thought much of their SLR film cameras and think even less of their
    digital line.
    Because some people (John Navas comes to mind) are just plain stupid.
     
    Mr. Strat, Nov 30, 2007
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    The Bobert Guest

    There are 10 kinds of people. Those who count in binary and those who don't
     
    The Bobert, Nov 30, 2007
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Engineers see the bottle as being twice as big as it needs to be.
     
    C J Campbell, Nov 30, 2007
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  7. I'm a third person; I wish Oly well, but I'm rooting neither for it nor
    ag'in it. Or them. I have seen great photos from low end cameras and
    lousy shots from high end, nearly all brands.

    The only piece that hasn't been mentioned is that there are certain
    enmities that stretch back for years. Then there are those, too, old
    hands on usenet who've entered the fray to argue, see and be seen.

    I'll leave it to you to fathom which are which.
     
    John McWilliams, Nov 30, 2007
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  8. John McWilliams wrote:
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    If people can make friends, is it a corollary that they must also make
    enemies?

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 30, 2007
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  9. *Great* question, David! Certainly they can; don't know it it's a must.

    Is it morally wrong or illegal to shout "Movie!!" in a crowded firehouse?
     
    John McWilliams, Nov 30, 2007
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    Will Ritson Guest

    There are two kinds of writers on usenet. First we find those whose
    every post seems to be a well-reasoned and complete essay, starting
    with a thought-provoking opening, a cogent observation or opinion,
    thorough examination of the subject and a concise summation. Then there
    are those
     
    Will Ritson, Dec 1, 2007
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    Pat Guest

    I think there are more than two types of people in this (like most)
    NGs.

    I think there is a small group of very knowledgable people who only
    post on subjects that interest them or where there is a complicated
    answer. They tend they shy away from any question that contains
    "best" or "ideal" or any other such word. They know that there are
    few "bests". In particular, these people can be found, not by their
    answers but by their questions. When they post a question, there are
    few (if any) responses because if it has stumped them, most people
    can't figure out what the question is -- let alone know a solution.

    Then there are the zealots. They are recent converts or people who
    are in the midst of the learning curve. They think they know a lot,
    but really don't They post more often and with particular zeal. They
    are the most dangerous because a newbie might not have any idea of the
    answer is right or wrong.

    There are also people who like to post because they "like to hear
    themselves talk".

    Then there are a people who just want to argue and keep threads going
    way too long. Usually they have a basic knowledge of what they are
    talking about and are similar to the zealots, but the zeal for
    information has been replaced with a passion for arguing.

    Don't forget the "tell me what you think of my photos" crowd. They
    are okay and learning. Good for them.

    Nearly finally, there are the "too stupid to google" people who ask
    questions having done absolutely no research. The questons are things
    like "are there any cameras that work underwater". They are worse
    than trolls because they they tend to start threads that go on
    forever.

    Finally, there's me. No one else wants to be in my group :-(
     
    Pat, Dec 1, 2007
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    ____ Guest

    Actually it's their fault its bigger.
     
    ____, Jan 7, 2008
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    ____ Guest

    Which one are you.
     
    ____, Jan 7, 2008
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    ma Guest

    And this belongs in REC.PHOTO.DIGITAL.SLR-SYSTEMS how?
     
    ma, Jan 8, 2008
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