It's been awhile.

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by peter.desmidt, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. Well, I haven't been here in a few years. Hopefully, the signal-to-
    noise ratio has improved. It's nice to see posts from some familier
    people. I spent the last couple days shooting infrared in 4x5 and 120
    and developing in Pyrocat.

    Regards,
    Peter De Smidt
    www.desmidt.net
     
    peter.desmidt, Jun 27, 2007
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  2. Your arrival has just doubled it [the signal]. Been rather
    quiet around here.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jun 27, 2007
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  3. Hi Nick,

    Yeah, I hadn't looked at the dates of posts. It's not quite the same
    as the early to mid 90s.

    I feel bad about the brouhaha about your enlarging timer on APUG. It
    looks like a great piece of kit. I'd get one, but I've been using a
    different f-stop timer for years, and I really can't justify getting
    another one. I hope that it's selling well for you. F-stop timing is
    really the way to go.
     
    peter.desmidt, Jun 27, 2007
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  4. Traffic in all the photography lists have fallen off. I
    think part of it is the move to digital photography but much
    must also be due to web based forums and private mailing
    lists. Also, I think a lot of people who are relatively new
    to the internet don't know about Usenet groups. My ISP
    (Earthlink) definitely treats them as an afterthought.
    I still read the large-format and darkroom groups but
    don't often post any more. A few of the old timers are still
    here but the groups are really in a rather sorry state.
     
    Richard Knoppow, Jun 27, 2007
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  5. I think another reason is the increase in flamers and spammers who
    discourage others from participating much.
     
    Jean-David Beyer, Jun 28, 2007
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  6. That doesn't seem to have happened so much on the large
    format and darkroom groups but I have seen other groups
    destroyed by a single person. Unfortunately, many ISP's just
    don't bother with abuse complaints.
     
    Richard Knoppow, Jun 28, 2007
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  7. Richard Knoppow spake thus:
    Correction: *most* ISPs will do *nothing* about any complaints.
    (Sometimes rightly, sometimes cravenly: after all, there still is this
    thing called "freedom of speech", at least theoretically ...)


    --
    Any system of knowledge that is capable of listing films in order
    of use of the word "****" is incapable of writing a good summary
    and analysis of the Philippine-American War. And vice-versa.
    This is an inviolable rule.

    - Matthew White, referring to Wikipedia on his WikiWatch site
    (http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/wikiwoo.htm)
     
    David Nebenzahl, Jun 28, 2007
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