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.

    Peter De Smidt
    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
  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
  5. I think another reason is the increase in flamers and spammers who
    discourage others from participating much.
    Jean-David Beyer, Jun 28, 2007
  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
  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
    David Nebenzahl, Jun 28, 2007
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