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Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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Roll Call


The forum seems slow lately. While I don't read and post as much as I used to I'm still here. Check in if you're still around even if you don't post everyday.


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1/31/2009 12:02:04 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
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  That's because no one can find it! LOL!!

Just saying HI Sharon!

Donna


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1/31/2009 10:23:37 PM

 
John G. Clifford Jr
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2005
  Actually, I think it's because the only way you can get to the forums now is to be at least a Basic Member. It will be interesting to see what, if any, impact this has on forum activity.


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2/1/2009 1:17:36 AM

 
Tressie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2006
  No joke Donna. :-)

I'm a basic member - HTH do you get here other than from the Site Map?? Because that is the only way I can find it... I mean, if I click on Forum I get the list of "frequent questions" or whatever, but not the new posts?


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2/1/2009 5:06:17 AM

 
Lola M.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2005
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  I have been getting to the forum by going to "My Member Center"
Click on the "Discussions/Q&A" Tab, then on the "All New Questions" link under Photography Q & A.

Hope this helps!


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2/1/2009 6:00:31 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
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  http://www.betterphoto.com/QnACat.asp?catID=100
Save this to your favorites/bookmarks and then it's easier to find.


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2/1/2009 6:29:23 AM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/11/2005
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  You have to be a member now to participate in the forums. That has eliminated alot of poeple from chiming in.


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2/1/2009 6:51:13 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2005
  Tressie, go to your member center and then click on Discussions Q&A, then all new questions


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2/1/2009 8:50:25 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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  I'm here. Just found this page today after looking for days. I imagine that may be the problem.

I hope the forum will remain active. I enjoy learning from the advice of Mark F., Carlton, Oliver, and a few others. Not leaving anyone out intentionally, these are just a couple that come to mind quickly. When I see their posts, I read and pay attention.

The forum plays a big part in my continued learning process.
Thanks to all who contribute/share their valuable knowledge.


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2/1/2009 9:42:17 AM

 
Tressie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2006
  Thanks everyone, for showing me how to get here...it sure isn't very intuitive. At least not for me. :-)


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2/1/2009 9:58:15 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  It's great to see familar faces :). I had a little trouble finding the Q&A myself but went to my admin area and found it there.


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2/1/2009 12:50:21 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  It looks to me like BP is phasing out the forum. Or at least, anything that's not a specific Q or A about photography.

I've always wished there were a general discussion section to talk about what's happening on the site, instead of having to post questions in the Photo Contest section.

But now it's harder to find even this section. I had to log in twice even though I'm a member and according to my screen, I was already logged in. Then, after some trial and error, I found a way to get here. This is probably a glitch that will be corrected in the future, I hope.

But I just get the feeling that BP wants to focus on their courses and galleries/websites, while phasing out discussions that aren't specific photography Q&As.


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2/1/2009 6:49:45 PM

 
Carlton Ward
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2005
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  Seems like everyday is a new adventure to try to figure out where we have to go to access the forum, etc..
I have been hearing grumblings from some old time BPers that they be leaving BP as they do not want to pay $49 for a gallery so they can contine participating in the forum.
I am a little torn about it all but with the economy struggling, I understand some people's complaints.


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2/2/2009 1:56:27 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
  The one thing I really miss is the second place prize. I had two second wins just a little after they eliminate them and I had to renewed my gallery last December. Hope to enroll in class before next December or let's see what happens.


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2/2/2009 12:15:30 PM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  Thanks for checking in everyone!

Carlton, all good things come to an end. I miss the activity here even if I haven't participated as much in the last couple of years. I'm hoping when everyone finds their way around they will be back. Those that were helpful and can't or won't pay will be missed :(.


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2/2/2009 2:22:43 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
  I had trouble even finding it but here I am. Nice to hear from you again Sharon. So many changes without notice again. Customer service should include those of us that are current members. Word of mouth is everything.


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2/2/2009 5:51:21 PM

 
cheryl m. phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/29/2006
  Glad to know I am not the only one not happy with all of the changes...
Took me forever just to find the Forum, I mean the real Forum with real people, not advertising... You can't find anything easy anymore!
I miss things the way they were.
I'm seeing less and less comments on Contest entries and it's a little sad.
~cheryl


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2/2/2009 6:21:46 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
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  I'm here, re-orienting myself to the site. Does anyone know where you can find page with all of the Editor's Picks?
~♥~


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2/2/2009 6:28:24 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Sorry, Lisa. I don't have a clue where the EP link is. I have a lot of links but not that one.


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2/2/2009 6:41:50 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
  Here it is:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery-editors-last.asp


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2/2/2009 6:42:55 PM

 
cheryl m. phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/29/2006
  It was here the other day! How weird! It's disappeared! Sorry Lisa, I don't know where it is either now!
~cheryl


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2/2/2009 6:43:29 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Thanks, Tammy!


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2/2/2009 7:19:00 PM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
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  They just upgraded the Member's Center~

Click on the Better Photos tab to find some of the missing links!


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2/2/2009 7:39:58 PM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  Thanks, Donna! That's pretty cool. I like it a lot.


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2/2/2009 7:48:39 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
 
hmmm, my earlier comment didn't make it. I seems to be communication problems and/or network problems. LOL,,,

検閲です。 とても悲しいです。。。


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2/2/2009 9:38:09 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2004
  Oooh ... I like the new look! I hope they put the discussion link back under the photos!!


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2/2/2009 9:49:40 PM

 
Gary Lange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/20/2005
  Like any changes some are good, some not so good. I'm kind of in the "jury's still out" frame of mind. It took me awhile to find the forum as well as many others. I like some of the links that are easily accessed from our Members page.


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2/3/2009 12:47:42 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
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  I like the new setup of the BP site. Once you get the hang of it, it does make more sense.

Change is always frustrating and not easy to make do with. But the only constant is life is CHANGE. If its for the better, embrace it with vigor, if its not then learn to adapt. Happy learning..!


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2/19/2009 3:37:54 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Yeah,
I'm not excited about all the changes either, buuuut.
and I don't feel it will help with security and when it comes to security thier time would have been better spent putting the extra security into Blocking Image theif.

I've said this before and it got deleated.

But it's just a thought.


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2/19/2009 7:28:39 AM

 
Tammy L. Newcomb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
  It seems that it does no good to have an opinion in regards to the way things are done here at BP so I just go with the flow and if I get sick of being here I just take a long break....


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2/20/2009 9:45:49 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
  I'm here - and trying to adapt to the changes. Happy to see lots of familiar names still here too!


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2/21/2009 9:55:22 PM

 
Holly J. Jackson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2007
  Present... sometimes... ;p


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2/21/2009 11:47:00 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  I'm still here too.

Lately, this Forum has been focusing mostly on BP policy-related stuff so it's become somewhat mundane.
I still tune in from time to time to see if anyone has any questions on equipment or techniques that they hope will make their photography better.


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2/22/2009 11:58:33 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  I'm glad to see everyone who has checked in :). Bob, it's great to see you're still peeking in to answer questions. I think some that were helpful have moved on.


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2/22/2009 1:06:03 PM

 
Tressie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2006
  Some that have moved on did so because they never had a paid gallery - they were here strictly to help (or to tease LOL) but not for accolades on their work. Now they would have to pay for the "priviledge" of helping...I don't blame them for becoming scarce. Unfortunately, while cutting out the riffraff, BP also removed some wonderful mentors. It's a shame, and I hope they are offered honorary memberships.


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2/23/2009 10:55:27 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
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  I think honorary memberships to those who helped would be cool, Tressie! Unfortunately one one ever asks me ;).


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2/23/2009 11:04:23 AM

 
Tressie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2006
  But you don't need one - don't you have like 52 years of second place wins saved up? LOL :-)


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2/23/2009 11:08:07 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  LOL, not quite that long but long enough :-). I'm useless though. I read a lot of the questions and don't feel qualified to answer them. Not too many people have questions about nature photography ;).


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2/23/2009 11:10:03 AM

 
Tressie Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2006
  I'm rarely qualified to answer either...that's why I miss some of those that are. Sigh.


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2/23/2009 11:11:31 AM

 
Peter W. Marks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/5/2006
  I am here, I think! I am here but have no idea where here is! I press the "escape" key but it ignores me. There must be pills I could take for this.


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2/23/2009 3:25:31 PM

 
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