Back off topic !
One of the reason the MF boards always seem to 'meltdown' is that MF users tend to go no where else - all other photo boards are rammed with 'how do I turn the flash on' claptrap
Posters wouldnt post thier FS Alpa in with a jumble of FS rebels and D70s
They dont whant to discuss thier workflow issues with persons who's workflow is 1mb jpgs
MF is a very small community - either new boards need to be started FS MFDB gear
Discassion of workflow, FS etc should be tollerated
Should the FS outwieigh the chat than it will be clear that there is big enough demand for a seperate board
The RG board started to collapse when Mr Tucker said this..
"This doesn't have a thing to do with PhaseOne, but I want to post it here, because this is the only forum where pros are. "
Here is becoming "the only (public) forum where pros are" that is what needs to be encouraged. The fact that the title is MF gear is just a shield rally IMO
Since RG there really is no public forum for professionals to discuss all topics, cameras, business, art, digital issues . . .
This is the closest to what RG was but RG was only interesting because of the people posting and we all know what issues RG had with the people that were posting.
It became so uncomfortable that most people left the public air waves.
The thing that keeps me away from this forum is the lack of real names. I am quite aware that anything posted on a public forum can and probably will become public, but I still want to know who I am talking to. Personally I'm not that comfortable with any public view forum without a registered log in, real name and real name e-mails, websites to give some indication of who and what experience is being related.
Personally, I don't like the for sale postings on this forum, at least not under this heading as it just confuses the following of a topic and leads to the silly DP review type of arguments we've seen.
You've seen the progression. One dealer posts a refurbished listing, another competing dealer posts a counter offer, then all of a sudden everyone with a used digital magazine pops up and trys to sell it for twice the going rate.
Granted, there needs to be a professional forum for selling gear that gets away from e-bay, but in the middle of this section is confusing and seems to cheapen the quality of the content.