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Site Information / Re: Selling Forum Beta Test
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:47:47 PM »

I'm assuming that Huh is for why only members with 200 or more posts.  On that accord, I 2nd your Huh?

                                        ???   ???

I've personally never encountered a restriction based on posts but after all -- its a beta site, ergo 200+ posts qualifies you as a beta tester.

The reason for 200 posts was merely to keep me from having to deal with hundreds of requests.

I'll open it up to requests from those with 30 or more posts, I have to manually add each person to the test forum, so I did not want too many asking to try it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone Doing 3D Scanning?
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:54:41 PM »
Our organization in a large company bought a 3D scanner about 1991.  Then the company making the scanner went out of business and as soon as computer operating systems became incompatible with the drivers, we had a $5K piece of junk.  I think we were the early adopters. 

We also used 3d printers for prototyping of parts.  The printers were very expensive, and you did not normally own a printer, but paid $$$ to have your part printed. 

Site Information / NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Closed
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:09:40 PM »
The Forum is Closed.  I do not expect to re-open it.
Those interested in testing a beta photography equipment selling board may contact me to signup.  This is for test purposes only, and only the first 15 who have 30 or more posts will be accepted.  If you do not have at least 30 posts, you will have to wait for a later test, or for the final implementation.

The Beta has been extended for about 2 months, because a major revision to the forum is in the works and its wise to test on that  before any firm implementation.  I typically give members a two month trial period, but can extend it on request.

I'll  let those who are accepted know, and post a update here when the beta is full.  I don't know when the beta will be ready to start, we have had some very preliminary tests with the moderators and three members.

If all works out, then the site owner (Craig) will decide on giving a ok to open it up to a wide group of users.

The Beta will have its members removed from the new selling board (Not from CR) before it can move to production, this is a limitation of the subscription based software.

The Production Version will likely be available only to members who have a significant number of posts. It is also planned to charge a fee (TBD) via PayPal to use the service.  The fee will probably be $15 for a 90 day period, but its not determined.

Canon Rumors is not responsible for any scamming or failure of purchased equipment to meet your expectations.  We merely put you in touch, but from that point on, you must accept the risk.

Using PayPal can reduce the risk, you must use it properly.

Anyone caught misusing PayPal by violating or flaunting their rules will be permanently banned.  For example, PayPal rules do not allow asking buyers to pay surcharges.

"4.6 No Surcharges. You agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee for accepting PayPal as a payment method. You may charge a handling fee in connection with the sale of goods or services as long as the handling fee does not operate as a surcharge and is not higher than the handling fee you charge for non-PayPal transactions."

Lenses / Re: Tamron 150 600 woes
« on: August 04, 2014, 12:53:37 PM »
If the new 7D MK II and subsequent bodies have dual pixel technology with improved focusing technology over the 70D, the biggest benefactor may well be third party lenses.  The 70D when used with live AF has been reported to focus very accurately even with  difficult to focus 3rd party lenses.

Once Canon gets the tracking and other features working well in generation 2 of the dual pixel system, I'd be much more likely to go for a 3rd party lens.

Site Information / Re: Participant grading
« on: July 05, 2014, 01:24:15 PM »
I added several new user groups today in order to even up numbers of members in the groups, and break out the high posting members a bit finer.

I apologize if your group changed to something you don't like, its all a compromise.

Those with over 2000 posts now have a big white user group name, except for the CR Geek Category, which was indeed a private joke.  I don't think anyone can catch him unless I cheat and give myself 1,000,000 posts ;)

I've removed the link, and am locking this thread.  Whenever a new member from Croatia posts a link to a website that seems to specialize in software cracks and creating Trojans, I prefer to be on the safe side.

There are many Trojans able to get by virus checkers, so a antivirus software is no guarantee of safety.  They can quietly turn your computer into part of a bot network, and you'll never know.

EOS Info was produced by Astrojargon, there is nothing on his web site that says it has been updated.

well... i am receiving a pm from aglet due to my previous post.  below is the whole content and i personally do not really mind that i am being banned from the site if the admin feels that that is the right thing to do. 

Sending a private message that implies the sender has the ability to get you banned is a misuse of the private messaging system, and is more likely to get the sender banned if it is deemed serious enough.

Bans are generally issued only after repeated warnings and a series of issues with a member.  The mods have their own forum where they discuss bans.  In clear cut cases, a ban is just issued, and noted in the forum along with a copy of the offending post.

We look at each reported post to decide what action to take, if any.  Mostly, they result in a deleted post, or if there are a lot of posts that we have to remove in a topic, we may lock it.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Leaving
« on: December 25, 2013, 09:57:36 PM »
Is this guy a troll? No one even  knows what the hell he is talking about.

I'm at a loss, I checked logs and saw no hints.  The Mods have their own private area where they post about suspended or banned users, or discuss problem topics.

Reminder - We still ban users for abusive posts and language.  There is a lot of stress during the holiday season, but please act like adults.

Thanks and have a happy holiday.

Canon General / Re: Buying "dodgy" American Canon camera gear?
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:08:50 PM »
Warning ... Giving advice on how to break the law, be it to import something without paying taxes due, or to get expensive software without paying for it is not allowed on the site, posts will be removed.

In some cases, the poster will be banned if the violation is obviously intentional.

Site Information / Re: What happens when you hit 10,000 posts?
« on: August 28, 2013, 07:45:48 PM »
Congrats CR Geek:)

As the first member to break 10,000, it seemed like we should do something special  for him.  We thought about awarding him a 200-400L, but not for long ;)

Lenses / Re: Lens recommendations for upcoming road trip and beyond?
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:44:01 AM »
I reconnected your old posts.  There was a one time purge of old accounts, we removed 300,000 spam accounts that were signed up by robots before we were able to stop them.  Unfortunately, we also caught up a few good ones.  I have been able to reconnect them so far.


Site Information / Re: How to 'unfollow' a thread
« on: July 31, 2013, 03:54:20 PM »
The feature you want is not available in our forum software.  From what I've read, tracking things like that adds a load to the server, and for a big forum with lots of users like this one, it can slow things down.

I agree with you that I get tired of seeing the same thread over and over with nothing of value really added.  Its also true that we see the same posts over and over, which card should I use in my (Put your camera here).

I'll keep a eye out for the feature.

Site Information / NEW Member Signup Code is HERE!
« on: July 23, 2013, 11:21:47 AM »
Welcome new members.  To help prevent Robots from signing up, please enter the code(s) into the verification code box found in the new member signup form.  Ignore any symbols proceeding or following the code.   Spammers occasionally program the robots to read our codes, so we change the way they are shown periodically to stop that.  We also review new member signups.

The secret Code is:  +++ 5DS  ====  (Ignore the symbols)

This is a notification only, please do not post to this topic, posts will be deleted.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is this a scam website?
« on: July 13, 2013, 07:14:23 PM »
They certainly appreciate all of you linking the website URL and clicking the link.  That's how Google and others determine the ranking.

I've removed the URL and locked the topic to prevent more free advertising.

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