Pro forum vs regular

Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
4,638
1,328
Hi!

Is everybody over at the Pro forum? I feel like it’s extremely slow over here at the regular forum nowadays.
 
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SteveC

R5
CR Pro
Sep 3, 2019
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.. or rather VIP forum.
I am of course one of the Pro members and I can't actually answer that, because the threads on that sub-forum look exactly like the other threads, to a casual glance, espcially since I look at "new posts" to see what's happened since the last time I was here. Yes, you can look at the top where (on this thread) it says "Forums > Rumors > EOS Bodies," but unless you go out of your way to look at that, there's nothing to call attention to a thread as being only the pro members can see (like, say a different background color or a request to put on the super-secret eyeglasses before viewing).

So I can't actually say whether there's a ton of activity in that area.

I *can* attest from personal experience that you don't have to actually be a pro to be in that group, however! :ROFLMAO:
 

AlanF

Hands. Face. Space.
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
7,318
7,057
You are missing just the Buy and Sell forum and not much else. And, you have the plus of all those ads so you have more.
 

Joules

EOS R
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2017
1,215
1,363
Hamburg, Germany
You are missing just the Buy and Sell forum and not much else. And, you have the plus of all those ads so you have more.
Which, to be fair, is more than enough. I actually think it would hurt the athmosphere of the forum in general if it's main appeals would be locked behind a pay wall. Especially now that the one time payment options are gone.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

I post too Much on Here!!
CR Pro
Mar 25, 2011
16,434
1,423
Ahh. The “Peasant Blockers” seem to be fully operational. (y)

<jk>
Its very expensive to run a forum like this, the owner needs to make a living. That means lots of advertisements. The Pro membership shuts off advertisements. There is a additional forum area for discussions by pro members and a Buy-Sell area but the big benefit comes in keeping the site going.

If a person choses to stick with the ads, that's fine, they are paying their way through advertising revenue. The Pro membership is nice though.
 
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SteveC

R5
CR Pro
Sep 3, 2019
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Oh...Im a pro member, but I didn't know or see any special pro member forum only areas....
There was a post something like "thank you for joining the pro group" that was on the pro forum.

I don't think much else has been.
 

SteveC

R5
CR Pro
Sep 3, 2019
1,855
1,716
Edit: I just looked, there are exactly eight threads there, and one of them I recognize as popping up with new posts on it. It doesn't have much to do with photography per se, though.
 
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Bert63

What’s in da box?
CR Pro
Dec 3, 2017
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Its very expensive to run a forum like this, the owner needs to make a living. That means lots of advertisements. The Pro membership shuts off advertisements. There is a additional forum area for discussions by pro members and a Buy-Sell area but the big benefit comes in keeping the site going.

If a person choses to stick with the ads, that's fine, they are paying their way through advertising revenue. The Pro membership is nice though.

You did see the <jk>, right?
 
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Normalnorm

EOS RP
Dec 25, 2012
683
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Its very expensive to run a forum like this, the owner needs to make a living. That means lots of advertisements. The Pro membership shuts off advertisements. There is a additional forum area for discussions by pro members and a Buy-Sell area but the big benefit comes in keeping the site going.

If a person choses to stick with the ads, that's fine, they are paying their way through advertising revenue. The Pro membership is nice though.
I would note that the rise in ads across all the various sites I frequent is noticeable. I am not sure if it is a function of increased marketing to those WFH or a function of reduced rates to sites for carrying ads. My guess is the latter as the business model of the internet is to rope everyone in cheap and slowly boil the wallets.
FB is the exemplar for this as they offer less reach per dollar every time one turns around.