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“Great for Dummy Spitting”

Written on: 01/05/2014

I agree whole heartedly with this review. I cannot emphasise how much this forum was of a great help to myself and to others that I knew. People were happy to accept C&C on their photography and regular members were willing to give plenty of their valued time helping others.. Now however there seems to be a small band of people that spit the dummy at the slightest mention of something not quite right with their work, this being more prominent in the Bird section. A real shame as so many… Read Full Review

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“Clique and Meglamaniac Mods”

Written on: 29/04/2014 by DennisPenis (1 review written)

It's such a pity that this Forum, being very informative, has a clique of complete tools. Should you disagree or critisize them, they report you(from the safety and anonymity of behind their keyboards - They know who they are.) to the Mods who, regardless of the actual source of the problems, tend to come down on the side of the clique. It's pathetic and I assume some of these folk either have something on the Mods or are involved with them in some respect. Time after time the results are… Read Full Review

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“Moderators with too much time and power at their...”

Written on: 16/12/2012

After you wait patiently 60 days and post 25 posts you think it's ok to sell equipment in the classified section. I did this and responded to PMs regarding the equipment. I thought this was OK and polite to do so. Unfortunately one of the moderators took offence and simply banned me from the classified section for a month (during which time I had to post regularly in other areas to prove something). Apart from obviously reading all my private messages, I felt that I was being victimised by… Read Full Review

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Written on: 21/01/2013

great review and highly accurate.

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“Pretentious members and arrogant moderators.”

Written on: 09/08/2011

There are a few good members but the majority are very opinionated, arrogant and are exceptionally good at portraying bravery and sprouting threats from their armchairs at current events. You may be able to find some good information but it is always ruined by the same old members and moderators who think they are the ultimate authority on everything in life and flood the threads with drivel. If ever there was a place with rapid fire criticism of everything then this is it and coming from… Read Full Review

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“One of the worst moderated forum I have ever visited....”

Written on: 23/01/2011

One of the worst moderated forum I have ever visited. The moderators/owners of this forum are highly opinionated, and always willing and ready to jump at anyone not agreeing to their opinion. Best avioded… Read Full Review

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“I was a little too defensive when I posted my first...”

Written on: 26/08/2010

I was a little too defensive when I posted my first thread. Did a dummy spit with one bloke, who I thought was taking the pee. But I was wrong perhaps. Did get trolled by an idiot on that thread who wouldn't let things go, even after an apology. Anyway, apart from perhaps 1 0r 2 idiots, this forum is great. Moderators are very firm, but very fair. There is great advice from experienced amateurs and experienced pros. Yes you will get a hard time if you post something on the lines like " I'm… Read Full Review

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“A highly cliquish photography forum with far to many...”

Written on: 19/04/2010

A highly cliquish photography forum with far to many moderators.
There are far better photography forums out there which are better organised and run than this one.

Posting images can be a problem as well , if you go over the maximum 800px x 800px the image police will turn them into links instead.

In this day and age of large widescreen monitors and mega pixal cameras, those allowed image dimensions are far to restrictive… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/03/2013


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“ Good community, large user base so lots of different...”

Written on: 21/12/2008 by DavidDelance (1 review written)

Good community, large user base so lots of different opinions. Moderation is firm but fair, ive never had any posts deleted without notification or good reason, only when i posted in the sales forum when i wasnt supposed to.

Good advice from some good people, a lot of pros with lots to offer people starting out.
Overall a very good site, that isnt full of know-alls and big heads… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/03/2013


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“You can ask just about any question on photography and...”

Written on: 14/10/2008

You can ask just about any question on photography and get a helpful answer. Come to that, you can ask questions on just about any subject under the sun and generally get a helpful response. For anyone interested in photography from those looking for their first camera up to the professionals who make a living at it this is a useful forum with sections covering reviewing, business, lighting, equipment and many more.

The moderators/owners are helpful and are open to suggestions regarding new… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/03/2013


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“The initial impression of this photography website is...”

Written on: 08/10/2008

The initial impression of this photography website is a good one. It has a thriving membership and a lot of helpful information. After some time here you start to see it as it is, a bit cliche. Whilst most members are very polite and helpful, a few are intolerant and often rude I find.

The admin and mods are prone to running this site with an "I'm in charge I can ban you" attitude which is fair enough, they can... but I often find my posts deleted without explanation as far as I am concerned… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/03/2013


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“Members seem to be helpful when questions are posted....”

Written on: 08/10/2008

Members seem to be helpful when questions are posted. There is a full spread of users from beginners to Proffessionals. All topics from Retouch to printing are covered. And they have a section on the site for arranging local meets through out the country which looks to be well used and is a good idea.
I think it looks to be a great site and will re-visit once I have purchased my camera that I am saving for. I am sure I will get all the help I will be needing there… Read Full Review

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“Top marks to Talk Photography Forum for a top site. ...”

Written on: 16/04/2008

Top marks to Talk Photography Forum for a top site. If you love photography you will love this site. It is an excellent source of information with helpful forum postings. It could have a slightly improved sectioning of topics though… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/03/2013


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Written on: 09/06/2013

I agree with you! I'm member on this forum for long time.
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★★★★★

“No bad points to comment on from my experience,...”

Written on: 15/04/2008

No bad points to comment on from my experience, excellent forum in every aspect, checked out many photography forums and this has to be the best I have found, and I don't think I can find any better therefore I well recommend Talk Photography Forum… Read Full Review

Cannyman's Comment

Written on: 05/10/2012

The most informative forum

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“Everybody is helpful and friendly, replies quickly and...”

Written on: 14/04/2008

Everybody is helpful and friendly, replies quickly and politely. I would recommend to any photographer who is a beginner or professional as each bit of information suits everyones needs. Well recommend talkphotography.co.uk… Read Full Review

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