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No thanks, we have enough forums! 67 82.72%
Yes, new forums for Kodak, Ilford, Agfa, Fuji etc would be much appreciated! 14 17.28%
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Old 01-11-2012   #1
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Separate Film Forums for Different Manufacturers?

Ok, RFF has a lot of forums, true.

But is it a good idea to add forums for different film types?
for Kodak, Ilford, Agfa, Fuji, etc ?

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Old 01-11-2012   #2
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I think the film/processing forum gets a healthy amount of traffic and has a higher than average On Topic threads compared to our other forums. (at least I think it does)

I think it is one of our more successful forums. I don't think any changes can improve it.

I vote, " If it ain't Broke...."
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Old 01-11-2012   #3
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If it would help direct traffic here from Google searches etc. I say why not. Otherwise I agree with Rover.
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Old 01-11-2012   #4
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I would say forget it. I have posted many questions in the film forum and never had any trouble getting quick, accurate responses.
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Old 01-11-2012   #5
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I vote, " If it ain't Broke...."
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Old 01-11-2012   #6
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If it would help direct traffic here from Google searches etc. I say why not. Otherwise I agree with Rover.
It ain't broke. The search function OTOH is, I say...
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Old 01-11-2012   #7
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I think that much advice on film development is generic, although particular films have their nuances. Once you separate the film forum into sub-groups, Kodak users won't be as easily able to find useful information that happened to be posted by an Ilford user. Far from the current arrangement not being "broke," I would say that there are positive benefits to having film information in one place. This is more true, not less, in a shrinking film marketplace. Another way to approach this is to ask back, "What problem is it that you are trying to solve?"
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I agree with Rover. It's fine as is.

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It ain't broke. The search function OTOH is, I say...
it is much improved, not perfect, but give it a try.
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it is much improved, not perfect, but give it a try.
Thanks , will do!

I've been using the google search for forum posts so long now, I haven't tried the forum search recently but now I will!
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Old 01-11-2012   #11
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I think that much advice on film development is generic, although particular films have their nuances.
But many of these are not along manufacturer borders, but are sensitivity, type or even developer related.
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Old 01-11-2012   #12
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Kodak will be bankrupt within a year, and at that point, it will be only Fuji left, with a smattering of B&W specialists like Ilford, Efke and so on. It doesn't make sense to have many forums per manufacturer when the industry is consolidating onto a handful of players.
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Kodak will be bankrupt within a year, and at that point, it will be only Fuji left, with a smattering of B&W specialists like Ilford, Efke and so on. It doesn't make sense to have many forums per manufacturer when the industry is consolidating onto a handful of players.
pretty much sums up my thinking...
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Yes. It would be useful to see specific results from different stock and dev combos in a much easier way. It would simplify keeping a tab on current deals, availability and re-branded emulsions. Who knows it might make it more attractive for the manufacturers to see what people like. It would be easier for them to establish a direct line of communication with their consumers as the feedback, knowledge and experience on display here is often of a very high quality. Potential RFF specific deals, as a result, would be welcome by many here I'm sure. The current search function makes filtering harder than it might be at times.

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I don't see any point, but nor would I have a problem with it. To be honest, I think there is too much brand loyalty in the world as it is, and separating us into "Ilford shooters" or "Kodak shooters" would just further that.
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Old 01-11-2012   #16
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I think the film/processing forum gets a healthy amount of traffic and has a higher than average On Topic threads compared to our other forums. (at least I think it does)
Maybe that's because there's only one forum, instead of separate different ones?

Perhaps we should instead consider consolidating some of the other forums that get like five posts per month.
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Old 01-11-2012   #17
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Why not. Sounds like a good idea. I can see the advantage of discussions about film, developer, times etc. on different boards. That will make reaching for information faster for trying new films, processing techniques etc. for example, not kodak vs ilford wars...
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I'm just glad we still have any film to talk about.
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I hope it doesn't get compartmentalized. First by brand, and then what, by color/b&w, by ISO, Pushable, Diafine (can/cannot), Frames (12/24/36), bulk.

Sure, you think I'm kidding...but...
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I hope it doesn't get compartmentalized. First by brand, and then what, by color/b&w, by ISO, Pushable, Diafine (can/cannot), Frames (12/24/36), bulk.

Sure, you think I'm kidding...but...
but don't forget nation of manufacture...

OK, the we won't have forums by film manufacturer any time soon.

but to ask another question,

can the rather busy image processing forum be improved upon?

how?

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Regarding the question posed....
Old 01-12-2012   #22
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Regarding the question posed....

Nah! No! Nada!

Nah! was just too short a message. So much for energy savings?
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