I am saying this because I remember the AF100 debacle at DVXuser and do not want to repeat that here.
No matter what you think and how you try to justify it, the footage thread thing and the insulting of members was not our most shining moment as a community.
Have you ever started a thread topic and had people ignore you, the OP, and hijack your thread to talk about what they want to talk about? Have others participated?
Magnify that and add insult to the injury.
I turn to great thinkers for a response to this...
Kahlil Gibran says:
But it is also said:“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.”
But that is how negative behaviors continue."You can't change what has already happened so don't waste your time thinking about it. Move on, let go and get over it."
The most honest thing that was said in the stuff that happened in the footage thread was-
And although the conclusion was insulting, asinine and completely condescending, the point is clarion and sound... we come here for independent professional evaluations. I hope that this forum continues to be a welcoming place for exactly that in all of it forms and fashions. I hope the members here are continually respectful of each other and do not ignore each other for the sake of exploiting their own critical acumen. Quite frankly, none of us are experts here. We are all in uncharted territory and are leading the blind blindly, or at least through a glass darkly, so we can't afford to lose anyone or miss any point, or leave any question, or ignore any answer.The fact that I've pre-ordered (in the top ten at Omega and hope to get my BMC on my birthday) in no way precludes genuine interest in independent professional evaluations. Isn't that centric to the forum? Why in the world would that threaten you?
The quote is sound. The genuine interest in professional evaluation, and the dissemination of information about those evaluations, is centric to this forum. Let us all remember to never forget that... no matter who were are or what we think we know. Let us also do things in the right time and in proper order. Our excitement should not overshadow our reason.
I apologize publicly to John Brawley and hope to continue to learn from him as well as the other powerhouses who are members here...
I really believe in this community and have learned a great many things since April. I thank the members, appreciate the members, and hope that this continues.
We are the first and strongest community around this groundbreaking system and I am proud to be a member.