Finally, after so many years, someone to reveal to us the true purpose of this forum. And it took him only 27 posts to figure that out.
Actually, I knew the stated purpose of the forum before I started posting here. The website says the forum is "A place for reasoned and civilized discussion about user submitted photographs."
That's why I started posting. But instead of "reasoned and civilized discussion", I found that many members persist in flaming critiquers and their critiques and all too often strayed from the stated purpose of the forum.
The low point was just recently, when one member called another a troll.
It seems incredible to me that one adult photographer would call another a troll. I mean there is no one path in photography and no one response to any image. So, why would someone put down another who has just as much legitimacy to their opinion as the abuser has to his?
In my opinion, calling a person a troll brings into question the IQ level of the abuser. Unfortunately, I suspect the IQ level of the abuser is so low that he cannot appreciate how poorly such a comment reflects on him.
All very sad. I don't have any other experience of critiquing forums. Do you know of any that truly offer reasoned and civilized discussion?
I have come to realise that the reason why so many attacks occur in this forum is that this forum is not, or is poorly, moderated. Abusers get away with everything. Do you know whether it is moderated?
I cannot understand why a moderator would allow a member to call another a troll.
If a moderator is reading, I urge him/her to get the forum back on track to its stated purpose.