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Ernst Dinkla

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Hello Michael, Kevin,

Considering the quality of most of the LL fora I think it would be a good place to accommodate a quality Digital Black&White forum too.
Right now I see B&W threads scattered in more fora here that could escape members interested in all aspects of Digital B&W.
Of course B&W has aspects that fit the respective fora but I get the impression it could benefit more of a B&W dedicated forum that still could address aspects like B&W conversion, B&W printing, B&W color management, etc.

The wider web has several Digital B&W fora, less accessible compared to LL and lesser known to the wider public. Their content can be more niche orientated and/or proprietary (linked to a specific application, product). I see parallel developments that could learn from one another go different paths and energy wasted that way. I do not object to the mix of newbies and competent members in the fora I follow. A quality forum sanitizes itself constantly; creates a big audience, educates the newbies, levels the unorthodox, attracts competent writers, etc so grows in quality by nature. I doubt that is the case so far with the existing B&W fora, competent writers there too but one has to follow many threads at different places and I see confusion appear, not just in myself.

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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 09:05:26 am »

I heartily agree with Ernst's suggestion.
Most of my work is black and white, so I would certainly follow such a forum regularly.
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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 09:11:18 am »

Hi,
Add my name to those who would welcome such a forum.
Jean-Michel
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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 10:52:04 am »

Great idea - not sure why we have not done this before. I have created a new forum here

Over time I would be happy to migrate old B&W topics there if you would just send me the topic via 'Report to Mod'

Chris
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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 11:05:29 am »

Thanks, Ernst.  I don't know why all of us black-and-white photographers haven't petitioned for this before to the powers that be.  Now that Ernst has raised it (bravely come forward?) it does seem to be a rather obvious sub-forum category.  LL has done such a great job before in making much useful B&W information available, but rather scattered about (albeit not overly difficult to identify and access).  It would be nice, though, having it all (or most of it) in one spot.  Jim
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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 12:48:53 pm »

LuLu says: 'You are welcome!'  ))

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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 05:03:46 pm »

What other web site would respond as quickly as LuLa has?

Thank you Chris; Thank you LuLa!
 
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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 05:10:14 pm »

Let's get some discussions going in that forum - it's lonely!

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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 03:33:12 am »

Great idea - not sure why we have not done this before. I have created a new forum here

Over time I would be happy to migrate old B&W topics there if you would just send me the topic via 'Report to Mod'

Chris

Chris, thank you.

Very responsive moderation.


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Re: Create a Digital Black&White forum within the Raw & Post Processing group?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2015, 03:43:34 am »

What other web site would respond as quickly as LuLa has?

Thank you Chris; Thank you LuLa!
 

I Heartily agree.
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