I didn’t even get a chance to mention that I had returned to DPReview on a trial basis. I went on on Friday. This morning they noticed and tossed me. A huge sub-thread created by me was removed over night, and so was I.
*Update* – This is a *selective* ban. I an not allowed to post into the Fuji Talk Forum, but all other forums are ok. Wow. This makes this even stranger, as the people in the FTF who do not like me were given the power to simply kick me out, despite the feelings of others. Wow again … what a goofy concept :-)The moderators pounced at 7:05am UK time … that means I was the very first thing on their agenda.
Congrats go to Greg Photo Sydney and Dave Lloyd. The former posted a most horrid thread, insulting most of the forum members because they are not in blind love with the HS10. The latter ostentatiously announced that he had used the complaint button for the first time in months, not long after I posted my response to Greg.
Of course, Dave only came back for the first time in a while a few weeks ago, to reshoot every shot he ever did with the S100fs again with the HS10. This time with even more blown highlights etc. (Update a long time later: he is still shooting and posting the same stuff. Wow.)
Now this ban is interesting, as there is no time limit specified. They do not call it a lifetime ban, but that’s what it is. So as far as I can tell, I won’t be back any more … and that’s probably a good thing. The forum got all riled up and everything and I even felt a bit guilty that Greg took such a beating … of course he earned every bit of it.
My apologies to my friends on the forum as I will not even be able to say goodbye.