The FTF is abuzz today, roasting poor NikonWorks for his or her (FTF seems evenly split on the gender) sending back of the HS10. Some might remember that I applauded that post, as many of those were the issues I saw with the camera based on the specs alone … well before finding out it is as slow as a slug.
I often get randomly razzed in that forum by several people, most of whom I have tangled with now and again. The fact that I am not there to defend myself apparently means nothing to these miscreants. Most of these fellas *never* back up their arguments with anything approaching data, so they can be dismissed outright 99.9999…% of the time.
But then we have the people who throw in the odd swipe … right out of the blue. People I don’t even remember suddenly have an opinion on me. That seems a little presumptuous …. but hey, it’s the Internet :-)
Jimbo68 popped this catty comment into the “returning HS10” thread for reasons unknown:
Kim used Nikon's post to bolster his opinion of the HS10. Strangely, he didn't use Lloydy's response.
Bolster my opinion. Hmmm … meaning that I needed to read it from someone I’ve never interacted with on the FTF to feel good about my own opinion? Have you ever read me? :-)
Frankly, it’s not strange at all that I ignored Lloydy’s reply to Nikonworks. I’ve always found Lloydy to have little in the way of computational ability, driven far more by competition and ego.
Nikonworks, on the other hand, appears to have a fully functioning control center perched up there on his or her shoulders. I naturally gravitate to those with some ability.
Lloydy responded to Jimbo68 shortly thereafter and proved my assertions above with the following post:
Re: Kim Still Visits the Forum
Incidentally, he never left. If you keep an eye on the 'Member Directory', you can see he has been logging in, since he left.
Now … the only way to “keep an eye” on the member directory is to go there and search by name. So … assuming Lloydy regularly logged in to check me out in the 85 days since I last posted, he would have seen that I logged in only a few times in total until this week, where I have logged in daily to follow a few threads. I started doing this because I got mentioned a few times and noticed a rather impressive spike in my blog traffic. This is the last month up to yesterday, this is visitors:
This is visits and page views:
See the spike there at the end? Two days in I started looking for the reason. I knew it would be on DPReview and it was.
So … back to Lloydy’s silly post. He likes to “make stuff up” … a lot. He regularly gets savaged when he posts technical info because of this tendency, and of course because the aforementioned issues make for some rather poorly constructed tests and arguments.
Anyway … here’s what my member directory entry looks like today, despite my having logged in every day for the last 5 days:
The “last posted 85 days ago” is dead accurate. I can’t post, because I don’t know my password :-) But the member directory says I have not been seen for 9 days … that’s a bit weird. And of course it means that the member directly does not keep accurate records.
So not only is Lloydy making stuff up, he is making it up based on crap data.
Just like old times, eh Lloydy?