Need For Mutual Respect & Professionalism : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

In mocking the "rotating back" poster, the offending members of this community have confirmed the old adage: that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Indeed, I am appaled that anyone who has - alledgly - labored to become proficient in a chosen area of photography would not immediately identify with the confusion of the newbie "rotating back" poster.

In short, if you can not be part of the solution in producing objective and good faith inforamtion; please do not compound a poster's problem by puting your personal shortfalls on the public stage. Remember: we were all young once, and back then, it was not "funny" when we were confused.

-- Robert J. Triffin (RJTRIJFFIN@HOME.COM), November 16, 2001


Robert, every large format user, old and new, can intuit the rotating back is for some purpose other than to turn the image right-side up. The good lord simply refuses to make people as dumb as previous poster pretends to be. We do have a heart!

-- Andre Noble (, November 16, 2001.

We also have a good sense of humor. Pat

-- pat krentz (, November 16, 2001.


I think that this forum is healthy enough so withstand a few wisecracks from time to time. I truly see this forum as a community, an interesting and useful place that people from all over the world (not just the states) can find pleasure and knowledge in theire mutual interests. Sometime, between friends,it ok to have some fun and not be dead-serious about everything -- I think this is the case. In other words -- lighten up.

with respect,

Hagai Kaufman Tel Aviv

-- Hagai Kaufman (, November 17, 2001.

Robert, lighten up!!! actually the poster admited it was a JOKE and his post was only to make us smile.

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, November 17, 2001.

The great thing about getting older is that I have learned to not take things so seriously and yes, laugh at myself as well. Thanks for sharing your feelings with us Robert.

-- Jim (, November 17, 2001.

And I thought the Iattola (Sp?) was dead He didn't seem to have much of a sense of humor either. George

-- George Nedleman (, November 17, 2001.

Can any one tell me at what point in time that I actually changed from a human being to a "POSTER"?

-- Larry Sandt (, November 19, 2001.

That would be the moment I forgot your name....:-))))

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, November 19, 2001.

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