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Thanks to the idiotic new Hangout app (and Google taking away Google Talk) I had a ton of people show up in my window that I couldn't remove. Sadly, the only way to remove these people from the list was to block them. It should be only in the chat app. But if someone tries to get ahold of me and finds themselves blocked, it was only to remove a ton of names in my chat app.
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Oh, Hello Google+, I forgot about you. Sorry about that.
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Spent most of the morning trying to clean Sandarac out of a Buchner Funnel and flasks. If you're starting wet plate work, just bite the bullet and allocate labware to reserve primarily to Sandarac and Collodion.
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"Use the SEARCH you MORON!"

So I see a very negative trend in a lot of photography forums and I'm sure it's happening in other topic themed forums as well. ITG's (Internet Tough Guys) are killing forums by making sure new and existing forum members are afraid to ask questions.

Let's say that the asker knew the exact terminology to search for and the results that came back completely pinpointed his or her concern no questions asked (yeah right, how often does that happen?). Assuming that, what happens when people stop asking questions? 90% of forum posts I see are questions.. 'Newbies' reaching out for help, old pros interested in trying to make the world better. What happens when those people are afraid to post anymore? Your precious forum goes bye-bye from inactivity.

Now, since this is reality - how many times have you researched something new, didn't know the terminology to get a good search or if you got a good search still didn't understand how to apply it to your situation? A lot of us I'd bet. For that, is search going to be as good as a helpful individual that can listen to your question, gauge your skill level and taylor help to your needs? No.

What if many of our great inventors had stopped asking questions and just went with solutions already answered? Do you think we'd have the same technology we have today? Absolutely not.

So next time you see someone new asking for help, remember that at one point you were in their same shoes. Lend a hand and nudge them in the right direction. You never know, this new practitioner just might revolutionize your industry by asking questions, daring to experiment and not just follow in the footsteps that everyone has already walked.

Do the internet a favor, if you don't want to help just don't reply. Don't scare off people asking questions. And a tip from me to you? Keep an eye on the newcomers, those are the people who are going to change the world, not the old people set in their ways.
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agreed. I get asked the same questions by young (some very young) photographers about film, where to buy it, how to use a camera. May be obvious to me but if I say GIYF I am not helping and they walk away from the hobby as being all too hard. I am happy to answer time and time again. I completely agree with you. If you don't want to help move to the next topic.
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Sorry for forgetting you Google Plus, I promise not to do it again.. At least until you get boring (which is how I forgot you last time).

Hopefully Communities helps!
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same here. Lack of interaction or the interaction I had was with same people I already interacted with on Twitter. So far Communities looks to be a smashing success. Had more interaction since they where made available yesterday than in my entire time on G+ since joining.
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Footage from my office security camera. (Motion Activated)
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11x14" negative, building up to shooting a 42x60" (yes, 3.5x5 feet) negative.
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Probably similar to coating alt process papers like salt prints. The mapping film I use is fine under a very dim red safelight. If you position the safelight so that you can see its reflection off the plane of the film you can use the reflection to determine if you have an even coating.
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Jolly good!
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Some good humor for a Friday - wonder if that's a good camera.
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