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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bovineguy, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Every time Nikon does something, there are at least two threads on it here, and I'm betting I can find at least one more somewhere on this forum. Do you think people see the news release and figure....ooh ooh I got get this up quick, so I can be the first one to let everyone know. I guess there will always be those that are to excited about the news to bother to simply scan the first page or first few threads to see if someone has beat them to the punch. Just for giggles, I looked this morning, and found the first thread about the newest releases from Nikon was made at 9:30 on 7/29, then the next one was at 10:01, the next at 10:06, and then one was posted in DSLRs at 10:12. What is really interesting is there was a post made to the very first thread at 9:58, three minutes before the second thread was started, and posts were hitting that thread every two or three minutes, so the first thread had to be very close to the top when the second thread started. I don't know, just a curious observation.

    I've just always figured if I am reading it, someone else already has, let's wonder over to Nikon Cafe' and find a thread and get the rest of the story. I guess I'm just really not interested in being the first.

    Does it bother you? I'm not really sure if it bothers me, it's just something that I've noticed. It doesn't just happen here, it happens on almost every forum I'm on, just a curious side of the Internet forums I guess.

    Another side of internet forums is people who post curious ramblings. :biggrin:
  2. FotoPhocus


    Jun 15, 2008
    And all were made in General, instead of the dSLR forum!
  3. Lurker


    Jul 21, 2007
    Why is this relevant? Did Nikon do something? :wink:
  4. Ah, the old "me first" syndrome at work!
  5. Gort


    Mar 10, 2008
    You didn't know that the first poster gets the equipment, free, courtesy of the Cafe?
  6. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Ah an old pet peave of mine. When will people ever get that if there are Cameras, Flash, Gear, and Lighting and Lens Lust sections it's not to go posting irrelevant threads in the rightly named General Discussion (Discuss non photography or photography related topics that do not have their own forum here.) :rolleyes: 
  7. tjk60


    Dec 4, 2007
    troy, mi
    Eric, you are the first to post this kind of thread, tracking the other kinds of threads.....

    You win!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
  8. I post to a number of forums. Usually I'll look to see if anyone has posted news before me. If not, I'll write a post. But writing takes time, and I've found that in that time one or more other forum members mighht post the same news.

    So it's not always negligence that causes multiple posts. :smile:
  9. Sometimes, people use non-descriptive thread titles, so even a search won't always turn up what you're looking for.

    It's a problem I've run across on several boards. Thread title like "ooh, look at this" and "hey, did you hear about this" are completely non-descript, yet the threads are about the same exact bit of news.

    One of the boards I frequent, there seems to be a rush on posting celebrity deaths. Some days, it's like reading the obituary pages.

  10. Max Power

    Max Power

    Jan 11, 2009
    St Paul, MN
    I guess this doesn't bother me as much as some other things, like the same old tired debates hashed over and over again.

    Another thing that kind of annoys me is people posting images in equipment forums rather than image forums.
  11. I definitely think most of those posters are trying to be "first" to post this info. Does it bother me? No, not anymore than a lot of other quirky forum behaviour. :tongue:
  12. midocr


    Mar 28, 2008
    OH - IO
    +1 on that!
  13. Jaytron


    Mar 22, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    I made the 9:30 one


    I was first.. buahahaha

    ... just wondering, would you guys rather that the info just not get here? lol
  14. I guess people were just excited that's all.
  15. You mention checking the first page; I think searching as a whole is under-utilized here!

  16. McGunnigle


    Jul 13, 2009
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