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#1 Cotts

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:32 AM

A message from your moderating team, nitegeezer and cotts:

 

"There have recently been some contentious disagreements here in the normally very peaceful Outreach Forum.  These disagreements have descended into snark, sniping and bad feelings between some pairs of members.    These events have been serious enough to have been brought to the attention of the moderators.   We would like to encourage members to keep in mind that  it is perfectly OK to disagree.  But it is entirely out of bounds to state your disagreement in a surly, combative, dismissive, insulting or derisive manner. (all of which have occurred in the past couple of weeks). 

There are pleasant and positive ways to disagree, from "Your mileage may vary" to "I guess our experiences differ" to "We will have to agree to disagree"  to not saying anything at all if you can't say anything nice....

Let us all strive to treat others as we would prefer to be treated.

 

Please reply to this message to let us know the message has been read and understood.

 

Thanks, your moderators.


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#2 opticsguy

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:52 AM

THANK YOU!!!!!!



#3 BFaucett

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:19 PM

Got it. Thanks!

Edited by BFaucett, 07 February 2017 - 01:29 PM.


#4 Jim4321

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

"10-4!"

 

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#5 caveman_astronomer

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

Agree.

 

All views deserve equal respect, of course.  All posters deserve equal respect and treatment, as well.

 

 



#6 jgraham

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

Thanks!



#7 Scott in NC

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

Yes, sir--heard you loud and clear! :salute:


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#8 nickcodybarrett

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:24 AM

Understood



#9 Kunama

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:03 PM

A message from your moderating team, nitegeezer and cotts:

 

"There have recently been some contentious disagreements here in the normally very peaceful Outreach Forum.  These disagreements have descended into snark, sniping and bad feelings between some pairs of members.    These events have been serious enough to have been brought to the attention of the moderators.   We would like to encourage members to keep in mind that  it is perfectly OK to disagree.  But it is entirely out of bounds to state your disagreement in a surly, combative, dismissive, insulting or derisive manner. (all of which have occurred in the past couple of weeks). 

There are pleasant and positive ways to disagree, from "Your mileage may vary" to "I guess our experiences differ" to "We will have to agree to disagree"  to not saying anything at all if you can't say anything nice....

Let us all strive to treat others as we would prefer to be treated.

 

Please reply to this message to let us know the message has been read and understood.

 

Thanks, your moderators.

I am pleased to see this, I think that particularly in these 'Outreach' and other beginners/educational areas, we need to leave our egos at home and aim to help, promote, educate and enjoy this most wondrous of hobbies.


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#10 jtsenghas

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

Thank you, and I agree that adhering to such TOS is especially important in Beginner and Outreach forums.



#11 janmejoysarker

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 01:29 AM

Thank you :)

#12 Rob medic

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:02 PM

10-4

#13 rogeriomagellan

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:05 AM

Clearly understood.



#14 Maxtrixbass

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 04:38 AM

Spend any time on the internet and you will see comment forums usually degrade into truly unbelievable and petty bickerings. Its a rather embarrassing reflection on our species.

 

So yes, I wholeheartedly agree.



#15 musicengin

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:30 AM

Thank you!

 

The excellent and moderate moderation on this forum makes it the one forum I keep on showing up in, and I am delighted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for that.

 

It doesn't take much to discourage me, which is perhaps a sign of weakness of character in me, or something; but there is so much of value here, and it is such a joy to find that I'm comfortable participating, instead of just lurking.


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#16 ShaulaB

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:40 PM

Thanks for the reminder. I really enjoy the helpful posts here on Cloudy Nights. I wear the t-shirt proudly.
 


Edited by ShaulaB, 18 May 2017 - 03:40 PM.

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#17 paulymo

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

Understood and agree.



#18 TonyMan

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

Jeez, of all places. C'mon folks.


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#19 Wwilmoth69

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

Luckily I know nothing and scared to give my opinion haha
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#20 Jack.Chastain

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 09:04 AM

Roger that.



#21 John O'Hara

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:42 PM

Got it. Appreciated!

 



#22 karel.astrophotography

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 02:04 PM

Help!!! Please, can you post step by step how to photograph any basic deep space object? From mounting the telescope to taking the first workflow (color or mono) frame.  I can find any link or website that breaks this down to dummy style. My equipment is a  Williams Optic telescope GT81 with an Autoguider 50 mm from Williams also. I have a FlatGA II field flattener and Apogee Camera AltaU8300 connected to the telescope. My mount is an Orion Atlas EQ-G pro and a pole master QHYCCD. I intend to use Maxlm in order to connect the camera, auto guider, and telescope mount and stack pictures.  Please, any help how to put this equipment together in a nice workflow.



#23 Cotts

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 01:09 PM

Welcome to Cloudy Nights, Karel.

 

If you take your questions to the Beginning and Intermediate Imaging Forum https://www.cloudyni...ediate-imaging/  there will be a great deal of help for you..

 

Good luck!

 

Dave


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:46 PM

Will do. :-)



#25 sunnyday

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 03:50 PM

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