This sub forum has always been the most helpful, accepting and friendly on Cloudy Nights.
It’s starting to drift. I never thought I’d see the day where a respected contributor, and one of the most active EAAers like Steve would be piled on for frankly, creating incredible images for us to enjoy.
He’s not using equipment that is out of the reach of most of us, but the dedication he has to his craft is the difference. But because his images are so beautiful, he’s being called out as “cheating.”
If any member had a question, he’d be the first in line to give great advice or encouragement.
If you have envy or think it’s a competition, that’s on you. Steve certainly doesn’t lord his mastery over anyone.
"like Steve would be piled on for frankly"
So I was the only one who 'piled on' as you say. How can you have a pile with one participant?
I think the filter wheel use is taking EAA closer to AP, it is my opinion. The most capable and prolific user of this method is Steve. I was told that no one shares my view, moderation confirmed that which the rest of users expressed and ran to Steve's aid.
"images are so beautiful, he’s being called out as “cheating.”"
wow, I said no such thing, again, I'm taken aback at how my comments could be taken that way, He was pushing the envelope (IMO) of what it meant to do EAA and generate images, and it was assessed that it properly fell within the rules
At that point, if you go back and see how I responded to Sean (M-erator) I was fully accepting and thought the issue was settled. That's when the wheels started coming off so to speak.
So Steve was validated, I was scolded as being 'small', and yet I am piling on? Its a really bizarre analysis.
To go further, surprisingly, Steve stated he thought I had won (?) and he will no longer post filter wheel results. For the life of me, I have no idea why he concluded that and chose that path.
"If you have envy or think it’s a competition, that’s on you."
I've never had a hobby that involved interacting with people that didn't have an element of competition. I guess that's my poor choice of hobbies.
I am certainly not asking for any sympathy here, I'm just expressing my shock that the opinion of one person (me) can have the impact that it has, and has been interpreted as a massive attack. Its just perplexing. I'm pretty insignificant here but somehow my opinion seems to carry more weight than it should.
If there is anyone reading these forums that has a background in psychiatry, I would appreciate some kind of explanation/interpretation of how the expression of this innocuous opinion could have such a disruptive effect.
Thanks to all,
Edited by Bob Campbell, 24 September 2023 - 02:50 AM.