Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Decline of the DPR Pentax SLR Forum

As some people have already noted. For the latest emerging news for the upcoming Pentax DSLR body, the DPR (Dpreview.com) Pentax SLR Forum is no longer a hot place for discussion nor its news contained in threads have appeared fast and useful enough.

On the other hand, the DPR banned and "prohibited" site, the PentaxForums, has gathered much more useful posts by different posters and discussions have been much hotter than the DPR's. Most importantly, the PentaxForums threads do contain more important and faster news updates which are miles ahead of the DPR threads!

Just look this PentaxForums' Mega Thread! It is now approaching the 1,000th post! In contrast, the "largest" DPR thread is not even approaching the DPR set 150 posts limit but just far below that (I even don't bother to find and link to that thread here as it has disappeared from their Forum front page for quite a while now). Now, as for the latest new news, the new thread is of very low and pity numbers and there is little response to those. This is just very different than what the DPR threads behaved in the past. Well, when I *was* there, I usually contributed to many 150 posts threads whenever I posted something "exciting" (or maybe controversial, anyway)! ;-)

And, if you look at the time stamps of threads/posts on the front page of their Forum, normally it is something 6-8 hours on usual days for the oldest thread. And, even now on these "heated" days, they do at best at 4 to 6 hours! In contrast to the *ist D to K10D days, it was in terms of tens of minutes to 1 to 2 hours on "normal" days!

So, all the above facts and my observations only tell one thing:- The DECLINING Trend Of the DPR Pentax SLR Forum!

Well, as I have said, analysed and predicted before, IF NO true efforts are put and open-mindedness is kept to run an Internet site for making more real improvements and keep the good old traditions, NO ONE will shine *forever* on the Internet and eventually they will be eliminated by the "Big Wheel" of Time!

10 Comments:

springtian said...

I do find the PentaxForums.com a great place to dig.

Anonymous said...

I prefer pentaxforums.com too lately. I refresh DPR just from the habbit.

Anonymous said...

+1
DPR is much too chaotic organized, way too much BS about squirels (no, I didn't complain or ban, I just left).

Same goes BTW for the 'pro digital talk' forum on DPR. Not interesting anymore. The pros have gone, understandibly.

Anonymous said...

on pentax.org.pl polish people run looong thread about k7 which i think is the most funny one from all threads in web as also quite loong :D mainly we did compared k7 to the tank and some say it already have a nick name "the ugly one" but ironicly because i think most of the users dig this retro back in the day lx/mz style (i do!)

RiceHigh said...

This One? :-)

Match said...

My personally feeling is in DPR, any C/N news would keep longer in the first page, while any Pentax news will be kept for 2 days then it will be overridden by other news.

Anonymous said...

With some luck this will happen here as well...
Then you can post (with your last) how you "predicted" it...

NO ONE will shine *forever* on the Internet and eventually they will be eliminated by the "Big Wheel" of Time!

Anonymous said...

DPR sucks

Anonymous said...

Sad but true.

Anonymous said...

pentax forums now does nothing but whine about donations and you can no longer use their marketplace so it has to be said that DPR is actually better

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