How to annoy an entire forum


greynolds999

Link Posted 24/07/2012 - 22:22
Just saw this interesting article on the BBC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18966277

Read the third paragraph and prepare your bile!
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johnriley

Link Posted 24/07/2012 - 23:37
I don't feel annoyed, it doesn't really mean anything, it's just incomplete reporting.
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japers45

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 06:01
I don't think Pentax would come under the description of "big camera maker", the other brands mentioned sell more than Pentax I would think. No mention of Samsung either. The Q and K-01 are niche products and the article is focussed on cameras with a broad appeal.

I didn't know that I needed a large lens to capture shots of "children running around" though?! That's where I'm going wrong perhaps. I'll get myself a Bigma for my sons 7th birthday party next year.

paulgee20

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 07:07
Nothing to 'prepare your bile for'!!

AS JR says nothing more than incomplete reporting, quite typical of todays Media as a whole.
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 08:36
johnriley wrote:
I don't feel annoyed, it doesn't really mean anything, it's just incomplete reporting.

Shouldn't incomplete read incompetent John?

All this article does is show how the big electronic companies, one in particular, are trying to take over the world.

But unlike the Borg resistance to them is not futile.
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greynolds999

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 09:10
Hmm.... Very (pleasantly) surprising. There was a time such an omission would have caused large numbers of forumites to rage. Perhaps everyone is calmer now the sun is out (even in Edinburgh today).
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 09:13
Maybe everyone has finally come to terms with the fact Pentax is not a major player but just a decent brand in a very competitive market.
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cabstar

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 09:54
Why do the BBC promote certain brands like thus, they do exactly the same with apple products.

I would consider it a free advert for canon...
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 09:58
greynolds999 wrote:
Hmm.... Very (pleasantly) surprising. There was a time such an omission would have caused large numbers of forumites to rage. Perhaps everyone is calmer now the sun is out (even in Edinburgh today).

cabstar wrote:
Why do the BBC promote certain brands like thus, they do exactly the same with apple products.

I would consider it a free advert for canon...

Ok so it's still not that warm in Grimsby
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Algernon

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 10:00
You would have thought that Aunty Beeb would have at least
put a link to this

Pentax_Product_Show

Like it!

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K10D

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 10:21
Algernon wrote:
You would have thought that Aunty Beeb would have at least
put a link to this

Pentax_Product_Show

Like it!

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Yet when I posted a link to scantily clad girls promoting cameras in Russia, including Pentax, it was met by disdain. Maybe the members have more open minds these days?

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greynolds999

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 10:25
Yes but this includes half naked men too, so that's equality!
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Stuey

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 12:22
I was going to read that link until Gareth kindly pointed out the half naked men content which has saved me from it
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 13:41
Great to see some himbos alongside the bimbos. Tacky approach to marketing though.

But about the BBC article, it strikes me that most forumites would agree Pentax don't have a serious mirrorless competitor. Given the bile heaped on the K01 and Q.
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johnriley

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 13:48
There hasn't been much bile from the intended markets though, where the appeal appears to be very strong.

Once we actually get down to using these cameras, they are actually pretty good. They might well soften up the market for others that follow, hopefully more Pentax ones but also no doubt other marques as well.
Best regards, John
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