I know it's crazy, but I've changed us back to SC

Discussion in 'Site Information' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    First of all, I'm sorry for the flip flopping :oops:.

    It's been about two years since the site changed from SC to PL (link). I know some of our members use gear that isn't so compact, but I still think of us as S.C. Some of us still even type it that way in the browser.

    As flawed as it is as a description of our site and it's members, in retrospect I think changing from SC wasn't a good change. Some may disagree or agree, but I hope everyone will continue to enjoy the site. Regardless of the name, it's always been the members that make the place.

    New logo coming soon...
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I've noticed the posts are all squished into the left side of the screen tonight. Could these be related?
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Can you post a screenshot? Nothing looks squished to me.
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Good decision Amin, I still prefer SC.
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  5. Richard

    Richard Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I think I prefer Serious Compacts too.

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  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    I'd got used to PL to be honest, I thought it summed up the relaxed feel of the place nicely. But then I was against the change from SC in the first place so I'm obviously a flip-flopper too!
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  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I applaud the change back. I wouldn't have found this place except that I had been searching for information about "serious" compact cameras.

    Now, I realize that many compact cameras have gone by the wayside because of the advent of better cameras in smart phones, but I think there are now more "serious" compact cameras than ever. (And if you can believe some of the reports I've seen online, the superzoom/travelzoom segment is the only one that is growing . . . I don't know if that is true or not.)

    I would define a serious compact camera as: (1) any fixed lens camera, regardless of sensor size, such as Sony RX cameras, Leica Q, LX100, Ricoh GR, Nikon A, and so forth and (2) any interchangeable lens camera that is either small in size or has a relatively small sensor.

    Having said that, I wouldn't want to exclude any camera or format. I have learned a great deal from people who shoot larger formats. What I have loved about this place from the beginning is the nice, relaxed feel, courtesy, general helpfulness, and willingness to discuss without rancor.

    Finally, Amin, FWIW I think SeriousCompacts makes more sense from a marketing standpoint than Photographers Lounge. Each of your other discussion forums has a defined niche: Leica, Fuji. M4/3. SeriousCompacts, while broader than the others, is more defined and focused (good pun, no?) than Photographers Lounge.

    Cheers, Jock
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  8. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    I like the change. I always thought SC was more apropo.
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I'm happy ;)
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I'm the idiot that was too lazy to bookmark the site. For the last two years I have just started typing s-e-r and then letting the auto-complete take over my address bar to get to seriouscompacts.com

    I became a luddite around 5 years ago. It's sad that I got old so early in life.
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  11. I'm happy. I was never quite bonded with photographerslounge. I joined because it was about compacts, although at the time I was mostly DSLR, and was really happy with what I found. Glad its back :)
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks, everyone :)
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    There are sure to be some glitches, like I just noticed the "Winner" button went missing. Please kick the tires and let me know what's broke.
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  14. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    In my mind, it didn't change the first time. So now you're all up to my speed again. Which is slow. But them again, I'm often afraid that like Luke, old age came early for me. The other day, I even told my kid that it wasn't real music he was listening to. The earth moved under my feet, from my parents rolling over in their graves, laughing.
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  15. muzee

    muzee Veteran

    Apr 30, 2013
  16. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    It's good, I never noticed any difference in the content or posters.
  17. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    The status of people reads "Lounge veteran" and "Lounge Pro" etc.
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  18. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    What's interesting is that as the cheap and cheerful P&S market has evaporated we've been inundated with a whole new class of 1" serious compacts and superzooms. The Sony RX100 and Nikon 1 were early entrants but the field has grown a lot in the last 2 years. I wonder if purchasers are stepping up from a phone, supplementing larger sensor kit, or a little bit of each.

    In either case, the new(old) name works for them.
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  19. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Fixed, thanks!
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  20. davidzvi

    davidzvi Veteran

    Apr 18, 2014
    The name of the site changed before?

    I will echo Jock's concern about anyone feeling left out. You don't have a site for "all the other DSLRs". I'm suggesting you start another forum. But on the home page there is SeriousCompacts.com, maybe add some text there? In the forum section the first group is "Interchangeable-Lens Cameras" with just about every option available, no I'm not suggesting you change that either. Just maybe there is some way to highlight it so someone coming to the site the first time knows we're an all inclusive happy group here.
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