- Mar 25, 2018
- Real Name
There was this user called "BushmanOrig" whose actual name was Siegfried, and he would start or participate in threads about things like:
His way of talking about these subjects caused many of these threads to derail and end up in the Back Room subforum. (You can still find those threads, but all of his messages have been removed, so they can be a bit hard to follow.) Many users also opted to put him on the "ignore list", so they wouldn't be distracted by his posts. I am not sure whether he left the site himself, or one of the admins removed him.
- sensors, photons and ETTR
- the "conspiracy" against Micro Four Thirds (how people are trying to kill our beloved system by spreading misinformation)
- his "revolutionary" approaches to achieving the best IQ out of MFT gear (like his "2 step exposure technique", which entailed using wrong settings in step 1, like stopping down the aperture too much and therefore having to raise the ISO unnecessarily, and then in step 2 suddenly realising that you could open up the aperture, decrease the ISO and magically obtain better IQ).
I think he got a little bit too cross with the feedback he got here and retreated to his own website.
There was some conflict of interests because a large number of his threads appeared to have been started with the intention of driving traffic to his blog.
When a post starts along the lines of "I have written an interesting article, and you can read it here...." it just gets off to a bad start and the author is just digging a very big hole for himself.
Oh, and branding non-disciples as thick wasn't terribly helpful to his cause.
Clever in many respects though, and it's easy to forget that English is not his first language. I wish him well.