1. Kevin

    Announcement PayPal Issues - July 2024

    At the moment PayPal transactions are not working, hopefully they'll be restored within the week. The short version of the issue is that we recently switched from using a personal PayPal account to a dedicated "cameraderie" account and PayPal has suspended the new account pending verification &...
  2. Kevin

    Announcement Recurring Subscriptions Cancelled - Here's why, what is changing, and what, if anything, to do! 💡

    A recent chat in the Supporter's forum made me aware that, for the past few years, the PayPal transactions have mostly been showing my personal email address and DBA instead of "Cameraderie"! 😲 Whoops. After digging into the issue a bit, I realized what was going on. Many, many, many years I...
  3. Kevin

    Announcement Some re-organizing is going on...

    An early 'heads-up' that there is some subtle re-organizing of the forums going on. Nothing major but a couple of forums are likely to be moved around. If you're looking for a particular forum and don't see then be sure to check out the main "Forums" listing or ask in here and we'll let you...
  4. Kevin

    Announcement Upcoming Server Maintenance

    Our server is due for an OS upgrade so some down time will be coming soon. It's good & bad -- good because we're overdue for the upgrade & I'm expecting some issues to be resolved but bad because upgrades always have the factor of uncertainty of how smooth it will go. The actual upgrade itself...
  5. MoonMind

    Announcement Single in September (SiS) 2023 announced!

    The "Single in September 2023" challenge has been announced in this thread. Post in the thread linked above to announce your participation, please - not in this one. If you have never participated in a "Single in" challenge and want to know more, you should find everything you need to know in...
  6. Kevin

    Announcement Unexpected Downtime - Tue Aug 8, 2023

    Sometime during the overnight hours, Tue Aug 8, our main server stopped responding. This was likely somehow related to the severe storms that moved through the area, including tornado watches, but I can't be entirely sure. A server restart this morning seems to have taken care of it [the...
  7. Kevin

    Announcement Change to criteria for creating a Classifieds listing

    The criteria for being able to create a Classifieds listing in our 'Buy, Sell, and Trade' area has been updated to require at least 5 posts to have been made in the other parts of the community first. There have been some recent scenarios where a person has joined the community and immediately...
  8. Kevin

    Announcement "Challenges" forum is being re-organized

    A heads-up to our members who take part in the Challenges, they are being re-organized a little bit. So far the changes have been to move the "Today" and the "Digital Darkroom Derby" challenge threads into new dedicated sub-forums. Additional changes may be tweaked.
  9. Kevin

    Announcement Scheduled Maintenance - July 16, 2023

    We're overdue for some routine maintenance so I'll hit it Sunday night, July 16, at around 8PM Eastern. Should be about 30 minutes. ⏲️
  10. Kevin

    Announcement Change to the "Contact Us" behavior

    A quick FYI (For-Your-Information) that a slight change is being made to what happens when the "Contact Us" link in the footer is used. Currently messages sent via the Contact Us link generate an email sent only to the admin and can be easily missed. To help make sure that no communications...
  11. Cameraderie

    Announcement "Terms and Rules" Update - May 1, 2023

    Cameraderie, and its predecessors, has always been a community where all members are welcome, and we try to do our best to make sure that everyone is comfortable both visiting and taking part. The wording for one of our existing Terms and Rules items has been revised. The wording has been...
  12. Kevin

    Announcement New "Performing Arts" and "Lighting" Forums

    Two new forums have been added, "Performing Arts" and "Lighting", as a result of community member feedback. "Performing Arts" is an image gallery forum and is the spot for any image threads showcasing photography of the arts. To avoid any debate on what is considered "Performing Arts" the...
  13. Kevin

    Announcement Twitter Login will be disabled Feb 5, 2023

    When joining our community new members have the choice of creating an account with a local password, of using their Google account to join, of using their GitHub account to join, or using their Twitter account to join. The Twitter login feature will be disabled this coming Sunday, Feb 5, 2023...
  14. Kevin

    Announcement Maintenance - Saturday, 2022-07-30 @ about 9PM Eastern

    The site will be unavailable tonight, Saturday 2022-07-30, for about 20-30 minutes starting around 9pm Eastern. There are no changes that will be implemented, just updating a few software items. 💻 - Kevin
  15. Kevin

    Announcement Unexpected Downtime - Thu 2022-03-24

    There was some unexpected downtime today from sometime after 10:00AM EST to about 11:30AM. Depending on how members connect (which device, which browser, etc.) some folks may have been getting nothing but a blank page while others may have eventually received an error. I know the 'What?' part...
  16. Kevin

    Announcement New Forum "Mods Team Support" - Privately reach out to the whole Mods Team!

    A new forum has been added called "Mods Team Support" that allows you to privately reach all of the whole volunteer Mods Team at once! What it is really is a forum where our members can post new threads that they want the Mods Team to see but not other members. The idea behind it is that...
  17. Kevin

    Announcement Buy & Sell Member Feedback is back!

    The ability to leave feedback for other members in regards to transactions in the Buy, Sell, and Trade forum is back! 👍 OK, the details of the sentence above is going to take a little longer to explain. 😆 Community members who have been with us for a few years may remember that Cameraderie...
  18. Kevin

    Announcement New Cameraderie Vendor Affiliate: KEH 📸

    We may not have any ads at the moment here at Cameraderie but we do have several vendor affiliate codes. Our newest one is KEH Camera! 👍 KEH is the original reseller of professional, collectible, and everyday gear for camera lovers everywhere. We’re camera people— photographers and...
  19. Kevin

    Announcement New forum "The Oasis"

    The community moderators are always listening. Always. ;) When a member posts their feedback, whether it be in the feedback forum or by reaching out to us privately or even the occasional 'report' option, you can be sure that it will likely result in a conversation by the moderators. A topic...
  20. Kevin

    Announcement Maintenance - Sunday, Dec 12, 2021

    We're overdue for some server maintenance so this Sunday, Dec 12, the site will be unavailable for a bit starting at around 10PM Eastern. Shouldn't take more than an hour as long as nothing unexpected comes up (famous last words 😁). - Kevin
  21. Kevin

    Announcement New "Camera Lenses" Forum

    Visitors tonight may have noticed a slight shuffling of a couple of forums and, after some deliberation, the result was the new "Camera Lenses" forum. The new forum is meant for any kind of talk about lens gear that does not fit in elsewhere...
  22. Kevin

    Announcement Maintenance - Sunday, 2021-07-25

    A few updates and maintenance tasks are starting to get backlogged so this Sunday, July 25, I'll be working on the To Do list. 📋 At the moment I'm planning on starting around 7:00PM EST and expect to take about 6 hours. ⏳
  23. Kevin

    Announcement Check your account preferences - "View sidebar when viewing threads"

    Normally when viewing threads, such as this one, there are no sidebars shown. An option was added so that the sidebars would display or not. The 'default' if no specific choice was made was "Yes" and the sidebars were shown. The default for the option has been reverted to be "No" with no...
  24. Kevin

    Announcement Automated email address verification - 2020, Mar 6

    During the past 24 hours an automated email address verification process has been running. This is a follow-up to the change from a few months ago when outgoing emails were switched to use Amazon SES services. Email addresses that could not be verified resulted in accounts being flagged the...