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Old 09-18-2008, 03:26 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by ccaranna
I can see where you're coming from, but why is it frowned upon for anyone to express an opposing viewpoint around here? I could never understand that. The screeners are fine and all, but they're not holier-than-thou either. Why not try to listen to someone else for a change? Someone that has experience and sees things differently? I'm not saying I agree with or do everything Kent (or anyone for that matter) says, but I feel the alternative of getting caught up in a vacuum more concerning.
Well, Chuck, given your previous conspiracy theories about how RP accepts images, you may not be fully sensitive to the differences between reasonable and not so reasonable criticisms of RP and RP screening.

I suspect that Kent knows a lot about photography. I also suspect he doesn't know a lot about the current state of RP and he has some biases based on his knowledge and/or perceptions of RP in the past. So he comes in here and says some foolish and inaccurate stuff. As a result, because the rest of us are human, we don't trust him to say accurate things on any topic, even on topics where he might be well informed.

See what he said in post 4 of this thread, which I quoted and responded to in my post 9 of this thread.

There is a difference between an opposing viewpoint and a foolish viewpoint. It is a matter of judgment, and my judgment, for one but I suspect shared by many others, is that this particular viewpoint is way, way on the foolish end. Kent has chosen to begin participating on the forums here - welcome! - but doesn't seem to have chosen to inform himself about the website much.
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