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Old 01-05-2018   #11
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Promapper, you are right, there is a virus on that site. Some time between when I posted the link until you accessed it, they seem to have been infected by a virus. When I tried to access the site, Norton gave me a message saying that it had "blocked JS Coinminer Downloader JS". I will update my original posting. Sorry if this has caused any problems.


For those interested in the list, I am attaching it to this post. I do hope this is "legal". If not, then the mods can remove it.

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check out the post from Didereaux in this thread as he had the same thing happen to him.

I guess it is common for it to spread when loading software and it automatically loads more software at the same time. I don't think it will happen to everyone. It only happened when using firefox, and it not longer happens so I assume at least one piece of software worked.

Sorry I can be of no further help.
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Old 01-06-2018   #13
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check out the post from Didereaux in this thread as he had the same thing happen to him.

I guess it is common for it to spread when loading software and it automatically loads more software at the same time. I don't think it will happen to everyone. It only happened when using firefox, and it not longer happens so I assume at least one piece of software worked.

Sorry I can be of no further help.
I got in touch with the Webmaster and we have resolved the problem. Apparently, he had incorporated a plugin of some sort into his web site and that was the source of the virus. Both he and I have tested it out and it now appears to be resolved.

Please post if there are any more problems with this link.

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AWESOME JOB in resolving this Western Guy! Kudo's to you!

No problems other than to remind me I need to put full version of antivirus on this new computer!
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AWESOME JOB in resolving this Western Guy! Kudo's to you!

No problems other than to remind me I need to put full version of antivirus on this new computer!
Thanks Promapper. I felt I had a bit of a responsibility to see if I could clear this mess up as I was the one that recommended the site in the first place. Fortunately, the Webmaster was very cooperative and understanding and jumped on the problem right away.

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I have had 2 virus warnings off of the site link above. Just FYI


I have accessed the link several times and have had NO warnings of any malware from the link above.
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I have accessed the link several times and have had NO warnings of any malware from the link above.
You may have Java script turned off on your computer.
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That is the big question WG.
This was once a very active forum but participation both here and on the Camel as a whole has been in decline for the past two years .
I am interested to hear some ideas to improve the participation levels.

I'll put my $.02 worth in as it relates to the "list" in question.

No offense to anyone as I know full well the time it takes to manage just a forum let along an entire board.

I left a primarily "nikon"ish board after returning to it after 6 years. I joined so early in it's creation that my user name was just my first name. I was the only one on the site with that first name at that time. it was not what I was looking for after those passing years and I believe I have found it here. Members that are courteous and very helpful and not worried that what they share may allow someone else to be equally or lord forbid better than they. I see none of that here.

Looking over the "52" list it appears as though the original purpose was to challenge the photographer to reach out and do something that was perhaps beyond his or her comfort level. I think that is a good purpose for many . and here comes the but

not all of the photocamel members have access to quite a few of the subjects listed. some may find the list intimidated and outside of their comfort zone or ability to get there because of transportation or cost. they may feel they have inadequate equipment to get the job done.

the fear of failure may be high on their list of concerns. Although I find this group to be a very very helpful group it still takes a lot of self confidence to post something immediately after a couple of the camel "masters" whose photos I would rank up there with National Geographic.

Perhaps a slightly different approach. Ask the members to submit a list with no boundaries (in good taste of course) but trying to keep locality and cost and equipment in mind. make the list say 200 long. Then the member can select from the list of 200 to get to a list of 52 that he or she is comfortable with. I am willing to bet that there will be a few outside of their comfort level simply because there won't be enough "ho hum" subjects on the list to make 52 and they will have to select something more challenging to fill out the list. But once they complete a few new tasks / subjects and get those favorable comments they will be more so to do it again.

There are other issues I think someone could take a look at such as.

Macro. I have looked several times and I cannot figure out how the macro challenge works. I am sure it is obvious to those that have tenure but for me I have no clue. what is the subject of the month? what is that list and why are some bold?

How does one go about submitting an idea? to who? I'm sorry and I am sure there is one here but I am not able to find a list of moderators (edit, My bad, just found list on home page) or others responsible for such things.

Looking back on the "OLD Nikonish" forum I remembered that after a few years we started to run out of subjects and yes they became fewer and more difficult. perhaps unintentionally alienating the new members that will eventually replace those older ones that for one reason or another drop out forever or maybe for a few years.

there were a few members on that forum that I believe actually wanted it to become a forum of only senior users or advanced users. I believe they have degraded the forum in doing so.

Well, that is my rant and it is solely intended as ideas to think about and is not meant as and in any form of negative criticism. I would not do so as I have not been on this site long enough to rate that privilege.
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Most project 52 sites provide a list of themes for their weekly challenge. I like the challenge of a weekly photo but want the freedom to choose a subject of my choice. It encourages me to shoot but allows me to pursue subjects that I enjoy shooting or that are a part of my shooting environment. My main goal is to make sure I get off the couch at least once a week and try to capture what I hope is a decent shot.

I ‘m curious why there aren’t more active participants or even more comments. If the site stats are correct, it seems that there are often between 10-15 guests viewing the site, but obviously not motivated enough to sign in and participate or comment.
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I have accessed the link several times and have had NO warnings of any malware from the link above.
Wolf, the problem has been solved. Virus is gone with a little help from the Webmaster.

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