Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I am the administrator of a hobby group which encompasses a website and a mailing list. Over the years as the membership has grown, there seems to be this mad rush to show off one's knowledge about the subject or be one of the most popular and respected photographers in the group and so on.

In an effort to achieve that, people seem to be resorting to cheap tactics, deriding others, calling each other names and God knows what else. I even know of incidents when a chap changed the settings of another one's camera so that his photos would be below par!

I come across many such cases these days, and today I even had to suspend two members who got down to abuses just to prove one is more knowledgable than the other.

Has the word 'hobby' taken a new meaning these days?


Sidhusaaheb said...

I would say that's because there hardly are any gentlemen or ladies (who may be expected to subscribe to certain ideals and moral values) left in this day and age. There mostly are just men and women and that shows in almost every sphere of life.

Kiran said...

I think the answer to your question us "Yes". The new "hobby" people have is to show another one down!

How utterly disgusting.