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Peak District / Re: Derbyshire Caver No. 151
« Last post by Madness on Today at 12:51:16 pm »
I've not read it in it's entirity yet, but I found the articles on Ecton and Longcliffe mines interesting. Well done to all those involved. :clap2:
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BCA / Re: ICO view on permission to send newsletters from BCA
« Last post by Jenny P on Today at 12:33:23 pm »
The whole point of the new legislation appears to be that people must opt IN to receive material such as Newsletters, they cannot just be signed up automatically unless they opt OUT.  (That's the old "Tick this box if you don't want to hear further from us ...".)

However, you can't ask them if they wish to opt in unless you can contact them in the first place, so you do have to make an initial contact with the individual to ask the question.  As 2xw says, that's easy when members purchase their membership online, i.e. they are Direct Individual Members (DIMs).  However, we have a class of membership, Club Individual Membership (CIM), where the members are signed up by virtue of being members of their club, and it's the Club which does the signing up for them.  So it's how we get at these individuals which is the problem.  DIMs are easy - it's CIMs that are the problem!
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Film & Photography / Re: Photography Showcase 3 per week limit
« Last post by chunky on Today at 11:26:08 am »
Sunset Hole

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Film & Photography / Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Last post by The Old Ruminator on Today at 11:13:56 am »
A lot of old men in a muddy hole the wife would say. True but also a great chance to get some character portraits. This a facet of cave photography so sadly neglected in favour of " The Big Shot ". The technical expertise of those who do such things is certainly fantastic but I still believe we are in danger of becoming formulaic. We are drifting away from the realms of people and fun and immediacy. Somewhere the story is getting lost. The subjects become characatures rather than characters. The shots are too posed which of course they have to be with complex set ups. OK horses for courses but lets not forget that cave photography is open to all. Nothing wrong with " point and shoot " if the image says something. Mostly I use the old TG2 . We sometimes think that simple stuff is worth less than the big stuff. Its not. It tells a story and maintains a record. In its own way it is just as valuable as " The Big Shot ". Its journalistic in a way that the big set up can rarely be. That view into a new chamber. The walk around The Frozen Deep on the day of discovery. Places there where images can never be repeated post taping. If I hope to achieve anything it is to get folk to do more cave photography and share it with others. Surely thats enough reward in itself. Next time the pretty stuff ---


So just a few more Vurley portrait style.

P6060002 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chris Milne in Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nigel Cox in La La Land. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Exit from La La Land. Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P9200013 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020135 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P6070065 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5310029 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5240216 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

To baldly go --- by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

What am I doing here ? Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

These Boots. Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Tony Boycott and me at Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Vurley Dig, Mendip by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260049 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260042 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260039 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Peter Glanvill at Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Mac The Major. Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chris Milne engineering at Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Tony Boycott resting broken ribs at Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Lets play Gungee by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr
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Cave Science / Re: Cave monitoring question
« Last post by Bob Mehew on Today at 10:50:13 am »
different place / different instrument - but what happens when some one goes looking at a CO2 logger.
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Cave Science / Re: Cave monitoring question
« Last post by 2xw on Today at 03:20:56 am »
Wait speleology is £8 a month?! Isn't it no longer published?
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Idle Chat / Best How To Climb a Ladder Song
« Last post by ZombieCake on Today at 01:37:00 am »
This works on more ways than one... Should be a BCA training video, interesting SRT skills...
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Idle Chat / Oh Dear, How Sad, Never Mind
« Last post by ZombieCake on Today at 01:20:43 am »
As per the title,

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BCA / Re: ICO view on permission to send newsletters from BCA
« Last post by 2xw on Today at 12:59:10 am »
Brill, should be easy when members purchase online to add a tickbox (after that section is completely overhauled to look less 90s) that indicates whether they consent to marketing. Just like every other modern organisation under the sun.
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