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Dyxum gone HTTPS

15 February 2019 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin
Admin Note
As you may have noticed Dyxum switched to HTTPS which should improve security of the forum (e.g. see this discussion thread). This change is not as straightforward as we would wish to be - some problems may appear.

If you notice anything unusual, like one of Dyxum web pages not being served at all or not being served over HTTPS or anything out of norm then please let us know by dropping a PM to one of AMAEs or by sending an e-mail to admins (link at the bottom of Dyxum pages) or by replying in the above linked thread.

With regards to the above - there is one thing which we cannot easily fix - so-called "mixed content" warning. The symptom is that Dyxum web page is marked as insecure (e.g. exclamation mark over padlock on address bar in the browser) and checking details shows a warning along the lines of "this web page is not secure because some elements were not sent over secure channel". This is usually caused by hot-linked images, e.g. images posted by Dyxumers (we are photography forum, aren't we? ;)) - if they are hot-linked using HTTP URL then the above warning appears.

As I wrote - there is no easy fix for this: either we would need to go throuh all posts in the Dyxum database and replce all occurrences of "http://" with "https://" risking that we will break some posts (either because we will literally break it or because the picture itself cannot be served over HTTPS; doing such action on the backed would be quite enormous task in itself) or ... live with that. For now we tend to stay with the second option ;)

So, enjoy new (more secure) Dyxum and - please remember to report any problems to AMAEs.


Dyxum Team Changes

26 January 2018 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin
Admin Note
Nothing is timeless and finally the time came to do some changes to our excellent Dyxum AMAE (Admins, Moderators and Alpha Eyes) team to give it some new momentum and do its job even better than before.

A few persons decided to retire after serving our community for several years - they did really outstanding job so please join us in the discussion thread to thank wross, Frankman, jamesmd and Serdar.

At the same time we are pleased to say that, in appreciation of what they are doing and to better reflect their contribution/role, we promoted some AMAEs to different positions: Micholand became Administrator whereas darosa and mikey2000 became moderators.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Jozioau and waldo_posth accepted our proposition to join AMAE ranks in the Alpha Eyes role (probably they missed the catch - now they will have to do on Dyxum twice as much as they used to do ;-)).

So, again, please join us in the aforementioned discussion thread to leave some appreciation/supportive comments :)

Photons to Photos input request

09 December 2017 - Posted by pegelli, in Admin, Articles, Challenges, Contests, Exhibitions
Photons to Photos
This is a request to help by providing raw files of several Sony cameras to measure their performance like noise and dynamic range as a function of iso used
We hope you all want to help. More background and details can be found in the following posts:

A-mount Full Frame
A-mount APS-C
E-mount Full Frame
E-mount APS-C

Farewell to Cameron Hill - brettania

07 December 2015 - Posted by AMAE Team, in Admin
Cameron Hill - brettania
With deepest regret and broken hearts the AMAE team has to share this really sad information: Cameron Hill – brettania, has passed away last weekend.

As you all know, Cam was one of the persons who established Dyxum - we would dare to say that he was Dyxum - his wisdom, authority, friendship and sense for others helped to create the spirit we have on our forum. His words were the ultimate guide for the whole AMAE team and something that will live with each of us.

If you would like to share share your feelings please follow to Cam's farewell thread ...

mikey2000 joins AMAE team

01 February 2014 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin
Admin Note
We are pleased to announce that mikey2000 has agreed to join the Dyxum AMAE (Admins, Moderators and Alpha Eyes) team as one of our team of photographic coaches. More info in this thread ...

Mr Egg Missing!

22 October 2013 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin
Mr Egg Lost

It seems that the Eggciting Journey Around The World ended unexpectedly - we lost track of Mr Egg and his sibling ...

But there is still some hope that being tired with the journey they both just made a short break to charge their batteries and return on track with usual vigour and energy.

Anyway, if anybody have seen them or knows where they are - please leave a message in this thread.

UK Photogs - you still can stop legalized theft

07 May 2013 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin

"A new legislation that has been rushed through parliament with no thought has now reached royal assent. This legislation means that photographers and illustrators alike will see their artworks legally taken and used for another's own gain.

Unless your works are registered or plastered with a watermark, anyone can use your copyrighted work for their own commercial and personal gains provided they have made a small effort to search for the original owner. If no owner can be found, they are free to do with it whatever they want."

Threating? Yes, it is! And despite that this only concerns UK law it might affect all of us - all around the world. So, if you are UK-based photographer please do not hesitate to sign the petition to nip this broken idea in the bud. You can find relevant Dyxum thread in here (some previous info is in here). 


Spreading "the word" among fellow photogs is not a bad idea either ...

Dyxum Rules And Guidelines Updated

30 October 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin

Just to let you know: the Dyxum Rules And Guidelines have just been updated slightly - to better express our concern with copyright issues (not that we have too much problems with that). Anyway we believe that this is the right time for all of us to jump right to the 

==> Rules And Guidelines <==

in order to refresh our knowledge :-)

Two new faces in AE team

26 September 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin

Our AMAE team (Admins, Mods, AlphaEyes) has been extended with two new AlphaEyes: MichelvA and happyjack.

Please check this introductory post for all details.

New Patches for DPC Winners

10 September 2012 - Posted by MiPr, in Admin

Some of you probably remember the story behind our Dyxum Golden Patch which is awarded to each Dyxum Photo Contest winner: to keep the long story short let's only mention that the idea came from Confusedapollo who decided to donate his free time and his skills to produce Golden Patches for us. 

Unfortunately a few DPCs back we run out of patches ...

But no worries - they are back although in slightly different form (thanks to Octupi who had a nice idea how to join Minolta's "blue dot" with the previous design).

We hope that you'll like this new incarnation of the award (let's call it "Golden Patch MKII" ;-))

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