I think that this forum is a very useful place to give and get advice on any technical issues to do with photography. And enthusiasts of all badges hang out here - plane photographers, fungi photographers, lighting camerapeople (adaptation of a movie term), landscapers (inescapably) - you name it, it might be here. I understand that there's even a tit and boudoir section. Hardware topics are rife and well-attended - nowt wrong with that by itself. One thing puzzles me. How many of us on here actually take a more than glancing interest in the history and culture of photography - which is inescapably our context. How else can we place ourselves in terms of what we do, or get a rounded sense of what we're at? It hardly needs a 'history of photography' forum, surely? There's plenty out there in books and on the internet for the interested to explore. But I keep getting the impression that many on these forums just aren't actually very interested in the cultural aspects of photography. It certainly doesn't feature largely. Isn't it interesting? Why not? Surely it's the single topic that consumes all the rest?