Sat 29-Dec-12 07:02 AM | edited Sat 29-Dec-12 07:11 AM by km6xz
Posting under the heading "seems Nikon does have fix for green tint on LCD screen of the D800" would lead a reader to think it was more than just another item but belief by the poster that there IS a problem and now there is a fix. Selecting that heading did not appear to be a neutral stance since headings or thread titles are a personal description of the thread contents.
The whole issue of green tint had faded away as a rumor many months ago and now is back, but still without supporting evidence. If a rumor has to rely on fake posts as its sole "proof" there is little chance of the rumor having basis in fact.
We will all take it seriously if a report has supporting evidence but thus far, after almost a year, that evidence of anyone having a green screen has not surfaced.
There are enough internet rumors that are hard for new users to filter out and Nikonians is a little different in this regard by trying to reduce confusion and by resisting passing misinformation. NikonRumors has a pretty good track record when Admin posts an aggregation of leaks he has gotten from his long time know reliable sources, but all other posts are not at all reliable even as internet rumors go. They are posted by people who try to generate a fast moving rumor to watch with amusement as is becomes "common knowledge". There are hundreds of such unsupported posts each year on NikonRumors to which the Admin does not his own personal endorsement. Those not confirmed as high probability are to be considered just rumors or fakes.
The check list on the repair order did not say repairs were done to the screen or calibration but were checked. Reading past service records would lead one to believe that it was checked and no work performed as in the case when nothing out of tolerance was found.
To have at least one out of hundreds of photography oriented forums that resists fanning rumors that have little supporting evidence is a good thing. It takes a lot of work to squelch bad information because the nature of the internet, bad information propagates faster and more thoroughly than good information. Yet Nikonians.org has been an oasis in the desert of bad information. I am sure you can appreciate the value of having at least one source of calm reasonable evidence backed information. That is why we are here as part of this particular community. .