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Stuball

A flickr group rant

I feel the need to vent a little.

I'm finding more and more flickr groups are changing rules to these post 1 comment X groups. This is sh!te and totally against the point of these groups. If a picture is worth commenting, comment... but forcing someone to pick 3 or 4 and comment? Negative comment at your pearl of course.
Is this why my view count is down perhaps? Because I wont post and comment on pictures? Yes, I browse group pools but will only comment on something I like enough.
The reason for my rant? This http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuballscramble/4014794870/
And this 'sweeper' is a threat of being BANNED from a group for not obeying the order. Why the hell should I post to a group if I'm going to be banned?
Doog Doog

Stu,give these bunch of   the  

I was going to open a F*kr account but I'll just stay with Photobucket.
Stuball

Other than these groups, flickr is great
wee minx

Put tags like "tits" "bum" "boobs" "sexy" , that will work  
cybers

Totally agree with you Stu this Post one spend the rest of the day commenting on the dross without the use of criticism is a joke...
My flickr group is post it if you get a comment then good enough if you feel the need to leave a comment so be it...

Why should you be forced to comment on the 50 before you.


If its good enough it gets a comment.... I try to visit all my contacts pages and leave a comment on the good... sometimes i leave no comment if its a flying visit but if i am in awe of an image i do try to leave one.
Lone Groover

wee minx wrote:
Put tags like "tits" "bum" "boobs" "sexy" , that will work  


no don't... it will spoil m.........
John

Just say no to the groups you don`t fancy, I got invites to Aeroplane groups and stuff like that ffs. What I would like is a HDR free group.. I found one called No HDR...guess what... aye HDR in it  
John

Re: A flickr group rant

Stuball wrote:
I feel the need to vent a little.

I'm finding more and more flickr groups are changing rules to these post 1 comment X groups. This is sh!te and totally against the point of these groups. If a picture is worth commenting, comment... but forcing someone to pick 3 or 4 and comment? Negative comment at your pearl of course.
Is this why my view count is down perhaps? Because I wont post and comment on pictures? Yes, I browse group pools but will only comment on something I like enough.
The reason for my rant? This http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuballscramble/4014794870/
And this 'sweeper' is a threat of being BANNED from a group for not obeying the order. Why the hell should I post to a group if I'm going to be banned?


Stu, I have no way of seeing your comments on others pics, but in my experience you comment rarely on others  ( and so do i to an extent) but if I was to start worrying about views on my flickr then I should throw the towel in as I take pics for fun and pleasure not for the views and stats etc, but hey ho thats my opinion.
cybers

I try to comment on all my contacts pics some of my group pics and tbh i get fed up with the post one comment 5 brigade.
I do this for amusement and relaxation and i have to admit to get on the explore page at first was a bit of a challenge till i realised that it's no real merit as it seems random at best.

That was the whole point behind me setting up a group .... not my group but everyones group....
No need to comment just a place to show your wares without worrying if it needs a comment....
John

So do I cybers, but I wont comment just for the hell of it....You are a brilliant photographer, but I hate HDR and some of your stuff is amazing, so thats not to say I hate all of it, it`s just that I like natural pics etc. its  each to thur own thing I think. i`m not a prolific poster on here. Take Flickr for example...you and Zoe ( great lass with great pics) and others are HDR freaks...thats your thing so I won`t comment, but I would love to see the original that you corrupted ...yeah ? So to all the folk that I don`t comment on its not coz I don`t like your work its coz I go down a different road, but still respect your stance
Stuball

My rant isnt about the view count and comments... I still go out and take pictures without them. I get more appreciation from here than I do on flickr. It's just about these groups I feel are tarnishing the very nature of flickr and I dont like being forced into something fairly trivial. Even some groups I've been a member of for a while has turned to a P1Cx group. And the threat of being banned if I dont AFTER I've been invited to post the picture to the group? How dare they! Inviting a picture should be for the merit of the photograph whether it be subject or composition... not so some others can receive comments
cybers

Scary wrote:
So do I cybers, but I wont comment just for the hell of it....You are a brilliant photographer, but I hate HDR and some of your stuff is amazing, so thats not to say I hate all of it, it`s just that I like natural pics etc. its  each to thur own thing I think. i`m not a prolific poster on here. Take Flickr for example...you and Zoe ( great lass with great pics) and others are HDR freaks...thats your thing so I won`t comment, but I would love to see the original that you corrupted ...yeah ? So to all the folk that I don`t comment on its not coz I don`t like your work its coz I go down a different road, but still respect your stance



I agree whole heartedly m8... I like HDR there are those who don't but there are also those images that just need a boot up the arse to get the best out of them...
We all move in different directions it's what makes us different and interesting as individuals and i have to admit my tinkering with images usually stems from the fact i look at my own pictures and think that sucks...
Whilst i brim with confidence in some areas there are others i feel slightly exposed in and i guess i mask that like i do with everything else in photoshop  

I must make a conscientiousness decision to post more natural stuff to flickr now and then just to see what happens.  


Stu i too have noticed the bullying tactics of some of the long standing groups i have been a member of lately changing the goalposts, admin holding back images for approval whilst they post their own dross and expect only good feedback before they will allow yours through. It all goes against the community feel. I recently killed off a lot of the groups I was a member of for that very reason ... I kill off a few more every time the admin approval sign pops up.
Lone Groover

Let's start up a new group !

"Post a comment and get boned up the ass for beeing a fecking wise guy ! "



All we need is a chief boner !  
cybers

Tried that but if you stick Ass in the group title it wont let you use the safe tag in group description...

dickyhart

flickr has been sh!t since yahoo nabbed it anyhow!!
Lone Groover

dickyhart wrote:
flickr has been sh!t since yahoo nabbed it anyhow!!


How come ? It seems the same to me.
cybers

Its dearer and the pages are slower to load.
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Tried that but if you stick Ass in the group title it wont let you use the safe tag in group description...



Arse works better... them yankees dont know what it is

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