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How do you get people voting/commenting on pics?


ronlee e2
8 14 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 1:02PM
Hi all,

I'd like to start off saying, please don't flame me! I did do a search but didn't find anything that relevant.

I've only been using EPZ on/off for a year or 2 (even though I joined ages ago) but I never know how to get more peopler viewing, voting, or commenting on my work.

Is it a matter of commenting on other peoples pics and hoping for the best that they will return the compliment or is it about making yourself known on the community by actively being on the forum?

Regards,
RL

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Jun 2010 1:03PM

Quote:I did do a search but didn't find anything that relevant.

Really? That's impossible.... LOL
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
9 Jun 2010 1:06PM
I would say you are not doing that badly really as far as votes go.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
9 Jun 2010 1:07PM

Quote:Is it a matter of commenting on other peoples pics and hoping for the best that they will return the compliment


Pretty much! Wink
cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Jun 2010 1:22PM
Absolutely no flame thrower involved.....Grin

The true answer is out and out bribery & corruption......Smile

Or as you rightly observed
Quote:Is it a matter of commenting on other peoples pics and hoping for the best that they will return the compliment


Its not so much about hoping, Its really about getting known by, As well as some interaction with other members.


Whatever, Its not the be all and end all, You should not judge your own work based on votes/comments, It should please you in the first instance, If others like it too that could be seen as a bonus......Wink
User_Removed 8 398 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 1:53PM
My advice -
a) post images that set you apart from others and of the highest quality.
b) dont worry about clicks and comments
c) take note of constructive feedback from those comments you do get
d) offer constructive and well guided feedback on images that appeal to you in the gallery.

simples Smile
ronlee e2
8 14 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 2:05PM
Thanks guys.

I actually truly want constructive criticism so not just ones that say they like it etc. Just wanted to know I wasnt doing anything wrong, or if my pics arent the sort of thing that EPZ members really comment on.

I mainly shoot models, fashion and glamour but I tend to find that its not a big area on EPZ.
cats_123 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
9 Jun 2010 2:24PM
on average you're doing better than me Sad

you have to be a little thick skinned here, but I think also you have to be critical of your own work.

I am now beginning to recognise what works well, and more importantly what makes a shot stand out. Because we always think we've taken a really good shot, it's only when we upload that we get an idea of what the image really looks like...mine always look different, better, rosier Smile on my own monitor Smile

I think it also helps to get a shot printed on real paper (is there any left) now and again....hanging a shot on a wall gives you a feel for whether it's good or not...but at the end of the day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder Smile
akh e2
10 1.1k 5 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 2:47PM

Quote:I never know how to get more people viewing, voting, or commenting on my work.


Not wanting to be too cynical but the way to have more people vote or comment on your work is to do it for others. You have been a member since 2006 and seemed to have left only 27 comments in the gallery. In my experience here to really boost your votes you need to comment on on at least 35 to 40 images per day every day for a couple of years or so and you'll probably find that your results will improve. Just check the activity of some of the people who consistently get a high number of votes for what is often quite mediocre work.

I realise that these comments won't find favour with many but I know that when I first joined the site and had the time to comment on eg. 30 images a day I quite often gained an RC award, but recently since I stopped commenting so much and simple vote on images I really liked I'm lucky to reach double figures.

Tony
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Jun 2010 2:56PM
Upload mundane images of Pub signs.
DiegoDesigns e2
8 117 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2010 3:09PM
This is just an observation, but your gallery contains 21 active photos and on these you've received a total of 426 votes. You have left 27 active comments on other people's work, so I imagine if you want to get more attention, you may have to participate a little more - be more generous with your feedback/time etc. It might or might not work, time will tell... Dave
Toonman e2
7 1.4k 2 England
9 Jun 2010 3:12PM
Comments are dropping like flies. I recently added a note in my profile asking people not to vote for me just because I voted for them. My votes have more than halved and I have only had a couple of comments.....Could be the pic's are rubbish of course. Wink
User_Removed 8 2.1k 7 England
9 Jun 2010 3:17PM

Quote:Comments are dropping like flies. I recently added a note in my profile asking people not to vote for me just because I voted for them. My votes have more than halved and I have only had a couple of comments.....Could be the pic's are rubbish of course. Wink


That's pretty interesting, could it be said that 50% of votes recieved are completely worthless?
Toonman e2
7 1.4k 2 England
9 Jun 2010 3:19PM
Maybe. Sad
devlin e2
4 651 39 India
9 Jun 2010 3:19PM

Quote:
That's pretty interesting, could it be said that 50% of votes recieved are completely worthless?



Anytime you have a system which is reciprocal in nature; that assumption may well be true Smile

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