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glyndwr
glyndwr  666 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 1:27 PM


Quote: Quote:An RC is a milestone for everyone regardless of their abilityNo its not, it just means they have clicked a lot of other peoples uploads (although there are exceptions). This practice has made RC's meaningless. Making friends through your uploads is fine, but real friends will tell you the truth, not praise every thing you do whatever the quality.

"No it's not", "Yes it is"...

If those people are happy doing that why not just leave them alone?

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cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
16 Jul 2008 - 1:38 PM


Quote: If those people are happy doing that why not just leave them alone?

Within the greater scheme of things this is not that important, but what they are doing is basically dishonest, so they are fair game in my book.

wamp
wamp  7276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 1:51 PM

Fair game for what exactly?

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 2:06 PM

a wedgie?

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 2:13 PM


Quote: what they are doing is basically dishonest

Dishonest in what exactly?

Getting readers' votes? No. And that's all that's needed to get an RC. (Well, allright, thirty of them, to be exact.)

It would be different if this was a way to get an HC or EC, but it isn't. At least EC and HC mean something, because they're supposed to be given to good photographs only - although even that is subjective.

And let's be realistic, here. No one has ever said that you can derive any serious status from getting an RC, right? So what does it matter, really? If it makes a few people happy - fine with me.

Last Modified By conrad at 16 Jul 2008 - 2:13 PM
fauxtography
16 Jul 2008 - 2:14 PM


Quote: Fair game for what exactly?

Both barrells, now pass me the other Purdey Wink

User_Removed
16 Jul 2008 - 2:16 PM

Not 2 Purdeys!!....... that's going to far. Smile

Col

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 2:26 PM

Give me a Mrs Peel any day Wink

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
16 Jul 2008 - 3:41 PM


Quote: Dishonest in what exactly?

Well adding a glowing appraisal of technically abysmal photo for one thing. They know its rubbish so basically they are lying just to get a tick back.


Quote: Fair game for what exactly?

Criticism

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 3:44 PM


Quote: They know its rubbish so basically they are lying just to get a tick back.

You can't know that for sure. I think many people are sincerely less critical and therefore more inclined to say "Nice pic" than others. It doesn't necessarily mean they know what you say they know, and that they therefore must be lying.

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FAQ

Quote: What does vote mean?

Under every photo there is a "Vote" button apart from photos with the critique option. The reason for this is that the users who upload these photos are looking for comments stating what is good about the photo and what they can improve upon.

Clicking the vote button will add one to the reader's votes. If you want to however you can add a comment by filling the Leave a Comment box at the bottom.

This is not a mandatory requirement, and you can just view and move on if you want to!

Please do not vote on a photo just because the person voted on yours this is seen as fishing for clicks and is not good site etiquette.

Also do not vote on a photo just because you like the person. Votes should indicate high quality and not friendship!

And as an RC is a direct result of this voting Conrad, it means it is indeed totally dishonest and often makes the site look like a joke. Your comprehension only adds to that.


Quote: If those people are happy doing that why not just leave them alone?


Quote: So what does it matter, really? If it makes a few people happy - fine with me

I wasn't very fond of Paul's comment on that particular photo.
But since the above quotes seem to be the norm, well then... go ahead Paul, fair game it is. If it makes you happy, fine with me. After all if you are happy doing that why don't they just leave you alone.

Right Conrad ? Right Robert ?

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 3:58 PM

I refer you to my later comment just above your post, Koen. I strongly disagree with those who want to judge others so harshly that they think they know for sure why people are clicking. How do you and Paul know what's going on in a person's head when he decides to click?

I may be an optimist, but I believe many people really do like the photos they give a "Nice pic" comment.

If you want to be a cynic and believe otherwise, that's up to you, but I think it's unnecessarily harsh judgment.

wamp
wamp  7276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 4:01 PM


Quote: And as an RC is a direct result of this voting Conrad, it means it is indeed totally dishonest

What a laugh! If we're not careful these people will be out stealing cars soon Wink


Quote: Criticism

What is worse? Someone who moans about simplified comments left on other peoples images to maybe get a click back and rarely comments at all, or someone who at least makes an effort and comments, be it a simple comment?

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cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
16 Jul 2008 - 4:06 PM


Quote: You can't know that for sure

I can when the bloody thing is well out of focus, and its noisy as hell, yet not one mention of it in any of the (many) comments posted.


Quote: I wasn't very fond of Paul's comment on that particular photo.

Perhaps I should have been a bit more tactful, and in future I will do my best not to upset the photographer, but ludicrous comment will receive the contempt they deserve.

conrad
conrad e2 Member 910870 forum postsconrad vcard 116 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jul 2008 - 4:10 PM


Quote: I can when the bloody thing is well out of focus, and its noisy as hell

No, you can't. You must be assuming that everyone has the same taste, the same trained eye and the same experience with photography. No they don't! And many people just aren't as picky as others.

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