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Should the red (new member) tag last longer ?

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    MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Jul 2005 - 11:57 AM

    I joined just over a month ago, and was really happy at the advice I receved on my uploads, everything from composition, to improving the quality of uploads etc..
    I have noticed that the red (New member) tag beside my alias has disappeared, and funny enough most of the advice I was getting too has dried up. I found the first couple of weeks on here really fruitful for me as it seemed people were only too happy to point out how I could improve my images (for which I am extremely grateful).
    However since the new member tag has gone people don't seem to comment or criticise as much as they used to.
    is this just a coincidence or has my photography improved to new lofty standards (yeah right!).
    would really be appreciative if people could let me know how I can get more constructive critisim on my uploads.
    as a relative novice I feel highly unqualified in critisising other peoples work beyond the basics

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    Pete Site Moderator 1318442 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Jul 2005 - 12:09 PM

    Hi Mo, some members who are new may not be new to photography and they wish the flag would go sooner, so we thought one month was adequate. I take your comments on board though and we will consider having a member adjustable tag.

    keith selmes
    4 Jul 2005 - 12:10 PM

    Other people have said its really quiet in the gallery, and it seems to be tonight.
    Maybe its the weather - too many people outdoors or on holiday ?
    It was a bit rainy when I came home or I wouldn't be here myself - turned into a fine evening now.

    u08mcb  105817 forum posts
    4 Jul 2005 - 12:10 PM

    re advice: just ask for it now.

    re critique: just do it. If your critique is not valid because of a lack of know-how, whoever you critique should (in a perfect world) explain in their response why that is the case, then you both learn Smile

    MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Jul 2005 - 12:24 PM

    Pete I think the adjustable new member tag is a great idea and allows flexibility according to the skills/ experience of the photographer.
    As far as critique and advice is concerned, its great when people say your photo's are good, however I would be happier with comments like "this is how you could maybe improve things etc.."
    I have seen a few threads on here that emphasize the fact people are unwilling to criticise shots because of the backlash they could get, but the reason I think most people upload photos is to hear comments good and bad.
    I know as long as someone explains why they don't like an image and how they feel it could be improved, I would take no offence, and I would certainly appreciate their expertise.

    4 Jul 2005 - 12:48 PM

    Can I volunteer to beta test the new tag (was thinking around 5 years might do it!)?

    Hazard  101192 forum posts United Kingdom
    4 Jul 2005 - 1:12 PM

    Your only as good as your next photo

    Not sure what that means but it sounds very profound Smile

    4 Jul 2005 - 1:15 PM

    I'm only as good as last year's photo

    I'm sure what that means - sadly, not profound! Smile

    Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Jul 2005 - 3:56 PM

    I'm only as good as my passport photo

    foxybrown  9368 forum posts
    4 Jul 2005 - 11:53 PM


    juliem  9613 forum posts
    5 Jul 2005 - 12:58 AM

    I'm bad.

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