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1 - Discovery....
2 - Testing the water.....
3 - The Opium of votes....
4 - The influenced phase....
5 - Finding your voice....
6 - Citizen Smith phase....
7 - The flounce or The Acceptance - one or the other usually happens
8 - The passive onlooker....
9 - Re-finding your voice....
10 - Becoming an old sage...
may not be true of everyone, and not really of me, but what is your life cycle like
1 - Discovery.... finding the site, on Google in my case
2 - Testing the water..... uploading a few shots - along with 15 other websites you'll be using
3 - The Opium of votes.... Start to get addicted to votes, comment on everyone's shots to get more... you're an addict!
4 - The influenced phase.... check out who's getting loads of votes and copy, copy, copy!
5 - Finding your voice.... discover the forum and actually be brave enough to say something... not a lot... dipping your toe in!
6 - Citizen Smith phase.... no more pussy footing around, you're militant, want to change the voting system, stop cliques etc. and just go on and on and on about it in the forums
7 - The flounce or The Acceptance - one or the other usually happens - your citizen smith phase fizzles out or explodes like a supernova, you become a "user_removed"
8 - The passive onlooker.... take a break, look in occasionally - bit jaded with all the old subjects being repeated, probably got no new work to show as you're now a perfectionist and only shots involving a 10 man crew and 47 hours in Photoshop will do.
9 - Re-finding your voice.... after your self imposed exile, you start chipping into the forums again.
10 - Becoming an old sage... congratulations, you've reached the end point - a "part of the furniture" - probably an EPZ decade behind you, commenting with nostalgia about the good old days and Joe Fox
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similar, but my stage 10 may be more like:
"becoming an old fart" - sitting in the corner mumbling to myself as no one listens any more!
Quote: may not be true of everyone, and not really of me, but what is your life cycle like Wink
sounds like you but with only 9 years.
Very realistic, almost too realistic, but shows the reason I keep looking in.
The larger than life characters that post on the site!
Much better than day time telly
None of the above.
Ouch... that's a bit too close for comfort!!!
I guess works getting a bit tight Ade
1) Joined the site very early on.
Sat on the side lines for the first year or two, I was to afraid to post in the forums back then, there were one or two very lively characters
2) started posting pictures not really understanding the voting thing, still don`t
3) Spent silly amounts of hard earn`t cash on stuff I new would never make me any better
I`m a lot older now compared to when I joined.
Guess I`m now an old sage
Moving back and forth between 8 and 9…
Like Brian I usually find myself sitting in the corner making noise similar to......
Firmly stuck on 8 ...
Hydgtgggt gcsfhhu ggtrvghh kiijnbbgukpkyrf, I make little sense after ten years, old fart and beyond stage
Quote: I guess works getting a bit tight Ade
nah - just full of flu and tonsillitis and aching, so thought I'd cheer myself up with a daft thread.
And it is supposed to be realistic... inspired by PMorgan's other thread about EPZ addiction
Ha ha! I'm definitely an 8.
There are many that never get past level 3
Does the number in your star represent the level you are on ?
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