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Theme for week commencing October 31 - ending November 7


AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
3 Nov 2012 12:16AM

Quote:The theme for this week is spiral - to be interpreted in any way you please

That`s handy Smile



yes, things don't have to be literal - that's what's good about interpretations.

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Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 2:42AM
My mind has gone into a spiral, trying to think of something! Wink
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
3 Nov 2012 8:57AM

Quote:I'm still alive but haven't got anything done yet - but we've got until the 7th...

One comment I would make, though, is that perhaps having something like 'Weekly B&W Challenge - Week ending Nov 7th' or something as the thread heading may attract more attention - from the Weekly B&W Challenge members hopefully.

I usually use 'recent activity' to look at the forums. I rarely remember to go to my 'personal info' (or whatever it is) and look at groups, and in fact, it was some time before I even realised that sort of thing was even there (probably just age....). Seeing the (recently bumped) thread with Weekly B&W Challenge would perhaps wake people up a bit.

Pete



The thread does however appear in the recent activity (which is where I usually head straight to as well). Maybe just adjusting the title of the thread is all that is required to specify the group?
petebfrance 2 1.3k France
3 Nov 2012 11:09AM

Quote:The thread does however appear in the recent activity (which is where I usually head straight to as well). Maybe just adjusting the title of the thread is all that is required to specify the group?

Yes, that's what I had in mind. Perhaps go further and include the subject, something like:
'Spiral - Weekly B&W Challenge etc. ' so that it looks a bit different every week.
Pete
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 11:57AM

Quote:Perhaps go further and include the subject, something like:
'Spiral - Weekly B&W Challenge etc. ' so that it looks a bit different every week.



I agree. It's easy to miss at the moment.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
3 Nov 2012 12:11PM
While some of you are paying attention!

There's been a query re. rule 6. The one about posting comments only after the challenge has been judged.
A perfectly innocent comment's been posted on one of the entries and an equally, perfectly innocent, query has been raised.
Does anyone have an opinion regarding whether or comments should be posted prior to he judging.
Do you think that they would/could cloud the judge's erm, judgement?
It's an interesting point and one that I'd never considered before.
Your views please.

Rule 6.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 12:16PM
I think Anne's comment is relevant, viz:


Quote:Who really wants to go back and bother commenting afterwards?


Maybe we should just refrain from comment altogether?
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
3 Nov 2012 12:18PM
I see no reason to not post comments prior to judging. I know it isn't going to sway how I judge an image.

Also, if others don't like the idea of prior comments, maybe they could embrace the possibility of allowing the person judging for that week to leave a comment?

I must admit that when I recently joined this group and uploaded my first image one of the things I missed was a comment, any comment Tongue

I cannot see myself taking the time to to back and comment on photos after they have been judged. It is so much more efficient to do so when I get a notification of an upload.

Rules are not cast in stone, and if revision of rules leads to a better experience for group members, I think it should be discussed.

Thanks Brendan. Just getting some dialog going on this is a positive improvement imo Smile
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
3 Nov 2012 12:21PM

Quote:I think Anne's comment is relevant, viz:

Who really wants to go back and bother commenting afterwards?

Maybe we should just refrain from comment altogether?



Aww, CB, it's getting comments that people like - don't you like getting a comment or two?
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 12:26PM

Quote:don't you like getting a comment or two?


I don't mind in the least, but if some people think it affects the judging ( I'm not sure it does), then maybe we should consider whether not to?
AnneWorner e2
7 614 42 United States
3 Nov 2012 12:31PM

Quote:don't you like getting a comment or two?

I don't mind in the least, but if some people think it affects the judging ( I'm not sure it does), then maybe we should consider whether not to?



You know me, I'm always open for ideas, but how about letting the person judging at least make commentary if they choose to do so; I mean, hopefully the judge will not sway their own opinion Tongue
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
3 Nov 2012 12:47PM
Easiest if any comments are ignored, I would say. Smile
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
3 Nov 2012 1:13PM
Actually I've been doing these weekly challenges for ages and have never properly read the rules - oops Smile

I think we're all grown up enough not to let any comments sway us. As long as other rules are kept to ie. entering photos taken only after the challenge has been announced (which is where inclusion of exif info is useful of course) - then I'm happy to allow commenting whenever people want to.

(I'm useless at commenting across the board so don't want to hold back folks who are actually good enough to comment!)
petebfrance 2 1.3k France
3 Nov 2012 1:35PM
My Exif info always has the wrong date as date / time are reset every time batteries are changed. The camera uses AA batteries and I got into the habit of not updating the date/time when I change batteries when I had some really poor rechargeables. Actually, it's a real pain to do it because batteries usually run out in the middle of doing something and I rarely know what the date and time are.....
Pete
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
3 Nov 2012 1:41PM
I have the same problem with the A350 - unless I'm really really quick changing batteries. I've learned to keep a calendar in most rooms of the house now as I never know what date it is when I reset them Smile

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