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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2007 - 9:38 AM

Thanks Pete - appreciated Smile

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2007 - 12:07 PM


Quote: There is no reason why young people can't co-exist with everyone else in the normal members gallery, so long as people remember that they need encouragement.

If we had a gallery for every different type of user on here it would become difficult to use the site..

Well, how about a 'J' appearing in the thumbnail to indicate a junior member?

We could then open to give some praise, comment and encouragement.
jas

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2007 - 1:31 PM

Some young members could teach older members a thing or two about photography, from some of the pics I have seen on here.

No segregation, IMO.

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 4:52 PM

Thanks Fran_ash for pointing me to this post. I have an 8YO daughter who is interested in photography, but as parents we are concerned about things like PM's, the adult gallerys etc. What I think about the junior section. It would encourage kids to take an interest in this great pastime. As for them not getting enough critiques from adult members, well the interest in this thread would go against that. Each of the kids have adult parents who would in all probability help with comments on the submissions.

And so what if some of their entries are better than those in the main sections Smile

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139385 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 6:37 PM

Once a kid learns his or her way around the internet, there is not much to stop them finding stuff you would rather they did not.

Your 8-year old will probably be more internet-savvy than you, given a few months on it. Wink

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 6:55 PM


Quote: Once a kid learns his or her way around the internet, there is not much to stop them finding stuff you would rather they did not.

Your 8-year old will probably be more internet-savvy than you, given a few months on it.

never a truer word said

Adrian

blackbird
blackbird  7159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 7:04 PM

Another voice in support of a childrens gallery...

My 8yo is also keen to join and I am happy with this as I would monitor her activity.
Warney makes a good point that members with children would most likely comment and offer guidance on other kids postings as well as their own child.

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MrsS
MrsS  74527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 7:39 PM

Totally agree - I, for one, would be more than happy to offer encouragement to other 'juniors' alongside my own! Smile

JJGEE
JJGEE  96205 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 8:11 PM


Quote: Well, how about a 'J' appearing in the thumbnail to indicate a junior member?


Or even JAS Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2007 - 11:56 PM


Quote: Well, how about a 'J' appearing in the thumbnail to indicate a junior member?


Quote: Or even JAS

What, as a kindly , encouraging, Granddad figure? Smile

(I have 5 grandchildren now, the newest only 4 days old!)

jas

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2007 - 12:03 AM

Congratulations John.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2007 - 12:09 AM

Thanks, Boyd.

It's great when you can leave all the hard work to the kids! Smile

pentaxpete
11 Jun 2007 - 12:48 AM

I have read all this with interest as I was thinking to enrol my 8 year old boy here as on Friday he was BANNED by the 'Grumpy Old Gits' of Brentwood Photographic Club; they called a 'Special General Meeting' on the subject of Junior Members; I was personally attacked in several letters sent to me and the Committee for proposing the abolishment of the 15 years old age limit for membership where they could put prints in. All manner of arguments AGAINST youngsters was brought up; Police Checks, Insurance on the meeting place, what happens if the youngsters see 'Artistic Nude Studies' in print comps. and visiting lecturers and it was said the club was an 'Adult Club' but on the syllabus card there is NO MENTION of an AGE LIMIT ! I'm wondering whether to join Ingatestone CC as there were two youngsters there, no trouble, and they are allowed to put prints in .

Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2007 - 7:34 AM

Anyone that would vote against allowing young members should hang their heads in shame. Weren't we all young once, we had (and I hope still have) that zest to aquire learning. To discriminate against someone whether it be by sex, creed, colour or age - young or old, is just wrong. I would personally vote with my feet.

pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2007 - 9:06 AM

If/when the Junior gallery starts can I ask for specialist moderator/s to be appointed.

I am very much in favour of having a junior membership but appreciate that there may well be very different issues involved.

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