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Commenting on Reader Gallery Photos

travis04 13 10
30 May 2006 5:46AM
This is just a little rant from me really. I realise that I am no where near a decent photographer, and am always really appreciative when people spend the time to write a long comment on my photos, with ideas of how to improve. I try and do similarly and offer suggestions as to how I would like to see people's photos. However, what really annoys me is when serial commentors just write "Nice" with no further comments. This might seem a little petty, but I'd rather if people didn't have the time to write long answers, then not really write at all. I just want to improve, and would like the amazing photographers on this site to help me.

Is that so much to ask? Apologies to those who think otherwise.
Thanks for taking the time to comment


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ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
30 May 2006 5:48AM
I hate to have to break this to you, but this has actually been discussed on the forum once or twice before.

prepare for fireworks
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
30 May 2006 5:50AM
We realy need that thread category for complaining about how people use the gallery.

Think of it this way. EPZ attracts a wide variety of people with varying views on how they want to display their work and interact with others.

Given that some will want positive only comments, others will want searching critique, while others will be happy with a dialogue.

Accept it move on otherwise it becomes Petty.

If you search you will find it has been debated a lot. If you get some useful critiques, be happy and enjoy them. Just pass over what you do not like.
timiano 14 894 United Kingdom
30 May 2006 5:52AM
Thats the problem with allowing one upload per day, there's too much volume coming through to really help.

Paper lit,....stand back [*cower*]
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
30 May 2006 5:52AM
Nice thread
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
30 May 2006 5:56AM
told you Smile
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
30 May 2006 5:58AM
Oh no you did not Wink
JohnHawthorne 12 1.7k 5 Scotland
30 May 2006 6:00AM
Is this the right room for an argument?
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
30 May 2006 6:02AM
Travis, if you only want people who can be bothered to leave a long comment, to make any comment at all, then perhaps you should say so on the photo. Then people won't be wasting their time on your photo.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 May 2006 6:07AM
No dis-respect Travis, but I've just looked at your portfolio and in August you will have been wiith the site for 2 years, within that time you have made 117 comments on other peoples work! Albeit very good ones......Perhaps if you were to make more comments on other work, they just might be bothered to comment on yours.....

Sorry if this sounds offensive to you, but you asked for opinions!

KatieR 14 6.2k 6
30 May 2006 6:10AM
hmmm... seems to me that 50% of the people don't put any descriptions or comments on their photos, and the other 50% don't read the ones on those that do! LOL!

Can we fight now?
buchananbchb 13 374 1 England
30 May 2006 6:12AM
Ah ha, another comments / clicks thread lol... hey its up to the individual really, I love it when people comment on my photo's I also love it if I get a click, either way my photography is appreciated. For me personaly it depends on time, if I have it then I will comment, if not then sometimes I just click, I always try to say something constructive, but as I have said sometimes I just dont have time and so click the photos I like.
30 May 2006 6:16AM
I can understand where you are coming from Travis, especially looking at the quality of some of your own comments. Commenting constructively is time consuming and I'm sure everyone appreciates all the comments they get. Nothing will achieve that utopia here to make everyone happy but if you make sure that people are aware that you require critique there will always be someone willing to help I'm sure.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
30 May 2006 6:19AM
Isn't it just a flowery way of saying? - I like this.
buchananbchb 13 374 1 England
30 May 2006 6:22AM
I tend to agree with you Keith, I guess all I am saying is "I like it" I just try and tell them why I do Smile.

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