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StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Sep 2011 3:50AM
No Chris, you're wrong, I have never linked to anyone's images on this site; in fact I wouldn't think of doing that. It would have been so easy to give us a choice, but they had to show us who's the boss. Fair enough, I didn't realise till today that there are sites out there that do give us a choice. As I said earlier, it's a moot point, and we move forward, whatever that means. The site was much more enjoyable when it had it's own personality, now it's trying desperately to be like the others, but it has so far to go, it's pitiful. I don't see the growth of membership as progress, it dilutes the quality of the site; especially when everything is geared toward more and more revenue at the expense of what made the site so popular in the first place. If money is all that it's about, well excuse me, it used to be about community. Whoever said Pete was too involved, dropped a weapon of mass destruction on the site; we've been going downhill ever since. However, the ads are still there, so I guess nothing else matters. The forum is still a pretty good place to while away time though.Wink

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CaptivePhotons 17 1.7k 2 England
6 Sep 2011 6:44AM
Denny, I would hazard a guess that if the ads, Facebook links and other progressions weren't added, pretty soon you wouldn't have this forum to continue to gripe about such things.

This site is not a hobby, it employs several people.

As AOAP said, it must move forward, adapt to new challenges or die.
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Sep 2011 7:18AM
It isn't my site, but I do care about it. I don't gripe for the sake of gripeing. To me the site is rapidly losing its individuality, which, in my opinion, made it what I used to enjoy. I have valid reasons to despise Facebook, so I will never feel comfortable the way Epz's gallery is now; I'm not just being difficult, I see information every day that reinforces my feelings about Facebook. The Canadian Government had to threaten court action inorder to get Facebook to remove people's personal information months after they left the site, and requested the site remove all info related to them. It's just another place for the rotten amongst us to fester.
6 Sep 2011 7:36AM
I dont like Facebook either but the facebook buttons make absolutely no difference to being able to link, ok you dont do it but others always have done. People like to share things that make them smile, happy, sad, surprised, inspired etc, its not always a bad thing.

Denny you've deleted your pictures from the gallery long before the Facebook options were installed, and the times when you did use the (critique) gallery you deleted your pictures after you received critique so the opportunity of linking (whether its a button or a url) is non existent for you anyway.
Henners88 11 204 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 9:24AM
Whats wrong with linking images to share with friends and family through facebook? I'm pretty sure most of my friends and family have never heard of this site and would enjoy an insight into this little community. Smile

PS: Why would you delete all your photo's from your PF? Sad
Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
6 Sep 2011 9:27AM

Quote:The site was much more enjoyable when it had it's own personality, now it's trying desperately to be like the others,

Denny it would be a damn site easier to sit back and be as we were all those years ago that you continually refer to. We could just sit back and relax. But we wouldn't be here now.
In my birth town of Sheffield we had lots of record shops and lots of camera shops...all offering "own personality" And then HMV and Jessops came. Some shops were devoured by the biggies, others adapted by specialising or reinventing themselves, most died off due to not adjusting because they wanted to stay same or didn't even look behind them.
User_Removed 16 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2011 9:28AM

Quote:No Chris, you're wrong, I have never linked to anyone's images on this site;

Do me the courtesy of reading carefully what I said (below) because it wasn't that. I suggested that in your lifetime you've linked to stuff on the internet. A video, picture, article or what-have-you from another website and you won't have asked permission.

"You put your image on the internet Denny and you've given the whole world permission to view it. If they like it and they want to link to it for their friends to see on their personal website, blog, email or Facebook page they will. They won't ask your permission just as you probably wouldn't ask the permission of somebody to link to their work on the web because you'd see it as being in a public place anyway!"
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Sep 2011 10:11AM
And that's why I won't be putting it on there, period.
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Sep 2011 10:14AM
I've seen businesses die off by trying to emulate others also.
6 Sep 2011 10:22AM
They are not trying to 'emulate', they are adapting.. big difference.
Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
6 Sep 2011 10:22AM
Denny why don't you join us in doing a photo 365 project? It will take your mind off that bad stuff. Just take a shot each day and upload to the blog. Several of us are doing one now. Your pictures are safe. And you should have fun doing it.

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