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Fair exchange…

20 May 2012 5:37PM   Views : 9324 Unique : 442

Now, this isn’t getting at anyone. It’s just noting something that happens.

But it could be seen as a request to individuals, whatever Ephotozine does in response to the request to them!

I post my pictures with the option for others to download them, work on the images, and upload
modifications. I enjoy seeing the variety – people do things that I would never think of doing (and which, now I know they’re possible, I still won’t do, because that’s not my style).

It’s fun, and expands your vision. More people should do it.

However… It’s obviously so much fun doing the mod and uploading it that sometimes, people forget to vote for the picture.

I assume, since they have chosen to do work on it, that they like the picture to begin with – otherwise, they’d say something in terms of critique. Usually, there are polite words along with the mod, so I reckon they aren’t trying to make the best of an awful shot!

So, EPZ – can you arrange for anyone uploading a mod to automatically log a vote? (Or, perhaps, to do so unless they uncheck a box, like the notifications box for each upload?)

And, if this isn’t technically feasible/not what other members want/something else I’ve not thought of – please, chaps: can I have a vote with the mod?


Pete 21 18.8k 97 England
20 May 2012 10:46PM

Quote:So, EPZ – can you arrange for anyone uploading a mod to automatically log a vote?

Many do mods because they want to show how they would enhance, either by manipulation, enhancement or crop etc. So they may not necessarily want to vote.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
21 May 2012 10:58AM
A fair point, Pete - but often they are apparently quite appreciative: I'd have expected that there would be critique-worthy comment if they didn't like the shot...
conrad 18 10.9k 116
22 May 2012 5:41PM
Pete has a point. Some just want to have a play, and that doesn't necessarily means endorsement of your photo, and some even want to show off their image editing skills. And as votes go, it can even be worse: they may decide to do a mod because they think your image isn't very good as it is! Wink
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
22 May 2012 6:47PM
My point is, that if they feel it desperately NEEDS a mod, it would be helpful if they said why...

But I have the sense that it's often people who like the picture enough to want to play. In which case, a vote is only polite, perhaps? And, indeed, that not voting is jsut an oversight - soemthign that never entered their heads, because of hte process of doing and posting the mod.

Maybe the discussion is, as sometimes happens, making a big issue out of a small one. There's a thought for the press and politicians...
conrad 18 10.9k 116
22 May 2012 7:05PM
You could be right, who's to say. Hard to tell, really, unless you could ask them...

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