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Offline DigiDiva

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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2015, 05:17:39 PM »
Abers, it's derogatory comments like the one above that cause problems like this. Don't place everyone in the same brackets - we do what we do cos we like doing it. You do what you do cos you like doing it. Its wrong to belittle people in this way. If it makes someone feel uncomfortable don't say it.

I think it's time a mod brought this thread to a close.
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2015, 07:34:03 AM »
I had typed a long reply but when I tried post it the tread was locked.

So in summary;

We all share a common passion - photography.

Everyone is at different levels of skill and expertise, and people have different expectations and interests.
Some like comps, others don't.
Personally I like the comps, when I have time, I think it's commendable that Spikeyjen wants to start a new comp to generate internet and participation.

Some comments here are antagonistic and not really necessary. It's this sort of photography snobbery that can turn people away.
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2015, 12:22:46 PM »
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2015, 01:09:08 PM »
Following spikeyjen's personal request I have deleted the new challenge thread she started.

Perhaps more examples of Forced Perspective images may appear within the forum; As it is quite difficult to achieve really good results (in camera) without post processing and or combining two shots with the lens equipment I currently use.
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2015, 01:36:31 PM »
Perhaps six years is long enough and it's time to join the ranks of those other photographers that have tried to find some interest, and perhaps attempted to contribute to the overall scheme of things on here, but have finally realised that there is such an antipathy to any discussion or opinions expressed in good faith, and have gone their separate ways.

One only has to look at the originators of various popular threads to see who they were. Anyway perhaps the half dozen or so who migrated to CC from other sites that have closed will manage to keep this one alive realising why the other ones closed.

Thank you Mick for your tenacity in keeping CC alive and kicking, I'm not resigning but will pop in from time to time just to check if CC has not been finally smothered by photographers whose horizons never spread beyond the bounds of the Forum.

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ABERS, I'm really not sure why you have such a downer on this place lately. Surely you can see that the majority of the members here like the challenges and competitions.  They might not be to your taste, but you don't need to get involved with them whatsoever.  Your negative comments are unnecessary and are doing more harm than good, I won't put up with having what few members we have left being driven away and or feeling uncomfortable, just because you don't have any interest on what they do.  Please give it a rest, or I'll have no option other than impose a ban.
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2015, 02:38:56 PM »
I do not have a "downer" on this place as you put it. The problem is that one of two members seem to feel they have the right to question in an offensive manner any opinion expressed that does not fall in with their way of seeing things. This latest spat arose because I suggested a way to keep competition posts apart from other posts, so that those members not interested in the competitions could avoid trawling through those posts to see what interested them, without the need to log on every time.

I like your phrase , the majority of members here like the competitions and challenges, do you mean the 5 or so that enter every week? That's a bit like the tail wagging the dog.

I've enjoyed the time that I have spent on CC, the banter, the nuggets of wisdom and the tips, the things that annoyed, bemused and delighted members and those people that have contributed in a positive and informed way. What is annoying is the contribution made by some that amounts to posting for the sake of it, with no obvious intent other than to  draw attention to themselves.

To save you the trouble of imposing a ban Mick, please remove me from the list, and delete all my images from the galleries.

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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2015, 03:41:42 PM »
I know where ABers is coming from with this line from his closing thread.

"What is annoying is the contribution made by some that amounts to posting for the sake of it, with no obvious intent other than to  draw attention to themselves."

This was said when a certain other forum closed and I think it migrated to here.

On the other hand congratulations to ABers for his cups, medals and 7 acceptances in international and national competitions but should this type of thing be used to point out how good you are on a forum that has many amatures, perhaps he is above what this forum can offer him as I would rarely see a competition entry from him but he always had lots to say about the said entries.

Oh well with ABers resigning and Chris going having had enough it looks like the competitions will be low on numbers, well by one anyway.

Let's hope that this is the end of the latest spat and we can all get on with taking images, no matter how good or bad and if we get a critique that we don't like lets just suck it up and move on.

That's me done now the sun is out so pass me another can. :beer:
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2015, 03:46:32 PM »
Sorry to see you leave Alan.
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2015, 09:36:17 PM »
Sorry to see anyone leave. Need to develop a thick skin and roll with the punches. Any forum worth it's salt will have people with different views, but in the end we are all photographers and we should respect each other for that. I wish Abers and DD would reconsider as they both contribute to this site and would be missed. We all need a big group hug.  8)

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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2015, 12:41:18 PM »
I enjoy the competition thread even though I don't participate.

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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2015, 03:18:57 PM »
I enjoy the competition thread even though I don't participate.

Why don't you give it a go?
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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2015, 04:06:31 PM »
I don't have any pictures that fit the theme and were taken in the correct time frame.  :legit:

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Re: A new challenge
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2015, 04:22:45 PM »
I don't have any pictures that fit the theme and were taken in the correct time frame.  :legit:

None of us have pictures that fit the theme, and are shot within the time frame, unless by coincidence. The whole point of the competition is, to get you out there, and see what you can come up with, and how you interpret the theme.

Most people enjoy it, because it regularly forces them to photograph things, they would normally not even look at.
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