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Old 04-15-2006, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a little rant about how people who have registered for this forum and vote/review their 2 cents on photos posted here, yet have nothing to show what they really are or stand for, as in no port, no website, no portfolio link to an outside forum etc.
Just as when we still were GG you supposed to post an image with a critical review of someones work.
I do want to hear what newbies, lurkers have to say because sometimes they hit on a new way at looking at a situation.
But, I feel that if you dont have anything posted in your portfolio you ought to not be able to pass judgement on a members photos.
Could we get it linked (eventually as I know the crew has a lot on their plate) so that you cant vote until you have a portfolio?
Is it too much to ask that one photo be posted in a portfolio?? If you cant invest the effort to do that much you shouldnt have the priviledge to judge participants.
Im interested in what the rest of the card carrying portfolio members have to say
No portfolio, no vote.
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Re: Non Participant Photo Reviews
Old 04-15-2006, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I agree. I think turning the 'portfolio' system into a forum-based searchable and commentable database was stupid. For two reasons.

1. Comments --

We have a FORUM. Thats where people get to comment. This new trend in web design to let people without the balls to engage in discussion put their stupid little comments on EVERYTHING is really obnoxious. I hope it's a short-lived fad.

2. Context-Search Databases

Also, If you want to emulate 0MP's Showcase Gallery (all the while being so immature about them that you censor their name), fine. But you don't make that your portfolio system. Notice how they ALSO have dedicated portfolios that people can set up however they want, so when you search for a model/photographer's name, you get their whole portfolio instead of THIS album or maybe THAT album or one or two pictures or whatever, which is why search-engine/Google-type context search databases suck BALLS. Have your portfolios in a nice little list that people can search through. G1, I know you have this childish hatred for 0MP, but for real, check out their portfolio system.

I will mitigate my comments by saying that the whole no dedicated portfolio spell someone's name one way and get THIS album, spell it a different way get THAT album problem has gotten better in the last few weeks. Still a stupid system.
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Old 04-15-2006, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would agree with you Stu. I think it is a good rule to post your work when posting a critique of someone elses. Alot of times when I get comments or sugestions to improve my work, I look at their images and sometimes see what they mean in their comments. When they have no images, but tear up your image, do I believe what they say?

I will say I was a bit intimidated to post my images when I joined as they were nowhere near the quality of alot of images posted. Thicken up the skin and post what you have, we all have to start somewhere.

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Old 04-15-2006, 04:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm mostly on the same page with you here, Stu.

But, then again, it does come down to how much weight you put on another's option of your work too, good or bad. I've pretty much gotten what's in my portfolio past my toughest critic -- myself -- after all.

And quite often someone's input of "I'd have done it this way" (or that way) doesn't really do much for me since it's different visions intersecting the majority of the time. I mean let's face it ... wouldn't we ALL do it a different way? Particularly since we are judging it strictly on the final image and disregarding any physical limitations that may have been encountered as that image was being captured?

Besides, very often I'll have one person rave about a shot of mine (and rate it a 10) only to see someone else have nothing to say about it (and rate it a 5). Was the 10-voter right and the 5-voter wrong? Or vice versa? Who knows and, quite frankly, who cares? As long as I am confident in my judgment all the rest is just numbers at the end of the day.

Anyhoo, bottom line is I agree with the majority of what you said here. But be differ, I think, on how much value to put on the reactions.

My 2-cents anyway,

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Old 04-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What we can do is change it to only Lifetime members can vote, rank, comment, etc., let me know..thanks, rg.
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  1. Give all models premium status, (I thought you did on GG), and make voting and comments only premium and higher.
  2. Free registers should have to complete, at the least, their profile, location, some bio, etc:
  3. I'd like to see in the avatar space, (upper left corner of post under the user name) on a post or reply, the posters location, city,and state. Same thing in the profiles,..other wise, if the zip is there, you have to look up where it's at.
OK, that's my $.02
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You have to be Lifetime status to vote/comment on anything in the portfolio section, that is image rating/commenting in the portfolios...as of today...I figure if you pay to be here, you'll upload images and information...thanks, rg sends!
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Old 04-15-2006, 06:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You now have to be a life member to comment on anything?

Sure gonna keep the participation in the forums down...

Welcome newbies... NOT!
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Meant to comment on the "images" as this post was originally about, in the portfolio section, where you rate and comment on photos...thanks, rg.
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I think it is a good rule to post your work when posting a critique of someone elses.
I disagree with you on that. But agree with the OP that in order to critique someone else's work you need to have something in your portfolio here and/or a link to your own work. I certainly attach different weight to a critique from some whose work I respect than someone who has lousy (in my opinion) work.

But the reason I disagree with the rule here about posting a sample of your own work when you critique someone else's is because it then becomes too easy for the thread to become confusing. Or off-track. What if some posts an "Incredible shot!" comment? Is it directed towards the original post or to someone who posted a photo of their own with their critique? I think it's important not to hijack someone's thread. If you want to post a photo of your own, start your own thread!

Anyway, that's my opinion. But I live by the rules. So I'd rather not offer my comment/critique on someone's shot than to do so and be forced to add my own photo to their thread. If someone wants to check out my work, they can view my portfolio here or click on the link to my own web site.

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