How is it possible to have over 1000 views and less than 100 votes?? Is it like a bad car accident where you can't stop looking at it?
I know I've been off site for a minute but I've noticed that comments like "Beautiful" " "Great Job" and other "nice" comments are getting thumbs down?? And some people look like they've been targeted like all of their comments they've made have a thumbs down all in a row, like it didn't matter what they wrote, is someone just pissed off at certain people? or what’s happening??
Back from a 3 Month hiatus
Talk about anything related to the contests.
I didn’t know that the latest entries are shown on the main page, I have mine set to only show certain categories.
Ahh and I understand about the comments, it’s just a little odd to me to see something as simple as "great capture! I love it" with a thumbs down. Is there a real commenter of the week? I understand that people want helpful feedback and comments but I can't see a reason for contributing to lowering someone’s reputations points because they express their feelings and don't have anything "helpful" to say, helpful is subjective to the author. Then when people do post something about “you should do this you should change that” they get a thumbs down. So Basically your screwed either way! LOL
Thanks for the Info Solkee
Totally and Completely Agree I think thumbs down should left up to the author and if someone really really has a problem with something that is said you can always red flag it.
I do understand what you're saying Greymval and a good point at that. If the author was to become the only one to give thumbs down well then everyone would know where it was from wither up or down. I think it’s a difficult situation all around.
I just know that I am one of those people who likes to comment "Beautiful!" "I Love It" and simple sentiments like that along with some comments that I feel like might help but as much of a beginner as I am in this game I don't feel like it’s my place to tell or "share" with people how their image could be better. For all I know that’s exactly what the author is going for. I feel like your criticism or dislike of an image should show in your vote and the people that merely want to share a simple "good job" shouldn't be thumbed down for doing it. It makes you think twice about doing so and for newbies who might need that simple encouragement only get the "if I were you I would..." comments might discourage them from participating in other contest.
In fact (and I know it’s been a while since I’ve been really active) there was a “newbie” that after a few entries posted that she was leaving and was disappointed in her experience on the site, that she was looking forward to learning more about photography but since her entries were just bombarded with “too dark, out of focus, you should reshoot” she didn’t feel like the site was for her. And as far as I know she did decide to stay on but it’s the example of how discouraging “simple” comments comes off as unwelcoming to any new comers not to mention Everyone else!
Everyone likes to hear/see that the image you’ve created invokes the type of emotion that you just must express it as soon as you see it. Not to mention someone who is new to it all might not yet have the words or knowlegde to express the kind of comment the thumb downers want to read.
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