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06/04/2010 09:43:55 AM · #1
Okay, so my team and I all feel that the knowledge we have gained from each other is invaluable. From learning new techniques, to getting much needed criticisms on challenge entries, the private thread has made a huge difference for all of us. I am wondering if there is any reason why we couldn't leave it open throughout the year. Essentially, keep the team together so that we can get continue with instruction and critique, yet not be allowed to vote on the respective entries.

OR

When DPL is not going on, start groups to help people learn new techniques and critique each others entries. Have everyone break up into groups just like the DPL, but instead of making it about a competition, make it about instruction. Keep the threads private, and make it so that no one in the group can vote on their entries.

Just an example of why this could be valuable... I had never even heard of a double exposure, even though I had seen it done many times, and kinda had an idea of how it was done. A member on my team instructed me as to how to do the long exposure and fire the flash. I was very pleased with my shot, but really pleased with the fact that I learned a new technique.

Lastly, a group instructional team could be a great way to sharpen up skills for when the DPL rolls around... Consider it like Off season training :)

Anyway, just an idea, I'm not sure how plausible it would be to do, but I figured I'd throw it out there...
06/04/2010 10:01:55 AM · #2
I like the idea, though many of us already do such things unofficially. Giving feedback, suggestions, and agreeing not to vote on each other's entries.

I can see some value in having a group like this for PaintShop Pro users.
06/04/2010 10:03:01 AM · #3
I agree. I'd like to see the thread stay, indefinitely if possible.
06/04/2010 10:04:46 AM · #4
I agree whole heartedly!!

I was thinking the exact same thing -- it has been invaluable for the learning process, and would be incredible if some sort of on-going small groups could be established. I'm also no sure how feasible it is because of the voting, but I would love to see it continue in some manner.
06/04/2010 10:09:18 AM · #5
I'm not disagreeing with your idea but I don't think it would be a good idea to keep the threads going. One word, cliques. This is a community and everyone should share with everyone else, not a select few in a private thread. Participants may want to change teams when the next DPL arrives too. Also, having private threads all the time takes away from the DPL's uniqueness.

DPC is based on individual effort, not a team effort, DPL is there for that reason.
06/04/2010 10:17:12 AM · #6
The simple solution is to use the private messaging system already in place. My team does use the team thread for general info, but we start a private message thread for each individual challenge. We just send it to all team members. This helps keep the main thread from being impossibly large and hard to navigate.
06/04/2010 10:46:00 AM · #7
It makes perfect sense to lock the thread, just not delete.

Originally posted by Jac:

I'm not disagreeing with your idea but I don't think it would be a good idea to keep the threads going. One word, cliques. This is a community and everyone should share with everyone else, not a select few in a private thread. Participants may want to change teams when the next DPL arrives too. Also, having private threads all the time takes away from the DPL's uniqueness.

DPC is based on individual effort, not a team effort, DPL is there for that reason.
04/25/2011 10:27:19 PM · #8
Bump
04/25/2011 11:00:17 PM · #9
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Bump

Clogging up the front page with outdated DPL threads is annoying, and is not exactly a "friendly" approach to getting your way (plural "you" -- I see there are several participants)) ...

Not that I really have anything to do with or have any control over getting a DPL season running, but this tactic would make me less, not more, inclined to move things along -- the one bitch nag thread is more than enough for me to look at every day.
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