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06/02/2016 03:36:17 PM · #26
oh my.
06/02/2016 05:37:57 PM · #27
Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by nygold:

What is the time limit on when it's safe to delete old originals? Seems unfair to ask for validation weeks after the challenge has ended.

just curious, why on earth would you ever delete an original file?


I really have no use for most of what I shoot for DPC. To be quite honest I don't even like most of the images I submit here.

I really would like to see a validation time limit. How about 30 days? Seems fair.
06/02/2016 06:08:33 PM · #28
Originally posted by nygold:

Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by nygold:

What is the time limit on when it's safe to delete old originals? Seems unfair to ask for validation weeks after the challenge has ended.

just curious, why on earth would you ever delete an original file?


I really have no use for most of what I shoot for DPC. To be quite honest I don't even like most of the images I submit here.

I really would like to see a validation time limit. How about 30 days? Seems fair.

"Fair" doesn't seem to me to be relevant. We have a simple rule that all entries are subject to validation, and an original is required for that. It can't be that great a burden to archive two files.

I can't reveal don't remember any specifics, but we've had a situation where one validation investigation led to a review of earlier entries, revealing a pattern which resulted in something more than the simple DQ of the initiating image. As one of those responsible for making sure the challenges are "fair" I think it's necessary that we be able to validate any image any time.
06/02/2016 06:58:26 PM · #29
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by nygold:

Originally posted by Skip:

Originally posted by nygold:

What is the time limit on when it's safe to delete old originals? Seems unfair to ask for validation weeks after the challenge has ended.

just curious, why on earth would you ever delete an original file?


I really have no use for most of what I shoot for DPC. To be quite honest I don't even like most of the images I submit here.

I really would like to see a validation time limit. How about 30 days? Seems fair.

"Fair" doesn't seem to me to be relevant. We have a simple rule that all entries are subject to validation, and an original is required for that. It can't be that great a burden to archive two files.

I can't reveal don't remember any specifics, but we've had a situation where one validation investigation led to a review of earlier entries, revealing a pattern which resulted in something more than the simple DQ of the initiating image. As one of those responsible for making sure the challenges are "fair" I think it's necessary that we be able to validate any image any time.


I have no problem with the validation rule.
I also have no problem with validating ALL the images in the challenge.
I do have a problem with waiting weeks then asking for a validation of an ugly image that ended up near the back page.
It's the lack of a time limit. Do you really think it's necessary to validate an image from a challenge that ended in November of 2015?
06/02/2016 11:28:10 PM · #30
You validate because... we have rules here.

And the rules need to be followed in order to... retain order.

Thanks, SC!!

06/02/2016 11:36:27 PM · #31
Oh... I haven't been following the thread... so... this isn't a political statement... if it seems like one.

*eek*

06/02/2016 11:38:23 PM · #32
I have noticed a VERY short validation time lately... in the last year or so.

Mostly happens within 48 hours.

I think it's amazingly fast lately... considering that they all have lives... and all have to reach a quorum.
06/03/2016 03:33:36 AM · #33
I think I prefer lemon curd to jam in the majority of cases.

But I realise its all a personal thing.
06/03/2016 07:16:41 AM · #34
Typical.
06/03/2016 07:22:30 AM · #35
Originally posted by Lydia:

I have noticed a VERY short validation time lately... in the last year or so.

Mostly happens within 48 hours.

I think it's amazingly fast lately... considering that they all have lives... and all have to reach a quorum.


Wonderful work from the SC.

06/03/2016 07:43:57 AM · #36
I do like the way Mr Bearman presents the DQ's with a bit more information and a personal touch.

It should be taken further, IMHO. Take for example this DQ of mine, for the Technically Flawed challenge. Bear wrote:

"One of the former 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken a day too early; the photographer counted wrong :-( "

I would like to see the DQ's written in the following vein:

One of the former undeserving 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken by a rank amateur with no work-pride, a day too early; the photographer should be whipped to within an inch of his life as he admitted he counted wrong :-(
06/03/2016 10:08:20 AM · #37
Originally posted by herfotoman:

One of the former undeserving 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken by a rank amateur with no work-pride, a day too early; the photographer should be whipped to within an inch of his life as he admitted he counted wrong :-(

Those only happen on days when I write up DQs before I've had my morning coffee-and-avocado, and Penny makes sure I don't miss that because I get crabby :-)
06/03/2016 10:52:34 AM · #38
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by herfotoman:

One of the former undeserving 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken by a rank amateur with no work-pride, a day too early; the photographer should be whipped to within an inch of his life as he admitted he counted wrong :-(

Those only happen on days when I write up DQs before I've had my morning coffee-and-avocado, and Penny makes sure I don't miss that because I get crabby :-)


Three cheers for Penny!

Hip, Hip, Hurrah!

Hip, Hip, Hurrah!

Hip, Hip, Hurrah!

I can see that she works behind the scene, making all of our lives more pleasant. Ha!
06/03/2016 10:53:09 AM · #39
Originally posted by herfotoman:

I do like the way Mr Bearman presents the DQ's with a bit more information and a personal touch.

It should be taken further, IMHO. Take for example this DQ of mine, for the Technically Flawed challenge. Bear wrote:

"One of the former 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken a day too early; the photographer counted wrong :-( "

I would like to see the DQ's written in the following vein:

One of the former undeserving 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken by a rank amateur with no work-pride, a day too early; the photographer should be whipped to within an inch of his life as he admitted he counted wrong :-(


That's the way I read it in my mind, of course.

;)
06/03/2016 02:18:35 PM · #40
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by herfotoman:

One of the former undeserving 2nd place images has been DQ'd because it was taken by a rank amateur with no work-pride, a day too early; the photographer should be whipped to within an inch of his life as he admitted he counted wrong :-(

Those only happen on days when I write up DQs before I've had my morning coffee-and-avocado, and Penny makes sure I don't miss that because I get crabby :-)


Eeewww... You put avocado in your coffee?? Why ruin a perfectly good avocado?!
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