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01/16/2007 01:21:39 AM · #1
I am new here ... I have made MANY comments to photographers here whilst voting as to why I love their photos and often what I think would make it a better photo to my eyes and usually add "IMO" to such comments. I try to be polite and constructive in my comments.

I received an email that states "You should take some more images before being a critic!"

Well ... I cannot afford a paid membership here so only have my initial very failed abstract attempt at fences in my portfolio and cannot upload other examples.

Should I make NO comments to photographers telling them that I like their photos or why I would have given them a higher score if they had done this or that IMO?

EDITED: ... until I have more photos in my portfolio?

Message edited by author 2007-01-16 01:23:38.
01/16/2007 01:22:35 AM · #2
Originally posted by Greetmir:


Should I make NO comments to photographers telling them that I like their photos or why I would have given them a higher score if they had done this or that IMO?


No, you should just ignore the chumps.
01/16/2007 01:24:05 AM · #3
Eh, someone sounds bitter. Ignore them.
01/16/2007 01:25:42 AM · #4
Originally posted by mk:

Originally posted by Greetmir:


Should I make NO comments to photographers telling them that I like their photos or why I would have given them a higher score if they had done this or that IMO?


No, you should just ignore the chumps.


Agreed.
01/16/2007 01:26:59 AM · #5
Nah, don't let yourself be intimidated; keep going, and (like karmabreeze and mk say), ignore "the chumps".
01/16/2007 01:28:18 AM · #6
I wonder if I know the name of the user off-hand... hmmm... probably, it sounds a lot like a certain user that posted a similar thing in a forum thread a few days ago.

But, no, comment at will.
01/16/2007 01:30:04 AM · #7
You dont have to be a pro-photographer to know what you like or dont like about a picture. Write it off to someone being thin skinned. They probably already regret being overly sensitive.
01/16/2007 01:30:28 AM · #8
Restating some thoughts previously made here on DPC:

Even one who has never taken a photograph in their life can recognize immediately whether they like an image or not. Your opinion is exactly that ... and that you took the time to view the photographer's image and the added extra time to express your opinion should be considered "gifts" to the photographer. One who does not accept such a gift is ungrateful.


01/16/2007 01:34:53 AM · #9
"you should make more comments before you comment!" LOL
just ignore it, buddy
01/16/2007 01:40:35 AM · #10
Greetmir, take it from a person that gets a good share of negative comments on his photos (due to artistic tastes) that you haven't hurt anyone.

I read through some of your comments (including some on my photos) and your tastes are very eclectic. This is a good thing. Offering advice isn't bad.
01/16/2007 01:41:30 AM · #11
WOW! ... SO many replies in so few minutes!

Thank you for making me feel MUCH more welcome here than I did a bit ago!

I REALLY appreciated it. I only sent this person an email back saying ... "I think I have a right to my opinion like everyone else." and left it at that ... but wondered if I was breaking some kind of newbie unwritten rule. I mean, of course I thought this person was a bit sensitive ... don't even know if I ever commented on a photo of theirs. It seems they thought that I had SOME nerve commenting on others without a more impressive portfolio not even knowing who I am or how many images I have taken (or sold) in my life. But my main point is what you are saying. A polite comment as to why you like someone's image and what would make you like it even better ... should not get a response like this, methinks ... I just wanted to check with the majority.

Not trying to stir up stuff ... was just making sure I did not do a faut pas or sumpin.
01/16/2007 01:45:46 AM · #12
Originally posted by Greetmir:

I only sent this person an email back saying ... "I think I have a right to my opinion like everyone else."


Some other suggestions you could use includes:
"if you can't take an honest critique then don't post it up, you @#%^$!"
"ok, if it makes you feel better, I'll change my comment to (your photo is the best!) but my low vote stays"
"even if nobody says it, your photo still suck. at least I'm honest"
01/16/2007 01:46:00 AM · #13
OMG crayon ... did you REALLY get that comment ?

"you should make more comments before you comment!" ... btw

Message edited by author 2007-01-16 01:48:16.
01/16/2007 01:48:26 AM · #14
Hehehehe....if you really want to have a laugh...then read this thread!!

Comments you never had the guts to add.
01/16/2007 01:51:23 AM · #15
Originally posted by Greetmir:


Well ... I cannot afford a paid membership here so only have my initial very failed abstract attempt at fences in my portfolio and cannot upload other examples.


I can gift you one year membership if you want. Just pm me.
Arjun
01/16/2007 01:52:01 AM · #16
Originally posted by Judi:

Hehehehe....if you really want to have a laugh...then read this thread!!

Comments you never had the guts to add.


Oh yeah, I HAD to bump that one :-)
01/16/2007 01:52:42 AM · #17
Originally posted by Greetmir:

OMG crayon ... did you REALLY get that comment ?
"you should make more comments before you comment!" ... btw


of course not... well, at least i haven't (you'd never know, it's DPC after all) but just to state my point - just ignore that person :)
01/16/2007 01:56:37 AM · #18
Thanks for the laughs Judi ... HUGZ
01/16/2007 01:59:00 AM · #19
IMHO...the one thing on this site that absolutely should support your right to your own vote...is the right to your own comment. I'm certain that my little vote out of probably 300 voters on a particular photo will carry very little weight to the photographer, but the comment provides an opportunity to reveal my thinking behind my vote directly and add my own individual thoughts to an otherwise anonymous voting process.

How your comment is perceived may not be as you intended, but no matter what...you have the right to express your own thoughts. But, remember, the photographer whose photo you are commenting on...also has the right to comment back.

That's just my two cents.
01/16/2007 02:02:06 AM · #20
Originally posted by Greetmir:

I am new here ... I have made MANY comments to photographers here whilst voting as to why I love their photos and often what I think would make it a better photo to my eyes and usually add "IMO" to such comments. I try to be polite and constructive in my comments.

I received an email that states "You should take some more images before being a critic!"



It really annoys me that someone would send such an email. It's emails and responses to comments like that that discourage people from leaving comments in the first place, devaluing the whole site.
01/16/2007 02:02:14 AM · #21
Originally posted by zxaar:

Originally posted by Greetmir:


Well ... I cannot afford a paid membership here so only have my initial very failed abstract attempt at fences in my portfolio and cannot upload other examples.


I can gift you one year membership if you want. Just pm me.
Arjun


HOW freaking astounding is THAT?!
01/16/2007 02:04:00 AM · #22
Originally posted by mist:

Originally posted by Greetmir:

I am new here ... I have made MANY comments to photographers here whilst voting as to why I love their photos and often what I think would make it a better photo to my eyes and usually add "IMO" to such comments. I try to be polite and constructive in my comments.

I received an email that states "You should take some more images before being a critic!"



It really annoys me that someone would send such an email. It's emails and responses to comments like that that discourage people from leaving comments in the first place, devaluing the whole site.


Agreed....it really puts you off commenting doesn't it?? I think it's really poor form!
01/16/2007 02:05:35 AM · #23
Agreeing with mist and Makka.
01/16/2007 02:06:33 AM · #24
Originally posted by Greetmir:

Originally posted by zxaar:

Originally posted by Greetmir:


Well ... I cannot afford a paid membership here so only have my initial very failed abstract attempt at fences in my portfolio and cannot upload other examples.


I can gift you one year membership if you want. Just pm me.
Arjun


HOW freaking astounding is THAT?!


Yep, there are many freaking astounding people at DPC;)
01/16/2007 02:12:07 AM · #25
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I check out your profile and I think that you have been a big part of DPC. So many times I see people who do not take part, who do not respond (helpful) to the comments that are made on their photos. I say...keep it up and chin up :)
PS your url does not work

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