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11/30/2010 05:24:21 AM · #1
Poor bloke, He just left some nice new comments after 6 years & this thread was dredged up again...
11/30/2010 03:00:12 AM · #2
Originally posted by Sevlow:

I was halfway through the first page before I realised the date was 2003 !

Originally posted by JulietNN:

LOL, Sev, I was on page 3 thinking wow, I have hardly seen half these people before !

And yet the conversation is exactly the same ... :-(

One of my favorite "definitions" originated during a meeting back in my non-profit free clinic volunteering days ...

Stability: Facing the same contradictions year after year.

-Steve Brown


11/30/2010 01:32:02 AM · #3
LOL, Sev, I was on page 3 thinking wow, I have hardly seen half these people before !
11/24/2010 02:01:52 PM · #4
I was halfway through the first page before I realised the date was 2003 !
11/24/2010 10:44:39 AM · #5
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by hojop25:

yep that guy is an idiot and has no idea what he's talking about, and very rude.

This may be true, but no one is going to stop him from saying anything he wants. The only solution is to ignore. His comments can be viewed by all and will be judged for what they are. Don't mark ill-willed comments as helpful. Receiving all kinds of comments from others is part of posting photographs in a public arena. The supervising powers will protect freedom of speech, favoring the rights of the commenter. There are people who get their grizz from poking a stick in the eye of others. Don't feed their frenzy by offering them any reaction. It's the only way out of the situation.

What a tuna, LOL.
11/24/2010 10:27:38 AM · #6
i forget whose quote it is but it's worth repeating...."i wonder what leads to thread necromancy" - unkn.
11/24/2010 09:47:13 AM · #7
Josh, you just reopened a thread from 2003! :-)

11/24/2010 09:37:07 AM · #8
Originally posted by hojop25:

yep that guy is an idiot and has no idea what he's talking about, and very rude.

This may be true, but no one is going to stop him from saying anything he wants. The only solution is to ignore. His comments can be viewed by all and will be judged for what they are. Don't mark ill-willed comments as helpful. Receiving all kinds of comments from others is part of posting photographs in a public arena. The supervising powers will protect freedom of speech, favoring the rights of the commenter. There are people who get their grizz from poking a stick in the eye of others. Don't feed their frenzy by offering them any reaction. It's the only way out of the situation.
11/24/2010 09:21:39 AM · #9
yep that guy is an idiot and has no idea what he's talking about, and very rude.
11/14/2003 05:44:40 AM · #10
Scott - I understood what you were getting at and I was not referring to anyone specific with my reply. Apologies if it did not come across that way.

Thanks
Mike

Message edited by author 2003-11-14 05:45:25.
11/13/2003 10:00:54 PM · #11
Has ANYONE seen Mr. Snuffleupagus??? He came by here, and now I can't seem to place him!?!?!?

I think he was scared of this post...
11/13/2003 09:05:15 PM · #12
Originally posted by chinstrap:

It was not his ''nice comment'' on my photo. I took the time to look at what comments he had left on other people's photo's and found quite a few of them to be 'refreshing'. I dont think i said he was ''great''.
What i said was

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He left a comment on mine - it was short and 'sweet'

''I LOVE IT''

Knowing what an effort it can be,sometimes, to vote and comment I am very grateful for ANY comments I get.

unquote

Some people on this site moan when they do not get many comments and then moan again when they get a comment they do not like.

You can't please them all.


I didn't mean to knock you at all, and certainly didn't mean to imply that the only reason you supported him was cause he left you a nice comment. Simply that when this thread started, all that those who first posted had to go on were a single short, fairly rude (at least on the recieving end) comment. You said yourself you reached your conclusion after reading all his comments - they didn't have that luxury. My mentioning the nice comment he left you was simply to point out that you had a pleasant "introduction" to him - some didn't.

And, FWIW, give me all the useful negative comments you want - but if all you've got to say is "yuck", I'd just as soon you kept it to yourself. (But if you can't control yourself, then knock yourself out.) (Oh, and by the way, I mean the generic "you", not you specifically Mike. :) )
11/13/2003 07:25:14 AM · #13
Originally posted by ScottK:

In defense of JC, Ken and the few others who started in at the top of these threads, they didn't have the luxury of seeing the 140-whatever comments he made, most of which I agree were very helpful, and a lot more thoughtful than the norm. They each had one of the few really crappy comments he left. Its easy, all you guys standing up and saying how great he is, when you got nice comments like "Awesome" (Konador) and "I LOVE IT" (Chinstrap). When all you have to go on is "Yuck", well, he's going to look like a jerk.

Hopefully, Derty (if that is, in fact, your real name) will stick around. Maybe he'll even learn a little tact, maybe not. One thing I know: it would be a real hoot to lock he and ZuesZen in a thread and let them go at it! :)


It was not his ''nice comment'' on my photo. I took the time to look at what comments he had left on other people's photo's and found quite a few of them to be 'refreshing'. I dont think i said he was ''great''.
What i said was

quote
He left a comment on mine - it was short and 'sweet'

''I LOVE IT''

Knowing what an effort it can be,sometimes, to vote and comment I am very grateful for ANY comments I get.

unquote

Some people on this site moan when they do not get many comments and then moan again when they get a comment they do not like.

You can't please them all.


11/13/2003 05:37:22 AM · #14
after reading through most of the comments left by derty...I would love him to comment on my stuff. He has a very critical eye ("speaks" like a harsh professor) and expresses it. That is what people always ask for, now you have it.
Keep it up, and hope that others will learn from what he has to offer. Talks with an understanding that sounds like it comes from experience.
11/13/2003 03:00:42 AM · #15
In defense of JC, Ken and the few others who started in at the top of these threads, they didn't have the luxury of seeing the 140-whatever comments he made, most of which I agree were very helpful, and a lot more thoughtful than the norm. They each had one of the few really crappy comments he left. Its easy, all you guys standing up and saying how great he is, when you got nice comments like "Awesome" (Konador) and "I LOVE IT" (Chinstrap). When all you have to go on is "Yuck", well, he's going to look like a jerk.

Hopefully, Derty (if that is, in fact, your real name) will stick around. Maybe he'll even learn a little tact, maybe not. One thing I know: it would be a real hoot to lock he and ZuesZen in a thread and let them go at it! :)
11/12/2003 01:36:19 PM · #16
I agree! Stop being so hard on the folks who leave comments or we won't be getting any at all.

Originally posted by kiwiness:

I've just been reading through some of the comments dertyklobb has posted in the Still Life challenge, and I find a lot of constructive advice there. Sure some comments are hard and direct but isn't that what we all want. Not always back patting and saying how good a photo is all the time, right? I also think he has done well, and the amount of comments he has made in just one or two days since he joined is very commendable

11/12/2003 12:09:59 PM · #17
oops --hit the wrong button.

Sweet Sin- I don't find his comments on your photo to be rude or a guy with a chip on his shoulder at all. He probably gave you one of the best comments ever and he also told you that even though he didn't like your choice of flower it wasn't you and then proceeded to give you great commentary on your shot.
11/12/2003 12:07:10 PM · #18
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

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I just found my comment from him. No I didn't check it off as being helpful. His comment to me appears to be one that is coming from someone who has a chip on his shoulder and he is out to upset and offend others.


dertyklobb's original comment:
Originally posted by dertyklobb:

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It's a great picture. You probably did everything correctly. I just don't like the flower you picked. That doesn't necessarily mean find another flower. You can sway your viewer's feelings, no matter what your subject, by controling your design elements, your photography. Zooming in closer, eliminating any background, would have made this photo better. Be bold!
11/12/2003 11:47:22 AM · #19
i find it really amusing that the british guy from american idol (simon) gets praised and loved for his rude comments toward the singers on the show, and dertyklobb gets hammered here for comments that for the most part aren't nearly as harsh as simon's.

he's the simon of dpc, and i think it's great.
11/12/2003 09:31:18 AM · #20
I don't care if my pics get bombed with criticism as long as the criticism has value to me. If someone gets a tad "harsh" and overly direct and to the point, so what...
My photography is not tied to my ego. Even if my pic gets trashed and I don't agree (with the critical points), still...so what... You can't please everyone and trying to will just make you nuts.
There is a difference between critisizing your photo and critisizng YOU as a person. You need to be able to tell the difference....
11/12/2003 09:21:04 AM · #21
I just read through a handful of this 'troll's comments.

I'd say they were about some of the most insightful, on topic and accurate critiques I've seen here for a while
11/12/2003 08:40:26 AM · #22
I also received a comment from dertyklobb on my "Still Life" picture:

"eBay is on a different server; try auctioning your action figures off there."

I greatly appreciate any comment that is constructive. Even if they are insulting, they help me look at my pictures through other people's eyes. The problem is, I can't tell if this is one of those or insulting or humorous. I guess in a way it is constructive (telling me I shouldn't have entered it in the challenge).

Maybe I'll just take it that way.
11/12/2003 05:43:01 AM · #23
Originally posted by OneSweetSin:

I just found my comment from him. No I didn't check it off as being helpful. His comment to me appears to be one that is coming from someone who has a chip on his shoulder and he is out to upset and offend others.


Was this on your Still Life or a current challenge? I only ask because I'm trying to see how his comment on your Still Life comes across as being "out to upset and offend" - he seems to have done the same as with a lot of other comments he's made, namely telling you what he likes and dislikes about your image, why, and how it could be made better to his eyes.

Like JasonPR, I hope we don't scare him off - I don't necessarily agree with his comments but it's refreshing that somebody actually feels able to state so bluntly how he feels photos could be improved. That's actually all I want from comments - single lines of "good job" may give me a warm feeling but they don't give me much else.
11/12/2003 05:16:35 AM · #24
I went back to read his comments and I ended up reading through ALL of them because they were in fact the MOST helpful comments I think I've read here on DPC and now I'm just sad that you people have scared him away from commenting on more photos.

Dertyklobb, I think you have an excellent way with words and more often than not your are trying to be inspirational in a forceful way similiar to the treatment people would get at art and photography schools. I also agree with nearly all the comments you made. I would be very pleased to receive comments from you on my photos. Stick around, you're helping a lot of people out, and submit some of your own stuff too.
11/12/2003 04:00:32 AM · #25
I agree wholeheartedly.
Originally posted by kiwiness:

I've just been reading through some of the comments dertyklobb has posted in the Still Life challenge, and I find a lot of constructive advice there. Sure some comments are hard and direct but isn't that what we all want. Not always back patting and saying how good a photo is all the time, right? I also think he has done well, and the amount of comments he has made in just one or two days since he joined is very commendable.


Message edited by author 2003-11-12 04:03:26.
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