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LazyPhotographer
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Apr 03, 2006 23:05 |  #1

We finally got our Bird Forum!! Let's have a HUGE round of applause for Pekka and the Mods for taking care of us.

Now all WE have to do is take care of each other. Already the forum is jumping, there's lot of new posts but we still have people getting bumped to pages 3-4 without any comments. C'mon people, let's make this new forum a new beginning and a new chance to help each other.

Please take the time to comment on some posts BEFORE you post your new pics of the day. Bump the zero comment posts up to the top again and offer a comment, suggestion, or a bit of encouragement. Put yourself in the other person's shoes and remember how your first pics looked or the anticipation you felt with your first posts... it's important that we acknowledge and encourage each other, otherwise, there's no reason for anyone to post.

If everyone gets in the habit of doing this, soon there won't be any page 3-4 zero comment posts!! A few kind words, sharing the experience, and helpful suggestions can go a really long way. Show me the love, people... show me the love! :D

Mods: Can this be a sticky for a while pls?


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RonnF
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Apr 04, 2006 00:26 |  #2

It was a terrific move to create a Bird Forum and I hope Pekka and the others responsible know how much it's appreciated.

And, MJ, I very much agree with your suggestion about eliminating the 0 comment posts. This is such a great place to learn about wildlife photography, and a lot can be learned from viewing postings and comments from others. But, as you said, when someone gets the courage to ask for comments and posts their own shots, it's discouraging to not rate a comment while they see their shot move to page 3. We should almost always be able to find something positive about a post and help soften the more critical comments. And when we have critical comments, we should also suggest how to fix or avoid the problem in future shots.

Ron


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Apr 04, 2006 01:13 as a reply to RonnF's post |  #3

I'm a noob and I have to say this is definitely a good idea. I know that if I posted my first pic and no one responded I would feel like crap, so I'm glad that comments are being encouraged:)


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Apr 04, 2006 03:04 |  #4

LazyPhotographer wrote:
We finally got our Bird Forum!! Let's have a HUGE round of applause for Pekka and the Mods for taking care of us.

Now all WE have to do is take care of each other. Already the forum is jumping, there's lot of new posts but we still have people getting bumped to pages 3-4 without any comments. C'mon people, let's make this new forum a new beginning and a new chance to help each other.

Please take the time to comment on some posts BEFORE you post your new pics of the day. Bump the zero comment posts up to the top again and offer a comment, suggestion, or a bit of encouragement. Put yourself in the other person's shoes and remember how your first pics looked or the anticipation you felt with your first posts... it's important that we acknowledge and encourage each other, otherwise, there's no reason for anyone to post.

If everyone gets in the habit of doing this, soon there won't be any page 3-4 zero comment posts!! A few kind words, sharing the experience, and helpful suggestions can go a really long way. Show me the love, people... show me the love! :D

Mods: Can this be a sticky for a while pls?

That is a great suggestion, I will do my part


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Maureen ­ Souza
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Apr 04, 2006 03:09 |  #5

Sounds fine with me, LP. I'll pass it along to the Senior Mods.


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Colin ­ Morey
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Apr 04, 2006 05:56 |  #6

may i request that sometimes comments of the negative, but constructive variety may be just as helpful?

ie, try to have the bird looking into space if possible,

so
|frame end| bird looking right, space to the right |frame end,

(if that makes sense?


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Blackburnian
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Apr 04, 2006 06:45 as a reply to Colin Morey's post |  #7

I agree but where's your birdie pic:D


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Colin ­ Morey
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Apr 04, 2006 06:57 |  #8

mine? first one in the new forum is Here


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Scottes
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Apr 04, 2006 07:35 |  #9

Definitely a great idea.

I have to stress Ron's post about comments and critique: Don't be afraid to ask for them! We've got a very friendly crew here willing to help, and there's a lot we can all learn from each other.

And for critiquers: be helpful, not harsh. Remember that we were all newbies once. Please don't offer criticism without offering pointers for improvement.


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dancinec
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Apr 04, 2006 08:18 |  #10

I too agree with LF, sometimes I will search over the pages and look for zero responses and look for something positive to say and followed by some soft critique. Thanks Lazy Photographer for suggesting this.


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cfcRebel
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Apr 04, 2006 08:40 |  #11

I like this idea. Let's start a policy - "No zero Bird post left behind". :D And no, i'm not a republican. LOL!


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Scottes
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Apr 04, 2006 10:23 as a reply to cfcRebel's post |  #12

cfcRebel wrote:
I like this idea. Let's start a policy - "No zero Bird post left behind". :D

I'm in with that one!
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Cicarius
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Apr 04, 2006 22:49 |  #13

I like It.

Great idea.

A comment as someone new. When I post I am often after the critical comments. I want to be told what i have done wrong.

So on the topic of posting. If you see something you would have done differently let me know.

I am loving this forum and this sort of thread is what makes it better then others.

Marty

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l ­ bo
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Apr 05, 2006 22:28 |  #14

This is great, with my new lens I find myself shooting more birds than anything else right now.

Well done


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Apr 06, 2006 11:41 |  #15
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I totaly agree with everything anyone above said,i always do my best to comment to others (see my posts) but sometimes i see things like...a new person who has 2-3 posts,posts quite a few new topics and if he/she gets no replies then they bump it up asking why.
Well,as been said before by scottes,if you want to get into the game,make yourself known first by replying to others and then,after they know you,its guaranteed that you`ll get plenty of replies to your own post.
Especially some people that i have noticed,they don`t reply at all,they only expect comments from others.
Am i talking crazy?


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