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Singularity96
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Dec 06, 2011 19:10 |  #61

one thing i have noticed on a few forums is that the biggest know it alls always sign off every single post with "kind regards xxxx"




  
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Dec 06, 2011 19:21 |  #62
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Really? I don't even know. You know what? Try to post a thread on the following topics:

"Can shooting primes restrict your creativity?"

"Why shooting zooms give you more creative power?"

"Why 7D is better than 1dmarkIII?"

"Carl Zeiss lens is over-rated."

"You aren't a photographer if you don't shoot film."

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Dec 06, 2011 19:42 |  #63
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How about...."What is the best XXXX for YYYY".


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Dec 06, 2011 20:28 |  #64

It's interesting -- as has been noted, you really see the nasties come out in political forums.

And, one thing it's tough to do on a forum is to communicate any humor or positive disposition when engaged in a disagreement! I don't wade into that type of conversation here in POTN happily, but if it's a discussion that has some relevance to me, I'll speak up, although I try to express myself in a way that communicates a good nature, civility, and not a "side taking" "me vs you" mentality.

And then, the politics thing!

I do have a political point of view that reflects my personal values, so that in the "real world" (outside of POTN and other "neutral" venues) I do express myself.

But, like I said I try to do so with a good nature!

In fact, I've had discussions with people who have had the polar opposite position/opinions with me as far as politics, and even though I'll voice my thoughts clearly, I do so with a smile on my face, a friendly tone and with friendly gestures, and you know what? I get heard, I listen, and we end up as friends shaking hands instead of walking away in mutual disgust!

I use smilies here because I do like to interject some humor into the conversations here! But even then some folks don't catch the humor at times (especially when it's "dry" humor), oh well!


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Dec 07, 2011 00:32 |  #65

Singularity96 wrote in post #13505555 (external link)
one thing i have noticed on a few forums is that the biggest know it alls always sign off every single post with "kind regards xxxx"

I can only think of one member here (off the top of my head) who signs his posts that way - and he's generally one of the most knowledgeable, respectful, helpful and non-argumentative people on this board.


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Dec 07, 2011 14:14 |  #66

Veemac wrote in post #13506910 (external link)
I can only think of one member here (off the top of my head) who signs his posts that way - and he's generally one of the most knowledgeable, respectful, helpful and non-argumentative people on this board.

You beat me to it. I was going to say exactly the same thing.

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Dec 07, 2011 14:21 |  #67

Miki G wrote in post #13494003 (external link)
Thanks folks. I was expecting it to be across the board on the internet, but curiously, I found it to be more prevelant on photography forums that I visited lately. Thankfully 99.99% of people tend to be helpful.

Clearly you've never visited a religion or politics forum or Yahoo Answers. :)


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Dec 07, 2011 14:27 as a reply to  @ post 13494118 |  #68

There is a certain self-policing aspect of this forum. I for one will call out someone whom I think has been rude or unhelpful. If it's really severe, I'll report the offending post to the moderators. I know that others feel the same way. It's not uncommon to see a newbie post an image for critique and then take rude offense when somebody, well, critiques it. You'll sometimes see a pile on from the regulars when that happens. It's direct and not usually a blistering argumentum ad hominum. The offender either straightens out or moves on.


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Dec 07, 2011 14:31 |  #69

i frequent 4 forums, this forum, and another forum with a sub-forum for photography are probably the best when it comes to trolling and people hating on one another. other forums like car forums, and paintball forums.. those guys are idiots.

subforums for sports, or music, forget it..




  
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Dec 09, 2011 08:15 |  #70

I decided to post this here so as not to start a new thread. It has to do with being civil and honest.

Scenario. You have a few hundred members on a online photo contest. The members all vote on all the images. The scale is from 1 to 10, 10 being the best. If you vote under 5 you must click on another field explaining why - OOF, Poor Composition, Under/Over exposed, etc. All the members get to see how you voted on their image including the comments. What type of atmosphere do you think that would create?


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Dec 09, 2011 09:11 |  #71

Good, but you should do it on all the images...

Both good and bad.


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Dec 09, 2011 09:26 |  #72

You must be a member.


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Dec 09, 2011 14:12 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #73

photo.net (external link) was somewhat like this. There were two systems, one for comments, another for just straight ratings, which could be anonymous. The system is corrupted in my opinion by making it a competition with a picture of the month or photographer of the month (or something similar). When I was posting on there, I'd have shots that for the most part had ratings of 5 or 6 out of 7. The weird thing was that there would be a small number of 1s and 2s in the mix. These were typically from anonymous users. I saw this happen to other good images that in no way deserved a 1 or a 2. I was convinced that some members anonymously gave low scores to those whom they viewed as competition in order to maximize their chances of gaining recognition. I was not the only one to voice this observation. I even entertained the notion that there could have been some robo-rating going on. I don't post to that site any more.


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Dec 09, 2011 14:18 |  #74

^^^ Right On The Money ^^^

Gave up on that site pretty quick.


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Dec 09, 2011 15:13 |  #75

I joined this other place a few days ago and gave my honest opinion on the voting. First day voting yesterday and last night I got an insulting PM. You can't let other people know your vote especially in an open web forum. I was not aware people could see my votes.


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