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Old Jul 2, 2012, 8:26 PM   #11
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As far as the point Bob brings up - I've always thought that a one-post group "thanks" appropriate and then further discussion on the points brought up, perhaps by several different people. I'll follow a thread of someone else's photo for more than just looking at it, I like to see what others have to say and often some of the best discussion is later. But I find it tedious to scroll through someone saying "thanks" to each and every one who's responded in a separate post, so I don't do it that way, preferring to thank several in one post.
Any kind of reply is acceptable even if they disagree with my post. At least I'll know the OP read it.
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Old Jul 2, 2012, 9:19 PM   #12
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Sorry to see you go, but I too have notice a change. And have not been on as much either. Just drop in every now and then.
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Old Jul 2, 2012, 9:22 PM   #13
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What I've seen on the rise is people posting their photos in the forums for their cameras, while posting less in the subject oriented forums. I think that's an unfortunate development. If you post your wildlife shots in the Canon dSLR forum instead of the Wildlife forum you're automatically limiting the number of members that would be inclined to comment on them.

But that's just me.
I do not visit the brands as much as the subject matter forum. And do miss allot of the camera brand forum post. And it seem cliquish lately that people post mainly in one of the brand forums.
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Old Jul 2, 2012, 9:55 PM   #14
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A forum is only as good as it's members. So, if you want more comments, do something about it. IOW, invite others and help to stir up more interest. ;-)

I glanced through some of your recent posts, and see where one thread you started didn't result in any comments. That happens.

Unlike some of the "mega" sites around, the community of members at Steve's is relatively small. So, sometimes threads are not commented on for days, especially during the week when many members are working. What's the answer? I don't know. My suggestion would be to try and stir up more interest and invite friends and family to participate and help grow the community here.

If my comments help, some of the photos you posted of Bella in the thread you edited them out of are terrific. I'd be proud of them for sure.
think one of the issues are there is so many sub forum dedicated to brand, and people just post their photos in the brand forums. There should be a rule, that photo should go into the subject matter forum and equipment question should be in the brand forums.
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I sure agree with that idea shoturtle. Brand forums should be for queries and answers, while the subject matter forums are for photo posts.
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 6:55 AM   #16
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Hi Hawgwild,
For me, personally, I hope that you come back to Steve's and continue to post what you think is relevant, of interest to you and your insight on what is important to you in the world of photography.

I think what we're seeing here, on this forum, is an evolution of not only how people take photographs but how they display them as well. It's clear that the average person who may have come to this site to get information on what kind of camera to buy to suit his/her style of photography now is quite content to use their I-Phone. Additionally, they now post their photos for the benefit of their friends and family on Facebook or similar sites. You only have to see the number of apps for the I-Phone to confirm the trend.

Nothing in life is static.

On the subject of limiting photos to be posted within the forums dealing specifically with that particular subject. While I understand the logic, my hope is that Steve's doesn't impose such a restriction. Reason being, is that I post photographs taken with a specific camera and lens as a way to
pass on whatever little knowledge I have on equipment and the settings required to achieve a particular result. "Show and Tell" if you will.

On the subject of looking but not posting a comment. I'm afraid I'm as guilty as many others here. Unless, I think I have something worthwhile to contribute, frankly, I find it difficult to post a comment. You can only say 'nice photo' just so many times before it sounds stale.

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Well said zig.
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Well said zig.
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Between being busy with family and work, along with being a bit lazy (maybe just tired) I have not been posting or commenting much lately. This is something I am going to work on correcting ASAP. Steve's is a good forum with lots of great people willing to offer help, so I will start posting more (you may all be sorry) soon.
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Old Jul 10, 2012, 9:33 AM   #20
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As a relative newby to this forum I have found that I receive few or no replies to photos posted for comment. The reason I post them is to get opinions on how to improve my "tallents". If there is no feed back I do not see the point of posting. To reply something at least shows an interest even if it's just an "OK" or "nice one" or anything.
Posting a photo on, for example, the Canon forum for a "Canon" reply it would surely be better to post on a theme forum to elicit a Pentax or Nikon reply as well.
I think the idea of reducing the camera sections to types, vis: P&S, bridge etc. would be a good idea. It might stir up more discussion. Another thing, stop putting HDR photos in other sections other than HDR. Personally speaking, in general I don't like HDR photos. They don't look "right".
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