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Ron

« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2013, 14:38 »
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Two things: BHR, I think you need to get out more if you remember everything I said and then also go out and dig through thousands of comments to find what I said to quote me.

Second: The problem with this forum is that you cant have any banter without getting down votes. Many people here would have a very hard time living in Ireland where banter is part of the daily routine. I would say its culture.

To add: After the PP results of October I changed my strategy. I made 90 dollar with 32 images. I doubled my portfolio to see what it does to my PP in the coming months.

Bring on the down votes  ;)


« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2013, 14:50 »
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Two things: BHR, I think you need to get out more if you remember everything I said and then also go out and dig through thousands of comments to find what I said to quote me.

Definitely right about me needing to get out more. But it is not that I am deliberately remembering everything that you say - just that I am following the conversation - respectfully taking in what people say etc. It's a measure of my respect for the forum that I follow its vicissitudes.

Most people deliver relatively measured and considered opinions. So the grand all or nothing stuff inevitably stands out much more and is much easier to remember almost word for word. You made a big rallying statement with your commitment to quit -> & hey you got 7 plus votes. You would make a great politician !

Ron

« Reply #77 on: November 24, 2013, 07:33 »
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Sorry for the late reply, I was out for the weekend at a friends place. I photographed them while they were making music.  :)

I think I can change my business strategy, if the situation calls for that, without having to justify that to the forum. By the way, I am always sharing my thoughts here. I say this and then change my mind and say that. But at least I tell you what I am doing. I am not being sneaky or dishonest, I am an open book. I was going to close my account if the PP earnings of October hadnt sky rocketed. After all, I am in it to make money. It would be dumb to give up on 1200 dollar per year, if it means I just have to let 100 images sit there.

I recorded a loss last year, and I am going to make a profit this year, after 19 months of being in business. All the cost of my equipment, travels and apartment rent, etc included. Its all about what number is going to appear at the very end of the balance sheet.

By the way, difficult words are wasted on me, I dont know what vicissitudes means. No need to impress me, I am positive you are a lot smarter then me.  :)

Spray and Pray

« Reply #78 on: November 24, 2013, 11:18 »
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Just in case you're wondering what 'Vicissitudes' means (see definition below)- For me my last divorce was a very unpleasant experience thus Vicissitudes hit me right between the eyes!


 a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
"her husband's sharp vicissitudes of fortune"

Ron

« Reply #79 on: November 24, 2013, 11:27 »
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I guess bhr is the one who would make a great politician then. They also use big words to give out statements that dont explain anything :D

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #80 on: November 24, 2013, 11:36 »
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I guess bhr is the one who would make a great politician then. They also use big words to give out statements that dont explain anything :D
'Vicissitudes of life' is a common phrase, which I use a lot; but like many, I keep forgetting that a lot of people on here aren't native English speakers, mostly because you are mostly so fluent (certainly, you are, Ron). I couldn't possibly understand anything on e.g. a French forum, even though I've got a 'certificate' in French - probably even if it were a forum for five year old French children.

« Reply #81 on: November 24, 2013, 11:45 »
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Kerouac uses the word vicissitudes particularly beautifully in his fantastic History Of Bebop:

Bepop

« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2013, 11:58 »
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Call me a pedant but, based on that dictionary definition, bhr's usage seems incorrect.  I guess that if you take it as meaning "variability" it fits - but not quite so well as "variability".   ;)

Ron

« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2013, 12:06 »
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Call me a pedant but, based on that dictionary definition, bhr's usage seems incorrect.  I guess that if you take it as meaning "variability" it fits - but not quite so well as "variability".   ;)
Thats why I didnt get it. I looked it up even before Spray posted it, and couldnt place it in the context of the comment.

« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2013, 13:28 »
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I've always understood it to mean "ups and downs" in a figurative rather than literal way.

« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2013, 15:35 »
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Do you all still uploading there!?

« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2013, 16:07 »
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Do you all still uploading there!?

I stopped for six or seven months but I've resumed. The bottom line says it doesn't make much sense to cut iS and keep feeding canstock.

Spray and Pray

« Reply #87 on: November 24, 2013, 16:48 »
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You still can still feed canstock as well 8)


lisafx

« Reply #88 on: November 24, 2013, 23:13 »
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Do you all still uploading there!?

I stopped for six or seven months but I've resumed. The bottom line says it doesn't make much sense to cut iS and keep feeding canstock.

I only resumed this month, after not uploading for nearly a year.  The reason, in my case, was an unexpected windfall in PP earnings for October.  As much as I am dissatisfied with Istock on many issues, the Istock income combined with PP places them near the top of my earnings list. 

I have quite a large backlog to upload there, but I'm doing it slowly to see how much of a difference it will make in earnings, if any.  Uploading to Istock is still  a fairly tortured process, so only worthwhile to me if new images sell, either through Istock proper or through the PP. 

mlwinphoto

« Reply #89 on: November 25, 2013, 00:10 »
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Do you all still uploading there!?

I stopped for six or seven months but I've resumed. The bottom line says it doesn't make much sense to cut iS and keep feeding canstock.

I only resumed this month, after not uploading for nearly a year.  The reason, in my case, was an unexpected windfall in PP earnings for October.  As much as I am dissatisfied with Istock on many issues, the Istock income combined with PP places them near the top of my earnings list. 

I have quite a large backlog to upload there, but I'm doing it slowly to see how much of a difference it will make in earnings, if any.  Uploading to Istock is still  a fairly tortured process, so only worthwhile to me if new images sell, either through Istock proper or through the PP.

What I'm finding is that new images don't sell and those that do make it over to the PP take a long time to do so.  Your mileage may vary.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #90 on: November 25, 2013, 00:11 »
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To add:  I've started uploading a small number of images again just to test the PP....I've certainly seen a big jump in PP earnings recently and it may be the only reason to upload to iStock any longer....we'll see if the earnings bump continues.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 00:21 by mlwinphoto »

Ron

« Reply #91 on: November 25, 2013, 03:29 »
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Bhr = bunhill?

« Reply #92 on: November 25, 2013, 03:46 »
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Bhr = bunhill?

Is that okay with you ? It was always there if you clicked my profile anyhow. Right back to 2010 or whenever.

Bunhill Row btw

Ron

« Reply #93 on: November 25, 2013, 03:52 »
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Yeah thats fine with me, thanks for checking in. As you were. 

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2013, 05:44 »
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I guess bhr is the one who would make a great politician then. They also use big words to give out statements that dont explain anything :D

'Vicissitudes of life' is a common phrase, which I use a lot; but like many, I keep forgetting that a lot of people on here aren't native English speakers, mostly because you are mostly so fluent (certainly, you are, Ron). I couldn't possibly understand anything on e.g. a French forum, even though I've got a 'certificate' in French - probably even if it were a forum for five year old French children.


I agree that english is not always so easy to write for foreign people.

But dont think that written english is so difficult to understand, in particular for people from latin origins, as Italian, French or Spanish.
In fact more than half of the words used in the today English language are from Latin and French (itself from latin, greek and many dialects composing the Langue d'Ol) origin! Most of the english words not from Latin and French origin are verbs, articles, conjunctions.

According the Oxford dictionary we have:
28.3% of French origin words 
28.24 % of Latin origin words
5.32% of Greek origin words
Germanic origin words are only 25%



Wikipedia says:
A survey by Joseph M. Williams in Origins of the English Language of 10,000 words taken from several thousand business letters gave this set of statistics:
      French (langue d'ol): 41%
      "Native" English: 33%
      Latin: 15%
      Old Norse: 2%
      Dutch: 1%
      Other: 10%

With this the syntax is very more similar to modern latin origin languages than to germanic origin languages.

_____
Vicissitude is a french origin word, from latin origin (vicissitude, vicissim, vicis)
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 06:09 by Beppe Grillo »

Ron

« Reply #95 on: November 25, 2013, 05:50 »
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Thats great Beppe, I am not French, Greek or Latin either. Dutch is more derived from the Germanic languages, and so is English. Maybe thats why I didnt get it since the word seems to be less Germanic and more Latin. I will read up on the history of the word vicissitude, as it seems I have no excuse of not knowing what the word meant.

« Reply #96 on: November 25, 2013, 05:52 »
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Beppe Grillo

« Reply #97 on: November 25, 2013, 06:04 »
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« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 06:06 by Beppe Grillo »

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #98 on: November 25, 2013, 06:55 »
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According to Michel Thomas (late language guru), the reason why the English language is so rich (presumbably ="difficult to learn" is that we often have two totally different words meaning more or less the same thing is because of the multiplicity of influences on the language, particularly Latin and Saxon. Add into that the fact that far more of my formal writing vocubularly (as opposed to my casual spoken vocabulary) than I thought turns out to be Standard Scots English, I must be particularly obscure. (SSE was what they tried to drum out of us at school, whereas nowadays it's encouraged.)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #99 on: November 25, 2013, 07:31 »
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I dont think that English is so difficult to learn.
I think that it is exactly the contrary.
It is one of the reasons why english has became *the* international language, the reason why more and more people learn and speak it today >> it is relatively easy to learn basic english.
But I am far to be Michel Thomas :)

Of course you and Michel Thomas are speaking about the perfect english language as only English probably speak. And I am speaking about the English language spoken by most of the people on the planet today.

I have a personal consideration about english language: it is a dying language. :(
No really dying, I hope not. Surely english language will not disappear, but it will be spoken (badly and basically) by more and more people (billions) and will go through a huge transformation, a kind of livellement from below.

At last perfect english speakers will be less and less, and less in proportion too, and basic english speakers will become more and more (and I think that even today they are more than perfect english speakers).
So the english as spoken today in UK will tend to disappear slowly to let place to a new simplified and poor english. This will be reenforced by the immigration to the english language countries.

I dont know the situation in UK or in Australia, but for example in USA you have more and more non english speaking people, more and more illiterate people, and among the english speaking people you have more and more people coming from immigration using a basic english (like mine).

I see what is the situation with the evolution of language in some other countries, in France for example you have more and more people unable to speak french (or something similar), and what is very sad, you have less and less good french speakers able to write their own language correctly.

ShadySue I think that if you have problems to understand on french forums it is not because you dont understand french enough well, but because what it is written is not french.
I myself, French and Italian bilingual, I have great problems to understand what they write sometimes. It happened to me to find up to 25 - 30 errors of orthography/grammar in a simple sentence [!!].
I have never seen this in the other languages that I know.


But we are completely off topic, aren't we?
« Last Edit: November 25, 2013, 07:37 by Beppe Grillo »


 

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