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« on: November 25, 2008, 16:20 »
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I've never been much to participate in online forums however I now find myself checking into MSG almost every chance I get.  I've learned a lot on here and have enjoyed the camaraderie that exists between fellow photographers.  I'm a newbie, barely over the line from beginner to intermediate, but enjoy it none the less.  I'm working on a PhD and have little time to devote to the time consuming process of editing, key-wording, uploading, categorizing etc. etc., especially when taking pictures is much more fun, but I do enjoy the occasional payout.  One thing I've learned since entering adulthood, some dozen years ago, is that adults, no matter how educated, cultured, experienced, learned or wise they may be, can be no more than older looking versions children. 

With all that said I want to give a great big hand to all those on this forum who feel their special intelligence and ability is not given the credit it is due.  Hopefully you know the types I'm talking about; the smart-assed comments, pontification, soapbox on a pedestal types; I love you all.  While the first reaction of some might be to take offense to your purposefully insulting attempt at wit and humor, I love it.  In fact I feed on it.  That old adage " there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers;"  well bollocks to that, I say screw em' all.  If your superior knowledge and experience surpasses that of another, then the lesser should be brought down another peg or two.  Especially in such a personal and intimate landscape as an online forum.  So I say cheers to you Mr. Know it all and not afraid to tell every one about it, and cheers to you Mrs. (or Ms.) your idiotic post has wasted so much of my time I must write a impudent response to prove what a waste of time it was.  Your devout dedication to the discipline and delightfully insipid remarks make my day.  Long gone are the days of humble and humility, now we must step on the backs of others, and it makes us feel good.

And finally, a sincere cheers to the the vast majority of you on this forum who contribute significantly and selflessly, it is in you that the community exist.

 
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 17:40 by davey_rocket »


Tuilay

« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 16:28 »
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geez, and i thought you really had something valid to remark   !
bollocks !   you 've just wasted another bloody good section of my day !  ;)

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 17:26 »
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What area of study for your PhD?

I guess what you are talking about is the posts that are raised out of total frustration by some of the people here.

The world is changing, people are changing, business is changing, and the relationships that form in that is changing.

One of the big things I notice from this and other forums is that despite this concept of Globalism, we are really a long way from making it all succeed. And this my friend, is a consequence of culture.

People from one culture are used to doing business in a certain way, while those from another culture do things the way that suits them. A shock to many of us is to discover what we find unethical or personally offensive is considered the norm in another culture.

An example from me is how some sites say this is our rules, so stiff if you dislike. And they are prepared to burn an artist as there are many more to take their place. Unless of course that artist is one of the main players.

My lesson learned from the past 3 years is to finally accept that, and to delete my portfolios from sites that I cannot work with.

« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 17:39 »
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People from one culture are used to doing business in a certain way, while those from another culture do things the way that suits them. A shock to many of us is to discover what we find unethical or personally offensive is considered the norm in another culture.


I agree that there are cultural differences, many evident on this and other forums.  My intention was mostly to write a farse as it relates to certain individuals who constantly reply to threads with negative, unproductive and unhelpful replies, I don't understand why they waste their time.  But fret not, it doesn't keep me up at nights.  The inspiration for this came from a response of a member on another thread completely unrelated to me.

I am studying tree physiology, specifically water movement and drought tolerance in some commercially important Pacific Northwest species.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2008, 17:42 by davey_rocket »

AVAVA

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 17:47 »
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Power to ya DR,

 This is a fun site and full of inspiration thrown in with a bit of perspiration ;) Doesn't matter where you go, there you are. Keep the positive energy pumpin.

Best,
AVAVA

« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 17:50 »
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Virtual communitues are certainly a good topic for a PhD in management, any takers ? ;D

« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 17:59 »
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Can I pretend to be so young that none of this counts for me?  ;D

« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 18:39 »
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If only I were a salmon. I would develop legs and eat bears.

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 20:57 »
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If only I were a salmon. I would develop legs and eat bears.

OMG ... thats so funny!!  Hahahaha

You just made my day! Thank Litifeta.

hali

« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 23:09 »
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... A shock to many of us is to discover what we find unethical or personally offensive is considered the norm in another culture.

An example from me is how some sites say this is our rules, so stiff if you dislike. And they are prepared to burn an artist as there are many more to take their place. Unless of course that artist is one of the main players.

My lesson learned from the past 3 years is to finally accept that, and to delete my portfolios from sites that I cannot work with.

Hear Hear ! Litifeta, I salute you ! And bollocks to their rules !
let's have more salmons eating bears  ;)     Better salmons than toadies ! 8)

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 23:14 »
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I think the OP has a job working for budweiser.

Real men of MSG...

Tuilay

« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2008, 23:17 »
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isn't MSG (mono sodium glutimate) bad for your health ?   ;D ;D ;D


 

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