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ultimagina

« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2014, 18:33 »
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Lol, who cares about that voting system?

 I thought that microstock people are not interested in the like system from FB or Flickr favorites. Otherwise they would offer their photos for free screen captures from FB and collect tons of futile likes.
I find much more rewarding to know that someone spent real money for my photo. 33c for a photo is worth infinite more than a ton free likes on FB.
Someone,  somewhere really appreciates my sh#t, if I'm getting paid real money for it!

I'm surprised to see a race for votes on this forum, and even more: people suffering for it!

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« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2014, 19:41 »
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who would want to communicate here?
...
sad to say it, but i hardly believe any major market player is interested in communication here now. what's the point to speak with people who do not even care about TRYING to understand what they are reading.
This forum is not perfect.
But until now it is the only place I know that a reliable information could be found. And relatively objective view of what happens in microstock could be generated based on discussions here.
Many "major market players", including agencies, are regularly taking a look to our discussions here.
I bet that same agencies have their "agents" here with missions to "sabotage" this place.

« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2014, 19:56 »
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who would want to communicate here?
...
sad to say it, but i hardly believe any major market player is interested in communication here now. what's the point to speak with people who do not even care about TRYING to understand what they are reading.
This forum is not perfect.
But until now it is the only place I know that a reliable information could be found. And relatively objective view of what happens in microstock could be generated based on discussions here.
Many "major market players", including agencies, are regularly taking a look to our discussions here.
I bet that same agencies have their "agents" here with missions to "sabotage" this place.

This forum has been invaluable to me. The knowledge and expertise of members here is amazing and I have learned more about the business here than anywhere else. All the more reason to exhibit at least a minimum amount of professional decorum. Disagreement and good arguments are great, but personal attacks bring it down to a childish level. We all lose respect when it devolves into childish name-calling.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2014, 21:54 »
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What's ironic is my post got removed where I was just proving my point that after three pages this post got totally off topic into bashing someone.

« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2014, 23:03 »
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I think we should introduce a new voting systyem with a "skull and bone" icon, that could be used when you really dislike people.

What I mean to say is that the voting system brings the worst out in people and deteriorates the forums much, because it forces everything in a personal direction.

Fixing it would be easy, just remove the down voting option.

« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2014, 23:53 »
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The anonymity of the internet - or the feeling that you're anonymous when you post even if people know who you are - seems to sometimes bring out the worst in people. Seeing it here can be a turn off. But there is a lot of positive info on this forum. I certainly appreciate strangers taking the time to answer a question when I've posted. But I'd feel differently if I felt that everything I said was going to be voted down by someone who had it out for me. Robust discussion can be constructive. Schoolyard name calling is another matter.

Having an off-topic section is a nice way for people who tend to spend too much time alone - taking photos or working on their computers - to share things and civility when someone posts about an upcoming vacation or something else they're excited about should be the norm. Bad months at the agencies are tough enough without having to face minus signs or personal attacks - especially when posting about something as innocuous and personal as a vacation/weight loss -I can see why those who've been attacked once too often want to leave - but I hope that doesn't happen too often. If we all agreed with each other this forum would be boring.

« Last Edit: June 12, 2014, 23:55 by wordplanet »

ruxpriencdiam

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« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2014, 23:55 »
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I think we should introduce a new voting systyem with a "skull and bone" icon, that could be used when you really dislike people.
Yeah! ;D

« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2014, 13:52 »
+4
Dead topic, then.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2014, 04:48 »
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I would also say that in the early days I loved the knowledge here, and as a newbie I know this place brought me up to speed very quickly. However, I was still a successful person in my own life (in another realm) but that counted for nought. Still does. I come here now to catch up with the latest developments. For positivity I go elsewhere. It's a shame that this can't also be a place to discuss new trends and encourage/support each other, but it's not. It's actually a bit toxic.

Frankly, if 80% don't like what I say then I know i'm still on the right track - I live with the 20%.


 

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