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03/19/2018 09:41:23 AM · #1
Looking at the results of this last challenge(s) I'm noticing how many entries are left with no comments during voting. In fact, the point of view challenge (60+ entries) ended with only 18 comments total. I, myself, have been remiss in this area lately. I will try harder. Anybody want to join me? If you are entering and not commenting (or voting), please reconsider. if you have suggestions on how to increase this vital part of participation please post here. Thank you.
03/19/2018 10:43:26 AM · #2
I'll do my best. It's very busy at work till end of May.
My goal for this year is to leave 1800 comments. (10 for every challenge),
03/19/2018 02:34:11 PM · #3
Originally posted by GeorgesBogaert:

I'll do my best. It's very busy at work till end of May.
My goal for this year is to leave 1800 comments. (10 for every challenge),


thanks... that's about my usual goal as well. I hope there are more takers.
03/19/2018 03:07:00 PM · #4
Life circumstances have made me scarce around here lately. I'll try to better.
03/19/2018 03:13:49 PM · #5
I was doing a lot of commenting earlier with the hope that it would raise awareness and others would follow, however I seemed to be one of the Few and efforts to push others into comments didnot succeed but I will be back in the fray
03/19/2018 09:54:14 PM · #6
I just voted and commented on the Automobile challenge just 'cause I thought I should.
03/19/2018 10:13:37 PM · #7
Scored 100%; commented 58% in Extended Free Study.
03/20/2018 11:53:36 AM · #8
Guilty! I am going to try harder...
03/21/2018 10:50:25 AM · #9
Thank you all. I will keep hope that more is merrier. And that this will catch on. How can we learn if for no commenting?
03/22/2018 01:15:52 PM · #10
I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}
03/22/2018 02:49:55 PM · #11
If I really like an entry I tell the author why. as for me I enter what I LIKE and if someone else also likes it thats the bonus, I have entered some absolutele terrors and been hammered.But I like my entry .
03/22/2018 09:24:12 PM · #12
Originally posted by Luciemac:

I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}


A "Fabulous" IMO is way better than not commenting at all. And it IS instructive in a way, as the receiver, to know you've resonated with someone. No comment and/or no vote IMO doesn't help anything or anyone because it leaves absolutely no impression. None. How is a person supposed to feel about that?
03/22/2018 09:31:18 PM · #13
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Luciemac:

I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}


A "Fabulous" IMO is way better than not commenting at all. And it IS instructive in a way, as the receiver, to know you've resonated with someone. No comment and/or no vote IMO doesn't help anything or anyone because it leaves absolutely no impression. None. How is a person supposed to feel about that?


ha. let's just submit some blank photos!
03/22/2018 09:36:37 PM · #14
Originally posted by Luciemac:

I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}


On the other hand, I feel you're right about not wanting to criticize a photo where you have nothing good to say. Critical comments, IMO, should be learning tools, not a complete tear down.
ie: you're on the right track because... but I might like to see......
03/22/2018 09:38:08 PM · #15
Originally posted by tnun:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Luciemac:

I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}


A "Fabulous" IMO is way better than not commenting at all. And it IS instructive in a way, as the receiver, to know you've resonated with someone. No comment and/or no vote IMO doesn't help anything or anyone because it leaves absolutely no impression. None. How is a person supposed to feel about that?


ha. let's just submit some blank photos!


There is an empty challenge coming up.... let me check my archives:)
03/23/2018 11:26:48 AM · #16
Originally posted by Luciemac:

I'm guilty, too, of not commenting enough. Not sure if anyone can relate, but I find it difficult to criticize someone when their photo is out of focus (with no discernible reason), or because I don't understand how it meets the challenge, or because it's just a dark, icky mess which I know is "art" to the creator, but that I simply can't appreciate.

If I'm overwhelmed by a photo I find spectacular, I usually say something vacuous, if only because there's nothing else to say except "FABULOUS".....which doesn't really "instruct" someone who already knows what makes a photo great.

{{ huge sigh }}


honestly, I think you're right not to comment on dark, icky messes that mean nothing to you... just like I rarely comment on slick ribbon winners that mean nothing to me. I think it's best to comment on photos only when one has something to say. And I agree with PennyStreet that "fabulous" is a perfectly good thing to say.

It's often good to trust the first word that comes to mind. For example, "fabulous" is slightly different than "spectacular". Fabulous comes from "fable" which is a fantasy story (so the word is similar to fantastic in that way). Whereas spectacular is from "spectacle" and specifically refers to an excessive visual experience. You might not know the etymologies of all the words that occur to you, but your subconscious will have its own feel for the best word, so just go with it.
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