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11/04/2012 09:28:07 PM · #1
Originally posted by sfalice:

#99. autopilot (yeah, okay, whatever)

+1
11/04/2012 09:26:48 PM · #2
It is my understanding that one has to have a soul and be of the Christian faith to go to purgatory.

Originally posted by RayEthier:

There are some in DPC that would argue that a small contingent of the members here have no soul. :O)

Ray


I have soul.....

No rhythm, but I got soul!
11/04/2012 08:41:25 PM · #3
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Message edited by author 2012-11-04 20:44:41.
11/04/2012 08:33:42 PM · #4
Originally posted by blindjustice:

DPC is not dead as long as everyone has their purpose here.
Some on the front page,
some clowning and pp'ing,
some entering challenge after challenge,
some with words of wisdom,
some with many words and little wisdom,
some voting high,
some low,
some threatening to leave,
some ignoring others,
some with good news,
some with sad news,
some great picture snapping to view,
and of course, some starting threads and stirring the pot.

alive and well on all counts


I concur ... Very well put !!!
11/04/2012 07:59:50 PM · #5
Originally posted by tnun:

a sort of entertainment

limited audience

autopilot

3 new challenges

Or, perhaps, rate these categories in order of importance.

#1. 3 new challenges (yes!
#2. limited audience (ehhh, so?)
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#99. autopilot (yeah, okay, whatever)
11/04/2012 07:55:40 PM · #6
DPC is not dead as long as everyone has their purpose here.
Some on the front page,
some clowning and pp'ing,
some entering challenge after challenge,
some with words of wisdom,
some with many words and little wisdom,
some voting high,
some low,
some threatening to leave,
some ignoring others,
some with good news,
some with sad news,
some great picture snapping to view,
and of course, some starting threads and stirring the pot.

alive and well on all counts
11/04/2012 07:44:26 PM · #7
a sort of entertainment

limited audience

autopilot

3 new challenges
11/04/2012 05:50:04 PM · #8
Originally posted by violinist123:

The audience for any sort of entertainment that remains basically unchanged year after year is going to be limited. The place isn't dying, it's just on autopilot.


+ twelvety billion
11/04/2012 05:41:28 PM · #9
The audience for any sort of entertainment that remains basically unchanged year after year is going to be limited. The place isn't dying, it's just on autopilot.
11/04/2012 05:40:00 PM · #10

"O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!"

Message edited by author 2012-11-04 17:42:25.
11/04/2012 05:26:18 PM · #11
Originally posted by yanko:

Actually, DPC is already dead. The "P" in DPC now stands for purgatory. This was changed a while back.

hth


It is my understanding that one has to have a soul and be of the Christian faith to go to purgatory.

There are some in DPC that would argue that a small contingent of the members here have no soul. :O)

Ray
11/04/2012 05:16:22 PM · #12
that's static.
11/04/2012 05:01:41 PM · #13
No, it's not dead...it's static.

11/04/2012 04:54:28 PM · #14
Actually, DPC is already dead. The "P" in DPC now stands for purgatory. This was changed a while back.

hth
11/04/2012 02:03:12 PM · #15
Not dying at all. Are there less entries? Yes. Is this a problem? Depends - with 400 entries, what are the odds of each image getting sufficient face time? I do remember the days when each challenge had 150+ images, and there were 3-4 challenges a week to view/vote on. To me it was a chore. Now I comment on a much great percent of entries in each challenge than I ever did.

I think DPC is holding its own against an ever-increasing tide of competition for our attention. No, this is not where you will receive great exposure, if that's what you're looking for. No, this doesn't have all the latest gimmicks if THAT's what you're looking for. Could the image size be increased? For sure, although not likely to happen anytime soon. However, if you want to improve your game, there's no other place like it.
11/04/2012 12:59:09 PM · #16
I love the helpful, informative, funny, goofy, discussion of diff views, etc... threads... I HATE the lets bash someone threads.. Personaly ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Langdon I wouldn't want your job... but Thanks for doing it Nuff Said
11/04/2012 09:15:40 AM · #17
You buy or leave.
11/04/2012 12:27:23 AM · #18
If you are still here and contributing then ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Langdon's job is done, don't worry be happy.
11/04/2012 12:14:52 AM · #19
The heart of our finely tuned rollerskate is strong in my opinion. Challenges and side challenges, plenty of opportunity to post, lurk, comment, and grow. Our behavior is our own and Langdon has no chance of fixing that. In reality, those who complain heavily today will be the first to complain after any change Langdon may make.
11/04/2012 12:00:06 AM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:


As far as I can tell, the only really necessary change might be to institute some sort of bulk-pricing option for people with a lot of prints for sale at DPC Prints, and I'm pretty sure that's not just a quick "code adjustment."


So just curious do many people actually sell prints from here, what is the percentage?

Message edited by author 2012-11-04 00:00:16.
11/03/2012 09:35:17 PM · #21
Speaking solely of my own feelings about this site, I feel that it is a wonderful outlet for all creative juices that need to be released. Constantly revitalizing the imagination, and not to mention its fun. I love having this site to participate with a like minded crowd that love photography, just my two cents for what its worth.
11/03/2012 08:59:18 PM · #22
OK. Before I start on the whiskey.

What I mean by a flow chart is something by way of clarity, something by way of first things first.

Some of us do not agree that the animal is moribund any more than, say, a finely tuned rollerskate. (I was going to say automobile, but its morbidity is belaboured). I believe that some of us are happy here, and even welcome challenges with fewer entries. I know I do because it gives me a chance to go over them with greater attention and therefore to get more out of them. As for entering the contests, is placing well among 100 entries less instructive than doing so out of 300?

I DON'T SEE THE B****Y PROBLEM where users are concerned. Some fine photographers have moved on, it is true, but I challenge anyone to show that there is something our creator could do/could have done to prevent/have prevented that.

On all of my cameras there are certain otherwise adjustable features that cannot be adjusted when in certain modes. A flow chart would help.

Prost.

11/03/2012 08:55:49 PM · #23
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Show a little grace and decorum! Aren't you all artists? Isn't the art community supposed to be accepting of others??

Isn't that the advice Margaret's been offered several times?

Let's see ...

A challenge absolutely free to enter ever week? Check.
Two to three additional challenges weekly for paid members? Check.
Functioning voting system? Check.
Simple-to-use Portfolio space included with paid membership? Check.
Public storefront for print sales included with paid membership? Check.
Extensive advice, tutorials, and how-to articles contributed by members? Check.
Challenge topics contributed by member suggestion 98% of the time? Check.
Ability for members to host their own "side challenges" or learning forums? Check.
99% Site uptime? Check.
Largely uncensored discussion forums? Check.
Positive attitude and mutual respect? Maybe not so much lately ... :-(
Change for the sake of change? No.

As far as I can tell, the only really necessary change might be to institute some sort of bulk-pricing option for people with a lot of prints for sale at DPC Prints, and I'm pretty sure that's not just a quick "code adjustment."
11/03/2012 08:29:49 PM · #24
Has anyone noticed the advanced search options before or am I late to the game???

Why don't you all give Margaret a break! Some are just so quick to demonize her no matter what she does. I sat back and watched during the last controversy but I have interacted a lot more with her and she is a great person with a very critical eye for good photography. So come on... She merely posed a question that has been well received in the community at other times by others who have asked it. Show a little grace and decorum! Aren't you all artists? Isn't the art community supposed to be accepting of others??
11/03/2012 08:23:24 PM · #25
Originally posted by tnun:

camera manuals should come with flow charts.


so should toilets
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