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11/02/2012 06:14:14 PM · #1
I know this subject has been beaten to death but the quality of the recent discussions and the level of the overall interest seems to point this way even more than ever. Pity :(
11/02/2012 06:16:28 PM · #2
And THIS thread raises the level of discussions in what way? Geeze...
11/02/2012 06:20:34 PM · #3
right... what purpose does this thread serve? LET'S GET ON WITH IT!!!
11/02/2012 06:21:43 PM · #4
croak
11/02/2012 06:21:58 PM · #5
Yes, as we all are. It's only a matter of time.
11/02/2012 06:24:03 PM · #6
Just out of curiosity, what exactly do you mean by "the quality of the recent discussions"?
11/02/2012 06:25:20 PM · #7
Unfortunately almost none of the good ideas for the improvement suggested by the members have been implemented. Is there anything ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' langdon is planning to finally do? Like appoint someone to improve the quality of discussions and generate more interest. I think the time for a significant change has come. The concept of DPC is very good but the current implementation is letting it down to a slow death.
11/02/2012 06:27:56 PM · #8
Originally posted by Cory:

Just out of curiosity, what exactly do you mean by "the quality of the recent discussions"?


who cares? If we like posting to challenges here at DPC, then we will continue to do it....
11/02/2012 06:32:21 PM · #9
I consider all my contributions to dpc - fees, snappyshots and snappy remarks to be a tremendous boost to the quality of everything here.
11/02/2012 06:34:39 PM · #10
tnun for prez!
11/02/2012 06:34:43 PM · #11
Originally posted by MNet:

Unfortunately almost none of the good ideas for the improvement suggested by the members have been implemented. Is there anything ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' langdon is planning to finally do? Like appoint someone to improve the quality of discussions and generate more interest. I think the time for a significant change has come. The concept of DPC is very good but the current implementation is letting it down to a slow death.


Your point about involvement from Langdon is well taken.. and I agree that the discussion threads need a quality improvement.. but to suggest that that means DPC is dying due to lack of interest? I don't know about that.
11/02/2012 06:36:07 PM · #12
Originally posted by skewsme:

tnun for prez!


+1 (and I never thought I'd post a + anything)
11/02/2012 06:40:32 PM · #13
Didn't you hear? DPC died a couple of years ago. Yep, up and croaked, kaput, fini, flatlined....

This is the afterlife, the netherworld, the post bio active period. Think Beetle Juice, Dead Like Me, Six Feet Under, Pushing Daiseys.

Relax, and enjoy eternity.... Buckle up, it's going to be a long ride...
11/02/2012 06:41:29 PM · #14
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Cory:

Just out of curiosity, what exactly do you mean by "the quality of the recent discussions"?


who cares? If we like posting to challenges here at DPC, then we will continue to do it....


To be honest? I care, because I think it was either a poorly thought out statement, or it was a genuinely insulting assessment of the quality of the discussion that occurs in the forums..

Either way I'd like to understand her intent or lack thereof.
11/02/2012 06:43:39 PM · #15
I seem to recall that sometimes, things like critical analysis and honest comments are sometimes viewed in a very negative way, and can sometimes lead to acts of retribution.

But hey, maybe I misunderstood the differing points of view.

Ray

Message edited by author 2012-11-02 18:44:38.
11/02/2012 06:45:19 PM · #16
Originally posted by MNet:

Like appoint someone to improve the quality of discussions


I think we call them the SC? I don't see why they can't take care of whatever it is that you've got in mind.

Speaking of, what would you propose to "improve the quality of discussions" here?
11/02/2012 06:46:02 PM · #17
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Cory:

Just out of curiosity, what exactly do you mean by "the quality of the recent discussions"?


who cares? If we like posting to challenges here at DPC, then we will continue to do it....


To be honest? I care, because I think it was either a poorly thought out statement, or it was a genuinely insulting assessment of the quality of the discussion that occurs in the forums..

Either way I'd like to understand her intent or lack thereof.


FINE. Bring up all the gory details.... but I firmly believe there is no point to that.
11/02/2012 06:56:02 PM · #18
Originally posted by MNet:

I know this subject has been beaten to death but the quality of the recent discussions and the level of the overall interest seems to point this way even more than ever. Pity :(

However you choose to perceive the value of this site is up to you, and the onus of its value is on you as well.

You get out of something what you put into it, and also know to take what you need and want......and leave the rest behind.

I've been here a little over six years and I still love it.

Look within yourself to glean what you need and want......then go after it.....

ETA:If you leave it to others to give you guidance and direction, well......then you'll get what you deserve.

Message edited by author 2012-11-02 19:01:30.
11/02/2012 07:21:13 PM · #19
Originally posted by skewsme:

tnun for prez!


+1!!!

FWIW I have come to see DPC as the photographer's equivalent of a gym - simply having a membership isn't going to get you fit. You have to get in there and do some work if you want results. You don't necessarily have to enter challenges in order to participate, but you can at least stand on the sidelines and learn about what's going on through forums, and cheer on your faves by leaving comments.

And oftentimes those who are good in a particular area will share their secrets with you, if you PM them and ask nicely. Want to improve your landscapes? Go look at the Landscape challenges (and yes many a FS entry) and see what works and what doesn't. Ditto for wildlife, portraits, still lifes, food, nature, macro, flowers, PhotoChop etc...

I would be very sad to see DPC die. But there is no ignoring the relatively small fields of entries these days, increasingly 100 or less.

Message edited by author 2012-11-02 19:26:53.
11/02/2012 07:31:43 PM · #20
Nascentes morimur - From the moment we are born, we begin to die.

It will be dead when we all leave. Until then take it for what you get out of it.
11/02/2012 07:47:27 PM · #21
Originally posted by RayEthier:

I seem to recall that sometimes, things like critical analysis and honest comments are sometimes viewed in a very negative way
...

Yes, those lead to temper tantrums in children. Best to keep this far away from this thread.
11/02/2012 09:28:08 PM · #22
Originally posted by snaffles:

FWIW I have come to see DPC as the photographer's equivalent of a gym - simply having a membership isn't going to get you fit. You have to get in there and do some work if you want results.


Good analogy. Unfortunately I came to hang out with you cool kids. Haven't done a lot of work lately :( haha

Message edited by author 2012-11-02 21:28:38.
11/02/2012 09:40:23 PM · #23
liberty hall, I say. have some more wine.
11/02/2012 09:49:05 PM · #24
Originally posted by MNet:

Unfortunately almost none of the good ideas for the improvement suggested by the members have been implemented. Is there anything ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/1.gif', '/') + 1) . ' langdon is planning to finally do? Like appoint someone to improve the quality of discussions and generate more interest. I think the time for a significant change has come. The concept of DPC is very good but the current implementation is letting it down to a slow death.

Define quality in improvement.
Maybe you're part of the problem. Or were in the past.

I don't see any problem with the current discourse going on. What would you improve? What don't you like?
11/02/2012 09:56:40 PM · #25
+twelvety billion.

Originally posted by snaffles:


FWIW I have come to see DPC as the photographer's equivalent of a gym - simply having a membership isn't going to get you fit. You have to get in there and do some work if you want results. You don't necessarily have to enter challenges in order to participate, but you can at least stand on the sidelines and learn about what's going on through forums, and cheer on your faves by leaving comments.

And oftentimes those who are good in a particular area will share their secrets with you, if you PM them and ask nicely. Want to improve your landscapes? Go look at the Landscape challenges (and yes many a FS entry) and see what works and what doesn't. Ditto for wildlife, portraits, still lifes, food, nature, macro, flowers, PhotoChop etc...

I would be very sad to see DPC die. But there is no ignoring the relatively small fields of entries these days, increasingly 100 or less.
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