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07/24/2019 05:09:17 AM · #76
Thanks Robert and Mita for the clarification on the plans.

I assume the plans will include allowing voting on phones too. My concern with this is that I often take photos on my phone that appear really excellent on my phone but when I view them on a desktop monitor they are not so good. I am not sure if this is a valid concern if everyone is voting on smaller screens as we are comparing like with like.

07/24/2019 08:36:28 AM · #77
I think that the site has gotten what it most needed, and that is someone who will have the available bandwidth to get site upgrades moving again, and hopefully we can reverse the membership drain that has been going on for many years. I have full confidence that Mita will work with the best interests of our community in mind.
It amazes me that Langdon was able to do what he did while managing his actual life. Hard to believe we are only a couple years short of our 20 year anniversary. Tempus fugit!
07/24/2019 09:08:36 AM · #78
Originally posted by marnet:

And from the posts it looks that Mita doesn't have any helpers so far so how can you expect big changes???
He has a few.
07/24/2019 10:04:11 AM · #79
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by marnet:

And from the posts it looks that Mita doesn't have any helpers so far so how can you expect big changes???
He has a few.

Good to know, thanks
07/24/2019 10:16:19 AM · #80
That does clear up a lot of confusion, I think that ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' P-A-U-L said it better than I. And if I have any bright ideas, I will let you know.

I think you all have a long way to go in the background (code etc) I wish you all 857384579% luck!! x
07/24/2019 04:50:24 PM · #81
Originally posted by marnet:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by marnet:

And from the posts it looks that Mita doesn't have any helpers so far so how can you expect big changes???
He has a few.

Good to know, thanks

People were asked to contact Mita directly, so we shouldn't judge the level of interest in helping him by what we see, or rather don't see!, in this thread.
07/25/2019 02:37:05 PM · #82
FWIW, I have always loved this place and been perfectly content to work within its parameters.

I think it's a phenomenal value, and it has absolutely done wonders for me and my craft.

I never felt that I needed, or wanted, to ask for anything more than was offered as I have yet to utilize some of the aspects that are still available.

I'm just thrilled that whatever updates are deemed necessary to keep it as the best photography site around are enacted to keep it humming along for the future.

My deepest gratitude goes out to all those who built it, ran it, run it, take their time to help others, write tutorials, and in general make this site happen.

One of the most magical things, though, is how much this site's community has done for so many people way above and beyond the normal scope of a website.

This community is like no other anywhere.

DPC, you f*ckin' ROCK!!!
07/28/2019 08:50:42 AM · #83
Back to the top :)
07/28/2019 04:25:09 PM · #84
There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!
07/28/2019 04:34:02 PM · #85
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

--John Tudor
07/28/2019 08:03:39 PM · #86
Originally posted by GeneralE:

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

--John Tudor


I get it. Its Just a bad joke!!:)
07/28/2019 11:32:21 PM · #87
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

That's a GREAT idea! It would make Mita's job SO much easier. Shall I suggest it to him? Jejeje...
07/29/2019 11:11:38 AM · #88
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's a GREAT idea! It would make Mita's job SO much easier. Shall I suggest it to him? Jejeje...

That would put us all on a level playing field for about a week anyway....

07/30/2019 06:25:50 PM · #89
I have not been all that active the last few years but check in from time to time to see how things are going, this news was surprising to say the least. Langdon did a great job creating a place for people with similar interest to come together and share, for that we will always be thankful. Looking forward to seeing what the site looks like going forward.
07/31/2019 08:03:19 AM · #90
As I tend to be AWOL a lot these days, glad to hear that DPC will go on under Mita's leadership. A little apprehensive about the new changes re the technology, but not willing to toss out the baby with the bathwater just yet.
08/01/2019 09:54:49 AM · #91
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!


Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?
08/01/2019 10:38:09 AM · #92
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?

Speaking as one person with a fair amount of history here, I could live with wiping the slate clean. Especially if it made things a lot easier for Mita.
08/01/2019 12:49:15 PM · #93
Doesnít bother me any.
08/01/2019 01:03:07 PM · #94
Originally posted by markwiley:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?

Speaking as one person with a fair amount of history here, I could live with wiping the slate clean. Especially if it made things a lot easier for Mita.


As long as the history is still there, that's fine with me. Just don't lose what's come before. When I look for a photo I've taken, I have absolutely no clue how to find it on my computer. In many cases, I'm not sure I have the photo anymore -- I have two old hard drives that seem to be broken, and I'm afraid I've lost the photos.

Basically, any important photo I've taken has pretty much been entered here. So the last 9 years of DPC history is my history. My DPC photos show my adventures, my struggles, my joys.

Leave my portfolio intact. Leave me a link to my past glories, and I think it could be interesting to start fresh. Of course, tomorrow I'll probably regret saying that. :)

It would be interesting to do a DPC poll and see what people think.
08/01/2019 01:04:51 PM · #95
Originally posted by markwiley:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?

Speaking as one person with a fair amount of history here, I could live with wiping the slate clean. Especially if it made things a lot easier for Mita.


You mean I actually had a good idea for once? I wouldn't be opposed to that as well. I also like blindjustice's suggestion of a link to the past portfolio images and stats. It's a nice way to retain one's resume.
08/01/2019 02:30:30 PM · #96
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?

Originally posted by markwiley:

Speaking as one person with a fair amount of history here, I could live with wiping the slate clean. Especially if it made things a lot easier for Mita.

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

You mean I actually had a good idea for once? I wouldn't be opposed to that as well. I also like blindjustice's suggestion of a link to the past portfolio images and stats. It's a nice way to retain one's resume.

If this makes Mita's job easier, I'd be surprised if any of the long term folks would have any issue with the idea.

I do pretty much echo Wendy's sentiments. I can't tell you how often I've just run right to my portfolio here to reference an image.
08/01/2019 03:54:48 PM · #97
I may be in a minority but I don't like the idea of losing my portfolio and challenge history at all. I like all the personal stats we see on our home pages. To be honest, I found it fairly upsetting the notion of these things disappearing. Some of my early images only exist on here. I consult my challenge history/portfolio often as an image timeline/catalog, most recently to put together a memorial after my Dad died this past April. I wouldn't care about the ribbon count, but what about the person who has only 1 or 2 that took a while to achieve? I really appreciate all Langdon has done, and am happy to see Mita has taken this on. (Thanks y'all!) If we erase our years of history, the part that makes this DPC, I don't know...it would make me sad. I just renewed after a small break because of this history. Anything that changes the very nature of the site, like a clean wipe, should be put up for a vote or something, particularly for paying members.

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

There is a rumor that we are all starting from scratch. All our pictures, ribbons, HMís, top ten statistics, forums, etc will be deleted. By the way. ................I am starting this rumor just to cause havoc!!!

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Why not start over? and have a page or part of the member's portfolio that says "legacy stats-" and features a link to all your past glory?
I mean, no one should rest on laurels, no?

Originally posted by markwiley:

Speaking as one person with a fair amount of history here, I could live with wiping the slate clean. Especially if it made things a lot easier for Mita.

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

You mean I actually had a good idea for once? I wouldn't be opposed to that as well. I also like blindjustice's suggestion of a link to the past portfolio images and stats. It's a nice way to retain one's resume.

If this makes Mita's job easier, I'd be surprised if any of the long term folks would have any issue with the idea.

I do pretty much echo Wendy's sentiments. I can't tell you how often I've just run right to my portfolio here to reference an image.
08/01/2019 04:04:07 PM · #98
There is ZERO chance that you'll be losing your portfolio, your ribbons, or your challenge history, folks. Not to worry!

As I see it, an interesting idea has been proposed that we might somehow reset the STATS to a zero point and start over again with averages and so forth. This kind of parallels something I've long wished we had, which is both lifetime and current stats. I'd like to see how well I stacked up this month, or this year, in terms of my average, my ribbons, whatever. It would be fun to stick my tongue out at Neat or Marnet or Wendy and say "Beat ya this month, neener neener!" (as if that would ever happen!)

In any case, no changes of the sort of magnitude folks are worried about will happen without discussion. That's all months down the road. We may ADD functionality in some areas as we go forward but we won't remove any without discussion I am pretty sure...
08/01/2019 04:05:19 PM · #99
Originally posted by RKT:

I may be in a minority but I don't like the idea of losing my portfolio and challenge history at all...


+1 to everything ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' RKT said - and to add, if there was such a clean wipe, I would personally find that so disheartening that it would function as a disincentive for my continued participation (such as it is now). The DPC community exists - in part - in its historical record, and to remove that (or make it harder to find, for instance, for newcomers looking to see what we are about), would fundamentally change this site, and not for the better, in my opinion.
08/01/2019 04:08:51 PM · #100
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

There is ZERO chance that you'll be losing your portfolio, your ribbons, or your challenge history, folks. Not to worry!

As I see it, an interesting idea has been proposed that we might somehow reset the STATS to a zero point and start over again with averages and so forth. This kind of parallels something I've long wished we had, which is both lifetime and current stats. I'd like to see how well I stacked up this month, or this year, in terms of my average, my ribbons, whatever. It would be fun to stick my tongue out at Neat or Marnet or Wendy and say "Beat ya this month, neener neener!" (as if that would ever happen!)

In any case, no changes of the sort of magnitude folks are worried about will happen without discussion. That's all months down the road. We may ADD functionality in some areas as we go forward but we won't remove any without discussion I am pretty sure...


Good to hear that the portfolio, ribbons, and challenge history will not be changing! A monthly stat that tracks through the year(s) hmmm, that would be interesting...
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