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04/18/2005 03:20:22 PM · #1
this commentor is driving me insane, he keeps saying my photo has nothing to do with tax!!!!!!!! I have about 10-15 tacks in my photo, so how is this confusing? The Challenge has nothing to do with taxes!! and if people would read the challenge description they would know that!
04/18/2005 03:21:50 PM · #2
Hee hee, take a chill pill... if it's one commentor, ignore him/her.
04/18/2005 03:24:44 PM · #3
Sure. That's why the 24 hr. challenge occurred on April 15th!

Message edited by author 2005-04-18 15:25:00.
04/18/2005 03:28:48 PM · #4
Like kirbic said don't let it bother you. People come to different conclusions on challenges all the time. Here is how I perceived the challenge.
Title: Tacks! [the explanation mark shows strong emotion like yelling or firmly spoken]. But then the description says one word 'tacks?', [notice the question mark]. So it's like someone say Tack's firmly and another person reply with a question 'Do you mean tacks?' or maybe Tax. So I am voting based on the picture quality more than if it's tacks or tax.
Just enjoy the challenge. Don't worry about the comment and you will have more fun.
Scott w.

Message edited by author 2005-04-18 15:30:20.
04/18/2005 03:30:00 PM · #5
i dont care what day it occurred on..he said he was giving me a bad score because it doesnt meet the challenge. the challenge details says TACKS? nowhere does it say you have to relate it to tax day..so i guess most of the entries are getting low scores because they dont relate to taxes.
04/18/2005 03:30:25 PM · #6
Hmmm...seems to me it would have spelled a bit differently in the challenge details?

I've had comments about thumbtacks vs pushpins. Always something that stirs the nitpicking to challenge details. ;^)

Originally posted by ElGordo:

Sure. That's why the 24 hr. challenge occurred on April 15th!

04/18/2005 03:32:21 PM · #7
pls. remember most of the world does not have a tax deadline on Apr 15

IMO- tacks are tacks - if the challenge was tax it should have been TAX)&*^!)&^!!!
04/18/2005 03:36:09 PM · #8
I remain confident that person is in the minority, and that the score given will have negligeable impact on your overall score. Do try not to have this impact you too much....It's really not worth it.

Ray :O)

04/18/2005 03:36:27 PM · #9
it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5
04/18/2005 03:36:54 PM · #10
Cheryl, I feel your pain. I totally agree with you, that person sure has a problem.

I bet he was also one of the people that told me during the "Light" challenge that my feather was no good because it was "lite" not "light".

I am crying for the English language.
04/18/2005 03:38:57 PM · #11
Originally posted by queanbeez:

it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5


I agree with you. I find it hard to find any photograph worthy of a one.
04/18/2005 03:41:40 PM · #12
I believe the play on words is intentional but no one should be marked down for such a petty reason, pro or con. Scores should be primarily based on image composition, appeal, quality, and how well it meets the challenge. But one person's idea of what meets the challenge may not be the same as yours, so considerable latitude should be permitted in that regard. (JMO)
04/18/2005 03:42:11 PM · #13
We don't know what vote/score the commenter gave...

Originally posted by SDW65:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5


I agree with you. I find it hard to find any photograph worthy of a one.

04/18/2005 03:43:46 PM · #14
uh yes we do because he told me

Originally posted by glad2badad:

We don't know what vote/score the commenter gave...

Originally posted by SDW65:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5


I agree with you. I find it hard to find any photograph worthy of a one.

04/18/2005 03:48:56 PM · #15
Originally posted by Beetle:

Cheryl, I feel your pain. I totally agree with you, that person sure has a problem.

I bet he was also one of the people that told me during the "Light" challenge that my feather was no good because it was "lite" not "light".

I am crying for the English language.


Me too! And while we are at it...jewelry is spelt Jewellery in English, according to the Oxford Dictionary.

Steve
04/18/2005 03:50:07 PM · #16
Originally posted by Beetle:

I am crying for the English language.


This will make you happy, then:

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.
04/18/2005 03:50:09 PM · #17
Originally posted by glad2badad:

We don't know what vote/score the commenter gave...

Originally posted by SDW65:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5


I agree with you. I find it hard to find any photograph worthy of a one.


I assumed it to be a 1 because queanbeez said he told her he was giving here a bad score. If you look at the scale of 1 to 10 it says 1 [bad]. She didn't state in her post he was going to lower her score.
04/18/2005 03:51:56 PM · #18
uh - sorry, we do now. ;^)

Giving a one is pretty rude for almost any photo. That bites.

Originally posted by queanbeez:

uh yes we do because he told me

Originally posted by glad2badad:

We don't know what vote/score the commenter gave...

Originally posted by SDW65:

Originally posted by queanbeez:

it just amazes me because this person has been here for awhile so why be like that..one vote may not matter to most of you who do very well but it matters to me because this is only my second photo thats over 5


I agree with you. I find it hard to find any photograph worthy of a one.

04/18/2005 04:22:32 PM · #19
I would still trade places with you - you at least got a comment form someone that gave you a 1. Whether you like the reasoning or not is up to you - mark it as helpful or don't. For such comment, I would be actually happy - hey - he did not find any technical issues - it is as subjective (subjectively wrong) as it gets. Turn the page, and be happy!

I think that I am yet to receive an explanation for any of the 1's I've been receiving recently.

Edited for (mis)spelling.

Message edited by author 2005-04-18 16:23:32.
04/18/2005 04:32:43 PM · #20


Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru. [/quote]

That is HILARIOUS!!

As a Brit living in USA and married to a Canadian I have become more aware of differences in spelling and interpretation of words. I often have to check myself from asserting that the "British" spelling is the "correct" one. I do have a problem with people dissecting the challenges to such a degree that the spririt is often lost. Even though I sometimes get irritated that people don't "get" the puns and plays on words that I sometimes make, I have to remind myself that this is really only about having fun, and it won't change the future of the world anymore that if we spell a word with an "S" or a "Z" (and that's a ZED not a ZEE ;)
04/18/2005 04:43:56 PM · #21
I think what makes it interesting is that you have one word that can be taken to mean several things and that to me is interesting,,sure someone may not think it fits in the description but if you thought it di then who cares,,,the point is to have funa dn do your best,,and I am new to this and I have only entered twice as well and my second one is sitting at a little over 5 as well,,just have fun with it and if that person has a problem its just that its there prob,,one of of how many millions of people who are viewing,,

I have had a couple make some comments that made me feel like if you would look at it you would get it but then I think who cares I will try to do better next time. It takes the fun out of it if you let every comment get under your skin.
04/18/2005 04:47:56 PM · #22
Originally posted by sbeaumont:

I often have to check myself from asserting that the "British" spelling is the "correct" one.


I can understand why. I'm American and American spellings bother ME. :) I thought Canadians spelled most words in the British style though? I always assumed so because I was educated very close to the Canadian border and was taught "proper" spelling (i.e. colour, organisation, centre). Maybe that was just a fluke though.
04/18/2005 04:52:53 PM · #23
Originally posted by NovaTiger:

Originally posted by Beetle:

I am crying for the English language.


This will make you happy, then:

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with the "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.


I am crying for the English language now! Crying with laughter! Zat iz really gut!

Steve
04/18/2005 06:25:20 PM · #24
Clever wicked funny post nova tiger!
04/18/2005 06:32:08 PM · #25
I do think that DPC needs to recognize that America is 1 country represented on this website. And also needs to make challenge details more than 1 word...
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