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Old 28th August 2009, 20:10   #6346
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First, wanted to get the feel of what is expected here.

1) Assuming whole week will be one theme, what happens if somebody wants to post something outside of the theme?
2) Are the images going to be critiqued? Do people want to be critiqued? I can tell you it will get ugly. It could be optional too. Or it could be just fun, bad images are welcome as well as good pics.
3) Will there be a voting, will there be a winner? (this would need mod team approval before we can allow contest like this)
4) Any other ideas to improve the concept?

Based on your feedback, we will discuss in the support team and will come out with a structured plan.
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Old 28th August 2009, 20:17   #6347
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What you can do is, have a separate thread where you post only pics based on the weekly theme chosen. That way, you don't have to worry about people who want to post other images here.
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Old 28th August 2009, 20:21   #6348
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my thoughts are inline.

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1) Assuming whole week will be one theme, what happens if somebody wants to post something outside of the theme?

I think we should just expect people to post more on the theme, but the regular posting should go on.

2) Are the images going to be critiqued? Do people want to be critiqued? I can tell you it will get ugly. It could be optional too. Or it could be just fun, bad images are welcome as well as good pics.

just as much as we critique today.


3) Will there be a voting, will there be a winner? (this would need mod team approval before we can allow contest like this)

I personally won't want it to be a contest.


4) Any other ideas to improve the concept?

yes, it will be tedious and boring very soon. my suggestion is to have a theme week every month or two months, it can be announced in advance. It will be difficult for people to make an effort to get a specific themed pic every week. in addition, we will run out of ideas very soon.

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Sorry on missing You out Samurai. I think you the most regular here so You should be the One.

Criticism is no problem, i think this thread has done good enough with constructive criticism, and so far no one has taken any offence.

All pics good or bad should be allowed, I am saying this because my pics would all be bad in front of you guys but i am willing to be criticised and hence learn to make them better the next time.

Good idea about the contest Samurai.
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+1 to the theme concept.

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yes, it will be tedious and boring very soon. my suggestion is to have a theme week every month or two months, it can be announced in advance. It will be difficult for people to make an effort to get a specific themed pic every week. in addition, we will run out of ideas very soon.
+1 to this thought too.
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What you can do is, have a separate thread where you post only pics based on the weekly theme chosen. That way, you don't have to worry about people who want to post other images here.
Now that sounds sensible!

@Samuari
And I completely agree with your thoughts there.

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Old 28th August 2009, 21:49   #6352
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4) Any other ideas to improve the concept?

Based on your feedback, we will discuss in the support team and will come out with a structured plan.
You may try this:

1. Let one person start the contest by giving a "Subject for the week/month". He becomes the judge for the moment.

2. Let people post pictures (taken only after the contest is announced), and allow others to comment on them. All pictures should be posted with the Contest Name as the heading.

3. However, the Judge decides which picture is the best and that photographer becomes the new Judge and decides on the "Subject" for the next contest (and so on...).
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aha ; jyothy !

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Yeah I do like power cuts, provided that I have my camera handy along with tripod :P
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Ok. so today's code word is daughters.
While we are still at it, here's a pic of my 1.5 month old niece
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Clevermax, that was too good. Its my wallpaper for a while. Certain things we just take it for granted, but captured well, it makes a whole world of difference !
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Criticism is the first step for improvement and amendment for any. C&C should remain and be an integral part as well.

I did not understand Sharath, when you said it might get ugly. In what way? You mean the criticism shall border on deriding and humiliate?

I think that should not be allowed and nipped in the bud. There could be a rank beginner who would post his/her first pics that he/she thinks are his/her's best effort. Now that may not be so for the seasoned here.

To deride & humiliate that person on a forum is not done and would be totally demoralising, discouraging and may cause dejection as well.

We are members here to share, learn and improve our knowledge and skills, whether be it the automotive or any other topic/field and not to score brownie points or show superiority over anybody.

My 2 cents..

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Criticism is the first step for improvement and amendment for any. C&C should remain and be an integral part as well.

I did not understand Sharath, when you said it might get ugly. In what way? You mean the criticism shall border on deriding and humiliate?

I think that should not be allowed and nipped in the bud. There could be a rank beginner who would post his/her first pics that he/she thinks are his/her's best eefort. Now that may not be so for the seasoned here.

To deride & humiliate that person on a forum is not done and would be totally demoralising, discouraging and may cause dejection as well.

We are members here to share, learn and improve our knowledge and skills, whether be it the automotive or any other topic/field and not to score brownie points or show superiority over anybody.

My 2 cents..
As far as my experience goes from the other photography forums, most people don't handle criticism that well. I am glad the members here are much more mature and accepting and are ready to learn. More often than not, when a person is criticized about his/her work, they tend to take it personally. It's the work that is being criticized not the person. Hence, it should be ok if all of us understand this simple thing and try to improve our photography.
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