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mortimer

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Posted: 2006-01-16 12:08:00   

Hi Globies



Lately there were some members posting quite personal pics. What is you oppinion on how we should handle those.



Generally speaking I don't like it if the member or his friends and familiy is shown on the pics. Sometimes it's possibly just somebody quite small (in the pic) so I don't bother, but when the face is sticking out prominetly I mind.



What is the best way to handle those situations?



It's newbies who haven't understood GLOBOsapiens, that do those "mistakes", perhaps they could be brought to the light and some of them could possibly become great members.



Let's have a discussion about this matter



Have a great day

Martin

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Posted: 2006-01-16 16:04:00   

hiya martin



i agree with u. if the pic is posted for ratings, then no rating or a low rating ought to be awarded. strictly one or two personal pics of the person and the scenery can be tolerated in the album slideshows [i have done for some of mind].



i have seen your recent comments on the guy's thai pics! (';) and i agree with u once again!



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Posted: 2006-01-16 16:58:00   

Personally I draw a distinction between photos in which the member's appearance detracts from the scenery and others. For instance, if one of the attributes of a place is that it's busy, I don't mind the member being one of those who makes it look that way.

On the other hand, I give 1* or 2* if the member is really the subject.

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Posted: 2006-01-16 18:42:00   

I hope my slide-show "A Wine Route" has an acceptable balance of panorama and people in it. Some places in the world like that or Vegas just need people in the photos too. Occasional personal snaps should be tolerated.



If we are discussing the "le coque" guy who yesterday beamed himself into GLOBO by showing himself in 6 of his 6 uploaded pictures then got upset with ratings and comments didnt work and diverted to bad language trying to protect his status, the problem is clear. Some members suggest NOT rating such pictures but it is exactly the opposite which helps. Members please rate these * or ** or whatever so that they achieve their position. If nobody except the members mother rates the picture ***** it stays like that! That is NOT what we wish. Please rate accordingly! That way both we and new members learn what our gallery is really about without anyone getting upset, 20 rating members cannt be wrong?



I suggest a standard note that any member may use when first discovering such a case. Everyone can copy and paste this if they wish, it is an example:

"This picture is very personal and not really suitable in our competitive travel photographers' gallery. It might achieve only very low ratings. Best upload such pictures as a profile picture or to your 'travellog' for better description and results!"



Personal pics are OK at GLOBO, just should be cleaverly uploaded:

1) 2% in the gallery

2) as profile picture changable anytime/often

3) travelog (unlimited!)



I like the travellog option and will be uploading some personal pictures there. Inspired, for an excellent example of a good travellog see:

www.globosapiens.net/travellog/vbx000

There are quite a few other good examples, help us here to show them, use them and appreciate them....



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Posted: 2006-01-17 16:42:00   

Hi Globies!

I think that members that put themselves in the background of a picture, where you cannot see them realy well, for example posing in front of a monument to get a human scale is ok.

But for members ie chrisbat11 that poses in the foreground is not ok, and members like that should be asked to remove the picture of globosapiens.

Or ask Globo to remove it if their is too many complains.

I enjoy looking at other members pictures because they are usually a good quality and show nice sceneries, or of the local population. It 's gives an idea of what a county might look like, and I might not have a chance to visit. The member named above could have taken a nice picture of the snake statue but with his face, he spoiled everthing. Between you and me I don t want to see him every where, I don t care what he looks like, the only thing I am intresting is what the picture says: thailand, not Him!!

The comments of Martin (Mortimer) as well as the ones of Rudi (Ragutan), made me laught, it was a good one!

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Posted: 2006-01-17 17:16:00   

Thank you for sharing your ideas



I think that copying the text that rudi proposed as a comment is not a bad idea. But you will stick your head out and might get low votes or threats from the concerning member.



I think it's best to alarm Staff about the pics.



Or should we have moderators of the gallery that help Andy sort things out?



I'm not only talking about those pics from chrisbat but more generally.



some examples of members in pics that are at the moment online:

http://www.globosapiens.net/karden/picture---29633.html

Eventhough shes only pretty small in the pic, I don't like it very much because she's posing.

http://www.globosapiens.net/karden/picture-center2-29630.html

is more of a portrait than a travel shot.

http://www.globosapiens.net/hially/picture-catholic-relics-on-boracay-8111.html

what's this pic about? ally?

http://www.globosapiens.net/wegvonhier/picture-madurai-ii-24373.html

family album pic

http://www.globosapiens.net/bellamarie13/picture-me-o-24726.html

member portrait pic

just to show a few



what do you think of those?



oh and there's one notorious self poster:

http://www.globosapiens.net/rangutan/picture-hiking-at-golden-gate-national-park-11885.html

I had to show rudi too :-) hehehehe



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Posted: 2006-01-17 18:22:00   

Joking apart, the Rudi picture is a good example of the sort of thing I don't mind at all. The picture needs a foreground and he supplies it. I think that the fact that he appears in it has probably caused it to be under-rated by a rigid adherence to the 'no personal photos' idea.

As for Karden's photos, even though I agree she is posing, I think her appearance in the photo enhances it rather than the opposite. I gave it a good grade. About her other one, I couldn't agree more. I didn't give it a high grade!

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Posted: 2006-01-17 20:35:00   

Another Idea



How about one more rating possibility?



It could be implemented in the pop up window and be either just above the one star and be something like (not approved) and this will send a notice to staff that the voter didn't approve of the pic.

Or perhaps next to the voting drop down menu a button that says report this pics to staff...



Just some ideas, any more?



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Posted: 2006-01-18 02:27:00   



I know when I first started here I had several photos rejected because I was in them, and it was frustrating, because the vast majority of my pics have me in them, and I felt that there would never be a need to become a Premium member for that reason. I guess I was wrong...



My rule of thumb now is to upload personal photos into my travellog or as the cover picture for my slideshows, and not into the gallery. That way people can see something different when they visit my section.

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Posted: 2006-01-18 08:46:00   

James, yours is another good example of how effective pictures can be in one's "travellog":

www.globosapiens.net/travellog/bootlegga.html?de=&page=6.html

see also the comprehensive

www.globosapiens.net/travellog/travelalain

and also

www.globosapiens.net/travellog/whereisliz

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