Resist the urge

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Resist the urge to:
    1. Apologize for your picture. You're taking the effort to become a photographer.
    2. Apologize for your opinion. You're taking the effort to respond.
    3. Add text that explains how difficult the shot was to take, how bad the conditions were or how brave you were. It doesn't matter except to your mommy. It's the picture that counts.
    4. Tell the viewers how everyone else in the world loves this shot, it's your favorite shot and your dying aunt requested it be tattooed on her back - It doesn't matter. It's the picture that counts.
    5. Say that you don't know anything. Either your comment will make sense or be so off the wall that everyone will know that you don't know anything without you warning us and spoiling the fun.
    6. Say that you're new at this. - see previous
    7. Act smart by answering a very basic question. One role of the Forum is to educate new people and part of that role is teaching them to look for answers rather than being spoon fed every time they cry. If they should know this info, then tell them what its called, where and how to find the knowledge. The effort to find it will be worth it to them.
    8. Make ad hominem attacks on other responders. Just be cool and maybe they'll go away.
    9. Add yet another attaboy to a post. If you don't have anything substantive to say, don't.
    10. Tell the poster that their dog is cute, their baby is cute, their wife is cute. This is a photo site and cute subjects are not the issue here. If you think they're so damn cute send the OP a PM - or better yet, adopt them.
    11. Press submit before you do at least a cursory check for spelling and grammar. Advanced or young age or lack of education doesn't excuse being seen as careless too often. Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson didn't have spell checkers. (Typos I understand.)
    12. Respond to this post and tell me off before reading the first 20 posts in any 3 Forums. Then you can tell me where I'm wrong.
    :lol:
     
  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    I did forget to say that everything I post, everything, is my opinion.
    If I ever discover there really is a Supreme Being and I begin channeling her, I'll mention it.
     
  3. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    and there I was thinking this was the friendly photo forum

    does it matter if I type this wearing a black t-shirt or does it have to be a blue t-shirt?
     
  4. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Am I inferring that you took offense at my list?
    Which one(s) bothered you because I'll be certain to change my opinion.

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  5. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    I'm thinking more of a long sleeved shirt, maroon perhaps.
     
  6. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

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    Well said Sir Traveler...

    I'm at work... is yhat OK? :)
     
  7. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am guilty of several

    I do not feel too evil though ;)


    And I could add some further bad habits, but it is up to you to find out :p
     
  8. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Yes, but stand in place, quietly, while posting.
     
  9. BoblyBill

    BoblyBill TPF Noob!

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    I'm sorry for this but... I just didn't know... I'm rather new... It was rough at work today. I had to log in, sit down in the unconfortable chair of all unconfortable chears, work, and look at this forum. Then I read this thread and was taken back at how true you where... you true person man (hey it's the best I could come up with).

    by the way I think that you dog it cute :)
    and...
    I think that you are wrong...

    I had to say it... :p

    How'd I do?
     
  10. Peanuts

    Peanuts TPF Noob!

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    Guilty! Guilty! ;)

    No really - I think this post made my day. :)

    (Also guilty of adding a smiley after every sentence... except this one)
     
  11. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    You've gotta learn to chill, Traveller. Don't sweat the small stuff. And people not following your 'rules' when they post is small stuff. Just roll your eyes at the behaviour*/posts you don't like, and move on.


    (*I'm Canadian, so I'm allowed to spell it with a 'u'.)

    (And yes, I'm aware I don't follow several of your rules. So sue me. And don't hurt yourself when you get down off that high horse. ;) )
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ... to leave communication at the door and make this a 1950s classroom situation.

    ... stay with a forum that has developed into what it is and try to turn it into one that you would like when it isn't how you like it - the choice of forums in the internet is endless.
     

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