The one word I would ban

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by The_Traveler, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental We're supposed to post photos?

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    Ah, the miracle that is the Mac with it's 'alt' key.


     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Wow, I am so impressed, Hertz.
    But where is the ß ??? Hm? Hm?
    (I don't know the ASCII-code for that, mind you ... I just HAVE it here).
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As for me, if someone calls my images "cool" .. I can live with that even though he or she did not tell my WHY he thinks it is cool ... but if he or she just says "That sucks!" ... then I would insist on an explanation or ignore him from then on ... even if he might be right, but if he doesn't bother to explain why ... :p
     
  4. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

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    Ms. LaFoto, its the second character he typed! :greenpbl:
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    £ it worked
     
  6. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    COOL!





    (I appreciate the info' but I already knew that...I'm just far too lazy, so much easier to blame the keyboard!
    Thanks anyway.)
     
  7. Iamme

    Iamme TPF Noob!

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    Quite seriously if the only thing you have to worry about in your life is the word "cool" on a forum you have a great life.

    I could go on about the starving children in Africa but I won't waste everybodies time, but what I will say is maybe there are other forums where only people who you will class as "qualified" can give you the opinion you're after (I know they're out there).

    Alot of the opinions on here not only come from a technical perpective but from a personal perspective, and that is why they choose to use the word "cool", being that "cool" is a word they use in their everyday vocab, and it is usually used in a complimentary way, so frankly, I don't know what your problem is.

    Just because you say "cool" is "not cool", doesn't mean it's true.

    One word I can now add to my TPF vocab is jackass.
     
  8. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Let's remember to keep things civil, please.
     
  9. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I doubt this is his only problems as we all have other problems. But those lie outside this forum and will never be discussed here.

    But if someone wants to discuss the way people comment on his images and what he does not like about it, then the forum is the right and only place to do so. Nobody's time is wasted, as this discussion takes place in one thread only, and who thinks it is a waste of time can simply ignore it.

    There are subtle differences in the way we feel about certain phrases and terms ... language and how it is received is a complicated thing: it very much depends on the personal background (not as in worse or better background, but in different background). And for some "cool" sounds disrespectful, for others not. Just as for Brits "p i s s e d" means "drunk" and for Yanks it means "angry".

    Furthermore, main critizism was more in undiffrentiated comments, than in the particular word "cool". I think if you say "The image is cool, especially the way you used the shallow DOF to emphasize the main subject.", then that would very well be appreciated by the_traveler.

    I think some people take this thread way too personal...

    :hug:: to all of you! :wink:
     
  10. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    I never cease to be amazed by people's reaction to an honest expression of likes and dislikes.

    The use of the word 'cool' doesn't give me sleepless nights nor did I equate the use of word 'cool' as equal to multiple puppies being tortured.

    Those who want to take me to task for an opinion are taking offense where none is offered.
     
  11. Aquarium Dreams

    Aquarium Dreams TPF Noob!

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    When someone says your work is "cool" maybe it's not so much that it's the "highest cognition that person has available." Perhaps it says less about the commenter's intelligence and more about your work. Maybe an encouraging monosyllable is the greatest response your work elicits.

    And the fact that you "think enough of it to put it out there for people's opinions," doesn't mean that people will think enough of it to exert any energy toward a constructive response.

    Just because you post your work, doesn't mean the people commenting on it owe you anything.

    Which isn't to say that your work isn't cool. Though by now, you must know how cool it is. Just don't let it go to your head.
     
  12. Aquarium Dreams

    Aquarium Dreams TPF Noob!

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    I vote for replacing the word "cool" with the word "jackass."

    as in,

    "It's a little dark on my monitor, but the colors are jackass."

    and,

    "Jackass shot!"
     

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