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  1. InFlight

    InFlight No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why are we nominatinating others work every month instead of our own for the competition?

    If I am proud of what I have done and would like to win I am sure there are others who would feel the same and have more turn out for all the competitions and have more people voting.

    I found the competition un enthusiastic.


     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You'd be looking at the wrong monthly competition, this is the one you want
    The Photo Challenge

    In that you are submitting your own work each month to be voted on to see if you can win!
     
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  3. InFlight

    InFlight No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think I was looking at the right ones. But you directed me to another.
     
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    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    This is just my opinion, but if our submissions don't inspire others enough to cause them to nominate it, chances are it isn't as good as our biased thoughts tell us.
     
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    D7K This is the right time.. Supporting Member

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    I’d agree Dean, we can often become attached to our own work and not see it the way others do. If everyone could submit their own I’m sure they would which would be crazy for voting...


    Sent from my mobile device because I’m either outside or too lazy to get my MacBook..
     
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  6. InFlight

    InFlight No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My thoughts on that is:
    My biased thoughts are my photo is better than yours but your friend nominated yours and no one nominated mine for whatever reason and if mine was in nomination to be voted on, the best photo could be picked.
    Or Bob's photo could be picked and no one nominated it.
    This is a pretty big forum and the counts of inputs for the best should be 30..40..
    Instead it's a couple.
    If I put one in and only recieved one vote, I would take a look why and learn from it in reflection why and where I am at in skills.
    Your skills should be determined by your work and not just one biased nomination.
    I am not going to look at every post of the month to decide who's photo I want to nominate.
     
  7. InFlight

    InFlight No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Perfect. If you put yours in and get one vote, you soon look at it, get unattached and decide to further your learning.
    If you are scorned, you learn nothing. If you do not have one nominated, you learn nothing.
    I have put photos in and placed #2 and recieved hardly any responces in the OP during that month.
     
  8. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    I agree the low participation by this forum in voting is troubling. It shows people are not interested in showing an appreciation for the work of others, but perhaps only here to promote themselves.
     
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  9. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    I think I have only ever had one photo nominated for the contest. This fact tells me I do need more help with my skills and I aspire to better myself. A nomination for the contest itself is a win if it is not so common.
     
  10. InFlight

    InFlight No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So biased I am, I may never ever nominate people who do not agree with me regardless of their skills, because I can.
    Now if that person puts up a photo that I cannot deny, the majority will decide.
     
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    That is reason I put this post up. So those who are only interested in theirs can take a serious look at others.
     
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    Unfortunately, I am sure this forum does have members who are so shallow they'd let petty differences sway their actions. Let's hope they are the minority and the members that actually care about giving praise and honest input prevail!
     

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