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Raaj
 Raaj
(@rshinde)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 940
July 22, 2020 9:05 am  
Posted by: @rstesch

@rshinde

Well Raaj, I guess this forum is not fo me.  I will remove myself.  

Since it is not obvious how to remove myself, please remove my account.

Hi Randy,

I am sorry that this forum does not meet your needs.  I think the community is the poorer for your departure but obviously there is no point to forcing people to participate.

I'll disable your account.  If you change your mind, know that we'd all be delighted to have you participate.

Cheers!


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Donna Macauley
(@dmacauley)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 63
July 22, 2020 11:31 am  
Posted by: @rshinde
Posted by: @dmacauley

Hi Raaj,

I agree with Kevin about the email notifications. I didn't know it was an option. Now that I do, I will update my preferences so that I do know when there's a new post.

In all honesty, with all that's happening in the world right now, I have been remiss on photographing anything. So there's that, too. I have nothing new to contribute at the time, but hope to get back into my photography practice so that I can participate more. 

@dmacauley

Hi Donna,

I am glad that the notifications will be useful to you.  I look forward to seeing more of your work and your thoughts.

Yes, a lot is going on in the world.  But honestly, when has the world not had a lot going on?  🙂  And btw, the issues of lack on engagement here predate the pandemic....

As another member said to me in a private email, it is a lot more work to post images than to write up a short piece of feedback on someone else's posts.

I'm not picking on you - we all have our excuses.  At the end of the day, time goes by fast and activity deferred into the future may never happen.  I personally have too many hobbies and I've become acutely conscious of the fact that tomorrow is not a given.  That is there is something I want to do, I need to get to it. The community recently lost a valuable member to a fast moving, aggressive cancer.  Makes one realize that every day is a gift...

Cheers!

@rshinde

I don't take it as you picking on me at all. I completely agree with you. It's very easy to keep putting things off. Life is most definitely short. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of one of the forum members. 


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Donna Macauley
(@dmacauley)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 63
July 22, 2020 11:37 am  

@rshinde

p.s.

The email reminder is a big help. I'll be honest, I was unaware of activity on here and I don't visit the site regularly so it was very easy for it to be forgotten. With the reminders, I will try to be more active. 


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John Motzi
(@jmotzi)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 430
July 22, 2020 12:56 pm  

@rstesch

What????????????


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Stephanie Albrecht
(@salbrecht)
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 14
July 22, 2020 2:42 pm  

I am very much in the same boat as @jweiden  I respect and admire this group but do not participate often.  I apologize if this lack of participation has come across as not caring or that I do not appreciate it, because that was never my intent and simply untrue.  My full-time job keeps me behind a computer screen (actually, multiple computer screens) all day long.  And many days, after sitting at a computer for 8+ hours, the last thing I want to do it continue to sit behind the computer for my "me" time.  This has been true for me since I joined the group but I have noticed my "need" to get away from the computer at the end of the day more recently since I've been forced to stay inside so often.   I mentally need a break from the computer so I have been choosing to do other activities such as going for hikes, reading a book, experimenting with a new recipe, etc.  Anything that is not technology based.  After all, for me, this is supposed to be a hobby and something I do in my spare time, and I have never wanted it to feel like a "job" or one more task on my list.  I know @rshinde will take all of these as excuses ( 🙂)and that is also not my intent, but this is how I feel and how I choose to "decompress" lately to keep my sanity in order to get up and get right back to the computer screen the next day

Being so new to all of this, I do have a lot of learning to do and the only way I will learn is to practice (I know this means even more computer time) and participate in groups like this - and I know this includes posting images to receive feedback, but also providing feedback to others.  The only thing I can promise and commit to is making more of an effort to engage in conversations posted in the forum, even if it is something as simple as a compliment. 
 
Thank you Raaj and Lloyd for keeping the forum going and I can only imagine the time taken to get it where it is.  
This post was modified 7 months ago by Stephanie Albrecht

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Joe Tori
(@jtori)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 88
July 22, 2020 6:37 pm  

@rshinde

I understand and empathize with your frustration.  I also appreciate the time, effort and investment you have made in bringing this forum to life.  

For me, a couple of factors are at play:

  • First, I'm not doing a lot with photography at the moment, though my engagement in the hobby cycles around (as it has for decades).  So, I expect I will be inspired to shoot more again in the not-too-distant future.  In the meantime, I am happy to view and provide feedback on the efforts of those more engaged than I have been in the recent past.  
  • Which takes me to point two:  I'm guilty of not participating because, in part, if the site is out of sight, it's out of mind.  I learned from this thread that it is possible to enable email notifications, which I will do.  And, with the benefit of prompts, I'll be more active and responsive.

Best to all,

Joe.


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Raaj
 Raaj
(@rshinde)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 940
July 22, 2020 9:11 pm  
Posted by: @dmacauley

@rshinde

p.s.

The email reminder is a big help. I'll be honest, I was unaware of activity on here and I don't visit the site regularly so it was very easy for it to be forgotten. With the reminders, I will try to be more active. 

Donna,

I’m glad you want to participate and definitely looking forward to seeing more of your work.  

We all see the world differently.  Case in point, this outing last Saturday, Janet, Beckie, Lucia, Geoff & I shots the same set of trains.   I don’t think there is a singe image that is reasonably the same amongst all of us!  Therein lies the value of critique too - opens our eyes to what others see and find pleasing (or jarring) in our images.   Plus there is the benefit of learning new approaches to post-processing.   Another case in point, I think many here have been helped by feedback on post, especially B&W work.  I certainly have.

Glad to see you active, Donna!  Thank you for your participation.

Thank you to all of you who participate.  Much appreciated, and not just by me, because I get private emails from members expressing the value of that participation.

Cheers1


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Raaj
 Raaj
(@rshinde)
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 940
July 22, 2020 9:13 pm  

@jtori

Glad to see you here, my friend!

Your thoughtful, considered and deliberate feedback is always appreciated, Joe.

Looking forward to seeing more of your thoughts & images.

Cheers!


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