Old 02-26-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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People either love or hate this website. I got to tell you, I only came here and entered photos after hearing a years worth of complaints. It was an ego thing...

Did I have what it takes to have my photos on RailPictures.Net. Well, I did have some photos worthy of posting...

So, I started this thread on the Trains magazine forum, follow the link:

http://www.trains.com/community/foru...TOPIC_ID=31179

Very interesting comments!

Guys, thanks for a railroad "stock shot" archive. I probably have everything wrong, maybe the owners should reply to the Trains forum?

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Old 02-26-2005, 06:59 PM   #2
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Jim,

Thanks for posting that message. It is refreshing to see something other than the standard "whiner" post which is, by far, the normal type of stuff we see when people talk about RP.net on the other sites.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Bottom line: the people who whine about RP.net are those who are unable to take criticism of any sort. It's an ego thing, and it's quite sad sometimes to see grown men act like children when one of their photos gets rejected...
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:34 PM   #4
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Bottom line: the people who whine about RP.net are those who are unable to take criticism of any sort. It's an ego thing, and it's quite sad sometimes to see grown men act like children when one of their photos gets rejected...
Exactly. An inability to take criticism won't help a thing. I was actually midly surprised to find only a few negative comments in that thread, considering the comment Chris made about the large number of "whiner" posts.
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Old 02-27-2005, 02:10 AM   #5
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Sparky, good post. I just read all the responses.

The criticism is the best part, in my opinion. It has helped me greatly. While I do not agree with every rejection, rejections give a path to learn to take better pictures. I certainly do not take them personally, and neither should anyone else. Sometimes I wonder, what are these guys thinking when I get a rejection? But, it's their site, they have the say in what goes on it, and if they don't like it, too bad.

Anyway, I am probably not saying anything here that hasn't been said before.

I have to agree, I like the site a lot, otherwise I would not post pictures to it.

I was surprised to see only a few people complaining. I think those with strong tendencies to bitch about it are not open to trying again or learning from the rejections. It's called sour grapes. And nothing is perfect in this world, that includes the screening process on this site. Deal with it. Have fun. Take more pictures.

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Old 02-27-2005, 03:41 AM   #6
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I take issue with the assertion that we are kids! Hell, Lord Vader has to be at least 50!

Seriously, though, thank you for the very nice post over there, and I hope that as time goes on, some of the people who believe that we are just "out to get them" will realize that's not true, take a little bit of advice, and enjoy this website for what many other people already do!

(For the record, if anyone is curious, I am 24)
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:10 AM   #7
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24..Heck...you are a Kid. I am going on 34.....oh geez....I AM the oldest member of the crew....now I am depressed
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:31 AM   #8
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[quote=Chris Kilroy]I take issue with the assertion that we are kids! Hell, Lord Vader has to be at least 50! QUOTE]

50? Sheesh! Add some zeros homie!

On a serious note, I could wallpaper my house with rejection letters from the magazines. Here, you have a much better chance of exposure. Submit your BEST work and you'll get in.

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