Old 04-04-2020, 08:47 PM   #76
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This is one of my pet peeves with the site. Those who don't add captions seem to have the feeling that a good photo stands on its own, but a little context greatly improves the value of that photo.

Many of the photos without captions leave me with more questions than answers, so I tend to skip past them. I put a lot of time into researching and writing many of my captions, and I appreciate the contributors who do the same.

I would not be against the addition of a "caption missing" rejection.
-Agreed.
-Me too.
-Agreed.

Without some context (beyond what's provided in the required fields) a photo is meaningless. Is it that difficult to write a sentence or two? If it's so unimportant that you can't fathom a sentence or two, why the hell did you even bother to take the photograph in the first place? (Let alone edit it and post it.)

A photo with no caption rarely sees the light of day on my computer (beyond the thumbnail); I tend to skip right past them.

Your efforts show, Doug, and are appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:04 AM   #77
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But I am surprised at how often the dates are missing, particularly on digital shots taken the month that they were posted! Really? You cannot remember when you took that photo in the last 20 days? Or check the photo's timestamp? (I suspect that some are leaving the day off deliberately, although the possible the reason for that eludes me.)
This is a pet peeve of mine too.... When someone posts a shot with 'January 2020' as the date for example it drives me nuts.
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Old 04-05-2020, 02:23 AM   #78
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This is a pet peeve of mine too.... When someone posts a shot with 'January 2020' as the date for example it drives me nuts.
OK, but if a slide photographer was not highly organized, all they have is the date the roll was processed.

My pet peeves? Small photos. Excessive watermarks. Train's direction of travel not given.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:35 PM   #79
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My pet peeve is photographers who post 25+ images of the same special train or event.....and use the same, lame caption for every last one. Then, 6 months later, they'll post a few more....and dredge up the same damn caption.
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My pet peeve is photographers who post 25+ images of the same special train or event.....and use the same, lame caption for every last one. Then, 6 months later, they'll post a few more....and dredge up the same damn caption.
Sounds like a non-rail guy I follow on Flickr. Endless supply of the same sunset. And he always gets over 50 faves. But he does post an outstanding shot occasionally.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:45 PM   #81
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Thanks, Loyd. I adjusted per your advice, and it's in:

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Really odd that he posted the newer, tighter composition when he already has this version. Did he forget?
Or figured it was different enough to fly?

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