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Old 07-12-2016, 04:48 PM   #8
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Hi Rene,

The key thing that we must remember is that is a private site....essentially a small business. As such, the owners pretty much have the right to determine the content. I think they try to conform to their stated rules and that they try to be fair, but they don't have to be. They can pick and choose if they want.....just as you could pick and choose if you set up a website and were paying the bills to support it.

The issues associated with RP Screening have been debated to death over the years. A lot of grandiose schemes have been proposed, but in the end, it's all probably wasted keystrokes. None of us owns or has a stake in the site. All of our collective ideas and proposals are nothing more than mental masturbation.

As others have said over and over, we have to accept RP for what it is and what it is not. RP should never be the only outlet for people to post photos. People should always have an alternate site (or two) where they get to control their own content, and post whatever they like. Most of us have our own Flickr Pages (which are free), and some, like John West, have sites that they pay for, which in some cases, actually allow them to sell prints etc. with out the hassle of having to be personally involved.

Keep on submitting here, but please do find other outlets for your work as well. I took a look at your links and you obviously have some nice pictures to show.

My RP stuff is here.

Link to my Flickr Albums. Albums from Steam Railroads all over the US.
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