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Controversial Suggestion

27 February 2007 - 08:15 PM

OK, I know that what i'm about to suggest is probably a bit controversial..
What would you think of adding some restrictions to contests, as in requiring a minimum number of comments?
Though maybe a bit annoying for most people, it could help in getting feedback on our pictures, and assuring some contribution to the site from new members who want to enter in a contest.

some examples:
* photozo - minimum number of comments required in the previous month, to assure the member is active contributor
* minimum number of comments required within the current month or within the current contest gallery
* ratio required: for every picture uploaded, you have to add ... comments (no big fan of this one!)
* i've even been to a site where image posters HAVE to add a description/comment of minimum 20 words, and people who comment HAVE to write at least x words..

If we were to introduce such a restriction, I'd recommend to keep it low so it isn't too annoying..
Personally I have liked this site because it didn't have these restrictions, but now I'm starting to wonder if it could be beneficial to all of us..
What do you think?

Google Ads

27 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

Does anyone else have google ads on their site? (I know you do, Mark!)
I've put some on my blog and am wondering what a typical click-through rate is.. so my question is: how many visitors per click on average? is this worthwile, what kind of returns do you have for your number of visitors?

for those who don't have a website, or haven't put google ads on them:
* do you find them annoying (have a look at www.lumendipity.com/blog)
* do you ever look at them, or even click on them?

Thanks for the feedback

Smoke Pictures

08 February 2007 - 05:43 PM

I've recently done some experimenting with taking pictures of smoke. You can see some of the pictures in my gallery, and I've put some more information on how I made them on my blog:



28 January 2007 - 04:18 PM

Hi Mark
It seems I've miscategorised a feedback post, so you may not have seen it yet: http://www.photograp...?showtopic=2413

Kind regards

Photography Blog - New Layout Feedback

24 January 2007 - 06:21 PM

Hi Mark
Some feedback on the recent changes to the site..
  • I notice that the default sorting is different from before.. I guess it used to be sorted by 'latest activity (upload or comment) desc, and I preferred that over the new sorting.
  • Also, I believe that previously, there was a link to a user's gallery from a comment they made, is there a way to get that back, or if I was imagining it to create it? Now there is only a link to the profile of the user, and even the profile doesn't have a link to their gallery.
  • Would it be possible to have some quick links to the current monthly and weekly competition entries? At the moment it takes several clicks (one more since the redesign I think :'2007'). Maybe next to thumbnail of the previous competition's winning picture?

Maybe other people can give their 2 cents worth as well.. do you have any feedback?