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| Posted 01-08-2011 at 21:46  |
As someone else who has an ever-increasing load of images I really must get round to posting, I share TheCaptain's mixture of views on this.
I can certainly see that a daily limit would probably have an unintended & undesired effect for those who have to batch-upload because of their working etc arrangements. Perhaps a daily limit per location, rather than an absolute daily limit?
I suspect this would be difficult to do in an automated way, but at least it being built in to the guidance would make it easier for an Admin to contact anyone loading far too many and asking them which 4 they want to remain....
I am not sure Martin if I would have summarised my own use of the Portal in the way you described, namely: "I think the usual way to use the MP is to search for a site and have a look at the information and photos."
That may be the way I act if going in for information on somewhere I am expecting to visit etc, but my routine visits to the Portal are to see what has been posted since my last visit. I therefore tend to scroll through the 'new pictures' pages until I get to where I had got to at my previous visit - it can be irritating to scroll through several pages of the same site/subscriber - often initial impressions can be of the same image!
I ought to be concentrating on the outstanding images I have, rather than writing this...
from Newton Abbot, Devon
| Posted 02-08-2011 at 00:49  |
I've just picked up on this discussion, and as someone rightly pointed out, the reason I've been near the top of the Meg P contributors' list was because I've been doing it for a long time, and have visited many sites around the UK since 2001. However, the monthly figures give a better feedback (I'm often quite low down!) but, having just checked, I was surprised to see how many I'd posted lately, and this will be down to having my summer hols and visiting various sites.
I couldn't care less about where I stand in the ratings.
When I spent time with him and Caroline, Sem used to say it wasn't necessary for us to post multiple images of sites, and I can see his point, but often you get a different shape to the stones depending on which way you look at them.
Another thing is that the landscape or horizon can change considerably. (I'm one of those who are quite fascinated by what's on the horizon making alignments at various times of the year... and so's Sem, now I come to think of it!)
With Scorhill, I apologise for posting similar ones up this week, but it was a case of the dramatic sky effects and light being so much better than on previous visits.
(The previous visit being Autumn Equinox, when someone might have liked to see where the sun set, or the effects of shadows in the circle.)
Those are just two or three reasons for 'duplication'.
Also, I think of those folk who may never get to a particular site and would like to have a really good look around (hence the circular 'tour' of Meini Hirion recently!) It's only in the last 10 or 11 years I've been able to afford a car.
Having several photos could also help visitors to Meg P website pages to sort the most appealing ones if they have trouble making up their minds which to visit in any given time.
I know these site pages on Meg P were invaluable to me in the early 2000s.
[ This message was edited by: AngieLake on 2011-08-02 00:50 ]
| Posted 08-08-2011 at 23:29  |
I agree with your point as well. It's a balance isn't it?
Far better pics of 'liths than.....
Here's one of me in a silly hat
Here's another of me in a silly hat
Here's one of me drunk in a silly hat
Here's one of my bum.... can you see the silly hat?
Here's one of lots of bums, I'm the one wearing a silly hat
Isn't he funny that guy in the silly hat showing his bum?
I always assumed that on-line photo pages would improve photo quality, instead it's like having the neighbours subjecting you to their holiday pics 24/7 - luckily MP still has integrity.
from Brecon Beacons
| Posted 08-08-2011 at 23:45  |
from Surrey, UK
| Posted 09-08-2011 at 00:36  |
I think that is partly caused by people just dumping their 'raw' camera images online (raw as in straight from the camera rather than RAW...)
Almost but not quite rant continues here
[ This message was edited by: Andy B on 2011-08-09 00:41 ]
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