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‘’ 2013-04-23 04:14:35 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.


When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:46:36 AM  

Geordles: you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.


Cuz there's nothing more she loves doing than that sort of stuff!

I say just go with voting.

UNLESS you are blatantly ripping off some one else.

Then you have to think about if your reply to them without voting was even seen.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 07:14:47 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.


I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 07:46:55 AM  

Geordles: Photobucket Phollow-up:
I decided to make a BBB complaint last night. In the process I had to go to the Photobucket website to get some details, during which I get a pop-up asking me to do a survey.
I complete the survey using the lowest rating for every question ("Very dissatisfied with the service", "Extremely unlikely to recommend to a friend", etc.).
One of the questions is "Why did you visit Photobucket today?"
My reply was "To gather information for a Better Business Bureau complaint"
I just got two emails stating that my recurring payments have been turned off,my credit card has been refunded and my Photobucket account has been reverted to a free account.


/Taking notes

Thanx for the update
 
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‘’ 2013-04-23 08:31:26 AM  
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:27:51 AM  

ederosia: It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


spoken like a true gentleman.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:25:42 AM  
My TotalFARK subscription has run out. Thanks  Eyeoftheaxis. I shall now return to trolling the politics board.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 12:02:56 PM  

Geordles: How I wish a TotalFark account included image hosting...


I seem to recall Fark hosting images when aarkieboy and Peteykins roamed the earth, but unfortunately the volume became to great for even Fark to sustain and the service went extinct. That's how I remember it anyway...I could be wrong.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 12:12:18 PM  

ederosia: I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


I usually enable voting and offer to disable.

/"I don't get no respect." - R. Dangerfield
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:06:11 PM  
Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?
 
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‘’ 2013-04-23 01:40:20 PM  

Geordles: Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?


I've been using ImageShack.  They used to have a limit of 500 images, so I was routinely trashing my losing and "so-so" PS entries.  But, sometime recently, they changed it to 5GB storage.  So saving an 850-pixel RGB JPEG using a compression of 3 usually lands me well below 100kb per image.  It seems pretty solid for me, no complaints.

/ Now my PhotoSchlocks will be around for years, perhaps decades, instead of months! BWAHAAHAAHAAA!!!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:18:17 PM  

#2: I've been using ImageShack.


According to their upgrade page, a free account doesn't support animated gifs (and you know how much I love animating). With a Premium Basic package, your images won't be available 7.2 hours/month. Their Premium Pro package seems ok but is retardedly expensive compared to their competitors.

I appreciate the input though. I'm having fun researching...
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:33:03 PM  

Geordles: Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?


After three different free image hosts went belly up on me, I decided to buy my own domain. I figured, if I'm paying for TotalFark, I might as well cough up a couple more dollars a month for my own hosting. It's just as cheap as subscribing to most image sites and I have pretty close to unlimited storage. I have never regretted the decision.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:49:51 PM  
...oh yeah, also no problems with censorship and plenty of room for Cliche City.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 03:04:46 PM  

grampy: I decided to buy my own domain


I've been thinking about that. I've also been told I can use my dropbox storage but haven't tried yet.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 03:42:40 PM  

Geordles: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.


ederosia: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


Oh crap. I have seen so many others enable voting and promise to disable voting at the request of the other shopper.

Sorry.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:16:10 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Geordles: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.

ederosia: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.

Oh crap. I have seen so many others enable voting and promise to disable voting at the request of the other shopper.

Sorry.


I replied just now, but I think the intertubes lost my response. It couldn't have been user error.

I wasn't hating on your behavior, or anyone else's for that matter. I don't think enabling voting and then offering to disable is terrible. Others might disagree, but I have seen very little rude behavior in this category in the PS contests.

My comment about "the classiest move is to leave voting off" was a reflection of my belief that contributing to the community -- in particular, the PS community -- is more important than getting votes. I might be getting a little cynical, but when I see the masses ignore truly great entries (not mine) and instead vote up stupid movie references or terrible Lootie shops, it reminds me unimportant votes are. I have no problem with a witty Q&D, but there are some truly great shops that get largely ignored. (I could make a list of 30 examples in the last few weeks, and none of them were mine. You know who you are.) For my own entries, I'd rather have one "nice job" from someone I respect than 100 votes from the masses. I guess that's elitist, but since anyone could learn PS and joint the community, I don't feel guilty about being elitist about it.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:55:33 PM  
It's probably better to err on the side of caution and not enable voting on similar shops. There are some folks that get really bent out of shape if you do. It's not as if we need more controversy and outrage in these parts.

For the record, I only get mad when the other shooper beats my entry. (I'm mostly kidding here).  Generally, I only have a hissy fit if someone actually uses my entry and enables voting.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 05:01:18 PM  
ederosia:  bunch of text.

since the non voting entries don't get seen by all depending on settings and unless you are using 99.9% of someones elses entry -- i say go for it. IIRC you started off by saying you and "joe" had the same GIS source/image. that is going to happen. and again IMO if you got the image, did your photoshop then saw a similar one posted .... but hey IANAL, nor a Mod and YMMV :)

besides the offer to turn off voting a "great minds" acknowledgement usually helps.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 08:19:19 PM  
I just have fun doing p'shops. Let the votes take care of themselves I say.

/haven't been able to much lately, though :(
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:15:57 PM  
<proud papa>
After putting two kids through college and have never held decent jobs, I was elated to hear this evening that my third offspring who graduates in less than two weeks has just landed a full-time internship. It's with a Fortune 500 company where she will be pulling down a great salary doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.
</proud papa>

/lens flare
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:50:38 PM  

grampy: <proud papa>
After putting two kids through college and have never held decent jobs, I was elated to hear this evening that my third offspring who graduates in less than two weeks has just landed a full-time internship. It's with a Fortune 500 company where she will be pulling down a great salary doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.
</proud papa>

/lens flare


Hopefully sounds like me in 15-20 years with my brood. Congrats on bringing at least one up right. I'm hoping to get at least one of mine to that point.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:56:23 PM  
Gwinny: We need another O shuffle here. Thanks!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:58:17 PM  

grampy: /lens flare


Congrtz!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 10:12:17 PM  

George Babbitt: Hopefully sounds like me in 15-20 years with my brood. Congrats on bringing at least one up right. I'm hoping to get at least one of mine to that point.


Most of the kudos rests on her shoulders, she's always been the most motivated one of the bunch.  Did a little research on the company since my previous post, it's actually among the top 10 on the Fortune list.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:08:01 PM  
I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:27:45 PM  

grampy: doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.


good for her, this is the important part.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:29:11 PM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


Great news! Congratulations!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:42:21 PM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


that is good news.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 01:48:53 AM  
Gwinny: Another O shuffle needed.

/We're gonna have to start edumacating these newbs...
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 01:59:47 AM  

Curious: Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.

that is good news.


Thirded!

And congrats to you and yours, grampy!
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 07:14:16 AM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


Great news, welcome to the club!
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 08:25:26 AM  

Dumski: It is not hard to see that wickedfish has his mojo risin lately. Congrats on all your wins fish!
/bastard
//I keed, I keed!


Thank you!  I'm often puzzled by our voting public.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 08:33:08 AM  
bighairyguy:
Great news, welcome to the club!

Curious:
that is good news.

grampy:
Great news! Congratulations!

Thanks. It's like a billion ton weight lifted off my chest.

3 keys that worked for me finally were:

1.  Using an old family business on my resume resurrected to make it look like I was still working at least part time on my resume. If the HR people are going to throw out non working people just because..you really have to cheat to win.

2. Advice from Reddit users to always answer strongly agree or strongly disagree on the personality tests.

3. Getting a new suit.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 09:19:59 AM  
I will put in a quick plug for YAHF.com, (Yet Another File Hoster) for pics.  It is run by a Farker and not as slick as some of the big boys, but it's pay for what you use and 50G is $5. Flat fee, not monthly. And pretty much no questions asked for what you post. I have been using them for years and never had a problem.

As far as voting, if you don't enable it, it won't show up unless whoever is looking at it has set preferences to see everything.Including tennis matches. In the past it wouldn't show in the statistics either, but I'm not sure if anyone is doing that any more.  It got hard to keep up with the changes.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 09:35:15 AM  

oldernell: YAHF.com


Is that address right? I get a placeholder for an available domain when I visit that address.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 10:28:07 AM  

George Babbitt: oldernell: YAHF.com

Is that address right? I get a placeholder for an available domain when I visit that address.


There is a typo in the name
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 11:12:18 AM  
http://yafh.com/
proper site.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 11:18:08 AM  
Gwinny. Can you please disable voting on this entry please. I forgot to.
Merci beaucoup!
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 11:29:44 AM  
What Dumski said. I should know better than to eat and fark at the same time.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 11:59:01 AM  
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 12:07:03 PM  
Yeah..after uglyonef pointed out that there was a typo(while letting me infer what it was)I looked at the title of the site and figured it out.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 12:08:35 PM  

Ennuipoet: I saw a turtle.


Is Cindy the name of your dog? The turtle? A friend of yours?
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 12:52:05 PM  
Cindy is the turtle according the fellow walking her.  I've never met the man before, I just found him leisurely walking his turtle.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 01:53:54 PM  

Ennuipoet: Cindy is the turtle according the fellow walking her.  I've never met the man before, I just found him leisurely walking his turtle.


Must have been a slow walk. I don't think he sell his "daily walk with pet is good exercise" to his doctor.
Pretty funny though...."Cindy" Heheh.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 02:04:11 PM  

grampy: Gwinny: We need another O shuffle here. Thanks!


got it

grampy: Gwinny: Another O shuffle needed.


got that one too

Dumski: Gwinny. Can you please disable voting on this entry please. I forgot to.
Merci beaucoup!


done
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 02:13:14 PM  

Thrakkorzog: bighairyguy:

3 keys that worked for me finally were:

1.  Using an old family business on my resume resurrected to make it look like I was still working at least part time on my resume. If the HR people are going to throw out non working people just because..you really have to cheat to win.

2. Advice from Reddit users to always answer strongly agree or strongly disagree on the personality tests.

3. Getting a new suit.


Congrats from me as well! Anxiety reduction, I'm sure.

Your comments above remind me of this:
My son started a new "trend" in employment hiring last fall with his present employer. He was trying to get out of banking (manager) where they were using them like slaves.
He wanted to work for an airline (WestJet) in Canada. Very hard to get hired there. So he makes an introduction video complete with original song, camera work, editing etc (he's an amateur videographer/singer). No airline experience, but the bank gave him plenty of skills. Goes through interview process, which included some pretty weird group activities. Anyway, he gets the job, and his video becomes one of the standards for other future applicants. I don't know, things sure have changed for young perspective workers. One thing that is popular is writing your own reference letter and sending to a person who would endorse it. Makes sense, I guess.

I feel kind of sheepish with a few of you guys struggling to get work. I was unemployed exactly 2 weeks in Jan 1976. Other than Tech School I worked full time from 1978-2008. Paid a price though. Now unable to work because of impaired brain. I am grateful that I had a "union" job and worked for the government, as I have a 67% disability pension to 65. My wife has her own business in home, so we're okay.....for now.
/Full disclosure
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 02:20:18 PM  

Ennuipoet: I saw a turtle.


AHAHAHAHAHA! WTF...

Random commentary: Cindy is an aquatic turtle. Those guys are pretty darn fast even on land, so I wouldn't be too worried about the guy's slow walk.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 02:22:15 PM  
Congrats to grampy's daughter and  Thrakkorzog on their enjobbened states!

/ It's a perfectly cromulent word.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 02:34:25 PM  

ban_sidhe: andom commentary: Cindy is an aquatic turtle. Those guys are pretty darn fast even on land, so I wouldn't be too worried about the guy's slow walk.


My main question was did he REALLY need a leash for a turtle?  I mean if the WORST happened and it bolted for freedom, you could probably catch it.  Apparently, I could be wrong :)
 
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