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What Do You Do When Someone Puts Up An Image

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/14/2013 - 5:12 PM

in a discussion - do you click on it and take a look, or just put up one of yours. If you look at someones image, do you vote, fav, or help them along the way or do you just arrow back to the discussion.??


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Posted by: Cynthia Decker on 05/14/2013 - 5:20 PM

I look at the big image, if I like it I will comment, if I love it I will fave/vote. I try not to participate in the "new image" threads unless I can take a peek at the other work. It only seems fair, as I'd like for others to extend the same courtesy to me.


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 05/14/2013 - 5:39 PM

I look
If I like I vote
If I ultra like I vote and comment
If I Absolutely adore, I vote and comment and favourite
If I think I have not seen anything so good in a long time (and this is rare) I vote and comment and favourite and add the artist to my watchlist


Posted by: Mo T on 05/14/2013 - 5:44 PM

You took this words out of my mouth Abbie...nothing left to say :)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 05/14/2013 - 5:44 PM


Posted by: Janice Drew on 05/14/2013 - 5:45 PM

Roy...I do all the above. As I'm scrolling, if I see an image I really like, I will click on it and vote, comment and favor if I love it. I don't do that with every image.


Posted by: Nature's Details on 05/14/2013 - 6:57 PM

I do not look at "every" image, unless it is a thread I started. There are some threads with a few hundred images posted. Who has the time to look at every one of those? The thing with posting images to the discussion board, is not so much for other artists to see it and comment (although that is nice), it is more for Google to pick up. That is why it is important to add some "text" to your post, whenever adding an image to a thread. A brief description and your name / screen-name. Google will not pick up on just "images".

Look at members like Mike Savad. Every time he adds an image, there is some "text" involved. There is a good reason for that. :)


Posted by: Christina Rollo on 05/14/2013 - 9:17 PM

1. I open the image in a new window. (I can open many without leaving the discussion)
2. If the image links to artistwebsite, I usually do nothing because I don't want to log in again.


a. I vote if I like
b. and fave it if I really like
c. and comment if I really, really like it!! :)


Posted by: Mary Bedy on 05/14/2013 - 9:19 PM



Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/14/2013 - 9:19 PM

such beautiful work you have Cynthia - I just spent some time there.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/14/2013 - 9:36 PM

i really never look at it. i don't bother voting, i don't want to be subscribed to their comment list. see a picture, post picture.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Trever Miller on 05/14/2013 - 10:11 PM

Scroll thru the thread, open any that jump out at me, maybe vote. Rarely comment, sometimes fave.


Posted by: Janis Cornish on 05/14/2013 - 10:20 PM

I would tend to say that Abbie's comment/method sounds supportive of ones own personal taste as well as supportive of artists collectively!


Posted by: Janine Riley on 05/14/2013 - 10:24 PM

Post, & often do a quick snoop of what images are around me. The threads can be way too long to peruse.
It they grab my attention I click to view & comment, V & maybe F .

There is so much work here that I enjoy - but can become easily distracted & end up not getting my own painting done. Everyday. Lol


Posted by: Michelle Wrighton on 05/14/2013 - 10:35 PM

I always look if I like the small image and like/vote/fave/comment according to how much I like the image. I'd probably look at alot more, but we are on limited rural internet, so can't afford to waste our limited upload data.

I only add one of mine if sharing is asked for in the thread.


Posted by: Greg Jackson on 05/14/2013 - 10:39 PM

If an image really grabs me, I'll click on it, and comment/vote, and sometimes I'll go ahead and look at their other work.


Posted by: Kay Pickens on 05/15/2013 - 8:51 AM

If an image gets my attention, I click on it and comment or vote. Sometimes both. if I really like it I'll favorite it.


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/15/2013 - 8:56 AM

Art Prints


(What Abbie said)


Posted by: Bav Patel on 05/15/2013 - 10:40 AM

I usually comment on the image page if I like it and vote for it but I have noticed whenever I post my new work, people just view the thread but not comment in the thread or anything even though I encourage to post their own images of similar work!


Posted by: Roseann Caputo on 05/15/2013 - 10:42 AM

Abbie summed it up well for me.

JC - working the discussions now? :-)


Posted by: JC Findley on 05/15/2013 - 11:19 AM

Naw, but I AM cracking myself up....


Posted by: David Lane on 05/15/2013 - 11:38 AM

I'm pretty much in the same mode of thinking as Abbie Shores


Posted by: Ann Powell on 05/15/2013 - 1:11 PM

Some of them do get way too long to wade through. I will scroll through what I have time for, and if I see something that really appeals to me personally,( not to mean that the rest aren't excellent images also), I will click on and maybe vote, fav or comment.


Posted by: Ginny Schmidt on 07/15/2013 - 11:29 AM

"If an image really grabs me...." Yes if I see thumbnails in a post I will usually click on the larger image and vote/fav/comment if called for. Sometimes an image does really grab me and I go look at it with the intent to f/v and/or comment - I like to be supportive and encouraging of other people's efforts. Please tell me WHY, however, when I get to an image, I refrain from commenting if I think that the image or artist is TOO popular?

I saw something in the recent sales when I first logged on this morning, and wanted to say congratulations ... but then I saw that this image has over thirteen thousand views! I don't have thirteen thousand views for my whole portfolio, so I thought why on earth would this person appreciate my support. Is that petty of me? Am I just being jealous of another's great success - or does it make more sense to save my praise for the great talent that I see that does not have a lot of views or sales and who might need an encouraging word?

I am not sure if this is completely on topic but it was the closest discussion thread I could find to the question I wanted to pose, and I hate to just start new threads indiscriminately.


Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 07/15/2013 - 11:45 AM

I usually post my photos, but then will scroll up for a bit and see what photos catch my eye and vote/comment/etc... on them. I don't really subscribe to the notion that if I left a comment for you, you should do the same in return. I only would like a return vote/comment if it is genuine.


Posted by: Donna Proctor on 07/15/2013 - 11:53 AM

What Kay Pickens said...

To add - I've learned to be discriminate and not click onto every image I like... it take a lot of time and attention, and time isn't something I have a lot of on FAA, most days. One thing is for sure, When I see an image in a thread that I would probably like but I know the owner of that image would never click onto mine or anyone's to comment or praise, I don't click onto it. Frankly, that's the last person I'd throw any of my praise at - and no, I'm not talking about scratching backs... Mine might not be a popular answer, but at least it's honest.

--Donna Proctor


Posted by: Craig Carter on 07/15/2013 - 12:06 PM

Usually if someone else has posted a response that I would say then I usually don't comment. lol But that's another thread. I usually look around their gallery and not just that photo. If I like enough to vote then usually I will leave a comment. And have pinned a few that have the button. Hope they don't mind but I figure if you have the pin button then you want to be pinned. And have read other comments and clicked on other artist galleries that have posted comments.


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