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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.??
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.
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
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. :)
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.
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!
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.