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  #31  
Old 11-04-2008, 10:13 PM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Your extremely well reasoned and deeply insightful technical critique leaves me with no alternative but to bow at your feet, and concede defeat.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:22 AM
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You get small thumbnails, after clicking on it you get a medium-size version with photo details. After clicking on it, you get a large-image version, but you are you are allowed to do nothing, but closing the large-view.
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I'm 65 years old and someone who doesn't know how to use the computer or it's different functions in every possible and eventually deceiving way. I've got PS7 as a gift from my son and perhaps know 5% of how to use its benefits.

I tell you this to show that I'm a novice in every sense of the word.

Yet, I've heard about the use of "PrintScreen" and just the other week I understood - as I've tried to use it, but never saw any result - that it works as a "copy" function. That I then have to go to an image program and "paste" it.

So I went to your Slovak site, enlarged a photo to the maximum, and made the print screen. Then I opened Paint and made the paste. It took me not more than one minute - first time around.

And I to have to disappoint you, but I now have the large image in my computer, able to do what I like with it. (I choose to delete it!)

Sorry...
Kaj
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:00 AM
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Look Adrian, maybe you have heard the word benchmarking before in your life... That means taking the best from competitors and make it yours.

Just a minute, Andre, what was it we were talking about again...? Ah yes, protecting intellectual copyright. Erm... but... oh dear.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:00 AM
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Adrian,

You see, there is no way to have an intelligent discussion in these forums and I've should have known better.

I just started this thread to illustrate how wide-spread is the word about TE flaws, making people think they can come and pick whatever they want on this site.

Then Stego pass the information that it would be so difficult to apply a locking feature, while Flicker is much more active and bigger, and it doesn't seems to cause any problem. Here on TE, there's already huge, huge logging problems every once in a while, with a minimum of features. So it's clearly a case of bad and good IT, invested ressources and the will to create along-term website, capable of retaining its members while gaining notoriety.

Then Sigmund Freud hook himself on this thread to make a statement about people who complains about their photos being stolen, actually just want to gain recognition, as everyone here are producing crap. This guy have posted 10 photos since the beginning of 2008 and have made 30 critiques, in other words, a very active member that doesn't have the time to comments other people work, but who is quick to make judgement on involved members intentions.

Then there's you, the guy who post one shot per year and 13 critiques since the beggining of 2008, openly admitting that he is using TE for the purpose of selling his shots. And with a twisted analogy, comparing the need to protect at minimum our photos with batteries from IPod. What was that? Is it that difficult for you to follow a discussion and reply accordingly while trying to say something intelligent? I'm not talking about adopting every bad aspects of Flickr or Apple products. I'm not saying that TrekEarth should allows porn being posted. I'm talking about an interesting feature that could at least deter the free riders to steal our shots. That's it.

And finally, Stego who makes another analogy with locking the door of a house while the key is in the flower pot.

So here is my conclusion guys: If IT can't prevent photos from being stolen (of course one day someone will invent the proper process, but certainly not you), than at least, locking the photos would at least complicate a bit the process. Now, a lot of IT will tell us that they can steal easily anything they want and I have no doubt about it. But just for the purpose of this discussion, I will borrow the analogy of Stego:

Our photos he on TE have no dissuasive features to prevent stealing whatsoever. So I would compare it to a house with an open door. If a burglar is being caught in the house, than he will say to the police: "The door was open, I thought the people were gone and I invited myself to come in and take what was left in the house. If the door would have been closed, I would have known better".

Now, if we could apply this locking feature, I would compare it with a house that the door is closed and locked. We all know that a bad intentioned person can enter almost any home he wants with a crowbar in 2 seconds. But if he is being caught, than he can't pretend he didn't know. He can't plead that he did it in total ignorance, because the traces of breaking is a clear evidence. So if we lock our images and they are being stolen, at least we have a clear sign that people did it on purpose and full-knowledge of the offence.

The locking system doesn't pretend to be Fort Knox, it's only a dissuasive system that will prevent people to easily make a drag and copy in Photoshop and for some users who have no idea how to unlock them, however easy it might be, to make them search for somebody else to steal images.

So is it still so difficult to understand?

Adrian, you are obviously a cuckoo, a simple-minded person with reduced faculty. So I'll repeat it one more time, just to make it clear for your obstructed mind. I was talking about benchmarking, because this word means "improving your own product, by looking what others do best". Not the worst from others, the best. And in this case,, the best is about locking our photos, just like Flickr and professionals are doing.

So don't try to confuse this thread by pretending I want to take everything from Flickr, including porn and flowers. Try to stick to the discussion and don't throw in any stupid comparison with IPod or whatever next you will bring up from your clouded mind.

Stick to the program if you wish to intervene, don't talk about how the sausages are made or the advantage of the latest 4-ply Kleenex. Don't talk to me about butterflies being posted on Flickr. We are talking about what would be the advantage for TE members to have their images locked, in order to not sending the message that this is a "eat all you can" buffet. That by locking the photos, we are sending an additional message to the thief that these images are copyrighted and are not of the public domain.

Now, I'm sure it's not clear for you, so I will repeat it again, with much simple words if it can help you.

Is it okay Adrian? Adrian? Are you there? Are you lost in your thoughts? Are you trying to come up with a story between a turtle and a pencil sharpener? Are you grounded? Hello? Is there anybody home? Houston, we have a problem...
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:40 PM
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To summarise, then...

A TE photograph is like a house with a door: not a sausage, a turtle or an i-pod battery.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:07 PM
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"And why is it someone like you Adrian who have posted 4 photos since 2005 who take part into this debate. How could you possibly feel concerned when you have written 13 critiques in 2008!!!"


Absolutely the most ignorant statement in the short history of TrekEarth.

Maybe you should start a petition DEMANDING the administration retract the memberships or ban these members from the forums.

I've seen this statement more than once here.

What a friendly environment!

You guys should keep telling yourselves..."we're friendly....we're friendly...yeah...we are really...!

Some of you are....but statements like this are quite common!

Either you are a member or your not. Either you can join the forums or not. If you can join the forums, your typed words are no louder or better than anyone else's.

I've experienced the pack wolf mentality on this. No big deal to get ganged up on about it.

Feel free.....to take a bite!

It's just my opinion. :)
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:21 PM
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Hi Scott the poor mollusc!

"...a few idiots in the forums ran to my photos and gave retaliatory critiques to them because they did not agree with some rule change that the administration made".

Sniff, sniff!.... Another victim so fragile that nobody understand... So you've close your account for that, poor little creature... If I could, I would take you in my arms to comfort you and I would pay attention not to crush your bones; you are so fragile... Sniff, sniff.

Each year, I promise you that every TE members will take part in a vigil in your honour, to mark your departure from this harsh environment. We will remember you as someone full of promises, but totally misunderstood by others. My heart is bleeding Scott and will pray for you and your redemption.

Please excuse me, I have to dry my cheek full of tears...
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What you don't understand, is that when someone intervene on this discussion to say: "Let us do nothing about this problem, there is no problem actually", but the guy doesn't live the frustration of having images being stolen, because he only post a photo a year, I don't get the point... Here, on this very forum, this topic have been raise over and over, members have started new discussions every month or so, realizing their photos are spread on the net, stolen by unscrupulous people.

So if you are not concerned by these problems, and someone like Sigmund Freud, aka Greg Michael, participate on the thread, only to make the discussion derailed by accusing "photo-stolen-frustrated" members of searching for their 15 seconds of fame, or Adrian that put its 2 cents just to show that he doesn't understand the dynamic of the discussion, mixing "protection of images" with IPod batteries and porn on Flickr, at one point, you have to wonder why is it people who barely use TE that feels the urge to opposed for a minimal protective feature.

It's like if I would insist to be invited at Belgian parlement to intervene in the debate around the separation of their country, because I have once been in Bruges...

Come on poor mollusc, you can write and participate any time you want in these forums, but you have to feel concerned about the topic, not coming here just to make sure your name appears on the thread. You see mollusc, there's often some good questions or insightful topics posted here, but there's always a imp that appears out of the blue, trying to confuse and dilute the message or the questionning people are participating in.

So mollusc, you are obviously a victim of many misunderstanding by the wolves of TE. But don't be surprised if you are eaten alive, because you are the weakest possible mollusc, incapable to realize that if you receive such bad reactions from others - and I don't know what they have done to you - you might have fueled it yourself.

Run mollusc, run!
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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Andrι,

you have just said what so many others think, he removed his photos, now it's just waiting for the account ban, like you say : you might fueled it yourself (couldn't describe it better). And that's not only the problem on TE, watch the forum in TL (allthough many threads have been locked because of...)
I think now it's better to leave this discussion and let the trolls kick around...
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:39 PM
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Lukie,

"The little wolf that couldn't."

Do you always follow on your friends coat-tails?

You seem to be mentioning banning alot.

Are you a moderator?

LOL.

I removed my photos because of the idiots....now line up and show yourselves.

I've just seen 2.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:46 PM
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You are one of the wolves lukie....but only when someone helps you.

The quote of indianaasia (whatever) clown was proof that this isnt a friendly place...then you come in...
hahaha....predictable, scripted and idiotic.
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