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How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Photogs regulary receive comments under their photos, some of them are with questions. I do not not know how people care on replies but it would be good to have this option. Now the only way to answer is to rate your on photo. Could it be option for the photog - 'Reply on comment'? With possible structure to publish reply right under the comment, to make it easy to read?

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:48 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Thread starter):



Agree with Fyodor, that would actually be a very good addition, and I would tend to think not too difficult to implement.

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:55 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Thread starter):
Now the only way to answer is to rate your on photo.

Nothing wrong with that if for a good reason, to answer a question. The other option is to add a remark under the photo that addresses the question.
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:30 pm

I've also wondered about this. Would be a great addition.

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 2):

Nothing wrong with that if for a good reason, to answer a question. The other option is to add a remark under the photo that addresses the question.

True, however I find myself just wanting to say "thank you" to people, or other small replies that probably wouldn't be appropriate for the "remarks" field.

And I have to admit I don't feel great about rating my own photo!
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:42 pm

yeah... I agree with you all that this is definitely a good idea.

My two cents, but I don't know if it can come true: putting a blank label (visible only to the photographer,under each comment, so that everyone could be answered directly!)
 
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Honestly, I would already be happy if they fixed the large "Default Image" for unavailable/unrecognized country flags in the comment section.

But otherwise I agree that a reply functionality would be nice.

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:04 pm

Yes, that would be a good idea; a way to reply to comments without having to rate your own photo. It just doesn't seem right to rate your own picture to respond to a comment.

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:38 pm

Generally, the comment field is not for questions. For that we have the forums and the possibility to contact the photographer directly.

In the comment window you can find the following information:

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This feature is only for comments on the photo itself. If you would like to post a general comment or question about what is depicted in the photo, please use our discussion forums. If you would like to ask the photographer a question about his photograph, please contact the photographer. If you would like to correct or add to the information given, please use the correct information form. We reserve the right to only add those comments that we see fit.

We do reject a lot of comments that are questions, if we didn't it would flood the pages and take the form of a chat.
Equipment and exposure questions are sometimes OK by me as they provide some good information to the photography community if answered. But it's better to approach the photographer and ask him to add the info in the remark field to keep the page clean.

Questions like "Is that a SN Bae-146 behind the BA A320?" will get rejected, or comments like "somecountry Airforce Rules".
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:57 pm

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 7):
We do reject a lot of comments that are questions, if we didn't it would flood the pages and take the form of a chat.
Equipment and exposure questions are sometimes OK by me as they provide some good information to the photography community if answered. But it's better to approach the photographer and ask him to add the info in the remark field to keep the page clean.

Questions like "Is that a SN Bae-146 behind the BA A320?" will get rejected, or comments like "somecountry Airforce Rules".

Be that as it may, there are often many compliments in the comment field, and it would be very nice to be able to say a "thank you" to all the commenters (and the people who added the photo to their albums) in a way that is visible to all of them.

I know that I always feel a bit bad about not being able to say thanks to those folks.
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:59 am

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 7):
it would flood the pages and take the form of a chat

As a former teacher and a specialist in marketing I have to say that it is very often when our clients have a view on our product is different from ours. And the truth is on their side as usual  . During the last time there are more and more cases when people ask questions or make statemnets under the photos - seems people like to do it. I'd say it is not bad. As I see from this short discussion - photogs would like to answer on visitors quesions as well - its very obvious. So, we probable have an option to make one more very attractive feature on Anet. I do not know your arguments but if you'll discuss this issue further - my vote (and rediness to assist with advises, tests etc. from my 'customer's job') is in favour to see kind of photo-talks. And I not sure it will make any long chats.

Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 7):
For that we have the forums

Thats another important issue is probably good to be discussed. I'm moderator of Photography forum in Aviaforum.Ru. We are local community with much less visitors in compare with great international projects like Anet. However daily we have in times (or even tens of times) posts and live threads when here. Since last post in this topic few days ago there about only dozen threads active with very limited number of posts. I do not feel it is normal. It has to be opposite but it doesn't. Could we discuss why is it so or is it kind of restricted topic? Lets try all together make it more attracive.

I not sure comments under photos are competing item with forum - it is completely different format. I would be happy to spend more time here on forum as like as to give anwers on comments. For the moment both options has a bit unrealised potential.

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:15 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Reply 9):
Since last post in this topic few days ago there about only dozen threads active with very limited number of posts. I do not feel it is normal. It has to be opposite but it doesn't. Could we discuss why is it so or is it kind of restricted topic? Lets try all together make it more attracive.

Yes, maybe make this another thread?

Quoting FYODOR (Reply 9):
I not sure comments under photos are competing item with forum - it is completely different format. I would be happy to spend more time here on forum as like as to give anwers on comments. For the moment both options has a bit unrealised potential.

The times a viewer comes to the forum to ask a question is far and few between. It's silly to think that the forum is the place for the normal viewer to ask a question. Sorry John.

If Anet seems hell bent on making site wide changes and policies to boost their social media efforts, it only seems normal that they take some of the good of the social media sites and incorporate it into Anet. For example, Flickr let's you interact more with the comments. You can ask a question, and the Photog can respond. Or you the photog can at least express their "thanks." This social interaction is what makes social media so attractive to people, and Anet it missing the mark on this by not allowing the interaction.
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:03 pm

Quoting RonS (Reply 10):
If Anet seems hell bent on making site wide changes and policies to boost their social media efforts, it only seems normal that they take some of the good of the social media sites and incorporate it into Anet. For example, Flickr let's you interact more with the comments. You can ask a question, and the Photog can respond. Or you the photog can at least express their "thanks." This social interaction is what makes social media so attractive to people, and Anet it missing the mark on this by not allowing the interaction.

I agree. But with such strict censorship of the photo comments, I don't see the ability to open up more conversation happening any time soon.  
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:37 pm

Quoting RonS (Reply 10):
The times a viewer comes to the forum to ask a question is far and few between. It's silly to think that the forum is the place for the normal viewer to ask a question. Sorry John.

If Anet seems hell bent on making site wide changes and policies to boost their social media efforts, it only seems normal that they take some of the good of the social media sites and incorporate it into Anet. For example, Flickr let's you interact more with the comments. You can ask a question, and the Photog can respond. Or you the photog can at least express their "thanks." This social interaction is what makes social media so attractive to people, and Anet it missing the mark on this by not allowing the interaction.

RonS;

Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Been wanting to say almost the same thing for a while now ! I agree completely.
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:30 pm

Quoting FYODOR (Thread starter):
Photogs regulary receive comments under their photos, some of them are with questions. I do not not know how people care on replies but it would be good to have this option. Now the only way to answer is to rate your on photo. Could it be option for the photog - 'Reply on comment'? With possible structure to publish reply right under the comment, to make it easy to read?

Regards,

Fyodor

Fyodor.........

I don't quite understand this part about having the photog rate his own photo ? However.........................
I very much like your idea; if this ever comes to a "member's vote", you can definitely count on mine !

BTW.............I do make many comments on photographs; I have made many comments on your photos; for yours, it's very easy..........I LOVE them all ! I am in complete "awe" of your photography, and I'm thankful for this thread to be able to tell you that. As everyone knows, there are many things involved in making a great photograph; technical excellence is just one part; all good photographers know how to do that part; but if there was a "contest", where ten photographers were to photograph the same airplane, against the same background, same light, etc, they would all look pretty much alike; if you came along as the eleventh photographer, your photograph would look like.........
Fyodor made this ! Your work is like that.

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:23 am

Quoting Geezer (Reply 13):
I don't quite understand this part about having the photog rate his own photo ?

To comment on a photo, one has to rate said photo (five starts, four stars, etc.).

Therefore, if I want to comment on my own photo, in order to reply to other comments, I have to rate my own photo. I don't like doing that, which is why I haven't replied to any comments.

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure why the ratings and comments are tied together in the first place.
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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:41 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
Therefore, if I want to comment on my own photo, in order to reply to other comments, I have to rate my own photo. I don't like doing that, which is why I haven't replied to any comments.

vikkyvik;

Thank you so much........now I understand what you mean by "rating" your own photo.

When I'm looking at photos, I only comment on the ones I like; and I always push the "5 star" button. And I NEVER make a negative comment. I always try to say what it is that I like about the photo, and why I think it is great.

One thing I have always wondered about; do the screeners ( or moderators ) who check the comments know who made them ? I'm thinking, anyone knowing their comments are anonymous are more likely to make ignorant remarks.

Also, I notice a few who make comments include their name; I have always wondered about this. On the forums, I almost always sign my replies with my actual first name; when I comment on photos I never do this.

From time to time, when I see a really great photo, I'll contact the photographer and compliment him on his photo; I have received some very gracious replies from some very remarkable people in doing this. ( Yet another one of the unique opportunities afforded by being a member of A.net )

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RE: How To Reply On Comments?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:45 am

Quoting Geezer (Reply 15):
One thing I have always wondered about; do the screeners ( or moderators ) who check the comments know who made them ? I'm thinking, anyone knowing their comments are anonymous are more likely to make ignorant remarks.

Well, given that the comments are screened (by the database editors, I think), ignorant/incorrect/hateful comments are likely not approved.

Quoting Geezer (Reply 15):
Also, I notice a few who make comments include their name; I have always wondered about this. On the forums, I almost always sign my replies with my actual first name; when I comment on photos I never do this.

I sign my comments with my first name, and I like it when others do too. Frequently, photographers will comment on photos, and a first name is often enough to know who it is.

Quoting Geezer (Reply 15):
From time to time, when I see a really great photo, I'll contact the photographer and compliment him on his photo; I have received some very gracious replies from some very remarkable people in doing this.

Although I haven't contacted photographers about their photos through email, I've received a few emails, and even if they are just questions, it's very gratifying to know that someone thought my photo was worthy enough to send me an email, and I always reply in a timely fashion. Same reason I'd like to be able to reply to comments.
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