Old 09-08-2008, 05:59 AM   #26
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You and me both!

I uploaded this one around 830 EST, expecting the typical 3-4 rejections before I get it fixed, and accepted.
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You only get 3 or 4 rejections??? I started uploading Friday for the pics I want in Monday...............
Here is my latest reject.......... That is the latest as of when I started typing this.......


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Old 09-08-2008, 06:11 AM   #27
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Good luck getting that one in, PEQ is death
Here's mine. I have no idea why it's so dreary.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:41 AM   #28
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Did not expect this to eventually make it to my 2nd most viewed shot as it's not even a real train.
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This one did very poorly at the start but now has almost 800 views
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I was expecting this shot to do fairly well, but it's still a long way off even reaching my average view count.
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Can't say that I have had any luck at all views lately as everything I have uploaded in the last 3 months (minus one shot) is still below my average. Is it just the time of year?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:52 AM   #29
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This one
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Nearly 3500 views

Got Top of the Day with it (very unusual for a European shot), but I have much better shots on RP.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #30
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Do you like the sky? O_O
Oh, you know I do! This is one of my favorite shots on RP. I forgot to make it a favorite before, though. Thanks for posting it again.

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Old 09-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #31
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I was surprised by this one:
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4000+ views with non-ideal lighting.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:46 PM   #32
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It was a special paint scheme, but it was a standard wedgie. Didnt think it would be a top 2 photo.

over 4900 views. which is double what my only PCA got.

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Old 09-08-2008, 05:27 PM   #33
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This shot did better then expected the first week it was up compared to my other shots at the time.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #34
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Coming home from a trip through parts of BC, my money was on this photo:

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I was quite surprised when this photo instead garnered all the attention, especially when, perhaps unknown to most, the engines seen here were actually parked. A bit of creative cropping!

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Both are great shots but the CP engine just has more interest to me compared to the white unknown to me passenger train.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #35
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Had several attempts before getting finally this one on for my other half

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But when it did finally make it into the db the view count took off, which surprised us both. In a similar vein (no trains in the picture), John is always surprised how well this one did.

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My "surprise package" is this shot

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No different to many of my other shots apart from the stunning conditions, but I was taken aback at the number of comments and the PCA
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:58 AM   #36
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For me it's been this one.

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:50 AM   #37
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This one was one of my first high viewed surprised me
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I expected to get high views on this one, my g/f waving at 226 but it surprised me that it won top view.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:54 AM   #38
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This one also surprised me taken in the earlier days of RP.net. It was one of my highest rated shots for a while.

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:56 AM   #39
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Which is what?
To my understanding, the PCs now sit for an extra week to ensure all photos get a full week and no one gets screwed by uploading near the cutoff.

I was surprised to see that this shot of Amtrak was so popular. It definitely falls into the "what is going on there" category. I thought about removing it in my last "clean up" but it just barely squeaked by.
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On a slightly different note, I was surprised this shot got so few views. It's currently my least viewed photo. I'm starting to think that my initial thoughts about this shot were right.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:05 AM   #40
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On a slightly different note, I was surprised this shot got so few views. It's currently my least viewed photo. I'm starting to think that my initial thoughts about this shot were right.
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Well, I don't much care for it personally, but you have to keep in mind that late August has been pretty slow for views and I think that is an important contributor. And the issue is do people want to click on the thumbnail, not do they like the shot. This may be one of those "I think i get this one, don't need to click" sorts of shots. The thumbnail doesn't really indicate the unusual angle on the steps.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:08 AM   #41
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6000+ views and not one favorite. You know it must not be THAT special when river rails hasn't even made it one of his favorites.

That...made me laugh.

So I guess I'm not the only one that noticed that.
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Old 09-09-2008, 04:43 AM   #42
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To my understanding, the PCs now sit for an extra week to ensure all photos get a full week and no one gets screwed by uploading near the cutoff.
Well, if you upload on Saturday night, you only have 8 days of voting, whereas if you upload on a Sunday night / Monday morning, you get 13 days of voting for the PCA's.

The daily shots could be staggered another day, I suppose... but I'm not sure what that would really accomplish. It'd be a bit odd to see the "top shot uploaded on the day before yesterday" appearing on the front page. I suppose it could just be the "top shot uploaded in the last 24 hours" but that'd be a bit odd too - shots that make it to the top would stay there and prevent other shots from slipping in until precisely 24 hours after they had been sent in.

I think the existing system fine, even if it keeps me up late once in a while.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:04 AM   #43
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Well, I expected this to do well, but all in time of submission...

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And, then this one, same time of submission is nearing 1,000:

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Old 09-09-2008, 05:35 AM   #44
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Hi,

This fairly ordinary shot of a steel mill's slag cauldron surprised me a lot to produce more than a thousand views in a day:

But I know now what to photograph next!

With this shot it happened quite on the contrary - I expected a shot of a GM historic locomotive in front of a medieval castle to skyrocket and now it barely has 500 views. Who understands it?


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What do most users of this site consider to be a 'poor' number of views, 'reasonable' and 'popular'? It must differ between photos from North America and overseas.
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To my understanding, the PCs now sit for an extra week to ensure all photos get a full week and no one gets screwed by uploading near the cutoff.
I personally Like that, I think it gives everybody a better chance at getting a PCA. Even though I will never see a PCA.
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No different to many of my other shots apart from the stunning conditions, but I was taken aback at the number of comments and the PCA

No surprise to me - the hoar frost makes that a shot that really 'pops' - even from the thumbnail. It makes people want to click on it.
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With this shot it happened quite on the contrary - I expected a shot of a GM historic locomotive in front of a medieval castle to skyrocket and now it barely has 500 views. Who understands it?
You can't tell from the thumbnail that it is a castle. The engine and especially the first car are partially obstructed. To the US viewer, whose numbers dominate on RP, the historic nature of the engine does not register and it is just another shot of a non-US train. Nothing in the thumbnail makes the shot seem better than a standard wedge.

An unavoidable peril of RP, getting people past the click on thumbnail stage.
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What do most users of this site consider to be a 'poor' number of views, 'reasonable' and 'popular'? It must differ between photos from North America and overseas.
I'm in the US. Anything under 400 is poor to me in the first 2 weeks. Anything under 200 is very poor. Anything 700 or higher in 2 weeks is good. My view counts have changed as my photography has. I use to like getting anything over 300 in the first week. To tell you the truth I have a sliding view count scale in my head. Certain shots I expect shoud get over 1000 views in a few days where others I feel should hit 500 and others need to get over 200 to be succesful for me. I guess it really depends on the shot that I submit.

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This tanked for being a Screeners Choice. 700+
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This one also tanked from what I expected. 200+
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What do most users of this site consider to be a 'poor' number of views, 'reasonable' and 'popular'? It must differ between photos from North America and overseas.
For my shots, anything under 300's poor, 600's reasonable, and 900 or more is pretty good.
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