Old 02-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #26
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I am still here!! Perhaps I will get some more pictures on though I won't hold my breath
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To me it was an unwelcoming thread that turned me away from RP at times.
In the 20+ years that I've been accessing the internet, I can't think of one time a specific thread on a forum or message board turned me away from a site. If there was content in a thread that I didn't care for, I just didn't read it.
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In the 20+ years that I've been accessing the internet, I can't think of one time a specific thread on a forum or message board turned me away from a site. .

(That's our cue to start discussing Barry Manilow music here. )


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Old 02-23-2016, 04:07 PM   #29
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In the 20+ years that I've been accessing the internet, I can't think of one time a specific thread on a forum or message board turned me away from a site. If there was content in a thread that I didn't care for, I just didn't read it.
Does Jim miss his Prodigy forums?
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:25 AM   #30
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Does Jim miss his Prodigy forums?
Usenet newsgroups, pal!

alt.binaries.pictures.trains!

(and I had AOL)
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(That's our cue to start discussing Barry Manilow music here. )


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And another thought. The SCREENER is gone, and Baggy Dave remains? Oh, the irony............


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OK, I'm not getting the irony here. Is it because Blaze (the screener from AK) and Hewitt (Baggy Dave from the UK) both submitted shots of the Apache RR lately?
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I guess if anyone's got a right to be fed up with this site it IS Mr. Hewitt, but as he says he's still here but so (as far as I know) is Mr. Blazejewski, he's just not screening any more.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:55 AM   #33
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As I said, I am here and I do see some irony. Every picture for me is a struggle to get on for some reason and therefore I regard it as a challenge to get an image accepted. Take the Apache railroad as an example. I took that last June when I was driving around Arizona and it took me nearly 7 months to get it on the data base. Lots of reasons why it was rejected, mainly high sun and too tight, but I persevered and finally won. Yet Mr Screener"s example was on yet had many problems with it as people pointed out. There is the irony. Perhaps I should apply to be a screener? I am familiar with all the reasons for rejection after all!!
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As I said, I am here and I do see some irony. Every picture for me is a struggle to get on for some reason and therefore I regard it as a challenge to get an image accepted. Take the Apache railroad as an example. I took that last June when I was driving around Arizona and it took me nearly 7 months to get it on the data base. Lots of reasons why it was rejected, mainly high sun and too tight, but I persevered and finally won. Yet Mr Screener"s example was on yet had many problems with it as people pointed out. There is the irony. Perhaps I should apply to be a screener? I am familiar with all the reasons for rejection after all!!
Dave, rest assure you are not alone and that is the root of much frustration for many trying to make sense of things at times, some that have moved on with their fill.

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As I said, I am here and I do see some irony. Every picture for me is a struggle to get on for some reason and therefore I regard it as a challenge to get an image accepted. Take the Apache railroad as an example. I took that last June when I was driving around Arizona and it took me nearly 7 months to get it on the data base. Lots of reasons why it was rejected, mainly high sun and too tight, but I persevered and finally won. Yet Mr Screener"s example was on yet had many problems with it as people pointed out. There is the irony. Perhaps I should apply to be a screener? I am familiar with all the reasons for rejection after all!!
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Awwww. I came on to look at my favorite thread and really the only reason I come to this forum. I found this thread instead explaining what happened. RIP best photos.
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I'll be honest. That thread and the general tone of these forums is why I stopped coming here as much. I've always given advice on photos that might have been considered harsh. But others here seem to prefer to mock and call out people for seemingly no other reason than to make fun of them.
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I'll be honest. That thread and the general tone of these forums is why I stopped coming here as much. I've always given advice on photos that might have been considered harsh. But others here seem to prefer to mock and call out people for seemingly no other reason than to make fun of them.
How could one thread, that you could choose to either read or not, turn you away from the entire forum? Just don't read the thread if you already knew you wouldn't enjoy the content. There are/were always plenty of other threads to read aside from that one.
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I looked at that thread daily. A piece of me wants to start it back up haha!
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In the 20+ years that I've been accessing the internet, I can't think of one time a specific thread on a forum or message board turned me away from a site. If there was content in a thread that I didn't care for, I just didn't read it.
I agree with Jim. But I think it's not nice to call people out. They get embarrassed and angry and upset. They can be discouraged from becoming involved. There's something to be said for raising the issues. But it can be tough putting someone on the spot. In the end, the screeners had had enough of being called out for errors and decided to end the thread.

But now it's only more likely that those sorts of photos will be added, enraging the content creators, the sun of the website.
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If that thread was still here, I would post this, wtf???

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I'm sure he just paid a random girl to pose for him.
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A girl!
A girl, my lord!, in a flatbed Ford no less. Anyway, I actually like. Nice framing. I would have done it with two shots and then merged them, to get better sharpness on the near & far thing, although certainly not bad as is. Anyone else catch the reflection of the train in the side mirror? Probably not planned, but it's a great detail none the less.


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I'm sure he just paid a random girl to pose for him.
Judging from FB, Crisanti has a girlfriend that accompanies him on train outings regularly. I myself chose not to hold out for this quality and instead married a woman without the requisite interest.

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Anyone else catch the reflection of the train in the side mirror? Probably not planned, but it's a great detail none the less.
Crisanti is a very good photographer and it would not at all surprise me that he not only saw the possibility but positioned the car precisely so as to capture the trailing train in the mirror.
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Glad your comment was accepted, Troy! So true...
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Glad your comment was accepted, Troy! So true...
Hahahaha! Right?? I'm surprised they let it in...
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Judging from FB, Crisanti has a girlfriend that accompanies him on train outings regularly. I myself chose not to hold out for this quality and instead married a woman without the requisite interest.
I hear ya man... I think a girl that fits all the other requirements AND either tolerates or likes railfanning is almost a unicorn!

As it is, I go solo on the rare occasions I even get out anymore.
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I could probably get my wife to come rail fanning with me one more time, however if I did, I would probably shortly no longer have a wife.
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I'm lucky to have a wife who tolerates, perhaps even somewhat enjoys going on railfanning trips with me, our first vacation was going to Train Festival 2009 and Chicago and we've been to the Conway Scenic Railroad for short trips a number of times, in fact our honeymoon was there in 2012. It helps that my father-in-law was in the railway business for many decades.
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