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Old 07-01-2009, 12:59 AM
Polonaise Polonaise is offline
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Ridiculous !

Ridiculous ?
Ridiculous for whom, Didi ?
It's an extraordinary and rather rare ( if not extremely desired) way of accepting the new members to any egalitarian club of any sort.
It's a rather privilege to belong to, to be a part of such ( for good or for the bad) society.
You may like it or not but the notion of PH of stay as such it's a very valuable one in the ocean of the most idiotic and mediocre fotkas uploaded to hundreds of photo sites in the numbers of hundreds of thousands per minute.
In my taste PH is still not restricted enough (Hey ! They've accepted me ???) rather than ridiculous (as you said it.)

And Nuno is one of these rarities that belong in there and I'm going to fight the decision of the committee of the site.
Nuno deserves my effort entirely.

We'll see…
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:07 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Ridiculous about this kind of rule
I don't know why they did not give a chance to Nuno
Cheers
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:17 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

The rule is not ridiculous, but not accepting Nuno is.

Should they open the floodgates to anyone to post the same boring landmarks and city scapes etc. over and over?

Apparently they have standards.

Farah
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:30 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Indeed ridiculous Didi,
any form of elite clubs involves isolating impoverishment,
for all the money of the world I wouldn't join such.

If you can't make it in the world, it ain't no use to hide yourself in a club,
creativity you won't find by someone else, it is within you or not.
I always despised membership cards valuing my independent freedom a lot more,
and I'm ardent consequent, not a chameleon.
Take a look at the member's postings, many entered and stopped.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Once more I'm reminded of this quote by Groucho Marx: "I sent the club a wire stating: 'Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member'."
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:32 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

You aren't missing much. The level of stuff on PH is OK, but it isn't so high as to set itself up as some kind of grouping of the elite. The thing about PH, coming from one of the very first members and someone who quit the place, is that it is an insular, creatively dry place. The photography of the members there hasn't evolved beyond what they were shooting on TE prior to joining. Why? Because the place is a cave. It is insulated, and that makes it pretty much like inbreeding. There is no new blood because you have the selection process which is done by people looking for more of the same. If you want to grow, see new styles, see something new, it wont be on PH, that's for sure. Though there are a few guys there who are growing, but it isn't because of PH. Mostly, its a place for backslapping even worse than TE. A shame because PH at its beginning was a place where critiquing was much more robust. Now crap is celebrated because its from a "big name". in that regard, its just like TE.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:59 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

it is nice to have you back nuno :)
actually i am not surprised that they did not let you in. i tried to get in there and they refused me with the same wording twice! for the first one i recieved the reply in a few hours and the second time it took a few days.
one of the reasons for this is there might be number of applicants, especially from people leaving TE,TL because the latest issues.
i agree with george in the sense PH is still not restricted enough and this yields the fact that jinju mentioned "now crap is celebrated because its from a "big name". in that regard, its just like TE."
now i am still looking for a new place.
warm regards,
omer
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Then there are those that go the other way....I didn't even know TE existed prior to joining PH :)

At this moment in time PH is rather slow on traffic (I've been one of the most active members there)and it seems the site is trying to reinvent itself, they might also start accepting singles and not only project related images.

I'm sorry to hear you didn't get accepted Nuno, I actually don't know who makes these decisions. I wouldn't feel that bad though...but if George is trying to get you accepted, he has my full support

Steve
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

Hi Nuno,
You are not the only one. And you rejection did not surprise me at all. They like beach scenes at sunset!!!
Welcome back.
António
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: Not accepted in PHOTOHOLIK..... gulp!

It is too funny, I burst out laughing…
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Excuse the “Very Large Photographers”, in black and white, the artists out of frock coat, to want to have a Earth for them.
Excuse them to want to belong to one supposed elite of Creative Truths…
Excuse me, I stop, because I burst out laughing still...
Let pass fish… Let leave large fish… Let live small fish…

Sorry for my english

C'est trop drôle, je pouffe...
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Excusez les "Très Grands Photographes", en noir et blanc, les artistes en redingote, de vouloir avoir une terre à eux.
Excusez les de vouloir appartenir à une supposée élite de Vrais Créateurs...
Excusez moi, je m'arrête, car je pouffe encore.
Laissez passer les poissons... Laissez partir les gros poissons... Laissez vivre les petits poissons...
 
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