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Old 08-31-2008   #1
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Hello from Maine,

For so many obvious reasons I think age should be displayed, like so :



Tell me what you think

Craig

UPDATE

OK, I guess it's not that obvious!!! Here is my idea :

Displaying the age is a good idea -

Would you critique a teenager the same way you would critique a grown-up ? No. We should go easy on the youngsters so we don't turn them off to photography all together.

Would you take criticism from a youngster to heart? No.

My last "frequented forum" had the age displayed and I found it very helpful when addressing them. I don't talk to kids the same way I talk to elderlies, and so on.

What if my 10 year old daughter puts up a gallery here on photocamel then started a post in the "introduce yourself" forum. People, seeing the age, would not wonder why there are so many pictures of toys and cats in there!!! This is just an example but I think you can smell what I'm cooking.

When you meet someone in real life you immediately have an idea of their age and respond accordingly.

Cheers,
Craig

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Old 08-31-2008   #2
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why?
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why?
lol. I didn't find the reasons so "obvious" either.
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Maybe you should add "single - looking for someone with interests in photography, romantic walks on the beach, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, and Tony Bennett"

HAHAHA

OK - sorry.

Clueless on the obvious reason too.
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...and full name and address and credit card numbers? lol

Sorry, Craig, we're teasing you now.
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Yes - just teasing!
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Maybe you should add "single - looking for someone with interests in photography, romantic walks on the beach, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, and Tony Bennett"

HAHAHA

OK - sorry.

Clueless on the obvious reason too.
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ROFL!

Well - don't think that I would write that ad! I'm no Tony fan!

Mine would say something like this - "looking for someone who can shoot a rifle as good as me, stay on a horse as good as me, dig holes to plant roses, and stays out of my kitchen...oh yeah, he has to know who ELO is."

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OK, you guys are a fun loving bunch of camels

I have added an explanation to my original post.

I guess it wasn't obvious !!!

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Never saw a new person to photography that was 50 years old? Lots of people here have rediscovered photography after years and years away.

So how you gonna know to coddle or not based on age? You're not. Comment and critique as you see fit. What about women? Want that too?

If you can NOT comment in a reasonable tone, based on no other factors than the image presented, then don't. And if you comment with a bad tone or using some bad or borderline words or language, you'll get some warning or some ban...and I doubt that the mods care how old you are.


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