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Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « on: June 01, 2014, 06:07:39 PM » Author: Patrick
We've created an off-topic category in the forums yet members continue to post non-lighting pictures in the gallery.  What action would you like the administrators to take when an off-topic photo is uploaded to the gallery?

1) Nothing, I want to see more kitties.
2) Allow an occasional off-topic picture, but warn the member if they upload more than a few.
3) Don't allow any off-topic photos.  Delete those that that are posted.

Please reply with your opinion.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 06:15:31 PM » Author: Bulb Freak
Id go with Number 2
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 06:56:18 PM » Author: FrontSideBus
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 06:57:12 PM » Author: ggillis
I'm half way between #2 and #3
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 07:01:32 PM » Author: mrboojay
I prefer 2.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 07:03:38 PM » Author: Alights
2 is very reasonable, at least try to show a lamp with the kitties! But the occasional audio/video equipment/washers/dryers ect is ok but not when I start to see more than one a day it's a bit annoying

I think sometimes off topic once in a while can relate, such as motors are similar to ballasts in a way and helps expand knowledge base on different things that can be useful
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 07:10:18 PM » Author: rjluna2
I go for #2.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 07:17:31 PM » Author: Patrick
A lot of you are saying 2, but keep in mind that will basically mean things stay the same.  I received a lot of negative feedback this weekend regarding dor123 and a picture of a battery.  While it is true that this member has uploaded numerous non-lighting pictures over time, he actually only uploaded a couple over the entire month.  The large number of non-lighting pictures is largely the result of a handful of individuals uploading one or two now and then. 

Also it is difficult for us to track the number of non-lighting pictures posted.  it will be obvious if it becomes excessive, but it's much easier to say that we'll simply delete any non-lighting image we see. 

We can defiantly go with #2.  Just note that that will mean dor123's battery was acceptable.  Also, if it's #2, we'll be relying more on you folks to report members when the number of unrelated pictures becomes excessive.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 07:23:53 PM » Author: themaritimegirl
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 09:42:36 PM » Author: TheUniversalDave1
Maybe if we could fit photos larger than 512 KB on the off topic forum, more people would start using it. I just recently learned how to fit pictures on there, and that might require shrinking the photo so small, that it defeats the purpose of starting the new topic in the first place.

Suppose someone wanted to upload a photo of their vintage console television in the off topic, but the only way to do so was to make the photo too small to see. I don't mean to sound pushy, but you did ask for my humble opinion.

I think even more irritating than that is when people consistently use poor grammar. wut makes me mad is wen ppl writ lik this. It would be awesome if we had a punishment for that. I've gotten comments that made absolutely no sense because the grammar was so poor.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 10:04:42 PM » Author: themaritimegirl
The 512 KB limit still allows photos up to 3 MP in size or so - that's twice the size of the average computer display, which is plenty large in my opinion. (Look at the calculator photos I uploaded, for example.) If you're referring to the tiny picture of the Electrolux vacuums you uploaded, you made that picure only 12 KB in size. lol
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 10:09:23 PM » Author: TheUniversalDave1
That wasn't my picture. There was nothing I could do to make it larger. The picture of my Kirby vacuums however, had to be shrunk down quite a bit just to get it to fit. I had to crop the heck out of it and as a result, LG can't see everything else that picture had on it.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 10:12:58 PM » Author: themaritimegirl
Oh, gotcha. Instead of cropping you could shrink the photo - that's what I do. (Unless you're on your iPhone, in which case, never mind.  Tongue)
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 10:16:28 PM » Author: DetroitTwoStroke
I also think somewhere between 2 and 3. For example, if a picture shows patio furniture, then it should only be posted in the Off-Topic section. (If there are problems uploading to the Off-Topic section, then that should be fixed.) But if a picture shows a lamp with a pet, then it still should be acceptable in the gallery since it features something lighting related.
Anyway, that's my opinion on it.
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Re: Survey: Off-Topic Pictures « Reply #14 on: June 01, 2014, 10:22:08 PM » Author: ace100w120v
I'm more leaning toward #1.  I really like how we can share info about other things...for example once we had a comment thread going on a pic of a GE F20T12/C50 about lucid dreaming!
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