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AWARDS What's the point?

albyn.davis says:

Should I tell my mother that I got an "award"?
Faves give me data comparisons. Awards do not.
Posted at 8:16AM, 5 May 2021 PDT ( permalink )
albyn.davis edited this topic 6 weeks ago.

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mag3737 says:

If they bother you, you should not join those groups.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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Viejito says:

When I discover that a group I unwittingly joined has obligatory awards, I immediately leave the group and delete the award that I got.

But I do not mind that those who never got awards in grade school try to compensate on flickr...😆 To each their own, and there are lots of other groups.

Some people do not even like to receive faves.
I do not mind them, but do not go hunting for them.

(Not really a Help Forum subject, though.)
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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mcnod says:

I still clearly remember my first flickr award. The next day I cussed out my boss and quit my day job. In hindsight, I may have applied too much significance to said award ...
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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albyn.davis says:

mcnod:

Ha!
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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albyn.davis says:

Viejito:

I don't pay attention to obligatory groups and join them anyway. Haven't been banned for this reason, yet, as far as I can tell. Not my issue.
Awards with a fave are appreciated.
Any award by itself seems like a lazy acknowledgement.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

There's two kinds of Flickr members: those that love awards and those that don't and ne'er the twain shall meet.

albyn.davis:

Should I tell my mother that I got an "award"?

Definitely.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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Impatience_1 (moins présente ad fin septembre) says:

MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest:

I agree with you...
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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albyn.davis says:

MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest:

OK.
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mcnod says:

albyn.davis:

I don't pay attention to obligatory groups and join them anyway.

I guess you mean you are posting to these groups with no intent to follow the group rules? Why do that? There used to be a thing called a "sweeper" that would control that type of group interaction, maybe they are not used by some groups.

I have no desire to be involved in mandatory award groups, but I respect their right to enjoy flickr in their own way, otherwise we have chaos. The point you ask about is that this is the way they want to use flickr, no other explanation is needed.
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iansand says:

They are very important if you think random baubles bestowed by people you don't know and of whose taste and expertise you have no knowledge or experience matter.
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mag3737 says:

mcnod:

There used to be a thing called a "sweeper" that would control that type of group interaction, maybe they are not used by some groups.

I think over the years many sweepers (and other 3rd party Flickr tools) have fallen away to attrition. Developers of these tools have moved on with their lives and no longer have the time to maintain them as updates occur to the Flickr site and APIs. And the groups have difficulty finding new talent to maintain the tools or develop new ones.

mcnod:
I have no desire to be involved in mandatory award groups, but I respect their right to enjoy flickr in their own way, otherwise we have chaos.


+1
Flickr is an elephant and we are all the seven blind men.
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Viejito says:

mag3737:

we are all the seven blind men.
I thought there were only six.
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mag3737 says:

Viejito:

I thought there were only six.

Interesting. 37 seconds of googling (aka "I found a Wikipedia entry") suggests that there are variations on the allegory involving at least 4, 6, and 7.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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Coyoty says:

Viejito:

There were seven, but he never said anything, so the others didn't know he was there.
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davisrickcharlesallan says:

why do people need to tell other people what they should enjoy?
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Richard Harvey UK says:

davisrickcharlesallan:

It is the internet. Normal intelligent people turn into dribbling lunaticsfascists.

Edited for accuracy.
Edited again: that is not directed at the OP btw. Just a general trend.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )
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Viejito says:

davisrickcharlesallan:

why do people need to tell other people what they should enjoy?
People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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shaky finger says:

MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest:

Definately

(UK members would most likely understand)
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MabelAmber️***Pluto5339***MysteryGuest says:

Trader_arena:

Definately

(UK members would most likely understand)

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/definately-the-m...

Perhaps you meant "defiantly", no?
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katie_ko says:

Just a gentle reminder to stay on topic here, folks!
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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mag3737 says:

katie_ko:

In everyone's defense, I don't think there IS a topic here. (In which case perhaps we all should have said nothing. :-)
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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Viejito says:

mag3737:

I don't think there IS a topic here.
That is what I tried to point out (in parentheses) in my first reply to the OP...
Posted 6 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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Seven_Wishes says:

It could be said that by awarding you have to visit the group, copy the code and then click through to the image to award, counting as one individual view, whereas you could just scroll through a groups photos and still get a view counted, even though your image is not viewed individually.
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WalrusTexas says:

Viejito:

I thought the six were the 7 brothers who stood in a circle, each counting six others and lamenting their lost brother.

Clearly there is no topic here, and I guess I have contributed by saying nothing (useful)
Posted 5 weeks ago. ( permalink )

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