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10 hours ago, Saravendi said:

Hey Guys...

   Aw, my 30-like pic didn't make it?

   Nice job though, I don't think I could ever be bothered to go through this thread post by post myself.

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12 hours ago, Saravendi said:

I will also say that it will becomes easier to reach the 30’s given now that the overall followers keeps rising and the thread viewership seems to have consistently grown. 

Oh, ok. This was going to be my next question: to what degree does the prevalence of more recent 30+ posts represent an overall rise in participation and/or engagement with the thread?

If this thread is more popular now, I wonder why?

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6 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Oh, ok. This was going to be my next question: to what degree does the prevalence of more recent 30+ posts represent an overall rise in participation and/or engagement with the thread?

If this thread is more popular now, I wonder why?

I think it's gaining steam. Since I started perusing the official forums and this thread in particular, there's been an increase of new posters and pictures in this thread.

And while I'm not so secretly thrilled that one of mine made that list, I know there's been some utterly fantastic pics by others that, imo, were much better. So, while I'm honored to be among them, I don't think it's a metric that really deserves (I'm searching for a word here and all I can think of is) notice?

I think everyone's efforts deserves praise. It takes strong nerves to put yourself out there, artistically.

I have some friends that look at the thread but won't try, though I believe they can do it.

So, personally, I'd rather not make it a thing or a goal to strive for. I love the risk takers.

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22 minutes ago, Roxy Couturier said:

I think it's gaining steam. Since I started perusing the official forums and this thread in particular, there's been an increase of new posters and pictures in this thread.

Yeah, agreed on all counts. I think that the people who post here, everyone, should be a little proud of themselves that they've contributed making this a kind of forum destination.

22 minutes ago, Roxy Couturier said:

And while I'm not so secretly thrilled that one of mine made that list, I know there's been some utterly fantastic pics by others that, imo, were much better. So, while I'm honored to be among them, I don't think it's a metric that really deserves (I'm searching for a word here and all I can think of is) notice?

Again, yes. I'm even a little puzzled about why one of mine is on the list, as I don't think it's very good. I think a lot of factors, of which "quality" (whatever that means) go into the number of likes. So yes, it's nice that I have two pics on the list (*preen preen*), but, as Sara herself says, it'd be a mistake to read too much into it. I'd especially say that that is true for people who aren't getting 30+ likes: a lot of this is probably also about rewarding regular posters.

The other thing that worries me just a teeny bit: with the exception of Skell, most of the "top" posts are of fairly conventional women avatars. I don't think that the men who post here get enough attention, and, equally, those who post as furries or other less traditional avatars. Maybe that's because some of us have a harder time judging them? Or maybe it's just because we tend to be most interested in people who are like us.

22 minutes ago, Roxy Couturier said:

I think everyone's efforts deserves praise. It takes strong nerves to put yourself out there, artistically.

I have some friends that look at the thread but won't try, though I believe they can do it.

Completely. And actually, I have seen a lot of newer people posting here recently, which is really great. One of the things I really like about this thread, apart from the lovely pics and the opportunity to be narcissistic, is the sense that this is a really welcoming, non-judgmental place to post. I hope that more people will see that they can put themselves forward here and be welcomed.

22 minutes ago, Roxy Couturier said:

I love the risk takers.

Yessss. And that includes people who post here knowing that they don't have the technical skills, or the high-end computer, or whatever, to produce really polished pictures. I just like seeing people here, however "good" (again, whatever that means) their pics may or may not be.

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12 hours ago, Saravendi said:

Hey Guys... 

I've been preoccupied lately with a crazy self-imposed project that in hindsight, maybe wasn't the best use of my time, yet once I started down the rabbit hole, actually bunny hole...it got the best of me. What am I talking about? Well it started as an off shoot of the Bunny poster and a subsequent posting by @KaiaWang.  Let me explain. I was super impressed with Kiais' post and the fact that one of her first posts to the thread received 30 Likes! So that impressed me. For me, back last November I remembered that I also had a post hit 30 as well and it got me wondering, just how many posts have broke the 30 likes mark. Now, I realize that what we all "like" is totally subjective and breaking the 30 mark is a matter of luck, number of viewers (Summer has less engagement then say October), how many followers the thread has etc and so forth.  So my curiosity got the best of me and I started going back and back and back... looking to see who and what posts achieved "likes" above 30 in this thread. Suffice to say, I started this only expecting to review or inspect back 25 some odd pages with each page containing 25 posts, however as I kept discovering new posts, I just couldn't do any analysis justice unless I reviewed the entire thread...and I did! OMG, that was a ton of work but it' done. Whew... just a note... I am literally still in process of it all, but wanted to give you guys the some results. So, this first submission is NOT including page #1 where 5 Posts on this page garnered well over 30. Luckly it's rather easy to see those posts for yourselves. Also, those first 5 some odd posts of the thread,  in my opinion are outliers (and I'll post them this weekend. Everyone who come to this thread always see's these posts so, like being on page one of a google search there isn't really a level playing field and I decided that they should have there own presentation. There were only 25 posts that hit above the 30 mark out of...drum roll... 17,175 posts! WOW, that is quite an achievement for everyone involved. Please note that there are hundreds and hundred of absolutely amazing work/art presented here in this thread that IMHO should have blown past 30 and didn't, however the only real subjective way to do a project like this was to draw a line in the sand somewhere and so 30 was that number I chose. To give you some perspective what 25 out of 17,175 represents...how about .0014% of all post or one out of 687 posts. PS: I didn't count reposts, which would have been another factor that I wasn't willing to put the effort into.

Few more comments; Forgoing our page one gang of 5 ( that I will get to later)

@Talligurl led everyone with 33 for one post

@Skell Dagger has 4 posts in the 30 +, he also had a 30+ post on page 1. Overall Skell kills it on this forum!

@Scylla Rhiadra has 2 posts 30+

@Zeta Vandyke has 2 posts 30+

@Saravendi has 2 posts 30+

@Sagadin has 2 posts 30+

@Jeny Howlett was the first to break 30+ for the entire thread

@Forever Night hit 30+ with her first post to the forums 

@KaiaWang hit 30+ with one of her first posts 

@Clover Jinx  @Kotelle  @Roxy Couturier

@Ceka Cianci  @Coby Foden  @Alyona Su

@TatianaNikolay  @TexangelNoel 

@CarolinaSchoen

I'm including a collage here for you guys to see them curated together. I was originally going to show all the posts in order, however that became a futile endeavor (Ugh!) so, I gave in and just tried to get every entry onto one page. I wanted to keep the poster original post so that means they are wildly different shapes which become very difficult when trying to assemble into something like this. So please forgive me if I messed up..whatever... if I missed you post just LMK, or if I misspelled your name or...just let me know. 

Iv'e done all of this in the blind without any input, so please shoot me an IM or let me know what you might like to see. I was planning or reposting all of the picts throughout the next week or so. Also, I hope the quality of this poster expands well enough for you guys to see it clearly (the file size is huge). If not, maybe I can email you guys or section it up a bit so it is more legible. Comments... suggestions??? Crossing my fingers that you guys find enjoyment from this 😘 - Sara

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Best to touch or click the picture in order to view the higher Rez image! I will also say that it will becomes easier to reach the 30’s given now that the overall followers keeps rising and the thread viewership seems to have consistently grown. 

Omg This is so amazing, thank you so much for your time and effort.. wow this is so cool... <3 <3 <3

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2 hours ago, Orwar said:

Aw, my 30-like pic didn't make it?

Sorry Orwar 😐... I was on the lookout for all the core contributors here and I saw so many great post of yours but must have missed it. If you repost it, I’d love to include you. 

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I'm the only one on today. Much shopping was done, via Fifty Linden Friday.  I'm now home alone contemplating what mischief to get into now...

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5 minutes ago, Eva Knoller said:

@CatrieWe could be twins with our FLF haul. I bought those too. Pretty great selection this week!

 

I'm really glad it's a selection they had this week, as usually, I find maybe one to two items to get.

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4 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Oh, ok. This was going to be my next question: to what degree does the prevalence of more recent 30+ posts represent an overall rise in participation and/or engagement with the thread?

If this thread is more popular now, I wonder why?

I've been here almost a year now (and I'm working on my rezz day speech). In the beginning it took a huge leap of faith for me to make that first post, not just here but anywhere on the forums. But I was made so welcome by the regulars, that I felt confident enough to post my 'point and click' images. It's not so long that I began using Windlight, in January this year, and I completely understand how hard it is to get to that point.

I always make sure that I welcome new posters, because we need to make them as welcome as I was made, and help everybody develop their skills and raise the bar. There's no doubt that we all encourage each other to do better and we see some amazing images now.

So far I haven't made the magic 30, but increasing numbers mean that mid twentys will soon be the norm. The whole thing is growing and the bigger it gets, the bigger it will get! It amazes me that with so many people in SL, and so many SL flickr accounts, so few post on here. I don't get that, but hey, what do I know!  :)

 

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10 minutes ago, BelindaN said:

I've been here almost a year now (and I'm working on my rezz day speech). In the beginning it took a huge leap of faith for me to make that first post, not just here but anywhere on the forums. But I was made so welcome by the regulars, that I felt confident enough to post my 'point and click' images. It's mot so long that I began using Windlight, in January this year, and I completely understand how hard it is to get to that point.

I always make sure that I welcome new posters, because we need to make them as welcome as I was made, and help everybody develop their skills and raise the bar. There's no doubt that we all encourage each other to do better and we see some amazing images now.

So far I haven't made the magic 30, but increasing numbers mean that mid twentys will soon be the norm. The whole thing is growing and the bigger it gets, the bigger it will get! It amazes me that with so many people in SL, and so many SL flickr accounts, so few post on here. I don't get that, but hey, what do I know!  :)

 

This place has basically become a combination of showing off avatar looks, and the old "Show off your Snaps" thread! It's good fun trying to frame the right shot to showcase your avatar and create a piece others will enjoy! I think that's what draws in all us flickr accounts, anyway. As for the rest, it's just fun to show off! We put so much time, effort, and money into our avatars, and the world out there is fairly empty. When you combine the sparsely populated grid with avatar complexity limits, it's not all that likely that any given one of us will be seen and really actually looked at by 20+ people (let alone have all of those people toss us a message and tell us they like what they see) before we decide to change up our look. It's rewarding and encouraging, and helps us all push each other to get better at SL Photography and avatar creation.

To add: It's an interesting insight into SL fashion/photography and how trends change over time. Hell, this place has even been a bit of a trendsetter in its own right recently, with the superhero fad and the bunny brigade!

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4 hours ago, CarolinaSchoen said:

Omg This is so amazing, thank you so much for your time and effort.. wow this is so cool... ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Thank you Carolina!! It was fun to do, and I also love seeing the post all together in one place. 

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