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Old 18th September 2018, 16:06
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Just a comment

After being uploading pictures for a year, I realized the lack of interest of
members for the pictures posted on the website, the most viewed have between 20
and 27 members who have seen them, and virtually no comments and / or comments
interesting about the ship or other element exposed in each photo, as it used
to be before in SN, this makes me think maybe in the scarce interest of the
members of SH in the photos and find much more interesting other matters.

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Old 18th September 2018, 16:44
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Tomi...you could be right. Must admit I rarely look at galleries on any site these days unless looking for a specific vessel....and the fuss made when SN had problems recently came mainly from gallery users,strange?

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Old 18th September 2018, 20:50
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After being uploading pictures for a year, I realized the lack of interest of
members for the pictures posted on the website, the most viewed have between 20
and 27 members who have seen them, and virtually no comments and / or comments
interesting about the ship or other element exposed in each photo, as it used
to be before in SN, this makes me think maybe in the scarce interest of the
members of SH in the photos and find much more interesting other matters.

Regards

Tomi.
Tomi,
The two of us have noticed this before. The SH gallery is weak in this regard and I had hoped it would improve a bit. And it did, but just a little bit. Though, the number of uploads has improved greatly. It makes more fun to post to SN and currently I upload photos to both SH and SN. Sometimes the same photo to both sites to compare the interest.
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Old 19th September 2018, 07:21
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Sorry, gentlemen. I frequently look at the pics in the gallery on SH but rarely comment. Please don't be offended, or deem lack of interest on my part. I check for different kinds of hatch covers, lifeboat davits, cranes, derricks, drafts, and all sorts of other minutiae. Please, please keep up the good work.
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Old 19th September 2018, 08:25
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I can only echo #4, please keep up the good work and keep posting photographs, because we do not comment, many of us didn't realise that we had to! doesn't mean to say we are not interested. I find the photographs of Chile and things Chilean remind me of the many happy times I spent in Chile in the 1950's. I visited my first casino in Vina del Mar when only 16, never gambled, how could I on 6 per month and leaving my mother 2 10s 00d per month, but I did dance with some beautiful Chilean ladies who were probably attracted by my (then) blond hair and hazel eyes and looking about 12 years old and probably wanted to mother me. The dance floor was in the restaurant on the floor above the game tables, some things you just never forget, then back to Valparaiso on the bus, back on board and down the hold cargo watching. Keep up the good work, yes that is an echo!
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Old 19th September 2018, 09:56
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I can also echo the comments in No 4. However I have noticed that lots of gallery posts are from National Archives, so may already have been looked at previously. But don't give up keep on posting. Cheers Roger
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Old 19th September 2018, 11:13
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I can also echo the comments in No 4. However I have noticed that lots of gallery posts are from National Archives, so may already have been looked at previously. But don't give up keep on posting. Cheers Roger

Same here! The gallery is a great place to dip into. I'll try to remember to leave a comment from now on.
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Old 19th September 2018, 14:15
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I have noticed over the years that if a photo has a comment - even 1 - the hit rate multiplies greatly. I currently have 1221 in my Gallery. More to come in due course. I am trying to stick to UK vessels at present but will soon have to go back to other countries.

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Old 19th September 2018, 15:08
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I totally agree with Tomi and Gijsha.

When the difficulties with SN occurred and many members like me moved over here I expected a lively new site with fresh activities. Sadly the number of views and comments are indeed still really poor, even with the generously offered uploading size of 1600px wide which is in my opinion a great advantage compared to any other shipping site and it lets the photo speak more for itself.

Maybe it is only me but I am also interested in the photography itself, so when the thumbnail looks promising, which is often the case I open up the photo and enjoy it even though what is shown might not be of my primary interest. A little feedback of any kind for old or new stuff or a thanks for uploading is just a matter of seconds. As Neville says, a comment helps the views.

I really hope it will improve to also help this site and "reward" the poster for a fine shot or the sometimes deep digging for information of a certain object and encourage him to keep posting.


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Old 19th September 2018, 22:32
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I agree totally with the opinions of Gijsha and Manfred, and a point that I think plays a major role in this let's say lack of interest is perhaps that most SH members already have their photos on SN and it could be very cumbersome for them to upload again their photos in SH, personally I'm trying to post my around 12000 to 12400 photos again on this site, this is slow I recognize it, but I am very much entertained doing it once again.


I am also posting my photos in SN and SH and I have verified that much people of SN are watching and commenting some photos than in SH; I think that this can be for the moment only.



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Given that SN has over 100,000 members and SH has around 800 it is only to be expected that there will be less activity in all fields on SH.

I, for one, hope that SH continues to gather members with a commensurate rise in gallery postings and comments but it will take time.

Following the recent SN debacle I no longer post photos to the SN site but I do look in to see what others have been up to.

My reasons for posting photos are (a) in case others are interested (b) that those photos will hopefully last longer than me when the kids put the originals over the side one day.
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Old 20th September 2018, 10:06
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Actually that last reason (b) is a good one, especially in this day of digital images.

There's talk of a 'dark age' in terms of data of all kinds, because there is no hard copy for much of it, and it is easily deleted. Also the media does decay with age believe it or not.

In times gone by data was stored in hard copy, and this is rather less easy to delete, (it takes a war, a natural catastrophe, a fire and the like.)

So these pix spread up and about the internet, sitting on any number of servers the world over and being copied or downloaded by other users might be the solution to any such 'dark age.'
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Old 20th September 2018, 15:55
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I can also echo the comments in No 4. However I have noticed that lots of gallery posts are from National Archives, so may already have been looked at previously. But don't give up keep on posting. Cheers Roger
Roger, You may have a point there and therefore it is necessary to check if an image was posted before. As you know I am a regular poster of such archive photos and I always perform this check on both SN and SH.
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