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Subject: What's with the crappy AH box photos? rss

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Nate Sandall
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/56261

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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/56286

Whoever uploaded these if geekgold is so important to you that you need to flood the geek with lousy scan images then I'm sure we can find you another way to get you some! Many of these pictures are duplicates of other pictures already on the game entries. I mean come on! Did we need a second crappy picture for TV Wars? If these showed better detail perhaps they'd be welcome images but instead this just looks like a half-assed attempt to amass a lot of geekgold in a hurry. I sure hope these aren't from one of the people who were recently complaining that it took a week to get their gold for these submissions.

 
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There's never a content cop around when you need 'em. ;-)
 
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Yeah what Nate said. I've not posted photos that were much better than the random sample of those I just looked at.

If they were clear and crisp it would be another matter, but the ones I looked at are positively blurry.
 
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If you do not like the pictures then upload your own.

I think we are lucky to have those pictures to begin with. WIth out them we would have none.

Nanich
 
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Putting them in order
After sorting out the sequence the pictures are from 56244-56267, 56269, 56273-80, 56284-6, 56288-90, 56296-8 and 56301. It makes me really wonder about those in between.
 
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nanich,

you write:

"I think we are lucky to have those pictures to begin with. WIth out them we would have none. "

I would agree that a grainy pic is better then none, but in this case most boxes are already shown on other photos? So without them we would still have pics of the boxes (and I think better ones).

e.g. tv wars: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/56258
 
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I certainly didn't do it.

They look an awful lot like scanned catalog images blown up to pass the image width/height restrictions.
 
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Why do you care?
I'm under the impression that one of the BGG Admins has to approve submitted content. What business of yours is it what pictures get approved for the site, and whather people get geekgold for it? Perhaps you think it devalues your GeekGold? Well, since there isn't really isn't a GG inflation index, it doesn't devalue your GG. Maybe it demeans your hard work? I don't think so. There's lots of reasons for lots of differnet picture types on the Geek. I say, if it got past the approval process, it's fine.

Of course, it is entirely your right to complain if you don't like it, but it consequently within the scope of my rights to countercomplain.

I also think it is silly to limit GG to those with the most bleeding-edge technology, which is what your post strongly implies: only the biggest, clearest, most comprehensive pictures need receive GeekGold. What, then, of the rest of us technological laggards? Shall we be thrown to yon GG almshouse? GG welfare? Sentenced to a state of avatarlessness?
 
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Abused by a box cover
weeps into his handkerchief and stands alone on the sidewalk

Cop: "okay sonny who did this to you then?"
TTFB:" sniff ..he was big and square ..sniff"
Cop: "uh huh go on "
TTFB:" and he had sharp corners and he was all blue & red and he had these planes buzzing around him..sniff"
Cop: "planes?? like 747's?"
TTFB :" sob ..no P38's and some wildcats sniffle...and I thought i saw a zero...and he was out of focus too! sob"
Cop: "out of focus! gee and picked on a geek like you huh The bastard! probably high on Those magic cards!"
TTFB: "He just rushed me and grabbed my copy of san juan snif and yelled "REVENGE & I'll be back" and then ran off with lots of explosions and yells of "you die GI!" ..do do you know him?"
Cop: "sure I know him...look at this mug shot ..is that him?"
TTFB nods
Cop: "yeah its "guadalcanal" ..an old AH game gone bad ..don't you worry we'll catch him and lock him up with some monopoly varients ..that'll sort him out , they just love complex military simulations hahaha"
 
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Its negativity like this that keeps Alan Moon away from the game sites on the Internet.cry
 
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Hmmm...who's opinion am I more interested in -- Alan Moon or Nate Sandall.

Sorry, I'll pick Nate, anyday.
 
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Drew,

If you don't have the technology, you write session reports and game reviews, not clog the Geek with crappy images.
 
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What makes me so sad is that you boys have nothing better to do with your time than patrol the 'Geek for poor images and insult the people who upload them.
 
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I think they are fine
As the old saying goes beggars can't be choosers, right?
 
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Of the pictures I've submitted to the geek I've always tried to put something new into the database that looked good. My first few submissions aren't nearly as good as my later additions but I did strive to add something that wasn't there before.

Maybe this posting came across more negative than I had intended - and perhaps I shouldn't be posting to the geek when I'm tired. One or two crappy photos wouldn't have bothered me. Heck a dozen wouldn't have. But 40? Aw come on!

So why did I feel the need to post this? Because after you've been on the geek a while and contributed of your thoughts and your labor and your money maybe you get a sense that you have an invested interest in the geek. That is why we challenge each other constantly towards higher standards here - that and because we like to bitch and cuss and shout and torment each other - just like family.
 
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