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Sweet Fanny Adams on Flickr

I love Flickr. You should know that. I have some great contacts on Flickr. Of all my contacts, I follow those that live in Medway the most. Sweet Fanny Adams is one of these.

SFA recently wrote on her website a short piece about Flickr. She called it Things that piss me off about Flickr.

I laughed a lot when reading it. Here’s an extract with kind permission.

…what it is about Flickr that really annoys me is all the photo fascists and other assorted morons. I’ve pasted in some actual comments from fellow Flickr users, not necessarily comments made about my photos, but ones that have driven me to rant about them anyway.

“Post-production makes photographs completely invalid in my view” – This is because you are a moron, and only one half of your brain works. Your view is invalid and so are you.

“Photos taken on auto focus should be deleted” – You should be deleted.

“Nice flower shot. Shame about the building in the background” – You know, you’re absolutely right. Next time, I’ll bulldoze the 14th century castle to the ground, just so you can admire the common pink flower better. Just stop it right now because God knows you’re a wanker.

“I’m not in love with the girl. I don’t like her expression. Score 4/10” – You don’t have to fancy her, you mong. I’m not asking you to shag her. This was posted in a score my candid shot group and was about one of my photos which had, up to this point, scored 36/40. It really pissed me off because the shot posted by this person was not a real candid. It was an extreme close up, taken on auto from about 3 feet away. Just because the subject was looking away from the camera, it doesn’t mean they didn’t know it was there. This person also followed their photo with a wanky explanation that made me vomit into my wellies, because they were nearest.

By monaxle

Dad to four boys. Married to their mum. A satisficer. Lifelong cyclist, wannabe nomad, casual snapper and music lover. Occasional glimmers of creativity. Left field, anti establishment and non conformist tendencies. Green politics. Employment in mental health and children and adults social care. Open to learning, development and growth. Often get things wrong. Sometimes getting them right.

Current digital profile along the lines of #Mastodon, #Ubuntu, #NextcloudPi, #Thunderbird, #LibreOffice, #Gimp, #DigiKam, #KeePassXC, #Brave and #StandardNotes. It’s all #foss to me.

Views and opinions are my own or plagiarised and/or paraphrased from elsewhere. Whether these are right, wrong, misinformed or inspired is pretty much down to chance and your own judgement. Be well, be happy, be safe.

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