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Janhk   on 26/04/19 @ 19:37 said:

Absolutely agree. I've been alarmed by the number of profile type photos. I look at this section in the hope of seeing beautiful views or OD people on walks (and bridges!) A disappointing development

Philtheetiler   on 26/04/19 @ 20:09 said:

Hi Maz, you beat me to it, thoroughly agree.

RuthieA   on 26/04/19 @ 20:31 said:

Ruth, Milvus and Debbie J and myself were commenting on this at the weekend. How dare attractive, fit, young, superfit (seemingly), young women monopolize the photo section. Enough is enough! Start uploading the bridge shots folks ;-)

ruth   on 26/04/19 @ 21:05 said:

Dale   on 26/04/19 @ 21:07 said:

Ok here goes........

Glyn2   on 26/04/19 @ 21:47 said:

You spoilsports - I was just about to post a photo of me in a leotard with leg warmers from 1974 when I still had a waist (and a perm) . . . . . .

Bea ( Pebbles)   on 26/04/19 @ 22:03 said:

gem1000   on 26/04/19 @ 22:07 said:

Maz & Janhk: did you read my mind?

TrotOn   on 26/04/19 @ 22:19 said:

Nobody has broken the site rules?
Perhaps there's room for everyone?
Glyn2...go ahead...we'll allow you.
I've got to remember too....time is ticking by!

Embrace change?

Lazlo Woodbine   on 27/04/19 @ 0:24 said:

Had to put a "recent" photo on. It's all the rage.

Mitch   on 27/04/19 @ 3:27 said:

just looked at the pictures and well that really sorted the job out. Well done

Miss T   on 27/04/19 @ 9:31 said:

I don't think we need to 'embrace change', personally.
Members can post up to 4 photos of themselves on their own profile page, so it's not really necessary to post multiple photos on the 'Pictures' section too.
That section is (usually) for photos from OD walks/events, scenery/sights we see along the way etc.
Perhaps new members who are posting profile photos in the Pictures section assume this is how things work? Maybe it's a job for admin to steer them in the 'usual' direction?
I'm sure nobody would object if a member posted a personal photo of themselves at the top of (say) Mt.Everest..after all, it's a moment worth sharing..but lets keep the Pictures section for what it was intended.

Walking On   on 27/04/19 @ 10:00 said:

Agreed, Miss T

TC   on 27/04/19 @ 11:17 said:

There is a 'picture etiquette' note in the pictures section. Incudes this..... 'New members are welcome to post images of themselves in action'.....?!

Maz   on 27/04/19 @ 18:07 said:

Yes I read that too Tina but still feel it makes the Pictures Section on the site looks too much like a catalogue of "choose me" "make me an offer" .......photos.
O please could someone make me an offer, I haven't had an offer for ages.......
Perhaps I'll dig out some photos to sell my wares too. I'm sure I have a nice photo of me somewhere, sometime in the distant past, fully dressed and being sensible.

Glyn2   on 27/04/19 @ 18:12 said:

The wedding photo Jo showed us defo Maz - they’ll be fighting to throw their pension pot at you when they see that one - whid whiw (welsh wolf whistle)

Lazlo Woodbine   on 27/04/19 @ 18:34 said:

I have been inundated with offers since putting my photo on there. Mainly from women on diets wanting to put it on the fridge door though, but it shows that when you desperate there is always a way to get noticed.

Maz   on 27/04/19 @ 18:35 said:

But Rhian, have you seen my new pictures? They'll be queuing at the gate.....if only I hadn't bolted it earlier on.
Hope this has you all smiling.

Janhk   on 28/04/19 @ 19:20 said:

Oh dear, the profile type pictures continue

Jill18   on 28/04/19 @ 21:41 said:

Lol..hilarious...love your comments Maz and Dougie xx

Mitch   on 29/04/19 @ 13:24 said:

Oh dear yes your right Janhk they still keep coming.

Site Admin   on 29/04/19 @ 0:00 said:

As long as the pictures are relevant and outdoorsy its not a problem. Selfies up a peak are fine. New members especially, or those in areas where there aren't a lot of Invites, will struggle with a bridge shot. The whole point of the site is that those who join are often seeking someone to walk with.

We have had a few members in the past dump their entire photo album - which was a bit much - but generally such pics are fine. It is, after all, a self advertising site for those seeking to attract others.

I try not to post selfies myself. I wouldn't want to put you off your porridge.

Site Admin   on 29/04/19 @ 16:17 said:

p.s. please remember the 'black and white' nature of posted comments. The new design still has to have the "etiquette" pages re-added, but as a reminder remember that its very easy to sound harsh without meaning to, and that you can easily cause offence and upset others.

I'll try to get a link to these pages back up soon so y'all can see what is allowed and suggested.

FYI the 'photos etiquette page states;
"New members are welcome to post images of themselves in action. The "View soandso's pictures" link in their profile will now work. However, please don't upload your entire photo collection!"

Maz   on 01/05/19 @ 10:10 said:

I can only apologise unreservedly to anyone who has been offended or hurt by this thread, that was not my intention.
This is the nicest, friendliest group of people you could ever meet. Many members keep paying their monthly subs for that very reason, to enjoy the outdoors with like minded people who have become their firm friends.
I hope all new members feel able to join us on our many adventures to chit chat, laugh, cry, moan and laugh some more. You will always be made very welcome.

Site Admin   on 01/05/19 @ 15:53 said:

Thanks for the apology Maz.

I have added an etiquette icon with link to the etiquette pages on the Forum, Pictures, and Invitation list pages. I struggled for a while trying to work out what such an icon would look like given "etiquette" is a pretty abstract concept. Decided on a plate with a knife and fork. It sort of works!

TrotOn   on 01/05/19 @ 16:42 said:

Maz:

You are sentenced to being Chief "Washer Upper" in the Alps :

Sadly, we can't have you as Chief Cook....for agreed reasons.

Glyn2   on 01/05/19 @ 17:45 said:

Whilst we’re on the subject of photos and etiquette can I just ask how people feel about being viewed by other members who have been members of this site for many years and yet have not created a profile or put up a photo of themselves? If my profile gets viewed by somebody that’s been a member for over a year and still hasn’t put any details up or joined an activity I block them. I decided on a year because i just watched people for many many months before I had the courage to join in on my first walk (and it was the best thing I ever did - I’ve made some lovely friends)

Happyfeet   on 01/05/19 @ 18:04 said:

Nice comments Glyn2, wholeheartedly agree

Highpeakman   on 01/05/19 @ 18:38 said:

Maz: To use your dulcet tones, WTF are you apologising for, you weren't rude or offensive, just gave your views in an amusing way. I've no strong views either way on the topic, just hate to see you apologising unnecessarily!! Hey ho!!! x

Mitch   on 02/05/19 @ 3:15 said:

Well said Highpeakman I am in total agreement with everything single word you have said.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 02/05/19 @ 7:21 said:

Never apologise Maz and will this trend of people using the photo board to get their ugly mugs out there please stop. I used to be on a dating site where any event organiser would be inundated with "guests" who didn't want to go to the invite but just wanted to get their picture out there. The event organisers eventually gave up as it was too much hassle to filter out the publicity seekers from the genuine participants. The same thing appears to be happening on here and if anyone is offended by these comments, well tough.

Lazlo Woodbine   on 02/05/19 @ 8:49 said:

Well if you believe that the photo board should be a place for the narcissists to put their selfies that's Ok. Personally I prefer memorable photographs of the adventures that fellow ODers undertake. That is what it was used for in the past. There is ample room on the profiles for members to display their attributes and an even better way is to turn up at the events. I will just stop looking at the picture board as it now contains nothing of interest.

Philtheetiler   on 02/05/19 @ 9:25 said:

Lazlo Woodbine: yes Doug unless your name is Gary, without an 'r'

Camino Queen   on 02/05/19 @ 12:57 said:

Hi OK so Im not putting any views as those who know me will know how I feel. But I emailed Steve site admin a week ago suggesting this got deleted and now it has gone too far and not a joke with that comment about gay people certainly. I'm so saddened by all this.
I love my OD friends and the club bought happiness into my life at a lonely time so thanks Steve... So please stop now Di

Lazlo Woodbine   on 02/05/19 @ 13:42 said:

Oh didn't realise that comment by Phil was about gay people. I thought he was on about someone called Gary lol. Duh.

trekkie  on 03/05/19 @ 9:40 said:

Is this really such a big deal?
It it being taken out of proportion?
Here is how I see it.
Pretty well since the site started the photos page was used to record the memories of the events people attended and to share them both with those who were there and those that weren’t.
Some photos were of beautiful scenes, some focused on recording the important social aspects.

Peoples photos should they wish to share them were attached to their profiles.

Lately it seems that newer members have started posting what may have traditionally been profile type pictures in the photos section... TBC....

trekkie  on 03/05/19 @ 9:41 said:

Whilst people will have their views on this and how appropriate it is, new people may genuinely think it is the appropriate place.

So the ‘site’ needs to make a policy decision. By site I mean either Admin or a consensus.

It is a delicate balance of judgement.
Maybe some guidance and suggestions to new members signing up could make the policy clear.

The last thing anybody wants is to have a divided community and polarise people. After all isn’t the whole concept of sites such as this about coming together and sharing?
We all have our differences. That’s what makes us interesting . Differences should be understood and cherished.
I was saving this for my Sunday sermon, but remember folks , you heard it here first.

Dale   on 03/05/19 @ 10:09 said:

Trekkie for Prime Minister I say !!!!

Loran (Steve)   on 18/05/19 @ 9:33 said:

I wonder if technology can be used to help?
1 add option on upload for people to tag photos to the invitation they relate to, if they do.
2 add drop down option to photos page to select only walk tagged photos.
People could then choose their viewing preference. Could even enhance further with
3 add option on past invitations (photo icon) to view photos relating to that walk.
Or something along these lines.
Hopefully not a too tall order!
Site Admin?
PS Etiquette icon - tea cup held with raised little finger?

Jill18   on 18/05/19 @ 19:49 said:

Oh my goodness...what has happened to or lovely OD site....Maz you have nothing to apologies about......and we love a banter..dont we ?......😕

Wren18   on 18/05/19 @ 21:04 said:

I recently updated my photo and on the first attempt was one step away from posting to the Pictures section having wrongly navigated there. Hands up this was definitely due to my techno ignorance but I was thinking perhaps other members have done the same believing the pictures were being posted to their profile.

Kesk   on 21/05/19 @ 7:50 said:

The site is called Outdoor Duo and by title in suggests a couple/friends/meeting..... I'm on here to find a partner. Is that against the rules?
Both appearance and lifestyle are factors in moving forward. I don't see the problem with images and we have the choice to disregard: I certainly will where narcissism intrudes.

Kesk   on 21/05/19 @ 7:51 said:

PS still trying to work out how to put an image on
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