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Craig  Paulsen
 

be nice


remember that you're typing to another person who has feelings and desires to be appreciated and respected just like you do.


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2/3/2006 8:54:36 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Craig,
I liked your other post that nobody responded to, where you also said that people should remember to be honest and only post things that they know to be true. That's also good to remember.

Chris


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2/3/2006 9:45:23 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Honest? Does that mean I can no longer post that I'm only 29? Gee!


Sounds like good advice Craig.


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2/3/2006 9:55:26 AM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  computers don't have feelings! j/k

anyways we also must be open-minded and really quickly not assume that someone is attacking us. its funny, I do this alot. take somebody's post and read it in your mind with an angry attitude. now reread the same post with a sarcastic attitude. now reread the same thing with a gentle, kind attitude. the most important thing to remember is that no matter how we write something, it can come out to someone badly even if you didn't mean it. if you're having a really grumpy day maybe we should back off of BP for a while until we cool down before we post.

**Note: something that we ALL must remember is that any digital vs. film posts are bound to get ugly, no matter your intentions. everyone gets defensive. I mean I might as well as to say your momma is ugly. (not your momma, but an example) she may be ugly to me, but of course she isn't to you. I guess we should remeber this for everything. everyone has their preferences


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2/3/2006 10:36:17 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I think very often, people are intending sarcasm and end up sounding just plain mean. Maybe we should tone down the sarcasm a bit? Not everyone gets it.


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2/3/2006 11:08:11 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   "I mean I might as well as to say your momma is ugly. (not your momma, but an example) she may be ugly to me, but of course she isn't to you."

It's OK just so long as you don't tell me I'M ugly. Hey, it may be the truth but please don't remind me!


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2/3/2006 11:44:53 AM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  It's good to see you both adding some humor to the situation....! I think if we keep in mind that the site itself is visited by people from all different areas, experience, and personalities...& remember foremost that they are here because they love photography...we won't be so quick to take things "personally".


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2/3/2006 12:19:48 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  be pink


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2/3/2006 12:42:14 PM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  nice people suck


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2/3/2006 3:59:25 PM

 
Maverick Creatives
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2004
  I agree with everything said on BP. I agree that every image on this site is wonderful. I agree that you are a better photographer than I am. I agree to agree with what ever you think. How boring


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2/3/2006 6:37:25 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   welcome


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2/3/2006 7:43:11 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2005
  I must have been lucky so far...I am pretty thick skinned though. I'm here to learn. I've had some great advice offered on my gallery and I appreciate it and have learned from it. I guess if I thought I was all that - maybe it would have bothered me. Maybe it's an ego thing....


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2/3/2006 7:58:35 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Be Styled


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2/3/2006 8:38:22 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Be Ruff


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2/3/2006 8:49:43 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Be Ruff


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2/3/2006 8:50:43 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  but don't be a weiner

and watch out for this kid...


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2/3/2006 9:37:07 PM

 
Thomas Lam
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/24/2004
  LOL


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2/3/2006 11:44:53 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Be yourself.

Talk about photography.

Be honest.

If you want to make up exaggerated stories about yourself, don't do it here. Instead, write your supposedly-true memoirs and sell it to Oprah.

If you want to role-play and pretend you're someone you are not, don't do it here. Instead, go to a gaming site or a chatroom.

Later,
Chris


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2/4/2006 6:44:37 AM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  Gregory, that last photo is hillarious. LOL.

Jerry


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2/4/2006 9:44:02 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  wrong credit


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2/4/2006 11:31:21 AM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  Oops! I mean, Justin.


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2/4/2006 12:03:02 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Be Macho


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2/4/2006 3:41:59 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   JUST BE....


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2/5/2006 12:42:42 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  thanks for the laugh justin,and sarcasm,i can hardly spell it.
now stupidity and lack of medication I can relate with.
coming back to indy eh justin?i'll alert the state police?
not sure if that classifies true sarcasm?
if little things p you off join the military.they will soon take that away.
and if all else fails?apoligize?
hack, cough,sam


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2/5/2006 9:57:20 PM

 

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  DON'T B FLAT, B NATURAL


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2/6/2006 12:04:21 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  cRAIG... ITS GOOD TO SEE YOU REALLY DIDNT GO "RUNNING OFF NAKED INTO THE NIGHT" LIKE YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO.
CRAIG-


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2/6/2006 9:58:22 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Craig Z,
You have Craig Paulsen confused with someone else. The guy who said he "wanted out" and was "runnning off naked" was named Christopher Walrath. It looks like he really did delete his account and hit the road.

In case anyone forgot, a couple of guys here (with quite a bit of experience) disagreed with some advice he gave someone, and he lost his cool. Pity. Until that point he seemed like a decent guy and had a nice gallery.

I shouldn't have to remind you who Craig Paulsen really is. That's a whole 'nutha can of worms. ;-)

Chris


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2/6/2006 11:55:56 AM

 
Craig  Paulsen   take a hike G.I.JOE, the warz over


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2/6/2006 1:36:19 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   Maybe I was Chris-topher.........hmmmm


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2/6/2006 1:40:37 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  hey sam no offense or nothign! lol just a little confused..

"if little things p you off join the military.they will soon take that away.
and if all else fails?apoligize?"

could you elaborate? haha
good day everyone.

what war is over? i'd like to know that one! lol


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2/6/2006 1:45:37 PM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  lol.. now this is a very confusing world.. is craig christopher.. or am I craig and are you really a GI Joe dol? Man am I ever confused now... my head hurts! Thanks, Thanks allot!
lol
craig-


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2/6/2006 1:53:17 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  "take a hike"

Now is that any way to "be nice"??


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2/6/2006 2:05:09 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   hey Craig, Im Craig
my parents named me that because it wasn't popular at the time.

Anyway, I think you deserve an upgrade on your camera. Your comp is great, but I can tell you're using a low end cam because of the quality. Or could it be the lens? I always notice when the way a picture looks and then I look at what camera took it and they lack a certain quality. But it could be a cheap lens on a cheap camera? If you could(or any of us could) get a M2n you would see how good you really are. Then if you are good with PS then you will be amazed

The comp and light are the most important, but the right tools make the art more fun


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2/6/2006 2:06:24 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  I think 480px on the long side and 72dpi isn't a just way of judging the quality of a camera. The pic in my gal. "Her Beautiful Hair" doesn't look all that great on the screen but I just printed a 16x20 the other day with Kodak Polycontrast IV paper and man did it turn out amazing. even down to her eyelashes are razor sharp so i'll have to KINDLY GENTLY disagree with you on that one. but then again, i'm a filmer so I can't tell the digital quality either.


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2/6/2006 2:15:35 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  sorry, 750px on the long side, used to another site. cheers.


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2/6/2006 2:16:51 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   you weren't respecting, you broke the nice rule

you assume that I am some fictional character, is that nice

you make me chuckle


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2/6/2006 2:20:45 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  that's the thing, I don't think you're a fictional character. I could care less if yo'ure making a name up or not, doesn't bother me much. I was just disagreeing with the statement no matter who wrote it, even if monte zucker himself wrote it.


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2/6/2006 2:26:12 PM

 
Craig  Paulsen   CraigZ needs an upgrade

I was talking about digital

And Chris cares about fictional characters


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2/6/2006 2:32:00 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  who says I didn't? Do parent's not get on their kids, even if they love them? and this isn't a site about caring, per se, but a site about exchanging information. oh well i'm not tryign to argue, just discuss


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2/6/2006 2:41:17 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hey justin,
i was one of those who went into service who knew everything,and a chip on my shoulder.they straightened me out.
and as far as an apology for making a mistake,it doesn't hurt at all.
aren't you getting out of service and moving back to indy?
and I love the tasmanian devil.
i just got home from practice with my older boys team.the ongoing argument is the one loss they have in 7 games.i'm the coach,i didn't prepare them or adjust.they claim it was their fault because they made so many mistakes.these are 10 and 11 year old kids who are willing to take responsibility for their actions.
i think it applies here because so many tend to blame.or say I have the answer.
c'mon.
take in what you want and disregard the rest.
yeah


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2/6/2006 7:20:18 PM

 
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