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Sharon  Day
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Counting Down October 06


 
 
Wow, I can not believe it's the 15th already! What is your favorite entry from the month of October? Note, I am no longer asking for you to choose which one you think will win, which has proven to be difficult if not impossible. Just show us your favorite from last month.

This one is my favorite. It is a resubmit that wasn't noticed the first time around. I don't really expect it to place this time either, but it is my personal favorite.

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Sunflower Sunset


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11/15/2006 9:54:48 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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Hi again Sharon... Love this thread... I think this is the first time I have been first..:)

Here is my favorite from last month..
Good luck all!!!!


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11/15/2006 10:22:47 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Hi Sharon ~ for me it's 'Peach Essence' but I know there are so many beautiful macro shots out there I don't stand a chance (!) ~~ good luck to you and Kara ~ you've both picked winners in my book :) susie


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11/15/2006 12:37:43 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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I'll try again to get the image!


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11/15/2006 12:41:05 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
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Here are mine, but I know they don't stand a chance....but hey, I least I got to go to Hawaii!


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11/15/2006 3:33:28 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
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  Endless summer
Endless summer
Surfboards and palmtree, Ala Moana Park, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Quantaray Tech 10 70-210 f2.8 lens @ 200mm. ISO 200, 1/500 sec, f14

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Sony Alpha A100 D...
 
 
ARRRRG1 let me try this again....


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11/15/2006 3:37:54 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
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  Diamond Head Lighthouse
Diamond Head Lighthouse
Diamond Head Lighthouse, Oahu, Hawaii, October 28.
Sigma 28-135 @28mm. ISO 200, 1/500 sec @f10.

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one more....


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11/15/2006 3:39:12 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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Dare we hope for a pre-Thanksgiving Finalists announcement? ;)
My fav from October entries is one of my night shots from Mohonk Mountain House.
Thanks, Sharon, as always, for starting our favorite thread this month!


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11/15/2006 3:40:10 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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  Maple Squares
Maple Squares
Re-uploaded for this thread...original is in my gallery.
The intitial image was a green leaf on a blue background... lots of PS work here, including using
Harry's filters, Tiled Glass for the grid, as well as a bad dream filter, hue adjustments and more.

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Wow, I guess we better get our October fav's posted now...everywhere I go its Christmas decor already! What happened to November?? (LOL)
Not too many Oct. entries for me, but I really favor this one... something different anyway!
Good luck everyone, some great postings here already!


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11/15/2006 3:58:07 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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  My Dad
My Dad
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As always, thanks for starting this thread, Sharon. I had a sick child home today, so very little time on the computer. When I had a chance to sit for a minute...I realized it was the 15th! I came running to my computer to find this thread!

Here is my favorite for October. I know his head is cut off, and the judges will probably frown upon that, but this shot says so much about my dad. Love him dearly!


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11/15/2006 4:10:03 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Great shots everyone!

Margie, I don't think it matters about the crop. It's a great photo of your dad!


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11/15/2006 7:05:16 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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I have three of my photo ball abstracts I put in Oct. that are definitely my favorite in the Digital Darkroom. Really unique colors and shapes within the sphere's.

But I am going to post the two fall images in the special category that I really like.

The first one is on Keshia as Little Miss Muffet and the second is of a image I took back east of the fall colors.


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11/15/2006 8:48:09 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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I have three of my photo ball abstracts I put in Oct. that are definitely my favorite in the Digital Darkroom. Really unique colors and shapes within the sphere's.

But I am going to post the two fall images in the special category that I really like.

The first one is on Keshia as Little Miss Muffet. She was in a contest on her model site I did several Halloween mini shoots with her and all images had to be Halloween themed on top of her OMP site. WE made her into about seven different characters during the month and this was my favorite one.

The second is of a image I took back east of the fall colors. Very rich colors with the blue stream going through the fall colors.


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11/15/2006 8:58:00 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Skimpy month for me. But here's my favorite:


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11/16/2006 8:38:29 AM

 
Michelle M. Peters
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Here's my fav...

Good Luck everyone!


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11/16/2006 4:02:02 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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My, how time does fly! Here are some of my favorites, got my fingers crossed too...we'll see...


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11/16/2006 4:12:19 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Wagon Wheel
Wagon Wheel
Taken early evening with a Sigma 18-125mm DC lens.
f/5.6, 1/50th sec., ISO 100
Converted to black & white in PS.

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  Yellow on Black
Yellow on Black
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My, how time does fly! Here are some of my favorites, got my fingers crossed too...we'll see...


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11/16/2006 4:12:43 PM

 
Michelle M. Peters
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  I thought I'd post to get this thread to the top so it is easier to find! LOL

Everyone has such interesting favorites!


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11/17/2006 2:33:03 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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  Dreaming of Spring
Dreaming of Spring
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This month has flown by! There are some *beautiful* images above!! Best of luck to everyone. Here's my favourite (it's spring where I am)...


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11/19/2006 12:02:08 PM

 
Lola M.
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  Autumn
Autumn
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One of my favorites from last month.


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11/20/2006 6:22:05 AM

 
Susana Ms Heide
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  All in a Day's Work
All in a Day's Work
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Those are all wonderful images! Good luck to all! Here's my favorite :o)


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11/20/2006 7:56:42 AM

 
John Caruso
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The "Original Blues Guy"
The "Original Blues Guy"
1/50 at f/5.0; Lens 16-35; Focal Length 26; ISO 200

I was photographing a Tow Zone sign on Clark Street in Chicago when a voice startled me. "Pho-tog-raph-y!" the man bellowed, nearly making me jump into the street. I turned, and this fellow was staring at me. He pointed to the "Blues Chicago" night club just over his shoulder and proudly proclaimed he was "The Original Blues Guy." He told me he'd pose for some photos. As I shot, he said he hasn't played for a while because he lost his harmonica. I don't know if he ever played at all, but he was a great character. I gave him a few bucks, and we both went away happy.
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I suppose it's high-time I jump in. As always, there are so many wonderful photographs represented here.

I have many favs this month, but I think this is the one with which I'm most happy.


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11/20/2006 10:53:45 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  Halloween
Halloween
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  In the vineyards
In the vineyards
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Hello Hello :o)

I can't agree that the month flew by...loll..I'm still suffering of the *whenthehellaretheypostingthefinalists* syndrom :o)

So here are my two favourites :O)


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11/20/2006 12:07:07 PM

 
Tamera S. Phillips
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Here is my favorite! There are some beautiful shots here - good luck to all.


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11/20/2006 8:43:42 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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  Celebrating Autumn
Celebrating Autumn
Nikkor 180, Provia 100...self portrait
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  Mr. Wiskers
Mr. Wiskers
Banded Tussock Moth
(Micro-Nikkor 105 mm, PB-4 Bellows, Provia 100.)

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Wow!...So many great shots out there.

Here are a few of my hopefuls for October.


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11/20/2006 11:02:15 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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  Wow...lots of fantastic images here (as usual)! Good Luck with them, and Happy Thanksgiving to all! :)


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11/21/2006 8:45:28 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Best of luck to everybody. There are some beautiful images in the this thread. WOW.....

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kerby


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11/21/2006 1:40:11 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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  Doll Face
Doll Face
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  Free Spirit
Free Spirit
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I haven't shared in a few months although I always look to see everyone's favorites. We've got quite a collection this month......good luck to all!!! Here are my two favs.


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11/21/2006 8:19:00 PM

 
Peter Hundley
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Here's mine:


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11/22/2006 6:34:51 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Many great images as usual!!! Good luck everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the U.S.


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11/22/2006 2:43:29 PM

 
Stan Lubach
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  My Impersonation of a Peacock
My Impersonation of a Peacock
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My Fav.

Happy Thanksgiving all!


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11/22/2006 4:41:48 PM

 
Girish Vaghela
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  Any guess when they will announce the finalists of October, 2006?


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11/23/2006 6:43:34 AM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
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Crazy little photo , enjoy!!!


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11/23/2006 8:50:17 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you all are spending the day with great families and friends...

Girish, I'm GUESSING with the holiday, that we won't see the finalist announcement until this weekend, or perhaps even Monday. I think the judges will want to announce the winners by the end of the month, so I'd expect the finalists a little before then.
Of course, we never seem to out-guess them, so they'll probably post them today...LOL!!
There are really some outstanding favorites in this thread this month! Good luck to everyone!


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11/23/2006 10:31:19 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  Happy Thanksgibving everyone :o)


b.t.w. Finalists are out :o) :o)

B I G C O N G R A T S


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11/23/2006 1:54:44 PM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
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  How come they are not listed?


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11/23/2006 2:57:58 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Congratulations to the finalists!!! Good luck next round!


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11/23/2006 3:10:03 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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  Don't know why it isn't listed but here's the link to get to it

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=12862


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11/23/2006 3:16:21 PM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
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  Great photos , Congraduations to everyone . see you all next month.


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11/23/2006 3:48:33 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to everyone who made Finalist! I just saw the emails from BP stating that I had Finalists, but I'm at mom's on dial-up speed, so it is really brutal to try and visit BP from here, to view the other Finalists and make comments... That will have to wait for a trip to the library, or when I'm back home Sunday...
Anyway, for perhaps the first time ever in my posting to this thread, my "fav" above IS one of my Finalists! Fingers crossed... ;) Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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11/23/2006 4:32:05 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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  A BIG congrats to all of the finalists! I too, Chris, am visiting family...and only have dial-up. The viewing and comments will have to wait until Saturday night or Sunday.


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11/24/2006 6:55:19 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
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  Nice work everyone, good luck in the next round.


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11/24/2006 1:53:43 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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  Congrats to the Finalists! For those who didn't make it I have one word...ReSubmit! ;)


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11/24/2006 1:58:44 PM

 
Kai Eiselein
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  I wonder if anybody has had a longer drought.
Three years, umpteen images.... no finalists.
You'd think I can't take a hint.


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11/24/2006 4:54:55 PM

 
Michael Skelton  . 
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  Gee Kai , was going to look at your photos but nothing there .

Don't give up. just have fun and keep shooting.


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11/25/2006 3:35:06 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
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  Yeah, I've pulled most everything except this month's entries. I finally figured out that BP's program softens the sharpness and mutes the colors.
I'll re-enter them adjusted for the site later and see what happens.


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11/25/2006 11:53:38 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Just found this and thought I would put up my favorite even though it didn't make finalist...


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11/27/2006 1:42:08 AM

 
Jill Odice
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well that didn't work...:-)


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11/27/2006 1:45:29 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Main Street Bodie


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11/27/2006 1:48:14 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Congratulations to all the winners! Looks like the BP homepage still doesn't have the link problem worked out (ie, the links still take you to September's results) but I'm now getting the BP 'notice emails' for "congrats" being posted on a now-gold-medal-wearing Susana Pindiyath October image...


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11/27/2006 4:03:18 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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  http://www.betterphoto.com/contest/winners/0610.asp


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11/27/2006 6:16:07 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Congratulations to the winners!!! See you all same time same place next month :)!


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11/27/2006 4:56:44 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Don't forget... If you want to join in this chat next month (ie, Counting Down on November results) be sure to make a record of you November entries no later than tomorrow night! (At midnight 11/30, BP will reset the contest entries, and you won't be able to see you November entries when Sharon starts this thread in December.)
I suggest you log in completely (email + password) and go to your Member Center, then "Current Contest Entries" and print the whole page (or copy/paste it into a Wordpad file, etc.)
Seeya mid-December, and good luck to everyone with entries in November!


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11/29/2006 4:20:02 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Anyone else notice that it appears they've "fixed" the sign-in feature? ie, when you first open BP, say from an email notice that your picture has a new comment... read the comment and hit Reply---it now asks you for email + password, instead of just email address?
This should go a long way to resolving the issue of all the folks who go to reply, without the "full signin" and end up not being able to upload a photo!


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11/30/2006 4:09:44 AM

 
John Caruso
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  I just noticed that this morning. When it happened, I thought, "hm, that's new." Glad to see it.


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11/30/2006 5:06:08 AM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Hey y'all, don't forget to save, copy or otherwise record your November entries before the end of the day. We all want to remember our entries so we can join in this great thread next month. See ya then.


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11/30/2006 2:55:11 PM

 
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