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certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.
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| September 6, 2012, 6:09 pm
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.

True, photography is the largest contributing factor to popularity, but there's nothing in the rules about HD photographed creations being more popular.
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| September 6, 2012, 7:47 pm
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.

Photography is part of the presentation, but it all depends on the build, the text, and the advertising of it. HD photos does not mean views, but if you have flash and the picture is grainy or dark and it is hard to see the post and it makes it harder to like it. It's not favoritism, it's compatibility with the viewers.
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| September 7, 2012, 5:29 am
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.

I agree, my photos are just fine and my mocs are pretty epic but i never get many comments.Most of my mocs get 5 comments and I've seen a guy near my level in building have 20 comments,it sad, i wish i had more comments
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| September 7, 2012, 6:00 am
Quoting Demontile the Demon god of Darkness and ?
I agree, my photos are just fine and my mocs are pretty epic but i never get many comments.Most of my mocs get 5 comments and I've seen a guy near my level in building have 20 comments,it sad, i wish i had more comments

It also depends on who sees what and when because similar MOCs will not be noticed as a new concept, and also just getting your name out there may be tough, but everyone has a breakthrough at some point.
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| September 7, 2012, 6:10 am
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Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.


I never comment or rate on blurred pictures, but "good" images can be produced using non HD cameras.

It isn't favouritism, it's quality control.


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| September 7, 2012, 8:47 am
Quoting andros tempest

but "good" images can be produced using non HD cameras.



True, but just because its blurry doesn't mean its bad. As I mentioned. There are good MOCs underneath blurry pictures.
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| September 7, 2012, 7:16 pm
Quoting Commander Vargus

True, but just because its blurry doesn't mean its bad. As I mentioned. There are good MOCs underneath blurry pictures.

Well we can't see that. Get a better camera, change the settings, keep a steady hand, or whatever it takes to get the point across. Again, it's not favoritism, it's quality control to comply with the viewers. Humans like visually appealng things, and something fuzzy is not pleasing unless it's a small little animal.
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| September 7, 2012, 7:25 pm
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.
In my opinion, it's the Creation quality, not the Photo quality (but it's still nice)

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| September 7, 2012, 10:23 pm
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Quoting Commander Vargus

True, but just because its blurry doesn't mean its bad. As I mentioned. There are good MOCs underneath blurry pictures.


People can only, honestly, rate something they can see well. Plus popularity is almost as much presentation as it is build quality. A large part of that is good photography.

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| September 8, 2012, 7:53 am
Quoting Noah the LEGO Apprentice
In my opinion, it's the Creation quality, not the Photo quality (but it's still nice)

thats my point!

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| September 10, 2012, 7:37 am
Quoting Commander Vargus
thats my point!

Well then how low of quality are you wanting us to accept before you accept our side of the arguement? All you need is a steady hand and a camera that gives 360p to get a good picture. We are not denying the build quality, but when it is difficult to adequately review a MOC, that is where picture quality matters.
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| September 10, 2012, 11:51 am
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This issue gets into psychology and human nature. Every marketing graduate out there knows that presentation is the key to getting people's attention, and regardless of the quality of a product, it's all about how it's presented. And corporations spend BILLIONS of dollars each year doing just that.

If you want other examples, think of celebrities. How is it that talented actors, singers, movie makers, etc. get lost in the chaos while individuals like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Snooky, and the like are the people we all recognize immediately? They sell themselves (or hire those to do it for them). Again - presentation.

It's the same for our little corner of the world, and unfortunately nothing is going to change that. The key to getting attention is the packaging - bottom line. I wish it wasn't so...but that's just the way it is.

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| September 11, 2012, 8:06 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
This issue gets into psychology and human nature. Every marketing graduate out there knows that presentation is the key to getting people's attention, and regardless of the quality of a product, it's all about how it's presented. And corporations spend BILLIONS of dollars each year doing just that.

If you want other examples, think of celebrities. How is it that talented actors, singers, movie makers, etc. get lost in the chaos while individuals like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Snooky, and the like are the people we all recognize immediately? They sell themselves (or hire those to do it for them). Again - presentation.

It's the same for our little corner of the world, and unfortunately nothing is going to change that. The key to getting attention is the packaging - bottom line. I wish it wasn't so...but that's just the way it is.

Not until we have those holo-projectors from Star Wars.
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| September 11, 2012, 8:17 am
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.


Hey CV.

Sorry, but what's your point? It's a fair observation, I just don't see why you created a thread to point out that people only click on images they like the look of... I think we all do that.

Anyway, my first MOCs were photographed with a pretty poor camera phone (like 2.1 megapixels) with no editing done at all, and one of them has over 150 likes. All you need is good natural light, a steady hand, and a plain background, not an HD camera : )


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| September 11, 2012, 1:23 pm
Quoting Commander Vargus
certian people only comment only on people with HD quality photos though most people don't have good cameras so they never get noticed while the HD photos get 200 likes for good quality.

I useually like to help out strugleing members. But I have to admit, the presentation really does matter.
Think about it. Would you want to but a really poor quality car if you didn't have to? It's the same with MOCs. It's all about the presentation.

But the way I do things is:
-If I see a MOC that I want to comment on I will.
-If people ask me nicely for my advice I will check it out.
-If people don't take my advice I will no longer help.

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| September 11, 2012, 2:05 pm
I feel that it is necessary to point out that there is no such thing as an "HD camera". HD is a video size where the video is 1,280720 pixels or larger. The term has no relevance in the field of photography.
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| September 14, 2012, 7:10 am
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