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Lately i've noticed that alot of People on Mocpages also have Flickr accounts. So I would like to know everyones opinions on it, Like what you favor more mocpages? Or flickr? And the pros and cons of both sites.

All I really know about flickr is that it's for both Lego creations and other pics, As where mocpages is strictly for Lego creations. So that's why I need your help.
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| January 20, 2010, 1:07 am
Quoting Brian peczyna
Lately i've noticed that alot of People on Mocpages also have Flickr accounts. So I would like to know everyones opinions on it, Like what you favor more mocpages? Or flickr? And the pros and cons of both sites.

All I really know about flickr is that it's for both Lego creations and other pics, As where mocpages is strictly for Lego creations. So that's why I need your help.


Yeah, Flickr is a general photosharing site firstly, with a large Lego user community.

Flickr Pros:
Ease of use - Very easy to upload, edit, link in sets, etc. Also has it's own Flickrmail internal mail system. You can set up groups, start discussion threads, etc.
Diversity - There are so many users that you are going to find interesting stuff you won't see anywhere else. I find the Lego techniques group really useful for instance.

Cons:
Page format - I prefer MOCpages format of a page per MOC with your photos linked to it and one bundle of text. Flickr puts one photo on a page. Yes, you can link them in a set but it's not the same.
Drama - Though for some reason Flickr is viewed as more 'mature' i've seen just as much juvenile behaviour there, flamewars, all that drama that people complain about here. Likewise, for some people and groups instead of 'mature' think 'snobbish or elite'.
Yahoo account - I had to set up a specific e-mail account to access Flickr. I know thats not an option for some people.

My honest opinion is, if you can, have both. I use my Flickr to mod a group (space pirates - look us up if you join)but visit MOCpages daily too. I like MOCpages community feel better, but each has their uses. I don't see why some people feel the need to 'leave' MOCpages for Flickr for example. Except the DRAMA!!!!!
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| January 20, 2010, 8:06 am
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The only things that I really prefer about Flickr are the ways you can "favorite" a creation, and the ability to place a comment right on the image (LOVE that!).

MOCpages is definitely my favorite site, though (that includes other places like Brickshelf, or the forums, as well). The community seems a bit friendlier than the Flickr community for some reason. Also, the method MOCpages offers for presenting your work is fantastic. It's the only site I know of where you can really do the story-telling thing, with multiple images on a single page, comments right with the images, and the ability to scroll through without clicking to another page. That's a MAJOR plus.

I also have to throw in the fact that I can create a black background for my MOCs. Thats probably not a big factor for others, but for me it's actually a really appealing feature. I just think it offers a very dramatic background for presentation, and you can't do that elsewhere.

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| January 20, 2010, 8:28 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
The only things that I really prefer about Flickr are the ways you can "favorite" a creation, and the ability to place a comment right on the image (LOVE that!).

MOCpages is definitely my favorite site, though (that includes other places like Brickshelf, or the forums, as well). The community seems a bit friendlier than the Flickr community for some reason. Also, the method MOCpages offers for presenting your work is fantastic. It's the only site I know of where you can really do the story-telling thing, with multiple images on a single page, comments right with the images, and the ability to scroll through without clicking to another page. That's a MAJOR plus.

I also have to throw in the fact that I can create a black background for my MOCs. Thats probably not a big factor for others, but for me it's actually a really appealing feature. I just think it offers a very dramatic background for presentation, and you can't do that elsewhere.

And I personally like seeing the newest comments first like on MP but on Flickr they're on the last page. Also they have multiple pages of comments if there are a lot. That annoys me.
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| January 20, 2010, 8:41 am
I like MOCpages for the page format too. It's like having your own website. Flickr loads slow and it's time consuming to jump around to the other pics, especially if you want to see the larger size. I do like the notes on photos option. Flickr only has a 200 photo limit unless you sign up for PRO which is 25 bucks a year. The advantage of Flickr is you can just stick up one photo, say for a work in progress, or a silly joke, or something not related to LEGO like Dead Smurfs, old firetrucks, buildings etc.

The problems with MOCpages and Flickr are both related to people who don't play well. Not much you can do about that, it just reflects the way the internet is populated. To paraphrase Hagrid, not all fans are good. You can try Flickr for free and decide after a while if you want to go Pro.

see ya
garth
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| January 20, 2010, 8:56 am
MOCpages rule! Flickr is a pain to manage! I created an account there since I had this insane or over-bloated idea that them Brothers Brick will blog my "awesome" (i.e., questionable at best) MOCs if I had a Flickr account and they can view it in their full glory! Boy, was I wrong... XD
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| January 20, 2010, 11:48 am
I am not sure which site I prefer, Flickr is great, and has lots of cool features (adding notes, Flickrmail, faving pics) but MP is still great(multiple pics per page FTW), and there is certainly more activity here than on Flickr (right now the latest activity I got is from yesterday, oldest activity on MP is probably only a couple of minutes "old")
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| January 20, 2010, 12:03 pm
I've personally never really considered using flicker but I've noticed that it is sometimes faster than mocpages...
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| January 20, 2010, 12:08 pm
Personally, I love Flickr. I find it's alot easier to use for uploading and managing photos. Along with this, Flickr is great for pointing out specifics of a certain MOC, sharing your WIPs, and uploading stuff other than Lego. It's also where most of the blogs find their material ;).

However, MOCpages is absolutely fantastic for storytelling (Like Kelso said). I find my MOCpages commentary always beats out my Flickr commentary because I can keep a straight train of thought, and I know that others will follow it as I intended (Or so I like to think).

So, I'd definately recommend getting both if you can. Flickr and MOCpages offer different perspectives sometimes, which can really help you improve as a builder. And as for drama, you're going to get that WHEREVER you go. It's the Internet.
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| January 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
Quoting Brian peczyna
Lately i've noticed that alot of People on Mocpages also have Flickr accounts. So I would like to know everyones opinions on it, Like what you favor more mocpages? Or flickr? And the pros and cons of both sites.

All I really know about flickr is that it's for both Lego creations and other pics, As where mocpages is strictly for Lego creations. So that's why I need your help.

Honestly, I really don't use any other websites for that kind of stuff. I was going to try out Photoshop, but I read that it can be over $$500 for the most recent version, which is way out of my price range right now. As far as I know, Flickr is free, so I would just try it out. But I could be wrong, and that's just my *cough* THREE cents.
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| January 20, 2010, 6:07 pm
^Flickr is free. You get 200mb a month, but you can pay $25 a month for unlimited photo space.
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| January 20, 2010, 9:34 pm
Quoting Ribbits M
^Flickr is free. You get 200mb a month, but you can pay $25 a month for unlimited photo space.

Which would be a problem for me, because I'm not THAT desperate for Flickr, but I would put more than 200 MB of photos on. It's basically the same reason I (notice the "i") didn't get a certain phone.
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| January 20, 2010, 9:36 pm
I recently made a Flickr (like 5 days ago) and it was pretty easy to figure out. When I first joined MOCpages it took me at least a week to figure out most of the features, but on Flickr, it took me like a day. Uploading photos on flickr is very simple and is usually alot faster than Mocpages. I like the layout on Mocpages (especially that you have a homepage, not just your photostream) but, flickr is good too. One thing I absolutely dislike on flickr is the language that can be used. For example, I was just reading comments and then saw that I guy said a bad word. I wish there was at least some moderation on flickr. I also like the notes feature.... Thats pretty cool. I would reccomend to try flickr and see if you like it.
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| January 21, 2010, 5:35 pm
I'm registered on Flickr but I haven't used it much until recently. I also have a problem with language and images that I don't want to read or see. There was on recently, that I was agreeing with until the idiot said the "N" word. That negated his entire argument for me. It was aout politics but that's irrelevant. I certainly intend to view all that Flickr has on Lego.
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| January 22, 2010, 8:06 am
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Quoting robert ball
There was one recently, that I was agreeing with until the idiot said the "N" word. That negated his entire argument for me. It was aout politics but that's irrelevant.


I've got a pretty foul mouth a lot of the time, but that word will NEVER leave my lips, I'd have reacted the same way.

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| January 22, 2010, 9:38 am
Quoting Brendan Dore
I love flamewars!

They are fun to read through, except the ones where the two people arguing are both not the brightest bulbs. Than they're just plain silly.
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| January 22, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Flickr's features for their pics are pretty good (notes, various sizes, etc.), but they are a ROYAL pain when you want to alter the order in which they appear.

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| January 22, 2010, 12:53 pm
Quoting Brian peczyna
Lately i've noticed that alot of People on Mocpages also have Flickr accounts. So I would like to know everyones opinions on it, Like what you favor more mocpages? Or flickr? And the pros and cons of both sites.

All I really know about flickr is that it's for both Lego creations and other pics, As where mocpages is strictly for Lego creations. So that's why I need your help.

Dude flickr is awesome, why, it saved me from leaving mocpages, I could upload photos coz oh the 800X600 photo limit hee on the pages, so I said I would leave is I could upload, but then I found ou about flikrs emebened so I used that to post photos ;D
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| January 22, 2010, 2:16 pm
I just joined Flickr a few days ago, and I do like it. The community isn't as welcoming, but making notes on the images is super dee cool.
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| January 22, 2010, 3:49 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Quoting Ed Petrie AKA General Warren , it saved me from leaving mocpages,


Now I have a real reason to despise Flickr...

Haha. You have a Flickr!
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| January 22, 2010, 3:53 pm
Quoting Phazezorz .
Twas a jest, and merely that.

In that case, hahaha!
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| January 22, 2010, 3:58 pm
The main difference is that Flickr is a website and MOCpages is more of a community type site. I really like the groups and explorer page on both of the sites. MOCpages allows you to present multiple pictures on a page, also brilliant for stories. Flickr has better picture quality. Overall I found the "best of both worlds" by using both of them and using Flickr to help my picture quality on MOCpages. -Dylan
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| January 22, 2010, 4:51 pm
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