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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2012, 12:54:17 PM »

Do you have time to spell it out a little more?


I wish you hadn't gone with that; in the action it provides its own answer.

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2012, 06:39:05 PM »

I wish you hadn't gone with that; in the action it provides its own answer.

Seems like LoisWakeman did no more than express contempt for newbie sertsa - so I wish for an alternative interpretation that's less ugly than a slap-down.
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2012, 03:16:52 AM »

Not that this is thread going anywhere useful, but didn't realize Lois's reply was to my comment.  Why would there be contempt for the appreciation of somebody recognizing that their personal growth might just be an illusion.  Don't hear a ===woooosh==== over my head, but it may be there.  ;D
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2012, 03:43:43 AM »

Not that this is thread going anywhere useful, but didn't realize Lois's reply was to my comment.  Why would there be contempt for the appreciation of somebody recognizing that their personal growth might just be an illusion.  Don't hear a ===woooosh==== over my head, but it may be there.  ;D



I'd stop looking and listening - I don't think it's flying anywhere near your head...

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2012, 01:09:37 PM »

I don't think it's flying anywhere near your head...
Only LoisWakeman knows.

Do you think there's any merit in throwing rocks from the sidelines into a scrum?
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2012, 03:25:00 PM »

Only LoisWakeman knows.

Do you think there's any merit in throwing rocks from the sidelines into a scrum?



Unquestionably; you can knock all of the contestant out and be fair.

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2012, 03:27:14 PM »

Unquestionably; you can knock all of the contestant out and be fair.

Where's the merit in throwing rocks from the sidelines?
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2012, 05:39:34 PM »

Where's the merit in throwing rocks from the sidelines?



With luck, they don't bounce right back.

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2012, 06:53:04 PM »

Are you guys competing for the weirdest thread exchange of 2012?

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2012, 07:58:55 PM »

No, not the weirdest - just the dullest evasions.
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2012, 04:05:56 AM »

No, not the weirdest - just the dullest evasions.


Okay - I award you the prize.

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2012, 05:48:55 AM »

Hi Isaac,

I seem to have stirred up a dust devil here  ???

I think maybe I responded to the wrong post, but someone was wondering why women didn't participate more on aesthetic discussions here, followed by a remark along the lines that perhaps it was the difficulty of the technical aspects. As a science graduate and self-confessed geekess, that really made me bridle.

But in general, the occasional tendency to macho insults and what sometimes seems like deliberate misconstruction as an excuse for rudeness, rather than reasoned discussion, rather puts me off participating more.

I know it is fashionable to be far more abrasive online than one would be in person, but I try to pretend that an online forum is like any other community. Not always successfully, obviously, given the heated reaction to my remark.

Does that make sense?
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2012, 11:08:14 AM »

Wouldn't that be an exception that proves the rule? ;)

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2012, 12:26:10 PM »

I know lots of geeks, of both sexes. Just goes to show how sad I am, I guess. ;)
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2012, 12:42:36 PM »

... perhaps it was the difficulty of the technical aspects. ... that really made me bridle.
I would just ask that, when it's something particular, you click the quote button rather than the reply button, and snip the quote down to the most egregious text, like this -

OTOH if you have a look at "Magnum" females are not that many... Maybe photography doesn't suit them as other arts, I don't know the reason, but I suspect that it has to do with the knowledge of technical matters such as aperture or focal length, angles or perspective control and DOF that are involved in the process.
So what problems jump-right-out?
- Why should "Magnum" be considered a representative sample of photographers?
- Which other arts?
- What is the gender breakdown in those other arts?
We haven't even established that there is a different gender breakdown in photography compared to "other arts", but there's still that rush to explain (what we don't even know exists) using a belittling caricature. [Maybe that wasn't how it was supposed to read, English not always the first language.]

the occasional tendency to macho insults and what sometimes seems like deliberate misconstruction as an excuse for rudeness, rather than reasoned discussion, rather puts me off participating more.
I'm new here - but it does seem to me very much a boy's club, and more than that an old boy's club, with all the negative connotations.

... the heated reaction to my remark.
Storm in a teacup.
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »

... I'm new here - but it does seem to me very much a boy's club, and more than that an old boy's club, with all the negative connotations...

Maybe because you are new here? Those of us who've been around a while (old or not) know perfectly well that we welcome and encourage and ask directly for more female participation. And those female photographers who chose to contribute collaboratively rather than combatively are surely aware of the warm and sincere welcome by us, "old boys".

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2012, 01:19:50 PM »

... We haven't even established that there is a different gender breakdown in photography compared to "other arts", but there's still that rush to explain (what we don't even know exists) using a belittling caricature. ...

Gee, Isaac, wasn't it you who posted this link:

fwiw Why are there so few? (Creative women: Visual artists, mathematicians, scientists, musicians)

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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2012, 04:40:13 PM »

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I would just ask that, when it's something particular, you click the quote button rather than the reply button, and snip the quote down to the most egregious text,

Yeah - not very clever for a supposed geek, was it? I'm more used to forums with proper threading, so get a bit lazy I suppose!   ;)
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #58 on: January 18, 2012, 04:56:22 PM »

Gee, Isaac, wasn't it you who posted this link:
Yes, and from your response I get the impression that you haven't read further than the title.
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Re: Teaching the Monkey
« Reply #59 on: January 18, 2012, 04:58:31 PM »

Yeah - not very clever for a supposed geek, was it?
I consider it an example of major personal growth that I didn't point that out to you :-)
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