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Am I off base by suggesting that the posting of instagram pics where you can barely see the building in question are of no use and therefore a waste of everyone's time? What do you all think?

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Do we feel a singular post can be considered "a waste of time"? I feel that's overly subjective and is pushing some of the freedoms of an open forum... It's one picture, it takes half a second to scroll past it.
 
I often think that there is an abundance of "where's Waldo" type skyline shots posted on Urban Toronto in various threads.
(i.e. there it is from Etobicoke)
The most useful way of posting is to post a reasonably close pic first, then another pic zoomed out to show context.
If you can't show a close-up, then you probably shouldn't be posting that pic.
 
I appreciate all the comments coming in, interesting to see them.

Do we feel a singular post can be considered "a waste of time"? I feel that's overly subjective and is pushing some of the freedoms of an open forum... It's one picture, it takes half a second to scroll past it.
I think more than scrolling past, the question is more "thread was flagged as having something new, clicking on it, loading 7 posts with 8 photos each, oh the new one is only insta."

I do realize that everyone will have a different reaction, and I'm not proposing to censor, I just think that it's worth having people weigh in every once in a while. Like I said, it's interesting to see the responses, and thinking about it all…

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I often think that there is an abundance of "where's Waldo" type skyline shots posted on Urban Toronto in various threads.
(i.e. there it is from Etobicoke)
The most useful way of posting is to post a reasonably close pic first, then another pic zoomed out to show context.
If you can't show a close-up, then you probably shouldn't be posting that pic.
I do want to apologise to those who may have been offended by criticsms of those types of subject in the distance shots...it's a small pet peeve of mine. But feel free to continue to make them, if that's what your folks are into when showing the gravity of new buildings relative to the skyline.
 
I do want to apologise to those who may have been offended by criticsms of those types of subject in the distance shots...it's a small pet peeve of mine. But feel free to continue to make them, if that's what your folks are into when showing the gravity of new buildings relative to the skyline.
You really do not have to apologise for making what seems like a very reasonable comment. (i.e. one I agree with!). Frankly, I would add that adding the umpteenth photo (from a common vantage point) of a much-photographed building using a cheap (and somewhat out of focus) camera is equally annoying. Some buildings have few pictures (or few from certain angles) and in these cases something is better than nothing but unfortunately ......
 
You really do not have to apologise for making what seems like a very reasonable comment. (i.e. one I agree with!). Frankly, I would add that adding the umpteenth photo (from a common vantage point) of a much-photographed building using a cheap (and somewhat out of focus) camera is equally annoying. Some buildings have few pictures (or few from certain angles) and in these cases something is better than nothing but unfortunately ......
...you think grain'aries should belong on farms instead of pictures? I hear you.

But keep in mind, not everyone can afford a good camera or phone that has one. Some of us who post here are actually poor - we're here though, because we still have to look at the buildings they build. So those of us who can, will contribute a pictorial can't guarantee it will be taken on gear used by National Geographic.

Where as I still maintain that one can still control in what way a "Where's Waldo?" shot can be taken, regardless of income. I hope that makes sense.

And thanks for encouragement though. /bows
 
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