This is pointless. You posted four different times without any explanation of what it was before someone asked, and then you give nonsense answers. Mike was incredibly clear yet you continue to waste your time, his time, my time and the time of 200 some people who have viewed this nonsense thread. It's spam. Face it. It's spam.
listen if you want to call attention to that other thread keep that one alive - not this one. no one is impressed by big letters. more so customers DO NOT COME HERE into the forums. put this in your blog.
Perhaps what is unclear and confusing here is that you are promoting a group here on FAA. That's fine buy your posts should say that, and perhaps include an invitation to either buy, or to post our own. I don't like unclear and confusing. Promotion is fine.
here's how i see it - he already has an active group. it makes no sense at all to promote it with another thread. it would be a better idea just to direct people to that source. that makes sense yes? instead of placing huge overly colorful ads every hour, where people are afraid to click because it sounds very spammy. i also don't create groups just in my name, i'll add when someone asks for work. i never said stupid. but this thread has no real educational value. it's not a question or a discussion but an ad for another thread?
i'm not deciding anything little one. we like keeping the threads neat, and since there is already a thread on it, it makes far more sense to keep it all in one place - what's it to you? i do recall when i came back you missed me and was hoping to liven up the forums a bit. i guess you wiped the tears. i am Mike Savad, ruler of all. i think i'll go add some digital art composites to the point and shoot group now.
So, tiny, do you follow Mike from thread to thread, attacking him? Just turning you question around. Mike spends hours helping newbies, and not-quite-so-newbies around here.
Here is one example thread I've bookmarked:
What have you done to contribute that much to this community?
I agree that he is out of line in this thread, btw. But this thread has a very spammy look and feel, which I already commented on. I suspect that the person who started it may not be proficient at English, and so his thread didn't come across as intended.
None of us are supposed to "moderate" (tell each other to shut up, for example.) So that might be happening here. And this thread might be a great example why we shouldn't try.
No, I do not follow Mike around. He seems to be everywhere.
I have been here two months and have a career outside of art and this forum. I do not have all day, to sit at my computer and "contribute" to a forum. I did start one thread a while back about using professionals to shoot art, as I was noticing some issues on some galleries. I provided some thoughtful tips and links to a video that helps to explain the process.
I do not have time to do much of that, the same way others do.
It seems like every thread I see him on (unless he started it), he is tearing someone down or acting like rules do not apply to him. The "god" complex gets tiring all the time.
This thread is just one great example.
The one about too many photos in groups, is another great read.
i'd still like to see this tearing down i do. if someone asks for a critique i tell them how i see it. most actually seek me out by name. it's rare that i mention anything bad sounding in a thread, but if i see a pointless thread like this i will point that out. just like a few others did, but i don't see you standing on a soap box against them.
as far as your group, as explained unless you add something to the title that explains the group better you can't expect people to follow rules - especially when they don't know what kind of camera they own.
so tiny are you telling us that out of all the time you have after coming home - you use that time to argue and attack people? that's not very constructive. it's like your using this place to vent your frustrations. or it sure it seems that way to me.
Original for Sale. Direct from the Artist. Direct from the Gallery.
Here can you find or offer for sale the original artworks, as painting, drawing, pastel, sculpture, ceramic, glass, jewelry and more.
If your artwork is Original, please note the necessary details as described: original, dimensions, price, country!
Note! The artworks which not original or without prices, don’t make the subject of this group! If you have already sold your original artwork, you can anyway point here, but as Original-Sold and not only as Print. No photos and no print, except the older art. The artwork must be substantive, so no digital art.
Send a maximum of 2 artworks per day. Only images with acceptable resolution. Necessarily entry if sold.
Florin, your invitation is still poorly worded. The word "group" should be prominently featured in the title, for example:
Invitation to join the group "Original for Sale" or to browse the group for original art to purchase
FAA members know what groups are, generally, so that would not read like spam. I never click a link that looks like spam. I rarely read a message that appears to be spam in the heading. Your last post still looks like it could be spam for an external site, unless you read the URLs.