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Posted 6/10/2013 by NKUMomma in General Scrappin'
 

NKUMomma
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Posted: 6/10/2013 8:54:21 PM
I'm always surprised when I click on a LO in the gallery and see there have been 40 views and 3 bookmarks but yet no one takes the time to leave some praise! Even if it's just a "Cute page!" or an "I'm bookmarking!" It seems like pages by Garden Girls or the more popular scrapers get lots of praise but everyone else gets shafted. Why aren't we spreading the Pea Love?!?!

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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:02:56 PM
Here is the main reasons I don't comment on every LO I like:
I use the quick view so I can see the LO without waiting for it to load and then me having to go back to the gallery, etc. You can't comment in "quick view".
Another reason is sometimes (like tonight) the 2 peas site is moving like Molasses and each page is taking forever to load, so I don't have time or patience to wait.

BUT I do try, Every few days, to go through the gallery and pick out some of my faves with a "theme" like bright colors, animal pages, etc. and start a thread of them to share. I always comment on those.

So, can I have partial commenting credit?


Kim


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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:05:17 PM
You do Serenity's mom. I see you comment quite often and I like your daily post about Gallery love.


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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:05:55 PM
I try to comment when I get in the gallery but agree with the above poster. I don't seek out specific individuals to comment on their LOs. Whatever catches my eye is commented on.

NKUMomma
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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:18:10 PM
I love the the What's caught my eye in the gallery threads you do Serenitysmom. Yes, that totally counts! And if you're looking in quick view then yes, commenting is not an option.

And just to say I'm not trying to criticize I'm just curious!

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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:31:48 PM
I kind of think of it like teacher that has too many students. Is she going to have time to personally sit with each one and give them personalized attention? Probably not.

She may have to focus on the ones that stand out as needing extra attention.

Not that some projects are prettier and need extra attention, but some LOs do have something that pops out differently at each person. Whether it be color, design, theme, specific paper, etc.

And also, if 3-4 people have already said they same thing I was going to say, I just don't see the point of repeating the same thing over again.

P.S.

I would like partial credit also. I have randomly praised projects that were posted 2-3 months ago.









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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:40:47 PM
While I'm sure this sounds selfish, when I do have/take time to look through the gallery I want to spend that time seeing as many as possible and liking/bookmarking vs. taking extra time to try and comment. I know all it would take is a "love it!" or "cute page!" but I tend to overthink commenting and therefore end up not doing it at all. I know it means so much to get feedback on your layouts so I'd really like to work on doing better.


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Posted: 6/10/2013 9:44:50 PM

And also, if 3-4 people have already said they same thing I was going to say, I just don't see the point of repeating the same thing over again.




I find I sound really trite after a few comments. I really think the fact someone was interested in viewing the layout says a lot. How many ways can you say "great layout"?


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Posted: 6/10/2013 10:33:38 PM
I comment on every layout I look at.
I get that it takes long especially if its on the computer.
But from my phone its quick, much quicker than on my computer

I am not very creative withy praise but I make sure I leave some sort of positive comment even if its super short.


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Posted: 6/10/2013 10:41:04 PM
I try to comment on most layouts I view. I don't go to the gallery that often, but when I do, I try to leave comments. Someone did hard work on their project, so I try to comment on what I view. Lots of different styles and great projects are on there. Thanks to everyone who shares their creations on there.

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Posted: 6/10/2013 11:09:11 PM
I have really been trying to leave comments when I like or bookmark a layout!

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Posted: 6/10/2013 11:57:02 PM
Delphinium Twinkle, I've noticed you comment on my pages before, and it's always appreciated! Thank you for always taking the time to say something nice.

TBH, I rarely check out the gallery (I spend most of my time on TwoPeas in the forums), and only started posting projects there very recently. I do try to comment on projects when I am browsing, though, because I know how nice it is to be on the receiving end of a kind word or bit of praise for your work.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 12:12:33 AM
As I've said on other "why don't people comment" threads, I have a rule that I *have* to comment if I'm going to bookmark a LO. Seems only fair to *leave* one if I'm *taking* inspiration from their work.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 12:26:13 AM
I will occasionally look through several pages and leave lots of praise. Other times, I will just bookmark (which I see as praise too!).

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Posted: 6/11/2013 7:19:05 AM
You are right! That's a very good point. I'm going to make a point of leaving more comments!
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Posted: 6/11/2013 7:51:00 AM
Thanks everyone for replying! I really was just interested so I hope no one felt judged. I know I'm often looking at the gallery on my Kindle Fire so typing messages can be a pain in my arse, but I always know how much comments mean to me so I try to say something. But sometimes it's too annoying with no keypad and I'm in a bad mood so I don't. Different reasons different days!

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Posted: 6/11/2013 9:06:27 AM
I'll bet if we got points for commenting, it would increase the activity in the gallery!



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Posted: 6/11/2013 9:32:48 AM
Totally agree, Kat! And I don't see why that is not an option. They had it on NSD and there were tons of people praising. I think it would be a smart move by TPTB to add that feature even if its capped like regular posting.

Also, I try to praise everyone that praises my layouts. I figure if they have taken the time to praise one of mine I should reciprocate. Truthfully, I only go to the gallery when I post a layout and then take time to look around. But here are so many projects it is impossible to praise each one. And then I worry that if I praise one project, others who posted that day may wonder why I didn't praise their projects.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 10:33:51 AM
I was reminded yesterday or the day before by one of serentysmom's posts about the gallery and have left quite a few comments, even when I dont bookmark it. Because something about the layout caught my eye.
And alot of the time someone said what I wanted to say it would sound redundant.
I will make sure to leave lots of lovely comments today!

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Posted: 6/11/2013 10:46:35 AM
I try comment if I do really think its a great page. Sometimes I view a page and it might just not grab me and then I feel it's not right to say something if I actually don't like the layout Kwim? I have tried to comment more and more though as it means a lot when someone takes the time to comment on one of my layouts.

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Posted: 6/11/2013 10:53:06 AM
truthfully? simply because I am lazy! LOL

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Posted: 6/11/2013 11:03:29 AM
I don't always get time to browse the gallery, but when I do, I usually 'like' any layout I open/view. I'll bookmark anything that inspires me. If something pops out at me, I'm more likely to comment. I'm more likely to comment on layouts with journalling... not that I won't comment if it doesn't, it just seems that I tend to leave words regarding the words I've read on the layout.

I hope that made sense.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 11:30:08 AM
I hardly ever visit the gallery, but when I do, I try to comment on every pic I click.

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Posted: 6/11/2013 11:35:56 AM
I don't look in the Gallery every day, but when I need layout ideas it is my go-to place. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to do the work, and the time and effort it takes to post it.

Thanks for the reminder to show my appreciation.

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Posted: 6/11/2013 11:40:34 AM
I browse the gallery (albeit the digital one since that's my medium) every day, sometimes multiple times. I comment on any LO that catches my eye and I click to view it. I also participate in several ongoing threads and I will comment on anyone's participation who link to those threads, but I agree, there are many many amazing LOs in the gallery that never get a comment, and it is not just at Two Peas but on every scrapping site gallery I visit. We are just all busy I guess. But I do love receiving comments, so I try to do my part.

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Posted: 6/11/2013 1:41:53 PM

I'll bet if we got points for commenting, it would increase the activity in the gallery!



And I don't see why that is not an option. They had it on NSD and there were tons of people praising. I think it would be a smart move by TPTB to add that feature even if its capped like regular posting.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 4:59:19 PM
"Delphinium Twinkle, I've noticed you comment on my pages before, and it's always appreciated! Thank you for always taking the time to say something nice. "

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Posted: 6/11/2013 5:16:46 PM
I dont look in the gallery daily, but when i do, i do leave a comment but not on GG layouts, just for regular peas like myself


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Posted: 6/11/2013 5:18:29 PM
I use quick view when I view the gallery too, but I will try to comment more.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 5:36:45 PM
I'm rarely in the gallery so I don't comment. But if someone links to a page in the galley and I peek, I try to leave a comment.


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Posted: 6/11/2013 5:46:08 PM
I've never been to the gallery, that is truly my fault.



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Posted: 6/11/2013 8:39:07 PM
I thought that "liking" a layout was saying the same thing as "cute layout" in words. I wouldn't "like" it if I didn't think it was a nice layout. I'm more curious as to why people posting "need" comments?

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Posted: 6/12/2013 6:46:35 AM
When I look through the gallery I leave comments on layouts or cards that I really like.

I don't understand the no comments left either. It doesn't make sense to me.


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Posted: 6/12/2013 7:46:39 AM

I thought that "liking" a layout was saying the same thing as "cute layout" in words. I wouldn't "like" it if I didn't think it was a nice layout. I'm more curious as to why people posting "need" comments?


I can understand this but I've also heard people say that they would love to know who's bookmarked their LOs. Some people would love to thank you for bookmarking their work and some would also love to know bc if you bookmark something it usually means you have the same style and they might want to bookmark some of the projects you've uploaded too.

As to why people posting "need" comments....I don't think anybody need comments...but boy does it feel great when you get that email saying you've gotten a new comment on your LO! It's one of those little RAK that you never know could totally make someone's day!!

And obviously you can't comment on every LO in the gallery...there are millions are projects uploaded. I am mainly talking about LOs that you've taken a closer look at bc something drew your eye.

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Posted: 6/12/2013 8:47:23 AM
Sometimes I am just in a hurry and will take a quick glance but not leave a comment. I'm definitely going to try and comment more though, because I know how good it feels to get praised for something you worked hard on!


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Posted: 6/12/2013 4:41:18 PM
I can understand not leaving a comment if you are browsing, but I can't understand not just clicking the "like" button.


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Posted: 6/12/2013 4:48:21 PM
I just don't.. no reason. But I don't look unless I am looking for something specific.


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