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I MISS OUR PAD!

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jeanb
 
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I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:05 pm


So sorry this petered out, would love to resurrect.

cits_4_pets
 
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Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Mon Mar 18, 2024 9:13 pm


jeanb wrote:So sorry this petered out, would love to resurrect.

Maybe have a PAD with not theme or subject.
I think some don't want to do a daily PAD but wondering if subject threads here might get some more involvement. There used to be different threads, Birds, landscapes etc. of themes in the Show & Tell forum which is now almost only the contests.
So those subject threads are buried & anyone new looking at Show & Tell thinks it is only contests.

Maybe just start a thread in this forum of what you want to see...
I have been playing around with AI and enjoying that. I can start a thread and see if I get booted off or flamed since this is a PAD board.
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simonkirk
 
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Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Tue Mar 26, 2024 3:42 pm


I have been contemplating either starting again or deleting my account, torn between the two, I still remember back in December 2003 when Jeanne Hemhauser-Ricci who sadly is no longer on here, asked if I would join the then fledgling community of PAD people.
I think a lot of people stopped doing PAD as the gallery was being flooded by people not living up to the true purpose of the Chanel and just using it to boost views of their own works, that and people are just busy now, less time to shoot daily or just do it but don't really post much.
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amoxtli
 
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Location: San Diego, California

Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Thu Apr 25, 2024 11:55 pm


I maintained a PaD from 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2022 without missing a day. I stopped because viewership had declined by over 90%.

Of the 1,052 contacts I have on PBase, fewer than fifty are active and only two people I know are doing PaD Galleries.

I currently receive less than 10% of the traffic and comments I received fifteen years ago.

I was the co-moderator of the Weekly Challenge from 2010-2014. We stopped the challenge in 2014 because of a lack of interest.

So, the problem is that the vast majority of subscribers have left PBase.

The Weekly Show & Tell Competition is still alive in the Show & Tell Forum with about 10-12 submissions per week.

Otherwise, it's very quiet here...
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simonkirk
 
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Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Sat Apr 27, 2024 4:36 pm


I agree, I can count on one hand the people who I follow who post still, and many have simply cancelled their subscriptions and are gone, the group was a wonderful and inspiring community many of whom I truly miss, sadly all things must come to an end, lives grow and people fill their time with other projects or hobbies, doing a PAD is a commitment and as we know it can be tough at times, we will never see the great times we once had.
Could Pbase be the problem? Compared to other sites it does not offer the same value it once did, it was the community that made me come here and stay for so long, I currently have two months left on my account, I started back in Autumn 2003, right now I am struggling with reasons to keep my galleries here as each year passes. I am not sure if Slug and Emily can do much to turn the site around, or if they are letting it slowly wind down naturally to the point it no longer provides and income.
Simon Kirk

mairead
 
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Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Wed May 08, 2024 6:49 pm


I'm still doing a PAD, posting a new photo taken daily and am aware of there are a few other photographers whom I follow also doing a PAD.
I also post on Flickr where there are a number of 365 groups with a lot of active members and weekly/daily challenges for those who want to do them.

dewildean
 
Posts: 257

Re: I MISS OUR PAD!

Post Wed May 15, 2024 12:27 pm


I am still doing it ..


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