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Photo not on photo of the day....

Posted by Pierre Rondelez  
Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 09, 2012 02:14PM
    
Hi Debbie,

I just answered to the mail I received from you, where it ended up, I don't know.

Just because you questioned the identification of the orlymannite, I removed the word from the title but kept it only in the text.
I never said that I was not 100% sure about the ID, I just said I could not prove it........

To Jolyon,

Unless self collected, we have to rely on the miner or the dealer for the location.
About published reference: as you well know, things in the field tend to change rapidly after publications.
How old is the published reference you seem to refer to?
So when the miner states it comes from a certain location, so be it, future publications may or may not catch up.

This is my last reply to this topic, this is rapidly going nowhere....................

Pierre
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 09, 2012 02:38PM
> So when the miner states it comes from a certain location, so be it

You did not hear about this from the miner. You heard about this from a dealer who heard about this from a miner.

This is NOT a reliable source of information, and cannot be used as a way of confirming that the mineral came from this mine, unless other samples are found independently from samples collected from this mine, it must be assumed to be an error.

Accuracy of information on this site is very important to us.

Jolyon
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 10, 2012 09:45AM
Debbie,
Usually mines don't like miners taking things from their mines. If a miner works at a particular mine he may not want to say he got it from the mine he works at especially if a nearby mine with similar minerals is available to attribute it to.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 10, 2012 01:51PM
    
Rock, that is so true.
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January 16, 2012 03:34PM
    
Very nice photo of the day, very significantly, the pain, exhaustion, joy. All in one photo.
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 29, 2012 09:12AM
    
sinceraly I not understand the POTD of today.....

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Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 29, 2012 12:09PM
The photos are not selected for their qualities but mostly to encourage photographers. It is easy to understand by all
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January 29, 2012 01:57PM
    
This topic is about a specific photo by Pierre, it is NOT about POTD, what Pierre wanted to point out, was the fact that it took a rather long time before some of his photos showed up in the "New Photos Today" gallery, it was not about the choices made for POTD.
So, my friends, your grievances regarding POTD please not here, but in the appropriate topic.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/29/2012 01:57PM by Harjo Neutkens.
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January 29, 2012 03:36PM
    
Hi all, please excuse me if I add my thought to the discussion. Like I've already written before about a similar question, it's important we don't forget about the true meaning of our posting images: we all would like to see always all our photos standing out on Mindat...This is not strange, we are human beings; for this same reason it's normal too, sometimes, to be a little angry if something don't meet our wishes...but Mindat's not our personal gallery, this is the crucial point. Our contribute to the database is important (I hope), but I think we've to do this with humbleness and with a simple, pure and decoubertinian spirit of sharing this passion for minerals. Mindat is an organism, we are the cells of this organism, so we must work for a common target. First of all I always go over this concept to myself.
A strong and friendly handshake to all.
Roberto
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
January 29, 2012 03:54PM
    
... and a strong and friendly handshake back Roberto, amen!
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April 21, 2012 05:27AM
    
I was doing some calculations on my past POTD in my and Domenico account with my photos

2009 - 21 POTD
2010 - 34 POTD
2011 - 13 POTD
2012 - 0 POTD

mah ... probably to the Mindat headman's do not like anymore the specimens of Domenico... grinning smiley

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avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
April 21, 2012 06:36AM
A question for Jolyon et al: are there stats on the total number of photos uploaded to MinDat by year? I would guess that the site continues to grow and more pics are uploaded each year, whereas the number of days available for a POTD in a given year doesn't fluctuate very much. Assuming a similar distribution of quality overall, plus a constantly growing backlog of images from which to draw, it would imply that the probability of any one pic being selected must necessarily decrease.

Just a hypothesis with the kids in bed and a glass of wine in front of me...

Cheers,
D.
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April 21, 2012 09:19AM
Matteo,
I have no idea how many POD images you have nor do I care. But I do know that almost always when I look at one of your pictures I think, now that is one fine photograph! All this POD stuff makes me crazy, I try and stay as far away from it as I can.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
April 21, 2012 09:25AM
    
Matteo, there are some photo's of yours in the queue.
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April 21, 2012 10:57AM
    
thanks, but this question is not for say " I WANT MY PHOTOS POTD " is just for say its strange in the other years many are become POTD and from the start of 2012 none has been chosen, after the doubts are that the photos or sample represented are not interesting

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April 21, 2012 03:29PM
    
Photo uploaded to mindat
2007 - 49000
2008 - 61000
2009 - 72000
2010 - 79600
2011 - 77200

You are overrepresented 3-4 times in POTDs from what your uploading numbers would suggest. Thanks for bringing this up.
Re: Photo not on photo of the day....
April 21, 2012 07:15PM
David thanks for that. 200/day-plus is a nice pile of pics. And a bit of work for somebody(s)
And when friends or even acquaintances show diplomacy and long suffering toward criticism or pettiness, I am more deeply impressed.
Thanks to the many for the great threads and uploads.
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