Waiting for approval

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by anaeflores, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. anyone know of another good photo site. Ive been waiting over a week to get approved. Does not seem like the people in charge of this site really care about it. Frustrating!!!
  2. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    Worthwhile mentioning that "waiting for approval" does not place many limitations on user's activity.

  3. G&R


    That is not how psychology works. The old members have something new members do not. There can be a feeling of being cheated, unappreciated, unwanted.. those are tangible 'things' that can place limitations on the activity of new users.

    You are treating this as a Priority 1 fault, right? ;)
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2021
  4. When I first joined PN, I interacted only through the portfolio/gallery side of the site, commenting on others’ photos and portfolios and receiving comments on my own work. There was a lot of robust interaction specifically around our own photos. I empathize with your frustration since I know I never would have stayed here if my participation had been restricted to the forums at that time, which simply did not interest me much back then.

    While the forums do offer a lot to members, I consider the “waiting for approval” situation, and the fact that no one with authority who interacts directly with the community has the power to change it, a major flaw, one that’s been an ongoing problem and caused much frustration. I find it hard to fathom why the owners of the site have yet to show any inclination toward or achieved any results in fixing it. It shows disregard at the helm of the site, unfortunately above the reach of the well-meaning and dedicated people we can communicate with here who do their best under trying circumstances.

    I do hope your approval comes soon, not just to eliminate the feeling of being cheated but to give you all the many benefits you can derive from having a visible portfolio and sharing back and forth with other members about the photos in that portfolio. Though there are, indeed, many other features of the site, I’ve always considered that a key feature and, for some time, it was the key feature for me.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2021
  5. William Michael

    William Michael Moderator Staff Member

    The comment was simply a statement of fact: nothing more nothing less.

    If one researches the many threads concerning the topic of "Account Authorization" one will note that we, volunteer Moderators, have been assisting continuously and we share similar frustrations, perhaps more so in so far as we have been now for a long time working without Management support and communication.

    As for me (i.e. "you") I treat my volunteer role here seriously and I believe I give as much time and effort that I can afford without compromising my Family and my Business responsibilities.

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  6. G&R


    There seems to be something wrong and the message here is that the owners of photo.net are unwilling to support this community.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2021
  7. I have learned in life to regret what I do not have and yet remain very grateful for what I do. However challenging at times, there is still a lot of benefit to be derived from PN and many of us continue to do so.
  8. Two things can be true at once. There is much benefit to PN and the owners are unwilling to adequately support the community.

    Stating the latter doesn't preclude appreciating the former.
  9. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    All I can suggest is the #1 hit of 1945 by Johnny Mercer - won an Academy Award . Accentuate the Positive

    "You've got to accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    And latch on to the affirmative
    Don't mess with mister in-between"

    We've got what we've got - more good than ill, IMO.
  10. Truth isn't always positive. Nevertheless, it's good to get it right ...

    Accentuate the Positive (written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer), was nominated for the 1945 Academy Award.

    It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers and Hammerstein), won it in 1945.

    The very next year, 1946, Johnny Mercer did win the Academy Award, along with Harry Warren, for On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe.

    And he didn't stop there, going on to many more nominations and three additional wins:

    With Hoagy Carmichael for In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening in 1951.

    With Henry Mancini for Moon River in 1961.

    With Henry Mancini for Days of Wine and Roses in 1962.
  11. And it doesn't take anything away from Mercer to say that Hammerstein, in his winning song of '45, sure could turn a phrase ...

    But I feel so gay,
    In a melancholy way,
    That it might as well be spring.

    Kind of glass half full and half empty at the same time!

    [It might as well be PN.] :)
  12. I was just reading Marcus Aurelius which I haven't picked up since schooldays (read "lockdown")!

    In chapter V11, verse 27 he writes .. “Think not so much of what thou hast not as of what thou hast, and reflect on how eagerly they would be sought if though hadst them not”.

    Long live PN
  13. I'm having the same problem Created an account a week ago, all my photos except one are private and can't be made public and I'm still awaiting approval. patience is a virtue I guess

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