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A catalogue of Flickr comments | by kevin dooley
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A catalogue of Flickr comments

(Image: Arizona State Fair, Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim with XPRO Fujichrome T64, no post-processing)


“Comments” are the main way we Flickrites talk to one another. Comments can be long and thoughtful, for sure, but most comments are short because most of us have limited time. Here’s a catalogue of sorts—and all of them are made in complete sincerity!


-Superlative comment: “excellent!”, “very nice”, “beautiful”, “w00t w00t”

-Superlative+: “excellent composition”, “very nice portrait”, “beautiful colors”, “w00t w00t on the boot”

-The “I’m speechless” comment: “wow”, “whoa”, “stunning”, “breathtaking”, or my fave, “wowie”

-Superlative superstring: “this is an excellent composition, awesome colors, and incredible lighting”

-Analytical: “the left-right symmetry here is cool, balanced with the tones; love how the reflection captures an alternative mood; great pov”

-Suggestive: “I might crop it here in order to accentuate the geometry…”

-The True Adoration comment: “Your images give me complete joy every day, etc. etc…”

-The “Poor attempt at humor” comment: “Nice bark on the tree” in response to a photo with a pretty model leaning against a tree

-Personal quickies: “Have a great day!”, “Welcome back, can’t wait to see the 4000 photos you took of the beach!”

-Responses comments: Comments which respond directly to the title or text, rather than the image, like “Don’t be blue blue Sue Sue…”

-Award comments: Icons, icons, you know them and you love/hate them

-Love you hit and run: Fave with no comment

-And the most dreaded of them all…. The No Comment!


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Taken on October 22, 2008