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lets talk about the Gimp-world

Jun 2, 2014, 22:41 (This post was last modified: Jun 3, 2014 00:36 by Esper.)
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lets talk about the Gimp-world
i just joined recently because :

a) i thought most forums are dead
and
b) i was under the impression gimpchat is the busiest gimp-forum on the internet
plus
c) i didnt know about gimpforums because the forum is ignored and auto-edited on gimpchat, meaning there must be some kind of animosity


now that i watched gimpforums for a few days i noticed several things:

most posts seem to come from noobs, probably young age and a lot of posters have a postcount of only 5 posts and hardly anybody seems to post art

when i joined gimpchat, i was very surprised that the majority of users are older (retired) people, and some of them are ex-hippies too

also a big portion of gimp-activity seems to happen on youtube, for obvious reasons

are my impressions correct ?
i'd love to hear your opinions and stories !

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Jun 3, 2014, 00:09
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GF definitely has a population of beginners, maybe because they find that you can get good answers here. And beginners don't post art (they know their limits Smile)

Yes, GC population is likely older, and more American-centered while GF is more open.

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Jun 3, 2014, 00:38 (This post was last modified: Jun 3, 2014 00:39 by Esper.)
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(Jun 3, 2014 00:09)ofnuts Wrote:  GF definitely has a population of beginners, maybe because they find that you can get good answers here.

i never get why anybody would want to post a question and wait hours for a reply, when in the meantime you could look it up in the (very well written) online-manual

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Jun 3, 2014, 01:12
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The manual for your jigsaw doesn't tell you how to build a cabinet Smile

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Jun 3, 2014, 01:26
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(Jun 3, 2014 01:12)ofnuts Wrote:  The manual for your jigsaw doesn't tell you how to build a cabinet Smile

tbh, often its just laziness
makes my blood boil Angry

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Jun 3, 2014, 13:23 (This post was last modified: Jun 3, 2014 17:12 by rich2005.)
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Quote:..most posts seem to come from noobs, probably young age and a lot of posters have a postcount of only 5 posts..


GF caters a more diverse set than others. Younger than at GC, perhaps, but not me and I was never a hippie, more a lapsed anarchist. More here from non-English speaking countries including Asia and occasionally only here to practice their English. It does mean that many ask a question, get an answer and never come back. Perhaps they give up.

Quote:...and hardly anybody seems to post art...

What is annoying? Monster post of art, (when a thumbnail with a link would be sufficient) followed by monster sig. Then a reply - monster art quoted with comment "oo that is nice" and new monster sig.

Whatever happened to consideration of bandwidth?

Quote:..i never get why anybody would want to post a question and wait hours for a reply, when in the meantime you could look it up in the (very well written) online-manual..

Gimp manual can sometimes read like sanskrit. Then there are people who never bookmark anything and use google search as a 'front-end'. The other problem is M$, Apple and now Android have dumbed down using a computer so much, if there is no one-click-solution then it is not possible. Applies to Gimp as well, can I have a script to do... when applying standard filters and a little experiment will get a result.

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and no I am not going to start using a sig here Wink

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Jun 3, 2014, 13:49
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(Jun 3, 2014 13:23)rich2005 Wrote:  Applies to Gimp as well, can I have a script to do... when applying standard filters and a little experiment will get a result.

dont get me started
im a big script hater
but im still in the closet Big Grin

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Jun 3, 2014, 14:17
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(Jun 3, 2014 13:23)rich2005 Wrote:  and no I am not going to start using a sig here Wink

...For which I will be eternally grateful - it's why I couldn't stomach gimper.net

I'm another of the old-ones and never a hippie - far happier doing things by the rules for that.

I think we have a different demographic here because we're not very chatty - just provide the help where asked for. GC certainly has more of the social network about it.

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Jun 3, 2014, 14:59
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(Jun 3, 2014 13:49)Esper Wrote:  
(Jun 3, 2014 13:23)rich2005 Wrote:  Applies to Gimp as well, can I have a script to do... when applying standard filters and a little experiment will get a result.

dont get me started
im a big script hater
but im still in the closet Big Grin

So am I, despite my favorite activity Smile At least for the scripts that trivially chain together a bunch of operations, and end up with as many parameters as all the operations combined, the height of absurdity being reached when you need to add a scrollbar to the parameter dialog ...

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Jun 3, 2014, 17:26
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(Jun 3, 2014 14:17)paynekj Wrote:  I think we have a different demographic here because we're not very chatty - just provide the help where asked for. GC certainly has more of the social network about it.

+1

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Jun 4, 2014, 15:24
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RE: lets talk about the Gimp-world
(Jun 3, 2014 17:26)silk Wrote:  
(Jun 3, 2014 14:17)paynekj Wrote:  I think we have a different demographic here because we're not very chatty - just provide the help where asked for. GC certainly has more of the social network about it.

+1

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Yah I agree to some degree, chatty requires more typing XD After all this isn't instant message, different time zones, etc...

@rich: that would be a cool sig though(smaller sized) lol
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Jun 4, 2014, 19:47
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RE: lets talk about the Gimp-world
This is the best forum on the internet ON ANY SUBJECT because the "experts" know their stuff and don't talk down to you, yet they understand what it feels like to be new and overwhelmed. They "grok" noobness and instruct with clarity and patience.

(Jun 3, 2014 13:23)rich2005 Wrote:  [Image: gBeID.png]


ooo, that's nice...
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