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Jessamy

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Newbie Lament
« on: February 22, 2010, 01:22:23 PM »
Newbie Lament

APTM for many years has been
My favourite site on the net.
Full of history and pictures and facts.
As close to royalty as I’ll ever get.

Romanovs, Romanovs all in their glory
Their palaces, pictures and clothes.
I want to learn more and so I join
The forum to see how it goes.

Discussions aplenty on people and places
Some I’ve never heard of before
Wonderful posters, all-knowing admin,
Threads and threads galore.

I’ll look for pictures of palace interiors!
Search for pictures of royalty rare!
I’ll see what Worth designed for the Empress
And the tiaras adorning her hair!

But before my glazed eyes soon appears
On many such threads repeated
Empty white boxes containing the words:
“This image has been moved or deleted”.

The members reply “Wow these are fantastic”
And “thank you for posting your pics!”
But I have no reason for giving thanks,
Out of 20 I saw only 6!

Oh why didn’t I join earlier?
What was I waiting for?
Saw the pics on the main page hundreds of times
Not knowing the Forum had more!

Still I treasure those photos that still can be seen
And as well there’s so much yet to learn.
I’d best stop complaining and get to the task.
But for those missing pics I will always yearn!

Jessamy


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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 04:27:49 PM »
Hey Jessamy that was a real excellent poem :)  I agree with you over the missing pics extra,  thinking wow a new pic to see and that darn box with the caption that it is no longer aviable.  Grrrr.

You made my day :D

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 04:33:58 PM »
HAHAHA incredible! and im with you both, i really hate to see those  deleted  (or account inactive) pictures and i hate them even more when the user upload them one day and the other she/he deletes them ¬¬

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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 04:53:48 PM »
LOL!!! :- ), great poem!, I'm agree too, one thing that makes me mad, it's exactly when I find deleted pictures.

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 05:49:08 PM »
The poem was great! I understand where your coming from.

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 06:21:25 PM »
Yep...This is my current complaint too. Deleted pictures...

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 10:07:18 AM »
Coollll!

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 12:17:58 PM »
I sympathize. The moderating team cleaned up a lot of blank photos and dead links last spring, but I've noticed that a lot of longtime members' photobucket accounts seem to have gone inactive all at once in the last few months. I'm working at pruning posts with missing pictures from the OTMAA threads as time allows.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 12:25:47 PM »
inactive account`s pictures can be saved by copying the link of the picture and then using the "upload thru URL"  option in tinypic or imageshack. In forums where i mod i do that and save lots of good picture

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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 11:17:57 PM »
Ooh, deleted photographs..  :'(
Very good poem, I'm a newbie and I still don't know why I took so long to join the forum... I know it for almost two years, but I was very young at the time (I was 14), and I couldn't trust my English. I still can't, but it's MUCH better now, so I took courage to join :)

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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010, 04:22:27 AM »
Hi NL.
All types of misspelt English is fine here.

Lady Nikolaievna

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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010, 11:40:29 AM »
Hi NL.
All types of misspelt English is fine here.


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Re: Newbie Lament
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 12:23:33 AM »
Your welcome :)