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    Senior Member granky's Avatar
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    Your work is beautiful...and somehow I seem to have missed most of your pictures...so it must have something to do with the time you post. I usually click on 'recent topics' (because there is so MUCH on the board to read!) so I must have missed yours. Others must do the same thing. I think your quilts are fantastic!

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    I wish I could reply to everyone, I love seeing peoples work, yours included. Keep posting it! and go look at the view count, people might not reply, but you'll see it gets read quite a bit.

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    Mary, I just looked at your posts and your quilted projects are wonderful. However, I don't recall having seen any of them before. I work during the day. I check the QB in the morning and again in the evening, but often don't get to check during lunch. So my guess is that a lot of people are just missing your posts.

    That being said, I must admit, there are a lot of times I will see a quilt or other project and my first response will be "Oh wow...how beautiful!" But all too often, I don't stop long enough to comment because I have such a small amount of time to look at everything being posted.

    I'm sure it is not you or your work because you do beautiful work. I think it is a timing and volume issue.

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    I don't think you're doing anything wrong, most of the times when I've posted a topic, if I get more than 5 or 6 responses, that's unusual, sometimes I can post a topic and 2 hours later, it's not even on the front page, and I don't think most people on the board go farther than that, I know I will occasionally, but that's all.

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    It is difficult to know what makes people curious enough to look and then reply. Don't give up. Most of my posts only get a few replies and then a silly one I did on daffodils appearing in my garden/yard earlier this week has run into 4 pages already.

    Just keep going and I, certainly for one, will look out for your posts.

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    I agree with the answers posted above. There is just not enough time in a day to respond to all the topics on this board and have a life at the same time.

    IMHO, I did not realize people felt slighted or would feel slighted if their pictures/posts were not responded to...for me to just respond "beautiful quilt" or something simular when it has been repeated over & over again seems redundant. I don't post pictures but if I did I certainly wouldn't expect kudos for whatever I posted. I come here to learn different approaches by other quilters and respond when I think I might be of help to someone.

    I might get slammed for this but to feel I was not appreciated because of not getting a response or not getting enough responses just makes it seem one only comes here for validation instead of being a part of a group that wants to learn (variety of quilting methods/styles) share ideas,experiences and try and help others when you could.

    There are so many topics on this board that unless you are able to spend many hours here there is no possible way to wade through everything each and everyday. People are posting all the time and that's how posts go futher down and don't always get viewed by everyone. The Pictures section is wonderful and all the quilts & sometimes other things shown there are fabulous but that doesn't mean I have/need to respond to each and everything as to not hurt the feelings of the poster. I enjoy looking as much as the other person but have found myself staying away from the Pictures section because I don't want to feel like I am obligated to make a response to their beautiful work. To feel unappreciated or slighted because of this just doesn't compute in my world. You are not the first to bring this up and I have seen others concerned their topics were not responded to as much as others were...well, there are thousands of us here and we respond to things that interest us on any given day. As also mentioned many of the topics may not even be opened because of the vague title description and not knowing what the original poster was desiring. Also if you see there are numerous viewers but no reponses then the answer is probably the opener was curious but it wasn't a post they felt they wanted/needed to respond and moved on to a topic they wanted to participate in. There may also be many topics of interest but your answer would be the same as many of the others so you felt it wasn't necessary repeat the same thing. There are as many opinions of this as their are members on this board.

    You are not breaking any rules written or unwritten nor is anyone else who doesn't respond to your posts. I am sorry you aren't feeling the love and joy of being on this board. I don't believe anyone is trying to slight you for all the various responses that are already made. This is a very loving, caring, giving group that is simply amazing in all they do for each other no matter what the capacity they are participating in....each and everyone has value to this board. I laugh, cry, empathize, learn, and try to help on this board like everyone else here. Please don't set yourself up with expectations from members who mean no harm to you, who themselves are here for their combined love of the art of quilting and desire to be a part of something greater than themselves.

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    I'm here, mostly looking and reading and learning with my morning coffee. I haven't posted any quilts yet.... need to figure that out and just haven't had the time for that either. YOUR quilt maybe THE quilt that gives someone an idea and you'll never know. Give yourself a pat on the back.

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    It is probably the time of day that you are posting. I don't know what time that the newsletter is actually put out but there are so many post now that it doesn't take too long for a post to just move on down the line. Many of mine have not had many responses. And, I think that is the reason. I'm just trying to figure out when the best time to post is. Also, many of my post never make it to the newsletter. I count myself lucky when they do.

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    I look at all the pics too,but sometimes I am in a hurry with things that need done,and I dont reply.It happens to all of us. Please dont feel hurt or insulted. This is a wonderful board and you are as important as anyone else! Hugs!

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    Please continue posting pictures of your work! I LIVE to look at pictures of quilters' work on this board. I know I miss a lot of them, and just don't have time to comment on many that I do see (like right now I SHOULD be in the shower getting ready for work...). I'll sure make a point of looking at yours later today when I have a few minutes though.

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    No way!
    It really must be a coincidence.

    When looking at different "rooms" I only go through the first page or two before moving on. Consequently if many have been listed they will move beyond that quickly and I'll probably never see them.

    Often times I do post short comments on pictures others have put up, but it's because the picture or something about it has caught my attention in some way. Never do I post just to increase my postings. If someones hard work catches my eye, I think I should let them know their talent is appreciated!

    Hang in there... :D
    Lori

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody1229
    Hi - I've been on this board for nearly a year, and I go on it every day, usually more than once a day, because I love looking at everyone's work and seeing what others are talking about. I respond to other peoples' posts, too, although maybe not as often as others.

    But when I post a picture of my latest completed project, I have found that I get a very minimal response from the rest of the board. Most pictures get over 100 responses, many get much more than that, while mine have been averaging under 20. This has happened so many times that I am forced to wonder if there is some unwritten rule I am breaking that I don't know about. I wouldn't ask, except that it happens every time. It's starting to bug me a bit, even hurt my feelings a little.

    I love this board, but I'm not really feeling the love in return. Please be honest, is it me?

    Mary B.
    Hi Mary B. I can tell you right now it's not your quilts in fact I am one of those who usually don't respond. If you are talking about the wedding quilt it was awsome. I just don't say much but I love looking and learning on this site and hope you take in consideration there are alot of people like me that look and admire but just don't say much. Sorry your feelings were hurt. Marilyn

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    I AM GUILTY . I LOOK AT ALOT OF POST THINK THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL STUNNING BUT NEVER POST. MOST TIMES I AM IN A HURRY . HAVE OTHER THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE BUT JSUS HAVE TO LOOK . I BOOKMARK ALOT .

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    It's not you. Happens to me, but, then again, I can't respond to everybody's posts either, so I guess it is hit or miss.

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    I don't always post either because I can't wait to see the next idea, noone on this board would ever want anyone to feel slighted. We (me) often just don't think about things like that, and if there are 8 or 10 postings of beautiful work I don't want to duplicate. Think many times we assume that people know how we feel and often times we fail to tell them.
    Very sorry you felt hurt!!
    Michele

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    Hi! I am really new to the board and although I really love it, I just can't keep up! Each time I check "recent topics", there's 5 more than were there a few minutes earlier! I am sure that your quilts are beautiful and that many people have enjoyed looking at them, they just did not think to post. I am going to keep your post in mind, and in the future when I look at quilter's beautiful work, I am going to take the time to tell them what I think!! Have a great day and keep posting your quilts!!

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    it is not you...I get the same thing...the only pix I posted that got thousands of views and responses was the one of my disastrous sewing room!

    Your projects are lovely and really reflect the love and thoughtfulness you put into making them.

    Keep posting!

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    Hasn't happened to me because I haven't posted a pic, but when I look at a pic and there are pages and pages of comments, I kind of feel that when there are that many comments, another one won't matter so don't post.

    My thing is that I think sometimes I'm a "post-killer :-o as my posts often seem to end the thread. Or maybe I'm just too late to the party.

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    I've been on here a long time and have noticed the same thing. With over 500 people on here and a LOT of people posting pictures, I figured the lack of responses was due being overwhelmed!!! If I spent all the time it takes to respond to every picture, I'd never get a quilt finished. And those that DO get a lot of responses have a lot of close friends on this forum. Don't take it personal.......I've looked at your photos and you do a great job!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Sometimes it just happens that way especially if there are a lot of new topics posted in a day. I have some that have very few posts but I don't worry about it. Try not to let it get to you. We love you!!
    cjomomma is right...sometimes a post will be pushed up to page 3 because there were so many posts at one time. Some of us also don't have the chance to be on here as often as we'd like to be and just can't comment on every post. :) :)

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    Please don't be hurt by this. I have had the same thing...little response to something that meant alot to me...it does hurt :cry: BUT I tell myself that there is no rhyme nor reason as to why one day everyone comments, and other days, no one has anything to say.

    I can tell you that some days I am more chatty and have time to comment, and sometimes I just have a few moments to check in. If I haven't commented, it in no way indicates that I am not impressed.

    I checked out your posts too, and must say I really like your wedding quilt, and your appliqued table runner..beautiful.

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    well that happens to me too. too simple quilts i guess. but i'm in a hurry now, just trying to use up my fabrics and also finished tops i made many years ago.

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    Sometimes the topic heading is not descriptive enough. If it just says 'another one' am I going to look? but if the topic is descriptive of what the thread is, then I will look if my interest is caught.

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    Mary - It's NOT you! Happens to me and to everyone else on this board. Please don't feel unloved as this is by far the nicest, kindest, most caring board on the net. I would rather be here than at my guild where feelings are getting hurt all the time. Every member here is cherished .......... keep the faith!

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    Sorry you feel neglected. I am guilting of being a neglectee, I look at the pictures of all the ultra nice quilts and think how nice, pretty, difficult to make or various other complimentary thoughts but I seldom log in and write comments.

    I am reasonably certain there are others who do the same. Not because we don't like something but like right now I should be busy (housework now and later work work) doing something else but instead I am replying to your post and in a little while I will be on my own guilt trip because I'm running late.

    I guess my message is don't be upset, we don't all have lots of time to write no matter how much we like the pics of your quilts. That said don't stop sending them.

    Longarm

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