Sunday, 24 July 2011

Struck down by Anonimity, or, Ron Adams' Photographs

Hello. Sorry I've been away for so long, but work has been a priority over the last few weeks and for various reasons I haven't been able to post anything. Thank you to the people who have kept looking in (albeit in vain).

It was particularly heartening to read the two recent comments posted about the Friars Square shopping precinct in Aylesbury. Before getting to the point, I have to say that many of the pictures taken were by Ron Adams - sorry Ron, I would never have posted any of your pictures had I known you had taken them. They were sent to me, and not nicked off your flickr page. The point of the photographs on this site is that they were taken, and then discarded by, anonymous people. If anyone else sees their stuff in the post, apologies for not crediting you - I didn't know anyone else had ownership of them. I'll edit the posts accordingly.

Which moves me to my point. Hi Anonymous - thanks for the heads up re the photographs. And now for a between channels impertinence. The very nature of the internet means that a lot of people can do things anonymously (or at least under a different handle, as I do!) be it hack into NATO or leave a comment on a web page. Which is fine - free speech and democracy and all that. All I ask for is a little courtesy to go with it - chippiness and / or haughtiness seems to be a default mode for some folks on the web, especially those who don't care to leave their names.

If anyone has a problem with a photo credit or with any comment I make on the site, just PM me (the email address is on there) - don't just leave an anonymous comment on the site which is designed to make me look foolish. I wouldn't do it to you, Anonymous. You have made a very good point but there are better ways to make it.

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  1. Good points, sir. Keep up the fine work.

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  2. This 'Anonymous' character gets about. Don't know when he/she manages to sleep.

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  3. Nice one BC. Will always drop by. Look forward to your next post.

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  4. Good to have you back. Your blog is a haven of niceness. No one reading more than two posts could assume you were a mean thief.

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  7. It was me, the terrible mean thief that stole Rons masterpieces, oh how terrible I feel for finding them in various places and compiling them because they remind me of my home town where I grew up as a boy and for me wanting to share some grainy black and white photos of a brutalist shopping centre with people who might appreciate there qualities, 50 lashes for me across the back and no tea before bedtime. Thanks anon for making me feel great.Why didn't you ask Ron to politely get in touch and mention it, then maybe the site owner could have credited accordingly. I think you'll find most blogs contain images that are used without the owners permisson and I don't think the site owner said anything about me taking the actual photos?? I didn't know who they were by either. If I was aware that the Ron was involved I would have surely mentioned it.

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  8. I don't like Anonymous because he reckons "Home Taping Is Killing Music"

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  9. Good to have you back! Keep up the good work.

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  10. What Cthulhu said - with bells on. Look forward to more fine postings!

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