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Should you even BOTHER posting on SMTR until you have pics in hand?

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TravelingGal

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Tawk amongst yehselves...
 

Maisie

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NO!!

Show me the ring means lets see pictures!!
 

TravelingGal

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So there you have it people, NO, don''t post until you have pics.

Second question...would you rather get straight to the ring, or do you like all those photos opening fedex boxes and packaging?
 

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Just post the ring. Get it done and over with. After the one token ring photo I don''t mind the entire set-up with the boxes, detail shots, and others. But get straight to the point. I''m not a patient person.
 

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I must admit I look at the ring first. Then I go back and read the writing if I ''know'' the person. Oh I feel bad now.

I do try not to write too much when I post my stuff though. I doubt anyone really wants to read my prattling on anyway. Its probably more a case of ''Oh dear, what has Maisie bought this time?''
 

Linda W

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Uh does this pertain to me T-Gal, ha ha ha ha ha
 

Rhea

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Don't feel bad, Maisie! I do it too. If it's proposal I'll read the story if it's not long before looking at the photos. If it's not a proposal I just want the stats and photos. After the photos I may read the story. Maybe.
 

Kaleigh

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It''s a sin in my book. SMTR, means just that!!!!!
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 2:56:20 PM
Author: Maisie
NO!!

Show me the ring means lets see pictures!!
+1

Post your pics, then tell the story. Questions belong in RT or even Hangout for more responses.
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 2:56:20 PM
Author: Maisie
NO!!


Show me the ring means lets see pictures!!
Agreed! It''s teasing to start a SMTR thread without immediate pics.
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:21:25 PM
Author: Kaleigh
It's a sin in my book. SMTR, means just that!!!!!
Lol Kaleigh. But I'm with you...don't be a ring tease!
 

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No. Don''t post until you have pics.

I like the Fedex boxes and whatnot. Builds the anticipation. And I like being a tease.
 

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Personally, I don''t get the fed ex boxes and such. Kind of a waste of your time, people''s time and PS bandwidth. It seems more attention seeking to me than anything, but that''s JMHO.
 

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Hmmm...shipping packages...a big waste of my time, but I try to get editing done before I start posting pics, so it isn''t much more than a few seconds of other people''s wasted time. As for bandwidth...

And I''ve taken to posting a blurry pic of the stone (because I don''t seem to like to invest in setting anything
) instead. Plus, that way, it shows of how well it sparkles!
 

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Does showing a CAD image count as not showing the ring? Do you think the CAD should be shown with the proper photos after you get the ring?

I showed the Cad for my new 5 stone ring. I''m not even ashamed.
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:37:12 PM
Author: Maisie
Does showing a CAD image count as not showing the ring? Do you think the CAD should be shown with the proper photos after you get the ring?

I showed the Cad for my new 5 stone ring. I''m not even ashamed.
Hm...should cads be shown in RT or SMTR? I vote RT, with finished products in SMTR.
 

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I think people should only post PRETTY pieces in SMTR.
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:42:50 PM
Author: Maisie
Deco seems to be in a mischevious mood today!
"Today?" Ha.

All rings on SMTR are stunning - you should know that by now Deco.
 

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Boxes = waste of bandwidth

Lack of Pics = Attention Wh*re
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:44:48 PM
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Date: 4/13/2009 3:42:50 PM
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Deco seems to be in a mischevious mood today!
''Today?'' Ha.
All rings on SMTR are stunning - you should know that by now Deco.
Yeah ... but some are more "jack-hammer-on-your-retina"-type stunners.
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:47:24 PM
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Boxes = waste of bandwidth

Lack of Pics = Attention Wh*re
You don''t need to beat around the bush PP. Just say what you really think.

 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:47:24 PM
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Boxes = waste of bandwidth

Lack of Pics = Attention Wh*re
Well then, how many pics are too many and when do you become a "Sho'' Ho''?"
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:57:16 PM
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CADS should go in RT.
I''m still not repentant but I will post them in RT in future
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:53:27 PM
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Date: 4/13/2009 3:47:24 PM

Author: purrfectpear

Boxes = waste of bandwidth


Lack of Pics = Attention Wh*re
Well then, how many pics are too many and when do you become a 'Sho' Ho'?'

I think you become a Sho Ho when you have MULTIPLE threads for the same ring-with mostly the same pictures (or variations on the same picture). I'd rather you post em all in one post.

As to number...I'm fine with as many as are necessary to show all the angles, stones, etc. But I HATE it when people post 1000 of the same freaking photo but on a different flower or something. Show us a new angle! Show the stone further/away or closer! Something!
 

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Date: 4/13/2009 3:49:22 PM
Author: Maisie
Date: 4/13/2009 3:47:24 PM

Author: purrfectpear

Boxes = waste of bandwidth


Lack of Pics = Attention Wh*re
You don''t need to beat around the bush PP. Just say what you really think.


I was thinking the same- Love the tell it as it is thing.

To answer the question-No, don''t post till you have a picture of your pretty. Not fussed on fed-ex boxes and I don''t mind a cad being posted provided that the real thing would be posted in a day or two.
 

purrfectpear

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It''s hard to overdo pics IMO. Well......maybe more than 24 is OTT


I enjoy seeing pretty jewels, I do, I do
 

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TG: I am glad you started this topic, because I sometimes I find it a tad annoying when there are posts in SMTR with no pics. Somehow I thought I was the only one *bothered* by this. Disclaimer here: I am not referring to anyone in particular, but that just really seems to be attention seeking to tease me with "3 carat cushion in a Mark Morell (or Leon, WF, etc.) setting" and then.....no pics! I hate to be teased!
 

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Don''t bother posting sans pics. Heck, I didn''t even post about my engagement in LIW right away because I didn''t have pics right off the bat.

I don''t mind CADs on SMTR, but I don''t get too excited about them either.
 
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