Cafe Etiquette

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I have to admit that in the early days on this forum I was guilty in my exuberance of posting an images on someone else's thread. And likewise have had others post their images on some of my threads. I agree with all of the above - it's not good etiquette . I have stopped some time ago, I hope others do as well.
 
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I agree that it is rude to post (hijack) an image in someone's thread unless invited to do so.

I think it is equally rude to post a link to your images in someone else's thread.

Both seem like an attempt at one upmanship and I feel offended or disrespected when it happens to me.
 
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I agree with what appears to be the general consensus – no reply with pics to another person's pic thread without asking or unless the OP (original poster) explicitly invites group participation.

I could imagine there are edge cases where someone has requested assistance and it is easier to illustrate in picture form than describe in text.
 
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I tend to agree with most here with two exceptions that others have also raised. As @frdjohns notes, links can have the same effect as adding pictures (hijacking the thread). I actually think links can be worse since by clicking on the link some may be taken away from the thread depending on browser settings.

And if the OP is asking a question about there image, how to better capture a sense (lighting, filters, etc) or use a feature of their camera as @Jonathan F/2 noted. It's often easier to explain something with included sample images (including circles and arrows with a paragraph on the back.....).
 
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Re reading this thread following the discussion on the Squirrel post, I find that this is a low tolerance threshold.
Once a discussion has been opened to debate, adding a picture to it seems far from being rude or insulting.
 
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I think it depends. If a person is asking for advise - id, a technique - then adding a picture is appropriate. But if someone is posting an image for others to appreciate - say an image of a cute fox - I think people should just comment on the image and not post "competing" ones.
 
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