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Old 02-11-2010, 08:44 AM   #181
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Love the one with Dina too...

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D: Do you have to flirt with her (Flavia) during the match!!!?!!!
M: Ummm... I can do it after? ok then... focus...
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I like the old pics. The 1st pic of him in the hammock is so dorky!

The one with Dina made me instantly think of this quote:
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In the pic, Marat looks like he's trying to explain something to her, and Dina is --> ()

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I thought this thread was only for 2010 pics ?

(But keep on posting any pic, by any means. )
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I thought this thread was only for 2010 pics ?
If seeing "new" older pics in this thread makes you uncomfortable, probably best just to skip them. More proactively, you could ask a moderator for clarification.

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(But keep on posting any pic, by any means. )
By all means, I surely will. And I hope the photos I post aren't just "any pic".
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I thought this thread was only for 2010 pics ?

(But keep on posting any pic, by any means. )
I agree - I would prefer to keep this thread for 2010 photos only....


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If seeing "new" older pics in this thread makes you uncomfortable, probably best just to skip them. More proactively, you could ask a moderator for clarification.

Yes, I could skip them but why not keep older photos in the 'collection' photo thread that was recently started?

By all means, I surely will. And I hope the photos I post aren't just "any pic".
Your photos are always great to see, and thanks for posting them...I'm just fussy about where they are filed
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I agree - I would prefer to keep this thread for 2010 photos only....
I second that. Majority of the pics have been posted in the respective threads. If anyone is nostalgic, I recommend searching through this forum. There are priceless old pics One of my fav is the faux-pas thread
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I second that.
When I opened this thread, I asked if we could possibly keep it "new horizons" only, which also included brand new pics from other years.

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Could we possibly keep this thread "new horizons" only? Maybe someone could open a "Vintage Marat" thread for old photos like this one?
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Well, since you posted a pic from June 2009, I think it's fine to see the other side of Marat's beauty, a.k.a. the twins
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I don't see any need to get personal. It's still 2009, plus the photo from June has never been posted before, unlike the Shanghai 2005 photo. So just asking again, could we possibly keep this "new horizons", which of course can include brand new pics from other years?
All the past photo threads on this forum contain pics from different years, and this one can too. Just because a single career retrospective has been posted here doesn't mean that such items will dominate this thread.

In any case, I have found no rules/guidelines about posting photos strictly according to year, and I've asked Penny about it on more than one occasion.

It's difficult to see anything objectionable in anyone's posting never-seen-before, non-2010 pics, especially if it's unreleased art or magazine portraiture, for example. Something like that, if it comes along, belongs in this thread surely. It seems petty to insist they be posted elsewhere on principle, given that such a principle has never applied to other past photo threads.

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Majority of the pics have been posted in the respective threads.
Some of them may have been posted before (I question whether the majority has) and if so, they are lurking in old photo threads hundreds-deep and not easily accessible. Anyone is welcome to prove me wrong by trawling through all the threads.

However, the photos on the previous page are rarely seen, plus they're large and high-res, perfect for fans to upgrade their collection if they wish, instead of being stuck with small, low-res poor quality versions forever.

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If anyone is nostalgic, I recommend searching through this forum.
It's not nostalgia prompting me to post those photos, but a desire to share one of the higher quality, post-retirement career retrospectives of Marat, and what's more, to make it more readily available to all.
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I don't think it matters that much, but probably we need to have separate thread for new (meaning 2010) pics. Some ppl might be interested in new pics exclusevely and would have to scroll though old ones. We could have special thread for "new" old pics of Marat as well.

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I don't think it matters that much ...
I don't think it matters much either, and it certainly didn't matter at all in past picture threads.

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... but probably we need to have separate thread for new (meaning 2010) pics. Some ppl might be interested in new pics exclusevely and would have to scroll though old ones.
I'm not sure that exclusiveness of taste justifies opening a separate thread of such rigid specificity, of interest to only a possible minority.

In any event, scrolling through "old" pics, if they are brand new, is no hardship surely?

Time to canvass opinions on this matter, I think!
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I surely am a fan of order (some used to call me the "queen of order" LOL) so I somehow see the point of people wanting to stick to the thread title. But does the subject really require such a heated discussion?

I think it's very nice of monkeytattoo that she wants to share whatever pictures she found and deems "rare". Sure, I agree with the other posters, I know a lot of those "rare" ones - so I scroll through them and ignore them. To give someone who is willing to spend time and effort in order to share stuff such a hard time seems a bit discouraging.

IF order needs to be restored - why not take mer's idea? Start a new thread for photos in general, something like "Marat Rarities" (and why not merge fino7marat's thread into it, BTW...), transfer things over and keep this thread for 2010?!

monkeytattoo, this might seem rigid to you, but believe me, rigidity has a lot of advantages when running an open forum. Imagine someone who isn't always visiting and who tries to find older photos - the last place he would search for them would be the 2010 thread, right? And the suggestion really doesn't involve a lot of work. You are right, people's personal preferences aren't a good reason for a change; I think that keeping an easily navigable forum for everyone is, though.

In any case, I'm sure Mrs. Penguin will have the last say in this and make a wise decision.
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I surely am a fan of order (some used to call me the "queen of order" LOL) so I somehow see the point of people wanting to stick to the thread title. But does the subject really require such a heated discussion?
I post ONE retrospective in the 2010 thread, and all hell breaks loose!

Seriously, I'm not feeling the heat, not yet anyway. And I'm a big fan of order too. But I'm confused by the insistence on 2010 pics exclusively, not just after seeing the inclusion of a done-to-death 2005 Shanghai 'fro pic defended one page one (and also a link to Marat le Tsar/Valencia 2009 pics), but because exclusivity in matters chronological has never been a defining posting principle in previous photo threads. Why now?

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I think it's very nice of monkeytattoo that she wants to share whatever pictures she found and deems "rare". Sure, I agree with the other posters, I know a lot of those "rare" ones - so I scroll through them and ignore them. To give someone who is willing to spend time and effort in order to share stuff such a hard time seems a bit discouraging.
Thank you for understanding, davis. It's not that I deem these photos rare, but rather that they are rarely seen, especially to newer fans who might perhaps be discovering him for the first time post-retirement. I'm well aware that long-standing Marat fans will have already seen these photos long ago, as have I.

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IF order needs to be restored - why not take mer's idea? Start a new thread for photos in general, something like "Marat Rarities" (and why not merge fino7marat's thread into it, BTW...), transfer things over and keep this thread for 2010?!
The idea isn't unique to mer, because I had thought of opening a "past pics, unseen" thread parallel to the 2010 one. In the end I thought it superfluous, given that:

(a) there will be fewer pics of Marat post-retirement,
(b) there has never been an insistence on exclusivity according to date in past photo threads, and therefore
(c) 2010 thread could use a little fleshing out.

Fino's thread (which is great ) is more for sharing personal memorabilia and, to me, doesn't belong to the same category as rare photographs.

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monkeytattoo, this might seem rigid to you, but believe me, rigidity has a lot of advantages when running an open forum. Imagine someone who isn't always visiting and who tries to find older photos - the last place he would search for them would be the 2010 thread, right? And the suggestion really doesn't involve a lot of work. You are right, people's personal preferences aren't a good reason for a change; I think that keeping an easily navigable forum for everyone is, though.
I totally agree, but again I am puzzled as to why such strictness has never applied to past photo threads.

In addition, anyone researching older photos will presumably be keeping up to date with the 2010 thread, and would be glad of the chance to see old pics in high quality (hard to come by) without having to trawl through older threads. They will also have recourse to these threads, as I'm sure most of us here have done in the past.

I don't see that posting a retrospective preempts a person's search for older pics, or makes the forum less easily navigable.

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In any case, I'm sure Mrs. Penguin will have the last say in this and make a wise decision.
It might be a good idea to put it to a poll, as it's a public forum. Penny might even agree!
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