Words/No Words or W/NW image threads: what does that mean?

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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Giving credit to who credit is due, I must offer my thanks to Brian, one of our members, because it was he who first introduced me to the Words/No Words concept. As a matter of fact, I'm going let Brian describe of what the theory is behind these types of threads, by quoting him.:flowers_2:

The W/NW threads are not for critique of images. Post a follow-up image and let it speak for itself, and to inspire- rather than giving advice on how you would have done the image. W/NW threads typically are open to all types of camera formats, even in semi-dedicated sites such as this one.

W/NW threads were popular on photo.net, going back a long time. I first started participating in ~2002. Several Photography sites have set up W/NW forums. Rangefinderforum.com has an active W/NW forum.

Just to add- many times you get a Photo that you want to show, and on a site with a W/NW forum- often an existing thread is there to place it in. Otherwise, many "one-Photo" threads come, and sink into the abyss within a week. The W/NW threads bring the old posts back to the surface.
 

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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Welcome to our new dedicated Words/No Words forum! See the post above for Brian's explanation.

Within a short period of time, we'll move all the existing W/NW image threads in here. Feel free to add to them or begin a new one covering something you'd like to share photographically.:th_salute:
 

Amin Sabet

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Jul 3, 2010
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I'd just like to add a clarification:
  • Threads in our Photo Critique forum are by default open for posting of critiques.
  • Threads here in the Words/No Words forum are not open to posting of critiques. Comments are allowed, but the idea is that the images speak for themselves.
  • Threads in our other Image Threads forums besides Words/No Words (eg, Black and White, Street and Documentary, Herman's Genres) are open for critiques only when solicited. If someone doesn't ask for a critique, assume that they aren't looking for one.
 
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