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#1 buckeyestargazer

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

I don't currently use Astrobin, but I had signed up for an account several years ago.  I only have a few images on there and nothing recent.  A few days ago I started getting a bunch of likes on one particular image that I posted 3 years ago.  I'm flattered, but I'm also not really sure why all these likes are now popping up.  Can anyone tell me why?  


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#2 entilza

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

It could be someone liked it which bumped it up on the explore wall, and others saw it and also liked it :)  


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

OK thanks.  Since I don't use Astrobin I don't really know how it works.  It's just funny to me that a mediocre image I posted years ago shows up again...but I'm not complaining lol.gif



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:34 AM

OK thanks.  Since I don't use Astrobin I don't really know how it works.  It's just funny to me that a mediocre image I posted years ago shows up again...but I'm not complaining lol.gif

Thats a really nice image.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

Thats a really nice image.

 

I just liked your like.  wink.gif


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

OK thanks.  Since I don't use Astrobin I don't really know how it works.  It's just funny to me that a mediocre image I posted years ago shows up again...but I'm not complaining lol.gif

If that's mediocre, well, my efforts are paultry rubbish! Not sure about mine, but I found your image quite good.

 

It could also be the season brought your object into view (?) and people search for it as examples beofe they image. For example you post the Horsehead, it goes dormant, and a few winters later it starts getting likes again.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:26 PM

You periodically see a wave of new likes on older images as Astrobin rotates them through people's feeds. I don't know what makes them pop back up, but I've seen it before.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:39 PM

 

Thats a really nice image.

 

I just liked your like.  wink.gif

 

I see your like, and raised you another like :)


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

I liked that image as well....It's quite good.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

I “like” older images often. It’s usually after I’ve done a search for a particular object or piece of gear. Nice image!
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

It is a fine image and worth a "like".

AB is a funny place. There are some "regulars" there that don't seem to like even the most tastefully done narrowband HOO or SHO images. But show them another M45 and get ready for a shower of "likes".
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

It is a nice image. (I gave it a like smile.gif .)


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

Folks saw your campground thread and did some digging evidently.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:31 PM

Wo if I could figure out how to like that photo I would too! Somebody help! I’m guessing you have to be a member on Astrobin?



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:34 PM

Yes, you have to have an account to "like" on AB.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:09 AM

Moreover, you have to have a nonzero user index to like an image.

Another way images become highly visible again is if someone is looking for images of a particular object or that were taken using specific equipment and happen to like or comment on your image. I do this often.

Edited by Arringar, 19 February 2018 - 07:14 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:07 AM

I’m on astrobin all the time but I’ve never signed up to be a member but after seeing this post by the OP, I think I’ll sign up. People take nice photos they should get a thumbs up.

 

 Arringar: I’m assuming that you mean that you have to post photos there as well first to be able to like another’s images? If I am wrong in that interpretation then I am having a “dense morning”... which happens. 



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:36 AM

I’m on astrobin all the time but I’ve never signed up to be a member but after seeing this post by the OP, I think I’ll sign up. People take nice photos they should get a thumbs up.

Arringar: I’m assuming that you mean that you have to post photos there as well first to be able to like another’s images? If I am wrong in that interpretation then I am having a “dense morning”... which happens.



Yes, that is my understanding.

From the Astrobin FAQ entry on this subject:


The AstroBin index is a function of the number of Likes and the number of images posted by a user.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

I think that is a very nice image. I wish my good images were as nice as your mediocre images :)



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:44 AM

I think that is a very nice image. I wish my good images were as nice as your mediocre images smile.gif

We're our own worst critics.  My image is a good one as a wide field vista...just don't zoom in at all.  grin.gif


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