There are a lot of great and interesting photos posted on this site. I am cursed with a healthy sense of curiosity so I check out a lot of these pictures. And I usually end up learning NOTHING as there is no caption to tell me what the heck I am looking at. You took the time to take the picture, you took more time to post the picture. Could you please take a few more seconds to add a caption to your lovely picture?

I am sure I am not the only one thinking this. There are great photos of monuments, historical sites, battlefields, playtest games in progress, man caves in the making, convention halls full of eager gamers... and a little caption to tell us what/where/when would make all the difference in our comprehension of these images.

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Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 23, 2009 at 8:14pm
Someone cloned Ghandi and John Holmes!!!!
Comment by Jack Beckman on August 23, 2009 at 9:27am
AHHHH! MY EYES!!!
Comment by Kai Jensen on August 23, 2009 at 1:03am
The captioning was great. The photo was... unexpected. I'll leave it at that.
Comment by Kai Jensen on August 21, 2009 at 10:55pm
Thanks, Chris and Kazunori. I knew I couldn't be the only one thinking it. And I've got a big mouth some days, so I finally just blurted it out. ;0) I figured if someone was on the fence about labelling pics or not, this might pushed them into the "what the heck" category and they'd do it. I love learning new things and seeing new places and the little captions make such a difference for me.
Comment by Chris Gammon on August 21, 2009 at 8:22pm
Just want to chime in Kai and let you know you must be reading my mind.
Comment by Kai Jensen on August 21, 2009 at 7:47pm
If you're already labelling your stuff, then you are not the audience to whom I was attempting to appeal. (And thank you for your efforts!)

My preference, while I'm blathering here today, is for short titles and more details in the actual captions. If I'm interested in either the title or the pic itself, I'll click on it to read more (hopefully). If not, it's not cluttering up my screen and I can easily ignore it. See... I don't want everything, just everything I want. :0)
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 21, 2009 at 11:46am
A lot can be added to the albums for the people who don't necessarily want to work with every picture:

http://social.consimworld.com/photo/albums/western-reserve-historical
Comment by Jim Millard on August 21, 2009 at 11:36am
Well, I do try; I think adding a date would be helpful as well...
Comment by Jack Beckman on August 21, 2009 at 10:23am
Most of the pictures I take at a con are in a hurry, and I really don't know who's in them most of the time. I'm just wandering around shooting. If I were at an historic site or some such that would be different.
Comment by Jim Werbaneth on August 21, 2009 at 9:46am
Kai,
I do try to put in as much detail as I can, or can remember, if into the title if nothing else. I don't post a lot of pictures with names such as "IMG_003."

Also, I think it's a good idea to have as many accurate and descriptive tags as possible. Putting in a tag that says "Battlefield" or "Monument" is good, but adding "Little Round Top" and "20th Maine," not to mention "Gettysburg" as well can make a big difference.

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