|Posted by firehawk09|
I understand, and even if this post didn't get me an actual meeting due to the reasons you mentioned, I figured I could at least get more information as to what I need to proceed further. I am not trying to ask for any locations or beg for access to anything special. As far as the poll not having your favorite response, well, that was just an accident and once I submitted it I couldn't edit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
When you splore with a stranger you add an eXtra element of uncertainty. This applies more so with new members but even long time FMs aren't exempt.
You know what you'll do, but not them.
Years back a well known FM invited me to a great spot but they seemed too wild to me and declined the offer. The same FM was latter PBed apparently over an arson at another site.
People are trouble... you can only expect someone to be themselves.
You got that right; begging is very frowned on here. It happens a lot.
PMs are best for site specific questions. Again establishing yourself here first helps as you are a somewhat known quantity then.
Yeah the poll feature has that annoying trait that it can't be modified after the post by the OP
Really the -best- thing to do is find/shoot a site(s) and post a thread(s). Sites are everywhere, just exercise caution on private land or ask permission.
Use your initiative. Just do it.
Perceived danger sells, as does adding site history if possible without endangering the site. Interior shoots are best, and high places tend to attract attention here. Good photos help a lot; post keepers be it art or documentary style images.
For questions the Rookies forum is a safe place to ask if you can't find the answer by reading it in an already existing thread. A local meet up can work to your advantage especially if a Mod is present. Most FMs though got jumped in simply by posting good threads online.
There are meet ups in Texas occasionally and elsewhere if you want to travel, either listed in the regional board or here:https://www.uer.ca/events/
Be patient and participate regularly here. Read all the pin ups and as many threads as possibly to better understand the culture here.
If your posts and threads are sound in time you will make friends here. Invites will follow.
We are all misfits here of one kind... or another.
Perfection isn't expected but a reasonable effort is.