I squeaked in at the very last moments. I thought I missed out when I couldnt sign on last night. Was happy to see there were still a couple hours left before the Kwery ended. Thanks again Lee!!!
Just like I said earlier in yesterday's KatKwery, there are 25,658 members on TCS, so it does surprise me that there are only 1074 cat pictures, ESPECIALLY considering that most members have more than one cat! That's less than 5 percent of people uploading pictures. And taking into consideration the multiple cat thing.... and also a lot of those "pictures" arent pictures but silhouettes with descriptions of their cats...
In this day and age I definitely would've thought it was higher. Ten years ago I joined a list and remembered trying to figure out how to get a photo uploaded. In the end I ended up snail-mailing it to a friend who scanned it then mailed it back. Unthinkable now-a-days. Between scanners, digital cameras it is curious as to why the number is so low. It would be nice to hear from the horse's mouth, from anyone out there that doesnt have their cat on Cat Central. Whether it be technology, time or they're just not aware of the option. Although, I know when I first joined, I seen that people had signatures, and I noticed the avatars and thumbnails and went searching for a way to get some of my own. So of course, maybe time is a big issue. People dont want to figure out how to do it, or they dont have the time too or the resources... Or, it just doesnt matter to them.
I was not aware of a separate thread just for Cat Central. Learn something new everyday. But once again, I was drawn to look it up and found it in the TCS Support/Announcements forum and in the How-To sub-forum.
As for all the silhouettes, it still eludes me. I think members perhaps intended to upload a picture, started the biography and arrival information of their cat and never got around to it perhaps. Or maybe someone is still looking for the perfect photograph. I remember the day I added my cats pictures I held a photo shoot specifically to put up. Most of the pictures I already had made poor thumbnails, so I took individual pics. Only Squeaker didnt get her own session that night, but I found a picture of her posed on the arm of our couch on my computer and I cropped that, edited the background and stuck that up. Even if the quality of it is bad, and her glowing eyes make her look like an alien!
I've been meaning to taking a better picture, but like somebody else might have said... "I'll get to it later". And so she sits alien-like next to my username.
It does amaze me how few pictures there are posted in relation to the number of fellow members we have. The actual percentage is phenomenal. As a math major I cant even fathom it - I mean primarily considering that many members post more than one picture. I have four up just myself!
I imagine it would take awhile to figure out how many of those eleven-hundred pictures are posted by just one member. If one member (who shares their cat's photo) averages 2 pics a pices, then you figure less than 550 members are putting up their cat's pic. Now that 5% number I quoted earlier is cut in half!
I mean really? Only 2% of us are sharing????? Which is incredible considering the number, albeit a small portion, is still over a thousand pictures!
And no, I dont have pictures of my cats in my wallet. I dont even have pictures of my kids in my wallet
Well, I kind of have pictures of them in my purse... my kids I mean, but they havent been updated in a long time. I think they are just of my oldest two daughters. But in this electronic age, I have them posted on my personal web page, and I have a slide show of them on my computer for my screen saver. At work I had them wallpapered all over my office. And yes, I had pictures of my dog and one picture of my RB cat hung up in my bulletin board.
Have you ever seen those electronic wallets/photo holders or the electronic keychains? I need to get myself one of those - that and stock in a battery company