How to completely solve DisFan social media drama

There has always been, and I expect will always be, people who just like to complain, argue and start fights. Distancing yourself from those types of people may make your life much better — unless, of course, you are one of those people.

Online bickering is nothing new. It existed in the 1970s/1980s on bulletin board systems. It existed later on text-based information networks such as CompServer, GEnie, and Delphi. It existed on graphical networks such as AOL, MSN, PC-Link, etc.

It existed on the Internet on newsgroups, then later web message boards, and the trend continues with social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Any platform that allows user responses, such as video comments on YouTube, will have this.

Watching the latest drama unfold about certain YouTube video posters just reminds me of the same type of drama in the usenet groups from almost thirty years ago. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

YouTube has its own level of drama, with nitpickers nitpicking Disneyland video bloggers, and other nitpickers nitpicking Walt Disney World video bloggers. Meanwhile, over on Twitter, several sites are constantly bashed and accused of being click-bait sites. One of them even has a legacy dating back to the early years of Disney fan podcasting, so you’d think that would give them some leeway in later generations of media. I guess not.

If you are caught up in the griping about Disneyland YouTubers right now, posting your thoughts in other videos, REDDIT threads and elsewhere, try this simple tip to improve your life:

Don’t watch them, and unsubscribe if you are subscribed.

It’s a simple as that. Let people who enjoy the content enjoy it, and move on with your life. Nothing is gained by griping about something you don’t like. Only other gripers care. The rest of us just move on and enjoy life.

Try it sometime.

It works great!

Theme Parks & Disney galleries updated

Some of the recently updated galleries still need more/better sorting, but the first pass has been uploaded. There are still some other galleries yet to be added, but I expect to get around to them next.

The most recent updates are to Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farms and Disneyland Resort. The Disneyland photos include Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and Pixar Pier, both of which were new to me. (Though we did see Pixar Pier under construction in an earlier visit.)

The Walt Disney World gallery will soon be regenerated to match the layout of the others.

I also have a batch of ultra-low-light photos to add taken inside queue areas for Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Sleeping Beauty Castle. There also will be a batch taken inside Kockturn Alley, revealing many details you just cannot see with your eyes.

If you enjoy browsing this photographic “history” of the parks, you can drop a coin in the tip jar on your way out 😉

Photo library update status…

Work continues on generating new versions of the non-Disney Theme Parks photo gallery and the Disneyland Resort photo gallery. There have been updates to the JAlbum program I use for the gallery, so I expect I’ll be redoing the gallery again soon to make use of some new features.

Meanwhile, I have gotten back to updating my Trips page (formerly listed as “About” in the menu). By using dates found in photos I have taken, I am trying to come up with a list of all the dates I was at various parks. Who knows … maybe you were at one of those parks on one of those days and might be somewhere in one of those photos.

I also plan to try to remember all the various digital cameras I have owned since the original Epson PhotoPC I bought in 1996. Some I kept for years, and at least one I used only for one trip then got rid of due to its inability to take good pictures inside Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion 😉 Unfortunately, unless the camera model is stored in the JPG photos (which some cameras do), I don’t expect to be able to come up with a complete list.

For what it’s worth, my current camera is a Canon G5X. It’s an old, discontinued model, but still serves me well. I still have my previous Panasonic Lumix camera as well, due to sentimental reasons.

Thanks for dropping by …

New photos being added: Knotts, Uni Hollywood, Disneyland

I have had some photos waiting to be sorted for years, and I am finally getting around to it. I wrote a program that helps me sort photos based on their GPS coordinates, which made something that used to take several nights take about half an hour. I’ll share a post about how it works later.

Look for new photos from Knott’s Berry Farms, Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood to be added as soon as I get them uploaded.

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