First I want to thank all the people who followed and supported my work. I also learnt so much following very talented photographers and this is what I want to remember from this experience.
But the mechanics of 500px make it an unpleasant experience posting my work here.
For month, I took this nonsense dislike system with humour, but lately I can’t anymore.
I can post a landscape, a wildlife shot, a macro or a portrait, I always get hit in the same dislike pattern. I even got hit by 5 dislikes in one single minute! Normal and healthy mechanism?
I have so much email exchange with support (I have to admit they are very nice, professional and responsive) that I could make a book out of it, but it doesn’t change the situation...
I understand there is need of a system to regulate the flow due to the different time zones, but the dislike button is not the solution. The idea is not bad as such but it gets misused.
Tons of people, as I did, complain a lot about it, but I take the only action which makes sense, I stop uploading, but I will continue to visit and support my friends or brilliant photographers work.
Maybe, if one day, the nonsense option will be removed, I will start uploading again, but is seriously doubt that will happen, as they strongly defend this feature.
I don't leave because of the dislikers but because this features is mantained. I would love to debate with the devloppers on an open forum, but we don't have this possibility ...