I think some of us (myself included) may have been reacting as much to the very obvious spam from ridesearch earlier the same day as we were to metaphotography's post. When your username is the name of your first post and your website, the tendency is to dismiss the post as spam even though it may not be.
I'd echo the apologies from other Wordies, but I think assuming your post was spam was an easy mistake to make given that you never defined metaphotography or explained your image.
I'd look forward to more information about your topic, and perhaps some links to examples.
Yes, please stick around. Sorry I was a bit snarky yesterday. I don't mind a little self-promotion, lord knows I'm often guilty of it. I was just making a cheap crack about Wordies generally knowing lots of words :-)
Metaphotography, there's nothing wrong with your comment/posting in my view. Don't feel bad or delete anything--I think some folks just may have misinterpreted your posting a definition of your username. However, I am a little confused, because it didn't seem to actually define "metaphotography" at all. What do you mean by a higher order of photography? And how does the image you posted illustrate that? (I assume it was meant to.)
Not sure what's going on here, metaphotography. This is usually a welcoming group. Your first comment as a wordie might go against the grain for some, since Wordie is supposed to be "Like Flickr, but without the photos". Others have posted photographs, but usually for humorous effect. We usually link to illustrative photographs. I also recall seeing criticism of the particular photograph you posted, but perhaps not on Wordie. Why is it metaphotography rather than photography?
As for the definition, I learned something from it. I'm most familiar with the third meaning of "meta" (e.g., metanalysis). I hadn't realized it had so many shades of meaning.
I don't think it is spam, it's just a bit confusing. We all know what meta means, and we all know what photography means, but what exactly they mean when put together is not clear. For example, metaphysics is almost completely different from physics. One is about the universe, and the other is about the mind.
Why the hostility, folks? For that matter, why the spam tag? I've seen only one posting of this word, and doesn't 'spam' imply multiple, unsolicited postings? Whatever happened to freedom of expression? Not to mention civility. Or am I missing something?
I thought that it would be good to have here an example of what metaphotography really is... I did not really mean to offend anybody.. If any of you think that i should delete my comment i will do it right away.