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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 309994
    But, every other photo pass share that I have done has been with friends who happen to be there at the same time. I don't think it's wrong nor do I consider that stealing.
    oh I thought you said " I actually participated on a large share with strangers back when it was first introduced. I have no guilt about it. " :/

    Disney obviously doesn't think it's stealing. Where does it say that only 1 family can use it? And how would you prove others aren't in your family? Disney is also a huge place for family reunions.
    Well it's really not about proof or how easy it is to get away with it. I think it's pretty obvious that Disney don't intend the scheme to be one person buys a card and shares it with loads of other people. They say all over the place, "family", and they very definitely DON'T say "and hey feel free to buy one card between 14 strangers"

    Hey I'm not losing sleep over it, it's for everyone to do whatever they like :) and it's for Disney, not me, to stop it but yeah to me it's fraud, simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suebeattie, post: 309995
    The thing is ive heard somewhere that the official disney photographers will take pictures with your own camera. Im sure when we went a few years ago we had photos with all of us but on my camera.
    If not im sure youll always be able to find someone in the public that would take one - that costs nothing!

    And that's a very very good point indeed!

    The Disneypass photographers have always been nothing short of brilliant. Even when they're busy, they've offered to take photos with my camera and I see them doing the same for loads of people.

    Sometimes I look at Disney charges and schemes and just can't believe how silly but photopass has always seemed like a good idea, pretty sensibly priced.

    Goes to show though, you could offer a service at $1 and you'd still get people trying to get it for nothing.
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    Well the people I did the first photo pass with we're strangers. We did get to know each other through the beauty of the Internet.

    I think fraud is a harsh word. It's a loop hole that Disney has not fixed. Disney even allows you to buy more than one disk when you upload your photos. As for the word "family". Well that's a whole other thing.

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    I am an avid reader of just about every Disney forum there is but only post on a few. The one thing I have noticed about photopass shares is that so many of them end up being a recipe for disaster. The organiser has been known to disappear without trace and others dont receive their photos. I have seen so many fall outs with disappointed contributors that I would never get involved. I wouldn't mind sharing with family but no one else. 14 is a real recipe for disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags, post: 309999
    I am an avid reader of just about every Disney forum there is but only post on a few. The one thing I have noticed about photopass shares is that so many of them end up being a recipe for disaster. The organiser has been known to disappear without trace and others dont receive their photos. I have seen so many fall outs with disappointed contributors that I would never get involved. I wouldn't mind sharing with family but no one else. 14 is a real recipe for disaster.

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    yeah indeed :/ it's a bad idea from a practical point of view as well!

    I know it may be easy to get away with but like I say, such a short term selfish view. As we know, Disney always try and avoid ruining the experience by digging too deeply, but equally we know all they do instead is put the prices up to take account of the cheats.
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    It might not be fraud but I consider it selfish. At the end of the day we all end up paying more for these things because people abuse the system.

    Before photopass if I wanted a photo of Adrian and myself together I'd simply ask a CM or a nice passer by. Never a problem.

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    Until this thread came up on here it was something I hadn't ever even considered..... ;)



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    Not that I am going to share, I like to be in control ;):D



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    I think it's wrong. Sharing a photopass account, even with families coming together for a reunion can be seen as overstepping the intent. Now, if you have a family visiting you (as in Sue's case) for a day and they are included in your photopass, that's not the same thing.

    Disney will come down with restrictive corrections on this as soon as they can find a way to do so and yes, those honest people who participated in the program keeping to the INTENT of the program will be the ones to suffer.

    Disney is expensive, and it's good to find ways to get the best value, but those "ways" really shouldn't include trying to get something for nothing.

    Wasn't the mug program a good example? It used to be when it first started, buy the mug and it's "good for life." Disney WANTED you to bring the mug back, because let's face it. That mug couldn't travel without you! So, coming back and having some free soda was fine.

    Then people started with the ripoff mentality, passing mugs around, getting one and using it to fill other drink containers, ect.

    Now, we're down to length of stay and that's that... A cute little program ruined because of too many people wanting something for nothing.

    "Well, Disney didn't say you couldn't do it..." doesn't fly with me. Just because there isn't a specific prohibition against something doesn't mean you should do it. Disney doesn't say you can't let your kid urinate in the bushes, but do you really want little kids doing that?






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    Well said :)



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