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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2007, 13:37 »
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I agree with sharply_ done,it's good to have the option to add or remove keywords after approval  and it doesn't have to be seen as an opportunity to keyword spam (not referring to anyone)

« Last Edit: November 18, 2007, 14:08 by stokfoto »


« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2007, 14:00 »
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My remark was not intended to indicate that it was BAD to have such option. I just pointed out the fact that (and how) it may have been misused in the example above, meaning that the reviewing editors are probably not to blame for letting this happen (my guess)...
« Last Edit: November 18, 2007, 14:10 by Rozmaryna »

« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2007, 14:13 »
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My remark was not intended to indicate that it was bad to have such option - I have used it myself to correct some misspelled words on DT. I just pointed out the fact that (and how) it could have been be misused in the example above...

I didn't mean you were referring that.yes you are right some people could use this a mean of adding irrelevant keywords to their approved files ,but in this particular  example(no matter how he did it  before or after the approval) even though it has  been reported so many times nothing has been done so far to stop him from doing this,which is the most disappointing especially knowing that some members of this forum got their work rejected for some borderline keywords that were considered as spamming by StockXpert.

« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2007, 14:13 »
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Steve-oh:

What is going on with this?

This was reported over a month and a half ago and yet nothing seems to have been done.

Besides this image, the contributor has lots more just like this.  Is this allowable?  If so, I have a lot of keywording to do on StockXpert.

« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2007, 14:30 »
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No. It's not allowed. I reported it, and the user was sent a warning. Guess it's time to follow up again. Sigh.


« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2007, 15:56 »
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uummmmm.... yes... yes for $200 alex!

« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2007, 17:18 »
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If that's the case then they missed aardvark ... (anyone knowing "Blackadder" here? :D)

we talking the tv comedy  (3 times)  Blackadder?   ...... 8)=tom

« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2007, 14:22 »
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No. It's not allowed. I reported it, and the user was sent a warning. Guess it's time to follow up again. Sigh.


Well, it seems that this problem goes much deeper than anyone initially thought.  This contributor seems to have multiple aliases on StockXpert and seems to be spamming most of his/her other images.

For example, check out these two images, which are from two different contributors, but appear to be the exact same image (except for some slightly different coloring).  And both of the images contain 100s of keywords:

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=4951791



http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=6024091



Or how about these two images which look extremely similar (and might have the same model):

http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=5141381



http://www.stockxpert.com/browse.phtml?f=view&id=766767



It also looks like one of the contributors has been removing his images from one account (to possibly close it out) and moving them to another account.

« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2007, 14:55 »
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Wow!

I am simply amazed that this is still happening almost two months later.

I am even more amazed that nobody else seems to care.

« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2007, 16:43 »
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Have you reported this to Steve SM?  Perhaps send him a PM on the StockXpert site.

I see he's also getting a huge number of initial downloads, so he's probably playing the multiple account/ramp the dl game.  Frankly, behaviour like this is downright dishonest.

We must all strive to get rid of problems like this.

Get him removed and banned please Steve.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2007, 16:45 by hatman12 »

« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2007, 17:02 »
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we talking the tv comedy  (3 times)  Blackadder?

Yep, it's Blackadder's 3rd season, the "Ink and Incapability" episode. :)

Sorry for the OT!

« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2007, 17:41 »
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we talking the tv comedy  (3 times)  Blackadder?

Yep, it's Blackadder's 3rd season, the "Ink and Incapability" episode. :)

Sorry for the OT!

been awhile.... I'll have to go dig thru my old VHS tapes and find and rewatch!!    LOL 

« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2007, 17:43 »
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I'll bet if we all go in and jam 200 kw's on each our pictures we'll get some attention paid to it.... LOL     Maybe, just cut and paste his kw's  ...seems to be working great for him.....

« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2007, 21:04 »
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And to top it all off if you take letters in the 89th, 102nd, 135th, 187th, and 203rd positions, multiply by 666, the take the first five letters from the corresponding numerical positions you spell SATAN!!

« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2007, 18:47 »
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Why do all of you people care about the way Lione, or anyone else, keywords their images?

« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2007, 18:49 »
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Why do all of you people care about the way Lione, or anyone else, keywords their images?

It gives their files an unfair advantage because they are abusing the system.

« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2007, 19:00 »
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It seems to me he has figured out something you haven't and your jealous.  Who died and made you the keyword police?

« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2007, 19:22 »
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It seems to me he has figured out something you haven't and your jealous.  Who died and made you the keyword police?

umm, because if he can do it, then others say I have to do it too, so that my pics show up or they say well it is working for him I am going to do it too, then there is a million+ images with 300++ keywords and buyers search for something specific like and aardvark, find 20000+ abstract images and say stuff this I'm going elsewhere and the site dies.

« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2007, 20:05 »
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Quite right RP - keyword spamming is bad for business.  For everyone.

How long would people use a search engine for if all it does is throw up ridiculous and completely irrelevant results?  Not long - they'd get fed up and simply stop using it.

Well it's the same in stock photos.  Keyword spammers ruin the business for everyone.  Customers get fed up and go elsewhere.

« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2007, 21:18 »
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Quite right RP - keyword spamming is bad for business.  For everyone.

How long would people use a search engine for if all it does is throw up ridiculous and completely irrelevant results?  Not long - they'd get fed up and simply stop using it.

Well it's the same in stock photos.  Keyword spammers ruin the business for everyone.  Customers get fed up and go elsewhere.

Amen... RP & Hatman, you are both dead on!!!  And as for keyword police.....  where the flip is the StockXpert keyword police?  How many times does the rank and file have to complain about it?  Steve ........ Seems to me the solution for StockXpert is simple....
       "delete".     If ya can't follow the rules you should be thrown out of the game! 
     The only thing worse than the guy that can't follow the rules is the guy who thinks that guy who breaks the rules is cool!!   Wow... he's so cool, he thought of something none of the rest of us could.....   oh my.... how flippin jealous I am..... oh my......
            what?   spamming the crap out of his portfolio..   that's flippin original and and took a lot of brains! wow, he's so far out ahead of us stupid moronic people......  (please read with extreme sarcasm)   

StockXpert should 86 the guys portfolio.  And the longer they take to do it or to bring the guy in line with the rules....   the more they will be ticking off customers and ..... the rest of us who follow the rules. 

Yeah, the longer they take to correct it... the more StockXpert is sending a message to all of usPlease... spam . out of every picture you have.... it's okay, go ahead...
because obviously... we don't give a crap...
..}     -tom

« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2007, 21:25 »
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Larry?  He used the keyword Larry?!   Curly, Moe...where for art thou?  :-\

« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2007, 21:38 »
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Larry?  He used the keyword Larry?!   Curly, Moe...where for art thou?  :-\

and...... don't forget  curly joe and shemp....  LOL     8)=tom


hey, I was wondering....  do you think if I add the keywords     "Naked Women"  and "Free Beer"  to all my pix.... I might  get more views????
« Last Edit: December 04, 2007, 21:41 by a.k.a.-tom »

« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2007, 23:48 »
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By coincidence I was just doing a search at StockXpert to check that my images were appearing okay.  Sadly, I couldn't get past THIS image which naturally cropped up everywhere:



Here are the keywords:

1940-1980 abandoned action adult advertisement air airplane airplane airplane airplane airplane airplane airplane airplane algorithm alternative angle announcement antique architecture arms arrow artificial back backgrond bad banner baroque barren beam beautiful beauty bizarre blade body botany branch bubble buddhism burnt bush business butterfly cartouche chaos child circle classic clip coat coil coiled cold color colored communications complexity composite concepts condition conservation cool copy cracked creation cross culture damaged dance dark day de dead deflated defocused deformed depth development distorted dividing dizzy dreaming dreams drop energy environment environmental exploding faded falling fashion fiber fibonacci figurine fine flame flash fleur floral flower flower fly fly flying flying footpath footpath forecasting forecasting forest forest form form four four fragility fragility frame frame fun fun funky funky galaxy galaxy gallery gallery garbage garbage garden garden geometric geometric geometry geometry glass glass global global glowing glowing gothic gothic graffiti graffiti grafic grafic grass grass green green group group growth growth halloween halloween heat heat helix helix high high hippie hippie horror horror house house icon icon ideas ideas idyllic idyllic igniting igniting illness illness imagery imagery imagination imagination in in industrial industrial industry industry infinity infinity insignia insignia interior interior intricacy intricacy kitsch kitsch label label larry larry laser laser lasershow lasershow leaking leaking life life liquid liquid lush lush lys lys material material mathematical mathematical mathematics mathematics medicine medicine meditating meditating mental mental message message messy messy micro micro mid-air mid-air military military monochrome monochrome moving moving multi multi multi-layered multi-layered museum museum music music narcotic narcotic nautilus nautilus net net netting netting nouveau nouveau nova nova objects objects obsolete obsolete ocean ocean old old old-fashioned old-fashioned orange orange organism organism organized organized ornamental ornamental over over painted painted part part peeling peeling people people perfection perfection periodic periodic photographic photographic piazza piazza placard placard planet planet plant plant plastic plastic poster poster presentation presentation product product projection projection prop prop psychedelic psychedelic pump pump purple purple rag rag rainforest rainforest ray ray reality reality red red remote remote renaissance renaissance render render rendered rendered repeat repeat repetition repetition retro retro retro-styled retro-styled revival revival ring ring rock rock rocket rocket roof roof room room row row run-down run-down runs runs sailing sailing scene scene science science screen screen scroll scroll sea sea senior senior serene serene sharp sharp shell shell shiny shiny ship ship shivering shivering shredded shredded silhouette silhouette simulator simulator single single sky sky small small smell smell smoke smoke smooth smooth smudged smudged softness softness sparse sparse speed speed spiked spiked spiral spiral splashing splashing splattered splattered spooky spooky spotted spotted spray spray spring spring stain stain stained stained stream stream striped striped style style sunbeam sunbeam table tall technician tek tentacle text textile ticket torn tranquil tree triangle tropical tube turning twisted unpleasant up urban vek vibrant victorian vine virtual visual vitality waiting warrior wave waving weather white woods yellow youth zen-like zoom

« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2007, 00:59 »
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Same guy, no doubt?  I don't see spotted anywhere in that image. ;D

I have to ask myself though, how on earth would you ever properly keyword an image like that?

« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2007, 01:39 »
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It seems to me he has figured out something you haven't and your jealous.  Who died and made you the keyword police?

Maybe these are redhat's images as he's so defensive about them.  Anyone with a minimum of sense would could see that it is so wrong to keyword like this.


 

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