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Agency Based Discussion => DepositPhotos => Topic started by: donding on February 20, 2010, 11:10

Title: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 20, 2010, 11:10
Now if this isn't a misuse of keywords or bad keywords, which ever you think, I don't know what is!! It's a stack of tires with the title name of "Open Bible"...the word tires isn't even included in the keywords. Here's the photo

http://depositphotos.com/view_item.php?id=2173293 (http://depositphotos.com/view_item.php?id=2173293)
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: Fran on February 20, 2010, 11:11
Or more likely just a copy&paste mistake.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 20, 2010, 11:15
I was looking at his portfolio and he does have one that is a old bible. I contacted support and told them they needed to contact the photographer about the mistake. I don't think he will be getting any sales for that one..
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: LSD72 on February 20, 2010, 13:58
That could be a bible if you prayed to the Goodyear Gods  :-\
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 20, 2010, 14:10
That could be a bible if you prayed to the Goodyear Gods  :-\
:D :D  :D :D  I suppose so....never thought of that one  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: Pheby on February 20, 2010, 15:23
It does quite look like a simple copy-paste mistake - a few of his images in the top row have the same title and keywords as the picture of the tires. Glad that you took the trouble and wrote to support about it.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 20, 2010, 15:29
Well it would have lost the photographer sales as well as deposit photos. Some times those late night shifts working on pictures and getting them uploaded, you kinda forget you didn't Ctrl+c when you highlighted those keywords and still had the old keywords and were to tried to even notice. I've even made that mistake before.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: azurelaroux on February 21, 2010, 07:31
I love the ease of their upload process but you do have to watch what your doing. If you click one of the small thumbs it automatically changes all your data to that of the clicked image - including assigned MR's. 
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: mantonino on February 21, 2010, 09:41
I love the ease of their upload process but you do have to watch what your doing. If you click one of the small thumbs it automatically changes all your data to that of the clicked image - including assigned MR's. 

I'm sure this is what happened and he didn't even realize it.  I had to delete a good 20 images when I realized I didn't have the "categories" button checked as well - I was copying 100% including MRs from some isolated people. lol
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: pixel86 on February 21, 2010, 11:14
To me this seems like the perfect reason why keywords should be checked by reviewers when images are uploaded...on all sites. The image would be rejected, the submitter would have a chance to fix the keywords and re-upload, and the image wouldn't be in front of buyers, who will see that come up in a search for bible or religion and be annoyed, possibly going elsewhere.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 21, 2010, 12:06
I love the ease of their upload process but you do have to watch what your doing. If you click one of the small thumbs it automatically changes all your data to that of the clicked image - including assigned MR's. 

I'm sure this is what happened and he didn't even realize it.  I had to delete a good 20 images when I realized I didn't have the "categories" button checked as well - I was copying 100% including MRs from some isolated people. lol

I didn't realize it even changed your MR releases as well. I'll have to remember that in the future. I don't usually use it because I always try make sure everything is already key-worded before I upload and saves me the process on 9 different sites. But ever now and then they do sneak by and when they do I get really irritated having to redo and redo on each and every site.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: sam100 on February 21, 2010, 13:14
To me this seems like the perfect reason why keywords should be checked by reviewers when images are uploaded...on all sites. The image would be rejected, the submitter would have a chance to fix the keywords and re-upload, and the image wouldn't be in front of buyers, who will see that come up in a search for bible or religion and be annoyed, possibly going elsewhere.

To me this seems like a submitter should check and recheck before hitting the submit button.

Patrick.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 21, 2010, 14:45
That poor photographer probably wonders why he has 56 views...when I first looked at it there was only 1...being me. They are probably all from here.
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: eppic on February 21, 2010, 17:44
Well in the Bible it talks about "Tyre" and Sidon so maybe that's it
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: Pheby on February 21, 2010, 18:51
That poor photographer probably wonders why he has 56 views...when I first looked at it there was only 1...being me. They are probably all from here.

Or maybe he's amongst us here secretly blushing and knowing very well where those views came from.  ;)
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: donding on February 21, 2010, 19:04
That poor photographer probably wonders why he has 56 views...when I first looked at it there was only 1...being me. They are probably all from here.

Or maybe he's amongst us here secretly blushing and knowing very well where those views came from.  ;)
Maybe he is...hmmmm wonder who it could be???
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: a.k.a.-tom on February 23, 2010, 16:59
Dont get me started on keyword spam.....   YIKES!!!
Perfect example....  and let me say up front... I've no issue with the photos that will show up.. all fine photography..   I'd just like to know how they're related.

go to brand new Thinkstock..   type in  'modern livingroom'  and see what turns up on the 1st twenty images..       maybe it's me...

what's the red & white hand?    click on the silverware and look at the keywords...  'furniture,  ivingroom......  ?

but this old Bible looks like an honest mistake....   8)=tom
Title: Re: talk about misuse of keywords
Post by: melastmohican on February 23, 2010, 17:06
My 2 cents:
1. Bad design of their batch tool interface leads to overwriting image IPTC data
or
2. Clever marketing, hawks from MSG will notice that and generate traffic to his portfolio :-)