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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2010, 00:13 »
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Tom - if you leaving Dtime is because of the flagging i think you should re-consider - if you are leaving for other reasons then so be it and best of luck - but the flags are completely meaningless unless an admin agrees after a review of the flag. It has no impact on you at all and nobody can see the flag(s) except the admins and you. If a flagger abuses the system in any way, they lose the ability to flag again - and there are warnings posted about this when someone flags an image. Finally, the terms that may appear as flag terms might not be the terms the flagger was referring to - when an image is flagged you need simply to look at your search terms, and if you think they are correct, ignore it and that's the end of it. if you think there are terms others may not understand, then explain it in a comment ot the admins. But, assuming your search terms are by and large correct and not spam, then you have nothing to be concerned about. just ignore the flags. Competing photgraphers cannot gain anything by flaggin other photogrpahers images and stand to be penalised if it is found that  what they are doing is not correct.

As a buyer I can tell you honestly that D-time - and IS - now have the best search functions in the business because they have worked on getting rid of the spam - all and all this is good for everyone.


eggshell

« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2010, 02:51 »
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My issue with DT cropped up a few weeks ago when I got these emails telling me that someone objected to keywords on my photos.  Those 'someones' being other photographers.  The cases in point were to say the least, moronic. One example,  a landscape picture taken in Yosemite Meadow had  'objectionable' keywords such as  'yosemite' ,  pine (as in the trees in the picture) , and the odd word... 'meadow'. 
I had 4 of theses.  I fired off an email to DT...  but,  have received no response.  The real kicker was when I went to look at the ports of the people objecting.   Low and behold,  if I had the time to waste, I could have legitimately ripped thru their port and protested darn near every pic. These people had some real testicle fortitude!! Where's their flippin heads? Don't they realize anyone could just turn the tables on them??
   I let DT know what an unprofessional policy it was IMHO.                        morons....


Same thing happened to me . Some guy flagged one of my photos for a completely relevant keyword ( a medical term ) and when I made a search with that word guess whose photos came up competing side to side with mine . Needless to say I was pissed . To match the example above the guy's port was full of irrelevant keywords .


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It would be nice if Dreamstime would place a notice of consequences for the flagger when it is an obvious attempt to get back at the photographer. I don't think they should even allow a photographer to flag another photographer. I believe that should be done by the buyers only. The way it is, it opens the door for mischief by one photographer at the expense of another.  That shouldn't be allowed.

ditto

« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2010, 06:22 »
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I might be wrong but i think the flags arent inspected anymore.
I never flagged an image but 2 months ago i bumped into a picture of a "white rabbit sitting in the grass" with among the keywords: horse, cat, dog, deer, black, sky, clouds, blue (theres no sky in the picture), .... i flagged it. A month later it was stil there so i flagged it again.
Nothing has happened to the image so i asked in the DT forums if there still was a big backlog. Never got a reply from staff, only from a contributor who said he stopped flagging as well because nothing ever happens with them.
I wouldnt worry too much when i get a flag :)

« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2010, 09:01 »
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Also, you should consider that earlier, the flagging symbyl had a very stupid layout, so it was not uncommon for buyer to think they were putting the pictures in a lightbox when they clicked on a flag. So it is not a good idea to write an angry message to the flagger; he might be someone who tried to buy your picture but clicked on the wrong symbol.

I got a picture removed because "Reason: This doesn't look like a "staged" shot and can be qualified as sensitive content (cruelty towards children)." Ok, now I now; only fake looking pictures allowed. (No, I didn't slap the kid about to get the shot; She crashed into a fence on her bike, and willingly posed for the shot before we washed away the blood).
« Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 11:11 by gaja »

RacePhoto

« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2010, 13:59 »
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Eye-opening. I had no idea that photographers could flag images like that. Ridiculous. A waste of everyones time. Testicle fortitude. Ok.  That is my giggle phrase for the day. Love it v

You didn't catch this one above which gave me a good laugh at the combination of two common phrases to make one with no meaning?

It doesn't seem like it would take a rocket surgeon...

Still the thread that someone started about going exclusive with DT had to be the most blatant troll of all time. I mean, people drop DT for poor sales and the reviews and arbitrary policies have become a joke, add the farce with the flagging keywords which seems almost random. I had my whole collection locked at one point. Someone has the "testicle fortitude of a rocket surgeon" to say they want to go exclusive on DT. Now there's a real side splitting laugher.  ;D

What someone may start is a pool for next agency to close, which would include Yay (wow, now with 1 million images), Deposit Photos (will pay 25c to own your image for the closet of free credit sales) or DT which seems to be self destructing or committing suicide before our eyes?

« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2010, 18:43 »
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Tom - .............. Finally, the terms that may appear as flag terms might not be the terms the flagger was referring to - when an image is flagged you need simply to look at your search terms, and if you think they are correct, ignore it and that's the end of it. if you think there are terms others may not understand, then explain it in a comment ot the admins. But, assuming your search terms are by and large correct and not spam, then you have nothing to be concerned about. just ignore the flags. Competing photgraphers cannot gain anything by flaggin other photogrpahers images and stand to be penalised if it is found that  what they are doing is not correct.


Thanks to everyone's advice... I consider all advice I am given.. 

I personally can't stand keyword spamming...  I will be the first to admit that when I got into this biz years ago,  I went crazy with keywords because, that's what I saw everyone else doing. At the time, I thought it moronic in many cases, but again thought,   'this is what you do'.    In the last few years I have many times gone back and removed words that should never have been put in there.   I do make an effort to police my own files. Now, I am careful about what I put in my keywords. I have come to learn that   more is not necessarily better.    thanks again to all for advice and support 8)=tom


 

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