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Author Topic: Drastic reduction in upload limits for top contributors at DT  (Read 21542 times)

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« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2010, 17:29 »
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This series had horiz and vert same shot bw then four crop different. Buyer will be bored after seeing five of these. Typical microspam just as keyword spam.



I'll raise your series with a search on "pepperoni pizza chilli";

http://tinyurl.com/pizzachilli

Sort those babies by 'upload date descending' and I reckon that's nearly 180 images by the same contributor of essentially the same set-up all shot on the same day __ beat that!

Those 180 images have attracted just 14 sales between them after nearly a year online. Hardly surprising that the photographer has a 'Downloads per image' ratio of just 0.09.

IMHO DT should be hammering idiots like that one (of whom there are plenty) rather than the hardest working and most successful contributors who are very few in number.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 17:39 by gostwyck »


« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2010, 17:39 »
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Well there's a cure for insomnia!

This sort of silliness is what happens when you try to use a proxy for what you really want to tackle.

If similars are the problem, then tackle that. And with all the tools now available to find matching images I find it hard to see how agencies would have to weed this stuff out by hand. If they could just automatically see what's already uploaded (which would put a halt to all this gaming the system by trying to spread out the uploads) then they could easily handle this via the existing inspection process.

Encouraging diversity in the collection seems like a great goal. Increasing the number of shots of old wooden doors, rusted locks, photogenic rotting window frames, piles of nails, etc. etc. by giving higher limits to those who haven't figured things out just yet isn't going to do that - a decent policy on similars would.

« Reply #77 on: March 30, 2010, 21:40 »
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interesting thing is that one of the top contributors had not any (or "ruled") limitations about uploading when he appeared on dt site.
 interesting thing is also that when one of contributors (my good friend b.t.w.) mentioned this fact, actually asked a question - why rules are applied to major community (with never mind... on that time it  was some 100 images/day for contributors with high approval ratio), but for someone else, these rules do not apply? - he was warned????

« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2010, 10:36 »
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Dreamstime has seemingly responded to feedback and is trying out a weekly limit:

http://www.dreamstime.com/thread_22821

« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2010, 11:11 »
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It's good to know they are listening to suggestions.

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From gostwyck:
I'll raise your series with a search on "pepperoni pizza chilli";

This is a perfect example of what not to accept. There are many shots that are similar...an overall shot could be cropped by the buyer and that would eliminate about 6 or 7 others that the contributor uploaded. And they did that a ton of times. I quit looking after the second page.

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From yadayadayada:
This series had horiz and vert same shot bw then four crop different. Buyer will be bored after seeing five of these. Typical microspam just as keyword spam.

I looked at these shots. Yes, they were the same model, same subject. But as a designer, depending on where I want copy, how much copy I have, what the focus of the piece is, I can see a use for almost every one of those. I do see four that are almost identical, so three could go, and I see 2 that are identical, the photog just stepped a little closer. But you could use the farther away one and crop to match the second one, so you could eliminate one there.


 

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