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lagereek

« on: June 21, 2011, 11:43 »
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Jeez, I wasnt even aware of that and in the same manner as IS, used to do, letting fellow members flagging them for faulty keywording?  I thought that scheme went out with the dark ages.

Its a bit worrying though. IS, stopped it simply because it can lend itself to abuse, especisally when fellow members are involved.
Surprises me this is still going on?


« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 11:50 »
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Someone flagged my medical cannabis edibles for improper keywords not long ago.  The edibles were a chocolate chip brownie and a 7 layer bar.  He flagged the keywords "chocolate" and "bar" as spam.  Um...hello?  Yes, I realize the photo does not show a chocolate bar, but...good grief.   ::)

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2011, 12:02 »
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Someone flagged my medical cannabis edibles for improper keywords not long ago.  The edibles were a chocolate chip brownie and a 7 layer bar.  He flagged the keywords "chocolate" and "bar" as spam.  Um...hello?  Yes, I realize the photo does not show a chocolate bar, but...good grief.   ::)

I got one yesterday.  There is an ongoing thread at DT about this.  It gets ridiculous.  As long as "Concept" is a category there will be controversial keywords.
Also, the inability to use "phrases" as keywords leads to misunderstanding.
Mine was flagged for "campfire"  The image is a Yurt in a campground with large "campfire ring" in the foreground.

This flagging activity seems to run in cycles.  Someone gets a hair up their ... and away we go.  I'm just ignoring this one. 

« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2011, 12:07 »
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I got the same flag about "chocolate bar," and probably from the same guy. He just doesn't understand how the system works. At all. But that's okay, because I don't think admins even pay attention to the flags anymore.

dbvirago

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 12:25 »
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That's been going on for a while and like someone said is up and down. Everyone that I have got was wrong, I ignored it, and there was zero impact. Waste of time.

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 12:29 »
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Someone flagged keyword "spaghetti" on my image of spaghetti.  ???

RT


« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 12:43 »
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Someone flagged keyword "spaghetti" on my image of spaghetti.  ???

My last one was a close up of a woman's mouth and the guy flagged the keyword "lips"

Like many of Dreamstime's policies this seems to be relevant only to those living in a parallel universe.

« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 13:19 »
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".....on the contrary case, if at review time the image info still includes the keywords reported, editing rights are blocked and the person who reports bad info receives $0.02."

They should add to guidelines that someone who would send  "accidental or incorrect reports" for a third time will be shot.

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 13:31 »
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If it's any comfort, it takes years for a reviewer to get around to reviewing the flags.  Also, if you reply to the flag with a note about why the keyword is relevant, it won't be likely to get removed. 

I have only very rarely had a keyword actually removed as a result of a DT flag, and in those cases it was older images with words that actually needed to be removed. 

« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 13:39 »
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On the flip side I had the occasion to use DT as a buyer for a client of mine a month ago and was shocked and incredibly frustrated at the poor use of keywords on the system... 

The keywords I did flag were exceptionally tenuous at best and down right ridiculous at worst, I have to say that if I were to be a regular buyer I would possibly look at other stock providors to see if there were any other sites that did not leave me trawlling through vast quantities of images that had no relevance to the search I was making.

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 14:19 »
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Part of the issue has to do with the way keyphrases are handled.  For example, I had a picture of a veggie platter flagged for the words "snow" and "baby".  

I am sure anyone looking for a picture of a baby in the snow would be horrified to find a picture of crudite.  However, someone looking for "baby carrots" and "snow peas" (which were the keyphrases I used, and clearly visible in the image) would have been perfectly happy to find my image among their results.  

« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 14:31 »
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I got them just a couple of times long ago, and one recently. I must admit it was a correct one - I copied/pasted words from another image and forgotten to remove a few that were not appropriate.

« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 15:16 »
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When my picture of the Brooklyn Bridge was flagged for the keywords 'Brooklyn Bridge' I responded immediately, needless to say I never got a reply and no keywords were removed. Perhaps I should have sent them an airline ticket to New York and arranged a tour of the famous landmark!  ;)

dbvirago

« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 15:32 »
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So you're the guy I've always heard about trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 16:28 »
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I had one yesterday, I kind of enjoyed it, people have not got much to do, I feel bad for them but 99% are helping me so :)

« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 17:21 »
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So you're the guy I've always heard about trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

I'll make you a very nice price  8) lol

« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2011, 17:39 »
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So you're the guy I've always heard about trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

I'll make you a very nice price  8) lol
;D

« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2011, 18:40 »
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It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2011, 18:07 »
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Not at all!!!! What if your fellow togs are eejits and are messing up the experience for the buyer?

It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

Caz

« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2011, 06:39 »
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Its a bit worrying though. IS, stopped it simply because it can lend itself to abuse, especisally when fellow members are involved.
Surprises me this is still going on?

iStock still has the wiki facility, nothing changed.

« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2011, 06:48 »
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It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

Not when some of my fellow photographers try to cheat the system. Keyword your images correctly and you won't have to worry about being snitched on!

lagereek

« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2011, 07:34 »
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It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

Not when some of my fellow photographers try to cheat the system. Keyword your images correctly and you won't have to worry about being snitched on!

and who is to say whats correct?  somebody just sitting there making themselves busy?

lisafx

« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2011, 09:42 »
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It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

Not when some of my fellow photographers try to cheat the system. Keyword your images correctly and you won't have to worry about being snitched on!

Agree.  There is a lot of abuse in keywording.  I think it's okay to flag the images when there is obvious spam.

The people who flag essential and relevant keywords on images just because they show up ahead of theirs in a search....well those people are another story  ::)

« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 09:47 »
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Agree.  There is a lot of abuse in keywording.  I think it's okay to flag the images when there is obvious spam.

The people who flag essential and relevant keywords on images just because they show up ahead of theirs in a search....well those people are another story  ::)

+1

« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 09:53 »
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It's simply bad taste to snitch on your fellow photographers.

Not when some of my fellow photographers try to cheat the system. Keyword your images correctly and you won't have to worry about being snitched on!

Instead of being judgemental, why not send a polite reminder to the photographer?

Years ago, when I was with Dreamstime, some angry photographers were bashing a non-English speaking photographer for using a non-English word as a keyword for a tulip field photo. I happened to read in the news that a yearly tulip festival was held in that city which was the keyword, and it was a big local thing. It may not make sense to those people who never heard of that word and didn't know it was a city, but it makes sense to the buyers who are looking to promote tourism or tulip festival in that region.

That being said, some people do use incorrect keywords, sometimes due to lack of specific knowledge or English language skills. If you have the time, be nice and let that person know, you may just make a grateful friend while keeping your blood pressure under control.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2011, 09:56 by Freedom »


 

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