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lisafx

« Reply #150 on: November 24, 2010, 13:44 »
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Turned out to be a good sale day for me.  Maybe because I have a lot of holiday stuff?  Whatever the reason, I am really jazzed! 

Thanks again DT!!


« Reply #151 on: November 24, 2010, 14:00 »
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I made a few extra $$$ but I still don't see why most people get excited about this.  It just feels like they have given me back a tiny bit of what they have taken from me.  I also don't like this lottery, some people make nothing while others get lucky.  If they have to do this, why don't they split the days takings and give us a share proportionate to our portfolio size?  Wouldn't that be much more fair.

RT


« Reply #152 on: November 24, 2010, 14:05 »
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I also don't like this lottery, some people make nothing while others get lucky.  If they have to do this, why don't they split the days takings and give us a share proportionate to our portfolio size?  Wouldn't that be much more fair.

Not sure I understand, it was fair, everybody got 100% royalty.

« Reply #153 on: November 24, 2010, 14:32 »
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I also don't like this lottery, some people make nothing while others get lucky.  If they have to do this, why don't they split the days takings and give us a share proportionate to our portfolio size?  Wouldn't that be much more fair.

Not sure I understand, it was fair, everybody got 100% royalty.
Some people get unusually low numbers of downloads and others get a great day and EL's.  That's what makes it like a lottery.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #154 on: November 24, 2010, 14:36 »
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I also don't like this lottery, some people make nothing while others get lucky.  If they have to do this, why don't they split the days takings and give us a share proportionate to our portfolio size?  Wouldn't that be much more fair.

Not sure I understand, it was fair, everybody got 100% royalty.
Some people get unusually low numbers of downloads and others get a great day and EL's.  That's what makes it like a lottery.

The Lotto is my retirement plan and I love slot machines ... but had absolutely NO sales on this exciting day.  So it goes, luck of the draw.   :P

lisafx

« Reply #155 on: November 24, 2010, 14:38 »
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Some people get unusually low numbers of downloads and others get a great day and EL's.  That's what makes it like a lottery.

I can see why that seems unfair, and might feel the same if I had not gotten decent sales yesterday.

OTOH, making it by portfolio size would have been even more unfair.  There are a lot of people with thousands of objects isolated on white that never sell, and plenty of others with small, but highly saleable portfolios.  Rewarding quantity over quality is not the answer.  

Bottom line is DT didn't have to do this at all.  They threw us a bone and we can either bitch about it or enjoy it...

RT


« Reply #156 on: November 24, 2010, 14:43 »
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I also don't like this lottery, some people make nothing while others get lucky.  If they have to do this, why don't they split the days takings and give us a share proportionate to our portfolio size?  Wouldn't that be much more fair.

Not sure I understand, it was fair, everybody got 100% royalty.
Some people get unusually low numbers of downloads and others get a great day and EL's.  That's what makes it like a lottery.

But isn't that the same as every other day on every other site.

« Reply #157 on: November 24, 2010, 14:48 »
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Some people get unusually low numbers of downloads and others get a great day and EL's.  That's what makes it like a lottery.

I can see why that seems unfair, and might feel the same if I had not gotten decent sales yesterday.

OTOH, making it by portfolio size would have been even more unfair.  There are a lot of people with thousands of objects isolated on white that never sell, and plenty of others with small, but highly saleable portfolios.  Rewarding quantity over quality is not the answer.  

Bottom line is DT didn't have to do this at all.  They threw us a bone and we can either bitch about it or enjoy it...

true, it was a great day (not for me).. had a EL the previous day.. lol :P

« Reply #158 on: November 24, 2010, 15:20 »
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Just one sale, but at credits... not bad.  Yes, they took much more before than they gave yesterday, but it was still a nice gesture.

I bought 9 images from the same member, and two raised to level 2 due to this.  I feel good.   :D

« Reply #159 on: November 24, 2010, 15:32 »
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I wasn't trying to suggest some big conspiracy, although I still wouldn't be surprised if a site switched from a really boring pic to one more interesting from the same batch or something if that is what they came up with first - with multiple reviewers all over the world I am not sure exactly how they would measure the magic number anyway...

BUT

looking at DT's page it says:

"
You're a photographer. What do you have to do in this contest?
There are no entry fees or extra registration required. The only things required of you are to upload pictures, to be an active part of the community by helping other users on the forums and contributing to the site's action.

To maximize your chances you need to:
- upload the maximum amount allowed of pictures each day
- increase your approval percentage ratio
- provide quality (be selective)
- be active on the site and message boards
"

So how exactly does anything other than uploading a lot of images that are going to get accepted help you get the 10,000,000th accepted image? That was my main question. I guess I would also expect that submitting 100 images with a 50% acceptance ratio would be better for winning the contest than submitting 10 images with 100% acceptance ratio, but they suggest that this is not so.

(and I also wanted to commiserate with those that had no DL on that day)

DT didn't have to do this, and although I think it is a small gesture, it is way better for contributors than something like the "stockys". I'd really like my flat 50% across the board though.

--=Tom


 

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