MicrostockGroup

Agency Based Discussion => General - Top Sites => Topic started by: unnonimus on May 14, 2019, 19:39

Title: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: unnonimus on May 14, 2019, 19:39
now the "okay" hand gesture is being rejected by at least 1 stock agency
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: pancaketom on May 14, 2019, 23:02
According to some it means "white power". It also can mean * in sign language.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: dpimborough on May 15, 2019, 01:05
According to some it means "white power". It also can mean * in sign language.

Not the white power thing again, it was a fake that was started by some stupid online group that seems to have gained traction in the dumb ass world of the internet :(

Looks like some agencies are also dim witted :D

Whats the sign language version I only see an * (asterisk)
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: dpimborough on May 15, 2019, 01:06
now the "okay" hand gesture is being rejected by at least 1 stock agency

Which agency?
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: BalkanskiMacak on May 15, 2019, 09:00
Let me guess the agency: IStock?
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Video-StockOrg on May 15, 2019, 09:07
also, shutterstock has begun rejecting many hand gesture signs and also words.

EDIT: soon they'll reject any white male imagery or footage because the feminists said we are misogynist and we must die.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: cathyslife on May 15, 2019, 10:56
The okay hand gesture means white power? I thought it meant okay. Yikes. I am way too old for this crap.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Clair Voyant on May 15, 2019, 11:11
American political correctness designed and tailored to divide and distract the populace. It's getting to the point that I am scared to joke about myself for fear I will offend someone.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Shelma1 on May 15, 2019, 11:30
also, shutterstock has begun rejecting many hand gesture signs and also words.

EDIT: soon they'll reject any white male imagery or footage because the feminists said we are misogynist and we must die.


::)
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: georgep7 on May 15, 2019, 12:17
Initially I wanted to make a funny comment on correctness as I actually agree with previous posts.

But.

All kind of {correctness} have nothing to do or affect people as all you,
artists, story tellers and still or running frame manipulators.
Freedom of expression is fundamental in this kind of creative work.
Why? Because it was supposed to be art and personal expression overall.
As we can reject a project to work on, others can reject whatever of our work they don't feel that suits them.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: cascoly on May 15, 2019, 13:19
many US hand gestures have different meanings elsewhere:

'ok' here means 'you're a zero' in france and
"But make the same gesture in Brazil, and you're giving the equivalent to the middle finger — the gesture has "insulting and scatological connotations," as the New York Times put it. Richard Nixon once raised some eyebrows in the 1950s when he made the gesture in Brazil as he stepped off a plane. "   businessinsider.com

and btw, search "ok sign" on SS to get--
291,903 ok sign stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: PhotoBomb on May 15, 2019, 13:33
many US hand gestures have different meanings elsewhere:

'ok' here means 'you're a zero' in france and
"But make the same gesture in Brazil, and you're giving the equivalent to the middle finger — the gesture has "insulting and scatological connotations," as the New York Times put it. Richard Nixon once raised some eyebrows in the 1950s when he made the gesture in Brazil as he stepped off a plane. "   businessinsider.com

and btw, search "ok sign" on SS to get--
291,903 ok sign stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free.

Search Middle finger and you get 73,000+ images
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: trabuco on May 15, 2019, 14:47
New Zealand's terrorist used the gesture in the court.

Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Video-StockOrg on May 15, 2019, 15:19
weapons are abused every day and they are still not forbidden. Some psychopath uses a hand gesture and it is banned everywhere. #GreatNewWorld
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: trabuco on May 15, 2019, 16:03
Well, I didn't know that meaning before. Was the first time I saw it.

It has no sense to ban normal pictures.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: tickstock on May 15, 2019, 16:05
weapons are abused every day and they are still not forbidden. Some psychopath uses a hand gesture and it is banned everywhere. #GreatNewWorld
Building where SS headquarters is located:
I have a licensed firearm. Can I bring it?
Your firearm will be seized and you will be arrested unless you are a member of the following law enforcement agencies:

It's a private company, if they don't want images with the color pink in them or images of puppies they can ban them.  They get to make the rules.  Also free speech isn't a universal value, hate speech is banned in lots of places.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: cathyslife on May 15, 2019, 16:37
weapons are abused every day and they are still not forbidden. Some psychopath uses a hand gesture and it is banned everywhere. #GreatNewWorld
Building where SS headquarters is located:
I have a licensed firearm. Can I bring it?
Your firearm will be seized and you will be arrested unless you are a member of the following law enforcement agencies:

It's a private company, if they don't want images with the color pink in them or images of puppies they can ban them.  They get to make the rules.  Also free speech isn't a universal value, hate speech is banned in lots of places.


Of course they get to make the rules. Doesn’t make it any less stupid. Do they post somewhere a list of banned gestures, or do contributors just have to wait for a rejection and then guess the reason? I never would have even thought to even look at such a list, if it even exists, for the ok sign. The world gets more stupid every day.  ::)
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: SuperPhoto on May 15, 2019, 21:32
It's really stupid how the word police are telling people what they may and may not think or say. And some of them being politicians are re-writing the law which is wrong.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: tickstock on May 15, 2019, 22:25
weapons are abused every day and they are still not forbidden. Some psychopath uses a hand gesture and it is banned everywhere. #GreatNewWorld
Building where SS headquarters is located:
I have a licensed firearm. Can I bring it?
Your firearm will be seized and you will be arrested unless you are a member of the following law enforcement agencies:

It's a private company, if they don't want images with the color pink in them or images of puppies they can ban them.  They get to make the rules.  Also free speech isn't a universal value, hate speech is banned in lots of places.


Of course they get to make the rules. Doesn’t make it any less stupid. Do they post somewhere a list of banned gestures, or do contributors just have to wait for a rejection and then guess the reason? I never would have even thought to even look at such a list, if it even exists, for the ok sign. The world gets more stupid every day.  ::)
We haven't actually seen the picture, it may not be as simple as just the ok sign, there are hundreds of thousands of images on Shutterstock if you search "ok sign".  If I was running shutterstock I don't think I would want lots of nazi propaganda (like the salute for an example of a gesture) pictures on the site, that would be waiting for some really bad press when those images got used in recruiting or by someone committing violence.  I'm not sure but it may be illegal some places too.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Tenebroso on May 16, 2019, 10:08
If the image is shown, we will know if it is within the theme of photography in this forum, or it is simply an attempt to speak here of topics from other forums.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Video-StockOrg on May 16, 2019, 13:29
they don't accept even basic footage like this anymore
(https://video-stock.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ss-is-sjw5.jpg)
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Tenebroso on May 16, 2019, 14:32
Thank you very much for the information. Very interesting. Very valid image for health, medicine,......., and very smart, from my perspective. It does not offend me. It seems that they will try to avoid the images that may generate the slightest controversy. It will be necessary to observe if it is the new general line or something isolated by a reviewer.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: MicroVet on May 16, 2019, 15:27
Well I had sometime ago an image rejected as being sexist. It was an image portraying domestic violence.

I complained, it was reviewed by a higher tier inspector and again rejected.

One image of the series had been approved years before and it was a best seller. And believe me, nothing in that image was visually offensive, showing physical violence or anything like that. It wasn't even a sensitive image by any means.

But to the agency it was sexist because it represented a man exercising psychological violence towards a woman. Like that never happens...

The truth is that the agency decided to clearly enforce a political and ideological agenda.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: dpimborough on May 16, 2019, 15:44
weapons are abused every day and they are still not forbidden. Some psychopath uses a hand gesture and it is banned everywhere. #GreatNewWorld
Building where SS headquarters is located:
I have a licensed firearm. Can I bring it?
Your firearm will be seized and you will be arrested unless you are a member of the following law enforcement agencies:

It's a private company, if they don't want images with the color pink in them or images of puppies they can ban them.  They get to make the rules.  Also free speech isn't a universal value, hate speech is banned in lots of places.


Of course they get to make the rules. Doesn’t make it any less stupid. Do they post somewhere a list of banned gestures, or do contributors just have to wait for a rejection and then guess the reason? I never would have even thought to even look at such a list, if it even exists, for the ok sign. The world gets more stupid every day.  ::)
We haven't actually seen the picture, it may not be as simple as just the ok sign, there are hundreds of thousands of images on Shutterstock if you search "ok sign".  If I was running shutterstock I don't think I would want lots of nazi propaganda (like the salute for an example of a gesture) pictures on the site, that would be waiting for some really bad press when those images got used in recruiting or by someone committing violence.  I'm not sure but it may be illegal some places too.

saluto romano  ;D
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Uncle Pete on May 21, 2019, 16:06
The okay hand gesture means white power? I thought it meant okay. Yikes. I am way too old for this crap.


Me Too, over the top finding things wrong with nearly anything. And then the Internet making up stories and meanings, because they get clicks.

(http://criminalbrief.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/be-seeing-you.jpg)

Be Seeing You  ;D
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: cathyslife on May 21, 2019, 18:07
The okay hand gesture means white power? I thought it meant okay. Yikes. I am way too old for this crap.

Me Too, over the top finding things wrong with nearly anything. And then the Internet making up stories and meanings, because they get clicks.


Be Seeing You  ;D


Is that Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner? 😀
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: hairybiker777 on May 21, 2019, 22:26
This is going to make scuba diving very confusing. You have to use "ok" for "ok" in that world, because "thumbs up" means "ascend". I'm picturing an international group of divers underwater with one of them wanting the group to ascend and the rest of the group getting incensed because they're being called a zero, an a-hole or being subjected to a racial slur. Beam me up... I'm done with this world.
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: cathyslife on May 21, 2019, 22:52
This is going to make scuba diving very confusing. You have to use "ok" for "ok" in that world, because "thumbs up" means "ascend". I'm picturing an international group of divers underwater with one of them wanting the group to ascend and the rest of the group getting incensed because they're being called a zero, an a-hole or being subjected to a racial slur. Beam me up... I'm done with this world.


😂
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: Video-StockOrg on May 21, 2019, 23:43
Well I had sometime ago an image rejected as being sexist. It was an image portraying domestic violence.

I complained, it was reviewed by a higher tier inspector and again rejected.

One image of the series had been approved years before and it was a best seller. And believe me, nothing in that image was visually offensive, showing physical violence or anything like that. It wasn't even a sensitive image by any means.

But to the agency it was sexist because it represented a man exercising psychological violence towards a woman. Like that never happens...

The truth is that the agency decided to clearly enforce a political and ideological agenda.

And they are clearly promoting LBGT themes in their latest "what to shoot". It seems they are full supporters of the SJW's. What's next, deleting everything non-complient to far-leftist?
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: dpimborough on May 22, 2019, 00:53
The okay hand gesture means white power? I thought it meant okay. Yikes. I am way too old for this crap.

Me Too, over the top finding things wrong with nearly anything. And then the Internet making up stories and meanings, because they get clicks.


Be Seeing You  ;D


Is that Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner? 😀

It certainly is :D

6 of one
Title: Re: photos with "okay" hand gesture being rejected
Post by: gillian vann on May 23, 2019, 00:47
New Zealand's terrorist used the gesture in the court.
yeah, he's trolling.