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Author Topic: IStocks monthly vector competitions annoying  (Read 2920 times)

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Microbius

« on: August 20, 2010, 03:38 »
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Does anyone else think that the monthly vector comps on IStock are a bit of joke. They're basically just pimping threads where a lot of people pay no attention to the theme of the month at all. Some at least try to justify irrelevant entries by saying things like, if the theme is say sport "having a dinner party can be a sport for some!!!!!!!" but a lot of people just post anything they've uploaded that month without, it seems, even bothering to check what the theme's supposed to  be!


« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 03:52 »
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Much the same with the "Request new content" forum where many post their images after stating "Not what the OP is asking for, but it might be helpful anyway". Yes, annoying indeed.

Microbius

« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 06:26 »
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Yeah, that too. I hope there's a special circle of hell reserved for image spammers.

pieman

  • I'm Lobo
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2010, 16:37 »
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The people who participate seem to enjoy themselves. Frankly, that's part of the point. However, I know lots of people who fuel themselves by hating on random stuff and they seem to enjoy it. So I guess everyone wins :)

The Request New Image forum concern I'd have to agree with though. However, it's also a source of comedy when you see some of the non-requested images pop up.

« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 17:01 »
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Microbius

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 03:46 »
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The Request New Image forum concern I'd have to agree with though. However, it's also a source of comedy when you see some of the non-requested images pop up.

I'm sure the buyers think it's great when they request a certain  type of image and they have to wade through all that irrelevant stuff. That is what microstock is about right? customers whiling away the hours in spasms of comedic ecstasy not being able to track down what they want? Oh what a joy it must be for them, the hilarity. I'm smiling now just thinking about it. Good times.

pieman

  • I'm Lobo
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 12:46 »
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Sure. If you take in to account that English being a second or maybe even third language for some of our contributors you can expect some lost-in-translation events. However, that doesn't prevent the buyers and contributors who want to engage in the Request forum to get what the need. There are a handful of buyers who are in there quite regular and we are yet to experience any contacts that characterize the forum as a negative experience.

So, I guess because it bugs you it bugs everyone. Anyhoo, like I said in my previous post people engage in the activities the enjoy most. I hope you continue to enjoy yourself :)


 

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