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How do you prefer to be labelled?

Photographer
19 (34.5%)
Contributor
13 (23.6%)
Author
4 (7.3%)
Digital Artist
5 (9.1%)
Designer
2 (3.6%)
True-to Life Visual Creative
1 (1.8%)
Other (please mention noun in thread)
3 (5.5%)
Don't Care
8 (14.5%)

Total Members Voted: 46

Author Topic: What do you prefer to be called?  (Read 5145 times)

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Jennie

« on: August 24, 2011, 07:04 »
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We're making changes to the way people can upload to the Superhug marketplace. This is to accommodate all those who have recently signed up to sell their stock images. There's been frenzied debate in the office about which noun to choose to describe those who license their images.

Where better to ask than here?

All input warmly received, thank you.  :)

Jen x


« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 07:11 »
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I don't care.
In the other thread there have been numerous suggestions what you need to do to make your site attractive for contributors (photographers, artists,..., you name it...).
Work on these first. They're all 100% more important.

Jennie

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 07:17 »
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We're on i t, dirkr. Thanks for your candour - it's hugely appreciated.

Microbius

« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 07:35 »
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I'm guessing the people who have answered "photographer" are.... photographers. So maybe that should not be on the list as you will be selling work from photographers and illustrators/ designers. If you had "illustrator" on the list a few would click that too, but it's not much use as a generic name for all uploaderermificators as clearly the photographers wouldn't want to be called illustrators  :-\ or something like that

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 07:44 »
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Photo-illustrator

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 07:45 »
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You're safe with "contributor" because it covers anything people may contribute in the future.

Although, this kind of shows that you jumped into something you weren't really ready to deal with, along with all the other issues.

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 07:57 »
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Illustrator :)

Microbius

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2011, 07:59 »
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Photo-illustrator

Phillostrator? Philistine? Dr Phil?

Jennie

« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2011, 08:05 »
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Thanks everyone  :)

Kicking myself for having missed "uploaderermificator" from the poll  ;)

 

baz777

  • Im not sociable so I dont use social media
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 08:45 »
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I don't care as long as it's not what the wife usually calls me  :'(

TheSmilingAssassin

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 09:01 »
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Be different and call us something that will put us in our place upfront, like...

- Plebeians;
- Soldiers; or just simply
- Ants




Oh, oh...

PLEBOGRAPHER!

You can use it in the following context as an example:

"To view the plebographer's profile, click HERE".  Then when the buyer clicks on the link they get a pop up screen saying "we are redirecting you back to the homepage because plebographers aren't important"
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 09:07 by hasleftthebuilding »

« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2011, 09:05 »
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Master of Awesomeness, Creative Czar, Cartoon King, Lord of Illustration, Don of Doodles. I think any of those would probably be sufficient.  ;D

« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2011, 09:27 »
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Master of Awesomeness

I'd actually love being called that by an agency, it would most certainly boost my motivation  :)

And the stats section would read

Buyers: 200.000
Photographers: 6000
Masters of Awesomeness: 3000

lthn

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2011, 09:39 »
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busy bees : ))

Jennie

« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2011, 09:54 »
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I don't care as long as it's not what the wife usually calls me  :'(

Ah, the bliss of domesticity  ;)

Be different and call us something that will put us in our place upfront, like...

- Plebeians;
- Soldiers; or just simply
- Ants




Oh, oh...

PLEBOGRAPHER!

You can use it in the following context as an example:

"To view the plebographer's profile, click HERE".  Then when the buyer clicks on the link they get a pop up screen saying "we are redirecting you back to the homepage because plebographers aren't important"


Ouch! Right. Work to be done to make the very people marketplaces depend upon feel important again then. Got it.  ;)

Master of Awesomeness, Creative Czar, Cartoon King, Lord of Illustration, Don of Doodles. I think any of those would probably be sufficient.  ;D

I've requested our Devs consider a drop-down menu based on what kind of creative mood users might be in at any given time. They've told me to hurry up and wait for a response. I think they were impressed by the idea  ;)



I'd actually love being called that by an agency, it would most certainly boost my motivation  :)

And the stats section would read

Buyers: 200.000
Photographers: 6000
Masters of Awesomeness: 3000


If we hit 200k buyers I'll personally change the bio of every controbutor/photographer/uploaderermificator/Phillostrator/busy-bee to Master of Awesomeness. I promise.

« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 11:35 »
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 I think everyone should be called Super Huggy Sweety Bears __ and you could be Big Chief Huggy Sweety Bear.

« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 15:04 »
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Profitable.

ShadySue

« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 15:22 »
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Ma'am  ;) ;D
(actually, I realise that's not remotely funny in the US)
« Last Edit: August 29, 2011, 08:46 by ShadySue »

« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2011, 02:35 »
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I call myself an illustrator but you should call me a contributor

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2011, 03:05 »
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I'd like to be called photographer but if I were an illustrator I would like to be called illustrator, so contributor is fine

However, if you give me 70+ % forever and a lot of sales you can even call me names

rubyroo

« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2011, 05:47 »
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However, if you give me 70+ % forever and a lot of sales you can even call me names

 :D

I'd agree with that!  :D

I like 'Photographer' too, but as others have said, it won't work for Illustrators.

'Contributor' seems the only feasible option - as it seems to have become the accepted norm, although I'd actually prefer 'Creator', because it shares it's root with 'creative'  (not because I think I'm God...).

« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2011, 10:02 »
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I would like to be called a philanthropic millionaire, but while this does not happen, "contributor" would be fine.  ;D

« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2011, 05:28 »
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Freelancer.

ayzek

« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2011, 05:52 »
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3D Generalist

Ed

« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2011, 15:09 »
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I had a model tell me today that I should be called "Daddy".

I'd like to be called "Daddy" as long as it isn't prefixed by "Sugar" or "Mack"

...just "Daddy" is fine with me.


 

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