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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2013, 13:32 »
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I just added you SC & now Leo has to increase the available network slots number

I agree! There is so much talent in the network, I already want to connect to about 8 more people!

that may be an option in the future -- there probably would still be a limit to how many sites could be searched in a reasonable amount of time, so how should the program decide?

* pick X of the Y sites networked randomly
* pick based on sites that have the most matches to current search (favors large sites)
* pick based on site with heaviest concentration in t that search  (favors smaller sites)
* show first X of Y and let user ask for more (still need to decide which to show first)

other ideas?
these vary in difficulty of programming, especially if the search starts to also use desc / caption



« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2013, 16:03 »
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I don't think it will be possible to provide limitless search results at least for common keywords. So when searching for e.g. "flower" the program must decide. Now way around it.

How about a combined approach? Like
pick X of the Y sites networked partly based on sites that have the most matches (for "flower" in this case) and partly based on sites with heaviest concentration (which probably means they specialize in "flower" images). Then, if that's not enough, let user ask for more.


« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2013, 19:24 »
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I don't think it will be possible to provide limitless search results at least for common keywords. So when searching for e.g. "flower" the program must decide. Now way around it.

How about a combined approach? Like
pick X of the Y sites networked partly based on sites that have the most matches (for "flower" in this case) and partly based on sites with heaviest concentration (which probably means they specialize in "flower" images). Then, if that's not enough, let user ask for more.
definitely -- each site will be able to tinker with their searches; very general keywords are always going to be a problem - partly because anyone using them doesn't know yet what they really want!

right now's a time to think of what sort of info we might want, since it's a lot easier to start collecting now than to retrofit

« Reply #53 on: May 19, 2013, 20:05 »
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I don't think it will be possible to provide limitless search results at least for common keywords. So when searching for e.g. "flower" the program must decide. Now way around it.

How about a combined approach? Like
pick X of the Y sites networked partly based on sites that have the most matches (for "flower" in this case) and partly based on sites with heaviest concentration (which probably means they specialize in "flower" images). Then, if that's not enough, let user ask for more.
definitely -- each site will be able to tinker with their searches; very general keywords are always going to be a problem - partly because anyone using them doesn't know yet what they really want!

right now's a time to think of what sort of info we might want, since it's a lot easier to start collecting now than to retrofit

I like the idea of everyone of us being able to design their own searches very much, if that's what you mean by "tinker".

So are you asking us for more ideas/options how a search could work?

- The search could allow users to define price range/license options (e.g. editorial)/max available image size
- Some micro sites allow to limit search by main color(s) in images
- Other search criteria such as location of copy space might be relevant for image buyers. I have no idea, though, if code could locate those spots automatically. (Photocase for instance uses options for copyspace location in their controlled keyword system)
- X of Y sites could be picked by the search based on maximum variety in colors used/price range/license options/images sizes if users don't limit their searches. That might help those that don't know what they really want.
- Variety of search results could be optimized if search would pick X of Y sites that have the most non-matching keywords (beside the one(s) searched for). This might be tricky though as it could invite keyword spammers.

I have to quit brainstorming now as supper is served  :)



« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2013, 21:08 »
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yep - that's the kind of brainstorming we need -- searching by colors or other image properties isn't handled at all by current captures, so if this is something we decide is important we need to discover how to capture & search ion that info

quailrunphoto

« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2013, 01:46 »
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Had an interesting experience this evening.  I created my twitter account so I could post photo links to it and posted about 20 tweets with links to that account.  Hopped back over to Facebook and found that they had suspended my account.  They now want a copy of a government photo id to release my account.

Wow, they sure are clamping down.  I don't know what happens to my Symbiostock links  to facebook while the account is suspended.  I will keep you posted.
I hate facebook. Sorry to be so negative. They are BAD. I deactivated my account with them a long time ago...and of course had to make sure it was actually deleted.

I think its funny (really really funny) how invasive they are to your privacy, how they market you behind your back, how they attempt to infringe on your content (you think getty/google was scary), and pretty much rape and abuse your identy...

...then slap you on the hand if your friend-add-methods or communication-rate (accidental or not) are not ethical in their eyes (/code).

They suspended you? Do yourself a favor and make sure you can *delete* your account :D. They will own you until you get them to delete you for real.

Edit: that silly suspension-add-your-id thing is probably just another way to get your info. Once you upload your id, along with your underwear drawer, I'm sure they will want to be friends again.

I eventually got my account back.  I did NOT send my government photo id.  Since I don't have txt on my cell phone I had to brought my grandsons phone to get the new pass code.  Looking at the blogs out there it seems that a lot of people are unhappy with Facebook policy.  I can see why now.



 

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