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ducksandwich
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:08PM

In the words of the iconic Canadian comedy troupe Kids in the Hall:


"Terriers are my very favourite breed


They're cute and cuddly, easy dogs to feed


They will bring you up whenever you are down


Terriers average 20 pounds" 


See the interwebs for more details. 


Actually, Yorkshire Terrier is in the CV. A search result brings up 1056 results. I'll remove all dogs trespassing on the Yorkshire search. 
Whiteway
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:11PM
Posted By ducksandwich:
Actually, Yorkshire Terrier is in the CV.

But it doesn't come up as an option if you put 'Yorkshire' into the (UK) search bar.

Hence, the only way you'll get a hit if you enter Yorkshire terrier is if you have the two separate keywords, Yorkshire and terrier. (Accepting that many clients wouldn't think to enclose the phrase in double quotes.)
ducksandwich
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:33PM
Quotes and two separate keywords are unnecessary here. Type in Yorkshire Terrier and it will show up as a phrase in most of the IS languages. 
Joesboy
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:23PM
#1Personally I'd like to see "birdwatching" scrubbed up a bit. It seems to me that if associatted keywords such as person,man,woman etc are not in the keyword list then there is no "birdwatching" going on since no people are present, or if "nobody" is a keyword there isn't any watching going on. Also, with the new MR requirement, if there isn't a MR with the file, no birdwatching is taking place. This does assume that birdwatching is a human activity for iStock purposes.


#2 You can't have more species of birds in an image than there are birds. On occasion you will have more than one common name but that is quite rare. Try Crow,raven,magpie as an example. it's a very coomon bird here but not as common as the famous crow raven.wink

UPDATE: Birdwatching is done. 

(Edited on 2010-01-22 13:37:29 by ducksandwich)
SoopySue
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:46PM

Following on Joesboy, nobody AND man = 1291


nobody AND women = 1145


nobody AND child = 1274


nobody AND people = 998


nobody AND baby = 102


nobody AND little girl = 211


nobody AND boy = 183


(some of these may be arguably allowable, but most are clearly not!)
Whiteway
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:54PM
Posted By ducksandwich:
Quotes and two separate keywords are unnecessary here. Type in Yorkshire Terrier and it will show up as a phrase in most of the IS languages.

That's something that might need looking into then, David. Yorkshire t gives me nothing (UK), and I expect it's a phrase most useful in the UK.
ducksandwich
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:29PM

Try Yorkshire Te and it should bring up those cure little dogs. If it doesn't I'll make some calls. 


And now for more Kids in the Hall:


"But if you want your love to show and you want your love to grow

Then go terri, go terri, go terrieeeerrrrrrrrrrsss!!!!!"  
SoopySue
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:21PM
Life AND death=2265
SoopySue
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:23PM

Newfoundland dog (in cV) / Newfoundland (Maritime provinces)


Update: Done

(Edited on 2009-12-23 15:31:51 by ducksandwich)
Joesboy
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Posted Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:45PM

I don't know how the inspectors work with keywords, but clearly there are things that ought to cause neural skidmarks. I guess I would be ok no uninspected  post acceptance additions if that's the problem. The current state of affairs is very misleading to new contributors and consumers.


 

Posted By SoopySue:
Life AND death=2265
Whiteway
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Posted Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:24AM
Posted By ducksandwich:
Try Yorkshire Te and it should bring up those cure little dogs. If it doesn't I'll make some calls.

Yes, David, it does. With other two-word tags associated with Yorkshire having popped up by the time you've typed in 'Yorkshire', though, that's not so intuitive.

I don't think 'life and death' should cause any neural skid marks. They are two ideas that are often linked. I imagine that will be a difficult wiki to manage.
Joesboy
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Posted Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:36AM
All a nueral skidmark should do is make you stop and think. Not many have anything to do with either life or death, not to mention both simutaneously
SoopySue
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Posted Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:01AM

Wish we could batch request on certain contributers.


I heppened to be doing a search on a very unusual species (animal) and all but two were wrong. But one, when I wikied it, was so wrong (many totally inappropriate keywords, title and description) that I checked on other images in their port. Several random images later and they each had at least ten factual words which I wikied, not to mention the subjective conceptual words which I don't wiki but thought were often 'iffy'. This contributer is well on the way to becoming Black Diamond, and I'm hoping it's not a case of 'spamming pays'.


Maybe some of the problems in this case are translation mapping nuances in the CV, but I'm not familiar enough with the language in question to be sure.
lucentius
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Posted Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:53AM

Lead (metal) AND pencil gives 759 results. Should of course be graphite.


Update: Done

(Edited on 2009-12-23 15:48:22 by ducksandwich)
qingwa
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Posted Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:37AM
Posted By SoopySue:

Wish we could batch request on certain contributers.


I heppened to be doing a search on a very unusual species (animal) and all but two were wrong. But one, when I wikied it, was so wrong (many totally inappropriate keywords, title and description) that I checked on other images in their port. Several random images later and they each had at least ten factual words which I wikied, not to mention the subjective conceptual words which I don't wiki but thought were often 'iffy'. This contributer is well on the way to becoming Black Diamond, and I'm hoping it's not a case of 'spamming pays'.


Maybe some of the problems in this case are translation mapping nuances in the CV, but I'm not familiar enough with the language in question to be sure.

This person sounds like a good candidate for the zero tolerance for spam program.  Send Duck a site mail with the contributor's name and they will check it out.
qingwa
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Posted Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:40AM
How about travel and vacation?  
unconcerned
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Posted Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:38AM

I have a candidate for most incorrect results - damselfly. 


If it is sat with its wings at 90 degrees to its body, it's a dragonfly.  If its wings are parallel to its body, it's a damselfly.  Trivial I know but probably lots of people buying images of the wrong insect.
SoopySue
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Posted Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:51AM
Most people don't know (and I mean in the general public as well as iStockers) that the pollution that comes from coal-fired power stations does not come out of the cooling towers - that's mostly just steam - but from the smoke stack. I'm desperately trying to find a very graphic photo of polluting smoke from a coal-fired power station, and a search on cfps and pollution mostly turns up cooling towers. Bizzarely, a search for cfsp NOT "cooling towers" still throws up some cooling towers. sad


[rant snipped] smile

(Edited on 2009-11-21 06:24:39 by SoopySue)
SoopySue
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Posted Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:51PM

Reptile AND amphibian (1385 photos)


combinations of centipede/caterpillar/millipede/insect, some of which are 'none of these'.

(Edited on 2009-11-22 16:34:53 by SoopySue)
georgeclerk
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Posted Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:26AM
/
/5583 results for Paradise, Michigan


I've never been to Michigan, but I'm fairly sure that less than 1% of the results of that search were taken there. Also, if you narrow the search above by adding 'Michigan', you get 10 results. 7 of those are actually from Michigan!


Edited because the post disappeared thanks to the long search URL (I think!)

(Edited on 2009-11-23 16:00:32 by GeorgeClerk)


UPDATE: Done. 

(Edited on 2010-01-22 14:18:23 by ducksandwich)
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