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LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:44PM

Just got a rejection for keywording and am frustrated because as a newbie the fact that I now have to simply remove the unwanted words to resubmit just eats up one of my precious 18 files for the week.  If this is the only issue with a file I don't understand why the inspector can't just remove the words they don't like and let the file be conditionally approved.  Just TELL ME in the approval notice which words were removed rather than start the agonizing week long wait all over again?   


(PS) I read an older thread from a couple of months ago with a similar question.  Someone replied that it was supposed to be an incentive to become exclusive.  HUH?  Having to resubmit all over again for keywording is just frustrating and annoying.  MY incentive is to build up my acceptance rate and to be able to upload 18 brand NEW files every week not the same ones over & over again...  This answer didn't sound like a good enough reason all on its own (to me). Surely there's more to it than that?!   Anybody else have another explanation to offer?   Just curious.


It just seems like a waste of time for both the contributor AND the inspection queue size...
pink_cotton_candy
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:59PM
It is, in fact, an Exclusive perk. Keyword accurately and you won't have any trouble. If you need help with keywords or want to better understand your rejection of said keywords, feel free to post the image thumb with your existing or questionable keywords.

LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:08PM

ROFL...well OK then.  That's pretty funny to call that a perk.  Sorry, but that really is the last thing to dangle in front of me to entice me & tease me into being exclusive.  I got so far to go until that happens it ain't funny. But whatever.  I don't normally have rejections for JUST keywords.   THIS ONE just happened to really irk me bcuz it sucked down my 18th and final upload for the week to resubmit it (over something so trivial).  And the queue is so darn slow & backed up right now it seems like a waste of space / time / resources etc. I figured that surely there MUST BE another reason behind it.  Ah well.  Maybe if I'm lucky by this time next week it will go through (provided the next inspector that grabs it doesn't find something else wrong with it)!  :)


Thanks much.
Whiteway
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:16AM
The incentive is towards careful use of keywords.

Keyword only what you see in the image, and don't over-think it. The more conservative you are with keywords, the less trouble you will have. Five is the minimum number required.
Joesboy
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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:10AM

A somewhat useful tact is to do an iStock search using a few of the keywords you're thinking of and then sort those in order of downloads, you'll not only get a full list of accepted keywords for that image but an idea of which keywords have proved useful in the past.


I know, plagarism --- that's a topic for another day


Bob
LeeAnnWhite
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:06PM
What I have found is part of the problem is that I will enter a keyword to use then "the system" tries to offer a variety of sub-words to pick from...and sometimes those also have drop down lists.  I will sometimes not want ANY of those but the system puts a check mark over there by one anyway.  I try (repeatedly) to remove it but it keeps coming back after I click "save".  If I WANTED one of those sub-words then I would certainly check it. If I leave it blank then that's what I mean for it to be.  It is annoying that "the system" insists on checking them FOR me anyway.  I find this bothersome and it has contributed to my keyword problems on more than one occasion.  Is there a way to get it to leave the boxes blank or is the only alternative to simply not use the intended keyword?  For example, the other day I entered "strip shopping center" as my keyword and it kept adding "strip mall" as a sub-word. I did not MEAN "strip mall" so I unchecked it but the checkmark kept coming back all on its own.  AND to make it MORE annoying "strip mall" was one of the words that was rejected by the inspector.  My only choice for my resubmit was to remove "strip shopping center" which was a word that I intended to use because the subject was IN a strip shopping center.  Grrrrr.


Thx

(Edited on 2012-09-16 20:08:06 by LeeAnnWhite)
sjlocke
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Posted Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:30PM
What is a "strip shopping center" if not a "strip mall"?

Try using DeepMeta to keyword and upload. It's very easy.
LeeAnnWhite
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:14AM
Posted By sjlocke:
What is a "strip shopping center" if not a "strip mall"?

Try using DeepMeta to keyword and upload. It's very easy.



Well, for one thing, a "mall" is an enclosed shopping area (indoors) as opposed to an outdoor strip shopping center which has separate stores with their own store fronts & entries - all of which are outside.  The assigned inspector apparently was picky enough to know the difference.....  


Regardless, this still doesn't tell me how I can enter a keyword and have ONLY that keyword "stick" without a bunch of other misc. words being thrown into the default as sub-words with no way around them.  I just had the same thing happen again today on an image that I was trying to upload.  I entered "Black Rock" which is a specific area on a specific beach and the system kept trying to add a sub-word called "Black Rock DESERT".  I didn't mean desert and I kept trying to uncheck it but the check mark kept coming back on its own so I had to remove the entire phrase.   So again, I say GRRRRR!!  I don't know how to get my intended keywords entered without the system screwing up my meanings (shrug).  Or are you saying this other 3rd party program IS the only way? 

(Edited on 2012-09-17 11:17:43 by LeeAnnWhite)
sjlocke
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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:51AM

Posted By LeeAnnWhite:
Well, for one thing, a "mall" is an enclosed shopping area (indoors) as opposed to an outdoor strip shopping center which has separate stores with their own store fronts & entries - all of which are outside.  The assigned inspector apparently was picky enough to know the difference.....  


No. A "mall" is a collection of stores. It can be outside or inside. A "strip mall" is an outside shopping area, like you describe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_mall

As to how the system works, you need a lesson in disambiguation. The system has associated the term "black rock" with "black rock desert". It is not a sub-word. It is the only choice you have for associating something you have entered with something in the vocabulary.

For instance enter "black" and you will have the choice of "black->color" or "black->African American". Whichever one of those boxes is correct is the one you should check off. If there is only one choice, it will remain uncheckable, and you need to remove your term if the checked term is not what you intended.

Try reading this as well.
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