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A story about Credibility

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CarlssonIncCLOSED
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:25AM
I agree that first impression is everything, but you are saying that this lady was very impressed seeing 200 GREAT and AMAZING images, but got put off by one misplaced image of a turkey? To me that sounds a little bit odd and "over-sensitive".

(Edited on 2012-12-13 02:26:52 by CarlssonInc)
ollo
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:30AM
Who cares about the italian Playboy?
Klubovy
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:54AM
Maybe she expected to find a bunny?
CarlssonIncCLOSED
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:31AM
You find "turkeys" in any searches whether it is here or any other of the major libraries. One bad/non-relevant image out of 200 GREAT/AMAZING is hard to fathom would put anyone off.
AlbertoSimonetti
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:43AM
I think I can see you point but, apart from the fact that the search engine can be improved - everything can actually -  I'm not sure how you would implement that.

 Taste varies dramatically. I'm sure that when you look at your own portfolio sometimes you're amazed by the fact that images that you rate as being of excellent quality do very poorly and vice versa. Some people are likely to be interested in turkeys - especially in America at this time of the year - so who says you can't have a bird in the Vetta Collection? Who says you must?

(Edited on 2012-12-13 03:45:10 by AlbertoSimonetti)
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:13AM
That's an odd story. I'm not sure what the point was.
Feverstockphoto
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:28AM
The turkey was naked, is that the problem?
kelvinjay
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:31AM

Posted By sjlocke:
That's an odd story. I'm not sure what the point was.


Some Italians really hate turkeys. So think on.
Difydave
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:51AM

So what you're saying is that you showed someone a collection of images which can be of any subject, and you / they were surprised when there were shots of any subject in there?


The Vetta collection may be amazing, but there are going to be amazing shots of turkeys in there.
nullplus
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:51AM
i would think that giorgio's point is: if there are buyers who turn away because of one single bad image in the vetta collection (which may be considered over-sensitive indeed), there are sure a lot more buyers who will turn away when they see a large number of "non-vettaish" files dominating our premium collections or searches. besides the fact that having multiple collections with different price points is in itself somewhat confusing, not being able to see by which criteria one files goes into one collection or another, will be even more confusing and annoying.
CHBD
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:54AM
Posted By sjlocke:
That's an odd story. I'm not sure what the point was.



The point was, never show a turkey to someone that wants to see a cock


...and we do have 3749 of them, so I don't know what the problem is.


 
IvanJekic
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:12AM
Well, I guess that lady was a bit too arrogant, not that I try to defend the istock in any way, but if those 200 GREAT images didn't make lasting impression on her like the turkey did... then, she was biased from the start and almost waited to find an error. She surely didn't think she'd ever use istock for anything good in the first place.

By the way, can you tell us why did you close your blog?

(Edited on 2012-12-13 06:15:05 by IvanJekic)
Focus_on_Nature
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:23AM
I see a turkey with 200+ downloads in the Vetta collection. I have to shoot more turkeys!

(Edited on 2012-12-13 06:26:35 by Focus_on_Nature)
Difydave
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:04AM

I thought the point was that there is no subject criteria for Vetta files, and so no particular subject should be expected if you look at the Vetta collection.  If you want to see the results for a certain subject then you have to narrow the results by adding a search term.


I understand what the OP is saying, but that's always the problem with showing someone anything either here or in the real world. The reality is often not up to expectations.


 
Lobo
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Posted Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:05AM

Posted By gioadventures:
Posted By nullplus:
i would think that giorgio's point is: if there are buyers who turn away because of one single bad image in the vetta collection (which may be considered over-sensitive indeed), there are sure a lot more buyers who will turn away when they see a large number of "non-vettaish" files dominating our premium collections or searches. besides the fact that having multiple collections with different price points is in itself somewhat confusing, not being able to see by which criteria one files goes into one collection or another, will be even more confusing and annoying.

Yes, thanks for making my point easier.

Thanks for the clarity. I'll now move this performance piece to Off-topic.
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