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Martha Meier
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Not suitable Reply

    I am trying to figure out what needs to be fixed.
    Many of my newest templates are saying "not suitable for design template".
    The only weird thing is some very similar are fine, so....
    Could I please get some help as to what to fix on these?
    Thanks so much for your time.
    Here is one....
    http://www.artscow.com/share/Little-Monster-Mousepad-4-ugz7iraukbz7
18/10/2010 11:26:08

CeciliaAC
TotalPost:591
RE:Not suitable Reply

    Hello,

    If you submit many similiar design templates for one item, we will only approve a few of those design templates and not all. Thank you!

    Best regards,
    Cecilia

    >I am trying to figure out what needs to be fixed.
    >Many of my newest templates are saying "not suitable for design template".
    >The only weird thing is some very similar are fine, so....
    >Could I please get some help as to what to fix on these?
    >Thanks so much for your time.
    >Here is one....
    >http://www.artscow.com/share/Little-Monster-Mousepad-4-ugz7iraukbz7
    >
18/10/2010 12:45:30

Martha Meier
TotalPost:7
RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    >Hello,
    >
    >If you submit many similiar design templates for one item, we will only approve a few of those design templates and not all. Thank you!
    >
    >Best regards,
    >Cecilia
    >
    >>I am trying to figure out what needs to be fixed.
    >>Many of my newest templates are saying "not suitable for design template".
    >>The only weird thing is some very similar are fine, so....
    >>Could I please get some help as to what to fix on these?
    >>Thanks so much for your time.
    >>Here is one....
    >>http://www.artscow.com/share/Little-Monster-Mousepad-4-ugz7iraukbz7
    >>
    >
    Hmmm... by similar I mean I used the same kit, not that they look too much alike. I have been doing this for most of my template, take an idea of a design then change out the background, frame and embellishments. I not sure that these would follow that line of thinking. Here are 2 coasters that are "not suitable for template" could you help shed some light for me?

    http://www.artscow.com/share/Little-Monster-coaster-1-t5og7wory6pc

    http://www.artscow.com/share/Little-Monster-coaster-3-dsvvm4fja6gu
18/10/2010 21:36:59

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
RE:RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    afraid I can't help on this one. Ive just had 12 hours work, over 50 templates turned down for no reason that I can understand. I know ac don't want hundreds of similar templates but the ones I've had rejected are varied.

    In some cases I have people waiting for the templates to be confirmed so they can purchase the item so whats all that about?

    Books which have sold as 20 pages from approved templates I've spent hours adding perfectly matched additional pages to make them 30 or 39 page books only to be told they are not suitable.

    So afraid theres no ryhme or reason are we are pretty much stuck with it.

    however, can't for the life of me fathom out why ac want to reject winning templates that are already a proven money maker for them........
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24/10/2010 2:15:07

mim
TotalPost:201
RE:Not suitable Reply

    I basically gave up on making templates after I had a few of mine rejected for no clear reason. I had 3 memo pads that were similar - different coloured backgrounds only and they were all approved, but then I had cards & books that I spent hours on and appeared to have all the right elements and were not similar to other things and they were rejected. Very frustrating.
24/10/2010 6:06:47

Brooke Adkins (My-Time Scraps)
TotalPost:198
RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    I had the same thing just happen I spent 2 days making a ton of stuff more then half was un suitable :*(

    >I basically gave up on making templates after I had a few of mine rejected for no clear reason. I had 3 memo pads that were similar - different coloured backgrounds only and they were all approved, but then I had cards & books that I spent hours on and appeared to have all the right elements and were not similar to other things and they were rejected. Very frustrating.
25/10/2010 9:23:10

Lil
TotalPost:205
RE:Not suitable Reply

    They seem to be getting much more 'strict' with the templates. I can understand they are overwhelmed but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the 'unsuitable' templates. One of my 12x12 books was accepted but when I saved it as an 8x8 it wasn't. Coasters I made were not suitable but I think they are really cute, I would buy them! And some of the things that people are copying are being rejected. I just wish they were more specific and gave us a chance to correct a problem. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the opportunity to put templates up here, but sometimes they say 'bleeding problem' and there really isn't. Like when you move a background over to show a part of the design and it still covers the whole bleed area, I dont' think that should be rejected. Or anyone was rejected because the pics I used for the template were not the proper resolution - who cares? - the person using the template is not using those pics. Oh well ...
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25/10/2010 10:57:23

Jen
TotalPost:202
RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    I don't make very many templates (I don't have the time! I wish I did!) But a couple of weeks ago I made a simple ornament for myself and decided to make it a template. Its just a blue background with white snowflakes, and a circular photo with white border. Much to my surprise, it's been copied a lot and even cloned several times. So last night I made two more, using different color backgrounds and different sized and shaped snowflakes. Both were deemed "not suitable".
    I don't get it? The original had a lot of attention. Why reject the next two?

    I think that I, like you Mim, I will give up designing templates.
25/10/2010 23:51:22

JennyL
TotalPost:210
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    >They seem to be getting much more 'strict' with the templates. I can understand they are overwhelmed but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the 'unsuitable' templates. One of my 12x12 books was accepted but when I saved it as an 8x8 it wasn't. Coasters I made were not suitable but I think they are really cute, I would buy them! And some of the things that people are copying are being rejected. I just wish they were more specific and gave us a chance to correct a problem. I mean, don't get me wrong, I am grateful for the opportunity to put templates up here, but sometimes they say 'bleeding problem' and there really isn't. Like when you move a background over to show a part of the design and it still covers the whole bleed area, I dont' think that should be rejected. Or anyone was rejected because the pics I used for the template were not the proper resolution - who cares? - the person using the template is not using those pics. Oh well ...


    same here Lil.. I have templates that says not a design template too, not sure what is the reason for being rejected. I also have bleeding problem but I tried to redo the template and see if they will approve it.
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26/10/2010 13:49:07

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
RE:RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    I am figuring after reading this thread that many of mine were rejected due to the resulution of the sample photos that I used.

    Lesson learned.

    So everyone, when making your templates, make sure that there are no resolution warning signs in your designs, even from photos that the customer won't use - no matter how pretty or stylish the template it seems it will now be rejected.

    the worst of all this is we are designing in the dark with no proper guidelines and guessing through trial and error about what is and isn't acceptible. Its time AC published a proper does and dont's guidance note


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    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/catvinnat
26/10/2010 15:01:31

JennyL
TotalPost:210
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    Thank you catvinnat, I didn't thought that the sample photos with low resolution will have an effect on the template because I used low res. on my other templates but it was approved.


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    My free templates
    http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/JennyL

    My designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/jennyL
26/10/2010 23:28:02

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    OK folks, you'll love this one .......not
    today I received this email from customer services:


    Hello,

    Thank you for your support. We noticed that you didn't select the Allow "Add to Cart" for a lot of the design templates you submitted in the last couple of days so we will not approve them. Thank you!

    --
    Best Regards,
    Cecilia


    I never check the allow add to cart box as I do not want strangers purchasing my pictures.

    I am astonished in this day and age with the problems around privacy that artscow now require template designers to allow add to cart thus allowing and actively encouraging any opportunist paedophile or weirdo to purchase our sample photos on products.

    At least now we all know why our hard worked templates are being rejected wholesale.

    I'd be really interested to know how you all feel about this.

    I've emailed customer services and Berry expressing my opinion on this astonishing new requirement and will let you know what, if any, response I get
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    http://www.artscow.com/design-catvinnat
    See my designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/catvinnat
27/10/2010 3:32:03

JennyL
TotalPost:210
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    Thanks for this update Catvinnat...

    Actually, I'm always adding the "allow to cart" on all of my templates so all are approved except for 1 that has bleeding problem. so for other check the "allow to cart" always.

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    jennyL
    My free templates
    http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/JennyL

    My designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/jennyL
27/10/2010 8:57:54

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:Not suitable Reply

    Jenny, don't you mind that this function means that pervs and pedophiles to buy your daughters picture on products?
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    http://www.artscow.com/design-catvinnat
    See my designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/catvinnat
27/10/2010 13:03:30

JennyL
TotalPost:210
RE: Not suitable Reply

    >Jenny, don't you mind that this function means that pervs and pedophiles to buy your daughters picture on products?

    Oh no, i never realized that.. All I know is that they can't copy the PB with my sample photos when they choose the "Make a copy" button bec. the photos are in my album. I never tried the ADD to CART until you mentioned it here and you're right the whole pb or item can be bought together with the sample photos!

    Oh my..Thanks Catvinnat for this.. I'll try to minimize using my nieces pics from now on. :(
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    jennyL
    My free templates
    http://www.artscow.com/design-templates/JennyL

    My designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/jennyL
27/10/2010 16:33:41

KLH Sagittarius
TotalPost:240
RE:RE: Not suitable Reply

    Honestly, I highly doubt that a pedophile/weirdo/pervert/whatever would search templates on Artscow to order a product of someone else's kids. However, if you believe that 1.) Someone wants to use your photos in a perverted way, and 2.) Would be willing to pay for a product with the photos rather than just seeing them and/or printing them from the preview, then it does seem like using scenic/nature/animal/whatever photos would be a better idea. Unfortunately, that could mean remaking all of those templates, but I suppose it's an option.

    As an example, I saved a screenshot of one of my templates. The screenshot image was 1.1 mb so I actally had to scale it down to upload it to the forum. If you are truly concerned about people using your photos, remember that anyone can do this with anything they see anywhere online, whether or not they can add your product to their cart.

    One (perhaps small or insignificant) advantage to using "add to cart" would be allowing your friends/family members/whoever to order copies of your book without remaking it all again. For example, if you made a book using photos from Christmas or an anniversary party or something, you could just share the link and anyone that wants a copy could order it.

    I'm not sure how I feel about this. Maybe in the future I'll use more non-people sample images, but I probably won't bother changing all the templates I've already made. That's just my view though.



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27/10/2010 23:01:52

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
RE:RE:RE: Not suitable Reply

    bless your heart for being so innocent Kristen - if everyone were as trusting as you the world would be a much nicer and safer place. But sadly its not the case and nasty people do nasty things.

    The point about screenshots is that any pictures captured are low resolution - 72 dpi is standard for websites. Photobooks are 300 dpi.

    Everone making templates or sharing their gifts them in the gallery with the allow add to cart option needs to be aware that they are inviting the whole world to purchase those images and use them for whatever purpose they want.

    What I'm saying is it needs to be an informed choice not one made in blissful innocent lack of lnowledge or understanding.

    Folks also need to be aware that the allow add to cart is the default option which is pretty naughty of AC - may people do not realise exactly what they are chosing when they upload precious family books in the gallery with that option
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    http://www.artscow.com/design-catvinnat
    See my designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/catvinnat
28/10/2010 4:26:37

Albums to Remember
TotalPost:217
RE:RE:RE:RE: Not suitable Reply

    What?? I didn't realize people could get our photos too when they press "make a copy". I thought our photos didn't show up. That's not good. I don't like that. I had better check it out.
28/10/2010 11:50:44

Catvinnat
TotalPost:627
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    they don't get the photos with the make a copy option - in that case the photos are deleted . Its when chosing add to cart which is now the default setting. And people do need to be aware of the choice they are making if they allow add to cart. I have had over 700 templates approved without selecting this option but sometime in the last 10 days the 'rules' were changed and all my templates were rejected as I always deselected this option.

    If you are unsure just choose an album template at random (not one of you own) and test it out. Make a copy = no photos which is good
    add to cart = all photos which is a huge privacy issue


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    http://www.artscow.com/design-catvinnat
    See my designer kits here -
    http://www.artscow.com/digital-scrapbooking/catvinnat
28/10/2010 14:17:04

Berry
TotalPost:1021
RE:RE:RE:RE:RE:RE: Not suitable Reply

    Sorry about the "add to cart" issue, see another post for more details.

    Don't try to add similar designs templates, we will regard them as spam listings.

    For example, you can make a "Merry Christmas" template with one or two background colors, but you can't make lots of different background colors with same/similar embellishments. We hope higher quality of design templates can help us generate more sales, and bring more profits for all designers.
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    Berry
    ArtsCow.com
28/10/2010 19:24:37
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