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Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
 

Thank you BP for listening!


Just wanted to say a quick thank you to the BP staff for listening and addressing complaints from members.. Since the advertisements that have been added to the image pages, there have been MANY complaints.. It seems now that the images are no longer hidden behind the ads.. We thank you for fixing that!! And as distracting as many of us still feel the ads are, I for one understand doing what you need, to keep the bottom line healthy... As many complaints as you see, I thought someone needed to offer the reverse side of that coin and say thanks when we are heard..:) THANKS!


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4/20/2011 7:03:38 PM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2007
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  I agree with you completely, Kara. Thanks for listening, BP. BP is the best photo sharing site on the web, thanks for keeping it that way.


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4/20/2011 7:23:40 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/29/2006
  Agreed! I don't really mind the ads as long as they are not affecting the website. I mean lets face it, all websites has ads!


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4/20/2011 7:38:34 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/10/2007
  Yes, keep this quality website going! I do agree the ads are distracting and, at first, somewhat misleading, so I would appreciate a heads up in the future so we don't go down the wrong path thinking it starts from BP.


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4/21/2011 7:44:20 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2004
  Absolutely Kara!! Great idea and I agree.. Thank you BP!! :)


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4/21/2011 7:43:13 PM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  Thank you BP, for being BP. :O)


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4/22/2011 1:38:40 AM

 
Chris Schofield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2007
  Thanks BP,
As a small business owner, I know the ads are necessary. I'm glad they are not pop ups, and they really are not that distracting to me. I can ignore them, and some I've actually clicked on.


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4/22/2011 1:34:11 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/18/2004
  Thanks everyone for chiming in..:)


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4/22/2011 2:51:27 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Yes I am glad to find that the ads are no longer covering entries and finalists. And I can definitely ignore the ads.


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4/25/2011 7:25:55 PM

 
Brenda Sides
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/30/2004
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  Thank you, BetterPhoto:)


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4/27/2011 7:20:47 PM

 
Ritajane Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2004
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  Thank you, BetterPhoto! Please give the
BetterPhoto Magazine a thought, I for one would be among the first to order it! :)


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5/2/2011 9:41:07 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2008
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  I returned to BP this month after a one-year hiatus, and I was disappointed by the addition of annoying, distracting advertisements (even if it's apparently better than how it was originally implemented). Considering how much an annual basic subscription costs, and the additional revenue from classes and premium services, I think BP should find another way to reduce costs or increase revenue. Flickr costs half as much and it has a much better interface and display format, and it has no advertisements.


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5/22/2011 11:23:47 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  That low cost may be subsidized through their relationship with Getty and creative commons. Upload to Flickr you might be automatically giving away your picture.


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5/22/2011 2:06:17 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2008
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  Hi Gregory,
You're definitely not giving away your image by uploading it to Flickr. Flickr does have a relationship with Getty and you can choose to request Getty licensing, but it is only by request. Creative Commons is a non-profit licensing option which is available for photos hosted on Flickr, but again it's an option only. The default for all uploads, unless you change it, is the standard copyright. You also have the option to disallow downloads and limit who can view your photos to specific people.


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5/22/2011 3:32:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
  Martha, even though I can mostly tune them out, I am quite amazed now to count four ads per page! They are jammed in and do look bad. I hope if no one clicks on them, that sooner or later (and I prefer the former) they go away!


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5/30/2011 11:30:43 PM

 
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