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Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
 

BP Photo Contest Link On Your Description Line


I hate to bring this up during our June finalists and winners celebration time but I'm taking a break from BetterPhoto and I need your help for changes while I'm away.

Has anyone else noticed the changes to a finalist, second place winner and I assume first place and grand prize winners pages?

Here's an example:

Contrast of Colors

If you don't like the change would you please notify BetterPhoto and ask them to change it?

Here is the message I wrote to them this morning which explains it a little better and my feelings about it:

Hi BetterPhoto staff,

I don't like the new feature where you have added a link on the same line as my title of a finalist or second place winner.

You've placed it in front of my description and it takes people away from my description page.

I put a lot of time and thought to describe the image and you have added a link to your home page which advertises for you trying to attract new people to the contest.

It is advertising for you and I have marked I don't want advertising.

Would you please consider changing this as I feel it is unfair & unattractive?

Please try to find another way to do this.

Thank you in advance,
Sharon


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7/31/2013 8:06:34 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
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  oops - great minds and all, Sharon. I just started a more general discussion on the recent changes. Perhaps you want to paste this in that one, too?
Latest changes to BP website


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7/31/2013 8:19:08 AM

 
Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
  Thanks. Will do, Nikki!!!


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7/31/2013 8:22:27 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
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  I hadn't noticed that yet, Sharon, but I don't like it, either. Even if they were to put a break and space in so the link was centered under the badge and then the description was clearly separate, it would be better IMO.


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7/31/2013 8:59:27 AM

 
Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
  Jay at BP is working on fixing the glitches I mentioned earlier. I'm so impressed and grateful for his speedy response to my email this morning. I sure didn't expect him to be on it so quickly. He has made one change already but I have requested he look at it from our point of view and to make further changes. I will keep you all posted when they are fixed.


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7/31/2013 11:28:52 AM

 
Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
  Sorry I used the wrong url in my earlier post.

It should have been:

Contrast of Colors

OR look at this page on Jill O's gallery which has not been fixed yet either.

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetailMember.asp?photoID=13931941&catID=&camID=&zulu=&contestCatID=

OR Nikki's

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetailMember.asp?photoID=13490744&catID=&camID=&zulu=&contestCatID=

I hope I can explain this clearly...

Jay did fix it around noon but now there are all kinds of mistakes on my pages and it is still wrong. The heart is not red and there is funny lettering under my photo images

I told him that by clicking on the silver finalist badge it takes you to BP's home page where people can see the CONTEST IS NOW FREE and open to everyone.

I also said that it doesn't go to the WINNER"S PAGE like it suggests. I said the new line in blue right under my photo that says "Photo Contest Finalist" is redundant as it does the same thing and this is what he said back to me:

"The link and badge go back to our contest page which shows what contest the award was for. For your personal gallery you can choose not to display the badges."

So that is all the time and energy I am going to put into this. I have learned, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change and courage to change the things I can." AND in this case... I can't change this!

BetterPhoto are making changes I may or may not like them but I will have to just accept them if I want peace within.

I just wanted you to know I tried to fix something not just for myself but for all members. Right now I'm really disappointed as I wasted precious time and energy for nothing.

If the new people they are trying to attract are more important than the old and faithful than so be it. Time will tell how well that works out for them.


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7/31/2013 4:07:47 PM

 
Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
  Good morning everyone,

Regarding my earlier post on the new blue link under our photos with Finalists or Gold badges I said I would keep you posted on what I came up with.

Well here it is... the blue links are staying.

I'm apposed to it but have been told we will have to agree to disagree on this matter.

I found out not all members object to it as much as I do and others would like it on a separate line.

Oh well, I tried... Win some! Lose some!

I hope they fix the other glitches for everyone.

So I'm signing off on this one.

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO ALL THE OUTSTANDING JUNE WINNERS & FINALISTS!!! I would love to congratulate each and everyone personally but that is impossible for me to do.

Just know... You are the best in the world... (by BetterPhoto standards)

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!


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8/2/2013 9:00:20 AM

 
Sharon Sawyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2007
  Oops... opposed not apposed.. no spell check :)


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8/2/2013 9:10:38 AM

 
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