Are the user uploaded photos on products getting out of hand?

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Are the user uploaded photos on products getting out of hand?

Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I like to view the user uploaded photos when I'm looking into getting a new toy. However, I'm kinda shocked when I see obvious "Google" uploaded photos or people who post the same damn photo as as another user under a diffrent name. hopefully i didn't lose you there. basically what I'm saying is, there's people with dual accounts farming for points.
I'm not sure if this is policed in a sense of the word, but man it rubs me the wrong way to see all of these google images uploaded as user pics, or two "diffrent" users posting the same exact pics just for points.
Does anyone else wish we could flag uploaded product photos to stop this crap?
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Hell yes it would be great to flag photos and stop users from uploading phots that are NOT there own!
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I see it all the time, but it never bothers me. You need to relax man!
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indiglo indiglo
I've noticed that too. I noticed one person who uploaded the same exact picture to the product page multiple times, for points I assume.

Anyway, I sent a PM to someone on staff about it - and then forget about it. From what I understand, since that is such a new feature still, there isn't necessarily a super clear cut policy of what is ok and what isn't. So if you see something sketchy, PM the staff and let them sort it out.
12/16/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
I've noticed that too. I noticed one person who uploaded the same exact picture to the product page multiple times, for points I assume.

Anyway, I sent a PM to someone on staff about it - and then forget about it. From what I ...
Good call. Because I have seriously noticed a few users uploading "Google Images" and a few with seperate user names uploading the same exact photos, only diffrence is the other user's images are zoomed in! Which is a slap in the face in my mind. I upload photos, and some are actually pretty shitty quality because my ipod camera sucks, but still, it just really rubs me the wrong way to see 15 photos that are all the same,. Some look seriously close to te EF photos as well, which is just plain laughable.
12/16/2012
Kissy Kissy
I like all the added photos - if they are originals. They are helpful when purchasing!
12/16/2012
Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I really haven't noticed it. I'm glad that they are there, helps to see the product when making my purchasing decision.

I'm too lazy to take pics and post myself.
12/16/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ronald
I like to view the user uploaded photos when I'm looking into getting a new toy. However, I'm kinda shocked when I see obvious "Google" uploaded photos or people who post the same damn photo as as another user under a diffrent name. ...
I didn't know people were uploading other people's pictures.
12/16/2012
jr2012 jr2012
it is so much more informative when people take their own pictures, It just seems kind of redundant when you see the same product pic. Rate their review lower
12/16/2012
GONE! GONE!
I just noticed that someone uploaded a photo of themself laying down seductively. There really needs to be some way to flag photos that are not of the actual product.
12/16/2012
Rossie Rossie
Earning 20 points for uploading an image is a bad idea.
12/16/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Quote:
Originally posted by Kissy
I like all the added photos - if they are originals. They are helpful when purchasing!
Agreed. I would much rather see personal photos than uploaded pics off the internet.
12/16/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Earning 20 points for uploading an image is a bad idea.
I have to disagree. I take a lot of photos and upload them. It takes me a fair amount of time to take them so that they're a good quality, and then it takes forever to upload them one at a time. It only seems fair that users should be compensated for that effort.

The images that Rod Renold is talking about aren't of products at all. I love it when people upload their own images of a product, you get a much better idea of what the product looks like. However, there are people uploading scenery images, personal photos, etc. I think adding a flag option is a smart idea, and perhaps even a staff thread could be started letting new users understand that the upload feature on pages is for product photos, not personal ones.
12/16/2012
amazon amazon
I think if one user posts another Eden user's photos, that crosses the line
12/16/2012
Beck Beck
If you notice this, email JR. Provide links and tell him what you think. I've noticed that there is one person uploading google images to all the products from a company. I just checked to see if they worked for said company. It doesn't appear that they do. I think I'll pass it along to JR. Do the same. If you can show the pattern of behavior looks like point farming...they'll at least get warned.
12/16/2012
StayAtHomeAsh StayAtHomeAsh
I have to agree a small amount. I saw a post where there were just a bunch of random pictures. That is obviously wrong. But I've uploaded a Google image before when there was no pictures and I was curious myself and thought it might be helpful to others. Most of my pictures are my own and go along with my reviews, which I work pretty hard on. It just depends, but when someone is not contributing anything then its a problem. I use those pictures to determine if I want to buy the item or not.

Maybe we should keep the points system, because I think it helps people who normally wouldn't put effort into reviewing a product incentive to be more in detail instead of just collecting the standard amount of points for the review. Plus we work hard for those, but perhaps they be assigned to someone to verify the picture is legitimate and being posted on the correct page?
12/16/2012
edenguy edenguy
Yes this should be policed.
12/16/2012
Trysexual Trysexual
Quote:
Originally posted by deltalima
I didn't know people were uploading other people's pictures.
I didn't know this either.

Rather than get rid of the points system, I think the points should be awarded for uploading photos to your review (currently this is not the case) or in both places at least.. I put a lot of time into doing my photos well and it enhances the reviews. EF puts my photos on the product page currently (even before I publish my reviews), but I don't get the points for uploading them, because I am uploading them to my review page.

SO to combat that I am uploading the photos to the product page too to get the pts I deserve.
12/16/2012
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
It got really bad on the "Ghost dildo" page....I just reported it for a second time, actually.
12/16/2012
StayAtHomeAsh StayAtHomeAsh
Quote:
Originally posted by Trysexual
I didn't know this either.

Rather than get rid of the points system, I think the points should be awarded for uploading photos to your review (currently this is not the case) or in both places at least.. I put a lot of time into doing my ...
YES!!! I hate having to upload them first if I remember. It would be nice if we were putting them directly in reviews to have a higher limit, too.
12/16/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I do agree that people posting images they got off Google (or some other image search) is pretty wrong in most cases, I didn't even realize people were doing that.

When I upload pictures, it's usually to a review so I don't even get points for it, but the pictures you upload ought to be ones you actually took.
12/16/2012
StayAtHomeAsh StayAtHomeAsh
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I do agree that people posting images they got off Google (or some other image search) is pretty wrong in most cases, I didn't even realize people were doing that.

When I upload pictures, it's usually to a review so I don't even ...
Why don't you upload your images first and then add them to your review?
12/16/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Meh, the google images etc don't hurt me, so I don't get bothered by them
12/16/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by StayAtHomeAsh
Why don't you upload your images first and then add them to your review?
Didn't know I could do that until I read this thread actually. But I will keep it in mind when I start on my next review. =3
12/16/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
Yeah, that's not too fair.
12/16/2012
Bleu Bleu
If I wanted pictures from google then I'd google. You can't right an honest review and use other people's pictures.
12/16/2012
StayAtHomeAsh StayAtHomeAsh
Quote:
Originally posted by KyotoAngel
Didn't know I could do that until I read this thread actually. But I will keep it in mind when I start on my next review. =3
When you upload them to the site first, once you go to write your review they automatically come up in the box for you to choose which one to insert where. It's really nice.
12/16/2012
StayAtHomeAsh StayAtHomeAsh
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
If I wanted pictures from google then I'd google. You can't right an honest review and use other people's pictures.
Not everyone is using the images for reviews, just to get points. I haven't seen any reviews with Google images yet. I can't imagine that someone would spend time on a review and then not take their own pictures.

But like I said, I've added a couple of Google images when I've found one that helped me a lot in deciding to purchase, like comparing size or showing other attachments. I usually don't do it and only add my own pictures but there are small cases where I see that it could be OK.

Definitely not OK to post desktop background images and camping pictures to product pictures, though.

The naive part of me wonders to some degree if maybe some people actually think they are uploading their own personal pictures to their own page for show? But then I think... no that doesn't make sense.
12/16/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I don't like it when people do stock photo's I can see them anywhere. I can assure you that I take all of my own photo's and they are of the toys.
12/16/2012
MasqueVivi MasqueVivi
I have noticed and it honestly doesn't bother me so much but I'm not saying everyone should chill out about it. It's not a right thing and I think people should be able to flag things like that for sure.
12/16/2012
amenti amenti
I always take product photos as soon as my package arives and upload them daily. I haven't really noticed the problems you talk about but I do think it would be useful to be able to flag certain pics that are completely unrealted, etc.
I personally love taking photos of my toys, it allows me to show em off online since I'm too embarrsed to normally show off my collection in real life lol.
12/16/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I would say something
12/16/2012
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