QUOTE(chefjoe @ Jul 6 2006, 02:14 AM) [snapback]10855[/snapback]
Why are people being givin access (full) for uploading other people's covers? Last night I counted at least 12 covers with the help of an artist member that were posted as someone else's work
Just to complete this thread, and because I was responsible for granting Artist status to the person you are talking about, I feel I should give you the full facts.
During the last week, we have been inundated with covers and labels, and that is obviously a reflection of how eager some folks are to gain access to the gallery.
Lots of these have been of pretty poor quality, and simply indicate that many people either don't (or due to language difficulties - can't) read the upload rules. A quick perusal of the number of error notices I have posted in the last few days will give you an insight to just how bad some of the stuff has been!
The individual in question, however, was NOT in that category. He uploaded between 30 and 40 excellent covers, ALL of which are his own work. They are credited specifically as such. And the quality is first class.
And as they are all in German, and we have relatively few good covers being produced for German movies, I felt it would be a suitable action to move that person into the Artist's group. As far as I was concerned, he had "proved himself", and he would be an asset to the site.
Unfortunately (and I put this down, in some part, to that individual's very poor command of english), he was so pleased to be given the title, he felt he had to contribute much more to the site.
And so he did, but unfortunately he upped a number of covers that were not his, although pretty much all of them WERE credited to the correct creator.
I PMed him about this, and he promised to be more careful in the future. Unfortunately, he then upped a number of labels containing holes - again, not what we would expect of an Artist on the site, but again, possibly simply a language problem.
And so we took the decision to alter his status to that of contributor, which means his work has to be approved, and hopefully we can therefore check any such mistakes that he may make in the future.
But to brand that person as some sort of "opportunist" would be wrong.
There are certainly people who are cynically upping a few "borrowed" covers to try to gain access to the gallery, and Bazzah and I are in full agreement regarding the measures we are prepared to take to stop that practice.
Please rest assured that we do, and will continue to strive to make this the best coversite on the net. With your help, we can do it! (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif