QUOTE(lulubelle @ Sep 1 2006, 09:21 PM) [snapback]23208[/snapback]
I think there is still something to prove, in order to get contributor status...or should everyone with a scanner get free access?
This is what the rules say:
"Contributor - Someone who has contributed sufficient resources
and/or covers/labels, but has not yet reached Artist status."
So yes, there are indeed "contributors" who upload largely, if not all, scanned covers. We have a number of extremely prolific uploaders in this category. We also have folks who largely upload posters etc - and again, if they are suitably prolific, they can gain "contributor" status.
The other point with scans is that the uploader is very often not the creator - this is evident when I receive the same cover from a number of uploaders over a short space in time. It it obvious that this has been downloaded from the same source. And posters, by their very nature, have probably been downloaded from somewhere else.
Now, if you wanna comment on these things in WIP, that's cool, although it would be a first for a site like this. But these things are already checked for quality ( a large number of our rejections are scans),and other than reducing the number of scans and posters that are submitted to the site, I don't see what effect WIPing them would have. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/chin.gif