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Topic: Second Content
TheArtOfVikki Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 1:56:25 PM
Jerry wrote:
I think initially they might have been onto good idea and at some point it went off the rails, perhaps because lack of communication between departments and designers, and it became something else. They might be trying to do too much at once and it isn't being woven together properly.

I think that, for now anyway, they need to isolate all of the secondary content to the Create tool and leave them out of the design tool and abandon the royalty "sharing" idea. They need to better implement the Create tool for what it is intended, customers, and leave the design tool and customization options to the designer of the respective published products.

Amen

Dear Zazzle,

Before we close down for two weeks, I really wish you would rethink this. I don't like it. On so many levels. The biggest one may be the pitting of two groups of designers, the Primary Content people vs. the Secondary Content people, against each other. That's just cruel.

I don't like the forced royalty share for the addition of what may indeed be Free images, eventually Free font pairings I reckon, and possible downright stolen content. I don't like how easy it is to add a new Secondary Content background that may not even be visible to the customer because it slides in behind an existing background. Even if the customer is aware and wants to do the right thing, it's tough to figure out how to remove the dang Secondary Content background. I don't like how the Primary Content person becomes a footnote once the Secondary Content is added, and then they share the "Designed By" or "This product contains artwork by" attribution.

There's a lot that makes me uneasy about all of it. I am SO glad I did not apply to be a Create Tool Designer which would have in turn made me a now Secondary Content provider in the Marketplace Design Tool, shaving pennies off my fellow designer's products, with them not having the ability to say yes or no to it, if their posted product allows customization. All of mine do. Zazzle encouraged us to post products for sale that way, because customers love going in and tweaking. But now it's backfiring.

Dear Zazzle, you guys know how much I adore you. Please take the holiday break to ponder this. I just... I think it's not a good business model based on your history of supporting and uplifting your artists and designers. Now you have created, pardon the pun, two classes in the designer community. Those who take a share of the profit of others and those who don't. It makes me quite sad.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all and to all, a good night.
Topic: Second Content
TheArtOfVikki Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 1:56:25 PM
Jerry wrote:
I think initially they might have been onto good idea and at some point it went off the rails, perhaps because lack of communication between departments and designers, and it became something else. They might be trying to do too much at once and it isn't being woven together properly.

I think that, for now anyway, they need to isolate all of the secondary content to the Create tool and leave them out of the design tool and abandon the royalty "sharing" idea. They need to better implement the Create tool for what it is intended, customers, and leave the design tool and customization options to the designer of the respective published products.

Amen

Dear Zazzle,

Before we close down for two weeks, I really wish you would rethink this. I don't like it. On so many levels. The biggest one may be the pitting of two groups of designers, the Primary Content people vs. the Secondary Content people, against each other. That's just cruel.

I don't like the forced royalty share for the addition of what may indeed be Free images, eventually Free font pairings I reckon, and possible downright stolen content. I don't like how easy it is to add a new Secondary Content background that may not even be visible to the customer because it slides in behind an existing background. Even if the customer is aware and wants to do the right thing, it's tough to figure out how to remove the dang Secondary Content background. I don't like how the Primary Content person becomes a footnote once the Secondary Content is added, and then they share the "Designed By" or "This product contains artwork by" attribution.

There's a lot that makes me uneasy about all of it. I am SO glad I did not apply to be a Create Tool Designer which would have in turn made me a now Secondary Content provider in the Marketplace Design Tool, shaving pennies off my fellow designer's products, with them not having the ability to say yes or no to it, if their posted product allows customization. All of mine do. Zazzle encouraged us to post products for sale that way, because customers love going in and tweaking. But now it's backfiring.

Dear Zazzle, you guys know how much I adore you. Please take the holiday break to ponder this. I just... I think it's not a good business model based on your history of supporting and uplifting your artists and designers. Now you have created, pardon the pun, two classes in the designer community. Those who take a share of the profit of others and those who don't. It makes me quite sad.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all and to all, a good night.
Topic: Trying a new Pinterest Pin style
TheArtOfVikki Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:52:20 PM
Thanks! On all counts.

Different views... like I did with the gift wrap sorta. No, it's a good point. The beauty of uploading unique pins vs single product pins pulled from the site is you can change them up so they are not duplicate content. So I can do another one tomorrow with the different views. And I just might!

Aww, you are most welcome. If they weren't good ideas I wouldn't stop and ponder.* Out of the box thinking is important and hey, it shakes my brain up too and I need that sometimes. And good ideas still need a little boost... we artists and designers might be rivals for sales but we are still in this together, right? :>

V

* I just want to clarify that I see lots of good ideas here in the forums but I don't post often. So just because I don't stop to say so doesn't mean I don't think a new idea is good. Just to clarify. Cause, ya' know... :>

Topic: Trying a new Pinterest Pin style
TheArtOfVikki Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:52:20 PM
Thanks! On all counts.

Different views... like I did with the gift wrap sorta. No, it's a good point. The beauty of uploading unique pins vs single product pins pulled from the site is you can change them up so they are not duplicate content. So I can do another one tomorrow with the different views. And I just might!

Aww, you are most welcome. If they weren't good ideas I wouldn't stop and ponder.* Out of the box thinking is important and hey, it shakes my brain up too and I need that sometimes. And good ideas still need a little boost... we artists and designers might be rivals for sales but we are still in this together, right? :>

V

* I just want to clarify that I see lots of good ideas here in the forums but I don't post often. So just because I don't stop to say so doesn't mean I don't think a new idea is good. Just to clarify. Cause, ya' know... :>

Topic: Trying a new Pinterest Pin style
TheArtOfVikki Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:43:17 AM
I like This or That pins too. Nice job. I voted on and pinned a couple.

Here's the second one I did, just today. Little more contrast.

Favorite Metallic Christmas Color Survey Pin

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