- New members get 5 initial upload slots.
- Then, you have a 1 upload limit + 1 per level gained. (Max 5 per day)
- Subscribers get 5 bonus uploads per day on top of that.
- It's a 24-hour scale.
- We encourage you to upload your finest work that you're proud of, thus help maintaining the quality of work across Shadowness.
- Ensure that you give equal opportunity to all members for exposure.
- Allow time for your work to get recognition and feedback.
- With the limit, we can avoid spamming.
Maybe You should set different upload limit to different designers. For example, I think that photographer must have 10+ uploads, web designer — 5 or less, graphic designer — 7 etc. What's You think about it?
Okay, so what about this:
every new member has 6 free upload-slots on his first day to get to know the place and to upload some of his best works.
After the first day we lower it to 1 for a level 0 (probably someone who has already uploaded 6 good works will be around level 2 or 3 already on the next day anyway)
I think that the first upload of 6 pictures and then lowering to 1 is too harsh. Perhaps raising the limit to 3 per day would be interesting. I have already seen snapshots around here and that is one thing that I wouldn't like to see happening here. Definitely 10 per day is too much. :(
I agree with 10 a day. There are quite a few artist like myself who already have an existing gallery but would love more exposure here. In the the beginning I uploaded maybe around 4 - 5 a day, I don't want to spam so much either and give time so people can see my work. I think 10 is a good amount. Now that I don't have newer work, I won't upload like 10, maybe 1 or 2 maybe over a span of a week unless I have like a series or something. On deviantART even when you upload more than 2 a day I find your artwork will get overlooked because it is just too much.
To maintain quality I think 2 a day is good for those who already have a blooming gallery. It's just knowing how much exposure you know your work can get, but I don't think you should restrict others who do have a need for uploading up to 10 as there are so many variations in art genres and how quickly you can produce a piece. I do agree with Meng.
I like the upload limit. It even seems like it might be good to keep some kind of upload limit for subscribers (I know that probably wouldn't work due to people not wanting to buy a sub if they still couldn't upload without limits) because someone who bought a subscription could still flood with low quality work. I love shadowness because they have high standards, I hope it stays that way!!
The one upload does seem TOO restrictive. Maybe you could go midway and reduce it to 5?
I think it's cool with 10 images per day, if it can be lower than that it would be better. That way everyone will think better before uploading, choosing only the best works or those works that the artist like the most.
Just for some first time user feedback, My fiancee showed me SN, and thusly invited me to it which bumped her to level 2. So on her first day she had a +1 to the upload limit. I don't know if that has a negative effect, however on my first day on SN I uploaded 6 pieces and I felt as if I had a lot of freedom, as a first time user I would of accepted a limit as low as 3. From my experience a lower upload limit on first time users might encourage them (after reaching the upload limit) to explore the rest of the site.
I have an issue. When I upload, it says I have 11 remaining for the day, however no matter how many times I try, none of my newer work is uploaded. Idk if I misunderstood the guidelines or if it's a glitch.
i think 1 per day is more than enough and if there are new users who have a large portflio they can contact the staff and show them there portfolio and then the staff would increase there limit for a day so they can upload...just a thought
We've heard the voice of the members, and collectively, we believe that by restricting the upload limit, it will improve the overall quality of the site, leaving more time for members to think about uploading the best of their work. New members now have a 5 upload slots. Then, you have 1 upload limit per day plus 1 extra for each level you gain to a maximum of 5. Subscribers will automatically receive a bonus of 5 uploads on top of that!
I would like to make a suggestion. The lower upload limit is a great idea, however I'd like to suggest that scrap submissions not count toward this total or there be a seperate upload limit for scraps.
what about the ones who would like to get their galleries built up ( ie where work has already been created) i know with those who weren't subscribing took advantage of the limit of 10 a day,but i guess not everyone was uploading more than 3 a day
it should have still been kept to unlimited for subscribers and may be 5 a day or less for ones who didn't on the other hand if its about keeping the quality high then i think that is happening.
I think we're looking for a balance. This is of course a community decision and many felt that 5 or 10 were more than enough for everyone, subscribers included. Obviously, we value your feedback as a subscriber. :)
Woww cool, I agree with lower upload limit. This way we will pick the best one first and off course our artworks got more time to be exposed. Even I don't mind if the limit only 1 photos or 2 photos a day as a subscriber. Because for me the more important thing is quality. And that way, the artwork got more chances to be seen & got critics & comments from other.
I must honestly say that I'm very happy with the restricted amount of works someone can upload. Even though I have a somewhat large portfolio already (not as huge as some people, but still...) I could also easily live with only 1 or 2 extra uploads per day (or even none at all) for being a subscriber. I think there aren't a lot of people who produce more works each day then they could upload, so eventually, a user will catch up.
You could also consider to offer additional uploads for, say, $1,- per extra slot or something like that (with that, I mean a price low enough to make it interesting to transfer a complete existing portfolio and high enough to create a threshold for those people who use sites like this to store their mobile phone shots and stuff like that). For serious artists who earn a living with their art, the amount might not be a problem at all to get their initial portfolio up here, and if it is a problem, they can still eventually get there by having a little patience and upload the designated amount each day in the normal way :)
I am a bit confused about the 24 hour scale for uploads. The first time I uploaded my work on the site, it was early afternoon my time and I did the same the following day but recently I cannot upload until quite late in the evening. It seems as though the time keeps getting later and later for permission to upload. Last night I uploaded at around 6:30 my time and here it is past 7:30 and I still do not have permission to upload. Any ideas?
Please, help! I am new here, and somehow I managed to upload the same photo 2 times, and it happened to 2 images, and I can't erase them. Id there a possibility to erase that or it has to stay like that?
uhm quick question. i have several days of uploaded images that uploaded but are not visible anywhere but the gallery... i was curious why even though i designate an album they are not making it there... or am i doing something incorrect?
I think this is a great concept to prevent getting flooded by mostly great work without havin the eye and time left to really look at it. I´m really happy about this and like to watch your galleries without thinking that in the next second there a 2 million new work coming :)
At first I wasn't so sure I liked the upload limit, but I can definitely see there are more pros than cons to the idea. Also means once someone who has a lot of art already done joins, there won't be 20-30 submissions all at once.
To those who complained that they can't upload photos if it's either too big or too small, I suggest you to resize your photos in a photo editor softwares like photoshop or simply in paint. I've also encountered that before and what I did was to find out the equivalent of 3 MB to pixels. Still, it depends on the format in which pixels are stored, according to google. :) Try google your questions.
I tried that before and was effective, anyway.