a logon issue!<<<chaged this post name for timely reasons

I have a few questions!

Friday, April 24, 2009 by sublime20 | Discussion: New Releases

I think something must be wrong............................

My new logon was rated a 5 star but yet its only visible as a 2 1/2 - 3 star............................

not only that but its not in the main gallery......i was told a while back that if a WALLPAPER wasnt good enough it was only posted on your profile...........................

Heres my LogonVista...(the link is also in the link attached to this post)::::::::::    https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=6057&libid=65

this isnt a wall paper!!!! and it isnt nearly as ugly as that wallpaper that i made that was hideous enough that they had to explain why it was profile only...................

 

My conclusion is that is that someone has it in for me at wincustomize................Thats the only explaination I have for a logon vista to be sanctioned to my profile only  

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Philly0381
Reply #1 Friday, April 24, 2009 11:50 AM

i believe that your concluslion is soley based upon one thing, you like your skin and can't see why the moderators don't.  As in wallpapers or any skin submitted it has to pass what has been established as the acceptable standard.

I'm not a skinner so I don't have any idea what could be the problem.  Did you receive an email with any kind of explanation? 

Sc4rfy
Reply #2 Friday, April 24, 2009 12:28 PM

The policy of WC count not only for the wallpapers but for all type of uploads...sometimes the rating don't reflect fully the work done...i can understand that you are angry but if all people open a thread for a rejected work is not correct

Don't scourage and go forward

sublime20
Reply #3 Friday, April 24, 2009 6:09 PM

ill just shutup.. thats what im supposed to do i guess ......I actually dont think that my stuff is greatly made myself but its definitely better than most other random stuff people put online

i know that my stuff isnt as good as the stuff that 500$ software can make... but its still stuff that alot of people still are learning in graphic design classes

sublime20
Reply #4 Friday, April 24, 2009 6:18 PM

Philly0381
i believe that your concluslion is soley based upon one thing, you like your skin and can't see why the moderators don't.  As in wallpapers or any skin submitted it has to pass what has been established as the acceptable standard.

I'm not a skinner so I don't have any idea what could be the problem.  Did you receive an email with any kind of explanation? 

 

 

naw,, they just said it was approved and was available at the link listed

my other logon Captractivation Blue, isnt nearly as unique or as reflective of my attention to detal as the one i am talking about... yet Captractivation Blue was in the main gallery

CarGuy1
Reply #5 Friday, April 24, 2009 6:30 PM

The star system is confusing. Each star counts as 2 stars for a total of 10. Your logon is 5 stars out of 10, which shows as 2.5 out of 5 on the page.

One thing I don't understand is why is it not counting up downloads. It shows zero downloads and I know that's not right because I downloaded it and checked it out before I commented. Perhaps they don't count up while in your personal page gallery.

Also....don't give up. I know it's been said countless times but, skin for yourself and share what you like.

2of3
Reply #6 Friday, April 24, 2009 7:03 PM

The star system is confusing. Each star counts as 2 stars for a total of 10. Your logon is 5 stars out of 10, which shows as 2.5 out of 5 on the page.

Or say it like this: Each half star is 1 point. 5 stars is thus 10 points. So a 5 point rating equals 2 1/2 stars

k10w3
Reply #7 Friday, April 24, 2009 7:03 PM

sublime20

my other logon Captractivation Blue, isnt nearly as unique or as reflective of my attention to detal as the one i am talking about... yet Captractivation Blue was in the main gallery


Unique and reflective of attention to detail don't always score high marks.  My Mardi Gras Windowblind was very unique, and I skinned every part of that puppy...it got me 1.5 stars, and after others rated it, that number went up to 2.  I totally understand how you feel...how the only explanation you can come up with, is that somebody who decides things, has it out for you...I wish I could tell you I know for sure they aren't, but I'm still sort of figuring out my way on that one, too.  I'm leaning more toward the "my tastes and those of the moderators are not in synch."  I don't skin for the moderators.  I skin for my own personal use and enjoyment, and I upload in case others might share the same tastes I do.

I think clean and overall usability score higher marks, so actually making something detailed and unique works against the star system.

As for "ill just shutup.. thats what im supposed to do i guess" -- don't ever do that.  You will learn nothing if you just shut up, and don't ask questions/voice your feelings.  I think there is a huge difference in voicing disappointment and confusion, which will lead to enlightenment and growth, and the posts by some people which are simply a bitch-and-ditch post meant to insult those they are in disagreement with.

Uvah
Reply #8 Friday, April 24, 2009 7:30 PM

     I agree withk 10w3. Never just shut up. Forums are about voicing opinions, tastes and what have you good or bad. 99.9 % of it is costructive criticism which is how I look at it. The very first wallpaper I made I did'nt think would do so well but actually went over very nicely. That was first time I ever uploaded to WC. I went on to do rainies and that got me hooked. They may not be the best but...there are those who pitched in and gave me the pointers and confidence to keep at it. I may not be doing anything at the moment but that'll change. Just do what you do to please your eye and if you want to share we are all the richer for it. Peace.

NightTrainthedark
Reply #9 Friday, April 24, 2009 7:32 PM

It is a 2 star logon at best. The sooner you accept that and stop blaming others for your faults the better off you will be.

Jafo
Reply #10 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:06 PM

I totally understand how you feel...how the only explanation you can come up with, is that somebody who decides things, has it out for you.

Actually....in spite of the best efforts of members to get the moderators offside, there actually IS NO instance of 'somebody who decides things having it out for you'.

When works are rejected, etc the email that is forwarded to the uploader is CC'd to the other moderators [and myself and Island Dog] so there is full transparency.  Running an eye over who is doing what to whom with regards to rejections, etc. is a simple matter and thus isn't ever an issue....

As someone mentioned previously....just skin for yourself.  Sometimes others [including the mods] will regard the works highly....sometimes they will not.  The same applies to everyone.

The option of having works go to your personal page is actually intended to reduce the number of outright rejections [as was the case prior to the feature being added] and applies to all the galleries, not 'just' the wallpapers...

sublime20
Reply #11 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:28 PM

ahh its cool!no biggie!!... just sitting back about to drink some brewskies when my wifee gets home...... so im chilled out about it... it just strikes me wierd..(the tastes of the moderators that is) it seems that thier taste for uploads changes from time to time.......Or maybe,,,, it is that you think you know what might be accepted, come to findout that your perception is not right.......leading to discuragement <<(i dont think i spelled it correctly)

Thanks k10w3 for your helpful insight and carguy as well for clearing the star system up for me.. i remember having this talk in another post at least a year ago........i just didnt get the concept because i thought they only said that wall papers (when not appealing to a mod's judgement) get place on you personal site for your own personal viewing......

 

@Night Train:::::  Im not blaming the mods........ the only reason i made that silly remark is because a few weeks to a month ago, i posted an article about a new skin i had finished but needed help with it.  It had like about 4-5 comments and I remember posting 1 other about a a day after that one that also had like 5+ comments and they both didnt even exist after the end of that week.......I then figured i was being picked on silently, because I heard from someone on here awhile back that mods can delete whole threads if they decide for themself that they do not like the topic.......just makes me wonder, "how'dit happin"

anyways... its ok....

Im all smiles!!! sublime20<<<<smiling so much he looks like those Daffy*ss b*stards on the enzite commercials

 

 

k10w3
Reply #12 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:31 PM


Actually....in spite of the best efforts of members to get the moderators offside, there actually IS NO instance of 'somebody who decides things having it out for you'.


I never said my paranoia was reasonable or logical, Jafo.  I never said it was the moderators who are the ones who decide things, either...it might be internet gremlins who mess up the configuration of my skins after they leave my computer, but before they reach the moderators.  Why should I settle for just being a little bit delusional, when I can go for totally, full-blown psychotic?  But as I said, I'm leaning more toward the "my tastes and those of the moderators are not in synch." 

I really do have a pink plastic flamingo on my front lawn.

RedneckDude
Reply #13 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:32 PM

I have learned in my few years here, that if people like your work, you will acquire a sort of "fanbase" for lack of a better term. If they really like your work, they will know where your personal site is and therefore they will find your Personal Page Elite work. If they don't like your work enough to find you at your personal page, then do better work, so they will.

Also, as was said before, skin for you, if they like it, they will use it, if not, let them use someone else's or make their own.

 

I wish this to be known of me:  

 

Most of you know what I have dealt with recently , site problems, nick problems, you name it. I don't care if I get my download counts back or not. My reason for skinning is not for download counts. I skin what I like, the way I like, and as I said, if they like it, cool. If not, I still do. I shared, it's up to the community from there.

vStyler
Reply #14 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:35 PM

It is a 2 star logon at best. The sooner you accept that and stop blaming others for your faults the better off you will be

I have to agree. If you make a logon that is genuinly worth 5 stars, it'll probably get rated 5 stars.

Also, using all caps in your title is a bit annoying to be honest.

WOM
Reply #15 Friday, April 24, 2009 8:55 PM

Jafo touched on the personel pages.  Let me say this, before something can be sent to the personel page, 3 moderators must agree thats where it belongs.  Its not up to any one mod.

Jafo
Reply #16 Friday, April 24, 2009 9:30 PM

leading to discuragement <<(i dont think i spelled it correctly)

discouragement .... Spell checker ...

I really do have a pink plastic flamingo on my front lawn.

Groovy, man....I want one too...

I don't care if I get my download counts back or not.

Patience, grasshopper....it will be done...

 

boss0190
Reply #17 Friday, April 24, 2009 10:17 PM

I takes 0% talent to make a Vista logon...find a wallpaper and do it..tons of people are making their claim to fame with them. Yours looks pretty bad and not worth the download....sorry...

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Friday, April 24, 2009 11:04 PM

Patience, grasshopper....it will be done...

LOL....I ain't no download whore!!!     

Fuzzy Logic
Reply #19 Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:44 AM

Forums are about voicing opinions, tastes and what have you good or bad

True. As someone who has been skinning for the last ten years, I do know a little bit, and my opinion is that this logon is not worth more than 1½ stars.

amitsaran
Reply #20 Saturday, April 25, 2009 3:54 AM

You wrote the same at my "Reflections" logon sublime20 and I have alredy answered it there, maybe you did not check it - Reflections logon studio vista.

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