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    Quote Originally Posted by B.K. Conn View Post
    You can't spam vote if the images randomly generate (2) at a time out of a pool of thousands of images. Statistically very very hard to do.
    Except that when you start, where will you suddenly get thousand images? I mean if the point is for artists to get their own art "judged" they will have to post it, and at the start there hardly is thousands of images, (unless you yourself/the owner of the site post some random art there which would kinda defeat any purpose this place would have) which will increase the chance of repeating images quite a bit.
    And with thousands of images we'd then be likely to have the problem I mentioned in my previous comments, that the statistics would be skewed by the randomizer and any votes or non-votes wouldn't tell anything.
    Like Arshes said, what's the purpose? What are the artists supposed to take from the votes they get or don't get?
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    Good feedback, thanks guys. What about this same idea only with photography? or maybe just as a general social network? The question has come up, whats the purpose. The purpose would be a sense on random discovery of images people upload to the network and to capture peoples opinions/preferences of the images as they explore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.K. Conn View Post
    There must be a better solution than the current art sharing social networks: dribbble, behance, deviantart. If you could have an art social network do anything what would you want it to do that is different?
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    If I want to be exposed to random BUT GOOD images I'll go to Lines and Colors.
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    Hello all

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    Wouldn't it be better to make something that encourages people to create rather than to bring fourth existing creations?

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    Make a game that challenge users to create art under certain conditions (30 sec pose of a specific subject etc) the image created could be then used in a friendly competition or for feedback-based RPG progression.

    On the Technical side could make use of HTML5 Canvas based Drawing apps.
    Because what is created is created and contained within the app it would be honest and would keep the experience positive instead of butchering people's life work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QueenGwenevere View Post
    2. People get their friends to mass-vote on their submissions, so the person with the biggest pool of "friends" automatically outranks anyone with fewer friends, regardless of the quality of submissions... (Happens in popularity-vote contests ALL. THE. TIME. Even on the community activities here, I've seen people urge all their offsite FB and DA friends to come vote on their entries, and behold, those entries suddenly get a mysterious flood of votes...)
    I've seen a lot of good entries that don't get many/any votes. It is one of the reasons a lot of people do the challenges, but don't submit to the finals.
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    B.K., face it, you Brilliant Idea™ ain't so brilliant, or at least that's the consensus here. But hey, don't let us stop you, if you manage to raise the venture capital that actually starting an enterprise like this would require, it takes off, and you become the Mark Zuckerberg of the online art world, boy howdy, won't we feel stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    it takes off, and you become the Mark Zuckerberg of the online art world, boy howdy, won't we feel stupid.
    Only about *puts thumb, index finger together* this stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Only about *puts thumb, index finger together* this stupid.
    That's because it's only *puts thumb, index finger together* this likely.

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    This already exists. It's called Saatchi Online.
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    Great feedback, thank you guys. It really does help. Because I have some funding and the resources to go to work making a tool for you guys, and this feedback is exactly what we need, great stuff, ty.

    If I could develop any sort of social network for artists/photographers/illustrators/creative users/image sharing what would you have it do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightandDark View Post
    Hello all

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    Wouldn't it be better to make something that encourages people to create rather than to bring fourth existing creations?

    Example:
    Make a game that challenge users to create art under certain conditions (30 sec pose of a specific subject etc) the image created could be then used in a friendly competition or for feedback-based RPG progression.

    On the Technical side could make use of HTML5 Canvas based Drawing apps.
    Because what is created is created and contained within the app it would be honest and would keep the experience positive instead of butchering people's life work.
    This is some excellent feedback! very good brainstorming, we just might put these ideas to work. I must confess, I would love to put tools together that you guys would use creatively into our software, and you guys are giving us some fab feedback tyvm.



    What if the social network connected you with new creative friends based on the images you voted for?

    Or perhaps linked employers (who have a different account) with your profile because of the images they voted for led them to you?
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    I like how there is still no purpose to this.
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