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Red Bubble's Newest Host's Headache

So this morning I went to post my Group Features. Wouldn’t you know it another new change. Before we could click on the View Info for the Artworks thumbnail and get it’s number as well as it’s name and have all it’s information needed to feature it. However that number no longer coincides with the Artworks actual number so now on you must actually open each Artwork individually in order to get it’s correct number in order to feature it’! No nice all in one stop to make it quick and easy. Hey what do us hosts know about anything, why check and ask us about what works and what doesn’t? Why don’t we matter when we are the ones hosting the Groups, doing the Features and whatever else to help boost The Red Bubble cause? I’ve loved doing this for a long time and have tried to adjust to the changes but seriously they are driving me out with unsolicited changes that make an unpaid job harder at every turn. It seems to me we are going backwards …. working at making the job harder instead of easier.

Comments

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucasabout 3 years ago

    Leslie,

    Have you raised this on the Friends of RedBubble site, or in the Help Section. I made reference to the headaches of moderating in one post, but without details I can’t provide specifics (the grey banner was the point). I did notice on my stuff they have instituted the automatig Clear GIF overlay, which is annoying for me when I want to copy my images quickly and easily.

  • Hi Al: Yes I posted on Friends of Red Bubble as well Al. What a frustration they are creating with THEIR CHANGES Advance choices the we had mad all had to be tracked down and redone as well. Talk about time eaters…… I haven’t run into the clear GIF overlay yet . Where is this going to end. Where is this all going to end. At some point they are or SHOULD start paying attention to those of us that actually work in the trenches!!!!

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Woepi
    Woepiabout 3 years ago

    I’m new in hosting and i don’t understand your problems. (i have no comparation in how it was) The featuring is very easy. Putting a banner is easy when you have a ready made link copy.
    I made this copy before and leave it somewhere easy to find.
    If i want to copy something like a new banner I just uncheck the: Discourage people from right-clicking or saving my images by placing a transparent image over the top of them and i can copy everything in the old way.
    in my profile settings. and i can copy everything what is my own.

    Maby it can be of help to you. Hope so.
    Greetings Woepi

  • Woepi some of us hosts prepare our features in advance especially when there are two or three of us in one group doing say "Thursday Features.* We had used a format to prechoose so that feature day was a simple copy and paste procedure. The RB changes have now made this a complicated task instead of a one click procedure. You are talking something different then I am describing. but I sure appreciate your input as everything helps :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 3 years ago

    Hi Al: Yes I posted on Friends of Red Bubble as well Al. What a frustration they are creating with THEIR CHANGES Advance choices the we had mad all had to be tracked down and redone as well. Talk about time eaters…… I haven’t run into the clear GIF overlay yet . Where is this going to end. Where is this all going to end. At some point they are or SHOULD start paying attention to those of us that actually work in the trenches!!!!

  • Woepi
    Woepiabout 3 years ago

    Aha, i understand what you mean. I do the same but. I do it different:

    I just pull the pictures out in a new e-mail letter ( select and pull no copy and paste needeed)

    In the e-mail letter I shift them around to make the composition. I save the letter in concept and they are still there when i open the letter again.
    I can send an email to somebody containing those thumbnails.
    I don’t have to change any settings to do this.
    Try it. If you want i b-mail you my email adress to test it.
    Greetings Woepi

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 3 years ago

    I am not sure Leslie, that a lot of hosts use the way we do to choose our features. We have a slick method using the # of the image that used to be found in the thumbnail. So I chose 8 images in a group last night to feature and they were all wrong. They do not coincide with the image URL in any way. Now we have to actually open the image to copy the image # from the URL. What is the point of this change? Now we have to do more work to choose our features in advance, or when we have a challenge and want to feature the top 10. what took 10 minutes before, now takes 30.

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