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I was going through the very boring feed yesterday when I came across THIS
I read it through and clicked on Spotlight On Groups

I almost choked! Scroll all the way to the bottom and Read the last Paragraph! It states the following All groups featured in our monthly spotlights will receive a $100 Redbubble voucher code to use however you wish within your group. Throw your biggest, most exciting challenge yet or buy some group swag – the choice is yours, but we know you’™ll continue to do great things for your group.

At one spotlight a month and thousands of groups here on RB, tell me what the chances are of hitting the jackpot to be spotlighted? Or, how many of us will actually live to see the day their group is selected? Tell me? How long? Figure it out mathematically! There are somewhere around 2650 groups here, divide that by 12 per year, it will take approximately 212 months to get around to spotlighting all groups! Oh we all might see the day! LOL!

And the $100.00 they will give…how does a host of groups with hundreds of members truly give the members an equal chance to capture this bonus from RB as gratitude for the millions they have made on the sales from the members over the years? They will honor the group once in a lifetime? Big Deal! Does the host say to the members “we will have a challenge, and if there is a tie we will do it over and over until there is no tie”…or until everyone withdraws from total boredom? How much time do they expect the hosts to add on to already many hours working in groups to compensate for their inept running of this site, only to glorify them in the end! Where does the spotlight truly fall? Not on members of the groups, but on RB, as always! Or shall we as hosts, should our group ever be chosen, award One Member that $100.00 for being the Best Member? How does one do that and not slight the others in the group if it were even possible? There are many wonderfully talented people in my groups who keep the level of artistry at an all time high…I should select just one?

FYI…I am staying here on RB ONLY to run my groups, to support my members, to give them a little something to be proud of (yeah and maybe to have my say here once in a while as well!). However, should one of my groups ever be chosen for this false display of righteousness by being spotlighted I will have nothing to do with their glorification of thin air! If my members choose, they may join in the fun, personally I hate funerals and will not participate!

Furthermore, if RB has an objection to any of my images in protest of their actions, or my words…I say to you, come right to the source, ME, in the public light so the entire community will see and hear both sides verbatim! Perhaps I will find a $1.00 Voucher for you if you can find the time and the courage to face these issues in public!

Have a wonderful day everyone, hope this brings some enlightenment to a very deceptive situation! And yes, if it were not deceptive, why then did RB not make that announcement of the spotlight of the month more readily noticeable to everyone! Again, they take advantage of knowing many will never read the little blurbs they send up in the feed to the community!

All images of stock courtesy of Bluesee of DeviantArt.com

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  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 1 year ago

    Wonderful creation Pamela, I hope it will be saved ! love, xxo

  • Would be nice to think it will somehow not sink, we will see. Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    As a writer, I never get the opportunity to receive any of the vouchers which seem to only go towards the artists/photographers. Yet my grand joys come from people’s comments and features and acknowlegements. It makes me very thankful that I don’t get caught up in RB’s politics. These changes don’t affect me one iota. Perhaps we can become creative in giving recognition to these fine artists and photographers that will allow them to benefit in spite of RB’s actions.

  • Perhaps, but that would take work on the part of RB…not likely!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Not much I can say that you haven’t already said! I agree 110% Who can disagree with this? Only some one with their head up someones posterior. Well done, well said, well presented Sis

  • Thanks so much for your input, good to see others agree.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 1 year ago

    Stunning work Pamela

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 1 year ago

    SO cool, Pamela! I’ve been MIA lately and have missed so much of your work….love this one! So creative and colorful! It is truly a Pamela image! Wonderful!

  • I will not be presenting any further work here…am moving my work to another site and working on my web site…I am here only for my groups now. Thanks for viewing this.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 1 year ago

    OMG! YES to everything you have said……..I too feel very responsible to my groups, and see each member as the human being they each are, entitled to recognition and and respect. Thanks for being here, Pamela. Brava and Kudos ♥ How about an image next time of going down the toilet.. the loo, the bog, the outhouse, the throne… etc….

  • I just may do an image up just for you (well for me too…relieves some of my frustrations)! So watch for the loo to appear with that red bubble being flushed! LOL! Thanks Heather!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    wow! what an amazing creation!!!!! Please stay on RedBubble, your inspiration and art and integrity is so valuable!!!!!

  • Thank you…for now I need to be away for the most part. Will stop in to do my groups and make comments here and there for support of those who remain here. My needs are for further healing right now on a special journey I must take.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • wolftinz
    wolftinzover 1 year ago

    Pamela, Having lived through the demise of Webshots, I am saddened to RB’s decline. i will miss your work, but as a relative newbie I am glad to hear you will still host. I hope things can be turned around, perhaps by merging duplicated groups and increasing submission standards, the best of this site can be saved.

  • I am taking a well needed break for now…will continue in my groups and do the best I can there! Thanks much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    Hello Pamela… Lucky you..haha
    I won last week the lottery…together with 187.500 others. They calculate it for me, I get 5 whole Euro..!
    Dont worry, Be Happy…sniff..lol
    BTW, very nice picture and good writing about it..!
    Jan

  • Thank you Jan…be well!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 1 year ago

    hell Pamela,
    I’m only staying on Rb because I have so many good friend here, apart from that it is now worth nothing,

  • Hard decision as to leave or to stay my friend, for now I am just doing groups and some comments.

    – Pamela Phelps

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