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