Dont join this photography site!!!!

3 years 7 months ago #624227 by Stefan-Olsson
You have been warned.....lol

I spent about 6 hours yesterday staring at my computer screen and updating...

Fun, but can be addicting.


gurushots.com/challenges/open


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3 years 7 months ago #624503 by Khelm
I tried this website/app for one challenge.  I don't think very highly of it.  Its basically a pay-to-play game.  The more money you spend the more opportunities you have to get your photo near the top/first voting page.  IMO no one is actually voting on quality.  They do not want to spend time scrolling through several pages of photos to find one to like, especially, when they have to do it over and over again to keep your meter high so their own photo would be more visible.  It felt as if you are only seen if you use the special key/power ups (sorry, I do not remember what they call them).  Also, the users who have a certain status and can create the challenges get to vote their own special picks within their challenge... some of the ones chosen weren't even thematically correct to the challenge.  Just my two cents


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3 years 7 months ago #624505 by Mark Hossack
I've been giving it a try over the last few days. It does require a lot of maintenance to get voted for. I tried a boost and picked up 50 votes in half an hour and then the votes just dropped off so the visibility side of it is important. A lot of the images also don't seem to fit the challenge they are in and that makes it harder to vote for anything meaningful at times.

Not a bad site but I'm not likely to be using it for much longer.


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