[Clipart] August2010 Clip Art Package & future suggestions

jon at rejon.org jon at rejon.org
Fri Jul 16 01:24:57 PDT 2010

sports2010 is a good tag. simplest the better.

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 1:24 AM, jon at rejon.org <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> Yes, bassel is adding back the star/favoriting system so that people
> can rate the cliparts...that is a great way to find out quality. Also,
> that will allow us to not have judges and instead allow for the
> highest rated to be featured.
> Jon
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM, Brad Phillips <brad at bradphillips.org> wrote:
>> Leonardo,
>> Thanks for the feedback!
>> Yes, I agree that the themes need to be put out there more.  The logo
>> contest is the perfect example of what strong advertising on the landing
>> page can do.  We are working to incorporate a place where current contests,
>> themes can exist on the home page.  I think this will exponentially grow our
>> themed packages.
>> I also agree that the number of individual downloads is too biased a stat to
>> use in determining a reward, if there is a need for this feature.  I like
>> the idea of a rating system.  I believe we are working on incorporating a
>> 'Like' feature to submitted clip arts.
>> I think the best route to go, for now, is to begin announcing the new themes
>> on the landing page and try and drive more traffic and awareness to the
>> themes.  If we're still not seeing the growth we'd like, we can begin to
>> think about this artist of the month idea.
>> Cheers,
>> +Brad
>> On Jul 14, 2010, at 8:09 PM, Leonardo Cunha wrote:
>> Brad,
>> I like the idea of "outdoor sports" or even "sports". The "sports2010" tag
>> looks good, I am not sure about "outdoor_sports_2010", maybe it is too long.
>> This is only my opinion...
>> Maybe I am wrong, but I am pretty sure that if the themes are well
>> announced, more people will participate, even if there is no "extra glory".
>> Any way, I am not against the rewards.
>> About the reward based on the number of downloads, it is important to
>> remember two things:
>> 1) as you said, the images submitted first probably will get more hits;
>> 2) as I previously noted, users can easily increase a counter by refreshing
>> the clipart page or using software to do that.
>> The idea of using quantity and quality of submissions as criteria are
>> viable. Maybe a balance between the two. Or even two separate results: the
>> best clipart and the user that submitted more cliparts.
>> A poll or some kind of rating system would be great to choose the best
>> clipart.
>> Best regards,
>> Leonardo Cunha
>> 2010/7/14 Brad Phillips <brad at bradphillips.org>
>>> Everyone,
>>> I want to send out my thanks to those who've contributed to the new
>>> monthly package releases.  I hope we can continue to grow these releases and
>>> push for new content!
>>> I've been wondering about next month's release.  August seems to be a bit
>>> of an "in-between" month, as far as seasonal or holiday themes are
>>> concerned.  I think this might be a good opportunity to branch out into a
>>> themed package that is a bit broader in scope.  What are your thoughts on
>>> possible themes for this new package release?  In researching notable events
>>> in August, I keep coming back to the kickoff of the American football
>>> season.  American football seems a bit specific to me, though, so I was
>>> thinking maybe we could announce an "Outdoor Sports 2010" theme that would
>>> also be somewhat tied to the seasons we're in.
>>> Do you think continuing with the theme/year tagging structure is still
>>> appropriate at this point (i.e. outdoor_sports_2010 or sports2010)?
>>> Also, I have been trying to think about ways of getting more artists
>>> involved in these new content pushes each month, and I wanted to propose a
>>> few ideas to you all.
>>> Firstly, I think a great way to entice new work from existing members is
>>> to devise a rewards system for those contributions.  Does anyone think it
>>> could be appropriate to incorporate an "Artist of the Month" feature for
>>> each OCAL release?  Perhaps a major contributing artist to the previous
>>> month's package could be featured in the next month's announcements, as well
>>> as occupying a portion of the landing page on Open Clip Art Library.  I know
>>> that contributing artist are already featured, via the "Artists" tab, but
>>> this is rather generic and dependent on amount of uploads and the length of
>>> time the user has been registered, rather than the quality or persistence of
>>> their contributions, in the current landscape.
>>> Some questions I have about this solution involve the selection of the
>>> 'Artist of the Month.'  How would this happen?  Could it be based on number
>>> of downloads that particular works have attained within the package for that
>>> month?  This seems a little biased to me, as the first uploaded works of the
>>> package have the most exposure & time to attain downloads.  Could each
>>> artist's number of original (non-remixed) uploads for that month be
>>> incorporated in the selection?  Could there simply be nominations each
>>> month, via the mailing list?  Could there be a poll on the packages page
>>> asking users who've downloaded the package to nominate their favorite works?
>>>  Or could it be based on ratings of individual clip arts?
>>> I also think that infrequent or passive users may not even realize these
>>> packages are open for submissions, at this point.  Perhaps, the 'Artist of
>>> the Month' homepage link could begin to spread word about the themed
>>> packages, or maybe we could simply announce each new package (in similar
>>> ways that we've done with the logo design contest) on the front page.
>>> If we can get general consensus on these ideas, I would be more than happy
>>> to begin implementing them in the next release!
>>> Cheers,
>>> +Brad
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