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    Exclamation Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    Hi ladies- I see that I have never actually posted the gallery rules. Woops

    So here they are.. I will edit if I leave something off-


    • Recommended size is 600 by 600 pixels
    • GingerScraps products AND Non- GingerScraps allowed
    • NO links to Non-GingerScraps products please
    • NO advertising products by just showing preview of product- you can "advertise" by posting a LO and leaving the designer and kit name in the credits.
    • No photos containing obscene, nude, violence, illegal activity
    • Remember to list all credits with your LO.

    When I get common questions- I will edit this top post with the answer-

    Questions:

    Yesterday, I received the message: "You have exceeded your upload limit of 8 images per day." after uploading 3 layouts. The message is still there today and I've not uploaded any photos. Help? Thanks!

    Answer:
    I'm sorry for your troubles. Let me explain a bit about how the gallery works.
    The reason you are getting this error is because the gallery counts every category you assign your LO as 1 upload. So if you have 2 LO's and you assigned them each to 3 categories, and then 1 more LO that you assigned 2 categories, this would be your daily limit of 8 LO's.
    Unfortunately I can not change this without causing a lot of other issues. If I lift the daily limit we get a lot of people dumping LO's in the gallery.
    People that do not even participate at GS, they just basically want to come upload all their LO's either for CT requirements (for a non- GS designers), or as a kind of storage place for their LO's. This ends up using a lot of space, and cluttering up the gallery. With a daily limit, it keeps that kind of behavior to a minimum.
    Hopefully since you know about the category (counting as an upload) you can tailor your uploads to work however you need them to.

    I hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
    Last edited by GingerScraps; 01-28-2014 at 03:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    hey ginger, i was wondering, could you possibly remove the little statement: Post your Non-GingerScraps Layouts here- Make sure to give proper credits- Links OK
    cause i think that might throw some people off ;) who may be reading your post on the gallery

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    What about store names???? (It's not a link!)



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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    thanks for putting this all in one place....one more question can we list store names? Or just stick to designer names? Thanks Ginger!!
    I am probably neglecting housework so I can be here... My Gallery

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    Store names are ok.
    The point of no links is because we don't want to just be a CT dumping ground. Once you open a gallery up with links then you tend to get a ton of people only coming to post in our gallery for CT requirements. Not actually involved in GS. I'm happy to support fellow designers and store by letting Scrapper's give credit- but opening up links causes issues.

    So ya store names are ok

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    I agree Ginger! (thinking about some sites I occassionally "dump" at....)

    Thanks for the clarification!
    I am probably neglecting housework so I can be here... My Gallery

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    I was wondering if it is ok to use a kit for a challenge if the designer has now left gingerscrap, but was here when it was downloaded.?

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna View Post
    I was wondering if it is ok to use a kit for a challenge if the designer has now left gingerscrap, but was here when it was downloaded.?
    Actually your Challenge LO needs to be from a current GS designer, the only exception is... If you purchased your items and then WITHIN that month the designer is not at GS- your LO will still be ok for the challenge of that month.
    That sounds really confusing.. let me give and example.

    If and I'm just saying if because she better not leave me ;)
    If Kathy Winters, left GS on July 15th any LO you made during July Challenges would still be excepted.

    Hopefully that clears it up for you, Let me know if you have any other questions

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    Default Re: Gallery Guidlines- From the boss :)

    Quote Originally Posted by GingerScraps View Post
    If and I'm just saying if because she better not leave me ;)
    If Kathy Winters, left GS on July 15th any LO you made during July Challenges would still be excepted.
    Quick, everyone go knock on large amounts of wood ;)


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    Hi Ginger,

    I was looking for a clarification about old and new kits, designers who have left GS, etc., and lo and behold! I found it! Thanks for explaining what we can use and what not in our challenge layouts. I would like to ask a question or two about these policies, however.

    While I can see the point in having these rules, I can also see where they can create problems for GS designers. For example, several designers at GS are quite prolific and therefore are frequently retiring their older products. According to these rules, we won't be able to use them after they are no longer listed in the store. Is that correct? Likewise when store designers go out of business, close their shop at GS, or move to another store, we can use any items we buy from them only up to the end of the month in which they retired or left GS, right?

    Personally, I see this as a huge disincentive for purchasing their products. I know that I will no longer purchase any more retiring kits or anything from designers who are going out of business or closing their store at GS. I probably won't purchase any more "Buy My Store" offers either because it happens quite often that these kits are soon retired after the BMS offer has passed. Not always, but sometimes.

    One might argue that I will have a lot of great kits on hand to create layouts and albums. Yes, this is true, and it's wonderful to have a lot of stuff to choose from when designing. But I now have a 1Tb EHD that is 3/4s full of zips from dozens of stores and hundreds of designers. As my son is fond of pointing out, "Mom, you have so many designs, you can't possible use them in your lifetime, especially since you only have a few years left." No, he doesn't really say that last part, but he and I are both thinking it.

    In actuality, I mostly design digital LOs only for GS challenges these days, and thus I don't want to accumulate any more kits that I can't use because they are no longer offered in the GS store or the designer is no longer with GS. For example, I love the stuff that I bought from Amy Stoffel ... in fact, she's been one of my favorite designers since the first SYTYCD contest. OMG, I recently spent over $40 between GingerScraps and DigiChicks buying a bunch of her kits, yet now I find out that I can't use any of it for GS challenges.

    I can say the same about the dozens and dozens of kits I purchased at Inspiration Lane, Scrappity-Doo-Dah, Stuff to Scrap, Groovy Scraps, DigiScrap Addicts, etc., etc., etc. All these stores are closed, along with many others, and no one is asking for LOs made with their products. And, of course, there is always the storage issue. Sure, I can use them any ole time to make layouts and albums, but I only have so much time, and it takes ages for me to make each LO that I make, and so I usually only manage to do the challenges for GS each month.

    One final question: Does this rule also apply to charity kits sold for only a few weeks or months in the GS store and are then removed forever?

    Thanks in advance for reading this message and providing a response.

    evamarie (aka mskinsey)

    PS: I hope this message does not make me persona non grata at GS. I am truly interested in this quandary.

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