Alright so I really don't get the curating system on here. First off, this is not a hate message, its more of my opinion about this site so far. I really liked the structure of emptees and I really prefer emptees was still here.

I basically used emptees to promote my tees up for voting on DBH or Threadless which always worked because there was no curating. Now there were really bad designs due to no curating on emptees which is why I approve curating on mintees. However, I feel like curating takes forever on mintees, which basically defeats the purpose of me putting up my designs on here. For example, I posted my design up on threadless and as we all know it's only 7 days to vote,then I posted up my design on mintees on monday, April 11, but my design never made it up until about 4 days later, April 14th and when it was approved, the timestamp(coding crap for the exact time something, an event, is done, in my case, uploading my shirt) was dated on "April 11" so my design ended up being on the second page which makes sense because that's the timestamp, but it doesn't make any sense why the timestamp of approved shirts cannot be changed to the current time it was approved.

This week the same thing is happening, I posted my design on DBH on Monday, then posted it on here and it's still not up. Now I'm not saying my design has no chance of being rejected, it does but the thing is I haven't gotten any email or what so ever from mintees if my design has been accepted or rejected. I'll gladly accept either condition but I haven't gotten any emails from mintees and to be honest it really pisses me off. The worst part is, other designs that were submitted after I submitted my design, are up, but mine isn't and I haven't gotten a "yay" or "nay" email from mintees.

I'm not sure if I'm the only who noticed this but either way I had to say something about it.

First, I'm aware alot of designs are submitted but if you need more moderators, then all you gotta do is post up a new topic and I'm sure many people will want to do it.

Secondly, you really need to do something about the timestamp.

On another note, I still have a blue to black gradient on my comment box as I am typing in IE9!
  • A.Merkison

    So...you're angry because you can't peddle for votes on here?
  • choppre

    A.Merkison said:So...you're angry because you can't peddle for votes on here?

    No I'm pissed because my design isn't up yet and I have no email in my inbox to let me know if it was rejected or accepted
  • Anthony Smith

    From what has been mentioned before, there will be a large number of curators who are not mods to approve/w.e, so i can imagine the whole process will speed up soon.
  • choppre

    Anthony Smith said:From what has been mentioned before, there will be a large number of curators who are not mods to approve/w.e, so i can imagine the whole process will speed up soon.

    It still doesn't make any sense why designs submitted after mine are up and mine still isn't up and as I stated, I have no email to let me know if my design has been denied or accepted
  • dobi

    choppre said:
    A.Merkison said:So...you're angry because you can't peddle for votes on here?

    No I'm pissed because my design isn't up yet and I have no email in my inbox to let me know if it was rejected or accepted

    generally, if you don't get an email within 2-4 hours, it means mods are on the fence. if you haven't gotten one in 8-12 it means we are all probably not into it and just don't feel like hitting the thumbs down button.
  • choppre

    dobi said:
    choppre said:
    A.Merkison said:So...you're angry because you can't peddle for votes on here?

    No I'm pissed because my design isn't up yet and I have no email in my inbox to let me know if it was rejected or accepted

    generally, if you don't get an email within 2-4 hours, it means mods are on the fence. if you haven't gotten one in 8-12 it means we are all probably not into it and just don't feel like hitting the thumbs down button.

    Well hit it anyways because I'd rather like to receive a notice that my design has been rejected than being in the dark about what happened to my submitted design
  • quakerninja

    Look at this like a good thing, your home sweet home has closed the door, That sucks but it's not the end of the hallway son. Go open more doors. The only ones that are locked are locked with ignorance, lack of confidence and inexperience. Post on the Threadless forums, use the share this and tweet buttons on your design page. Find a new community and introduce yourself to them, then politely as if would be willing to help you out. Help them back if and when you can and so on. You are going to need long term relationships for contest not one week stands buddy.
    I'll trade you votes. http://www.bit.ly/votequaker +5 for the both of us. let's do this.
  • choppre

    quakerninja said:Look at this like a good thing, your home sweet home has closed the door, That sucks but it's not the end of the hallway son. Go open more doors. The only ones that are locked are locked with ignorance, lack of confidence and inexperience. Post on the Threadless forums, use the share this and tweet buttons on your design page. Find a new community and introduce yourself to them, then politely as if would be willing to help you out. Help them back if and when you can and so on. You are going to need long term relationships for contest not one week stands buddy.
    I'll trade you votes. http://www.bit.ly/votequaker +5 for the both of us. let's do this.

    thanks but this is not my home sweet home, i'm on here only because emptees was my home sweet home
  • Killer Napkins

    Isn't that what he just said? Emptees being your home sweet home and it closed the door. Now you are here trying to make it your home sweet home too?
  • Andrew Haines

    Its been said too many times, THIS SITE IS NOT FINISHED. It even says it on the home page and Dobi/the other mods have mentioned it a bunch, the approval system is not complete. Also Mintees has only been up for 2 months, let it develop some more
  • SethByrd

    This is why I thought Mintees was a bad name because it sounds too much like Emptees..
  • choppre

    SethByrd said:This is why I thought Mintees was a bad name because it sounds too much like Emptees..

    meh I don't care for the name, I do care for its purpose which as of right now its not doing it for me yet
  • A.Merkison

    choppre said:
    SethByrd said:This is why I thought Mintees was a bad name because it sounds too much like Emptees..

    meh I don't care for the name, I do care for its purpose which as of right now its not doing it for me yet

    What purpose is that? Something you randomly and ideally assigned it in accordance with your needs? It's a shirt forum that has a community, and allows for showing off the art you've done. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't have a purpose or agenda other than that, unless you idealistically assign it one as you have apparently.
  • choppre

    A.Merkison said:
    choppre said:
    SethByrd said:This is why I thought Mintees was a bad name because it sounds too much like Emptees..

    meh I don't care for the name, I do care for its purpose which as of right now its not doing it for me yet

    What purpose is that? Something you randomly and ideally assigned it in accordance with your needs? It's a shirt forum that has a community, and allows for showing off the art you've done. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't have a purpose or agenda other than that, unless you idealistically assign it one as you have apparently.

    Exactly except right now its not showing up the art I've done for days now and all I get is "it means we are all probably not into it and just don't feel like hitting the thumbs down button", thus not serving its purpose
  • A.Merkison

    You didn't seem to read, but ok.
  • Brock May

    so this is turning into bandjob... but with an approval system.
  • William Henry

    choppre said:
    A.Merkison said:
    choppre said:
    SethByrd said:This is why I thought Mintees was a bad name because it sounds too much like Emptees..

    meh I don't care for the name, I do care for its purpose which as of right now its not doing it for me yet

    What purpose is that? Something you randomly and ideally assigned it in accordance with your needs? It's a shirt forum that has a community, and allows for showing off the art you've done. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't have a purpose or agenda other than that, unless you idealistically assign it one as you have apparently.

    Exactly except right now its not showing up the art I've done for days now and all I get is "it means we are all probably not into it and just don't feel like hitting the thumbs down button", thus not serving its purpose

    Make better work and it will be approved faster. What else do you really expect to be told? This site is a showcase for the best work, not a place for you to drum up votes for your Threadless subs. If you happen to fit the mods idea of what showcase work is, then you can use to help promote your subs, but they're not going to approve everything you do as soon as possible just so you can get votes.
  • ChrisW

    .......Then post it in the voting thread.......
  • Divine Beast

    I think it's hilarious that a lot of you feel you're entitled to an email.

    Get over it.
  • Craig Robson

    total thread deja-vu every week. this isn't emptees, im sorry we haven't got around to deciding on your submissions as quick as you wanted, there is no minimum response time at the moment so i am unsure what you expected? i agree that the time-stamp issue is a little bit frustrating, i think the new stuff should que up at the front too. we are working hard to make the approval process as easy as possible on both the mods and community, and your feedback is actually helpful. i would suggest taking Quakers advice for the time being... as a competition entrant you should be exhausting every area of promotion already so one website taking its time doesn't seem like a thread-worthy issue to me.
  • justinryan

    sometimes this site feels like groundhog day.

    like others have stated in this thread, and countless other threads, sometimes it takes a few days for us to decide on something. generally, if we are really into something - it will be up in an hour or two (depending on time of day). If it takes a few days, it just means we aren't really sure about it yet and aren't sure. Sometimes those get approved, sometimes they don't.

    I agree that the time stamp thing is something that needs to change and I thought I remembered reading that it was in the pipeline.

    anyway - I went ahead and hit the thumbs down on your shirt, since you asked. you should have an email in your inbox now.
  • Tony A

    As much as I loved Emptees, I don't miss it's tee section.
  • cityhall

    could you guys go ahead and reject my design too. I submitted it on the 18th and I was waiting to post it in the critique section.

    edit: oh holy shit it got approved while I was writing this. haha
  • JeffByNight

    this site is what emptees should have been from day one

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