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clarecomm says

Has to be ‘Local Hero’(1983). It’s like nothing is happening the whole time, yet by the end you realise how much characters have changed for the better. Knopfler soundtrack helps too! ‘Once’ (2007) is a good close second.

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clarecomm says

Yay, 100 sales! Thanks reviewers (you know who you are!) for keeping me right…and thanks to buyers for keeping me going :)

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clarecomm says

Thanks for highlighting this breach of VH’s own written policy. See my thread of last month on this exact topic,

http://videohive.net/forums/thread/use-of-word-loop-in-title-now-forbidden/118872?page=1

especially the reply by reviewer MarkBrodhuber. The example you quote clearly post-dates his assurance that this would be dealt with.

Why should you our I be disadvantaged by such inconsistency? I will be insisting that they reinstate the word ‘Loop’ in the title of my clip http://videohive.net/item/slow-burning-wood-fire/6504978.

I’m requesting a staff reply to this thread. A personal response from MarkBrodhuber would demonstrate that he is taking this matter seriously.

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clarecomm says

Two approved inside 5 hours! :)

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...it’s a great way for buyers to notice that specific attribute of the item without opening its page, especially when browsing in grid view, as you can’t see the file’s attributes…

So, inconsistency in the enforcement of titling conventions potentially puts some contributors at a commercial advantage? How much weight is given to the title (as opposed to either the description or tags) in the Search function?

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Surely an email directly from do-not-reply@videohive.net containing the instruction, “we cannot allow new items to contain these words” is about as official as it gets? It’s inconceivable that a VH ‘Review team’ would make such a bold statement on a whim and without reference to official policy. Perhaps I should request a staff reply to this.

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Unlikely. Policy is policy after all. It would be totally unacceptable if that were to happen. Just imagine if decisions like this were made on a whim by reviewers? That would make a nonsense of the entire review process, would make a laughing-stock of all VH reviewers and would dangerously undermine the credibility of Envato.
actually, similiar cases happened already. One reviewer recently rejected an item because of the user adding the videohive watermark to it’s preview. so much to the credibility of the rejection reasons ;)

I can’t tell you how surprised I am to hear that such a thing would have happened. Though I’ve been a purchasing member of Envato for several years, it’s only recently that I’ve begun submitting items to VH, so have little experience of these matters. Surely the unassailable integrity of the VH review system is a cornerstone of the site? Without that the entire venture would ultimately lose it’s way and fall into oblivion.

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Where is this information? I hope this is stock footage only and not motion graphics… motion graphics can truly loop so I think it is relevant information for a title.

Repeated attempts today to submit this Stock Footage item with the word ‘loop’ in the title:

http://videohive.net/item/slow-burning-wood-fire/6504978

eventually elicited the following advisory information from the VH Review team at 14:29 via email:

“Even though some titles may have previously been approved with such terms in the title, we cannot allow new items to contain these words. Adding the word “Loop” will not help the search results for your item, and is unnecessary to add to your title.”

Recent case history suggested that use of the word ‘loop’ in the title of Stock Footage items was permissible, but it’s clear that this has now been rescinded. So, policy is policy; and this is the new policy.

The full list of “these words” which are now banned in titles will presumably be soon published. It is as yet unclear if the same words are banned from VH item descriptions, though two attempts to add ‘loop’ to the description of this item were rejected outright without explanation.

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clarecomm says

and another strange rejection reason :) I would bet you see a new file with “loop” in the title in the next days, accepted without problem.

Unlikely. Policy is policy after all. It would be totally unacceptable if that were to happen. Just imagine if decisions like this were made on a whim by reviewers? That would make a nonsense of the entire review process, would make a laughing-stock of all VH reviewers and would dangerously undermine the credibility of Envato. No, the word ‘loop’ is now offically banned from Stock Footage titles and will not reappear.

It just remains to be seen what other title words have also been banned. I trust VH support will soon be forthcoming with a comprehensive list, together with a detailed and logical explanation of their reasoning, so that all contributors are reassured.

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Just a heads-up to all VH loop contributors:

It appears that it is VH official policy to forbid use of the word ‘loop’ in the title of a Stock Footage item. It is unclear which other words are now also not permitted.

“Even though some titles may have previously been approved with such terms in the title, we cannot allow new items to contain these words. Adding the word “Loop” will not help the search results for your item, and is unnecessary to add to your title.” 3rd January 2014

The most recent Stock Footage item permitted to employ the term in a title was listed on 20 December 2013, AFAIK.

Whether or not the word ‘loop’ is permissible—under VH policy—in the item description appears to be a matter of uncertainty.

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