I need to begin this article by apologizing to whom ever DT contributor(s) I did any harm through the requests I sent for self-promoting my assignment file, asking for your vote: I apologize!!
Secondly, I need to ask all of you that got my vote request these past two days to ignore it completely and not to enforce it!!
I had the surprise of receiving an e-mail from DT Support that informed me this “practice” was “strictly forbidden” though “not ill-intended”. As a consequence, I was informed that all of the votes I got for my assignment image will be deleted. I risk having my account banned if I ever continue this kind of “practice” for future assignments, which I won’t. (hopefully I don’t face the same risk by writing this article … my intentions are, as you will forward see, the best).
I meant no harm to other assignment competitors cause my request referred only to my image, living the entire decision of casting a vote to the ones I sent my request to. I never asked for a “5” instead of another vote (it was completely up to you to rate my image). I never asked or even implied not to vote images of other contributors in the assignment. I saw this, and I continue to see it, as a fair way to promote my own image and portfolio without harming in any way the chances of other contributors with the assignment or with their own sales, without having any negative impact over anyone’s portfolio but my own (a positive impact I expected).
In did not see any assignment regulation that stipulated this kind of “practice” as being forbidden, and I admit that I might have missed it, if so, I asked also DT Support, and I ask you to please forward me the link with the paragraph(s) that rules this. Also, because of this, I meant to come forward by writing this article as an informative one to future assignment contributors that might have the same or similar self-promoting ideas.
I already responded to DT Support by asking them to reconsider their decision of deleting the votes my image got so far in assignment and, more important, I informed them that whatever the outcome, I will respect their point of view and never use this technique if considered not allowed.
To those of you that already responded to my request, I thank you for the quick and enthusiastic response, and I’m sorry to have put you through this trouble for nothing.
To those of you that did not respond to my request to the time of this article, once again, I ask you not to enforce it, completely ignore it and also thanks for your good intention!
I would like to close this with a final apologize, repeatedly addressed to anyone I might have harmed with my “practice” and also to DT Support if there’s any regulation regarding this exact matter I might have missed!
Photo credits: Imaengine.