I have had a few of those! However it is reasons 11 and 19 that I find the worst. The others reasons that I have had all all due to poor quality - i.e. I should have know better than to try and submit it, but those two can be returned at any time and impact you acceptance ratio.
As you get towards 2000 images you are more upset when you've maybe spent an hour on an image and it meets rejection. And sometimes you feel it's simply a conflict of opinion and you cannot win. But you must learn to accept rejection and smile. David.
According to me, the worse is the "11" one. Specially when you went through all the other to correct your picture... and after the third, the fourth etc... submission you ended up with this one which, basically, means "no way". Most of the time, I wrote to the support and gave my point of view regarding the refused picture for the 11's reason. more that 50% of time, the picture has be accepted and got sales quite rapidly.
I agree that they're useful and help us to make a better job and take better pictures,but sometimes is frustrating to get one of them refused and then search around and see that something similar is selling alot,that's what makes me angry. Expecially if the reason is like the 2 or 11,which you can't do much for.
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