Daily picdump (138 pics)

Posted in Daily       7 Dec 2010       24515       43

Hello Izismilers,


Frankly, we are very happy to know that you, our visitors, not just the numbers on the statistics calculator, but live people who know how to express their thoughts and write comments. 75 comments to one post less than in a day! You cannot imagine how happy we are :) We thought that we would never see this. We hope that you will continue to comment actively on other posts as well.


Thanks to everyone who supported our idea with watermarks on the site. We also thank to everyone who expressed their critical opinion regarding this idea. I will dot the i's and cross the t's right away. You can say whatever you want, but we reserve the right of the final decision. Those who doesn’t want to stay on the site are free to go, we don’t hold anyone here against their will. For those who stay, we will do the most comfortable conditions to use the site ... [Continue reading]


Many opinions were expressed in the comments and a lot of different questions were asked. It is impossible to answer all the questions, there are too many. So here, we will try to highlight the most topical questions in the form of a short FAQ.


Q.: Is it really necessary to put watermarks on the photos in Daily picdump and These funny animals?

A.: Yes. Every day we spend more than 5 hours to find the pictures for these posts and add them to izismile. Then we see such a picture: competitor websites pay us a little visit and 5 minutes later, they repost all the pictures we found looking through dozens of links. We want our visitors to be the first to see the pictures that we collect for them and to see them on izismile, rather than on other sites, so we will put the watermarks.


Q.: I want you to put watermarks on all the pictures, is it possible?

A.: Absolutely not. We want to protect only our most popular posts - Daily picdump and These funny animals. The photographs from other posts will not be watermarked.


Q.: Is it true that in watermarks in Daily picdump and These funny animals are temporary? What is a temporary watermark?

A.: Yes. Temporary watermark is a translucent sign of Izismile.com, which is added to the right corner in the bottom of the photo and which disappears in 24-48 hours after the publication of such photographs on the site. In other words, all the photos with watermarks are replaced with the same photos but without watermarks within 1-2 days. We put temporary watermarks because we don’t own the copyrights to the photos. If we owned, the watermarks would be permanent.


Q.: Will watermarks really disappear from the photos in 24-48 hours? It's a miracle!

A.: Absolutely right. We love to make wonders. If you don’t believe me, come tomorrow on the site and check it out.


Q.: If you put watermarks with the izismile inscription on the photos, does it mean that you have illegally appropriated the ownership of someone else's photos?

A.: Absolutely not. All lucid people know that watermarks don’t change anything. The author always stays the author of the photos, izismile does not appropriate any rights and doesn’t get any.


Q.: What if all the authors will put watermarks on their photos, then what?

A.: Then we will know who the authors of photos are, put credits to each picture and of course, we will post such pictures with its watermarks.


Q.: I don’t understand why I have to suffer in your struggle with competitors?

A.: If you love izismile and what we do, then suffer a little with us, pleeaaahz ;) If you don’t want to suffer, then visit the site a day later and look at all the photos without watermarks.


Q.: You should be ashamed that you use pictures of authors  without their permission.

A.: You're wrong. Firstly, we don’t know the authors personally. Secondly, we show their works to tens of thousands of people, which can only be a plus to their popularity. Thirdly, the specificity of our work is that by adding about 900 pictures to the site during the day, we physically cannot find all the authors and especially to ask their permission. Fourth, so do 99% of websites on the Internet, unfortunately, we are no exception. Fifth, we ALWAYS meet the authors’ requests to remove their content from our site on the first demand if they don’t want to see their works on izismile.


Q.: Why did you write that other sites copypaste your content?

A.: We have never said or wrote that other sites copypaste OUR content. We say that other sites copypaste the content which we find by spending lots of time on it and then publish it on izismile.


Q.: Wait a minute, but you are collecting pictures yourselves from other sites?

A.: That’s right, where should we collect them from?


Q.: Why should I go to izismile if I can go to Digg, Reddit, Break and other 100 sites and see the same picture there?

A.: There’s already an answer in this question. To view 130 photos that we post in Daily picdump, you have to open 130 different links, which will take you at least 3-4 hours. On izismile, you simply open one page and see all the pictures in one place in 15 minutes.


Q.: I'm new on the site. Tell me where do you put credits in your posts?

A.: Image credits are put below the last photo in each post. We always put image credits, whenever we know who is the author of the photographs. When we don’t know the author, we put a link to the site where we found them. If there is no link at all, this means that we have found a post on the competitor website, and the author wasn’t specified there or when we collect the pictures one by one on plenty different open resources.


Q.: Why don’t you put image credits to each post? Each photo?

A.: Because a lot of sites where we find the content doesn’t consider it necessary to disclose the source where they found the photo, so we know neither the author nor where to find him. More than 20 entries are posted on izismile daily numbering 600-900 photos, to put image credits on all the pictures is simply unreal. There are two options then: Either we post 1 or 2 posts a day and put credits on all the pictures or you get 20 posts a day, the way it goes now.


Q.: What do I do if I do not want to see posts with the watermarks?

A.: Don’t view them. Just joking :)  1) you can view the other 20 posts in every daily release without the watermarks; 2) come to izismile in a day or two and see photos in Daily picdump and These funny animals without watermarks, 3) go to our archives and see the old series of Daily picdump without the watermarks, you probably didn’t see a lot, and 4) go to other sites in a day or two and watch there the copypaste of the content from izi.


Q.: What are your competitor websites going to do now? Where would they take good content?

A.: Let them come on izismile in 24-48 hours, when there will be no more watermarks on our yesterdays’ compilations and copypaste them all they want. On second thought, we have large archives with thousands of photos of Daily picdump series, so most likely you will see our old photos on other sites that will sell them as new ones. Don’t fall for that.


Q.: Are you really going to stamp such a terrible watermark on photos?

A.: No, of course not. We respect the opinions of our visitors and are always going to meet their needs, whenever it is possible. From today, the watermark will become more transparent and won’t stick out a mile.


Enjoy watching the site,

IziSmile Team


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Comments (43):

Ulriccc 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thank's for the answers, and for all the pictures you're collecting every day =)
joshuatree 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The new watermarks still suck. You guys just lost yet another regular viewer. Why not just take pride in other people trying to copy your site rather than annoying your users?
the snowyowl 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thank you, thank you for toning down the water marks.These are much more acceptable, and while , personally, I disagree with your using them, I can understand you protecting your work. I very much enjoy a few minutes to unwind at the end of work, and the pictures you display are part of my wind down time before dinner.
Imdb 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
But never-the-less, this picdump is still a disappointment. Never mind with the watermarks and shit. But thanks anyway for doin' a great job finding pics all day.
jazmine 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
'toning down'?

sound like izi cares more about people 'stealing' their photos than they do the user experience. people are going to steal the photos anyway, guys. start caring about your users first. the watermark is terrible.
Fenrisulven 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Lot's o good pics. I read your FAQ and it's OK. But i started to wonder, what if all sites like this and blogs were putting on watermarks. Would there be like 4 - 5 watermarks on all photos in every picdump out there?

I will look for the IZI stamp on other sites to see how many who do take their photos from this site before the watermarks are removed. Thanks for using the text only.

Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
nocd 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
To be honest I dont care about the watermarks...but since you brought it up izy.

It seems hypocritical to put watermarks on photos because people are stealing photos that you had no permission to post in the first place.
Tina 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I think you guys do great. Forget about haters.
Norm 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
To hell with the whiny prigs. They have no lives anyway. We support you IZI.

I checked the other site and saw that they are rehashing all of their old pics. LOL

Let them actually work for once!
roflmao 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lol those complaining about watermark cant cant copy pic here anymore and repost it to other site lol lamers
KungFu Grip 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
for those that dont know, # 69 is what the inside of a can of whoop ass looks like. lmao @ 72 very nice
mah name 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
these watermarks are waaay better, the previous ones were totally distracting me in every photo. thanks again for all the work on collecting the pictures every day.
Zeus 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Forget the nonsense, keep up the good work!
softybear 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
thank you for a great pic dump!
d 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
lame - I dont like the new watermarks at all. Ive seen half of these images already anyway, but your site used to be counted on to see them clearly without fuzzing them up and overlaying garbage on top. These arent your images to watermark none of the first 100 have any source credits and its not like you credit ANY of those.
frosch 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM

Christina Hendricks

do not change for Hollywood
u r perfect the way you are

please ahave a chat with Isabelle Huppert
a French actress
"Frankly, we are very happy to know that you, our visitors, not just the numbers on the statistics calculator, but live people who know how to express their thoughts and write comments. 75 comments to one post less than in a day! You cannot imagine how happy we are :) We thought that we would never see this. We hope that you will continue to comment actively on other posts as well."


photo 40 - Obama as a role model
will link after the water mark is gone

104 - WikiLeaks stuff
same story

watermarks are a bit of a pain in the back side but can work around this

Kurauto 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I'm happy that monkey thing have disappeared, but can you make the "izismile.com" picture a little bit smaller??? thanks... :)
luis 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
dont put the watermark on a free picture please thanks
lolipop 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
NICE PICS....at least keep u r water mark little small....
vex 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
today's watermarks are much better
maybe a little smaller or less visible
Muhammad Ihsan 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's pretty simple thought for talking about competitors and only webmaster understand this matter! let me help do a little "Explanation for Dummies" Here they are:
1.First Izismile Pays his Bill For His server maintenance and internet Bandwidth
Fact: Internet Bandwidth its not cheap anyway a.k.a Expensive (go googling & Find out by your self)
2.All thousands and much more to come filty spammers a.k.a admins from other competitor websites with their traditional filty laziness style come this server just for download and taking advantages for downloading images which also been compiled with a lot lot of effort of time. From This point we'll already know what will happen to izismile poor server (Elephanting bandwidth cost/$$$ additional server just for trashers plus Your competitors will become stronger and you just got weaken in traffic which means lots of thousands hours efforts just under risk.. what happen if this happen to you?)
4.As an admin traditional lazy fatass, soon after they find any new interesting website for their additional sources, usually they will going to the homepage. This Watermarks will prevent New Lazy fatass competitor come to visit this website just for looking images to repost as the result where izismile traffics being competed and getting noiser & Noiser (this also benefiting us as the true loyal visitor, so we can browse izismile with more stable & faster)
5.My Hopefully for Picdump as the top/first post in every izismile page so they'll(competitor candidates) goin to see watermarks first and got bored and canceling their will for raping the content again & again:)
6.@lolipop agree with u
Hey Izi You Can make the watermark with more stylist and cooler without annoying the viewers' sight ;)
lakdjfdfg 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
geez ppl, if you dont like the watermarks, dont look at them.... go find other sites where they copy all of their pics from izismile!
vjetaa 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
thanks for the good picdump daily! I don't care if watermark on or not.
Its very normal you do because other webmasters copy/paste almost the hole picdump in 15 minutes while you guys spend couple hours searching for a uniek picdump!

Keep up the good work!
poil 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Watermarks !? Why the fuck ?
Ok....Adios izismile....
Fluffy 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I see sites like the c***e and the b***y steal from Izi every day.
It takes time and effort to trawl the web for pics, so YES! Brand the pictures.
They're NOT overly in your face, and they don't obscure the images.

Further more, many sites brand their images.
Funny thing is a lot of them crop off the old watermarks then replace them with their own.
You don't like it? Try having hours of your research work taken form you and credited to someone else. Believe me, it sucks.

I like Izi, and I approve of the watermarks.

trex 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I support the watermark idea, and I'm glad you switched to less visible watermarks (yesterdays big ones were just to big<;)). I'm visiting izismile everyday to break the boredom of my IT work so KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! IT experts everywhere are counting on you!:)
ennaManila 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
don't care about the watermark.. the picdumps always make my day.. :D
mm 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Watermarks are ok in my book.
nixalimus 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
what is the girl in number 2 doing?
Tano 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Put 48h AT LEAST!
I am sick to see your pictures copied to another sites.(t**c***e for example)
vulpes 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Great job Izi,your site allways puts smile on my face.
lame 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
these pictures are up on other websites HOURS before they ever get posted here. These guys take themselves way too serious....
Q 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
where was 117 taken??
Agataa 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
My opinion - i respect ur work Izi, bc u find a lot of pics so u should put watermark, not bc there pics are urs, BUT u did hard job. i understand it :).
kero 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
nice collection thanks for sharing
Ang 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
To the people who are upset about the water mark; you obviously have no idea how these sites work and how frutrating it is to have people steal you work. The water marks are not bothersome at all. If they are needed so beit. Izismile is taking them off a couple of days after posting. Calm down.
tim 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thanks for answering our questions, izismile team :)
mlmp 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
118: http://mlmp.free.fr/index.php?2010/12/09/1788-cameleon-londres-08-10
lolzz 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
watermarks suck!!
;) 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
shals only 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
keep posting like this.......
Buy oem 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
6UMJjx Sometimes I also see something like this, but earlier I didn`t pay much attention to this!...