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sandge
12-12-2004, 08:22 AM
Every now and then I remember to check Ebay's What's hot (http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/sbc/art/whatshot.html) page.

I notice they've added a top 10 for SRA. No9 in this list is 'feature'. What do you reckon folks searching SRA for 'feature' would be looking for?

By the way, glad to see nudes back in the top10 for Art and Paintings - it had dropped out of there for a while.

:)

hillrune
12-12-2004, 09:18 AM
I've been so hesitant about putting my nudes up for sale on eBay-I'm not sure what is against policy and my art is raw sometimes. Right now I have a "full frontal" male I would like to list, but am not sure how much can be shown without censor...when I asked the specialists they are tightlipped. What have you found to be true?
thanks, Mary

sandge
12-12-2004, 10:05 AM
I've been so hesitant about putting my nudes up for sale on eBay-I'm not sure what is against policy and my art is raw sometimes. Right now I have a "full frontal" male I would like to list, but am not sure how much can be shown without censor...when I asked the specialists they are tightlipped. What have you found to be true?
thanks, Mary
They're probably tight-lipped because there is a degree of interpretation regarding listing nudes. :)

Here's a link to the relevant policy: Mature Audiences (http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/mature-audiences.html).

You will see that it says: "What will eBay treat as "adult" or "sexually oriented" material?
...
Any item that portrays frontal nudity will normally be treated as "adult" material, with limited exceptions".

It then goes on to say: "What is not considered "adult" or "sexually oriented" material?
...
This incorporates, but is not necessarily limited to pieces of artwork that may be considered fine art-such as certain paintings, carvings, figurines and other similar materials. Other examples include, but are not limited to, Michelangelo's David, certain (but not all) vintage pinup art, a renaissance-style painting of a nude female, and paintings like Raphael's, or nude cherubs in the form of human infants."

So, it should be ok to list artwork that shows frontal nudity. However, you might have problems if it could be argued that the work is sexually orientated (in which case, as a US registered ebayer you have the option of listing in 'mature audiences') or if it includes or depicts things that would be banned in the 'mature audiences' category.

It is worth also bearing in mind that things get pulled from ebay if someone reports them. So, you might want to consider whether your item is likely to motivate someone to do this and what you could do to minimise this risk. For example, not showing anything too explicit in your gallery image; or ensuring that your auction page is laid out and worded in a tasteful way.

:)

hillrune
12-12-2004, 10:13 AM
Thanks, I read all the stuff about what's allowed. And I went to the mature audiences site...I don't want my art there.

Hey I just put a couple bids for your watercolors. Love them.

When I figure out how to get my eBay link here you will be able to see some of my work. ha!

Mary

sandge
12-12-2004, 10:18 AM
By the way, I just found your ebay ID in your WetCanvas profile - your work is terrific! I love the greyhound dance! :D And the energy of that seated male nude with the yellow background. Very :cool:

sandge
12-12-2004, 10:28 AM
Thanks, I read all the stuff about what's allowed. And I went to the mature audiences site...I don't want my art there.

Hey I just put a couple bids for your watercolors. Love them.

When I figure out how to get my eBay link here you will be able to see some of my work. ha!

Mary
Thanks!

It's a bit tricky to get code to display in these threads as code ... so, I'm attaching a text document with the code you need to put in your signature to show a link to your auctions. You can copy and paste the text in that file to your WC signature (My WC > edit signature). :)

hillrune
12-12-2004, 10:28 AM
Thanks! the original of The Man in the Sun is an acrylic on paper. The print is a scanned copy. I am lousy with watercolor. Funny, huh? I don't know what the difference is except how dark and light paints are utilized.

Are you thinking of future copies of your work?

Mary

sandge
12-12-2004, 10:31 AM
Mary, we are posting at the same time. So, don't miss my post above with the signature code.

I am thinking about prints. I'll probably do them through cafe press. The main problem is that my very old computer can't handle the file sizes needed for them.

hillrune
12-12-2004, 11:06 AM
how's this? hope it works. thanks for your help!

sandge
12-12-2004, 12:42 PM
Excellent! :)


Back to the topic, does anyone have any idea what 'feature' means in relation to the SRA category?

cheers :)
s

Lady Rando
12-12-2004, 02:19 PM
I am thinking about prints. I'll probably do them through cafe press. The main problem is that my very old computer can't handle the file sizes needed for them.
Cafe Press prints ??? :confused: :D

sandge
12-12-2004, 03:10 PM
Cafe Press prints ??? :confused: :D
'Fraid so. :rolleyes:

I was thinking of going for their mini-posters rather than anything fancy. The items are reasonably cheap, there's no set-up fee, I can get a print on demand and have it sent directly to the person. :)

Anyway, about 'feature' ...

surreal
12-12-2004, 03:17 PM
'Fraid so. :rolleyes:

I was thinking of going for their mini-posters rather than anything fancy. The items are reasonably cheap, there's no set-up fee, I can get a print on demand and have it sent directly to the person. :)

Anyway, about 'feature' ...

I am assuming that you are pleased with the "packing" that cafepress does?

I am always very concerned about my art reaching its destination in excellent condition; I am sure that you have the same concern.

I have heard that zazzle prints are excellent and that colors are not replicated well from cafepress. But your palette is muted, so perhaps it wouldn't matter????

sandge
12-12-2004, 03:25 PM
Zazzle do not permit nudes. Not at all.

I will test out their packaging. I was happy with the quality of the notebook and how that was sent.

I decided not to go for prints of my work on a thong! :D





Anyway, feature ... :rolleyes:



.

surreal
12-12-2004, 03:34 PM
Zazzle do not permit nudes. Not at all.
:evil:



I will test out their packaging. I was happy with the quality of the notebook and how that was sent.
Excellent! :D


I decided not to go for prints of my work on a thong! :D....
LOL
:D

sandge
12-12-2004, 03:50 PM
Well, if enough folks are searching for 'feature' to get it in the SRA top 10 and no one knows whether it relates to anything specific, I may just put it in my auction titles and see what happens.

surreal
12-12-2004, 03:56 PM
Well, if enough folks are searching for 'feature' to get it in the SRA top 10 and no one knows whether it relates to anything specific, I may just put it in my auction titles and see what happens.
Good idea!
:)

hillrune
12-12-2004, 04:04 PM
Well, if enough folks are searching for 'feature' to get it in the SRA top 10 and no one knows whether it relates to anything specific, I may just put it in my auction titles and see what happens.

Well doesn't eBay "feature" some storefronts for a fee? Maybe that's why buyers are looking for featured stores?

Also you can pay extra to be in Featured Plus. That "allows prominent placement in category list and search results.

That's why I need 1 more feedback! I want to list my Black Dog there!

sandge
12-12-2004, 09:27 PM
Good point, Mary. It could be something to do with featured listings. I can't think what, though. I have tried searching 'feature' and '-feature' and it doesn't seem to make any sense.

Well, I have put feature in one of my titles, so I will see if it gets any hits! :)