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I received an email this afternoon; from a user whom had a real genuine concern about the usability of BridgeArts.Com.. After replying, I felt it would be best if I also posted my reply for all to read. I would like to thank the users for expressing concern, as it is something that was thought of; but not publicly addressed.“How can your site be useful as publicity for artists if anyone who wants to see the art has to log in? Sorry, potential clients/patrons aren’t gonna go to the trouble…”
We want creative’s to come to Bridge Arts to view and admire work, but also feel confident in uploading their own creations. Our service is geared toward the Creative Professional and the last thing we want is for our Professional Users to be potentially “ripped off” by a non user whom is just looking for a good piece of art.
During the initial development phase Of BridgeArts.com the concern of thievery of Art and Works by our users was presented to us as a very high issue on lists. So during that time we created the guest account, users whom had a genuine interest in art were required to sign up to help prevent this possible thievery, and also help facilitate the sell of Art in the Market Place.
Since then we have greatly improved security on our site and are now in the process of opening the site up to all visitors without the necessary sign-up, all while limiting the ability for potential copy write issues. We hope to have these and other new features up and running within the next couple months.
As stated Bridge Arts is for Creative Professionals, as one myself I know the long hours it takes to create the work I’m so very proud of, and the last thing I want is someone to claim it as their own.
I think that is where we differ from other websites. All of us here have a genuine love for Art, and that translates into the security of those works. I mean; checks out the Copy write Report feature and such that we’ve built into the site.
There are allot of “Sophomoric” sites out there that while they do help some artists gain exposure, their mostly filled with the childish antics of others, and really do nothing to help the Artist become better, while also protecting what is precious to them.
Article by Nolan Miller