I recently found this site and thought it would be a good place to make use of some of the logos I have that clients had rejected for whatever reason so well done for creating that.
Now the good stuff is out of the way I have a few points/questions that are related to each other.
1) admin rules and uniformity
I uploaded half a dozen logos earlier and some have gone though with no modificaion, some have had the keywords altered while others with similar keywords have gone through unadjusted (those that have been adjusted have removed words I have selected from your list and been replaced with words that are not on the list such as 'green')
One went through fine with the company name as 'trading name' while another was rejected because it had the company name as 'company name'.
Is there some checklist the admins should be working to so that all decisions are the same and it is not a lottery as to whether you logo goes through on the first go?
Is there some secret list of keywords we can get access to? If you give us a list of industry types we think the logo would suit don't be surprised of we select a lot of them. Wiping them all and adding unlisted words just makes the whole thing a waste of time.
As a side note I would be interested to know why there is an insistance on creating a fake company name (something I will admit to not noticing until I got the rejection). Most template vendors use 'company name' or similar as a standard and there is the small possibility of making up a fake name only to discover it actually exists somewhere. I am sure a customer can work out where their name goes.
2) Alteration of artwork by admins
As I mentioned some of my logos were accepted as is, and some had some alterations. Among these alterations were changing the company name in the preview to the file name. I understand in pat why this was done (see comment above) but not when it significantly alters the artwork.
Take this example:
As you can see there is a marked difference in the text with larger capitals and, most importantly, a change in letterspacing which makes a marked difference to the feel of the finished item.
This really is a no-no. As a designer I take great care to ensure my design is as I think it should be. We can argue subjectively as to whether it is good or not until we are blue in the face but that is not the issue. That is my artwork with my name against it. It is now not as intended and that affects its saleability in my opinion.
I do not wish to come over as a crybaby because I had something rejected. I could not care less about that. I am a designer. I get good stuff rejected all the time.
I just feel that if you are going to do something then the moderation should be:
b) not interfering with the artwork (if its wrong, send it back. Don't fix it.)