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We are looking forward to an exciting margazhi season and we wanted to say a big thank you for all the members who have supported us all these years. We could not have grown without your unwavering support.
As we wrap 2010, we wanted to share a few of our thoughts. Editing and publishing the kolams on a daily basis is almost like printing out a magazine. There is lots of background work that goes on. One such task is to make sure that the images submitted are original contribution and not a copied version from other places. Apart from checking the veracity of the submitted material, we have to edit the image and have it ready for production.
In the past we used to polish the description for typo/grammar/language etc; but now a days we have stopped doing it for lack of time.
Our time, server and management resources are limited. We think it is better that we focus on members who are exclusively posting at iKolam.
Posting the same kolam/rangoli in multiple places causes many problems. The same level of protection and monitoring is not extended in other sites. This has enabled for easy plagiarism. The amount of submissions that we reject on a daily basis due to this is on the rise. Going forward, if you have already submitted your entry in other places, please do not upload at iKolam. Such entries may not get published.
This is in no way to discourage you from experimenting with other publishing media; if you do intend to leave iKolam, please drop us a line, so that we can release the space used by your gallery for other member's use (the waiting queue for gallery is about 200 now).
We will be sharing more of our thoughts in the next few days.