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Str8ts Lite rejected today! Once again

09-27-2009, 03:18 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Str8ts Lite rejected today! Once again

Our update for Str8ts Lite got rejected this morning again. (On a Sunday!) Again the same problem Keywords! This time it is different because the Keywords they rejected where " Poker " and "Cards". It has been 2 months of this craziness! I guess the only chance I have to get my needed updates approved is to leave the Keywords blank.

I guess the Keywords don't really matter since the Keywords I am choosing don't list my games any ways! So I might as well go with no keywords.
09-27-2009, 06:46 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,013
you can only use keywords that relate to your game. (For example) if you put "Pokemon" for a shooter game, you deserve to get it rejected

Does your game have anything to do with poker?

09-28-2009, 12:32 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
Poker and cards are acceptable keywords for Str8ts. We have a card mode and in poker players form Straights! We had the same words in the previous submissions that were refused for other reasons, so how come they have a problem with them now! It seems like I get a new reviewer each submission and they go looking for something new each time. The Keywords I do get to use don't even have my games listed (Sudoku for example) but the slider puzzles and all kinds of other stuff that obviously doesn't fit the keyword are flooding that space. Instead of using a magnifying glass reviewing my apps that person should look at iTunes itself and remove all the wrongfully placed apps that don't fit the keyword and eliminate them at the source. That would be a lot more effective!
The math is very simple. If you get specific instructions on how to make your app worthy and you fulfill those changes, a second reviewer should have the case file and should not invent new problems.
09-28-2009, 01:50 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
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If you asked someone, who have never played the game, to look at the screenshots and describe the game, do you think they would use the words "cards" or "poker"?
09-28-2009, 09:44 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
A professional reviewer should look at the entire package and then decide. So yes if you look at Str8ts as a group "cards" and "poker" are a big part of the puzzler. At first glance you could ignore it! But that shouldn't happen this late in the game.
09-28-2009, 10:52 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,506
with only about 60 people on the approval team (correct me if im wrong), they dont really have time to take in-deph looks, so send them an e-mail or something.
09-28-2009, 05:50 PM
#7
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
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NormaD

At this point I have given up sending emails. If I do get a response it is as if a politician was answering the mail. They certainly have enough time to take a real close look at my apps. This will be the third time we followed their change requests only to get refused once again.
09-29-2009, 01:40 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
NormaD

At this point I have given up sending emails. If I do get a response it is as if a politician was answering the mail. They certainly have enough time to take a real close look at my apps. This will be the third time we followed their change requests only to get refused once again.
They approximately spend about 5 minutes per app in total. That's including reviewing the description and keywords, as well as installing it and all the necessary paperwork.
09-29-2009, 07:56 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
Str8ts is featured in what we are playing now,congras!