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Rustic17
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Can anyone explain what "Digest" means when added next to the title of a post?   I have seen some posts that end up being more than five pages with some really good information and discussion in the thread...and over time become "Digest".  But today there's a beginner's first video and after one day it's labelled "Digest".  I don't want to take anything away from him and his enthusiasm, but there are some amazing videos/posts out there with some really creative cinematography and editing...others with pages of discussion and information...none of which get the "Digest" label.   Just askin....
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Montfrooij
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That is added by one of the admins. After that somebody else decides if it fits the forum front page.
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FarmerMac
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One of my first video's got that label when posted. Im one of those beginners your
are talking about.
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it's a marketing strategy. as long as your face doesn't show up in a video, there are very low chances to be marked as "digest".
the idea is to demonstrate there are REAL people using this technology, it is user friendly and it can be used by anyone.
good catch.
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-3-13 11:58
it's a marketing strategy. as long as your face doesn't show up in a video, there are very low chances to be marked as "digest".
the idea is to demonstrate there are REAL people using this technology, it is user friendly and it can be used by anyone.
good catch.

I think they do use this as advertisement (and they should) but there are also a lot of 'just beautiful' threads without faces on the front page.
It does change from time to time, but I usually see a lot of great footage on the frontpage.
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Rustic17
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Thanks for the info...I just wondered what criteria was used and what the term meant.  About the same time a guy and his girl travelled to the US and posted "My Video from USA (Spark Shots)" which I thought was a great video with excellent editing and great response from the forum but no recognition.  Also the post from the guy who flew out 10,000' (albeit past VLOS), created much discussion and passing of information and in my opinion was noteworthy...not to mention 6 pages of responses.
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Rustic17
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I'm definitely going to start using the Upvote/Downvote icons...although I really don't know what they do and how my vote counts.  DJI could be better at passing on information.  Maybe they need an admin post that stays at the top of the posts explaining the nuances of the forum.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-13 12:39
I think they do use this as advertisement (and they should) but there are also a lot of 'just beautiful' threads without faces on the front page.
It does change from time to time, but I usually see a lot of great footage on the frontpage.

not trying to argue with the policies here. just trying to explain to Rustic one of the reasons, in my opinion, that are triggering such decision
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-3-13 13:05
Thanks for the info...I just wondered what criteria was used and what the term meant.  About the same time a guy and his girl travelled to the US and posted "My Video from USA (Spark Shots)" which I thought was a great video with excellent editing and great response from the forum but no recognition.  Also the post from the guy who flew out 10,000' (albeit past VLOS), created much discussion and passing of information and in my opinion was noteworthy...not to mention 6 pages of responses.

i think it's a point of view. depending on what they want to promote more on a day/week/month basis.
all your points are valid. it may be also a matter of culture interpretation. probably the best way would be to like/subscribe those people channels if you find anything interesting.
anyway, i salute your post!
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-3-13 13:05
Thanks for the info...I just wondered what criteria was used and what the term meant.  About the same time a guy and his girl travelled to the US and posted "My Video from USA (Spark Shots)" which I thought was a great video with excellent editing and great response from the forum but no recognition.  Also the post from the guy who flew out 10,000' (albeit past VLOS), created much discussion and passing of information and in my opinion was noteworthy...not to mention 6 pages of responses.

and then it's about the "artist" eye. i can see something in my footage or pictures that someone else cannot pick. we should encourage newbies to explore and share

it happened to me when i bought a new camera. one of my kids said let's take a photo of the entrance door. and i said nah, that doesn't mean anything. but after one hour i was thinking..what the hell..it was his eye catching something. why i did not let him take the picture instead of me.

so the guy you are referring to saw something. we must appreciate his enthusiasm!

just sayin'

i still salute your post
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it also means that you get 600 forum points, which is worth like $3 in DJI credit!
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-3-13 13:23
not trying to argue with the policies here. just trying to explain to Rustic one of the reasons, in my opinion, that are triggering such decision

Me neither.
I sometimes wonder too.
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No set criteria - DJI moderators and Administrators view content that forum members post and they decide if it's good enough to be marked as Digest. They email the member to gain their permission to add it to the front page of the forum and award 600 points to the member for doing it. Being marked as digest is entirely down to the discretion of the mods and only they will be able to give you their rationale for publishing it.
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For amazing/creative cinematography and editing, aren't we looking for a photography forum.  This is a Spark forum that is mostly beginners with their first drone.  So, I put it that the beginner enthusiast video is more "digest" than pro photographers hopping to become a star with Youtube vlogs.  Or worse, hoping to become a star by flying the Spark on record breaking long distance flights across the nation's airspace.
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RobertWSimpson
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I don't think that DJI is interested in "beginner" quality content though.
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dj_dread
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I would say this thread to be marked as a "digest"
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Rustic17
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I just asked the question because I didn't know what Digest was for...I thought if they highlighted something it must have been for excellence which I don't think the initial video I referenced was.  It was good for a first attempt and if Digest is used to encourage people, the labeling was appropriate.  On the otherhand, there should be a way for DJI to reward people that consistently present quality video/information for us all to enjoy/learn from...Kloo Gee comes to mind...and SCoutts who recently posted two videos on exposure.  
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Rustic17
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I just noticed "My Video from USA (Spark Shots)" garnered the coveted "Digest" label!!!  He really did a good job on that video.
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dj_dread
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that's progress
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Thank you for recognition Rustic. I think, that this "Digest" showed up just few hours after I had posted my video here. I checked the front page as I though that my video was picked, but I was not able to find it anywhere. So basically that's why I asked what exactly does that mean :-)
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As far as faces go.... I shoot stills, never with people in them.
Cityscapes as they are known and have had a few of my posts marked digest.
So, as others have mentioned, it is entirely up to the moderators as to what qualifies a post as digest.
The eye of the beholder.....
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Thanks for the info!
I got such Digest lebel yetsrerday for my sunset video and was curious. :-)

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Hummingbird.UAV
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I've had a few digest tags but never a promotion to the front page.
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Hummingbird.UAV Posted at 2018-4-4 10:00
I've had a few digest tags but never a promotion to the front page.

I thought the digest label indicated that it was on the front page. Now I'm wondering what the digest is.
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