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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2009, 09:13 »
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Ok, so I didn't read this entire threads comments...I admit. I got through about 5 pages and heard enough.

I agree - as many others have said - with the majority here. That DT is awesome for many reasons.

The original poster seems to have a strayed view of things. As one poster pointed out, most of what they said in their original post was either incorrect or irrelevant. From my experience with DT over the past few years (I started stock with them and have absolutely no plans on leaving) they have their ups and downs sales and earnings wise. But aren't all sites like that?

I'm not about to leave because they asked me to change my password. And frankly, I can see why they wouldn't want to come out and say they had a major security breach (if they even did) because it would cause an unnecessary widespread panic among the whole community.

Fact of the matter is, FTP is not a problem for the majority of submitters. And as far as I can see in the forums, problems are almost always addressed - if not handled/fixed/put on the list of things to be fixed - by an admin. DT has good sales for most people most of the time. One person does not make or break a huge agency like DT.

There will always be problems and issues with every site. If this original poster decides to leave, its their loss. I think he/she should give it some time. I am willing to bet their mind will change.


« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2009, 22:03 »
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DT is a good site but there are 4 things I don't like here :
- no information about Aliance Partner Program earnings - this is the reason I've opt out. We get 50% of what?. What percentage partner get?
- sometimes, without any reason, I got very low earnings like $0.24 instead of 0.35 for subscription sale. Never got clear response from DT about it.
- subscription unlimited file size - I hate to see 20mp file sell for 0.35. I have to downsize all my images before uploading to DT.
- useless forum. All interestings questions are deleted or stay without response


« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2009, 16:56 »
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DT is very picky <...>
No-o-o. Lately they accept almost everything. The only better one is StockXpert. IS, SS, even BigStock reject more than DT!

Indeed I am talking about my personal experience.

RT


« Reply #78 on: March 23, 2009, 19:01 »
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- no information about Aliance Partner Program earnings - this is the reason I've opt out. We get 50% of what?. What percentage partner get?
- sometimes, without any reason, I got very low earnings like $0.24 instead of 0.35 for subscription sale. Never got clear response from DT about it.
- subscription unlimited file size - I hate to see 20mp file sell for 0.35. I have to downsize all my images before uploading to DT.
- useless forum. All interestings questions are deleted or stay without response

These plus some other things are why I've finally decided to stop uploading and leave Dreamstime as soon as I can. Well maybe  ;)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 03:12 by RT »

vonkara

« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2009, 20:15 »
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Wow does it was a difficult or an easy decision RT? I agree that seeing those subs is discouraging though

« Reply #80 on: March 24, 2009, 03:11 »
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- no information about Aliance Partner Program earnings - this is the reason I've opt out. We get 50% of what?. What percentage partner get?
- sometimes, without any reason, I got very low earnings like $0.24 instead of 0.35 for subscription sale. Never got clear response from DT about it.
- subscription unlimited file size - I hate to see 20mp file sell for 0.35. I have to downsize all my images before uploading to DT.
- useless forum. All interestings questions are deleted or stay without response

These plus some other things are why I've finally decided to stop uploading and leave Dreamstime as soon as I can.

I could come up with a much longer list to leave some of the other sites.  I know some people knock DT but is there anything to really be concerned about or is it just unsubstantiated allegations?

« Reply #81 on: March 24, 2009, 03:30 »
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- no information about Aliance Partner Program earnings - this is the reason I've opt out. We get 50% of what?. What percentage partner get?
- sometimes, without any reason, I got very low earnings like $0.24 instead of 0.35 for subscription sale. Never got clear response from DT about it.
- subscription unlimited file size - I hate to see 20mp file sell for 0.35. I have to downsize all my images before uploading to DT.
- useless forum. All interestings questions are deleted or stay without response

These plus some other things are why I've finally decided to stop uploading and leave Dreamstime as soon as I can.

I could come up with a much longer list to leave some of the other sites.  I know some people knock DT but is there anything to really be concerned about or is it just unsubstantiated allegations?
@ sharpshot
My English is not very good so may be I misunderstood "unsubstantiated allegations". Does it mean untrue? Which point in my post is not true in your opinion?

« Reply #82 on: March 24, 2009, 04:37 »
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- no information about Aliance Partner Program earnings - this is the reason I've opt out. We get 50% of what?. What percentage partner get?
- sometimes, without any reason, I got very low earnings like $0.24 instead of 0.35 for subscription sale. Never got clear response from DT about it.
- subscription unlimited file size - I hate to see 20mp file sell for 0.35. I have to downsize all my images before uploading to DT.
- useless forum. All interestings questions are deleted or stay without response

These plus some other things are why I've finally decided to stop uploading and leave Dreamstime as soon as I can.

I could come up with a much longer list to leave some of the other sites.  I know some people knock DT but is there anything to really be concerned about or is it just unsubstantiated allegations?
@ sharpshot
My English is not very good so may be I misunderstood "unsubstantiated allegations". Does it mean untrue? Which point in my post is not true in your opinion?
I did not mean your list was untrue.  Some of these problems also happen with other sites and I don't see them as a big enough reason to leave DT.  I was more interested in Richards other reasons for leaving.

« Reply #83 on: March 24, 2009, 04:39 »
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I know some people knock DT but is there anything to really be concerned about or is it just unsubstantiated allegations?

His observations are not that unsubstantiated. The forum is not interesting any more. At CET night time interesting posts and threads show up, and the moment they start working at DT (10am CET), posts disappear mysteriously and threads get locked. I noticed this several times this month. That's fine with me but from now on I'm just going to treat the DT forum like the IS forum. Discard. No reason to leave of course. DT is very good (but slowly shrinking) business, so why leave?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2009, 04:42 by FlemishDreams »

RT


« Reply #84 on: March 24, 2009, 05:20 »
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Steve send me a PM if you really want to know more.


« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 03:13 by RT »

Xalanx

« Reply #85 on: March 24, 2009, 12:38 »
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DT has fallen for me from number 2 to number 4. And that only because 123RF is number 5 and lately it seems to be catching up.
I don't know what's happening at Dreamstime, but my photos are doing much better at FT and StockXpert for some good time now, not to mention the almighty SS. Yesterday I had 0 (zero!) sales on DT. And today - nothing until this hour. It's really weird. On all sites I have almost the same number of photos (2000+), except FT where I have 1600.

Xalanx

« Reply #86 on: March 24, 2009, 15:43 »
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And because perhaps there's chaos theory in action, I just sold one U-EL and a maximum resolution photo on DT, to compensate for yesterday :P


 

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