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Author Topic: Do we need a deactivation day on fotolia?  (Read 9093 times)

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« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2013, 00:00 »
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Just had my account closed, still feels strange after 8 years  :-\

Just to follow up: They were pretty quick about it. I sent them a sitemail yesterday afternoon and my photos are gone today. In true Fotolia style they sent me an e-mail that a new message was there for me and that I should login to read it - which of course I can't anymore (login, not read ;)).

Ah, but it probably would only say how much they miss me and how sorry they are to see me go...  ;D


Beppe Grillo

« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2013, 01:56 »
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Just utopia

I can imagine that the best situation could be that all the 33074 members of this forum have photos on FT and all these 33074 will participate to the D-Day.

But I am not sure that:
- All these users have images on FT (even half)
- All these users will read this thread (maybe 10%)
- All the ones reading this thread will do it (maybe 10%)

The contributors on FT should be around 2.5 millions now (I did not found the exact figure)
So, supposing this, we get 33 074/2 500 000 = 1.3%

This could be the best situation, 1.3% of FT users will delete 10% of their photos
Will FT care about this?

But now if we consider that only few users participating to this thread will do it
just homeopathy

« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2013, 03:03 »
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There is no effect of deactivation, we saw that before!

Only thing what you can is to try to redirect customers to better deal for you, Symbiostock (if you have), or to other still friendly agencies...
If you announce that you stopped to send new images on iStock or Fotolia for example, on every place where you can (social networks,etc.), every day... That is 365 times per year... Which can be significant impact on their greed...

It's a joke; not them.  Us.  We'll continue to argue amongst ourselves while the agencies/stores/markets laugh at us.

So, every answer to greedy agencies has to be on the personal level...

??? Sorry,  I don't understand?
I think I understand.  Just because other people carry on supporting greedy sites doesn't mean we all have to.  I'm pleased I removed all my best images from istock.  I don't really care what other people did, it was the right thing for me to do.

I'll wait and see what happens with FT, not going to make a quick decision but I've lost all motivation to upload new images.
Exactly that! Thanks Sharpshot!

I don't want to delete any existing file on greedy agencies, that is my effort in past and it still will give me some money...
So, maybe it was weak investment at the end, but I don't have to work any more on that part of portfolio, it is passive part now.. There is no more wasted time, those images are already on the market!
So, why to delete those images (especially low-selling images), they still bringing me some money and deleting of them won't be even noticed from iStock point of view (0,000000000000000000001%).
But key for me is in promotion and new images...
My new images mean new investment of effort, money or time in future, so related with them I don't want bad deal any more!
I stopped upload on iStock, probably Fotolia is the next!
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 08:31 by borg »

« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2013, 05:06 »
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Just had my account closed, still feels strange after 8 years  :-\

Just to follow up: They were pretty quick about it. I sent them a sitemail yesterday afternoon and my photos are gone today. In true Fotolia style they sent me an e-mail that a new message was there for me and that I should login to read it - which of course I can't anymore (login, not read ;)).

Ah, but it probably would only say how much they miss me and how sorry they are to see me go...  ;D

Closed my account also and can't read their last message either. Hope they send my balance soon.

« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2013, 06:17 »
+5
they recently reduced the price for all vectors from 8 to 5

I have had enough with them..

that is why I stopped uploading.. I might as well delete all my files as soon as what I earn from my personal sites surpasses the amount I earn from fotolia.. (I am almost there..)

but I must add that, if there is a deactivation day I will delete all my files immediately to support the cause.. so I am all for it..
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 06:19 by cidepix »

lisafx

« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2013, 12:05 »
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I noticed something has changed at FT.  Yesterday, when I was going through my files to see which ones had been downgraded, the prices were 1,1,2,2,3,3.  Today the same images are 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc. 

Was there a policy change? 

Ron

« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2013, 12:17 »
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I noticed something has changed at FT.  Yesterday, when I was going through my files to see which ones had been downgraded, the prices were 1,1,2,2,3,3.  Today the same images are 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc. 

Was there a policy change?
Yes, also been said that images with 3 sales will automatically be set back to the lowest standard selling price

lisafx

« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2013, 12:21 »
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I noticed something has changed at FT.  Yesterday, when I was going through my files to see which ones had been downgraded, the prices were 1,1,2,2,3,3.  Today the same images are 1,2,3,4,5,6, etc. 

Was there a policy change?
Yes, also been said that images with 3 sales will automatically be set back to the lowest standard selling price

Thanks Ron.  Interesting news. 

As an emerald, I am still having to go through manually to reset eligible images to the 2 credit base I have them set at. 

Oh well, some progress is better than none. 

« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2013, 14:43 »
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Just had my account closed, still feels strange after 8 years  :-\

Just to follow up: They were pretty quick about it. I sent them a sitemail yesterday afternoon and my photos are gone today. In true Fotolia style they sent me an e-mail that a new message was there for me and that I should login to read it - which of course I can't anymore (login, not read ;)).

Ah, but it probably would only say how much they miss me and how sorry they are to see me go...  ;D

Closed my account also and can't read their last message either. Hope they send my balance soon.
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Received payment via paypal today from fotolia. That was quick. They kept 1.00

WarrenPrice

« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2013, 15:03 »
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So no one is up for it, mostly saying the same as I do, yet my post gets voted down and one post is actually now a great post?

Its clearly personal. I'll take the hint.

I think it is every man (woman) for themselves, Ron.  I tried deleting images and found it far too tedious.  I emailed a request to close my account ... and deposit my $43.99 balance in my PayPal account.

Did they do both things for you?

Have to wait.  Email was sent this morning (US time).

Giving credit where it is due -- Fotolia has closed my account and my balance was just transferred to my PayPal account.
Thanks and Adios.
 8)

« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2013, 15:06 »
+3

Delete files only if it makes you happy. There is no evidence that D-Day had any effect whatsoever on iStock, but some people were very happy to take certain files out of possible abuse on other sites.

Sad to say it, but I think this is right.  D-Day was a great idea, but didn't turn out to accomplish anything.  I don't plan on tilting at anymore windmills.  Just going to turn the majority of my efforts elsewhere.

you sure about that ?  ;D

 I got the feeling that the direction they are headed is somehow not the direction they have planned, or in the way they planned  and if the industry market is pretty much same sized  every buck not spent there is most probably spent somewhere else.




« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2013, 15:07 »
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  D-Day was a great idea, but didn't turn out to accomplish anything.  I don't plan on tilting at anymore windmills.  Just going to turn the majority of my efforts elsewhere.

But ... didn't you see? It wasn't a windmill, it was a giant! We were like the forces of Hussein ibn Ali at the battle of Karbala, or the Light Brigade at Balaclava.
And it resulted in the expulsion of Sean Locke which, looking back, while it might be terrible for him still leaves a deep wound in iStock's image.

lisafx

« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2013, 18:02 »
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Okay, you guys win!  I guess although we didn't knock the giant down, maybe we gave him a kick in the shins at least ;)

« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2013, 18:06 »
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Okay, you guys win!  I guess although we didn't knock the giant down, maybe we gave him a kick in the shins at least ;)
I think enough damage was done. Looks like they have had to change lots of things.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2013, 12:08 »
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So no one is up for it, mostly saying the same as I do, yet my post gets voted down and one post is actually now a great post?

Its clearly personal. I'll take the hint.

Stop worrying about those hearts or getting votes down, it's not like they're worth anything. But if it's any reassurance, I voted you up because I didn't think your post was bad.


 

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