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stocked

« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2014, 02:59 »
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I don't know. Something is wrong. I get also credit sale e-mails from fotolia@m.fotolia.com. How can that be?
Sure? How much?

Sure! 3 out of my most recent 10 credit sale notifications (6 + 8 + 10 credits) came from fotolia@m.fotolia.com.
Okay thanks in this case I have to apologize for the misinformation, the appereance of m.fotolia was in line with the appereance of the Dollar Photo Club and it's only sub in my case.


« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2014, 04:17 »
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I'm willing to join in on this project!

But guys please get the site boycottfotolia.org translated into English if you want people to join in on this! I would share the site if it was in English!

UPDATE:
I just messaged Fotolia notifying them that I have stopped contributing images to their database until they give us an opportunity to opt out of the Dollarphotoclub partnership.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 05:16 by ammentorp »

« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2014, 07:28 »
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Do you still sell your works on extended license for a subscription price? :)

gillian

  • *Gillian*

« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2014, 08:28 »
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there's no point asking designers not to embrace this, it's brilliant for them, I'm not sure if creating a stir won't just generate more business for them? What a nasty mess this one is, and I agree, it's bad for business for all of us.

« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2014, 08:47 »
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Would have a bigger impact if you had an English version of the site

« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2014, 08:55 »
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Off course we'll have English version, SNod.
Some patience...

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2014, 13:36 »
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Off course we'll have English version, SNod.
Some patience...

Well, considering the target date is in 5 days, I don't think it is particularly impatient to be asking for an English version of the site. 

« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2014, 13:41 »
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They are working on the English version at the moment and the expected time of its launch is 19:00 GMT
Hope they'll be able to finish it in time :)

By the way, you can help spreading the word about this situation on twitter with #BoycottFotolia hashtag or by sharing the link to the boycott website once the English version is ready using share buttons there.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 13:45 by Niakris »

« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2014, 13:50 »
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Prices are already low enough, 1$ for any usage it's a shame,these agencies are ruining photography's field. Boycott Fotolia now and DPC will burn out accordingly.

« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2014, 14:01 »
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I'd like to clarify it:
1$ for any usage unlimited times for unlimited period of time.
It is effectively equal to Shutterstock's Enhanced license. For 1$. Every time someone buys your image on DPC, you could get 28$ on SS.

« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2014, 14:32 »
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I pulled out of Fotolia in January as a protest against the DPC. So it's too late for me to participate in your D-Day. However, I will tweet about it once you let us know the English version of your site is up.

And if you need help getting the English right, you can bet that many of us native speakers will be happy to help. :)

« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2014, 14:36 »
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Apparently there are two different systems to get accepted as a buyer on DPC:
a.) you pay 99$ once a year and get 99 hires downloads in total. If one needs more downloads, further downloads are available each for 1 $.
Print run isn't limited, image use isn't limited (= VIP membership, guaranteed membership at once).
b.) you pay 10$ per month and get 10 hires DLs right away. Additional DLs 1$ each. Apparently only 30% of the aspirants
for a monthly subscription model get accepted. (= Membership on a monthly basis, approval time 48 h).

All my pictures are already available on DPC for download.
And yes - we should do something against this.
Just think of DPC becoming a success. How will the other agencies react?
Will the PPC (Penny Photo Club) be the next step?



« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2014, 15:24 »
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Hi All!
Thanks for your attention!
We've translate our site into english.

Please, note! It's pre-release of text which can contain errors!

Your help is very appreciated!!! Please, send all corrections to my PM or to admin@stockalliance.org - i'll fix it ASAP.

Links to English version -
http://boycottfotolia.org/en/main.html
http://boycottfotolia.org/en/petition.html

« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2014, 15:44 »
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I'd already deleted 150 photos I don't see why I should contribute to the further erosion of prices.

FT were always too pissy and picky for the returns.
 :P
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 16:17 by dpimborough »

« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2014, 15:46 »
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Dollar Photo Club's pricing and lack of opt out is unacceptable.  Removing most or all of my images appears to be the best option currently available.  Hopefully they will do the right thing and make an opt out possible.  If not, May 1st is a good day to start thinning the port. 

« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2014, 15:58 »
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To make it more comfortable I'll repost the links:

Main page: http://boycottfotolia.org/en/main.html
Petition itself: http://boycottfotolia.org/en/petition.html

The signing form and the list of people who already signed are already translated by me and will be put to the petition page soon.
Please don't hesitate to send notes about any grammar errors you will find to the fotoramka using his e-mail (admin@stockalliance.org) or his PM.
We are not native speakers and our grammar ain't good :(
Any help is really appreciated :)

« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2014, 16:08 »
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big problem at fotolia is M Subscription, you pay 20 for 10 images, we get only subs.

it is not acceptable!

ethan

« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2014, 16:09 »
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I deleted my entire portfolio from this place two years ago, so therefore cannot support the D-Day initiative, otherwise I would.

Good luck to everyone involved in this action.

I always thought they were a grubby little outfit, seems I might have been right all along :)
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 16:20 by ethan »

« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2014, 16:46 »
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I've just sent on some edits of the English version, to make things a bit clearer. Hope they help!

« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2014, 17:40 »
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Other agencies will be affected and, maybe,in the long term, they will have to adapt, an that will be the last chapter of the race to the bottom.  I wish SS, or IS or DT give their contributors the choice of being on DPC or being in their agencies. It would be the only way to stop this.
I can't delete my potfolio because I'm no there. All I can do is spread the news to some FT contributors with big portfolios that I know.
Good luck.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2014, 17:48 by loop »

farbled

« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2014, 17:47 »
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Good luck to everyone. I quit them some time ago so I can't participate in this one except by moral support.

Goofy

« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2014, 17:49 »
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Mrs. Fotolia is sleeping with mr. Deposit Photos.

They better be careful because Mr Istock is coming home soon for a threesome  ;)


« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2014, 18:10 »
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I've just sent on some edits of the English version, to make things a bit clearer. Hope they help!

Thank you so much! I've fixed main page text.

And thanks to all for your support and cooperation!

OM

« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2014, 18:25 »
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It's a sub but if you optioned in for emails-notification for sales you you get your email-notice  from the sale from fotolia@m.fotolia.com instead email@email.fotolia.com as a normal subsale.
Thanks, I was wondering if they changed their email address, but those are dollar club sales then. Ok, so its starting to happen.

I don't know. Something is wrong. I get also credit sale e-mails from fotolia@m.fotolia.com. How can that be?

Me too. Some 3's and one 10.

« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2014, 18:37 »
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It's a sub but if you optioned in for emails-notification for sales you you get your email-notice  from the sale from fotolia@m.fotolia.com instead email@email.fotolia.com as a normal subsale.
Thanks, I was wondering if they changed their email address, but those are dollar club sales then. Ok, so its starting to happen.

I don't know. Something is wrong. I get also credit sale e-mails from fotolia@m.fotolia.com. How can that be?

Me too. Some 3's and one 10.

I think the point is that IF DPC takes off and the word spreads those credit sales will begin to erode as customers transition to the even cheaper stuff. 


 

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