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« Reply #250 on: July 13, 2007, 00:10 »
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I started receiving my silver level commission at 990 sales. 
yay
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On another note, I was checking out my affiliates' portfolios to see if they are growing, only to discover that my top selling affiliate now has only one photo!  I'd been wondering why his photos stopped selling all of a sudden...now I know.   >:(
boo.  Do you think they have removed them or just that they have been lost in the search??

Not really sure what happened.  I contacted support, and they responded with a long-winded form letter about keywords and then suggested I search by gallery.  LOL  Um...dudes...that's what I was doing!    ::)


manwolste

« Reply #251 on: July 13, 2007, 09:05 »
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Hi Karin,

I wasnt aware of that affiliate thing until your mail I received today through other channels (which was pretty surprising...).

Sorry about the negative effects for you.

But FT screwed up and lost the keywords of my best-sellers, so downloads nearly disappeared. With the general problems there, I was not very confident they will survive at all (and at the end being able to pay me at all).

So I pulled out all my images but one. If in the future they solve their problems and are able to gain back creditability, I might upload again. Until then, no waste of time for me and not one penny for them selling my pictures. Im not supporting in any way that kind of a company.

There are enough other good microstock sites that do a good job selling my images and really deserve their commissions.

Regards, Manfred
« Last Edit: July 13, 2007, 10:28 by manwolste »

« Reply #252 on: July 13, 2007, 11:01 »
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So I pulled out all my images but one. If in the future they solve their problems and are able to gain back creditability, I might upload again. Until then, no waste of time for me and not one penny for them selling my pictures.

Sorry, not sure I understand your gain here. Downside is necessity to upload/categorize them again should you decide to renew with them in the future. But what's the upside in pulling images out vs. let's say simply not uploading new ones until issues are resolved?

What do I miss?

« Reply #253 on: July 13, 2007, 11:41 »
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Thanks for letting me know, Manfred!  :-)  I was more worried that Fotolia lost your portfolio than any negative impact it might have on me. 

I'm probably going to pull my portfolio soon, too.  Fotolia is just not a company I want to be doing business with for a number of reasons dating back to before the v2 massacre.  What I would gain is peace of mind...priceless, in my book.

manwolste

« Reply #254 on: July 13, 2007, 12:31 »
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  Fotolia is just not a company I want to be doing business with for a number of reasons dating back to before the v2 massacre.  What I would gain is peace of mind...priceless, in my book.
Thank you, this is what I also wanted to say but obviously was not able to express good enough (me german, bad english... :D)

« Reply #255 on: July 13, 2007, 13:12 »
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Here's a new one.   I have a few that have been sitting there for a while but needed keywords.  Today I am updating those old files and they have a - (negative) in the credits.  If they sold, I would have to pay???  I could change it easily, but I hope anyone else noticed.

I've had more sales already in July than I did in June.  I don't usually cash out till the end of the month.  Hopefully it will be no trouble.         

« Reply #256 on: July 13, 2007, 14:20 »
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I've tried a number of searches and get some results from some but not all.  However, photos from my portfolio which are tagged with those keywords are not showing up in the searches at all.  For example, "graduation" produces some results (but excludes a number of my images with that keyword).  "Graduate" and "commencement" produce 0 results.  "Cactus" produces some results (again excluding my images with that keyword), but "saguaro" produces 0 results - even though there are a number of images within cactus which use saguaro as a keyword.  I'm guessing/hoping they are still working on the search function. 

« Reply #257 on: July 13, 2007, 14:33 »
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Whatever about the search, the reviews are lightning fast- and getting a good acceptance rate.

« Reply #258 on: July 13, 2007, 15:21 »
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Lightning fast is right - literally minutes if not seconds for me, first of the batch is getting reviwed while I categorize second.

Now, if buyers hit with same vengeance when they return to my portfolio, I'll be one happy camper...

« Reply #259 on: July 13, 2007, 15:44 »
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Watermark issue was mentioned earlier, not sure if it was discussed anywhere on FT forums and taken under consideration... looks troublesome really. Who would have spent more than 1 min erasing it from the image attached, raise your hands...


« Reply #260 on: July 13, 2007, 16:04 »
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the reviews are probably fast because there is tons of reviewers ready to review and no body is submitting images .... = zero backlog


.... and that watermark.

I cringe every time i see it.  I sure hope it is temporary.

« Reply #261 on: July 15, 2007, 07:32 »
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Since V2 I can't upload via FTP so I'm using their Flash uploader.

Another crappy thing is that you can't modify keywords on accepted images. That sucks big time.  >:(

« Reply #262 on: July 15, 2007, 19:10 »
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Since V2 I can't upload via FTP so I'm using their Flash uploader.

Another crappy thing is that you can't modify keywords on accepted images. That sucks big time.  >:(

I agree - especially since some images still do NOT have keywords since the switch.  Guess we need to delete those and start over.

« Reply #263 on: July 29, 2007, 12:12 »
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no problem with the FTP uploads,
but they only accept photos, and all
my vectors got lost somewhere...

contacted support twice and both replies
are the same... we are aware of it and
we are working on it now, same crap!

« Reply #264 on: July 29, 2007, 12:19 »
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I'm ready to request a payout but I think I remember reading in this thread that theirs got screwed up somehow after the so-called "upgrade."  I think it was sent to the wrong email address or something.  My Paypal address is different than my account email address so I fear they'll screw it up.  Has anyone successfully requested and received their payout lately?

« Reply #265 on: July 29, 2007, 12:50 »
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Yes, I've had a payout and it was fine.

I also went through my portfolio and deleted all the images without keywords (about twenty files), uploaded them again and they got approved immediately.

Last week was my BWE at FT.  I'm not jumping up and down with excitement because the $/total images is lower than elsewhere, but a BWE is at least some progress.

« Reply #266 on: July 29, 2007, 13:30 »
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Has anyone successfully requested and received their payout lately?
Mine took a week still during the problems, right after the payouts restarted.  A friend however got his payout in 24h soon after me.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #267 on: July 29, 2007, 17:04 »
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No probs here - I requested payment on Mon July 23 and received the money via Paypal on Wed July 25.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2007, 19:35 by sharply_done »

« Reply #268 on: July 30, 2007, 00:57 »
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Also no problem with payment.  Last week I requested a payment through Moneybookers and received it the next day.

jsnover

« Reply #269 on: July 30, 2007, 09:32 »
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Likewise, no problems with a payment requested last week and received within a couple of days.

Microstock InsiderPhotoDune

 

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