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« on: December 15, 2016, 06:42 »
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How do you call this? These people are ranking 21 on the Top-100 of Shutterstock Authors

https://www.shutterstock.com/de/g/picturestudio?searchterm=education&search_source=base_gallery&language=de&sort=popular&safe=true

this is just one example


« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 06:52 »
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"Specialists".
I suppose each one is kinda different.
Seems like there is money in the graduation caps business and human lightbulbs.

« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 07:01 »
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I think that's the top authors by uploads not by sales so what I call it spam

Do a search in that portfolio for "rocket" for example. Hundreds of the same icon with a different label completely incidental to the image. What is Shutterstock playing at!
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 07:03 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 07:02 »
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picture "spamming" and that's why ss has over 100 million images online these days

« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 07:03 »
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What I think is, thats were's the 800.000 images more per week are coming.

« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 07:38 by Josephine »

« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 09:26 »
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Look at this earlier thread on image spam - lots of examples of endless repetition of minor variations

http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/image-spam/

I think it's polluting the collection, but clearly SS thinks that big numbers of total images matter so they approve this schlock

« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 09:37 »
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But, when I try it, I get rejections for similar images.


ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2016, 09:56 »
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I think that's the top authors by uploads not by sales so what I call it spam


So people look at the top authors, assuming it means top-selling authors, and discover how to become 'top selling'.
Hell mend 'em. They ended up with the results of their actions.

« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2016, 10:32 »
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is there any petition against image spamming? there is one against title spamming...

« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2016, 15:18 »
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2016, 16:09 »
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but this doesnt hurt me, i dont design icons, and it doesnt hurt photographers at all. if you design icons you might be pissed off though

« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2016, 10:10 »
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but this doesnt hurt me, i dont design icons, and it doesnt hurt photographers at all. if you design icons you might be pissed off though

Why would I be pissed? It would only hurt me if I made icons of graduation caps, pencils, lightbulbs? Like the marijuana guy, if I don't have any of that, it doesn't hurt me. It makes SS look stupid and full of spam, but it doesn't cross over any of my sales.

The top 100 page is just by number of files. Is 4800 spam icons in the top 100?

Oh great Link was German, now my SS searches are all in German. Bottom of the page, lower right, click your language of choice.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 10:14 by YadaYadaYada »

« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2016, 06:36 »
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but this doesnt hurt me, i dont design icons, and it doesnt hurt photographers at all. if you design icons you might be pissed off though

Why would I be pissed? It would only hurt me if I made icons of graduation caps, pencils, lightbulbs? Like the marijuana guy, if I don't have any of that, it doesn't hurt me. It makes SS look stupid and full of spam, but it doesn't cross over any of my sales.

The top 100 page is just by number of files. Is 4800 spam icons in the top 100?

Oh great Link was German, now my SS searches are all in German. Bottom of the page, lower right, click your language of choice.

I don't do icons, but I am a bit pissed about this anyways. I think SS looking stupid drives away buyers which hurts all of us.. But in the meantime, I guess buyers will just go elsewhere, so in the long run it only hurts SS.

« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2016, 06:47 »
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Have none of the bigger share holders asked about this at the meetings? Seems weird that the collection growth is one of the main stats carted out every time yet none of them have ever thought to look into it.

« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2016, 07:12 »
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Have none of the bigger share holders asked about this at the meetings? Seems weird that the collection growth is one of the main stats carted out every time yet none of them have ever thought to look into it.
No I don't think they have in the transcripts I've seen rather shortsighted in my view. They may start to notice if buyers start to go elsewhere cos they have to wade through too much stuff to find what they want. In what other business is having loads of things for sale seen as a good thing? It would be considered a possible sign of bad inventory management.

« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2016, 07:17 »
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thank god, there are so many things to like in this world:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/levity?page=1&searchterm=i%20like&sort=newest&safe=true&search_source=base_gallery&language=en
please don't stop at page 5  ::)


« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2016, 09:12 »
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thank god, there are so many things to like in this world:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/levity?page=1&searchterm=i%20like&sort=newest&safe=true&search_source=base_gallery&language=en
please don't stop at page 5  ::)

That is very creative
Give the guy a thumbs up!

« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2016, 10:23 »
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thank god, there are so many things to like in this world:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/levity?page=1&searchterm=i%20like&sort=newest&safe=true&search_source=base_gallery&language=en
please don't stop at page 5  ::)

That is very creative
Give the guy a thumbs up!
The possibilities are endless ;-)....

« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2016, 11:56 »
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thank god, there are so many things to like in this world:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/levity?page=1&searchterm=i%20like&sort=newest&safe=true&search_source=base_gallery&language=en
please don't stop at page 5  ::)

That is very creative
Give the guy a thumbs up!
The possibilities are endless ;-)....

literally  >:(

« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2016, 06:53 »
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I get the impression there is no point getting into selling vectors unless you either make them extraordinarily complex and high quality... or just spam the same basic icon a thousand times. That seems to be the only way to compete.

The ones with a hundred different background colour variants are one thing - you could potentially justify a use for those as jpg downloads for people without vector editing software. The ones that just add a hundred variants on some random 'EPS 10 Vector' logo are the worst.

It's clear their tactic is not to create good images that get popular but to just hope that a new batch of the same images will rake in enough sales this month before uploading the same images again next month, so on and so on.

That kind of behaviour doesn't help anyone so it is odd no action has been taken against this yet...

ngaga35

« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2016, 21:58 »
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Because all of this spamming the selling are dropping and the end SS will  lose customers! And it not be relevant if we are selling  photos or vectors. Yes, they have     very big database but it would fill it with this!!!


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« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2016, 09:20 »
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but this doesnt hurt me, i dont design icons, and it doesnt hurt photographers at all. if you design icons you might be pissed off though

Why would I be pissed? It would only hurt me if I made icons of graduation caps, pencils, lightbulbs? Like the marijuana guy, if I don't have any of that, it doesn't hurt me. It makes SS look stupid and full of spam, but it doesn't cross over any of my sales.

The top 100 page is just by number of files. Is 4800 spam icons in the top 100?

Oh great Link was German, now my SS searches are all in German. Bottom of the page, lower right, click your language of choice.

agree. but also it indicates where ss is prioritizing ...
bloating to give clueless shareholders the idea that they are over-stocking because they
are still in need of images ...
like the owner of a pest-infested building trying to sell his rental apartment block
with full vacany sign.

the bottom will fall out eventually, esp now that adobe is here..
as clients get fed-up of looking for images and see marijuana and other image spam
plus those title spamming images.

get ready to rename shutterstock with an "i" to replace "u".

« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2016, 12:06 »
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 ??? too many exactly similar images accepted. I am confused.

« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2016, 13:31 »
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Whatever happened to submitting only two or three best versions of an idea, if I was a consumer I would be annoyed if having looked at the first one I didn't like it and wanted to see other graduation caps and had to get through these repeats with slight variation.


 

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