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« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2016, 07:32 »
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Thanks

« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2016, 18:50 »
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Thanks

We are not allowed to post links to other people's images any more. They deleted all posts with links from the above mentioned thread and they sent out PM-s to contributors that it's against the TOS. Didn't you get a PM from a moderator?
« Last Edit: December 09, 2016, 18:52 by Dodie »

« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2016, 19:16 »
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Wow every search on there is dominated by spammers.

« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2016, 19:25 »
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We are not allowed to post links to other people's images any more. They deleted all posts with links from the above mentioned thread and they sent out PM-s to contributors that it's against the TOS. Didn't you get a PM from a moderator?

Yes, but it appears that everybody who posted to the deleted thread got the notice. I know I didn't post a link to anything.

We are asking all members to be respectful of one another and to refrain from posting other contributor's images as well as talking about them without their knowledge and permission, as this is not permitted under our Terms of Agreement.

« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2016, 19:59 »
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Yes, but it appears that everybody who posted to the deleted thread got the notice. I know I didn't post a link to anything.

We are asking all members to be respectful of one another and to refrain from posting other contributor's images as well as talking about them without their knowledge and permission, as this is not permitted under our Terms of Agreement.

Spamming is also not permitted under their Agreement, but look what is happening. So smack down the people who are calling the cheaters out, but let the cheaters stay? Ug, I am beginning to hate this company.

« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2016, 00:25 »
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We are not allowed to post links to other people's images any more. They deleted all posts with links from the above mentioned thread and they sent out PM-s to contributors that it's against the TOS. Didn't you get a PM from a moderator?

I didn't probably because no moderator's reading that topic because nobody cares. Anyway, I deleted it...

« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2016, 05:00 »
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Yes, but it appears that everybody who posted to the deleted thread got the notice. I know I didn't post a link to anything.

We are asking all members to be respectful of one another and to refrain from posting other contributor's images as well as talking about them without their knowledge and permission, as this is not permitted under our Terms of Agreement.

 No Yada, I don't remember posting any links either, I'm too lazy to gather such things but I posted something to another thread that may not be to their liking.

In fact, they deleted posts twice from that thread, the first time somewhere in the middle of the thread with Bar*y's intervention.

Btw, how come that you quote the exact text of the PM if you haven't got one?
« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 05:22 by Dodie »

« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2016, 06:24 »
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Yes, but it appears that everybody who posted to the deleted thread got the notice. I know I didn't post a link to anything.

We are asking all members to be respectful of one another and to refrain from posting other contributor's images as well as talking about them without their knowledge and permission, as this is not permitted under our Terms of Agreement.

Spamming is also not permitted under their Agreement, but look what is happening. So smack down the people who are calling the cheaters out, but let the cheaters stay? Ug, I am beginning to hate this company.

I wish they'd delete spammy images/accounts instead of honest contributors' post denouncing these accounts. The problem won't go away just because we're not allowed to talk about it. :(

« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2016, 14:28 »
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It looks like this guy's portfolio is gone with the exception of 3 images.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Malyshev+Maksim

This is the guy with Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat title.

« Reply #60 on: December 10, 2016, 14:48 »
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How many images he had online before being removed?

« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2016, 14:58 »
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It looks like this guy's portfolio is gone with the exception of 3 images.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Malyshev+Maksim

This is the guy with Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat.Cat title.

Those 3 images are also no longer available. It was about time.

How many images he had online before being removed?

I don't remember exactly how many but pages for sure. I remember this account because it had A LOT of spam.

« Reply #62 on: December 10, 2016, 16:51 »
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Yes, but it appears that everybody who posted to the deleted thread got the notice. I know I didn't post a link to anything.

We are asking all members to be respectful of one another and to refrain from posting other contributor's images as well as talking about them without their knowledge and permission, as this is not permitted under our Terms of Agreement.

 No Yada, I don't remember posting any links either, I'm too lazy to gather such things but I posted something to another thread that may not be to their liking.

In fact, they deleted posts twice from that thread, the first time somewhere in the middle of the thread with Bar*y's intervention.

Btw, how come that you quote the exact text of the PM if you haven't got one?


Bad wording or confusing on my post. I didn't post any links to spam on the thread, I did get the PM. I was guessing that they deleted the whole thread and notified all of us why.

Sorry Cathy and others, two wrongs aren't making it right. TOS for forums has always been the same. No writing about other people, no linking to their photos or ports to bad mouth them. They just stopped what isn't allowed. That's not favoritism.

Spam isn't allowed, they are working on that now. New editor doesn't allow so many repeating words in the title, but we can put a reasonable number that might be necessary. Looks like they are working on keyword spam next. That was broken the other day.

We all know they knew it was a problem. That warning email was sent to the wrong people, then the retraction. SS created more of a problem by making the title spam for search email notice. They knew then. No reason why they didn't keep watching until the forum complaints and facebook.

It's being delt with now. Lets be happy for that.

« Reply #63 on: December 10, 2016, 18:12 »
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I wonder if they will clean up BS too. For now there is plenty of spam there too.

Stock Photo ID: 102435965
Sun burst star or snowflakes vector logo icon set. Sun, star, summer, nature, sky, summer. Sunshine star logo. Sun icons. Sun logo. Nature sun star. Star vector icons logo. Star silhouette

Is this all purpose description OK? snowflake, sun, star, it doesn't matter. Where is the sky, summer, nature....

« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2016, 18:16 »
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Your the dummy that put them in there in the first place
Sir Spamalot

« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2016, 03:48 »
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Your the dummy that put them in there in the first place
Sir Spamalot
I am not so sure there ever where any as he's clearly the owner of the site he's linking to (1 day old account, same writing style as the, I assume, fake testimonials on the site)

« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2016, 06:09 »
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Your the dummy that put them in there in the first place
Sir Spamalot
I am not so sure there ever where any as he's clearly the owner of the site he's linking to (1 day old account, same writing style as the, I assume, fake testimonials on the site)
This person made a few bland comments on other subjects to make them look more genuine, how sad is that?


« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2016, 06:04 »
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Six times Santa, six times Claus. Is it spam or not?

Christmas Santa Claus. Set funny Santa Claus in different poses. Collection isolated Santa Claus. Santa Claus in cartoon style. Funny Santa Claus different emotions. Santa Claus with gift sack.

https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-520221838/stock-vector-christmas-santa-claus-set-funny-santa-claus-in-different-poses-collection-isolated-santa-claus-santa-claus-in-cartoon-style-funny-santa-claus-different-emotions-santa-claus-with-gift.html?src=cqV1X-TS1IlsBZN5EVcHzQ-1-25

Is Shutterstock really interested to ieliminate spam or is it more interested in revenue increased 17%?

Look, what I have found:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4019890-shutterstocks-sstk-ceo-jon-oringer-q3-2016-results-earnings-call-transcript

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK)

Q3 2016 Earnings Conference Call

November 4, 2016, 8:30 am ET

...With that I would like to turn the call over to Jon.

Jon Oringer

Thanks, Rawson. Thanks everyone for joining us today for Shutterstock's third quarter 2016 earnings call.

This was a solid quarter for Shutterstock and we have a significant amount of momentum as we head into the final months of the year. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, revenue increased 17% with adjusted EBITDA margins of 21%, both excluding the impact of foreign currency movements.

Our image library expanded 61% to over 102 million images. Our video library expanded 64% to 5.4 million video clips, paid downloads grew 8% to $41 million and revenue per download was up 8% excluding the impact of foreign currency movements.

« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2016, 13:23 »
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I wonder if they will clean up BS too. For now there is plenty of spam there too.

Stock Photo ID: 102435965
Sun burst star or snowflakes vector logo icon set. Sun, star, summer, nature, sky, summer. Sunshine star logo. Sun icons. Sun logo. Nature sun star. Star vector icons logo. Star silhouette

Is this all purpose description OK? snowflake, sun, star, it doesn't matter. Where is the sky, summer, nature....

Clean up BS would be to sweep it under the rug and close. Forward all links to SS. If they had report image and allowed us to do their work for them, because they can't seem to do that on their own, it would clean up fast.

« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2016, 02:58 »
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Shutterstock takes new action against spammers!
They include spammers into Winter Wonderland Collection on the home page!
https://www.shutterstock.com/collections/51953268-winter-wonderland.html
This picture with green trees:
Background of Christmas tree. Christmas tree seamless pattern. Winter watercolor landscape. Watercolor Christmas tree. Christmas background
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-483421669/stock-photo-background-of-christmas-tree-christmas-tree-seamless-pattern-winter-watercolor-landscape-483421669.html
And more of the same artist:
Halloween Pumpkin icon Pumpkin icon vector Orange Pumpkin Smiling Pumpkin on a white background Simple flat style design Pumpkin isolated Pumpkin vector icon pumpkin gourd squash melon
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-496566211/stock-vector-halloween-pumpkin-icon-pumpkin-icon-vector-orange-pumpkin-smiling-pumpkin-on-a-white-background-simple-flat-style-design-pumpkin-isolated-pumpkin-vector-icon-pumpkin-gourd-squash-melon.html?src=CjyDyXvOHgnXoo2SBQnrzw-1-2
In order to be on the home page of Shutterstock one needs to become spammer!

« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2016, 04:20 »
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SS has became pretty much dump yard for all kind of spammers and cheaters. Meanwhile, contributors with thousands, ten of thousands of photos getting their accounts suspended because someone stole their images and put them on a "free images" website.

« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2016, 08:37 »
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SS has became pretty much dump yard for all kind of spammers and cheaters. Meanwhile, contributors with thousands, ten of thousands of photos getting their accounts suspended because someone stole their images and put them on a "free images" website.

Lithuania
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-414610081/stock-vector-seamless-breakfast-pattern-with-flowers-donuts-fruits-berries-and-macaroons-vector-background-with-donuts-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut-donut.html?src=Mtl9LJu8qHzlPJscaev2aw-1-0

Moldova
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-468830090/stock-vector-donut-icon-donut-icon-eps10-donut-icon-vector-donut-icon-eps-donut-icon-jpg-donut-icon-donut-icon-flat-donut-icon-app-donut-icon-web-donut-icon-art-donut-icon-donut-icon-donut.html?src=Mtl9LJu8qHzlPJscaev2aw-1-1

Czech Republic
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-424301821/stock-photo-fresh-hot-coffee-and-fresh-donuts-traditional-sweets-with-coffee-calorie-junk-food-fresh-unhealthy-breakfast-fresh-donutsfresh-donutsfresh-donutsfresh-donutsfresh-donutsfresh-donu.html?src=Mtl9LJu8qHzlPJscaev2aw-1-2

Russian Federation
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-409250845/stock-vector-vector-donut-set-vector-donut-collection-donut-isolated-on-a-white-background-deserts-food-in-a-flat-style-sweet-donuts-with-frosting-and-caramel-topping-donuts-icons-donut-isolated.html?src=Mtl9LJu8qHzlPJscaev2aw-1-5

Ukraine
https://www.shutterstock.com/pic-492471874/stock-photo-a-donut-with-blue-icing-donut-on-a-white-background-donuts-logo-picture-with-donut-donut-donut-art-restaurant-menu-booklet-design-donut-color-donut-raster-illustration.html?src=Mtl9LJu8qHzlPJscaev2aw-1-35

« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2016, 08:47 »
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Go to shutterstock forum and report it there.

gyllens

« Reply #73 on: December 29, 2016, 10:22 »
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SS has became pretty much dump yard for all kind of spammers and cheaters. Meanwhile, contributors with thousands, ten of thousands of photos getting their accounts suspended because someone stole their images and put them on a "free images" website.


Correct! SS is a joke and they just plod on as if nothing is happening as if everything is OK. You never hear a word from them. Send them an email and it takes a week before getting a reply and thats if youre lucky.
They have over 100 million assets OUR assets not theirs but acting as if they own everything lock stock and barrel.

Meanwhile they are desperate in pleasing the shareholders nursing the third world and scewing up everything with bugs and glitches.

Its become an embarrassment!

« Reply #74 on: December 29, 2016, 11:40 »
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Go to shutterstock forum and report it there.

Dont. I did a similar thing - my post was removed and I got a warning from forum moderator. Apparently they allow spammers spamming happily for many months but they dont allow other contributors to point it out. And thats why Im done with SS forums.


 

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