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ShadySue

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« Reply #125 on: February 08, 2013, 06:53 »
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I swent my email addy last night but have heard nothing. I guess that means I'm out too.
I dislike Facebook intensely, so maybe it's all good.  ;)


« Reply #126 on: February 08, 2013, 07:01 »
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I friended a couple of people that were in my cn and hadnt talked to since i left istock, but i am shut out now too. Oh well.

« Reply #127 on: February 08, 2013, 07:02 »
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I swent my email addy last night but have heard nothing. I guess that means I'm out too.
I dislike Facebook intensely, so maybe it's all good.  ;)

I also sent the email request and requested to join on Facebook, but haven't heard anything either.

« Reply #128 on: February 08, 2013, 07:03 »
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I think you can only added to the FB group if you know anybody who is inside and he can invites you. Then the admin can check you. I think the project is in a sensitive beginning phase and they must try to "save" as much as possible until the project can go official online. because of that the group is now "hidden". Its not because of "big members" or "family faces".

« Reply #129 on: February 08, 2013, 07:05 »
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I friended a couple of people that were in my cn and hadnt talked to since i left istock, but i am shut out now too. Oh well.

I don't even see them active anymore. Maybe you're not shut out, just that they shut down the page for now or went stealth due to the overwhelming response we contributors gave them.  Bruce might be viewed as a savior, but only for some individuals, not for microstock.

« Reply #130 on: February 08, 2013, 07:08 »
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I'm starting  a co-op stock site called crapsy. For all of those artists who get rejected by stocksy. Who's in?
haha, well it depends ... what are your plans :  micro, mid or macro stock ?   And will you exclusively sell crap or are some average quality images allowed too?   ;)
I describe it as midmicromac. All average images will be sifted out by an army of inspector interns. I promise that you will receive 99% royalties until I run away to the Caribbean with your unpaid royalties. Crapsy!

« Reply #131 on: February 08, 2013, 07:12 »
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I friended a couple of people that were in my cn and hadnt talked to since i left istock, but i am shut out now too. Oh well.

I don't even see them active anymore. Maybe you're not shut out, just that they shut down the page for now or went stealth due to the overwhelming response we contributors gave them.  Bruce might be viewed as a savior, but only for some individuals, not for microstock.

The FB group did go private or secret, whatever that means.  I think Rob is dealing with the 85 inches of snow they are going to get up north today, so approvals to the group will probably be slow.

« Reply #132 on: February 08, 2013, 07:13 »
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50% commission + dividend from total cash flow, and an equal say in how the agency is run. This truly does sound like the co-op we have been dreaming on.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 08:57 by djpadavona »

ShadySue

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« Reply #133 on: February 08, 2013, 07:14 »
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I'm sure Stocksy will only be for the big hitters - not least because only big sellers will be able to make back the possible considerable initial investment. Fair enough.

« Reply #134 on: February 08, 2013, 07:22 »
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I'm sure Stocksy will only be for the big hitters - not least because only big sellers will be able to make back the possible considerable initial investment. Fair enough.

No, not really, because if it is a co-op then everything that is left over after the running expenses and the 50% commission should be divided equally among the members. That means that if I join and Sean Locke joins, then my feeble earnings will be bolstered by a slice of income from Sean.

That would be fine by me  ;D
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 08:33 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #135 on: February 08, 2013, 08:05 »
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I friended a couple of people that were in my cn and hadnt talked to since i left istock, but i am shut out now too. Oh well.

I don't even see them active anymore. Maybe you're not shut out, just that they shut down the page for now or went stealth due to the overwhelming response we contributors gave them.  Bruce might be viewed as a savior, but only for some individuals, not for microstock.

The FB group did go private or secret, whatever that means.  I think Rob is dealing with the 85 inches of snow they are going to get up north today, so approvals to the group will probably be slow.

Sure it did.  Tyler Stalman changed the group to 'Secret' saying they just "don't have a lot more to say at the moment" .. I'm guessing they start adding people to the group once that have more to share. 
- no point in tons of people asking them questions when they can't give out any answers (yet)

« Reply #136 on: February 08, 2013, 08:31 »
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I'm sure Stocksy will only be for the big hitters - not least because only big sellers will be able to make back the possible considerable initial investment. Fair enough.
Why have you jumped to those conclusions?  I'll wait and see what their actual plans are.  I hate trying to guess when we have no real information to go on.

« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2013, 08:34 »
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I'm sure Stocksy will only be for the big hitters - not least because only big sellers will be able to make back the possible considerable initial investment. Fair enough.
Why have you jumped to those conclusions?  I'll wait and see what their actual plans are.  I hate trying to guess when we have no real information to go on.

Well said.  They have really given very little information about the site other than what is on their splash page.  Everything else is simply speculation.
The two bits of info that they did give via facebook is...
They would offer image exclusivity
They want to don't want to build a collection that looks like every other microstock site.

« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2013, 08:47 »
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It's amazing they even responded at all! We need to be patient, this not like you and me just starting a website. They have time and money invested and have to do things right. I was surprised they even gave what they did. Sure it will be different as it should be and hey I may not fit the bill just yet but this is a huge positive for the industry! The 50/50 split I hope puts pressure on other sites. I am all for their success and if they offer video one day that would make me smile. We have been negative far to long because of the poor treatment we have gotten from IS. Now lets all take in a deep breath and wait.

« Reply #139 on: February 08, 2013, 08:52 »
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Well said.  They have really given very little information about the site other than what is on their splash page.  Everything else is simply speculation.


Isn't that what we do best here on MSG....speculation? ;) :D ;D :o

ShadySue

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« Reply #140 on: February 08, 2013, 08:55 »
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It's amazing they even responded at all! We need to be patient, this not like you and me just starting a website. They have time and money invested and have to do things right. I was surprised they even gave what they did. Sure it will be different as it should be and hey I may not fit the bill just yet but this is a huge positive for the industry! The 50/50 split I hope puts pressure on other sites. I am all for their success and if they offer video one day that would make me smile. We have been negative far to long because of the poor treatment we have gotten from IS. Now lets all take in a deep breath and wait.

Way back in the thread I said I wouldn't get accepted, but I wished the very best to those who do. And I meant it.

« Reply #141 on: February 08, 2013, 09:41 »
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It's amazing they even responded at all! We need to be patient, this not like you and me just starting a website. They have time and money invested and have to do things right. I was surprised they even gave what they did. Sure it will be different as it should be and hey I may not fit the bill just yet but this is a huge positive for the industry! The 50/50 split I hope puts pressure on other sites. I am all for their success and if they offer video one day that would make me smile. We have been negative far to long because of the poor treatment we have gotten from IS. Now lets all take in a deep breath and wait.

Way back in the thread I said I wouldn't get accepted, but I wished the very best to those who do. And I meant it.
Have you actually been refused or have you just not had an answer so assume you have been refused ?

Poncke

« Reply #142 on: February 08, 2013, 10:00 »
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I think I accidentally cancelled my request.  :( I will wait with great anticipation for whats to come.

« Reply #143 on: February 08, 2013, 10:37 »
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Thanks for the updates sean and others. I can imagine they will be inundated.

Ed

« Reply #144 on: February 08, 2013, 10:54 »
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You can request to join the FB group here for Stocksy

https://www.facebook.com/groups/stocksy/

Group doesn't exist.  When I click on the link, I get a "Content Not Found" message from Facebook.  They must have changed settings to make it private by invite only.

mlwinphoto

« Reply #145 on: February 08, 2013, 11:23 »
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Speaking as an exclusive at iStock (which is looking like a bad move on my part) and one who most likely will not be able to be a member of the new agency I'm not sure I see this as good news.  With Bruce at the helm this venture has a good chance of succeeding although it will probably be a couple of years before it makes any impact on the industry.  Once it starts taking away some of the market share from existing agencies those that are on the ropes will be negatively impacted and so will their contributors....iStock is on the ropes and I'm not convinced they can turn it around. Knocking them down another rung on the ladder truly will make it unsustainable.
Having said that I hope Stocksy succeeds, big time.  I'm slowly working my way back to RM and this may be the incentive I need to get back to my roots in this business. 

aspp

« Reply #146 on: February 08, 2013, 12:27 »
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Well I know that two things are seldom the same but I keep thinking about NeXT.

I wonder if there will be an opportunity to invest.

« Reply #147 on: February 08, 2013, 13:55 »
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With Rob Sylvan's permission, I'm posting a note he put into the Facebook group (now secret) this morning:

"Just a heads up. Some of you might have seen that we switched the status of this group to increase the privacy of those in the group. As a result it will appear to those not yet approved that it went dark. If you know of anyone who as requested access to this group, but is still pending, that it wasn't personal or anything to do with them specifically. We'll get more people added soon. We just don't have much more to say at this time, and were frankly overwhelmed at the interest level. All in good time. Thanks for understanding! :)"

So there will be a point at which they'll start adding people - no idea for a timeframe on that though

Poncke

« Reply #148 on: February 08, 2013, 13:59 »
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That really great news, thanks Jo Ann. If you can drop a comment in the group, tell em I said thanks.

« Reply #149 on: February 08, 2013, 14:05 »
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The mere existence of this new agency and concept as well as our enthusiastic response to it is a win already! Many apparently are prepared to pull their images from other sites for this. Finally there is some pressure on the ever downward spiralling earnings on other sites.

Bruce is a brand already. He has an awesome start with lots of experience ahead of him. This could skyrocket and everyone smells it. Exciting times!


 

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