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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 19:06 »
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I voted it down, for the reason Sue mentioned, Plus, the OP had 4000 images removed, how do you think that affects his income? Plus, if your platform is so wonky you need to deactivate thousands and thousands of images, then something is wrong.



To be honest, having 4k images removed from veer probably didn't affect his income much.  Sales there have gone from poor to absolutely DISMAL, even with me uploading the maximum every week. 

But I do get your point.  This type of thing should be announced in advanced and hopefully remedied when the new site is up.

I thank Ryan for coming in and facing the angry crowd to offer an explanation though.  It's much appreciated.  And I sincerely hope that the new site will be able to sell images in much higher and more consistent volumes than the current one. 


« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 22:08 »
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Probably couldn't afford to get another HD for the server.

« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2013, 02:21 »
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This voting system is nuts.  Why give a site admin that replies to a thread here -1?  Makes no sense to me.
Thanks for the info RyanB, you have a +1 from me.

I voted it down, for the reason Sue mentioned, Plus, the OP had 4000 images removed, how do you think that affects his income? Plus, if your platform is so wonky you need to deactivate thousands and thousands of images, then something is wrong.

So for those 3 reasons I voted it down. I dont see the problem with that. Or do we need to swallow everything an admin tells us and be happy with it.
I think its wrong to shoot the messenger.  Its veer that caused the problem, RyanB has helped us by informing us about what's going on.  We have every right to be angry with Veer but I still think it looks bad when we complain about a lack of communications with sites and as soon as an admin posts here I see they have -2.  I much preferred this site when we didn't have the +1 -1 nonsense.  Should I -1 Leaf for that  :)

« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2013, 08:21 »
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I think its wrong to shoot the messenger.  Its veer that caused the problem, RyanB has helped us by informing us about what's going on.  We have every right to be angry with Veer but I still think it looks bad when we complain about a lack of communications with sites and as soon as an admin posts here I see they have -2.  I much preferred this site when we didn't have the +1 -1 nonsense.  Should I -1 Leaf for that  :)
Nobody shot the messenger.

Yes it is a privilege to be able to read Veer's "official" responses to our questions. However we are also free to voice our opinion about how we feel about these responses with the means given by this forum.

I didn't like or dislike Ryan's post (as in clicking the heart or -1) but rather wrote a response to make a point why I'm not happy about Veer's decision.

Just because Ryan is the messenger does not mean that we have to like what he says...

Also I'm sure Ryan knows that it's not him we're mad at... Hopefully our posts will clarify that.

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« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2013, 20:50 »
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I have also experienced a HUGE slow down in sales at Veer. Despite my portfolio increasing. Doesn't look good.

As for the new site Ryan talked about, I heard nothing about this before - anyone else? It seems not.

I just looked and found this tiny little piece of info stashed in the Veer News section from February...

"In all seriousness, Veer would not be Veer without you. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your enthusiasm, patience, top-notch content, and for sticking with us. 2013 is a big year - we're renovating and rearranging to make searching and buying a breeze for customers. There's other stuff in the works, so keep your eyes peeled! "
http://www.veer.com/more/contributor/news/

But seriously, who reads that? I am all for a new site upgrade, but surely this is news to spruik and tell everyone about via email, facebook etc.

Anyway, I seriously hope this new site upgrade can start turning things around for Veer. I really liked them but lately they just seem to be falling flat.

« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2013, 21:02 »
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I don't get why a site would have to delete a bunch of stuff just to roll out a new site. I've never heard of that.

« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 21:39 »
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I don't get why a site would have to delete a bunch of stuff just to roll out a new site. I've never heard of that.

I agree, sounds prehistoric. Imagine one of the big 4 micro sites disables large sections of contributor portfolios for weeks on end just to work on a site upgrade. There would be huge riots such as never seen before.

« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2013, 02:30 »
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It might be because the Snap Village files were key worded differently and some of them were hard to find?  Perhaps they're going through them to sort that out?  Or perhaps they just want to review them all again as their standards have changed?

I think its appalling that they didn't inform us about this.  Something changed there, they used to be quite communicative but now they're like several of the big sites that seem to think its fine to keep us in the dark.  That's a bad attitude for a site that's now down in the low earners.

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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2013, 03:46 »
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Again.... some people that were NEVER on SV are reporting missing images, its not related solely to Snapvillage.

« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2013, 04:09 »
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Again.... some people that were NEVER on SV are reporting missing images, its not related solely to Snapvillage.

Exactly. And I never heard about the "Veer UGC collection" that Ryan mentioned, so I have no idea if any of my images were in there and that's the reason they have disappeared.

« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 12:17 »
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I think UGC is user generated content. Old line agency speak for the great divide between "professional" photographers and crowdsourcing. I hate the term (and I don't think it really covers current agency content; it's no longer people selling their vacation snapshots)

They have clearly learned nothing about communication - it would have been trivial to send out something about this in the recent newsletter or an e-mail just about this. Two or three sentences would have done it.

Whether or not this is the case, their attitude conveys an impression that they don't much care about UGC contributors and keeping them informed.

« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 14:31 »
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... it's no longer people selling their vacation snapshots...

I do plead guilty to that charge...  ;)

« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 15:36 »
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Hi all

We've temporarily deactivated some older content from the Veer UGC collection to bring more stability to our platform as we prepare for the launch of our new site.  We'll be reactivating this content once the new site launches.

I'm not always able to check in on this forum, so if anyone needs a quick answer concerning their Veer account, the best way is to send an email over to contributorhelp@veer.com.

Thanks!

Why on earth would any images need to be deactivated for that? With just an ounce of competence, there's no need for anything to happen to the current site you can sandbox . out of a new concept on a subdomain or whatever gives without anybody ever noticing anything at all until the finalized shiny new sites pops up.


 

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