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« on: April 23, 2008, 16:05 »
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I have recently joined this mob. They are a few people that used to work for Scanpix and have establised this site in Norway.

I understand they have got funding from the Norwegian Government to assist in establishing the site.

The main people are, Linda Lgreid Johannessen, Jan Ole Kjellesvig, Roger Bystrm.

Cheers


« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 16:29 »
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I checked out the site a few weeks ago and found that it was slick indeed. I've uploaded 57 images there and will probably do more once the site search is available to buyers.

  You can upload any number using their simple regular process. Fast and easy. I haven't tried their separate FTP feature yet but I hear it works fine.

  I find that I really need a site to complain about and since LO's demise I'm investing my future angst toward Yay should they earn that privilege in the next few months.

RT


« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 16:33 »
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I've uploaded a few via FTP and it works like a dream, they are nice people to deal with and I'm looking forward to the June launch by which time I'll hopefully have finished uploading my portfolio.

They seem to be making the right announcements regarding future marketing, but like all time will tell.

« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 17:11 »
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I uploaded my images too. They have a very friendly/positive/helpful attitude at YAY Micro. They listening very well to the suggestion in the forum. Problems are attacked and resolved limitedly. I can't wait for them to open the doors in June.

« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 17:56 »
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Even their Java uploader works great for me, and "nothing Java" has ever worked right for me anywhere. Always get some kind of stupid warning box, or it locks up etc. Yes, have all updates installed.

FTP works great too. So far this site has given me the least headaches as far as uploading. If I have just a few, I usually use the Flash uploader. A whole bunch and I dump into the FTP and go get some coffee. When I come back tey're done and waiting for me to click them off to Pending land.

Yaymicro is also a member of Kiva

http://www.kiva.org/lender/yaymicrodotcom

« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 05:57 »
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Its a dream uploading to this site. I really hope they will do well and wish them all luck.

« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 07:35 »
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I have 900 photos uploaded already. Very fast uploads. Will be interesting to see if they get the marketing right.

« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2008, 14:44 »
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I uploaded my images too. They have a very friendly/positive/helpful attitude at YAY Micro. They listening very well to the suggestion in the forum. Problems are attacked and resolved limitedly. I can't wait for them to open the doors in June.

Agree completely.  Their upload process is not a painful one.  It will definitely be interesting to see what happens once they do open up.

« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2008, 17:57 »
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I'll be blunt... as a new site, they should be paying you to upload since the risk/reward ratio isn't that good.. Pay me and I'll contribute my 2500+ images. Business is business.  ;)

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2008, 18:33 »
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That's how I felt about Albummer, and I don't regret uploading as I think $250 was a fair price for a couple hours work. I also felt like if they spent the 25K required to pay 100 people to upload that meant they were serious about making the site work.

But that was over 6 months ago and they haven't done anything since.

« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2008, 19:21 »
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Any amount paid for uploads would have to be taken from somewhere. I'd rather see the money spent on marketing or higher paybacks to the photographers when we actually see some sales.

« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2008, 13:33 »
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YAY MICRO is moving along. Today they activated the Search function. If you add someones user name, it will come up with this person portfolio. They added a statistic page for sales, you can now edit keywords, description, and title for approved images. The also added lists for "50 most popular searches last 30 days" and "10 most popluar searches last 24 hours". So far it looks like that there is nothing in the way for the launch on June 2nd.

Contakt

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2008, 14:58 »
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Who the friggin' hell thought of that name is what I want to know.

It's like something you'd call a bag of microwave popcorn.

I mean for the love'o'God could they not have come up with something a little bit more intelligent.

We've had a spate of silly sounding MS sites over the last 12 months...

Slapvillage
Albummer
Unluckyoliver
*
Crapstock
Lizardstock
Nutcaster

aND now Naymicro

Jazzuzzzz!!


As a footnote, here's what you get when you ask for a password reminder:

We found your email and we've sent you a mail with instructions on how to set a new password. Yay!


Ooooh yippee doo dah day is all I can say. F*****g hell somebody's on drugs in that cockpit.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2008, 15:05 by Contakt »

« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2008, 16:51 »
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Fair play to all at YAY!

With the recent updates they are looking more professional all the time.
To me they are approaching this in an admirable way.

Thumbs up!

« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2008, 17:24 »
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I like the way they are building all the things in the site until they are open

« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2008, 18:52 »
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Who the friggin' hell thought of that name is what I want to know.

It's like something you'd call a bag of microwave popcorn.

I mean for the love'o'God could they not have come up with something a little bit more intelligent.

We've had a spate of silly sounding MS sites over the last 12 months...

Slapvillage
Albummer
Unluckyoliver

Crapstock
Lizardstock
Nutcaster

aND now Naymicro

Jazzuzzzz!!


As a footnote, here's what you get when you ask for a password reminder:

We found your email and we've sent you a mail with instructions on how to set a new password. Yay!


Ooooh yippee doo dah day is all I can say. F*****g hell somebody's on drugs in that cockpit.


Jeeez bruther, you gave me quite a chortle! I have not submitted to them yet but have to agree that they seem to be doing things with a sense of focus and DO stand a snowballs-chance-in-hell of making something happen...we shall see.

« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2008, 19:24 »
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While you're whining about the Yay name, we'll all be getting paid in Euros.

« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2008, 20:53 »
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While you're whining about the Yay name, we'll all be getting paid in Euros.

ya, quite agree with Snurder.
what's in the name?

we could have said the same thing about microsoft
during the time of Amiga and Apple and Mac.

look at it now, it's neither micro, nor is it soft!
so what's in the name. YAY! go for it YAY ... i'm all for you 8)

« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2008, 22:01 »
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They got great website. All developers from other sites should take classes there. If marketing department is as good as programmers it will be a blast  8)

« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2008, 00:52 »
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well if nothing else their site sure is speedy.

« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2008, 01:32 »
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YAY MICRO is moving along. Today they activated the Search function. If you add someones user name, it will come up with this person portfolio. They added a statistic page for sales, you can now edit keywords, description, and title for approved images. The also added lists for "50 most popular searches last 30 days" and "10 most popluar searches last 24 hours". So far it looks like that there is nothing in the way for the launch on June 2nd.


Your link is not working.
Actually contrary to other new sites, the founders of this sites have experience. They come from a major stock agency. so that may help.
Lets see.

« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2008, 01:44 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.

Contakt

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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2008, 03:55 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.

« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2008, 03:56 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.


like dreamstime for example ??

not sure how 'stocky' that is
or corbis, or alamy for that matter.

Contakt

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2008, 04:42 »
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I think it is to the advantage of contributers to support well run new sites that emerge. Especially if they take the place of badly run estabilished sites. Yay Micro is a good example of getting things right from the start.


We'll see how it pans out but I think it's no coincidence that the best selling sites all have proper sounding brand names that relate in some way to what they're selling.

And while I also agree that the general look and feel of the site is very good, I'm not overly impressed with the content I've seen thus far.


like dreamstime for example ??

not sure how 'stocky' that is
or corbis, or alamy for that matter.


Yes, you're absolutely right, but what would you expect from some ponytailed idealist?
And as for Corbis, we're talking about a guy who has so much money he couldn't give a hoot if it was called shitestock. So, no surprises there!


 

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