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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2016, 03:41 »
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did anyone realize that they reduce the earning from 0.324 to 0.32

I consider this a pay cut!!!

They did not reduce earnings but they applied a work around with similar effect. What you see is decimal round off, they always did that but earnings were shown in three decimal digits on old site and now they round off to two decimals.
ex.: level two subscription was 0.252, now it is 0.25
Then they apply 10% taxes (in my case) which they also round off, so 10% of 0.25 is not 0.025 but 0.03 (which is ~ 12%).

So instead of 0.252 I get 0.22.

Higher values are round off too ( 1.029 → 1.03) but they don't happen so often.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2016, 05:12 by Dodie »


« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2016, 12:48 »
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Apparently the new view doesn't show the current day's sales at all. Yesterday, I could look at the old list and see the sales getting added but nothing showed up in the new view (no sales for that day). Today, I see yesterday's sales, but nothing for today (and there are some as I can see via the old page.

I understand that this looks prettier, but it's got to improve on the accuracy front (showing actual not rounded amounts)  showing today's sales, not just showing them a day in arrears.

suwanneeredhead

  • O.I.D. Sufferer (Obsessive Illustration Disorder)
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2016, 12:51 »
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For me it shows a massive drop-off in sales over the past 2 months, massive. How insanely discouraging since this is happening across all sites. Except Shutterstock, it's holding steady for me.

« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 13:19 »
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No complaints about the RC system on 123 from me. We have to accept that these systems are the way the wind is blowing and the one on 123 has perfectly achievable levels if you are any good. I am level 6 and my skill level is pretty average. The problem is with sites like istock or ss through bigstock, where the system is no system at all. It is just a way to claim they pay much higher comissions than they do.

« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2016, 15:28 »
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Apparently the new view doesn't show the current day's sales at all. Yesterday, I could look at the old list and see the sales getting added but nothing showed up in the new view (no sales for that day). Today, I see yesterday's sales, but nothing for today (and there are some as I can see via the old page.

I understand that this looks prettier, but it's got to improve on the accuracy front (showing actual not rounded amounts)  showing today's sales, not just showing them a day in arrears.

Yes, it's not real time reporting, I can also see sales for today on the old site but nothing on the new one.
There are some delays in indexing too; I had a batch approved on the 25th, before or during the changes and those images don't show up in my port or in search. I contacted support and I got an answer in less than an hour, saying that it could take a week till new images are batched.

"(showing actual not rounded amounts)...." I don't think we will see not rounded amounts ever again, this is the price we pay for the new look.

« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2016, 11:54 »
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I can now see three digit amounts in the daily sales information. So I guess they can combine a new look with accurate accounting (that was a pretty lame excuse)

It's still a day in arrears

« Reply #31 on: July 28, 2016, 12:51 »
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I can now see three digit amounts in the daily sales information. So I guess they can combine a new look with accurate accounting (that was a pretty lame excuse)

It's still a day in arrears

This time I'm glad that I was wrong with my assumption. Contributor level is back too. Everything will be all right in time. There are no changes in the system, just the layout is changed and small glitches can happen everywhere. They asked for feedback, so it's nice that they are listening. I have no reason to complain (except sales).

« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2016, 19:42 »
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About rejections in 123rf, they usually happen when you take a close-up from very close. They don't like this type of composition, at least when I do it.  :D

« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2016, 02:01 »
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No complaints about the RC system on 123 from me. We have to accept that these systems are the way the wind is blowing and the one on 123 has perfectly achievable levels if you are any good. I am level 6 and my skill level is pretty average. The problem is with sites like istock or ss through bigstock, where the system is no system at all. It is just a way to claim they pay much higher comissions than they do.

If you're level 6 at 123 then I'd imagine your being modest with your skill level or have one massive portfolio.



« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2016, 05:18 »
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No complaints about the RC system on 123 from me. We have to accept that these systems are the way the wind is blowing and the one on 123 has perfectly achievable levels if you are any good. I am level 6 and my skill level is pretty average. The problem is with sites like istock or ss through bigstock, where the system is no system at all. It is just a way to claim they pay much higher comissions than they do.

If you're level 6 at 123 then I'd imagine your being modest with your skill level or have one massive portfolio.

I have considerably less than 10,000 images and I'd say mos of the pre 2014 content is utter poo. If I can reach the levels most people could with enough hard work. As opposed to IS or BS where you can forget about it.

« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2016, 06:15 »
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I definitely agree that the Istock Rc system is stupid, especially when subs or partner program don't contribute. Well it's not stupid it achieves what they wanted, stripping royalties from contributors

« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2016, 07:02 »
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I have considerably less than 10,000 images and I'd say mos of the pre 2014 content is utter poo. If I can reach the levels most people could with enough hard work. As opposed to IS or BS where you can forget about it.

Impressive. What are your subjects (travel, model, food, etc)?

« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2016, 08:40 »
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I have considerably less than 10,000 images and I'd say mos of the pre 2014 content is utter poo. If I can reach the levels most people could with enough hard work. As opposed to IS or BS where you can forget about it.

Impressive. What are your subjects (travel, model, food, etc)?

I have a mix of all subjects and content types. I don't specialise

dbvirago

« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2016, 18:05 »
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I like it, but the earnings page still doesn't sync.
The old downloads page shows what I have sold today. All 3 pages on the new dashboard show no sales for today.

Great improvement though

« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2016, 04:39 »
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Hi All,

It's been a week since youve experienced our new contributor's dashboard. We hope youre liking the little changes weve made to the contributor's platform. *bow

On that note, wed like to apologise for being quiet all these while. Weve been looking at all feedback and comments (both the positive and negative!) that you all have provided and have made some tweaks based on them. 

The New Dashboard is just the beginning of improvements we plan to introduce. Changes to the uploading platform and review process are the next in the pipeline, and, of course therell be more to come in the future.

Before I forget, allow me to briefly introduce myself.

My name is Eric Tay, I am the Assistant Manager - Creative Community of 123RF. Simply put, my role basically is to communicate with you (123RF contributors) and work together to create a better platform for you.

A special shoutout to all of you here, thanks for supporting 123RF all this while. Weve made it this far because of the cooperation of all of our contributors. I will try my best to deliver an outcome that hopefully lives up to your expectations.

You can contact me through my email, newbielink:mailto:[email protected] [nonactive] or our support team at newbielink:mailto:[email protected] [nonactive]. Feel free to get in touch with us, and share with us your concerns and ideas.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 09:35 by Eric.T_123RF »

« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2016, 08:31 »
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Great to see a rep from one of the bigger sites on here. Really appreciate the communication.

« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2016, 11:29 »
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i cant see daily sales until the day is over (it's not updating)

when i check them it always say "no sales" until i get back day after

« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2016, 14:17 »
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to 123RF and I'm kinda confused with the submission process.

I uploaded 70 or so royalty free footage clips, I filled in the descriptions and keywords for all of them and have them saved. Above each clip it says pending, but these clips are all still listed under incomplete when I look at my history. Am I missing something here? Are these clips cued for the review or do I still have some final process to complete?

I tried to contact them a few days ago but have not heard back.


« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2016, 20:06 »
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to 123RF and I'm kinda confused with the submission process.

I uploaded 70 or so royalty free footage clips, I filled in the descriptions and keywords for all of them and have them saved. Above each clip it says pending, but these clips are all still listed under incomplete when I look at my history. Am I missing something here? Are these clips cued for the review or do I still have some final process to complete?

I tried to contact them a few days ago but have not heard back.
They are queued for review. But the review of RF footage is really slow there. More often than not, it takes few months.

« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2016, 21:03 »
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to 123RF and I'm kinda confused with the submission process.

I uploaded 70 or so royalty free footage clips, I filled in the descriptions and keywords for all of them and have them saved. Above each clip it says pending, but these clips are all still listed under incomplete when I look at my history. Am I missing something here? Are these clips cued for the review or do I still have some final process to complete?

I tried to contact them a few days ago but have not heard back.
They are queued for review. But the review of RF footage is really slow there. More often than not, it takes few months.

Thanks anathaya.

So it's months over there? That's too bad.

Is it the same deal for images, or do they get reviewed faster?

« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2016, 22:20 »
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So it's months over there? That's too bad.

Is it the same deal for images, or do they get reviewed faster?

In my experience, current review times are:
RF footage (slowest: few months) > RF images > Editorial footage > Editorial images (fastest: few days)

dbvirago

« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2016, 09:57 »
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Would like to see today's sales on the dashboard, but even yesterday's aren't syncing properly.

Monthly and daily totals through yesterday show more images than what appears in the download stats tab.

« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2016, 13:14 »
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What the *bleep* happened?! My sales tanked in August after all these *wonderful* changes...earned less than 1/6th of my normal average. I haven't had a month that bad since October 2006 at 123RF!!! Please don't tell me 123RF pulled a Fotolia move and relegated my portfolio (and others) to the bottom of the heap where I'll never see sales again.

« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2016, 01:38 »
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Whatever they're doing, they should keep doing it. My last three months have been exceptional.

« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2016, 03:06 »
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