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Ron

« Reply #100 on: October 17, 2013, 10:11 »
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Tyler this is becoming absurd, I have given a heart to Ron and the second after some dude add a minus, it's a relevant post with facts, not a rant, are we adults or kids playing around?

if this continues I believe it would be better to see minus and hearts or just remove the all thing
It needs to be removed.  The system is a joke.  I know there's someone giving me a -1 for almost every post right now and I'm giving him a -1 in retaliation.  Come on Ron, hit that down arrow :)

If you want I can double all the -1 for you because it isnt me. You get a lot of slack in the BS forum, and your last 4 posts have been voted down but not by me.


ShadySue

« Reply #101 on: October 17, 2013, 10:17 »
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Perhaps they chose to ignore people that are just out to cause trouble in their forum?  A bit of research and the charity all seems quite legit.  http://www.fft.org.uk/about-us/fischer-family-trust.aspx
No doubt I'll get -1's for that.  Here's a BBC clip of Mike Fischer in his lab http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16850185

No-one was denying that.
This was a quote from a peer journal questioning the research they were involved in and its efficiency/effectiveness/results.
Of course, that was in the old Alamy forum, and I can't google it now.
I'm not enough of a scientist to appraise the claims, but it did make me temper my opinions somewhat.

I still don't see anything inherently wrong with starting up an agency specifically to fund research work.

I also don't see why some people are so happy to laud a company that gives you c30%, at best, but leave a company which pays 50% because you have to pay a little transfer fee (annoying as that is), which still wouldn't take you down to 30%. Seems to be a logical disjunct, but SS does seem to be filtered by rosy-colours.

Anyway, each to their own.

« Reply #102 on: October 17, 2013, 10:25 »
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I can still get the old forum but I don't think the search works.
http://web.archive.org/web/20120701205004/http://www.alamy.com/forums/

Ron

« Reply #103 on: October 17, 2013, 10:25 »
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Perhaps they chose to ignore people that are just out to cause trouble in their forum?  A bit of research and the charity all seems quite legit.  http://www.fft.org.uk/about-us/fischer-family-trust.aspx
No doubt I'll get -1's for that.  Here's a BBC clip of Mike Fischer in his lab http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16850185

No-one was denying that.
This was a quote from a peer journal questioning the research they were involved in and its efficiency/effectiveness/results.
Of course, that was in the old Alamy forum, and I can't google it now.
I'm not enough of a scientist to appraise the claims, but it did make me temper my opinions somewhat.

I still don't see anything inherently wrong with starting up an agency specifically to fund research work.

I also don't see why some people are so happy to laud a company that gives you c30%, at best, but leave a company which pays 50% because you have to pay a little transfer fee (annoying as that is), which still wouldn't take you down to 30%. Seems to be a logical disjunct, but SS does seem to be filtered by rosy-colours.

Anyway, each to their own.


Why do I always have to repeat myself. Its not only the latest scam, this was just the straw that broke the camels back. It was a build up of of annoyances and this latest money grab pushed me over. It is a money grab, because before at 175 dollar I got what I earned, they would absorb the PP fee. Now they no longer do that. Effectively with this change they make more profit. Fair enough. I closed my account, what does it matter? Another frustration gone.

ShadySue

« Reply #104 on: October 17, 2013, 10:32 »
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^^ Each to his own.
I know we all have our tipping points about this, and I think that probably re the 10% reduction or the earlier 5% reduction not being restored, that Alamy has seen that other agencies are getting off with paying their contributors less and are sinking to their level of shafting. They probably have a minimum amount they want to pay into their research, like the others into the Fat Cat's pocket.

« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2013, 10:41 »
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I can still get the old forum but I don't think the search works.
http://web.archive.org/web/20120701205004/http://www.alamy.com/forums/


The old forum is here: http://www.alamy.com/forums/framehelper.aspx?g=forum

The search still seems to work.

XPTO

« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2013, 12:24 »
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I also don't see why some people are so happy to laud a company that gives you c30%, at best, but leave a company which pays 50% because you have to pay a little transfer fee (annoying as that is), which still wouldn't take you down to 30%. Seems to be a logical disjunct, but SS does seem to be filtered by rosy-colours.

The problem is the way things are headed in all agencies we, the contributors, must fight every battle that has the objective to degrade even more our income.

And unfortunately we're at a point this must be done for every dollar lost no matter the agency. To underestimate any move that wants to pass to us the costs, besides the commission costs is seen by the agencies as an open door for them to do anything they want.

In fact that's what's been happening. And look at where it got us...


« Reply #108 on: November 04, 2013, 10:31 »
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Great news!

Ron

« Reply #109 on: November 04, 2013, 10:34 »
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Hopefully this will be good news to those of you disappointed by our recent payment terms changes. All payment fees will now be scrapped and the threshold will be reduced further.

More info here. http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2013/11/04/5545.aspx

Cheers

Alamy


Great news, I have emailed MS to cancel my account cancellation request. Thank you for listening.

« Reply #110 on: November 04, 2013, 11:19 »
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That's excellent. It's good to know that at least one agency is listening.

« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2013, 11:22 »
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It is good news that you've changed your minds about charging fees to receive the money we're owed.

I wasn't among those affected, but given all the increases in Alamy's share of the total sale over the last few years, passing on a cost of doing business to the contributor really stung (like car dealers charging a "document preparation fee" when selling you a car).

Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2013, 11:26 »
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http://www.alamy.com/Blog/contributor/archive/2013/11/04/5545.aspx

Quote
Okay, hands up... We got it wrong and were sorry we messed everyone around.


Gosh. Imagine if this kind of approach caught on.

« Reply #113 on: November 04, 2013, 11:29 »
+1

Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

We clear the sale when the funds are received from the customer - this process takes at least 45 days because we need to allow for any changes in design refunds for the customer, as well as counter any fraudulent activity on credit card payments. Most agencies have similar clearing times but they all go on behind the scenes and the sale is only reported to you when it's cleared or very close to clearing. We report live when the sale happens.

« Reply #114 on: November 04, 2013, 11:51 »
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now all the people that were happy about it should thank the other that demanded no fees ;)

thanks Alamy! ;D

Ron

« Reply #115 on: November 04, 2013, 11:56 »
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now all the people that were happy about it should thank the other that demanded no fees ;)

thanks Alamy! ;D
The only thing I got was from John Morrison, another one of his troll comments, on the Alamy forum. I wonder why that eejit has 526 plus votes.  ;D

« Reply #116 on: November 04, 2013, 13:15 »
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Excellent decision. Thanks!

KB

« Reply #117 on: November 04, 2013, 16:53 »
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Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

We clear the sale when the funds are received from the customer - this process takes at least 45 days because we need to allow for any changes in design refunds for the customer, as well as counter any fraudulent activity on credit card payments. Most agencies have similar clearing times but they all go on behind the scenes and the sale is only reported to you when it's cleared or very close to clearing. We report live when the sale happens.
I think most understand that there needs to be a reasonable delay to clear funds.

What bothers me are sales that take "forever". I have one uncleared sale now, for example, from January. These are the kind of uncleared sales that I think bother others, too.

Ron

« Reply #118 on: November 04, 2013, 17:06 »
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Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

We clear the sale when the funds are received from the customer - this process takes at least 45 days because we need to allow for any changes in design refunds for the customer, as well as counter any fraudulent activity on credit card payments. Most agencies have similar clearing times but they all go on behind the scenes and the sale is only reported to you when it's cleared or very close to clearing. We report live when the sale happens.
I think most understand that there needs to be a reasonable delay to clear funds.

What bothers me are sales that take "forever". I have one uncleared sale now, for example, from January. These are the kind of uncleared sales that I think bother others, too.
45 days is fine, yet I have to wait for 4 months to get the money cleared. Some people are waiting over a year to see a sale clear.

lisafx

« Reply #119 on: November 04, 2013, 18:30 »
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I am not really affected, as I was able to easily change my payout method to MB, but I still really appreciate how receptive Alamy was in fixing this for everyone.  Thank you!

StockPhotosArt.com

« Reply #120 on: November 05, 2013, 02:20 »
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These are good news, and Alamy continues to be the ONLY agency that reverses decisions based on the photographers feelings expressed in this forum and through MS.

Yet, if its alamy policy to drop decisions due to their lack of popularity it would be nice to ask us beforehand, in a case of two more sensible since we don't run the agency, and spare us the torment.

Nevertheless it's a good decision.

« Reply #121 on: November 05, 2013, 04:30 »
+1

Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

We clear the sale when the funds are received from the customer - this process takes at least 45 days because we need to allow for any changes in design refunds for the customer, as well as counter any fraudulent activity on credit card payments. Most agencies have similar clearing times but they all go on behind the scenes and the sale is only reported to you when it's cleared or very close to clearing. We report live when the sale happens.
I think most understand that there needs to be a reasonable delay to clear funds.

What bothers me are sales that take "forever". I have one uncleared sale now, for example, from January. These are the kind of uncleared sales that I think bother others, too.
45 days is fine, yet I have to wait for 4 months to get the money cleared. Some people are waiting over a year to see a sale clear.

Again though, we only clear the sale when we receive payment from the customer so if it has gone beyond the agreed terms of sale, then our credit control team will be chasing this down in order to get the photographer paid. This issue of a late payment from some customers will be industry wide, however it may be more apparent on Alamy because we report the sales live.  (Last post from us on this subject, :) )

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the payment threshold revision!

Alamy


« Reply #122 on: November 05, 2013, 08:21 »
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From what I understand/thought... if a co. Does "scheduled bulk payouts" the fee is waved for PayPal.

« Reply #123 on: November 05, 2013, 08:26 »
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Any chance you'll improve the time it takes after a "sale" for the balance to clear?

We clear the sale when the funds are received from the customer - this process takes at least 45 days because we need to allow for any changes in design refunds for the customer, as well as counter any fraudulent activity on credit card payments. Most agencies have similar clearing times but they all go on behind the scenes and the sale is only reported to you when it's cleared or very close to clearing. We report live when the sale happens.
I think most understand that there needs to be a reasonable delay to clear funds.

What bothers me are sales that take "forever". I have one uncleared sale now, for example, from January. These are the kind of uncleared sales that I think bother others, too.
45 days is fine, yet I have to wait for 4 months to get the money cleared. Some people are waiting over a year to see a sale clear.

Yes, it's great when you get a $300 sale and the next day it is refunded :o For real. Last month. Pisses me off, and it was a non distribution sale, too.

« Reply #124 on: November 05, 2013, 08:27 »
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Threshold should be $50


 

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