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gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:00 »
+1
I'd only ventured over there a few times but never found it to be my cup of tea. (I can only handle one lot of edgy, opinionated, bossy creatives, and here they at least like microstock).

I do love this quote from Alamy Admins:
Quote
With this in mind, we've now made it compulsory to be a registered Alamy photographer before you can post. Although you'll be able to pick a forum alias the first time you log in, you'll need to log in using your existing Alamy website credentials and your profile on the new forum will contain a link to your image collection on Alamy. We believe this will promote a more honest and less hostile environment. Also, users are now able to give (or take away) reputation points on posts and users. Again, we hope this will promote a more positive and overall constructive place for discussion.

of course we all fear the backlash of speaking out (hello iS!), so having some anonymity can be helpful, but I do think this transparency is a good thing overall.  There are quite a few mouthy types here who like to whinge, yet I've no idea if it's justified as i can't see their ports.

perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 07:04 »
+2
perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

I have a photo of Boobies with exactly that title on Flickr  8)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/indri_13/8644665935/#in/photostream

« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 07:07 »
0
I'd only ventured over there a few times but never found it to be my cup of tea. (I can only handle one lot of edgy, opinionated, bossy creatives, and here they at least like microstock).

I do love this quote from Alamy Admins:
Quote
With this in mind, we've now made it compulsory to be a registered Alamy photographer before you can post. Although you'll be able to pick a forum alias the first time you log in, you'll need to log in using your existing Alamy website credentials and your profile on the new forum will contain a link to your image collection on Alamy. We believe this will promote a more honest and less hostile environment. Also, users are now able to give (or take away) reputation points on posts and users. Again, we hope this will promote a more positive and overall constructive place for discussion.

of course we all fear the backlash of speaking out (hello iS!), so having some anonymity can be helpful, but I do think this transparency is a good thing overall.  There are quite a few mouthy types here who like to whinge, yet I've no idea if it's justified as i can't see their ports.

perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

Thanks for the encouragement Gillian. :)

James Allsworth,
Alamy.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:11 »
-1
perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

I have a photo of Boobies with exactly that title on Flickr  8)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/indri_13/8644665935/#in/photostream

lol, love it.
  - blue feet, really?!

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 07:14 »
+1
I'd only ventured over there a few times but never found it to be my cup of tea. (I can only handle one lot of edgy, opinionated, bossy creatives, and here they at least like microstock).

I do love this quote from Alamy Admins:
Quote
With this in mind, we've now made it compulsory to be a registered Alamy photographer before you can post. Although you'll be able to pick a forum alias the first time you log in, you'll need to log in using your existing Alamy website credentials and your profile on the new forum will contain a link to your image collection on Alamy. We believe this will promote a more honest and less hostile environment. Also, users are now able to give (or take away) reputation points on posts and users. Again, we hope this will promote a more positive and overall constructive place for discussion.

of course we all fear the backlash of speaking out (hello iS!), so having some anonymity can be helpful, but I do think this transparency is a good thing overall.  There are quite a few mouthy types here who like to whinge, yet I've no idea if it's justified as i can't see their ports.

perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

Thanks for the encouragement Gillian. :)

James Allsworth,
Alamy.
yikes James! how Big Brother of you, 5 mins...............  :P
but otherwise, my pleasure. we should all be here to support and help and move onwards and upwards and all that. can't say i'll be over there much, as that RM crowd are a bit scary.

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 07:20 »
0
perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

I have a photo of Boobies with exactly that title on Flickr  8)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/indri_13/8644665935/#in/photostream

lol, love it.
  - blue feet, really?!

Oh yes, and a different species has red feet:
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-4345394-red-footed-booby.php?st=27ea28e
Much better on video of course:
Blue Footed Booby Mating Dance

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 08:15 »
-1
lol, love it. you can see them getting picked up for a telco ad.

Poncke

« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 12:16 »
-1
I am not annoynmous on any agency forum. Only here, but thats gone as well.

Only reason I am not changing my name here is because I dont need people to google my name and find me here.

« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 16:14 »
0
I'd only ventured over there a few times but never found it to be my cup of tea. (I can only handle one lot of edgy, opinionated, bossy creatives, and here they at least like microstock).

I do love this quote from Alamy Admins:
Quote
With this in mind, we've now made it compulsory to be a registered Alamy photographer before you can post. Although you'll be able to pick a forum alias the first time you log in, you'll need to log in using your existing Alamy website credentials and your profile on the new forum will contain a link to your image collection on Alamy. We believe this will promote a more honest and less hostile environment. Also, users are now able to give (or take away) reputation points on posts and users. Again, we hope this will promote a more positive and overall constructive place for discussion.

of course we all fear the backlash of speaking out (hello iS!), so having some anonymity can be helpful, but I do think this transparency is a good thing overall.  There are quite a few mouthy types here who like to whinge, yet I've no idea if it's justified as i can't see their ports.

perhaps a "show me yours, i'll show you mine" policy could be implemented? :)

Thanks for the encouragement Gillian. :)

James Allsworth,
Alamy.
yikes James! how Big Brother of you, 5 mins...............  :P
but otherwise, my pleasure. we should all be here to support and help and move onwards and upwards and all that. can't say i'll be over there much, as that RM crowd are a bit scary.

Perhaps he get's emails when someone starts a topic in the Alamy board...
Either way, thanks for the heads up.  It will be interesting to see if it cleans up the boards there.

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 16:38 »
0
Perhaps he get's emails when someone starts a topic in the Alamy board...
Either way, thanks for the heads up.  It will be interesting to see if it cleans up the boards there.
It might, it might not. I know the ports of most of these (mostly just one person) who annoy me on their forums (not remotely difficult to find.)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 18:31 »
0
I am not annoynmous on any agency forum. Only here, but thats gone as well.

Only reason I am not changing my name here is because I dont need people to google my name and find me here.

actually that is a good reason to have a different forum name.

« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 19:09 »
0
thumbs up for the forum ! it was time ! and IPB is one of the most stable and flexible forum CMS around.

however, the lack of anonimity will kill most of the interest discussions as people will be scared of getting their alamy account banned.

and i dont understand why there cant be a private section for alamy contributors, what's the point in having a public forum ? some discussions about sales for instance are better not be public.




 

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