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« on: October 22, 2022, 10:08 »
As Bigstock hardly sells anything for me, it took a few months before I noticed my portfolio at BS was not increasing anymore (while I was still uploading to SS).
A short e-mail to Bigstock and I got a (surprisingly fast) reply :

"Thanks for reaching out to Bigstock Contributor Care. We truly appreciate your contributions to our collections during all these years! Unfortunately, they have reported that the Bridge Program between Shutterstock and Bigstock is closed; it will remain that way until further notice. If you like to submit the same content you have approved from one platform to the other, it will not be marked as a duplicate, however, you will have to do it manually. "

Must say I cannot feel happy or sad about this, but just in case you wondered, it's not a bug, the "bridge" is closed.
And no, I have no plans to start uploading manually.  Not for 9 dollars per month.

« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2022, 16:50 »
Did they ever (or when) did they reduce the BS pay for subs? As I recall they said they were going to keep them at whatever they were at for a year if you were in the bridge the BS, but it lasted longer than that.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2022, 09:11 »
Maybe people will see your post and notice. Yes it's closed after about ten years.

 Got this from BS today:

Thank you for your patience while we reviewed your case. We have received news from our Higher Office, and according to them, the Bridge Program for existing contributors was discontinued in April 2022. In this case, if you wish to have your content on Bigstock, we suggest you upload the content manually.

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2022, 10:51 »
To me, Bigstock is just useless. A waste of time.

« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 11:35 »
To me, Bigstock is just useless. A waste of time.

Easy to agree.

« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2022, 13:50 »
To me, Bigstock is just useless. A waste of time.

I agree but extra $100 and plus is always good for small dinner. Better than keep it on hard disk for absolutely  nothing.
What is strange some my editorials from September was uploaded thru bridge. Strange to me and also people from BS are surprised.
They will try figure out what happens and will letting me know.


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