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« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2009, 08:41 »
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Complaining about them is not going to increase your sales or what is the real reason for complaining...???

To bring to their attention that things are going wrong so that they can correct them. If no-one ever complained, they would not know that anything is wrong, and nothing would ever get put right.


« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2009, 08:48 »
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Uh huh and how did that work out for non-exclusive IS contributors...???

All the agencies already receive enough support mails with disgruntled contributors as it is. They don't even need thei forums to let them know that there is something off.

They all know where their problems or weaknesses are - it's just a question if they handle it in the company's best interest or just to make everybody happy...

« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2009, 09:21 »
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Crestock is one of the smallest agencies - period.

Also, there is no business in this world that has 100% satisfied customers.

And a business simply can't make everybody happy.

There will be glitches, misunderstandings and sometimes people who are impossible to deal with.

I'm a contributor. I have sales. I get paid. That's all that counts for me.

If anyone else doesn't like them, simply stay away.

Complaining about them is not going to increase your sales or what is the real reason for complaining...???

What did u think a forum about microstock would be about?     Holding hands and singing songs ???    If theres problems we talk about it...

« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2009, 09:40 »
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They all know where their problems or weaknesses are - it's just a question if they handle it in the company's best interest or just to make everybody happy...

On the contrary, they don't always know.  Or the wrong people know, and it doesn't get filtered up to the people with the will and ability to fix things.  It wasn't that many months ago that Crestock's MR upload process was completely borked.  I posted the problem to their forums, which, from their response and the quick repair, may just have been the first they knew they'd screwed things up.

Put another way, "Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity."  Stupidity can be dealt with much more effectively than malice, so why assume the worst?

« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2009, 09:42 »
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Quite funny actually...

However, I'm just tired of people complaining about this topic now for what? 2 years? 3 years? It's just getting very boring.

 I wonder how a forum would look like if it only consisted of threads about how many problems each site has instead of discussing constructive issues...

Furthermore, it's also quite useless when people join the discussion and bash agencies who believe to be able to make a serious judgment with a portfolio of less than 200 or 300 images.

It's just my opinion: Upload 1000 images (no wait - get 1000 images APPROVED) minimum to any given site, then make a judgment 6-9 months later. You will see how much more constructive the discussions will be. It just appears that some people believe that microstock is like printing money.

"Oh yeah, I have 78 images on Shutterstock and I have at least 2 sales day. I only have 23 images on Crestock and only had one sale in the last 4 months - they are not worth the time. I'm also going to upload to Getty so I can make a lot more money because Crestock's 20 cents per download is an insult to my great artistic talent. And how dare Istock not to accept my awesome images? All my friends tell me how great my images are and I even had one of my images published by my local newspaper. They didn't pay me but that's ok because they put my name under the image together with my web site on Geocities.

Get my point?

« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2009, 09:47 »
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... It wasn't that many months ago that Crestock's MR upload process was completely borked.  I posted the problem to their forums, which, from their response and the quick repair, may just have been the first they knew they'd screwed things up.

I'm sorry, how many years of complaining did it take to get that fixed? Sure you made them aware AND surely they HAD to take care of it took keep uploads coming.

What do you expect them to do when they don't accept all your images or have "low sales" in your opinion? That was my point.

Technical issues have always been dealt with at Crestock with high priority.

Now don't get the term "high priority" confused as I mentioned before they don't really even have a proper office. They call each other on the cell or text each other in order to reach the programmer etc. So it takes time.

Crestock simply can't be compared to any bigger microstock company. They are small and they have their own little market. That's all to it.

« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2009, 08:10 »
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Get my point?

No. If you don't like to read complaints or remarks about sites, then just don't read them. If you don't like sometimes controversial forum exhanges, then just leave and go read some forum about the art of balloonery.  ;)

« Reply #57 on: June 21, 2009, 08:13 »
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Get my point?

No. If you don't like to read complaints or remarks about sites, then just don't read them. If you don't like sometimes controversial forum exhanges, then just leave and go read some forum about the art of balloonery.  ;)

Awww, there he is again...

Yeah, keep complaining - it will definitely increase this forums value!

Btw, define "ballonery" - I have no idea what you mean.

« Reply #58 on: June 21, 2009, 10:48 »
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Quite funny actually...

However, I'm just tired of people complaining about this topic now for what? 2 years? 3 years? It's just getting very boring.

 I wonder how a forum would look like if it only consisted of threads about how many problems each site has instead of discussing constructive issues...

Furthermore, it's also quite useless when people join the discussion and bash agencies who believe to be able to make a serious judgment with a portfolio of less than 200 or 300 images.

It's just my opinion: Upload 1000 images (no wait - get 1000 images APPROVED) minimum to any given site, then make a judgment 6-9 months later. You will see how much more constructive the discussions will be. It just appears that some people believe that microstock is like printing money.

"Oh yeah, I have 78 images on Shutterstock and I have at least 2 sales day. I only have 23 images on Crestock and only had one sale in the last 4 months - they are not worth the time. I'm also going to upload to Getty so I can make a lot more money because Crestock's 20 cents per download is an insult to my great artistic talent. And how dare Istock not to accept my awesome images? All my friends tell me how great my images are and I even had one of my images published by my local newspaper. They didn't pay me but that's ok because they put my name under the image together with my web site on Geocities.

Get my point?

I should have at least 20000 images to get 1000 approved,the rejection reasons usually are so unbelievable !

« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2009, 07:22 »
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Until now Crestock is a total waste of time! :-[
Few images sell with a 1129 portfolio's images... reviewer are too strict, more ( and I mean more! ) than IS, I'm going to continue to upload only because I use ftp and no need to additional work.
Last month 12$ of earning...

« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2009, 16:33 »
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You have now sold 100 images at Crestock.com.

As a highly valued Crestock contributor, your commission has been raised to 30% on all credit sales from now on.

Please note that for subscription purchases, the commission remains unchanged.

We look forward to continuing to work with you!

Best regards,
The Crestock Team

Do they?   :-\

« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2009, 18:41 »
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You have now sold 100 images at Crestock.com.

As a highly valued Crestock contributor, your commission has been raised to 30% on all credit sales from now on.

Please note that for subscription purchases, the commission remains unchanged.

We look forward to continuing to work with you!

Best regards,
The Crestock Team

Do they?   :-\

I'm wondering if that's 100 unique images or 100 sales regardless of image...  ::)

« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2009, 20:27 »
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Since nearly all sales at Crestock are subs, raising the credit commission doesn't do much good. 

Also, my sales there in July were the worst of the year and practically back to the first couple of months I was on the site.  Not a good trend.

« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2009, 21:23 »
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I'm wondering if that's 100 unique images or 100 sales regardless of image...  ::)
100 sales.  I don't even have 100 images there (it's 60-70).

Moonb007

  • Architect, Photographer, Dreamer
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2009, 14:18 »
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I don't think my three images are going to bring in much...hahahaha


 

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