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« Reply #75 on: July 08, 2014, 14:09 »
+14
I'm impressed how little the reaction from contributors after this reveal, 3% must be a record low in the industry. I'm so new in MS but already had to deal with 2 scams in a row, and it's just a matter of time until they will come up with a another one. You don't get an agency much worse than that.
There is no reaction because most of us have dropped them already.  Just reading this thread for amusement now :)


stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #76 on: July 08, 2014, 16:25 »
+15
There isn't much reaction as far as I can see, there are still big contributors who are aware of the 3% royalty but still support the agency.

I guess it's a sign of the times, people are willing or desperate to suck up any income at all. 123RF are now trying something similar by stealthily reducing their advertised royalties, my guess is all the agencies will eventually follow suit and rebadge credits as subs and sneak in ultra low royalties.

In all honesty the only way the industry could ever be corrected is if an agency was actually taken down and put out of business by a massive D-Day.

« Reply #77 on: July 09, 2014, 05:36 »
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There isn't much reaction as far as I can see, there are still big contributors who are aware of the 3% royalty but still support the agency.

I guess it's a sign of the times, people are willing or desperate to suck up any income at all. 123RF are now trying something similar by stealthily reducing their advertised royalties, my guess is all the agencies will eventually follow suit and rebadge credits as subs and sneak in ultra low royalties.

In all honesty the only way the industry could ever be corrected is if an agency was actually taken down and put out of business by a massive D-Day.

This is precisely what will kill microstock.

« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2014, 06:41 »
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Mantis, do you still have sales after deactivation in DP?

« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2014, 06:58 »
+2
Mantis, do you still have sales after deactivation in DP?

Not so far. I have been spot checking partner sites and I see none of my images

« Reply #80 on: July 24, 2014, 06:20 »
+3
There isn't much reaction as far as I can see, there are still big contributors who are aware of the 3% royalty but still support the agency.

I guess it's a sign of the times, people are willing or desperate to suck up any income at all. 123RF are now trying something similar by stealthily reducing their advertised royalties, my guess is all the agencies will eventually follow suit and rebadge credits as subs and sneak in ultra low royalties.

In all honesty the only way the industry could ever be corrected is if an agency was actually taken down and put out of business by a massive D-Day.

I think if there are no changes on DP we will need that massive D-Day there...

stock-will-eat-itself

« Reply #81 on: July 24, 2014, 10:17 »
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I'm mystified why Leaf didn't mention it in the monthly roundup newsletter, I guess he's happy with it.

« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2014, 10:52 »
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I'm mystified why Leaf didn't mention it in the monthly roundup newsletter, I guess he's happy with it.

I think he has been communicated to by Fotolia. I think he has a big port there and cannot afford to lose that revenue stream. Remember, Fotolia is a vindictive company. Speak poorly of them and they go crying to mama....aka closing contributor accounts.

« Reply #83 on: July 24, 2014, 13:22 »
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I'm mystified why Leaf didn't mention it in the monthly roundup newsletter, I guess he's happy with it.

I think he has been communicated to by Fotolia. I think he has a big port there and cannot afford to lose that revenue stream. Remember, Fotolia is a vindictive company. Speak poorly of them and they go crying to mama....aka closing contributor accounts.

To be honest it just slipped my mind.  I try to collect popular/ important posts throughout the month and pick the top ones when I send out the newsletter but I always end up missing a few.
I did mention the Fotolia DPC in the previous newsletter.

PZF

« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2014, 01:02 »
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I'm mystified why Leaf didn't mention it in the monthly roundup newsletter, I guess he's happy with it.
DP was actually PROMOTED in it!!!!!!!

« Reply #85 on: June 25, 2017, 13:12 »
+6
"We has unlimited subscriptions to the best stock photo of the world."

We haz cheezeburger.

Spam reported.

« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2017, 17:04 »
+2
Well, maybe there are already paying a price.
I've just made some searches there and the results are far poorer than results in other best known sites. Far fewer images, so-so quality for many of them. Not a place where I would buy.

« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2017, 23:57 »
0
This thread is from 2014, FYI.

« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2017, 04:55 »
+7
This thread is from 2014, FYI.

And nothing has changed in good: Deposhitphotos is still Deposhitphotos

langstrup

« Reply #89 on: June 26, 2017, 06:37 »
+2
We was in DP like "VIP" contributors with keywordingservices, images in they specialbank with much higher prices. We got super service with a dedicated employe from DP - That was until we said we would opt out if the went thru with their new pricing.

All communication stopped! So we deleted all our content over night and THEN they would answer!

Never looked back! One of those sites that should just be shut down by all contributors quitting!

« Reply #90 on: June 26, 2017, 07:34 »
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I also remove my port from there. It is very miserable what they do!

« Reply #91 on: June 26, 2017, 07:44 »
+2
i recived $0.31 for on demand sales!!!! how much $ they recived for those sales??? and they pay us the same us suscripcion sales!!!

really bad royalties!!!

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #92 on: June 26, 2017, 07:49 »
+3
Yes, I removed my port too. Shameful!

« Reply #93 on: June 26, 2017, 11:25 »
+3
Never signed up thanks to be warned of their other shady deals.  Definitely not now.

« Reply #94 on: April 05, 2018, 11:25 »
0
I guess they reached a new minimum on our commissions. Just had a $0.09 sale. Anyone else?

« Reply #95 on: April 05, 2018, 16:49 »
0
Me too 0,09 and 0,08 $ ...  >:(

« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2018, 17:16 »
+1
but it's 0,08 $ you wouldn't have got otherwise, keep feeding the beastards.

« Reply #97 on: April 05, 2018, 17:23 »
0
I also received two .08 royalties.  I wrote support.  Hopefully it's some kind of mistake.

« Reply #98 on: April 05, 2018, 20:15 »
0
Yes, another one for eight cents. I also think it's a kind of mistake, going to write support too.

spacedrone808

  • spacedrone808


« Reply #99 on: April 06, 2018, 04:50 »
+4
Forget about this crap, stopped uploading there 4 months ago.


 

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