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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2024, 15:41 »
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my decision remains unchanged,they can keep the 50 usd,too bad it's not possible to actually give them to charity,instead of leaving them to dreamstime!
Actually you can donate to Ukraine directy from your account if this charity still exists at Dreamstime:
-> https://de.dreamstime.com/donate-for-ukraine


« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2024, 16:00 »
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my decision remains unchanged,they can keep the 50 usd,too bad it's not possible to actually give them to charity,instead of leaving them to dreamstime!
Actually you can donate to Ukraine directy from your account if this charity still exists at Dreamstime:
-> https://de.dreamstime.com/donate-for-ukraine

yes,you are right,I just checked,it still exists,I make the donation,I will never collect this money anyway,it's better to donate to Ukraine!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2024, 15:25 »
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in another attempt to call out these silly 'worst case' scenarios - i'll bet you $100 that DT is still here a year from now

Make it $10 maybe that's low enough that you can collect in a year? DT isn't going away for a long time.

i'm not so much interested in making a few bucks as in exposing how little confidence they has in their claim.  made it $100 so they won't lose money when DT goes under!

Oh I see, you'll cover their loss if DT goes under, kind of like a one year insurance policy for the amount of the protection. I wouldn't pay $5,000 in insurance for a $5,000 car.

Here's a plan? You bet blvdone $10 that DT will still be open in a year, and if they shut down, you pay him $100. If they are still open, he pays you $10 for the disaster coverage policy? Make it nice and inviting. $10 covers his loss until July 31st 2025. He gets a couple months free.

There's a simple confidence tester and it only costs him Ten Bucks.

(If there's any doubt, I'll back you, for half the $100 loss, no charge, that's my level of confidence) $10 vs $100.

« Reply #53 on: May 02, 2024, 15:39 »
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in another attempt to call out these silly 'worst case' scenarios - i'll bet you $100 that DT is still here a year from now

Make it $10 maybe that's low enough that you can collect in a year? DT isn't going away for a long time.


i'm not so much interested in making a few bucks as in exposing how little confidence they has in their claim.  made it $100 so they won't lose money when DT goes under!

Oh I see, you'll cover their loss if DT goes under, kind of like a one year insurance policy for the amount of the protection. I wouldn't pay $5,000 in insurance for a $5,000 car.

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There's a simple confidence tester and it only costs him Ten Bucks.

(If there's any doubt, I'll back you, for half the $100 loss, no charge, that's my level of confidence) $10 vs $100.
but i'm not offering insurance - i'm calling his bluff about DT going under - if they're right they're protected but if DTs still here, maybe they'll forgo silly chicken-little predictions in the future -- and the bet is open for a few others who think DT will be gone

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #54 on: May 02, 2024, 15:55 »
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in another attempt to call out these silly 'worst case' scenarios - i'll bet you $100 that DT is still here a year from now

Make it $10 maybe that's low enough that you can collect in a year? DT isn't going away for a long time.


i'm not so much interested in making a few bucks as in exposing how little confidence they has in their claim.  made it $100 so they won't lose money when DT goes under!

Oh I see, you'll cover their loss if DT goes under, kind of like a one year insurance policy for the amount of the protection. I wouldn't pay $5,000 in insurance for a $5,000 car.

...
There's a simple confidence tester and it only costs him Ten Bucks.

(If there's any doubt, I'll back you, for half the $100 loss, no charge, that's my level of confidence) $10 vs $100.
but i'm not offering insurance - i'm calling his bluff about DT going under - if they're right they're protected but if DTs still here, maybe they'll forgo silly chicken-little predictions in the future -- and the bet is open for a few others who think DT will be gone

Just trying to help you make some "Free Money" when DT doesn't go out of business.   ;D 



« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2024, 10:07 »
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I am waiting for a year now , still at 79!  :-X

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2024, 13:17 »
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I am waiting for a year now , still at 79!  :-X

I make more on DraftKings now than DT. Honest. That's how bad things have gotten. $78.21 right now, want to race to the end?  :)


« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2024, 14:39 »
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I've noticed sales at dreamstime steadily declining each month, since January, so a lower payout now seems appropriate.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2024, 14:49 by stocky »

« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2024, 16:04 »
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Since January 2017? The payout threshold is a bit high for how many sales and how low they are these days. I have enough sales for a payout 1-2x per year, so I'm ok at that level, but I can see how it would seem an impossible goal if you were just starting out or had a small port. If it costs too much for payout maybe they should charge a fixed fee for a payout below that level.

zeljkok

  • Non Linear Existence
« Reply #59 on: May 15, 2024, 17:06 »
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My experience is similar in '24 - nosedive, compared to reasonably steady in the past.

Biggest problem there is absolutely no QA - anything gets accepted.  They are running right now some "Earth Healing" Assignment. Winner gets 1000 USD! Someone submits 5 or more almost identical photos of person cycling on the pavement, which has nothing to do with Topic of the Assignment and they are all accepted (and image promoted to Level 5)

« Reply #60 on: May 30, 2024, 04:45 »
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I totally agree, this is a scam

« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2024, 07:59 »
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I totally agree, this is a scam

So, I made it to $100 and cashed out for good.  Now I want to close my account, but Dreamstime won't close account unless you delete your photos/videos one by one by yourself.  They know exactly what they're doing.  They want to keep whatever less than $100 sales left in your account multiplied by thousands of contributors.  I'm deleting my bestselling photos first, but it takes ridiculous amount of time to delete hundreds of files one by one.  Dreamstime is disgusting.  Shame on them.  I call it Nightmaretime now.   :D :D

« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2024, 11:19 »
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I totally agree, this is a scam

 I'm deleting my bestselling photos first, but it takes ridiculous amount of time to delete hundreds of files one by one.  Dreamstime is disgusting.  Shame on them.  I call it Nightmaretime now.   :D :D
Yes, it is painful this way. But if you use a freeware which records keyboard's and mouse's inputs than executes recorded script it's easy. I did it this way.

« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2024, 14:20 »
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I totally agree, this is a scam

So, I made it to $100 and cashed out for good.  Now I want to close my account, but Dreamstime won't close account unless you delete your photos/videos one by one by yourself.  They know exactly what they're doing.  They want to keep whatever less than $100 sales left in your account multiplied by thousands of contributors.  I'm deleting my bestselling photos first, but it takes ridiculous amount of time to delete hundreds of files one by one.  Dreamstime is disgusting.  Shame on them.  I call it Nightmaretime now.   :D :D

confusing - you can't reach $100 but you have 'best sellers'? 

« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2024, 15:33 »
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I totally agree, this is a scam

 I'm deleting my bestselling photos first, but it takes ridiculous amount of time to delete hundreds of files one by one.  Dreamstime is disgusting.  Shame on them.  I call it Nightmaretime now.   :D :D
Yes, it is painful this way. But if you use a freeware which records keyboard's and mouse's inputs than executes recorded script it's easy. I did it this way.

Freewares have viruses and malwares.  Be careful!!   :D :D


 

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