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Beppe Grillo

« on: May 28, 2014, 09:24 »
+11
I have just received this from Dreamstime.

It is absolutely confidential and I have been one of the few elected to have the possibility to participate to their program :D :D :D (Like other 10 millions of contributors)

_____________

"This email is sent to you under a private beta campaign, please keep it confidential.
We have some exciting news. Dreamstime has agreed to undertake a small scale beta test program that permits the use of images in online advertising. We are very delighted about this collaboration which will make use of our rich database to commercially license low-res versions of Dreamstime images for this purpose. End users will not have access to the images on an ongoing basis, but will be able to select them for association with their ads that appear on third-party websites. The purpose of this email is to tell you that based on the quality of your images, you are among only a few contributors that have been selected to participate in this test program.
Given the quality of your submissions, and because you have opted to participate in Dreamstime's Alliances program, your following files have been chosen to appear in this limited pilot program for test and evaluation purposes: 
XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX, XXXXXXXX.

 Although there will be no compensation provided to Dreamstime or the chosen contributors for the initial testing period, if the beta test goes well, this new partnership should result in additional exposure and revenue to you and to Dreamstime. There are no other details at this time. We will be monitoring this test in order to come up with the best offer.
If you are interested in participating, there is nothing more for you to do. The selected images from your library will be included in the pilot program unless you do not wish to participate. If you choose not to participate in this beta test program, you may remove your images from the program by disabling your participation in the Dreamstime Alliances program within the next 5 days (http://www.dreamstime.com/alliances).
We have agreed to keep the project confidential during the testing phase, so we kindly ask you not to disclose that you've been invited to participate. Congratulations on being selected as one of the top Dreamstime contributors, and thank you for being a valued member of our community.
Congratulations,
The Dreamstime Team"
_______________

Confidential, no compensation, pilot program, test program, beta test program, hmmmm


« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 09:31 »
+4
I just press the button to exclude my portfolio. Although the link in newsletter is broken. :) I don't want to have zero compensation.

« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014, 09:32 »
+8
that looks really fair for me. love the idea of zero commission.
lol iam out.  ;D

« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 09:33 »
+3
Got the same email, Felt special for a moment...no way I am giving anything for free.

« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 09:36 »
+11
How can they expect people to agree to allow free usage of their images and not even explain how this would ever lead to any revenue?

« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 09:38 »
+12
Haha, got it too.

I love how they are trying to explain that zero commission is good for me :D

« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 09:39 »
+6
I really have no comment on another try to cheat us.

NOTHING FOR FREE !


« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 09:44 »
+16
"hmm, Mr. Bad-Business-Cheating-Manager, how can we make it hard to opt out? "
Bad-Business-Cheating-Manager: "Yeah lets place a broken link and hope for lazy people."

« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 09:45 »
+3
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« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 11:13 by Copidosoma »

« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 09:45 »
+3
F SHAMELESS

no, no, no and no!

Me


« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 09:49 »
+4
+1

Opted out of Alliances

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 09:51 »
+5
What the ... A broken link for the opt-out?

Only one image is selected from my library, but how does this benefit me? How is this "EXCITING NEWS"?

« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 09:56 »
+2
I also opted out!  No money sounds funny. Nope!


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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2014, 09:57 »
+3
They still know what they do isnt that nice..
"We have agreed to keep the project confidential during the testing phase, so we kindly ask you not to disclose that you've been invited to participate. "

EmberMike

« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2014, 10:02 »
+18

What the f-- is going on with these companies. As if it's not bad enough when someone comes along and wants to sell our work for a buck and offer pennies, now we're down to "free". Great.

Some days I really feel like I could just walk away from this whole mess of a business and be pretty ok with that decision.

« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2014, 10:03 »
+2
I got that top-secret email too. Should I be thrilled that TWO of my images were so honored? Noooo, I really don't think so. I'm opting out too.

« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 10:08 »
+1
50 of my images to give away free? opted out!

« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 10:13 »
+4
LOL. Did they actually expect you to keep this "awesome" deal secret?  ;)

« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 10:18 »
+2
LOL. Did they actually expect you to keep this "awesome" deal secret?  ;)

yep ;D

DPC turned out a huge success and we need another...

ethan

« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 10:23 »
+3
Opted out too just now.

They listed 39 of my images to be included.

They're not getting any :)

« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 10:24 »
0
opt out link is there. But not working.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 10:26 by gemmy12 »

ethan

« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 10:26 »
+2
i got that email too. But no opt out link in my email.

Go to your management page on the DT site and click on Alliances button. Check the box to opt out and you are done :)

« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 10:26 »
+2
I just sended a mail to our attorney to kick their asses.
Despite that new attempt of cheating contributors they still sell our images although we cancelled our accout over 9 months ago.

I hope they kick the bucket as soon as possible.

« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2014, 10:29 »
0
i got that email too. But no opt out link in my email.

Go to your management page on the DT site and click on Alliances button. Check the box to opt out and you are done :)
thanks. This way its working.

Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2014, 10:29 »
+3
Kind of P.O'd from this.   >:( I'm flattered, but there is no information on beta test time limit nor can I opt out of this one program. Highly annoying. Fine. I'll click out of ALL alliances. Again, I need money badly, but I don't like being strong-armed or taken advantage of!!!!  >:(


 

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