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Poncke

« on: June 18, 2012, 12:22 »
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Does anyone here have experience with closing a DT account.

I want to quit DT, I have disabled 30% of my images, but want the whole lot, a whooping 82 photos deleted.  :o

I dont want to wait 6 months, they can have their $1.30 I made over the last few months as well LOLOL

I know I signed up agreeing their TOS, but TOS is overrated, its still law that binds. If I want my copyrighted photos removed asap, is their anyway to go about this?

If not, I will just suck it up and wait 6 months, I just cant stand to even look at their site any longer. Haha.  ;)

Alrighty then, thanks for the replies in advance.

Happy shooting.


Ed

« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 12:38 »
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You need to suck it up and wait 6 months.

The TOS is a contract between you and the agency - you agreed to it, you need to live with it.  That's the "law that binds".

There is no way around it.

Poncke

« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 12:41 »
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You need to suck it up and wait 6 months.

The TOS is a contract between you and the agency - you agreed to it, you need to live with it.  That's the "law that binds".

There is no way around it.

Darn heck shoot

Cool then I will suck it up. I will stop uploading. Maybe in the next 6 months I can make $48.70 of my remaining 58 photos. Whaha. Not a chance in hell.

Greetings

donding

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 12:46 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 12:54 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

Did you upload the two files more than six months ago? If not, there is only a certain percentage of files that you can disable. If the files are older than six months, you should be able to disable them, but you might want to leave them anyway until you get your payout. Once you get paid, if you don't want the account at all, you could just have customer service close the account. I don't think the disabling of files is related to the payout, but I could be wrong.

« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 13:09 »
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Are there other members who want to close their DT account? Please don't wait to go ahead. The less competition for me the better.  ;)

donding

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 13:12 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

Did you upload the two files more than six months ago? If not, there is only a certain percentage of files that you can disable. If the files are older than six months, you should be able to disable them, but you might want to leave them anyway until you get your payout. Once you get paid, if you don't want the account at all, you could just have customer service close the account. I don't think the disabling of files is related to the payout, but I could be wrong.

I haven't uploaded to them in over a year and it was about three or four months ago that I disabled all the other files but those two. They have both been on there for over two years. I don't know what the deal is, but I got a feeling I'll have to ask them to disable them.

Poncke

« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 13:33 »
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Are there other members who want to close their DT account? Please don't wait to go ahead. The less competition for me the better.  ;)

I am not competition to anyone in DT as explained before my 82 photos made 1,30 I think I had 6 DL. The only site performing worse is Bigstock.  ::)

Good luck with sales, once I have deleted all my files you all will see a jump in sales. Whaha  8)

sc

« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 14:02 »
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You need to suck it up and wait 6 months.

The TOS is a contract between you and the agency - you agreed to it, you need to live with it.  That's the "law that binds".

There is no way around it.

Darn heck shoot

Cool then I will suck it up. I will stop uploading. Maybe in the next 6 months I can make $48.70 of my remaining 58 photos. Whaha. Not a chance in hell.

Greetings

Their minimum payout is $100 not $50

« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012, 14:06 »
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It always seemed to me that if you deleted (deactivate?) all of your most recent images you are allowed to first then you ought to be able to get out in less than 6 months, but it depends on how long you have been uploaded and how many old files you have. For instance less than 30% of my images are under 6 months old.

I haven't tried this though, so I have no idea. It does seem that as long as you uploaded the images under the TOS you are bound to it.

Poncke

« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2012, 14:12 »
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Their minimum payout is $100 not $50


Bwhahahaha, another reason to leave. I wont make that in a 100 years over there with the speed I am going.

lisafx

« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2012, 15:41 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

Sorry to see you go from microstock Donna, but I don't blame you.  A lot of changes these days make it less rewarding than it used to be.  Just wanted to wish you well in those greener pastures you're headed to :)

And I am sure DT admins will disable your images and close your account when you ask them to after your payout. 

donding

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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2012, 15:48 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

Sorry to see you go from microstock Donna, but I don't blame you.  A lot of changes these days make it less rewarding than it used to be.  Just wanted to wish you well in those greener pastures you're headed to :)

And I am sure DT admins will disable your images and close your account when you ask them to after your payout.  

Thank You Lisa. It's just not worth the frustration any more. I'm keeping my Shutterstock account because it does make money, but I make more off of Zazzle in a month than I did from all the stock sites combined that I was on in a year.

lisafx

« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012, 16:10 »
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I make more off of Zazzle in a month than I did from all the stock sites combined that I was on in a year.

Wow!  That is impressive.   You must do very well with design, and/or have images that are well suited to products.  Congrats!

« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2012, 16:18 »
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I had disabled all my files except two of them. I haven't uploaded to them for over a year or a year and a half. I requested my payout and now it won't let me disable the final two files. It keeps saying disable limit reached on the first file. I can't even disable one file. Anyone know if they don't let you disable if you request final payout. I'm tired of stock and am moving on to bigger and better things. I'm slowly getting all my ports deleted...except Shutterstock which I actually make money off of so will keep it. Anyone know what the deal is with just disabling two files?

Did you upload the two files more than six months ago? If not, there is only a certain percentage of files that you can disable. If the files are older than six months, you should be able to disable them, but you might want to leave them anyway until you get your payout. Once you get paid, if you don't want the account at all, you could just have customer service close the account. I don't think the disabling of files is related to the payout, but I could be wrong.

I haven't uploaded to them in over a year and it was about three or four months ago that I disabled all the other files but those two. They have both been on there for over two years. I don't know what the deal is, but I got a feeling I'll have to ask them to disable them.

I see. Then as suggested, wait for your payout, then just have them close your account. Sorry to see you go, but I totally understand. Good luck with your other "bigger and better things".

Carl

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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2012, 04:45 »
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...I make more off of Zazzle in a month than I did from all the stock sites combined that I was on in a year.

I'd be interested to know how you did that.  I haven't been able to make squat on Zazzle.

« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2012, 05:42 »
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You can "disable" your files anytime uploaded before 6 months but can "disable" just 30% of your recent files (uploaded within last 6 months). To shorten this period of 6 months you can start disabling from the latest files. But remember that these "disabled" files will remain in their (DT) off-line database until all liabilities concerning them are cleared off. They (DT support) say-
 once files are disabled still they are accessible to you and admin. members (but nobody else). The disabled images are usually deleted from our offline database as well 12 months after their disable date.

« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2012, 06:11 »
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I haven't any sale on DT for more than 5 days!
What is happening there?

« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2012, 06:21 »
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I haven't any sale on DT for more than 5 days!
What is happening there?
I think there has been yet another search change as my files have picked back up in the last few days.

donding

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2012, 16:27 »
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...I make more off of Zazzle in a month than I did from all the stock sites combined that I was on in a year.

I'd be interested to know how you did that.  I haven't been able to make squat on Zazzle.

Business Cards....I don't sell many prints from my photography even though they are on there, but can incorporate them into themes for the business cards and sell them. That is all I do there any more because that is where the money is. I have about 875 business cards on there. Heh and if you have any of those shots that you think are good but the stock sites say no commercial value or white balance is off ect ect or you know they might be a bit blurry....you can always incorporate them into a design for a business card because the card is so small, the imperfections are not noticed...;)

« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 16:45 »
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I haven't any sale on DT for more than 5 days!
What is happening there?
I think there has been yet another search change as my files have picked back up in the last few days.
And totally crashed again today.  I don't remember ever having such a bad day mid week!!!!

Poncke

« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2012, 16:58 »
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I haven't any sale on DT for more than 5 days!
What is happening there?
I think there has been yet another search change as my files have picked back up in the last few days.
And totally crashed again today.  I don't remember ever having such a bad day mid week!!!!

One of the reasons I am deleting my account.

I got a reply and they told me they make no exceptions whatsoever. It will take me over 6 month to get it all down. Ugh

« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 17:17 »
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I haven't any sale on DT for more than 5 days!
What is happening there?
I think there has been yet another search change as my files have picked back up in the last few days.
And totally crashed again today.  I don't remember ever having such a bad day mid week!!!!

DT is really racing to the bottom as far as I'm concerned. Istock made 3 times more in 2 weeks, with only one tenth of my port at DT.

lisafx

« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012, 17:40 »
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I think today is a unique example for me at DT.  Usually sales are pretty average lately, but today less than half what I would normally make on a recent weekday.  I checked my search positions and don't see anything amiss.  Might be some sort of technical issues. 

« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 17:49 »
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I think today is a unique example for me at DT.  Usually sales are pretty average lately, but today less than half what I would normally make on a recent weekday.  I checked my search positions and don't see anything amiss.  Might be some sort of technical issues. 
I hope that you are right Lisa as today is like a weekend day for me after having  a pretty good week.

« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 19:42 »
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I am not competition to anyone in DT as explained before my 82 photos made 1,30 I think I had 6 DL.

Instead of deleting your portfolio, maybe upload better photos? Seriously - 6 DL off of 82 photos is pretty bad and is indicative of a portfolio which isn't very stock friendly. That's not the agency's fault.

« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 19:48 »
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I am not competition to anyone in DT as explained before my 82 photos made 1,30 I think I had 6 DL.

Instead of deleting your portfolio, maybe upload better photos? Seriously - 6 DL off of 82 photos is pretty bad and is indicative of a portfolio which isn't very stock friendly. That's not the agency's fault.

I guess you are forgetting that we are talking about DT, not SS :D

or are you having a lot better ratio?

« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012, 19:59 »
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235 images online, 1780 sales. 7.6 downloads per image. Acceptance ratio 94% (though it is falling  ;))

And really I'm mid pack. There are a ton of contributors with far better sales and ratios than mine. I dunno...6 sales off of 82 photos makes it seem like the OP needs to shoot better stock photos instead of figuring out where to upload to next.

« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2012, 20:20 »
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I was thinking we were talking monthly not overall ;)

that said havent you got more files in DT than these days? why if I may ask?

« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2012, 21:12 »
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Three reasons. For one, when I came back from IS exclusivity I decided to upload only my best material to DT. Secondly, I "played their game" and tried to keep similar images to an absolute minimum. I have considerably more images on IS and SS as a comparison.

Lastly, I hardly ever create for stock anymore. It bores the heck out of me tbh, and I'm really not that good at it. I like to shoot and do creative edits at home. Uploading to stock sites is not something which interests me except every once in a while. I'm happy to stay there however and collect my monthly income.  8)

Poncke

« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2012, 05:40 »
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I am not competition to anyone in DT as explained before my 82 photos made 1,30 I think I had 6 DL.

Instead of deleting your portfolio, maybe upload better photos? Seriously - 6 DL off of 82 photos is pretty bad and is indicative of a portfolio which isn't very stock friendly. That's not the agency's fault.
They do not want my better photos, I tried dude, I have the smallest port at DT out of all my sites. They rejected my best sellers for similar. they wanted me to combine all into one file. they reject everything I throw at them. My port is 300 photos elsewhere and selling. Screw that.

Dont judge too quick my friend, doesnt look good on you.

Poncke

« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2012, 05:43 »
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Furthermore, many here are complaining their sales at DT tanked, go tell them as well their ports stink.

« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2012, 06:28 »
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They do not want my better photos, I tried dude, I have the smallest port at DT out of all my sites. They rejected my best sellers for similar. they wanted me to combine all into one file. they reject everything I throw at them. My port is 300 photos elsewhere and selling. Screw that.

Dont judge too quick my friend, doesnt look good on you.


So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.

Poncke

« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2012, 07:43 »
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They do not want my better photos, I tried dude, I have the smallest port at DT out of all my sites. They rejected my best sellers for similar. they wanted me to combine all into one file. they reject everything I throw at them. My port is 300 photos elsewhere and selling. Screw that.

Dont judge too quick my friend, doesnt look good on you.


So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.

I am not with IS, and I have absolutely nothing to prove to you, whatsoever.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 07:55 by Poncke »

grafix04

« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2012, 08:06 »
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They do not want my better photos, I tried dude, I have the smallest port at DT out of all my sites. They rejected my best sellers for similar. they wanted me to combine all into one file. they reject everything I throw at them. My port is 300 photos elsewhere and selling. Screw that.

Dont judge too quick my friend, doesnt look good on you.


So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.

If he wanted to post it he would have already.  He's right, we shouldn't be so quick to judge.  It's not easy to get ahead starting at an agency these days.  Getting a good ranking would be a huge challenge.  Rejections have increased and it's only going to get harder to get an image accepted as the gallery grows.  For newcomers, it's really not worth the effort.  There's no point leaving images sitting at a micro going stale.  He may have signed up on DT recently and be well established at other agents.  We don't know, so why judge?  He may be making more on IS in a day than you make in a month on DT and decided it's not worth the bother.

Looking at your profile, you joined DT May 29, 2007.  That's 5 years ago or specifically 1849 days ago which brings your average daily downloads to 0.96.  That's nothing to brag about and it doesn't put you in a position where you can knock someone's portfolio, without even seeing it.  Kind of rude and unnecessary, don't you think?

Wim

« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2012, 08:16 »
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They do not want my better photos, I tried dude, I have the smallest port at DT out of all my sites. They rejected my best sellers for similar. they wanted me to combine all into one file. they reject everything I throw at them. My port is 300 photos elsewhere and selling. Screw that.

Dont judge too quick my friend, doesnt look good on you.


So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.

I am not with IS, and I have absolutely nothing to prove to you, whatsoever.

Smart lad.
I'm starting to combine mine, not all but those that are very similar.
Sales are still regular so I don't plan on leaving this agency just yet.

djpadavona, this little fish won't bite so go try your luck on someone else.

Good luck Poncke!

« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2012, 08:46 »
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I think today is a unique example for me at DT.  Usually sales are pretty average lately, but today less than half what I would normally make on a recent weekday.  I checked my search positions and don't see anything amiss.  Might be some sort of technical issues. 

Yes!

My number of views is average as usual, but without a single sale for a six days!
Maybe is a glitch?

Poncke

« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2012, 09:43 »
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My thanks go out to Wim and Grafix.... its rare these days to get support on a forum as  a completely new poster.  8)

Cheers, good luck to you too. !

« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2012, 09:53 »
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So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.
I am not with IS, and I have absolutely nothing to prove to you, whatsoever.

You are taking the absolute wrong attitude on this. I'm requesting you post your portfolio so people can help you figure out whatever problems you have run into, and make it more stock worthy. Instead you take everything as a personal attack, and are trying to "align yourself" with other board members. Which will get you nowhere, unless you convince them to buy your photos. So are you here to win people onto your side, or are you here to learn how to make better stock images?

Your response does not surprise me in the least. You blame DT for rejecting your images, and not selling them, and then you admit in a recent thread that iStock turned down your application, and that you have zero sales lifetime at Bigstock. Take the effort you are wasting on complaining about agencies, and put it into making better images.

 
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 10:05 by djpadavona »

Poncke

« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2012, 10:02 »
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So post a link to your iStock portfolio. Let's take a look.
I am not with IS, and I have absolutely nothing to prove to you, whatsoever.

You are taking the absolute wrong attitude on this. I'm requesting you post your portfolio so people can help you figure out whatever problems you have run into, and make it more stock worthy. Instead you take everything as a personal attack, and are trying to "align yourself" with other board members. Which will get you nowhere, unless you convince them to buy your photos. So are you here to win people onto your side, or are you here to learn how to make better stock images?

Your response does not surprise me in the least. You blame DT for rejecting your images, and not selling them, and then you admit in a recent thread that iStock turned down your application, and that you have zero sales lifetime at Bigstock. As I stated, the problem is with your portfolio. Stop blaming the agencies.

 
You have no idea why I am closing my account with DT, I posted only one reason here in a reply to another poster. I am not trying to align with anyone, you are seeing ghosts, I am my own one man wolfpack. I howl at the moon at night, and eat beef for breakfast.

I didnt get into IS when I applied months ago, my work improved, I am sure I would pass now. I asked around on other sites what the experience of people is with BS, all the same, not many do well there, even with big quality ports. So with a small port there are no sales. I am not the only one.

Personal attacks? Me? I never met you, and you blaim my port without seeing it and without knowing me.

Who are you anyway? Stock guru? if you are not Yuri, I dont feel the need to take your advice.

Now I definately do not feel the need to show you anything

« Reply #40 on: June 21, 2012, 10:08 »
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Wow, I hope that made you feel better. Okay, moving on.

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2012, 12:35 »
+1
I am my own one man wolfpack. I howl at the moon at night, and eat beef for breakfast.

Charlie Sheen?  Is that you??? 

;D  (sorry, couldn't resist)

Poncke

« Reply #42 on: June 21, 2012, 13:26 »
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I am my own one man wolfpack. I howl at the moon at night, and eat beef for breakfast.

Charlie Sheen?  Is that you??? 

;D  (sorry, couldn't resist)
Haha, love Charlie, but it was more Zach Galifianakis.  ;D

grafix04

« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2012, 23:22 »
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I am my own one man wolfpack. I howl at the moon at night, and eat beef for breakfast.

Charlie Sheen?  Is that you??? 

;D  (sorry, couldn't resist)
Haha, love Charlie, but it was more Zach Galifianakis.  ;D

Maybe that's what Dan meant - you're wolf pack grew by two  ;D


 

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