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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2008, 11:43 »
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cdwheatley, is disable the same as delete?
As far as I know, disable is the only option.
You can disable 30% of files uploaded in the last 6 months. If you disable your newest files, you can leave 6 months after your most recent "active" upload. For example: Lets say you have 100 files online that you uploaded 6 months ago. since then you uploaded 3 files. 2 files five months ago and 1 file yesterday. By disabling the one file you uploaded yesterday you can leave in 1 month, not 6 months. I believe this is how the system works?? correct me if I am wrong?


« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2008, 13:18 »
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cdwheatley, is disable the same as delete?
As far as I know, disable is the only option.
You can disable 30% of files uploaded in the last 6 months. If you disable your newest files, you can leave 6 months after your most recent "active" upload. For example: Lets say you have 100 files online that you uploaded 6 months ago. since then you uploaded 3 files. 2 files five months ago and 1 file yesterday. By disabling the one file you uploaded yesterday you can leave in 1 month, not 6 months. I believe this is how the system works?? correct me if I am wrong?

According to their FAQs that sounds right to me.

michealo

« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2008, 15:05 »
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Yep, I have disabled as many as I can in reverse chronological order. It gets me about 6 weeks sooner. Better than 6 months.

And I don't have a problem with DT per se.

« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2008, 15:48 »
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And never ever re-able a disabled file! It will count as newly uploaded and your 6 months will start all over again, SY

« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2008, 09:38 »
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Good thread.

I am in the same boat, but I have less than a month to wait now and I can pull ALL my images off of DT.
Only hope that I can get $5 more in downloads before then, because then I will make a payout before I shut 'er down :)

I just hate the idea of giving away images, which in effect is what we are doing when we close an account before hitting a payout threshold.

jsnover

« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2008, 11:49 »
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The only other thing I'd add to this is that since disabling images at DT is a ridiculously cumbersome task (no checkboxes in a list like at StockXpert; two screens to click on and a requirement to type in a reason - I was pasting "I want to" into the box), you might want to sort your portfolio in reverse downloads order and for anything old with only a few downloads, get rid of it now to speed the process once you hit payout or the magic date.

The only other wrinkle - a reverse of what one typically hopes - is that an EL sale means a 7 day wait for payment. However if you got one of those in the last days of waiting for your 6 month lock to expire you could still delete the images and then just wait to request payment until the week was up.

At most sites, getting $5 in a day (versus a month) should be a no brainer, but Murphy's law goes to work when you want out :)

« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2008, 23:02 »
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At most sites, getting $5 in a day (versus a month) should be a no brainer, but Murphy's law goes to work when you want out :)

He-he, yeah like watching a pot and waiting for it to boil  ;D
Well as of today, I only have $3.44 to go! So, I'll start taking your advice on the disabling process very soon I hope.

Cheers,

Joseph

ironarrow

« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2008, 16:21 »
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I didn't, and the images are still there. I think the link out of MSG isn't working correctly.

And I agree burning bridges is foolish and makes little business sense.

Indeed who knows which site could end up acquiring another.

I thought the first comment was valueless so chose not to respond

I think this post is valueless as you call a good joke "valueless"

have a little sense of humour!


 

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