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Rinderart

« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2016, 16:46 »
+14
such a shame. used to be a great site. Have no Idea what happened. I wrote last week asking them to lower there payout amount to 50 instead of a 100. They said no way. well Pretty soon it's gonna be should I waste time uploading anymore?? Gonna be NO WAY.

Sad. Im out also. Almost 11 years down the drain.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 16:55 by Rinderart »


« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2016, 16:57 »
+10
such a shame. used to be a great site. Have no Idea what happened. I wrote last week asking them to lower there payout amount to 50 instead of a 100. They said no way. well Pretty soon it's gonna be should I waste time uploading anymore?? Gonna be NO WAY.

Sad. Im out also.

Good to have the opt out, but Rinder is right.  DT should lower their payout amount.  Their sales dropped so much that $100 is not reasonable anymore.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 20:12 by PixelBytes »

« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2016, 17:58 »
+2
I just turned off all my WEB and PEL licensing.

same here...

« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2016, 18:14 »
+1
such a shame. used to be a great site. Have no Idea what happened. I wrote last week asking them to lower there payout amount to 50 instead of a 100. They said no way. well Pretty soon it's gonna be should I waste time uploading anymore?? Gonna be NO WAY.

Sad. Im out also. Almost 11 years down the drain.

for the way they have been going 10 bucks would be more like it, since ss has it down to 30.
ss i am sure has paid off 90% each month, while these guys are sitting on a lot of other ppl's money...
even at 10-90 dollars a piece

« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2016, 18:32 »
+3
Opted out. Thanks for pointing this out.

« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2016, 18:42 »
+3
Opted out.

« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2016, 19:43 »
+9
Is it even legal to retroactively change the terms of a license that was sold under different terms 30 days before .....on content that they don't even own?  OPTED OUT.

« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 02:11 »
+10
why didn't they announce this on their forum? i bet 99% of the contributors there don't have a clue about this. thei don't give a s*** on us.

i also like this from the communicate it says everything about their relation to us photographers
"Every change we make to our stock image services is customer centric "

« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 02:49 »
+3
opted out

« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2016, 04:40 »
+5
Opted out EL
Opted out 'partners programme' as well

« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2016, 04:51 »
+3
So do I.

« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2016, 05:03 »
+4
I used to get ELs on Dt from time to time. Last one was in February, which was a P-EL and netted me 15,77$.
I only used to manually activate ELs for images in levels 3, 4 and 5, because in lower levels the contributor share is just pathetic.

Now I deactivated ELs for all of my images.

P.S. I just checked my earnings from extended licences on DT. Got one P-EL sale on a level 5 image last year, which was paid with 50 credits and only netted me 8.10$. I would say not much to lose by deactivating ELs :)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2016, 05:18 by mike123 »

« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2016, 06:02 »
+4
ELs deactivated for all my images :D

Dt is still living in the stone age. The site interface is older than hot water and the upload process,  image by image is a big joke. Not to mention the stupid reasons for rejections.
They are set on the road to hit rock bottom :|

« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2016, 08:17 »
+1
Funny thing. I get sales every day on DT. As soon as I turned off EL's I have yet to get a sale. Probably coincidence, but he's see what happens over the month.

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« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2016, 08:57 »
+1
Funny thing. I get sales every day on DT. As soon as I turned off EL's I have yet to get a sale. Probably coincidence, but he's see what happens over the month.

Might not be a coincidence. For people who haven't opted out yet you may want to do some test searches for some of your images. Then opt out and check if your search position changed. It would make sense that they would give search position preference to images that have the most license options and revenue potential.

« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2016, 09:06 »
+6
i only left the sell the rights licence enabled. at 10k for an image. ha ha

« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2016, 09:18 »
+7
What a crappy way to treat contributors!
The lowest of low earners (soon to be) now cheating with ELs and still refusing to lower their payouts!

« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2016, 10:04 »
+2
Funny thing. I get sales every day on DT. As soon as I turned off EL's I have yet to get a sale. Probably coincidence, but he's see what happens over the month.

I think it's coincidence. I opted out Feb 23rd when they first announced this and I've seen no obvious change in sales since. There are days (particularly weekends) without sales (which never used to happen before things tanked last year) but there seems to be no increase in that since Feb 23

« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2016, 10:22 »
+1
Funny thing. I get sales every day on DT. As soon as I turned off EL's I have yet to get a sale. Probably coincidence, but he's see what happens over the month.

I think it's coincidence. I opted out Feb 23rd when they first announced this and I've seen no obvious change in sales since. There are days (particularly weekends) without sales (which never used to happen before things tanked last year) but there seems to be no increase in that since Feb 23
yeah could really be a conincidence - I opted out yesterday and after not having sales for a few days before opting out i had two this morning.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2016, 11:04 »
+4
Opted out of all EL options.

DT is losing their game more and more these days.

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2016, 12:37 »
+1
Manage Licenses
http://www.dreamstime.com/extended_license.php


Whew. It's a little convoluted, but I'm glad DT makes it easy for us to opt-out. I never get ELs, but I'm glad to join the protest and have opted out of ELs.

BD

« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2016, 14:50 »
+1
I opted out

« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2016, 16:43 »
0
Funny thing. I get sales every day on DT. As soon as I turned off EL's I have yet to get a sale. Probably coincidence, but he's see what happens over the month.

Same here,  ???

LSI

« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2016, 20:44 »
+5
Opted out... One more agency going down the drain.

« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2016, 20:53 »
+1
Opted out... One more agency going down the drain.


+1  I'm out too.


 

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