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michealo

« on: June 24, 2008, 08:16 »
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What is the best way to leave Dreamstime?

Should one disable as many images as one can in reverse chronological order?

Does disable mean delete?

Any other tips or hints or observations?

Thanks


« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 08:54 »
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dont do anything until 6 months after your last upload. Then delete them all. Or, upload a load of pornography and let them delete them now for you.

abimages

« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 09:12 »
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dont do anything until 6 months after your last upload. Then delete them all. Or, upload a load of pornography and let them delete them now for you.

 ;D He must have done what you said...they've gone already!

« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 09:52 »
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dont do anything until 6 months after your last upload. Then delete them all. Or, upload a load of pornography and let them delete them now for you.

 ;D He must have done what you said...they've gone already!
No kidding really?!  ;D Hahahaha

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 09:56 »
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dont do anything until 6 months after your last upload. Then delete them all. Or, upload a load of pornography and let them delete them now for you.

 ;D He must have done what you said...they've gone already!

Really?!  I am surprised. 

Kind of a bummer to burn bridges that way though.  If you don't like exclusivity elsewhere you will probably never get to upload to DT again.

michealo

« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 10:00 »
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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

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 10:15 »
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Smart of you not to take such bad advice seriously.  :)

Not sure it was intended seriously anyway... 

« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 10:42 »
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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

Oh wake up. It's only valueless if you actually cant tell that I was joking. If you had simply chuckled at the part that was so blatantly a joke, you would have noticed the other part which had value, especially as Im the only one who actually answered your question.

tan510jomast

« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 10:44 »
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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

wise of you to realise when to take responses seriously .
it is afterall as lisafx said your future with DT, not the other person(s).
i have to agree with lisa,  unless you're aiming to go exclusive
elsewhere, why not just leave the images with DT.
over time, who knows, they could sell.
we never know what buyers take, do we?

 ;)

michealo

« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 11:14 »
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It would be for exclusivity at another site so leaving them isn't an option I'm afraid.

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 12:45 »
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What is the best way to leave Dreamstime?

Should one disable as many images as one can in reverse chronological order?

Does disable mean delete?

Any other tips or hints or observations?

Thanks
You cannot remove images until after 6 months from their upload date. Once 6 months passes you can disable them but DT keeps them in a disabled state for a period of time until they decide it's okay to delete them.

You may want to wait until you hit payout before disabling all of the files because I don;t think they pay out for anything under $100. I could be mistaken with this though.

bittersweet

« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 13:59 »
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It would be for exclusivity at another site so leaving them isn't an option I'm afraid.

This wouldn't have anything to do with your recent trip to Malta, would it?  ;) ;D

« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008, 15:04 »
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I am perfectly happy with Dreamstime, but since this comes up often I have wondered exactly what would be the best method. 

In the FAQs at Dreamstime it states "You are allowed to disable 30% of files uploaded in the recent six months however 70% must be kept online for six months from their approval date." 

So, if I am reading this correctly, you can disable 30 percent of your portfolio starting with the latest uploads and working back.  Now your most recent file should be a ways back, maybe months, depending on your upload rates.  You now have to wait however long it takes to make that upload 6 months old.  Now 70% of your original portfolio and 100% of your non-disabled portfolio is more than 6 months old.

I have never heard of anyone doing this and maybe I am reading the wording wrong or over thinking it.

« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2008, 15:36 »
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It would be for exclusivity at another site so leaving them isn't an option I'm afraid.

This wouldn't have anything to do with your recent trip to Malta, would it?  ;) ;D

that's what i was wondering  ;)

and btw - you need to enter your user name for the dreamstime link thing, not your user number.

« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2008, 15:37 »
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"Oh wake up. It's only valueless if you actually cant tell that I was joking. "

There are but only a few here that have a sense of humor. Even some of those who do...don't always recognize it when it hit's them in the face.
You are best to leave all the sarcasm, and warped humor to me. After all it's my lot in life, and why I was placed on this Earth to do.


Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2008, 17:34 »
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I am perfectly happy with Dreamstime, but since this comes up often I have wondered exactly what would be the best method. 

In the FAQs at Dreamstime it states "You are allowed to disable 30% of files uploaded in the recent six months however 70% must be kept online for six months from their approval date." 

So, if I am reading this correctly, you can disable 30 percent of your portfolio starting with the latest uploads and working back.  Now your most recent file should be a ways back, maybe months, depending on your upload rates.  You now have to wait however long it takes to make that upload 6 months old.  Now 70% of your original portfolio and 100% of your non-disabled portfolio is more than 6 months old.

I have never heard of anyone doing this and maybe I am reading the wording wrong or over thinking it.
This is a good question.

« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2008, 17:50 »
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In the FAQs at Dreamstime it states "You are allowed to disable 30% of files uploaded in the recent six months however 70% must be kept online for six months from their approval date." 

So, if I am reading this correctly, you can disable 30 percent of your portfolio starting with the latest uploads and working back. 

Not correct.  You can disable 30% of those files uploaded in the last six months NOT 30% of your portfolio.

You can delete 100% of any files that have been live for six months or more.


« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2008, 17:58 »
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It looks like this does shave some time off of the six months. I just deleted 30% of my newest files and now it says I can start deleting again on 10/17 ..where before deletion, six months would have been up on 12/01. So, looks like I was able to shave a month and a half off the waiting period.

« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 18:10 »
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There are but only a few here that have a sense of humor. Even some of those who do...don't always recognize it when it hit's them in the face.
You are best to leave all the sarcasm, and warped humor to me. After all it's my lot in life, and why I was placed on this Earth to do.


Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

That is a joke , isn't it ? :)

« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2008, 19:53 »
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"There are but only a few here that have a sense of humor.
Even some of those who do...don't always recognize it when it hit's them in the face.."


That is a joke , isn't it ? :)


I rest may case...

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason
« Last Edit: June 24, 2008, 20:00 by rjmiz »

« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2008, 21:45 »
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"There are but only a few here that have a sense of humor.
Even some of those who do...don't always recognize it when it hit's them in the face.."


That is a joke , isn't it ? :)


I rest may case...

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

Yap , some of us can get a hard hit in the face and still don't recognize a joke.

I roast my cheese too

« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2008, 21:59 »
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"There are but only a few here that have a sense of humor.
Even some of those who do...don't always recognize it when it hit's them in the face.."


That is a joke , isn't it ? :)


I rest may case...

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

 ;D

« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2008, 09:17 »
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It looks like this does shave some time off of the six months. I just deleted 30% of my newest files and now it says I can start deleting again on 10/17 ..where before deletion, six months would have been up on 12/01. So, looks like I was able to shave a month and a half off the waiting period.

Thanks for replying on this, always wondered if it would work to save some of the wait.

alias

« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2008, 10:40 »
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If you are leaving Dreamstime:

A. Stop uploading there immediately but don't deactivate any of the files - because you will have to wait 6 months to deactivate your most recent image. There is no way around that. Therefore - since you have to stay - you might as well leave as much of your portfolio online as possible where it will continue to earn.

B. Wait until the end to cash out. That way you won't leave them with the small change.

C. If you get left with any un cashed income you can trade it for credits. Spend them giving someone else a boost. Make someone's day :)

D. Leave quietly without telling them what a bunch of ********* ******* ***** they are. You might want to go back there one day so you might was well keep it nice. Resist the urge to go ape in their forums.

michealo

« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2008, 11:02 »
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cdwheatley, is disable the same as delete?

« 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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