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« on: June 29, 2022, 08:40 »
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Adobe Stock has blocked my account for more than a month.
I have done nothing illegal and have written several times to AS.
They ignore me.

Three years of work deleted with one click from AS. 2000 pictures and 1000 videos.

AS never sold well for me. revenue was only about one tenth of what SS sells for me.
Still, it is very annoying for me that AS has blocked my account.

Is anyone still thinking if it is worth uploading media to AS ?
I say NO!!! It is not worth it. It is wasted time. And if you are unlucky, you will get a kick like I got.

I had not uploaded any media to AS for several months.
I wonder if that was a reason for the account suspension?
Besides, the customers of AS can buy my viedeos also at p5 (GPP deal). If AS deletes my videos on their server, then they can save storage space and their customers can still buy my videos because they are redirected to p5.
I wonder if that was a reason for the account suspension?



Uncle Pete

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 12:57 »
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Adobe Stock has blocked my account for more than a month.
I have done nothing illegal and have written several times to AS.
They ignore me.

Three years of work deleted with one click from AS. 2000 pictures and 1000 videos.

AS never sold well for me. revenue was only about one tenth of what SS sells for me.
Still, it is very annoying for me that AS has blocked my account.

Is anyone still thinking if it is worth uploading media to AS ?
I say NO!!! It is not worth it. It is wasted time. And if you are unlucky, you will get a kick like I got.

I had not uploaded any media to AS for several months.
I wonder if that was a reason for the account suspension?
Besides, the customers of AS can buy my viedeos also at p5 (GPP deal). If AS deletes my videos on their server, then they can save storage space and their customers can still buy my videos because they are redirected to p5.
I wonder if that was a reason for the account suspension?

Maybe Mat will look into that, and I hope if the matter is private that you will come back and tell us what happened?

Someone else just posted that their account was closed for spamming images. I'm sure that if there are complaints of using others images, AS would take action? But mostly I wonder why you haven't received a reply answering why?



« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 15:26 »
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Hi, my accouny was locked too for similar images, you can check my post.I contacted adobe and they told me to delete the similar images, then my account was restored.Hope it will help
« Last Edit: June 29, 2022, 15:31 by und888 »

« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2022, 04:15 »
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Hi, my accouny was locked too for similar images

Similar or DUPLICATED images?
There is a big difference and I think most (maybe all) contributors have similar images in their own portfolio.

Maybe Matt could clarify this point (without going to explain the single case);
would be useful to know if Adobe is going to restrict contents upload rules.

« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2022, 06:48 »
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Please give me Matt's contact. I got blocked by fake DMCA complaints

« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2022, 12:34 »
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A search for "Mat Hayward" produced this (where you can find Mat's email)

https://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/mat-hayward-is-this-your-email/

« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 12:44 »
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Two months ago I got kicked from Shutterstock, got a standard mail with every reason there ever was, but no details. Guess that is life as microstocker 2022. What is the problem, we are seeing the end of microstock come closer. I just got my Eyeem sales report, a bunch of 1 cent sales. So requested my account there to be shut down. Got an auto-reply that deletion was in progress. It seems that account deletions at Eyeem are now so frequent that they have automated processing of these. There is not future in microstock, so do not cry over rejected files or locked accounts.

Ask yourself what will the last remaining high-praised agencies be like in two years (none mentioned, none forgotten). We know the answer don't we? They will also have made "anouncements of exciting news", by now every stock contributor knows what that means.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2022, 21:29 »
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Hi, my accouny was locked too for similar images

Similar or DUPLICATED images?
There is a big difference and I think most (maybe all) contributors have similar images in their own portfolio.

Maybe Matt could clarify this point (without going to explain the single case);
would be useful to know if Adobe is going to restrict contents upload rules.

I'm wondering what happened to Findura if they ever find out.

I'm not going to venture a guess at what any agency decides is too similar vs just somewhat similar. I remember seeing people doing filters and taking one image and uploading many variations. That's virtually identical, no matter how much someone wants to argue that they are different. Same with color variations of the same image.

Not saying anyone here or the OP did that. Just pointing out, similar is not the same as just making many manipulations of the same image.

Two is probably not going to trigger any alerts, after that, I'd think it's an unnecessary risk trying to push them through. Kind of like, one color and one B&W and then move on. Or one square and one landscape. One sharp and one soft background. That kind of thing.


 

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