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« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2009, 21:34 »
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Its a fact in your mind and in your wishes and fantasies, I concede that.


Sure honey, whatever. Byeye and PLONK;D


« Reply #126 on: March 09, 2009, 11:24 »
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Sorry, FD, but it is most definitely not a fact.  Facts are verifiable; what you have here is a speculation based on a premise.  That premise may indeed be based on experience, which is based on facts.  But claiming that a future action will have a particular outcome, unless based on something immutable like the laws of physics, is not and never will be a fact.  No matter how good your reasoning ability, no matter how likely your claim is to be true, it's not a fact.  It's your belief, and it may be mine as well, but that's all it is.

« Reply #127 on: March 09, 2009, 14:31 »
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Sorry, FD, but it is most definitely not a fact.  Facts are verifiable; what you have here is a speculation based on a premise.  That premise may indeed be based on experience, which is based on facts.  But claiming that a future action will have a particular outcome, unless based on something immutable like the laws of physics, is not and never will be a fact.  No matter how good your reasoning ability, no matter how likely your claim is to be true, it's not a fact.  It's your belief, and it may be mine as well, but that's all it is.

Exactly. To illustrate with an example easy to understand:

FACT: Although FT has lowered one or two times (ranks changes, commissions change... even,  in some way subs introduction) the royalties for contributors, many of them, no matter if grumbling a bit, are staying an go on uploading there. Including, as it seems, Flemish Dreams who is doing a FT what he says with some contempt exclusives would do at IS. For me it's ok, I'm not on Fotolia and it's not my worry. But it is a Fact.

FICTION, FANTASIE, NONSENSE SPECULATION: What exclusives at IS would do in a similar situation. Istock raised commissions for exclusives about four years ago, but never has lowered them. Even the IS peculiar subs program guarantees these commissions --in my experience, a lot of subs sales have given higher royalties. So, anyone -- no matter if with auto-induced prophetic fantasies-- can't know what would happen in that case. Even less, someone who is not exclusive and probably doesn't know/talk often with other exclusives.

« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 14:34 by loop »

« Reply #128 on: March 10, 2009, 11:16 »
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 Istock raised commissions for exclusives about four years ago, but never has lowered them.


I suppose it isn't safe for me to ask this question without being jumped on but I am genuinely curious.  I don't contribute to I-Stock and I don't know the answer...What did they raise the commissions % to?

Thanks,

Mat

lisafx

« Reply #129 on: March 10, 2009, 11:29 »
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I suppose it isn't safe for me to ask this question without being jumped on but I am genuinely curious.  I don't contribute to I-Stock and I don't know the answer...What did they raise the commissions % to?

Thanks,

Mat

Around 4 years ago was when they introduced the exclusivity program.  That was when they started offering the exclusivity bonus.  It goes from 25% to 40% according to canister level.   Their non-exclusives make the base payout of 20%.

« Reply #130 on: March 10, 2009, 11:45 »
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Thanks Lisa!

Mat



I suppose it isn't safe for me to ask this question without being jumped on but I am genuinely curious.  I don't contribute to I-Stock and I don't know the answer...What did they raise the commissions % to?

Thanks,

Mat

Around 4 years ago was when they introduced the exclusivity program.  That was when they started offering the exclusivity bonus.  It goes from 25% to 40% according to canister level.   Their non-exclusives make the base payout of 20%.

« Reply #131 on: March 17, 2009, 03:07 »
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For Saphire contributors on FT I Just went down 5% in commission. From 45 to 40. That will hurt my income for sure. No doubt. I am thinking about this today and I will comment it more in details when I have receive reply from Oleg.
Yuri, almost one month later and still no feedback. I know that the Fotolia team don't respect contributors like me but I hoped that they treat better VIPs ;)

« Reply #132 on: March 29, 2009, 13:50 »
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Sorry, FD, but it is most definitely not a fact.  Facts are verifiable; what you have here is a speculation based on a premise.  That premise may indeed be based on experience, which is based on facts.  But claiming that a future action will have a particular outcome, unless based on something immutable like the laws of physics, is not and never will be a fact.  No matter how good your reasoning ability, no matter how likely your claim is to be true, it's not a fact.  It's your belief, and it may be mine as well, but that's all it is.

Exactly. To illustrate with an example easy to understand:

FACT: Although FT has lowered one or two times (ranks changes, commissions change... even,  in some way subs introduction) the royalties for contributors, many of them, no matter if grumbling a bit, are staying an go on uploading there. Including, as it seems, Flemish Dreams who is doing a FT what he says with some contempt exclusives would do at IS. For me it's ok, I'm not on Fotolia and it's not my worry. But it is a Fact.




Not me. I stopped uploading, I probably will delete my portfolio there.


 

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