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« on: February 15, 2012, 09:07 »
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Stupid stuff:
I'm Emerald and every now and then I stumble over files that got moved down to 1 credit pricing due to low sales (one image having over 70 sales...).

I can't keep track of which files got "demoted" and how many sales they each have achieved ever since then before I can move them back up again.

Has anyone figured out a way or are there statistics for that?


OM

« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:38 »
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Maybe they keep a note of which files were demoted but you would probably have to email them to ask.
As they stated on implementation of their policy, it's up to you to set the image back to the higher price once you've sold 5X at the lower rate. Can't remember whether whether the placed a time restriction on those 5 sales after demotion.

Doesn't sound to me like there's any automatism in restoring images to the previous price. Solely contributor responsibility.

« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 09:40 »
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OK got it. I thought they might have implement some sort of mechanism to monitor that and manage it in an easier way...

A perfect world.... sigh.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 09:59 »
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Surely they keep note because if you try to edit a file, there's a pink box saying:

"Due to low sales, you cannot modify the price until it sells at least X more times"

One could try to write a Greasemonkey script to open each file and look for that text, but it's not easy and probably not worth the time since most sales are subs lately
« Last Edit: February 15, 2012, 10:02 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 10:46 »
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... One could try to write a Greasemonkey script to open each file and look for that text, but it's not easy and probably not worth the time since most sales are subs lately
Good idea still. I doubt though that there are any coders at Emerald+ level that can pull this off.

Would be nice though.

OM

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 18:15 »
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Surely they keep note because if you try to edit a file, there's a pink box saying:

"Due to low sales, you cannot modify the price until it sells at least X more times"

One could try to write a Greasemonkey script to open each file and look for that text, but it's not easy and probably not worth the time since most sales are subs lately

That's real service for ya eh! They go to all that trouble to ensure that you, as contributor, cannot up the price ahead of five sales but there is no mechanism in place to up it automatically or even to send a mail informing you that the price may be increased at your discretion/or access to their information that it has sold 5 times since demotion!

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 18:51 »
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Someone needs to write that script! Thats a great idea :)

Or better yet FT just not be ridiculous and lower the files in the first place...

« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 03:36 »
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May be we can just email them once every six months and ask to set the price to all the files in portfolio automatically.


 

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