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« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2023, 18:49 »
+1
That would be a drag.  I finally gave up PS CC 2015 last year for the free version.  I've lost my info on PS2015 when I had to re-install Windows, so after February I have nothing.  Come on Adobe!


« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2023, 02:58 »
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No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason. The bonus program for 2020 was announced in 2020 - It was not just Adobe giving you a free softwear because of sheer kindness, but it was tied to conditions like" Upload X images in 2020, have an apporval rate of X in 2020 or  have X sales." It's the carrot on the stick. "Do this and that for us and we will reward you with something". The bonus program for 2021 was announced in 2021, again, tied to conditions. But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over?  The year is over, it makes no sense to announce a program like that in retroperspective, because you cannot motivate contributors to upload more images or just their best images to keep the acceptance rate high for 2022 in retroperspective. What kind of "program" woult that be? It would just be a free softwear, no "program" connected to it.

Yes, I saw Matt saying that he has no official information on that, but at this point saying "Because Adobe has not officially stated that there will not be a programm, I still believe there might be one" makes about as much sense as saying "Scientists have not announced that the moon will not crash on earth in 2022, so I believe that this might still happen". Why would they even make an announcement stating that they will not give us free codes? That makes no sense? If you decide to take away a benefit to the contributors, one that was not promised anywhere or stated in their ToS anywhere, you will not go around and brag about it, you will simply silently not do it. It's not something positive, so why announce bad news if you do not have to do it?
 No Contributor bonus program 2022 announced in 2022 -> no free codes is just a conclusion based on common sense. I don't even understand how some people still believe there will be a bonus program for the past year when the year is already over. There might be a bonus program for 2023, but these would be codes handed out in 2024.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 07:16 by Her Ugliness »

« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2023, 05:17 »
+2
I have a free suscription from last year running until the 21 February 2021, I have the blue bar with the code and when im trying to run the new code it says that it has been already exchanged ! Very confused.

Ah ok I understand now, it's from last year and Adobe is not intending to renew for the contributors, so sad ... Ok back to other platform.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 05:21 by Smithore »

« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2023, 07:35 »
+4
Disappointing.

Anyone have a good discount code?

wds

« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2023, 09:40 »
+1
My fingers are still crossed!!

« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2023, 10:04 »
+4
I tried to cancel the all apps subscription I got from AS, but it doesn't say when the cancelation will be effective.
To make sure I can use it until it's due to expire, without forgeting to cancel it on that day, I just changed the payment to an expired credit card.

« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2023, 11:45 »
+2
I tried to cancel the all apps subscription I got from AS, but it doesn't say when the cancelation will be effective.
To make sure I can use it until it's due to expire, without forgeting to cancel it on that day, I just changed the payment to an expired credit card.

Mine expired and I was not auto renewed to paid.

« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2023, 11:48 »
+1
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason. The bonus program for 2020 was announced in 2020 - It was not just Adobe giving you a free softwear because of sheer kindness, but it was tied to conditions like" Upload X images in 2020, have an apporval rate of X in 2020 or  have X sales." It's the carrot on the stick. "Do this and that for us and we will reward you with something". The bonus program for 2021 was announced in 2021, again, tied to conditions. But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over?  The year is over, it makes no sense to announce a program like that in retroperspective, because you cannot motivate contributors to upload more images or just their best images to keep the acceptance rate high for 2022 in retroperspective. What kind of "program" woult that be? It would just be a free softwear, no "program" connected to it.

Yes, I saw Matt saying that he has no official information on that, but at this point saying "Because Adobe has not officially stated that there will not be a programm, I still believe there might be one" makes about as much sense as saying "Scientists have not announced that the moon will not crash on earth in 2022, so I believe that this might still happen". Why would they even make an announcement stating that they will not give us free codes? That makes no sense? If you decide to take away a benefit to the contributors, one that was not promised anywhere or stated in their ToS anywhere, you will not go around and brag about it, you will simply silently not do it. It's not something positive, so why announce bad news if you do not have to do it?
 No Contributor bonus program 2022 announced in 2022 -> no free codes is just a conclusion based on common sense. I don't even understand how some people still believe there will be a bonus program for the past year when the year is already over. There might be a bonus program for 2023, but these would be codes handed out in 2024.

Mat doesn't know, no announcement either way, we don't know, but good that you are positive that you know.

« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2023, 11:58 »
0
I guess I'm one of the few who don't care either way considering I don't have a machine that can run any of Adobe's CS software bloat. I have an old trusty Lightroom 5 that still works and does pretty much everything I want a software to do for my stock work.



« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2023, 19:24 »
0
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No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year
 

« Reply #86 on: January 11, 2023, 20:05 »
+2
Im with Her Ugliness on this. While I wish the program would continue, its clear the program has been discontinued. Thats disappointing, but its Adobes software and theyre free not to continue the program.

« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2023, 20:46 »
0
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No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions
It is obvious. In previous years they announced rules in beginning of year to motivate us to upload. They didn't do that in 2022. so there were no requirements to meet for getting free subscription.

have you even bothered to read the thread before joining U in posting blatantly false information? the first posts are about the 2022 codes that were sent out
« Last Edit: January 11, 2023, 20:49 by cascoly »

« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2023, 22:17 »
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have you even bothered to read the thread before joining U in posting blatantly false information? the first posts are about the 2022 codes that were sent out.

No, they are not. The very first posting explicitly states that the codes for 2021 have been sent out. They were sent out in 2022, but for 2021.

After that, no further information has been given out about whether there will be a bonus program for 2022 (or 2023), except the statement that there is no information yet. And as has been discussed in this thread, it is highly unlikely that there will be a program for 2022. There might be one for 2023, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

« Reply #89 on: January 12, 2023, 02:04 »
+2
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year

You received a code based on 2021 data/results that is used during 2022/23 (depending when activated) but no new details were released in 2022 about a new scheme based on data/results for that year, which would result in a code to use during 2023/24.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2023, 02:06 by HalfFull »

« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2023, 02:25 »
+3
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year

No, we received bonus codes in 2022 for the 2021 bonus program...  ::)

Bonus program 2021: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html
"For our active Contributors, based on the number of downloads your photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos receive during the 2021 calendar year, you can earn complimentary access to one of the following plans for one year"
"bonuses will be determined in January 2022, and codes will be issued in February 2022. "

This page has never been updated to any 2022 bonus program information.



« Last Edit: January 12, 2023, 03:36 by Her Ugliness »

« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2023, 13:38 »
0
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year

No, we received bonus codes in 2022 for the 2021 bonus program...  ::)

Bonus program 2021: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html
"For our active Contributors, based on the number of downloads your photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos receive during the 2021 calendar year, you can earn complimentary access to one of the following plans for one year"
"bonuses will be determined in January 2022, and codes will be issued in February 2022[/b]. "

This page has never been updated to any 2022 bonus program information.

we're talking past each  other w?o using the same terms - of course the bonus was based on 2021 sales! - how could it be elsewise? but the actual bonus was applied in 2022

the key is that the info was sent in January - not Jan FIRST, so the conclusion that there will be no bonus is premature at best

« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2023, 13:59 »
+3
But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.

« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2023, 18:40 »
+4
But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.
of course it's still possible - all AS has to do is describe how they're going to select who gets the bonus. absolutely no reason they had to do it on 1/1/22

still waiting for any doom-prophets to make a $ bet on their 'knowledge'

« Reply #94 on: January 13, 2023, 03:31 »
+3
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year

No, we received bonus codes in 2022 for the 2021 bonus program...  ::)

Bonus program 2021: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html
"For our active Contributors, based on the number of downloads your photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos receive during the 2021 calendar year, you can earn complimentary access to one of the following plans for one year"
"bonuses will be determined in January 2022, and codes will be issued in February 2022[/b]. "

This page has never been updated to any 2022 bonus program information.

we're talking past each  other w?o using the same terms - of course the bonus was based on 2021 sales! - how could it be elsewise? but the actual bonus was applied in 2022

the key is that the info was sent in January - not Jan FIRST, so the conclusion that there will be no bonus is premature at best

No, the "info was" not "sent in January".
The bonus program 2021, for which we got codes in early 2022, was announced March/April 2021. You are confusing your years.

« Reply #95 on: January 13, 2023, 04:41 »
0
...

No, Adobe is not giving out free subscriptions anymore. ...


how do you know this?
there has been no official announcement about free subscriptions

To me it's common sense. It's called "Contributors Bonus Program" and not "free softwear" for a reason..... But in 2022 no Contributor bonus program was announced. 2022 is now over. How can Adobe announce a "Contributors Bonus Program 2022" when 2022 is already over? ...

you have no idea what you're talking about!  - MANY of us rec'd bonus codes for 2022. the discussion has mostly been about whether there will be bonuses for 2023 and Mat has repeatedly said no decision has been made (YET ) we're barely into the new year

No, we received bonus codes in 2022 for the 2021 bonus program...  ::)

Bonus program 2021: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html
"For our active Contributors, based on the number of downloads your photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos receive during the 2021 calendar year, you can earn complimentary access to one of the following plans for one year"
"bonuses will be determined in January 2022, and codes will be issued in February 2022[/b]. "

This page has never been updated to any 2022 bonus program information.

we're talking past each  other w?o using the same terms - of course the bonus was based on 2021 sales! - how could it be elsewise? but the actual bonus was applied in 2022

the key is that the info was sent in January - not Jan FIRST, so the conclusion that there will be no bonus is premature at best

No, the "info was" not "sent in January".
The bonus program 2021, for which we got codes in early 2022, was announced March/April 2021. You are confusing your years.

Yeah, that's right. When we received the codes in 2022 it was based on criteria set out in the previous year. Adobe may still provide a free software this year based on XYZ but if they do, it isn't following the pattern of previous years.

« Reply #96 on: January 13, 2023, 11:10 »
+5
But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.
of course it's still possible - all AS has to do is describe how they're going to select who gets the bonus. absolutely no reason they had to do it on 1/1/22

still waiting for any doom-prophets to make a $ bet on their 'knowledge'

Id put $20 down that its not coming back for this year, but what do I get if I win?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #97 on: January 13, 2023, 15:32 »
+1
But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.
of course it's still possible - all AS has to do is describe how they're going to select who gets the bonus. absolutely no reason they had to do it on 1/1/22

still waiting for any doom-prophets to make a $ bet on their 'knowledge'

Id put $20 down that its not coming back for this year, but what do I get if I win?

What do I get if I cover that bet, and you lose?  ;D

But I'll make a bet that's more fun. $100,000,000 - that's one hundred million Zimbabwe dollars, that the reward will be back this year? Against you mail me a $1 casino chip from anywhere? (chances are and I'm leaning towards you will win, but I'm not as confident as some others that we won't get anything?)
« Last Edit: January 22, 2023, 15:50 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #98 on: January 13, 2023, 15:33 »
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But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.
of course it's still possible - all AS has to do is describe how they're going to select who gets the bonus. absolutely no reason they had to do it on 1/1/22

still waiting for any doom-prophets to make a $ bet on their 'knowledge'

Id put $20 down that its not coming back for this year, but what do I get if I win?
i'll take your bet - if AS doesnt give bonus codes this year i'll send you $20 by paypal

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #99 on: January 13, 2023, 15:38 »
0
But requirements for 2021. were made in beginning of 2021. Requirements for 2022. were never made and 2022. has ended, so you know, it is not possible for AS to set rules for 2022. anymore and it is not possible for us to meet these rules because they don't exist.

Yes, AS people could theoretically be kind and give us codes because they like us  ;D (and not because they want us to upload, sell, earn money), but I don't think it is very likely.
of course it's still possible - all AS has to do is describe how they're going to select who gets the bonus. absolutely no reason they had to do it on 1/1/22

still waiting for any doom-prophets to make a $ bet on their 'knowledge'

Id put $20 down that its not coming back for this year, but what do I get if I win?
i'll take your bet - if AS doesnt give bonus codes this year i'll send you $20 by paypal

You are braver than I am!

Good luck to both of you.


 

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