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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2020, 19:21 »
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If you do not boycott Shutterstock on Monday, your portfolio will be worthless in 6 to 12 months. If we as a community don't stand together strongly with this action,...


perhaps true, however,  deleting/disabling your portfolio means it's worthless TODAY!

and, of course, this 'community' is a tiny fraction of all contributors

Many people who are joining  BoycottShutterstock June 15 are doing it for one week. It's a move more people can afford to make because it won't destroy their portfolio's search position and will only take 1/4 (ish) of that month's earnings

This community isn't the sum total of those boycotting....

so boycotting without actually deleting? SS can easily ignore that and probably will not even notice in sales

so my original statement holds  - if our portfolios are worthless in 6 months that will include all those who just made a symbolic protest

 


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« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2020, 02:49 »
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boycotting without actually deleting? SS can easily ignore that and probably will not even notice in sales


I do not judge anyone having an active SS portfolio or uploading to istock or freepic or saying that P5 exclusivity is a solution or that DT is a good agency. We all have our reasons and justifications. But this is the reason no cooperative will ever work or succeed. Most people expect others to do as a fellow contributor favour all the sh*tty backend work or to delete content in order everyone "equally" to have high, fair earnings no matter the quality of work while anyone disagreeing is an idiot, a troll or worse, payed from agencies to distract us. This is not gonna happen. Serious people make serious statements. Shutter is not the only one that will not bite the bait. Clients will see again 98-99% of deactivated imagery in their lightboxes. With the same pricing for them. Remember that this does not affect them. That is the hard truth like it or not. Petapixel controversial article had a dose of truth in it. People that are not hobbyists bulk uploading common or unreleased work, can take their imagery and make a deal or get accepted to more picky agencies. Not crying in the feet of AS or DT or whoever is the next in line to screw us big time.


« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2020, 10:11 »
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We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.
I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

despite the grand sound of this (on paper), and your 'ability' to even put it into perspective world-economically for the rest of us, do note that SS' pricing policy got NOTHING to do with any economic crises but is just a continuation on their well-documented trajectory (race to the bottom). That's a real-life fact.

Everybody may do as they please, of course, but "economically" I really don't follow...

« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2020, 02:56 »
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Nice try troll.


I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.

« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2020, 05:50 »
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Needs to read "I Will Not Stop Hitting Myself In the Head With a Hammer"


 

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