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« on: June 07, 2008, 10:03 »
I would like to ask you a few legitimate questions. I realize that many here will compare.
I ask only that you relate, and not compare.

1. Are you upset at the recent price changes on some sites?
2. Have you received any unfair rejections of your images from reviewers?
3. Are you puzzled over the amount of uploads your permitted on some sites?
4. Are you annoyed that some sites take longer than a few days to review your images?
5. Would you like to have YOUR images on the front pages of the sites once in a while?

Well, if there were a website that:
1. That every sale you made $18 USA
2. Guaranteed every image you submitted was accepted
3. Had no limits to upload amounts
4. Gave instant approvals of every image you submitted
5. Featured everyone of your newly submitted on the front page.

Would you join?

Are you aware that this stock site REALLY does exits?
And that hardly anyone approves of it!!!

Why? because there's nothing for the cry babies to cry and complain about that's why.
That site by the way...want the answer?


Cranky MIZ

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008, 10:07 »
It ain't perfect without sales.


« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2008, 10:10 »
I sold 3 so far, in the last few months.  There's life there!  I love Mostphotos.

« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2008, 10:14 »
Well then you might appreciate my point:

Without regulation, management, and organization, a microsite will not live long.
So when I hear everyone complaining, bitching, and moaning about this and that,
I would like to point out that in my opinion it is necessary for all of us to live by regulations (maybe not you) to make money.

Cranky MIZ

« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 10:29 »
bien sur, mais oui... o wise one ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2008, 16:29 »
I think in a lot of ways, MostPhotos is 95% of the answer, but there's one thing missing.  It's hard to explain but I'll try it ... MostPhotos needs a filter of some sort.  It's great to accept *everyone* and it's great to accept *everything* but not at the same time.  You need a filter - either you accept EVERYONE but have strict submission guidelines so that the database isn't watered down with crap (as MostPhotos is) or you filter the user side and only let in *GOOD* photographers - demonstrated by a number of really good images (10, 100, 250?) and accept *Everything* they give you to see what sells.

See, this is my thought - if you accept everything from everyone, you get a diluted database that over time gets worse & worse instead of better and better.  If you accept EVERYTHING from GOOD contributors though, you get something more like Alamy - a diverse, fun database that doesn't have to have *no* shadows (shadows are GOOD people) and *no* noise (noise can have a purpose!).  By letting your GOOD contributors decide what to submit, you gain a database that's unique - you have what good photographers would like to sell.

On the other side is what most sites do - have reviews, etc. when it's proven time & time again that images get rejected on one site that sell on another.  LET THE IMAGES THROUGH and they'll sell on both sites!  Simple math = more sales for the agencies & us.


« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2008, 16:45 »
Are you aware that this stock site REALLY does exits?
And that hardly anyone approves of it!!!

Why? because there's nothing for the cry babies to cry and complain about that's why.

Jon Oringer would probably find it highly ironic that you label other contributors as "cry babies."

« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008, 17:01 »
Lets keep the focus off me ok, and keep it on the subject.
I appreciate you giving me credit, but I don't want to steal the show Mr. DanP68


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