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Author Topic: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2  (Read 130621 times)

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« Reply #800 on: February 01, 2013, 18:02 »
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I've already seen a boost in sales on the other sites after deactivating my best images with istock.  There's no delaying D-Day for me, I've been patiently waiting for the past few weeks so that we have a coordinated effort.  It will take some time to deactivate 500 more but that's what I pledged and that's what I'll do.


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« Reply #801 on: February 01, 2013, 18:15 »
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« Last Edit: February 01, 2013, 18:18 by alexmk »

« Reply #802 on: February 01, 2013, 18:54 »
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I have pulled all of my old StockXpert/Thinkstock account, 500 images, already and thankfully it was a very quick and easy process. Tomorrow I will pull the majority of my small Istock portfolio. This has gone on long enough with no credible answers, so let's have our actions speaking louder than words.

We should start a referral thread, so that anyone joining new agencies can pick from a list of links maybe?

« Reply #803 on: February 01, 2013, 21:00 »
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Let's do it.
Quoting the Generals in "The Longest Day" 24h before D-Day :  Gentlemen, it's on.  Next stop Normandy.
Good Luck.  Pity we don't have 4000 ships and 11000 planes ...
:D But we probably have 4000 pictures of ships and 11000 pictures of planes. And I hope we deactivate them all. As the owner of one of the images on the infamous Google-Drive deal, I wish everyone in the East a happy D-Day, and everyone in the West a happy D-Day Eve.

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« Reply #804 on: February 01, 2013, 22:45 »
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The worst thing that could happen....."SORRY...SITE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE....PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER.

« Reply #805 on: February 01, 2013, 23:45 »
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Looks like I deactivated my portfolio (except for 1 file that has never sold) just in time!

Full speed ahead!!

« Reply #806 on: February 02, 2013, 01:15 »
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Hi all. I need help please.
I wanted to start to delete my files but somehow I am to blind to find a delete button.
An advice on how to delete would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
Happy deactivation day to you all.  ;D

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« Reply #807 on: February 02, 2013, 01:29 »
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Looks like I deactivated my portfolio (except for 1 file that has never sold) just in time!

Full speed ahead!!

Working right now to do the same.

« Reply #808 on: February 02, 2013, 01:38 »
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Hi all. I need help please.
I wanted to start to delete my files but somehow I am to blind to find a delete button.
An advice on how to delete would be much appreciated.
Thank you.
Happy deactivation day to you all.  ;D


The interface iStock provides is very painful. If you have the ability to use a greasemonkey script (it's javascript; you can use as is in Chrome or install greasemonkey in Firefox) Sean Locke wrote a wonderful one that lets you do the deactivations from the my_uploads page which is much faster. See here for a link to the script

To use the iStock interface, bring up an image's page and at the bottom is an Administration link. Deactivate is there (you can't delete; only deactivate). You need to put in a reason so have something to paste.

My reason is I'm opting out of special "licensing" deals the only way you've left open to me

« Reply #809 on: February 02, 2013, 01:41 »
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It's already Feb 2 here, I have done my 20 which was promised......

« Reply #810 on: February 02, 2013, 01:43 »
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Im deactivating, and it works, but it is slow. Reason is simple:
"Istock cannot distribute this file anymore."

gillian vann

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« Reply #811 on: February 02, 2013, 01:47 »
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It's been weeks and they haven't even been able to issue a coherent statement. 

that's why I don't understand why everyone is thanking Lobo for saying... nothing at all.

« Reply #812 on: February 02, 2013, 01:52 »
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Thank you so much jsnover.
First file deactivated.
Strange but good feeling. 8)

« Reply #813 on: February 02, 2013, 02:04 »
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Next 10 where really funny. I think I found a new hobby and I happily recommend it to everybody.

« Reply #814 on: February 02, 2013, 02:05 »
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Good morning everybody.  8 am in Belgium.  Opening Firefox right now.  I'm really in the mood for some deactivating ...

« Reply #815 on: February 02, 2013, 02:28 »
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Thank you so much jsnover.
First file deactivated.
Strange but good feeling. 8)
.  Maybe a heart for Jo ?

« Reply #816 on: February 02, 2013, 02:42 »
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Jumped the gun by an hour, only because our internet is hit or miss, mostly, and I have a good connection RIGHT NOW. lol
Thanks to Sean for the greasemonkey script! WOW, that was easy!!
263 in my "iStock Deactivation" mail folder. One left on site, in case they decide to pay me what is still in my bank.
And I've never felt so relieved to have that monkey off of our backs! :D

« Reply #817 on: February 02, 2013, 02:45 »
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@enstoker: You are right of course. Thank you for reminding. And one for you. :)

gillian vann

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« Reply #818 on: February 02, 2013, 02:51 »
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I've done about 20 today, plus I've been randomly deleting files this past week. Zero uploading.

I'm bemused by the "We regret to inform you that image # has been deactivated from the iStockphoto database of Royalty Free Images".

Why do they need to inform me of something I did? Why not, "we're sorry to see you go" or something friendlier?

it's a very sad day.


« Reply #819 on: February 02, 2013, 03:09 »
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Need help again please.
I only have two photos left and I want to keep one in my portfolio at least for now.
My problem is I cannot decide which photo to keep.
1.Photo of a beautiful pink flower
2. Photo of a moldy,rotten apple
Such a hard decision.

« Reply #820 on: February 02, 2013, 03:38 »
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Keep both photos - a yin and yang of sorts :)

« Reply #821 on: February 02, 2013, 03:42 »
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I still have illustrations up, for now at iStock, but the last 8 of my photos are deactivated.  :)

@Blackjack, I agree with JoAnn, leave them both.  It will give them something to think about.  ;)
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 03:46 by dhanford »

« Reply #822 on: February 02, 2013, 03:56 »
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ok - removed 200 as planned. Thanks to Shaun's script that was very easy.
Will do some more later...

« Reply #823 on: February 02, 2013, 03:56 »
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I know I should have looked at this before, and I know the info is here somewhere in this thread....

I don't have/want greasemonkey but do want to delete pics and I can't see on the site where to do this.
Can somebody please point me in the right direction?

Thanks.

« Reply #824 on: February 02, 2013, 04:03 »
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Sarah - it was explained just a few posts above:

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To use the iStock interface, bring up an image's page and at the bottom is an Administration link. Deactivate is there (you can't delete; only deactivate). You need to put in a reason so have something to paste.

My reason is I'm opting out of special "licensing" deals the only way you've left open to me
However installing Greasemonkey and the script is very easy, very fast, and doesn't have any impact on your browsing other internet page.


 

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