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« Reply #850 on: February 02, 2013, 06:51 »
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" this is the first step in what we hope will be a great partnership with Google"

How exciting... Was this only "the first step" ? Only a beginning so...

 >:(


« Reply #851 on: February 02, 2013, 06:55 »
+1
Deactivated 10 files as a form of protest

« Reply #852 on: February 02, 2013, 07:02 »
+2
OK, so my StockXpert Thinkstock images are already down, (approx 500) and today, I can add the small total of 22 images down from Istock - it may not sound much but is actually 50% of my tiny representation of photos on Istock. I have left the others until I reach payout and then the remainder, plus my few vectors come down.

I gave this as my deactivation reason: I wish to retain full control of how my images are distributed.

« Reply #853 on: February 02, 2013, 07:02 »
+1
" this is the first step in what we hope will be a great partnership with Google"

and next month we will send download Flatrates to all registered google plus users

« Reply #854 on: February 02, 2013, 07:08 »
+2
Taking a break from my deactivations, doing it file by file!  Noticing that many of my good sellers are going ... just didn't make sense to leave those at risk and take away the ones that dont sell much!

« Reply #855 on: February 02, 2013, 07:12 »
+5
... this is the first step in what we hope will be a great partnership with Google.

*facepalm*

« Reply #856 on: February 02, 2013, 07:20 »
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I'm having a little problem with the deactivation process.  I used the traditional method at first and everything worked fine.  I then installed Sean's Grease Monkey Script and used that.  It seemed to work, but my total file count did not change and the images are still there.  Does this method take longer to process?
That's weird.  I did a little test, but my total count goes down within seconds after deactivating a file, and I receive the deactivation e-mail within a minute.
Also for me, it worked almost instantly without any problems.

Tried again, but same problem.  Don't know what I'm doing wrong.  Guess I'll just do them one at a time.

« Reply #857 on: February 02, 2013, 07:22 »
+14
If Getty wants to degrade the value of Microstock Images then I guess its their prerogative.  For us, the creator of these assets, the  only reasonable solution is to have an opt-out option.  Failing this option,  leaving is the only action open to us.

« Reply #858 on: February 02, 2013, 08:14 »
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If Getty wants to degrade the value of Microstock Images then I guess its their prerogative.  For us, the creator of these assets, the  only reasonable solution is to have an opt-out option.  Failing this option,  leaving is the only action open to us.

+1

« Reply #859 on: February 02, 2013, 09:14 »
+3
done 100 more (i.e. total 300 deactivated)

« Reply #860 on: February 02, 2013, 10:05 »
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The stats page disappeared (istockphoto.com/stats). Any chance to check the current situation?
@11:49 GMT - it was 12701130 / 62513.

ShadySue

« Reply #861 on: February 02, 2013, 10:07 »
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The stats page disappeared (istockphoto.com/stats). Any chance to check the current situation?
@11:49 GMT - it was 12701130 / 62513.
15:07 GMT:
Total files 12696943
Waiting approval 63614

« Reply #862 on: February 02, 2013, 10:15 »
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I'm having a little problem with the deactivation process.  I used the traditional method at first and everything worked fine.  I then installed Sean's Grease Monkey Script and used that.  It seemed to work, but my total file count did not change and the images are still there.  Does this method take longer to process?
That's weird.  I did a little test, but my total count goes down within seconds after deactivating a file, and I receive the deactivation e-mail within a minute.
Also for me, it worked almost instantly without any problems.

Tried again, but same problem.  Don't know what I'm doing wrong.  Guess I'll just do them one at a time.
Just checkin' :
(1) You use firefox? (2) you installed not only Greastmonkey, but also Sean Locke's script(s)?  (3) In Firefox, you go to your portfolio details, and you have a new column on the right handside of the page, a column where you can click "deactivate" + room for a reason?  (4) You paste/type a reason + click?  (5) You can see the word "deactivate" change into "executed" ?  (6) When you refresh your page with F5, your image total does NOT go down? 
If you said yes to all 6 questions, then I really don't know why it's not working for you.

« Reply #863 on: February 02, 2013, 10:27 »
+11
While I do not agree entirely with the current negotiating strategy of the group, I do believe strongly in the power of a collective and, therefore, have deactivated 500 files as promised.

Poncke

« Reply #864 on: February 02, 2013, 10:37 »
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Lobo

Posted 4 mins ago
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Posted By amygdala_imagery:
i'm not certain why individuals are posting their ongoing deactivation status here...?  the assertion is that you are done with istock.  why are you still here on the forums?  you've decided to leave.  now go away so that we can continue to try and makes things better.   

 
Lol. Harsh, but understandable.

I'll make some decisions about that over the next hour or so. I better start stretching my hammer finger

lisafx

« Reply #865 on: February 02, 2013, 11:00 »
+11
Just deleted the five hundred I planned to plus 300 more (hey, when you're on a roll... ;) ).  Total deleted today 800.  Total of my images deleted since this Getty Google deal - 1009.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 11:08 by lisafx »

« Reply #866 on: February 02, 2013, 11:04 »
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I'm having a little problem with the deactivation process.  I used the traditional method at first and everything worked fine.  I then installed Sean's Grease Monkey Script and used that.  It seemed to work, but my total file count did not change and the images are still there.  Does this method take longer to process?
That's weird.  I did a little test, but my total count goes down within seconds after deactivating a file, and I receive the deactivation e-mail within a minute.
Also for me, it worked almost instantly without any problems.

Tried again, but same problem.  Don't know what I'm doing wrong.  Guess I'll just do them one at a time.
Just checkin' :
(1) You use firefox? (2) you installed not only Greastmonkey, but also Sean Locke's script(s)?  (3) In Firefox, you go to your portfolio details, and you have a new column on the right handside of the page, a column where you can click "deactivate" + room for a reason?  (4) You paste/type a reason + click?  (5) You can see the word "deactivate" change into "executed" ?  (6) When you refresh your page with F5, your image total does NOT go down? 
If you said yes to all 6 questions, then I really don't know why it's not working for you.

Yes, Anyka.  Did all of that.  After  clicking "deactivate", it said "working", and then "executed".  Thanks for trying to help. 

« Reply #867 on: February 02, 2013, 11:05 »
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While I do not agree entirely with the current negotiating strategy of the group, I do believe strongly in the power of a collective and, therefore, have deactivated 500 files as promised.
It's not a negotiating strategy for me.  I've had enough of them.  They lost my trust years ago and I really don't know why I have kept all my best images with them for so many years.  It feels good to no longer have to worry about what despicable thing they will do next.  I hope it will make other sites think about treating us with a bit more respect but I'm not sure that will happen.  Hopefully we will have a decent way to sell direct soon and then we will have some negotiating power.

« Reply #868 on: February 02, 2013, 11:22 »
+11
While I do not agree entirely with the current negotiating strategy of the group, I do believe strongly in the power of a collective and, therefore, have deactivated 500 files as promised.
It's not a negotiating strategy for me.  I've had enough of them.  They lost my trust years ago and I really don't know why I have kept all my best images with them for so many years.  It feels good to no longer have to worry about what despicable thing they will do next.  I hope it will make other sites think about treating us with a bit more respect but I'm not sure that will happen.  Hopefully we will have a decent way to sell direct soon and then we will have some negotiating power.

I came to this conclusion about a year ago with the whole RC fiasco. There was no negotiating with them then, and since then, look at all the fiascos that have continued to happen. Now, a person's whole portfolio is at risk of being given away. I emotionally negotiated with them from the day Getty bought istock, until my last straw. Enough was enough.

I don't know why some people think that Getty is going to negotiate. That baffles me. You may think they are negotiating, because they are master spin doctors and good with the fog machine, but in the end you will repeatedly get $crewed one way or another. They have been doing it for years and have a lot of practice at it, not to mention money and legal backup. If you are one of the few other heavy hitters, you might have some negotiating power. You might even be able to get a personal sit-down with the PTB. Short of that, you got squat. I am sorry to say. And now, they are in the process of sabotaging your income with any other agency you might be with or might think of being with. And gloating about it! I cannot imagine sacrificing my personal ethics to work with a company like that anymore. It was scary leaving them and the income, but in the end, my world did not come to an end. Other doors opened, and I am so glad I left when I did. Unfortunately, they still continue to threaten the rest of my income indirectly with these latest shenanigans. Hopefully it stops here and now.

Dan

« Reply #869 on: February 02, 2013, 11:34 »
+2
     I  never  did  make  it  in  to  istock  but  good  luck  to  all.

« Reply #870 on: February 02, 2013, 11:54 »
+3
305 so far today...

« Reply #871 on: February 02, 2013, 11:56 »
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41 today, plus 40 over the past two weeks.


« Reply #872 on: February 02, 2013, 11:59 »
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« Last Edit: February 02, 2013, 16:04 by maigi »

« Reply #873 on: February 02, 2013, 12:10 »
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reading this thread i cant stop feeling sad. you all are acting like little children pouting cause you are being made to go to bed early, cause you were bad. and you say "well il go to bed but you can make me sleep!".

If you wana make a sound that Istock can hear...delet you acct. thats the only way to get respect. your deactivating a few files is a joke. i can here istock laughing watching ppl deactivating files. they are probably having an office party placing bets as to how fast ppl reactivate them. they know you want a bite of the carrot they dangle in front of your face and they know you wont stop trying to get a bite of it.

even if istock wanted to go back and not make this deal with google. its not up to them anymore its up to google.

and where are the big hitters who were all gung ho abt feb 2nd?, and soo very loudand pushy abt making this movement happen, pushing ppl to deactivate there act. where are they today? did they just use you to send istock a message,yet they themselves did not delet a file??  i dont se any of them on here telling us how many they deactivated???

i guess im even more of a sucker then you all, cause i did not deactivat my acct i deleted it. but i would have dun it anyway cause i know the only way to be heard is to take all your marbals an walk away from the game. thats what yo need to do. cut your losses and walk away. cause its abvious istock has a pattern of trying to get as much from us as possible and so fare always getting away with it! the only way to stop them is to not play with them.

but then there is that darn carrot to think abt hugh?!

« Reply #874 on: February 02, 2013, 12:22 »
+1
I think you are wrong. Everithing is good, its a protest. And a sign. If you delete the account, why istock would concern?



 

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