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ShadySue

« Reply #400 on: February 03, 2013, 10:31 »
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If I were in charge at istock I'd have been certain to flood as many Getty images into istock on the 2nd Feb as possible to attempt to negate the contributor deactivations. I wonder if they did..?
They might have had to have had someone working Saturday to do it - their auto-flows don't seem to work well, as we know.
Funnily enough, I was miffed for a while that I haven't had any E+ moved over to Getty since before Christmas, but now I'm quite relieved. Though there's nothing (more than didn't stop them plundering Getty and TS etc) to stop them misappropriating any iS images if they feel like it.


« Reply #401 on: February 03, 2013, 10:54 »
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Quote from Lobo
"And that's that."

That's what I said when I deleted my last file.  ;D

« Reply #402 on: February 03, 2013, 13:35 »
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For what its worth, I dropped my crown back in december. This was b4 this google fiasco came out and i feel that i have made the right decision. Although i will miss the income i will lose out on temporarily, i feel a heavy weight is lifted off my shoulder. I am excited once again to actually upload files. I don't plan to upload anything to istock and in fact deactivated all my vetta illustrations roughly 20. There is no way istock is making a cent more on these files i have labored over.

« Reply #403 on: February 03, 2013, 14:08 »
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Deactivated my good sellers last week. Now today 50-100 images, 1/4th of my port, the rest will follow, as soon as  I get my last payout.
I will leave one image:

« Reply #404 on: February 03, 2013, 14:23 »
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But that image is too good to leave . . . . . . . ;D
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 14:25 by etienjones »

« Reply #405 on: February 03, 2013, 15:04 »
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If I were in charge at istock I'd have been certain to flood as many Getty images into istock on the 2nd Feb as possible to attempt to negate the contributor deactivations. I wonder if they did..?

They already tried that a few months ago.

« Reply #406 on: February 03, 2013, 15:07 »
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I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

Do you honestly believe that? I doubt it very much. I think personally the only person you will harm will be yourself, by dropping your income. If you're really p*** off, why not leave completely, surely that would be more positive. They must get thousands of uploads a day, many many thousands, a couple of thousand being deactivated, what will that do? I don't want to sound negative, but this is doomed to failure.

I agree with Vad_the_Limp...deactivation is the smartest way to put space btwn you and the idiots you wish to avoid...!

« Reply #407 on: February 03, 2013, 16:09 »
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I did 36 more this weekend.  Personal totals are 62 deactivated at istock and 327 deactivated via stockxpert.  I plan to continue deactivating... gradually.... until things improve or my portfolio is gone.   

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #408 on: February 03, 2013, 17:25 »
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Apart from the decrease in total files, has anyone been noticing what the waiting approval file numbers have been doing?  I failed to write down what the waiting number was at the outset, but the last posted number here was 63951. I do know it's been climbing and is likely even higher by now.  Going strictly by memory (a dangerous thing at best) I believe this number is close to 4000 images higher than it was at the beginning.  If anyone has such records, it would be interesting to see if that figure is comparable for a similar period of time or different in one direction or another.  Have others been uploading more than usual in an attempt to take advantage of the decrease in high quality images which are/have been taken down?

ShadySue

« Reply #409 on: February 03, 2013, 17:49 »
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I and others have posted stats from time to time.
The queue does fluctuate a lot anyway, and for all we know might reflect some sort of slow-down by inspectors.
During the three or so weeks since the Google heist was announced, I've seen the queue as high as 64,xxx and as low as 57,xxx, but up and down a lot between the extremes.

lisafx

« Reply #410 on: February 03, 2013, 18:04 »
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I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

Do you honestly believe that? I doubt it very much. I think personally the only person you will harm will be yourself, by dropping your income. If you're really p*** off, why not leave completely, surely that would be more positive. They must get thousands of uploads a day, many many thousands, a couple of thousand being deactivated, what will that do? I don't want to sound negative, but this is doomed to failure.

I agree with Vad_the_Limp...deactivation is the smartest way to put space btwn you and the idiots you wish to avoid...!

I'm a bit confused.  You say you agree with him that deactivation is smart, but he was arguing AGAINST deactivation.  So which is it? 

« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2013, 18:41 »
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I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

Do you honestly believe that? I doubt it very much. I think personally the only person you will harm will be yourself, by dropping your income. If you're really p*** off, why not leave completely, surely that would be more positive. They must get thousands of uploads a day, many many thousands, a couple of thousand being deactivated, what will that do? I don't want to sound negative, but this is doomed to failure.

I agree with Vad_the_Limp...deactivation is the smartest way to put space btwn you and the idiots you wish to avoid...!

What do you plan to do?

« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2013, 19:23 »
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+49 deactivated of my small 52 images port (last 3 staying till I reach payout then dropping them too).

Glad to be out of it since iStock screw photographers in so many ways it's hard to believe people have even been submitting there the last couple of years :/ (I stopped c2009)

« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2013, 22:33 »
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Submitting to Getty...

I've only just realised what a double entendre that is...

lisafx

« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2013, 23:15 »
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Submitting to Getty...

I've only just realised what a double entendre that is...

ROFL!  Touche ;D

« Reply #415 on: February 04, 2013, 01:12 »
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Deactivated my 2 best sellers of my small portfolio. They had 5500 downloads together.

Based my own response and the majority of comments on MSG and various other sites. I think it is safe to conclude that beyond loss of  integrity and trust.  A key motivation for deactivating files has been  the need to protect our most valuable files. 

I know that I deleted my best selling files on IS first and then proceeded to protect files which sell well on other sites next.  If  even half of us used the same strategy, IS lost some of its most sought after HCV files.

« Reply #416 on: February 04, 2013, 03:40 »
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Deactivated quite a few more tonight. About 25% of my portfolio is currently deactivated, and I plan on closing the account in a few months if there aren't radical changes.

« Reply #417 on: February 04, 2013, 04:12 »
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Does anyone know how many images actually came down in the lead up to and including 02 FEB?

Sorry is its posted somewhere and I've missed it ...  :D

« Reply #418 on: February 04, 2013, 04:35 »
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I still think having a day where we all start deleting together would send a strong message. 

Do you honestly believe that? I doubt it very much. I think personally the only person you will harm will be yourself, by dropping your income. If you're really p*** off, why not leave completely, surely that would be more positive. They must get thousands of uploads a day, many many thousands, a couple of thousand being deactivated, what will that do? I don't want to sound negative, but this is doomed to failure.

I agree with Vad_the_Limp...deactivation is the smartest way to put space btwn you and the idiots you wish to avoid...!

I'm a bit confused.  You say you agree with him that deactivation is smart, but he was arguing AGAINST deactivation.  So which is it?
I think there's a bit of sarcasm in action there.  Note the name change.  It made me laugh.

« Reply #419 on: February 04, 2013, 11:02 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:32 by tickstock »

« Reply #420 on: February 04, 2013, 11:44 »
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I haven't had a chance to deactivate my images.  However, I have a lot of images that were taken at iStock minilypse events so they can only be sold on istock. I'm thinking of leaving those there and just removing all the other items. Any one else with this situation?  Do you plan to remove images taken at istock events (minilypse/istockalypse) and just let them languish on your hard drive?

« Reply #421 on: February 04, 2013, 11:46 »
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I haven't had a chance to deactivate my images.  However, I have a lot of images that were taken at iStock minilypse events so they can only be sold on istock. I'm thinking of leaving those there and just removing all the other items. Any one else with this situation?  Do you plan to remove images taken at istock events (minilypse/istockalypse) and just let them languish on your hard drive?


I know I read of one other person who had istockalypse and some editorials that they were just leaving up. Sorry, not sure which thread it was in, though.

« Reply #422 on: February 04, 2013, 13:10 »
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Over 31% of my port has just been deactivated, I needed a pick-me-up today, besides my coffee ;)

You guys can update me in the spreadsheet to say 408 total images removed.  I might yank another 200 by the end of the week; it depends what mood I'm in. 

« Reply #423 on: February 04, 2013, 14:57 »
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xcuse my total lack of business expertise but my question is:
is it true that while i'm exclusive with iStock i can not submit any of my new work to another site ie: shutterstock or who ever? 

i try & read the contract but my eyes glaze over and i start snacking . .  lol . . . .

« Reply #424 on: February 04, 2013, 14:59 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 22:30 by tickstock »


 

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