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« on: July 13, 2014, 13:50 »
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I decided to take the plunge,
I asked my question on the forums and did not get a really responsive answer, so decided to ask it here. "they" did say it could take several weeks...why so long? are they checking to verify removal of content from other sites? Or truly deciding if they want my port as exclusive? both?

Joy


« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 13:57 »
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Can't imagine you'll be in a long queue.

« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 14:02 »
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although I catch what you're saying, I still have to laugh and hope you're right

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 15:39 »
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They're only checking your files aren't elsewhere. If you meet the standards (250 dls @50%AR or 500dls), there isn't any other filter on exclusivity.
Hope it works out for you.  ::)

« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 16:01 »
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They're only checking your files aren't elsewhere. If you meet the standards (250 dls @50%AR or 500dls), there isn't any other filter on exclusivity.
Hope it works out for you.  ::)

50%AR?
The new iStock policy is 100% acceptance rate for anything uploaded. Of course if you succeeded to upload:
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=361236&page=10

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 16:33 »
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The new iStock policy is 100% acceptance rate for anything uploaded.
Och, you're not trying hard enough. I got a rejection as recently as December! (A precisely measured illustration of a classic symbol, which was deemed 'too simple'.)

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 05:16 »
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I decided to take the plunge,
I asked my question on the forums and did not get a really responsive answer, so decided to ask it here. "they" did say it could take several weeks...why so long? are they checking to verify removal of content from other sites? Or truly deciding if they want my port as exclusive? both?

Joy
Do not go exclusive at IS. Really, seriously, do not do it. The place is in freefall and most exclusives are waiting for the right moment to leave.

« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 06:52 »
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The place is in freefall and most exclusives are waiting for the right moment to leave.
If the place is in free fall why to wait for the right moment to leave?
What is the right moment to leave? When the place will hit the ground?

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 06:57 »
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The place is in freefall and most exclusives are waiting for the right moment to leave.
If the place is in free fall why to wait for the right moment to leave?
What is the right moment to leave? When the place will hit the ground?
When my income no longer makes it viable. When I am earning so little that the hit I will have to take on my income becomes considerably less than it would be if I gave up exclusivity now.

« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 07:08 »
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The place is in freefall and most exclusives are waiting for the right moment to leave.
If the place is in free fall why to wait for the right moment to leave?
What is the right moment to leave? When the place will hit the ground?

Contributors, especially those who make a living at it, need an exit plan. It's not as easy as saying, "I'm out" as fast as Seinfeld's Kramer did.  There has to be a plan, where do I upload to, what do I upload, what other means of revenue exist outside of microstock, can I negotiate a special deal with the micros, etc. Sean Locke had a fast exit from Istock but I'd bet that he would have put together a far more robust exit strategy that consumed months before he pulled the plug and, smartly, put some trigger metrics in place that told him it was time.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 08:34 »
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The place is in freefall and most exclusives are waiting for the right moment to leave.
If the place is in free fall why to wait for the right moment to leave?
What is the right moment to leave? When the place will hit the ground?
When I leave, I'm out of micro completely, unless something turns up which looks viable. I see nothing at the moment. They're trying to squeeze every last cent out of their collection, and I guess that's what I'm doing too.

wds

« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 14:11 »
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Just hang in there. There are many things that take a long time on iStock for no apparent reason.

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2014, 04:14 »
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Just hang in there. There are many things that take a long time on iStock for no apparent reason.

Like making any decent money?


 

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