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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2008, 20:21 »
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Anyone want to just hang out with people you've met at LO? I've just set up a luckyOlivers group at yahoo!

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/luckyOlivers/join -- make sure you let me know your LO screen name so I can figure out who you are - i set it up as 'restricted' meaning all memberships have to be approved.

it is just gonna be a chat group with no real purpose other than keeping in touch.

Mitch "yes i'm the moderator of that group too" Jesterboy


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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2008, 20:24 »
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I'm really sorry Mitch.  I know you were fighting the good fight, and putting a lot of yourself into making LO a success.  I feel bad for Bryan, but I feel worse for the community which remained loyal.

« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2008, 20:30 »
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Sorry to see them go, is there another agency that will follow suit?

« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2008, 20:35 »
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I'm really sorry Mitch.  I know you were fighting the good fight, and putting a lot of yourself into making LO a success.  I feel bad for Bryan, but I feel worse for the community which remained loyal.

Thanks Dan! I enjoyed myself at LO because everyone was so darn friendly. I was so hoping that things would improve there and I know Bryan busted his tail to make it grow (probably at the expense of his family too). I was able to get a little bit of cash out of LO, but mostly it was the feel of the site and the people who made it worth while.

I doubt we'll see the likes of LO any time soon in the business and we sure won't get the kind of feedback from any other site's reviewers that we got from LO.

LO will be sadly missed by many!

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2008, 20:36 »
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Not a surprise but still sad.  Best wishes Bryan and Maunger.

vonkara

« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2008, 20:36 »
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Sorry to see them go, is there another agency that will follow suit?
I'm pretty sure, yes! Which one would be ???

« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2008, 20:51 »
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Though I'm sad to see them go, I can't say that I'm surprised. It seemed like a very nice company, with its heart in the right place.

Best of luck in the future, Bryan and company!

« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2008, 21:25 »
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when I close my account there a month ago they asked me why? Stupid me for a moment I believed in their sincerity.  No anymore  :)
They announce the shutdown in advance and give everyone teh chance to cash-out how much more sincerity can one ask?
I hate your comment!
I admit that my remark was as appropriate as a joke at someones funeral. Using the word "hate" anonymously is not very proper either.

« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2008, 21:41 »
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Will there be a viewing? To pay our respects?
I'd like to attend the funeral.

« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2008, 22:22 »
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Yawn.... next please...

helix7

« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2008, 22:52 »
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Glad I skipped it.



« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2008, 22:58 »
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Though I'm sad to see them go, I can't say that I'm surprised. It seemed like a very nice company, with its heart in the right place.

Best of luck in the future, Bryan and company!
with sharp...i jumped ship a long time ago as (i felt) this was a sinking ship, but, Bryan and crew were always responsive to the contributors and clients alike. best of luck to the survivors  :-[

« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2008, 23:00 »
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I never submitted to LO because I didn't believe in it. But I still feel sorry for all the guys who worked hard and tried to make it successful.
I wish you all more luck and success in your future career.

« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2008, 23:37 »
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Another one bites the dust.

« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2008, 00:41 »
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What . good are tokens on a sinking ship. I have 412 tokens I can't use. Just tried to buy an image and kept getting booted back to the home page.

I remember when we got all those worthless tokens, Bryan promising they would be worth something.



maybe you cannot buy photos with tokens that were received by uploading images, i.e. tokens that you did not pay for.  What were the tokens worth... they were perhaps going to be 'tickets' to get pictures into the 'sideshow'

Or perhaps they have turned off buying alltogether.  That would be nice to know though. If there for sure won't be any sales then I may as well cash out now.  But if a few buyers are going to use up their credits then I will leave my account until May

« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2008, 00:49 »
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Or perhaps they have turned off buying alltogether.  That would be nice to know though. If there for sure won't be any sales then I may as well cash out now.  But if a few buyers are going to use up their credits then I will leave my account until May

Good point. I'll wait till May as well.

It was a nice and friendly site, at least from a photographer's point of view. Sad to see them leave.

PTLee

« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2008, 00:54 »
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Sad to see

Best of luck Bryan and all those at LO.

« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2008, 01:06 »
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yeah, a shame it is closing... but i suppose not surprising given the amount of sales they had.

And agreed with what was also said before that it is very nice they give us a warning.  Proof they were actually a decent business.

and about those tokens.

it says all PURCHASED tokens must be used before may 15.. so that is no doubt why we can used our 'earned' tokens.  And that also means buyers can still buy photos.... so don't cash out quite yet.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 01:15 by leaf »

« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2008, 02:05 »
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So sad ..... I tried to get tokens but it does not work!!

« Reply #44 on: April 16, 2008, 02:09 »
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I really liked LuckyOliver and the people - staff and contributors, and am sad it didn't make it. So many ready with support, specific feedback...

Each contributor at any photography agency is involved in the business (yes, I know it's a business) for own reason, and there's a wide range of technical and creative abilities (and size) in portfolios, but, personally, I appreciated interaction with friendly, helpful people who shared passion for photography at LuckyOliver.    sad smiles - Ann
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 02:13 by ann »

« Reply #45 on: April 16, 2008, 02:40 »
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It was a nice and friendly site, at least from a photographer's point of view. Sad to see them leave.


Although I wasn't a contributor I'm sad to see them go, too, especially since they seemed to be one of the more upbeat and friendly sites.

But didn't someone once say 'nice guys come last'?

I suspect this may be the first of several.

« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2008, 02:47 »
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Oh boy, loongirl must be out of her mind.  Whew. I just cashed out there this month and have $2.70 in the piggy bank.  Would that push anyone into $25 if I convert to a couple credits? 

I have to say, although I'm very dissapointed, it is admirable that they didn't just pull the plug and leave us in the dark.

Karin, Sy - hope you get your last cheques!


That would help me, I am $2.80 below the $25 payout but I tried to buy a photo and was sent back to the homepage.  I hope they fix that soon.

« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2008, 02:51 »
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Too bad I have only 6$ at the moment in piggy bank (not likely to pass 25$ barrier before 15th of may). So no more paychecks for me and I can not delete my portfolio there either, that is too bad. I also have almost 500 tokens but can not use them. I will gladly buy images for real uses, but buying is disapled as mentioned earlier. I was saving the tokens for side sales, but newer reached that point.

Site was nice but I did see this coming in last few weeks (no blog post in a month, no twitter messages, very slow review times lately etc).

br, MJP

« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2008, 02:55 »
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Yes, really sad ...  First NaturalLifeStock and now LO. This should be a warning to all the new startup sites: it will not be easy for late arrivals to make it in the Microstock world.

« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2008, 03:08 »
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I've never been at LO.
Sad to see anyone fold, up but it looks like from here on it will be tough for any new startups.


 

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