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« on: July 24, 2020, 11:43 »
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The only agency that SS properly reports the acceptance status for is Alamy it seems (out of the 9 I submit to). Is this a known bug or am I doing something wrong? The other agencies only show uploaded and then submitted status.


« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 00:13 »
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The only agency that SS properly reports the acceptance status for is Alamy it seems (out of the 9 I submit to). Is this a known bug or am I doing something wrong? The other agencies only show uploaded and then submitted status.

In fact, StockSubmitter doesn't track approval status for any agency.
Alamy has QC as a pre-submission step, hence if a file gets submitted it's already approved, so SS assigns the Approved status upon submission there.

If you want to see approval status for other agencies you can try using Microstock.Plus instead.

« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 05:39 »
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Appreciate your reply! Do you plan on adding this functionality in the future? Automatically marking files as pending / accepted / rejected - It shouldn't be hard to fetch this info from the API and it would be really useful to know which files require further editing and which are 100% accepted (without the need to manually check and update the status), unless this is this intentional, so that your cloud program has more features? Thanks
« Last Edit: July 27, 2020, 08:42 by notaslave »

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 06:00 »
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Appreciate for your reply! Do you plan on adding this functionality in the future? Automatically marking files as pending /accepted / rejected? Shouldn't be hard to fetch this info from the API and it would be really useful to know which files require further editing and which are 100% accepted (without the need to manually check and update the status), unless this is this intentional, so that your cloud program has more features? Thanks
Even with Alamy, after files are accepted, it's smart to go back in, choose super-tags and fill in all the optional infomation - most of that is actually important! (Apologies if you can already do all that in MicrostockSubmitter.)

« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2020, 06:57 »
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It's much more complicated to implement this feature in StockSubmitter than in Microstock.Plus because StockSubmitter doesn't keep a central database of files and instead is using your JPEG files to store any metadata and statuses.
Also, it's not just using some API, we have to actually imitate the real browser and parse the raw pages of the websites to determine the statuses.

If you really want to have your approval statuses tracked while using StockSubmitter you can try activating M+ in the Agencies settings window and check the upload checkbox for M+ to let your files be uploaded through M+. Also make sure you allow M+ to perform the submission - it'll then submit the files, track approvals and synchronize statuses back to StockSubmitter (unless you've moved/renamed the files on your hard drive).

« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 08:46 »
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Appreciate for your reply! Do you plan on adding this functionality in the future? Automatically marking files as pending /accepted / rejected? Shouldn't be hard to fetch this info from the API and it would be really useful to know which files require further editing and which are 100% accepted (without the need to manually check and update the status), unless this is this intentional, so that your cloud program has more features? Thanks
Even with Alamy, after files are accepted, it's smart to go back in, choose super-tags and fill in all the optional infomation - most of that is actually important! (Apologies if you can already do all that in MicrostockSubmitter.)
Thanks Sue, I should probably do a manual check on all agencies every so often to fill in any agency specific information that might help with SEO etc. As long as I can do it after acceptance, so that I don't have to do it for every photo right away, which would kind of defeat the purpose of the StockSubmitter.

« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2020, 08:51 »
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Also, it's not just using some API, we have to actually imitate the real browser and parse the raw pages of the websites to determine the statuses.
That sounds so backwards and an unnecessary waste of bandwidth and server resources, it's amazing that they don't provide the status info through a simple API call...

I will look into your other suggestion, although if it ever becomes possible to implement straight into the StockSubmitter, do keep this request in mind ;)

Thank you.

« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 23:36 »
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That sounds so backwards and an unnecessary waste of bandwidth and server resources, it's amazing that they don't provide the status info through a simple API call...

Exactly! Very few agencies realize that and have implemented some kind of an API for us.
Even though we represent a solid 10-20% of their contributions inflow.

Implementing this feature purely in StockSubmitter is just plain impossible in the current architecture.
I will of course keep that in mind (in fact, I was keeping that in mind for a long time already) but for now I'd recommend either using Microstock+ directly or in integration with StockSubmitter to achieve that.
M+ would also make uploading and submission more stable and reliable in general as it's performed on our servers and doesn't depend on the end user's connection, software and hardware.


 

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