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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2016, 17:27 »
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I wonder where "Special Monkey" got all the photos from in the portfolio shown.

So many disparate locations and styles genres.

Is Chris "Special Monkey" Bennet really the owner of those images?

I did a quick click and drag on his facebook page and the images are clearly not his at all they are taken from free download sites.

Re-distributing other peoples work from your new stock photo site and listing it as your own is really a poor  way to start



The whole thing smells as bad as last fridays fish.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 17:34 by Teddy the Cat »


« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2016, 17:37 »
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I'm sure rf123 will have something to say

I sent 123rf a support ticket suggesting they might want to get the copycat site name changed.

Doesn't stop a bad site trying to start up, but they shouldn't ride on the coattails of an existing agency's traffic to do it.

I am not siding with anyone here but 123stock doesn't violate anything name wise..

123rf and 123stock are 2 different names..

123 are just a set of numbers.. nobody owns any rights to those numbers.. 123rf isn't the most unique name to begin with..

« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2016, 17:44 »
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I'm sure rf123 will have something to say

I sent 123rf a support ticket suggesting they might want to get the copycat site name changed.

Doesn't stop a bad site trying to start up, but they shouldn't ride on the coattails of an existing agency's traffic to do it.

I am not siding with anyone here but 123stock doesn't violate anything name wise..

123rf and 123stock are 2 different names..

123 are just a set of numbers.. nobody owns any rights to those numbers.. 123rf isn't the most unique name to begin with..
I very much doubt 123RF will see it that way and they probably have more money to spend on lawyers than 123stock.

« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2016, 18:08 »
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When you talk to your designers, also tell them to improve the design so it doesn't look amateurish.
That title or logo "123 stock" with that embossed Photoshop effect from the 80's is just looking cheap, and the slogan font is way to thin, not very readable with that flower background.

Good luck in your endeavors.

Thanks for the input, I've messaged the team and they're cracking on with it now.
Many thanks!!

« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2016, 21:05 »
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I'm sure rf123 will have something to say

I sent 123rf a support ticket suggesting they might want to get the copycat site name changed.

Doesn't stop a bad site trying to start up, but they shouldn't ride on the coattails of an existing agency's traffic to do it.

I am not siding with anyone here but 123stock doesn't violate anything name wise..

123rf and 123stock are 2 different names..

123 are just a set of numbers.. nobody owns any rights to those numbers.. 123rf isn't the most unique name to begin with..
I very much doubt 123RF will see it that way and they probably have more money to spend on lawyers than 123stock.

They can hire as many lawyers as they can, but in my opinion, they don't have a case :)

« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2016, 21:43 »
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It doesn't matter.  This will fade away in a few weeks.

« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2016, 21:49 »
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That's true..

How did this thread even reach the 2nd page?.. too small for 123rf to care..
« Last Edit: March 02, 2016, 21:51 by cidepix »

« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2016, 03:53 »
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i wanted to continue my fun from last night and i made a visit to the so called site...as others said before the logo is a joke the watermark screams amateur and also mist of the photos seems to be made with a compact camera in the best scenario. Also the price is a joke, the name is really original. Surprised that i don't see a portfolio review before contributor can upload photos (joke). One original category i liked is Photoshop, an original category as the name sugests that has top quality photos. Science is also something i liked with 1 render made in god knows what free software. All in all a nice original and fresh start.

« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2016, 04:49 »
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And what amazing things have you done in your life, that gives you right to put others down? Share it with us, please.

« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2016, 05:14 »
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I agree..

But he could have avoided it, if he didn't "make fun" of everyone on this forum in the first place..

He basically insulted MSG's intelligence by pretending to be a random person talking about a random site..

You just don't behave as if "everyone around you are a bunch of clueless people.."

It's not a reason to put anyone down but it will happen because he was calling for it..

Without being rude, as a logo designer myself, the logo is as bad as it gets.. it is just some text with a basic photoshop filter.. it's not even a logo.. this should be taken seriously as positive criticism.. that is if you dont want to appear amateurish next time..

Plus that 2 dollar price tag and the lack of information is not going to attract anyone here.. people on this forum are microstock veterans.. they are not desperately waiting for you to start a new site.. nobody cares.. you have to be serious with a serious introduction to convince people..
« Last Edit: March 03, 2016, 07:57 by cidepix »

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« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2016, 11:43 »
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Amateurish at best. No legal info, a bad "logo" and an unoriginal name. It looks like a site being run by a 16-year old sitting in the attic of his parents' house.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2016, 18:53 by Noedelhap »

« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2016, 12:45 »
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Hi Chris Bennet.  Welcome!

Domain name:
123stock.co.uk

Registrant:
Chris Bennett

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
Southend-on-Sea
SS2 4JS
United Kingdom
Looking on google street view, doesn't quite compare to Shutterstock headquarters :)

We cannot all be stupid enough to buy into the Empire State Bldg (of all places, when big business is actually *leaving* NYC in droves). Also, what's wrong with Southend-on-Sea?

So what's your point? There are certainly other factors to look at when considering to join them, and I'll sure have a look at least.

« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2016, 14:19 »
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It was a joke, hence the smiley face at the end of the sentence.  Southend is great, worth going there just for the 1.34 mile long pier.

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« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2016, 16:57 »
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I don't see anything wrong with the name either. Look at any Yellow page and you'll see multiple businesses using 123 or ABC... a lot of them in the same industry. No big deal.

I also don't think the guy is trying to stitch anyone up... his heart seems to be in the right place, he's just very new to the industry, not really considered what goes into making a successful stock site, and has thought "Hey, I could do that!"

We've probably all considered it at some point.... "Yeah, I could do better than Shutterstock. If I had my own site I'd do this and I'd do that!". This guy has had the balls to go out and do it. Sure, he's made fatal errors that mean his site will never succeed as it is, and the design needs some work, and his portfolio is minuscule... but you can't blame him for trying.

« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2016, 19:03 »
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New sites can cost us money.  If they get a few buyers, not many contributors will make enough money to get a payout.  Those buyers could use sites where we will get paid.  I would rather have 10 sites that paid than hundreds that don't.  If they have to resort to spamming forums to try and get some interest, they are doomed to failure.  It doesn't take balls to start a new site, it usually takes a lack of market research.


 

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