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« on: May 07, 2007, 05:25 »
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I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?


« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 08:21 »
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I can acces the site and log in, but still no sales  ;) SY

« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 09:48 »
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I deleted all my images today

dbvirago

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 10:13 »
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No, its still there and still has the photos I had there before I quit uploading to them and still have no sales.

« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 10:25 »
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Only 1 sale in 2007, Feb 1st - decided to stop uploading too.

« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 17:43 »
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For a moment you guys really scared me!  I thought I'd lose my 75c there!

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 18:02 »
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For a moment you guys really scared me!  I thought I'd lose my 75c there!

Regards,
Adelaide

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 15:52 »
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I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?

Well nightowlza,

Very strange that you are posting a message here when 'you' suddenly are not able to connect to the site, instead of checking if the problems are perhaps on your side or even contact us first if you have any problems.

Perhaps you are not aware of that we are working very hard on upgrading the site constantly, and try to not have any downtime at all.

Don't misunderstand me, we are very happy for all the great images you 'photographers' upload to the microstockphoto.com website. many photographers have sold quite some images.

Personally i don't see the reason why photographers would delete image from a stockphoto site (unless selling them exclusively), but thats every photographers own right.

The quality of images uploaded by professional photographers are very good and because there is a great variation of themes, makes it more attractive for customers.

Again, thanks for all the contributions.

Ruben
MicroStockPhoto.com

« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 18:04 »
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Ruben,

It's good to have your answer here.  I was very positive when you took over Microstock because I could see changes were being done, and we would get news from site updates either from email or at the forum, but then in the past months everything went so quiet there.  I don't know about the others, but I haven't had sales there lately.  I kept uploading some images, but not as much as before.

Regards,
Adelaide

digiology

« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 02:13 »
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I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?
Very strange that you are posting a message here when 'you' suddenly are not able to connect to the site, instead of checking if the problems are perhaps on your side or even contact us first if you have any problems.

Well what better place is there to quickly determine if the problems are on the users side or on the sites side? I would probably post here too before contacting you. Then if it is me I don't look like a boob and waste your company's time and resources.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2007, 02:14 by digiology »

« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 08:43 »
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I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?
Very strange that you are posting a message here when 'you' suddenly are not able to connect to the site, instead of checking if the problems are perhaps on your side or even contact us first if you have any problems.

Well what better place is there to quickly determine if the problems are on the users side or on the sites side? I would probably post here too before contacting you. Then if it is me I don't look like a boob and waste your company's time and resources.

Ditto

« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 08:52 »
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Ruben: The response time on this forum is exceptionally fast, hence the post here :)
I'm still uploadng to your site and don't think I'll ever delete the photo's, just don't make no sense. Even if the site only kicks off in 2 yearstime, HELL... Even if it only kicks of in 5 years time... I've already done the work to get the photos up, so then I can just sit back and earn :)
I've only had one sale ($0.70) with 200+ images online for a while now, so sales are extremely slow.
But we have hope for you :)

« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2007, 18:51 »
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Thanks for the kind words Nightowlza.

The traffic has increased a lot and we are now trying to improve the speed on the whole site, including new upload options. because we are not satisfied yet :-)

The system that was installed when we took over the website did not work as planned and we have and are still developing it further to make the best out of it.

So thanks for sticking with us, we appreciate it a lot.

Ruben


« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 22:06 »
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I tried logging in to Microstockphoto and got an 'unable to determine IP' error.
Does anybody know if te site closed?

Well nightowlza,

Very strange that you are posting a message here when 'you' suddenly are not able to connect to the site, instead of checking if the problems are perhaps on your side or even contact us first if you have any problems.

Perhaps you are not aware of that we are working very hard on upgrading the site constantly, and try to not have any downtime at all.

Don't misunderstand me, we are very happy for all the great images you 'photographers' upload to the microstockphoto.com website. many photographers have sold quite some images.

Personally i don't see the reason why photographers would delete image from a stockphoto site (unless selling them exclusively), but thats every photographers own right.

The quality of images uploaded by professional photographers are very good and because there is a great variation of themes, makes it more attractive for customers.

Again, thanks for all the contributions.

Ruben
MicroStockPhoto.com

When we upload files to a stock site, we are consigning the files/images to the site owners for sale.  The site owners do not become proprietors of those images.  Hence, when we decide that we no longer want to sell through that outlet, we should delete the files because it is no longer consigned to the stock site for sale.  It is not only a photographer's right but as a business that is the proper course to take.  If after deleting, the site chooses to stealthily re-instate those images and sell for themselves, then a theft has occurred and it becomes actionable.


« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2007, 03:18 »
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Hello Himiko,

Not sure why you are saying things like this, we completely understand that we don't own any images and that if images are removed by the photographer or us, they will not show up for sale anymore.

Please explain me why you are replying with a message like this? are there any images of you on our site that are still out for sale? if so, please let us know because that should not be case.

Ruben

« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2007, 04:48 »
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I simply responded to your earlier statement about no being able to understand why a photographer needs to remove his/her pics.


« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2007, 05:01 »
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I completely agree with you on this, i don't understand this as well, people use time and effort uploading photo's and removing them will not generate any income and not to forget 'a name' at all.

We had a 1 or 2 photographers that were going to sell their images exclusively to some, so thats something i completely understand.

« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2007, 17:58 »
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After months of complete death, I sold two images there this week, non-subscritpion.   Has anyone seen any action there?

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2007, 18:10 »
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Hello Madelaine,

There was indeed little sales before we took over and thats what we have worked so har for the last year, The last 2 months the sales have really picked up because of the amount of improvements we have made (and are still making) and because of the great photographers.

So i guess its just a matter of 'time' now.... :-)

dbvirago

« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2007, 05:04 »
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No. I have the 350 online before I quit uploading there - probably a year ago. Never had a sale.

« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2007, 05:30 »
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We have many photographers starting to sell quit some images now after the changes we made and the increase of speed on the servers, so also hope for you that it will go the right way soon.

Ruben

« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2007, 22:17 »
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Logged it and got this:

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View/Edit Photos I have for sale (Table 'photo_package' is marked as crashed and should be repaired

Crashed?? Doesn't sound good!!!   >:(

I can't get any result in searches or in navigation.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2007, 23:09 »
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I've never used the site before but the home pages is displaying mySQL errors, and the search doesn't work (it says it has crashed).

« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2007, 16:37 »
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It resumed working today. 

Regards,
Adelaide


 

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