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« on: December 24, 2016, 10:31 »
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Just curious if anyone has been told their portfolio doesn't cut it at Envanto and had their accounts closed. I only make about $30 a month there and expect that email, but haven't received it yet. Just wondering if the culling has started yet.


« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2016, 10:41 »
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only a message about "set your own prices"

« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 11:54 »
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Nothing for me confidently awaiting sack.....

« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 15:48 »
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I'm asking the same question...
Got the message about pricing, not fired for the moment.

« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2016, 15:50 »
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still part of the machine

« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 16:44 »
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I'm asking the same question...
Got the message about pricing, not fired for the moment.

I guess it's still forthcoming. I don't expect to be part of the machine as microstockphopto calls it much longer.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 22:56 »
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I'm still in the running to becoming America's next top model.

alno

« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2016, 03:05 »
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Just curious if anyone has been told their portfolio doesn't cut it at Envanto and had their accounts closed. I only make about $30 a month there and expect that email, but haven't received it yet. Just wondering if the culling has started yet.

Why should anybody worry about it? I missed some kind of early warning there? :)

« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 09:06 »
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Just curious if anyone has been told their portfolio doesn't cut it at Envanto and had their accounts closed. I only make about $30 a month there and expect that email, but haven't received it yet. Just wondering if the culling has started yet.

Why should anybody worry about it? I missed some kind of early warning there? :)

I am not asking if anyone is worried. I am clearly asking if anyone has been booted yet. Envanto sent out an email telling everyone they turned off uploading and will be reviewing portfolios. Those ports that don't pass their "liking" will be terminated. That's why I'm asking......essentially have they started closing accounts yet.

Phadrea

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 18:53 »
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I have just been booted out. Told that my images (that sell) don't meet their ivory tower standard and I should go and crawl under a rock somewhere and die.

As part of our library-wide assessment of photos on PhotoDune, weve done a review of your portfolio. Unfortunately, the sample we looked through resulted in a very high number of photos that did not meet our new library standards.

So they are not deleting just a few but all of them. baby and bathwater spring to mind. Oh well, their loss and SS gain.


« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2017, 18:58 »
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I got fired from PhotoDune today.    No big loss, I hadnt uploaded anything to them in a long time. 

I wonder what the new standards are that I didnt meet.  Oh well, I am not re-applying
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 19:02 by fieldsphotos »

« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2017, 19:06 »
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Got canned as well.

Thousands of images that passed inspection with flying colors apparently are simply not good enough.

Years of work - gone.

Bummed. 

« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2017, 19:06 »
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Got the termination e-mail today. Doesn't bother me, very low earner for me and I already stopped uploading long ago. Only concern I have is if they will pay out the remaining balance since it hasn't reached the minimum yet. I did post that question in the forum post they made and linked to in the e-mail.   I'll let you know if they answer that question.

« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2017, 19:07 »
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I've been booted out, bit of a blow to be be told your files aren't worthy.  :'(

« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2017, 19:07 »
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I'm out too, obviously don't meet their new higher standards (but not new higher payments!). No mention of paying what they owe and being under the $50 minimum I don't know what will happen. I'm hoping they pay up as I'd prefer to avoid legal action.

« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2017, 19:09 »
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I'm out. Just posted before this appeared.

Stopcomplaining

« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 19:14 »
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They are probably going 'Stocksy' on us thus most of us will get dumped (Donald Trump just told me 'Your Fired')... :(



« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 19:17 »
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Over 2500 sales in almost 3 years, 5 star rating - not good enough. Oh well.

Envato contributed to around 2% of my monthly earnings, so they won't be missed. Best of luck to them with the rebranding and new type of content.

« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2017, 19:22 »
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Hi Photodune,

As part of my microstock-wide assessment of agencies that offer my work, Ive done a review of your company. Unfortunately, the financial results I looked through resulted in a number of photos that did not sell well (i.e. at all) despite being high performers at the real agencies.

Here are some general reasons why agencies dont meet my guidelines:

    - Low (i.e. no) sales
    - Laborious uploading process
    - Voted a "Low Earner" in MicrostockGroup poll results (see right --> )

I apologize for the lateness of this message.  I reached this decision as part of my clean up process more than 5 YEARS AGO, though a small number of my photos linger on your pages because, frankly, I forgot you existed.   

Ive written a forum post with a few more details (which you've just read) and I encourage you to note the number of pluses it receives from my fellow contributors.

If you are interested in selling my photos in the future, don't call me.  I'll call you.

All the best with your future endeavours,

Stockmarketer

« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 19:29 by stockmarketer »

« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2017, 19:32 »
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I've been given the shove, as well!   :o  https://photodune.net/user/phillipminnis/portfolio

Here are some general reasons why (your) photos didnt meet our guidelines:

    Inappropriate content type
    Composition/Lighting
    Authenticity and commercial viability
    Too many similar images

I have been selling my photos on the site since October 2011.  I have a 5-Star Author Rating (58 ratings).

No great loss!  I couldn't care less!   Just as long as they pay out my current balance of $51.72 before they delete my profile from their site!

« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2017, 19:39 »
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Add me to the dumpee list.  Exactly the same list of reasons for my dismissal as Phillip Minnis.  I joined in May of 2011, have/had 14,000 photos on the site and earned thousands of dollars for them and for me.  (More for them, of course.)  I'm just over a dollar away from a payout.  I certainly expect them to pay me what they owe, assuming I don't hit the minimum before the great purge.

fritz

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2017, 19:40 »
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After more than 5 years being contributor and according to their site still among the top 50 authors,sold more than xx.000$, became top 20 authors of the month with an item that was trending,port size with more than 14k items, today I received mail from PD:

"As part of our library-wide assessment of photos on PhotoDune, weve done a review of your portfolio. Unfortunately, the sample we looked through resulted in a very high number of photos that did not meet our new library standards.Over the coming weeks well be removing your PhotoDune portfolio as part of our clean up process"

Guess they need images from the moon with signed property release form!
I'll survive without Envato :) but one day if I go to the moon I'll be happy to upload more images from space

Wish you all the best and see you in the next life ENVATO!

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2017, 19:43 »
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I'm "terminated" too guys. I stopped uploading to them many years ago. No big deal.

Quasarphoto

« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2017, 19:44 »
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Oh yeah, they kicked my shin too. Every stock site wants high end photos, taken with high end pricy cameras and sell the photos for crap. They're not the first to fold and they will eventually. On the other side of the coin I will avoid to buy anything from Themeforest as well.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2017, 19:45 »
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And me - I've been kicked out


 

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