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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2020, 09:35 »
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I got a very kind email from pond5 support that my account has now been opted out of Hyperstock.

Ill check in a few days if my pics are gone and will post back here.

How can you check if your images are gone when there is no Hyperstock site yet?



How would anyone find their images or how do I find if mine are there? Seems a bit mysterious.


« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2020, 10:32 »
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@cobalt, thanks for the answer, guess I hae to send another email for my case :)

@Uncle Pete, as mentioned previous, you add to the main url slash photo slash your image's photo ID. e.g hyperstock.com/photo/123456789 although it is easy all this time to "hide" content by simple transformed it to /item/ or other similar "directory". Even if your image is found, check your contributor name, if you opted-out name is delete_me or something. Guess when site will go up again search function will reveal content?

« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2020, 12:10 »
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I got emails from

Acquisition Associate

and

Administrative & Customer Care

so I guess this is both support and content team.

But I just wrote to contributor support.
Same, I got 2 confirmations. It took 3 days.

As I saved a link to one of my files at Hyperstock I tried it yesterday, it doesnt work anymore.

« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2020, 18:11 »
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To follow up, I got a satisfactory answer today to my opt-out request.

Thanks to the MSG group for alerting me to this. I'm very happy not to go down this rat hole.

*****

Hi Martha,

Thank you for confirming.

Please know that I have provided your account to be removed by our Content Team who is working on the HyperStock library.

And because our teams are still building the site, please give us some time to process this.

If there is anything else we can do for you here at Customer Care, we will always do our best to help.

« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2020, 15:09 »
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The site doesnt work. Just says coming soon??

« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2020, 15:48 »
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The site doesnt work. Just says coming soon??

That's called a "holding page." Its purpose is to give a visitor something to see, rather than a black hole on the web, and then get OH SO EXCITED!!! that a new site is about to appear.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2020, 09:04 »
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@Uncle Pete, as mentioned previous, you add to the main url slash photo slash your image's photo ID. e.g hyperstock.com/photo/123456789 although it is easy all this time to "hide" content by simple transformed it to /item/ or other similar "directory". Even if your image is found, check your contributor name, if you opted-out name is delete_me or something. Guess when site will go up again search function will reveal content?

That's an awful lot of trouble for someone to go to, to find one of my images, on a site that's not available. Or is that so I can search if I'm one of the test people?

Thanks for the answer, I'll wait until it goes live. I thought the problem was, people had signed up for free trial accounts and could download anyone's work, from Hyperstock. For Free!

OK now I get it, kind of. There's a back door to view one of my videos, maybe.  ;)

Nothing found.  https://www.hyperstock.com/stock-footage/item/105615790

If I did that right?

« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2020, 09:20 »
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https://www.hyperstock.com/stock-footage/105615790 not there.
"item"was a simple sample how the whole structure can be arranged to hide content.
As far as I remember before deleting photos, user name in Hyperstock went "delete_me".

But you are right, no spare time for blind search, when it will be live, we will see...

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2020, 14:02 »
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https://www.hyperstock.com/stock-footage/105615790 not there.
"item"was a simple sample how the whole structure can be arranged to hide content.
As far as I remember before deleting photos, user name in Hyperstock went "delete_me".

But you are right, no spare time for blind search, when it will be live, we will see...

And for someone who cares and wants out, it could matter. I don't care, so I'll play Wait and See.  :) At this point, I'd take a sub for something with no sales. What I don't know is how much? Better than $1.50 or could things be even worse than the SS bottom. I don't know what IS is at now, I'm ignoring them.

« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2020, 01:16 »
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In the forum admin Ryan from pond5 just announced that the Hyperstockproject has been put on hold and they want to focus on improving pond5 first. They will let us know when they restart the project.

You need to be logged in to read the thread.

https://www.pond5.com/community?forum=76121&thread=117761099&page=27


« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2020, 03:48 »
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...never mind...
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 03:58 by georgep7 »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2020, 11:18 »
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In the forum admin Ryan from pond5 just announced that the Hyperstockproject has been put on hold and they want to focus on improving pond5 first. They will let us know when they restart the project.

You need to be logged in to read the thread.

https://www.pond5.com/community?forum=76121&thread=117761099&page=27

L O L Someone just got their brilliant, by committee or corporate idea, for making more money, handed back to them on a flaming platter.

I've seen a CEO, Vice President of an industrial division, top guy in other words, have an idea about marketing and expanding. No one could tell him otherwise, no one could say, that's not our area, we shouldn't be trying that. So he goes off, makes sales boards, product packages, creates everything and forces it on the sales people. I'd say a year later, we get a notice, "ship back everything, boards, products, literature, the program has ended". Kind of erased the whole project and they wanted to make it as invisible as possible.

I'd be willing to bet, that someone at Pond 5 came up with this plan and didn't take time to see how it would work, or how the artists would react. Just waved their hands and made it happen. Almost?  ::)

Great, now improve Pond 5, I think we're all behind them.

Great point from someone, Opt In instead of Opt Out, if they go through with this.

« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2020, 14:52 »
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Great, now improve Pond 5, I think we're all behind them.

I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died there last summer.

Could it be they really and truly, actually, honestly have gotten back to improving P5???
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 14:55 by marthamarks »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2020, 09:34 »
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Great, now improve Pond 5, I think we're all behind them.

I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died there last summer.

Could it be they really and truly, actually, honestly have gotten back to improving P5???

A friend asked me, so maybe I need to explain. Hyperstock is not "dead" forever, it's just being revised. Typical corporate speak, when a project is a failure and shut down, the press will read, "we are improving other areas at this time." not "We stuffed it, the idea crashed and burned, we're backing up to see what went wrong."  ;D

Concentrating on improving Pond 5 means, they don't want to talk about the elephant in the room, so as a diversion they throw us a bone about how they are working on good things for us. Yeah, and meanwhile, Hyperstock will be back, maybe this time with open terms and what is going on, not a surprise announcement that something new is here.

Best answer I've seen is, allow people to Opt In, not force them to Opt Out. That would go a long way to build confidence and trust. The artist makes the decision to participate or not.

« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2020, 11:18 »
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DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A FUN NON CONSPIRACY THEORIES RELATED POST!>>>>>

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I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died

"We all had one this week Martha"



« Reply #65 on: March 07, 2020, 11:26 »
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Great, now improve Pond 5, I think we're all behind them.

I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died there last summer.

Could it be they really and truly, actually, honestly have gotten back to improving P5???

A friend asked me, so maybe I need to explain. Hyperstock is not "dead" forever, it's just being revised. Typical corporate speak, when a project is a failure and shut down, the press will read, "we are improving other areas at this time." not "We stuffed it, the idea crashed and burned, we're backing up to see what went wrong."  ;D

Concentrating on improving Pond 5 means, they don't want to talk about the elephant in the room, so as a diversion they throw us a bone about how they are working on good things for us. Yeah, and meanwhile, Hyperstock will be back, maybe this time with open terms and what is going on, not a surprise announcement that something new is here.

Best answer I've seen is, allow people to Opt In, not force them to Opt Out. That would go a long way to build confidence and trust. The artist makes the decision to participate or not.

I agree with you...it's not that they listened to artists,likely they are not ready or don't see profit in hyperstock...remains to know why...another sign of a desperate agency that have not clue of what they do...

« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2020, 14:52 »
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DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A FUN NON CONSPIRACY THEORIES RELATED POST!>>>>>

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I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died

"We all had one this week Martha"

Really?

« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2020, 15:04 »
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DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A FUN NON CONSPIRACY THEORIES RELATED POST!>>>>>

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I found this interesting because, just 2 days ago, I had my first P5 video sale since things died

"We all had one this week Martha"

Really?

I dunno it was a provocative fun post, similar to SS conspiracy theories.
But I have seen also others report sales this week after a long dry period.
Hard to say if within one week of this Hyperstock story clients flood the Pond5 market.
As a side note for a total newbie I had EL and normal sales before Town Hall,
why do you think a newcomer despite that he read all threads on agency practices
was so positive to exclusivity?

 ::)


 

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