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« on: March 27, 2013, 07:01 »
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I joined Pond5 over 2 weeks ago and have yet to have any files reviewed. I have emailed them  but have had no reply. I know they have just merged and may be a bit busy, but what is the average review time for this site?


« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 07:05 »
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I just had a batch of 30 approved in about four days.

« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 07:20 »
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I've got an initial batch there and they told me 2 to 3 weeks when I wrote to them.

« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 07:29 »
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I've got an initial batch there and they told me 2 to 3 weeks when I wrote to them.

Cheers.

« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 07:29 »
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I've got an initial batch there and they told me 2 to 3 weeks when I wrote to them.

My bad, you're correct.  It was GL that reviewed my stuff in 4 days.  I still show my images pending at P5.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 17:22 »
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3-4 weeks it seems. I had to write to support, and got the 2-3 weeks answer, which it was already over. Then they got reviewed within about a week of my email.

« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 19:09 »
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I lose track of how long things have been with each batch at Pond5 - it's at least two weeks and often longer.

jareso

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 02:56 »
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More than a month is normal for them. :-\

gillian vann

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 03:07 »
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ditto, I think I've got about 50 pending now. no idea when i submitted some of them, are there dates? at least with iS and DT you have a clear view of where they are. *gasp, said something +ve about iS* :)

« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 15:46 »
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My last upload October 28 and it's still in pending status today December 2, more than a month. Quite annoying. The same was when I uploaded bunch of Halloween videos more than a month before Halloween and got them submitted after Halloween, which is useless now for another year.
#gillian Go to Edit > Date Created.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2015, 15:49 by amperial »

« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2016, 22:42 »
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It was mentioned on the pond5 website that the new average wait time is 4-6 weeks.  I also submitted some back in Nov, still waiting to be reviewed.  If you are uploading seasonal stuff, better upload them at least 3 months ahead just to be safe.

« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 00:37 »
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Pond5 is one of those sites where you just upload your stuff and forget about it. Keep uploading, don't worry about reviews.
They will get reviewed ... eventually.

Usually takes about a month but I don't pay attention.

Few rejections, good sales. For that, I'll accept a slow review process.

Benozaur

« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2016, 07:53 »
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7 weeks and counting....

« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2016, 08:50 »
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It was mentioned on the pond5 website that the new average wait time is 4-6 weeks.  I also submitted some back in Nov, still waiting to be reviewed.  If you are uploading seasonal stuff, better upload them at least 3 months ahead just to be safe.

Whoa last time I checked they said 3 weeks. Seems like maybe it's better idea to hire as stock reviewer then a stock photographer.  ;D

« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2016, 20:08 »
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It was mentioned on the pond5 website that the new average wait time is 4-6 weeks.  I also submitted some back in Nov, still waiting to be reviewed.  If you are uploading seasonal stuff, better upload them at least 3 months ahead just to be safe.

Whoa last time I checked they said 3 weeks. Seems like maybe it's better idea to hire as stock reviewer then a stock photographer. ;D

Ha ha ...so true...as if they care. Haven't they said they are artist most friendly company? Well, once they ve got 61 mil funding, they don't care much about artist any more.
They used us all nicely for their goals to get rich and live in Brazil on eternal vacation. Expect  worse yet to come dear artists.... 8)

« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2016, 22:00 »
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6 to 8 months usually

« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2016, 06:17 »
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It was mentioned on the pond5 website that the new average wait time is 4-6 weeks.  I also submitted some back in Nov, still waiting to be reviewed.  If you are uploading seasonal stuff, better upload them at least 3 months ahead just to be safe.

Whoa last time I checked they said 3 weeks. Seems like maybe it's better idea to hire as stock reviewer then a stock photographer. ;D

Ha ha ...so true...as if they care. Haven't they said they are artist most friendly company? Well, once they ve got 61 mil funding, they don't care much about artist any more.
They used us all nicely for their goals to get rich and live in Brazil on eternal vacation. Expect  worse yet to come dear artists.... 8)


Yeah, problem is they still stick in Top Tier, so they're still tempting to deal with. :)
They got there fast, and I have a feeling they will go even faster back to Low Earners where they got from. ;)

« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2016, 08:09 »
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Three weeks is not right anymore. Mine have been pending for 5 weeks so far. I have about 100 Christmas clips. Think they will sell now? lol

« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2016, 08:30 »
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More than 6 weeks waiting contacted Support and they said it takes about 6-7 weeks now and I am already there and no sign of review this is no business like this how do we do?


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ACS

« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 08:36 »
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Have been waiting since mid November. 7 weeks. Video.

« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2016, 14:06 »
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"Average review time" info just jumped from 3 weeks to "OVER 2 months". :D

ACS

« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2016, 17:21 »
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"Average review time" info just jumped from 3 weeks to "OVER 2 months". :D

I have been waiting more than 2 months.

Not good for the contributor >>> also not good for the Agency. They couldn't present "new" content to the customers during christmas time. Most of the content have still been waiting for curating?
« Last Edit: January 16, 2016, 17:23 by ACS »

« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2016, 18:34 »
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"Average review time" info just jumped from 3 weeks to "OVER 2 months". :D

I have been waiting more than 2 months.

Not good for the contributor >>> also not good for the Agency. They couldn't present "new" content to the customers during christmas time. Most of the content have still been waiting for curating?

Exactly.  I could have been more timely but I uploaded about 50 Christmas clips in early November and they are still pending along with another 75.  You are right about pumping in new content.  I suspect there is some goings on we don't know about. It's gone from two weeks, three weeks, a month, six weeks and now two months. 

« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2016, 18:40 »
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Three weeks is not right anymore. Mine have been pending for 5 weeks so far. I have about 100 Christmas clips. Think they will sell now? lol

Definitely.  The way the reviews are going they should be just in time for Christmas 2016.

Just the Facts

« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2016, 21:31 »
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POND 5 Notice -

"Due to upload volume, artists are experiencing unusually long wait times for content approval. Currently our average wait time is over 2 months. We are working on shortening this wait time and we appreciate your patience."


 

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