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Yeah I don't get the question. It's like saying "I want to breathe air, but not through my mouth or nose. What are the other options?"

There are only 2 ways to distribute images. Either you do it yourself or you get someone else to do it.



General Stock Discussion / Re: gograph.com - stolen images?
« on: October 01, 2013, 05:09 »
Ah OK, I take that ^ back then but when there is no public attribution (as in this case) the first response is that something fishy is going on and on discovering your work you need to research the original source to be certain that it's legit. That can't be good for anyone.

General Stock Discussion / Re: gograph.com - stolen images?
« on: September 30, 2013, 13:44 »
I have just opened a tick with their support asking them to credit me. Otherwise I will file a complaint with CanStockPhoto. The least they can do is credit me since they sell my photos.

"YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE OF WEB GRAPHICS!" still isn't crediting your work to you sadly.

ETA - That link is throwing an error now, anyway - Keep 'em peeled.

Symbiostock - General / Re: Stripe - a heads up
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:18 »
Stripe is a very interesting company, good to see that they're expanding. Not sure they're the best option for micro payments though - GBP: 2.4% + 20p + VAT (charged at 23%) + 2% currency conversion. 15 chargeback fee ($15 in the US so roughly double in the UK).

On the plus side, no need for PCI compliance and no monthly fee.

Good news. +1 for the OP - Fred!

Thank you  :) I'll go with stupid  :-[

Nah, tiny nickname :)

I actually saw the facebook button and even clicked it to see what would happen!


There is a link underneath the Facebook button "Creator: rjs"

I just think some here are jumping to conclusions.

Right now they've got 'I stole this image' written three times within the article.

They're on Twitter if you feel like pointing it out to them publicly @HuffingtonPost.

Here's the photographer (Richard Seeney) that The Huffington Post stole from for the sake of a dollar or two.

DSLR image of a cell phone used to state that DSLR will be killed by cell phones... kikikiki

Yeah I noticed that too :D

Adobe Stock / Re: Do we need a deactivation day on fotolia?
« on: July 24, 2013, 15:13 »
Didn't a former executive at iS move into a management/executive position at Fotolia?

Garth Johnson if I remember correctly.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: New Pricing
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:22 »
The new Rebecca has chosen to base their new strategy on deceit?...

Wait, deceit is a new strategy at istock?

Seems more like business-as-usual to me.

Personally I think this 'Only on iStock' thing is an outrageous new low.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: New Pricing
« on: July 16, 2013, 07:23 »
The new Rebecca has chosen to base their new strategy on deceit? Surely they're a couple of well written blogs away from another uncomfortable backfire. Very odd.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Changes to Main Collection pricing
« on: June 27, 2013, 18:18 »
Edited: I'll keep that comment to myself

Symbiostock - SEO & Marketing / Re: Drop in traffic.
« on: June 13, 2013, 16:16 »
Do you lot use Google Analytics in conjunction with WM Tools and mark events etc?

Definitely worth trying it out for a month. Might even discourage the use of multiple accounts.

It is possible to automatically detect the difference between EPS 8 and EPS 10 files and flag the illustrations up appropriately. Don't really understand why the larger agencies would ask you to add the version number to your keywords, description or check another pesky box.

New Sites - General / Re: Stockami 50 percent royalty rate
« on: April 10, 2013, 14:50 »
they required a few clicks for EACH uploaded image

Happily that's not the case.

Symbiostock - General / Re: Blocking Spam Registrations
« on: April 08, 2013, 08:02 »
How to edit a page and insert this code? Via Putty and using linux vi ? Via Ftp downloading page -> edit/insert -> upload page ?

It's just an illustration of the concept, won't do anything if you insert that code.

Symbiostock - General / Re: Blocking Spam Registrations
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:14 »
Yes probably but he is not seeing things - try registering with my site (it will check I have really fixed it as well) :D

LOL - makes sense now I've had a look.

Symbiostock - General / Re: Blocking Spam Registrations
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:01 »
My spam blocker lets me feed a squirell and put ketsup on fries to tell if ur human.

Has someone been working too hard? :)

Symbiostock - General / Re: Blocking Spam Registrations
« on: April 07, 2013, 16:09 »
You'll keep getting them and one day soon you'll be able to boast 300, 000+ registrations! Captcha is one way but setting a trap works well and does not interrupt your customer's experience:

<div style='display: none'> // invisible div within the reg form tags
<input type='text' name='webaddress' value=''> // spammers love to auto fill this in
<input type='text' name='contact' value=''>  // spammers love to auto fill this too

On the page that processes the newbie registration look for values 'webaddress' and or 'contact' (just examples, pick something that you are not using but is spammer friendly). If these values have been filled (remember these fields are invisible to humans) then the newbie isn't human and can be brutally dispatched and your DB remains clean.

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