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Shutterstock.com / Re: May Payment
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:04 »
Oh pants  :( Have checked account, checked with payment people all ok, have contacted ss, wonder how long it's going to take.
Anyone else not been paid?

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Shutterstock.com / May Payment
« on: June 08, 2022, 02:27 »
Anyone received May's payment yet? Seems late this month (UK).

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Shutterstock.com / Skrill payment time?
« on: March 31, 2022, 03:11 »
Does anyone know if payments to Skrill get sent out the same time as the paypal ones? Need to change over but don't want to get paid later in the month.

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OP... are you exclusive with IS?



No, only have a few files at Istock from years ago - uploading was so much hassle lol.

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iStockPhoto.com / Submit to Getty Images if already on Istock?
« on: October 23, 2019, 06:41 »
is it possible to submit to Getty Images if already on istock?

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Shutterstock.com / Re: ShutterS and BigS Down?
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:21 »
yep, down from uk

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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 26, 2014, 18:07 »
If the software is not being actively worked on then at some point there WILL be security flaws and incompatibilities. Although the developer has said they will keep it updated, he is only one person and obviously as it is not returning any revenue and his heart is no longer in it, we will have to wait until he has the time to do so.
OK, so basically you just don't believe him, despite him answering your question in the original newsletter. Just wanted to be clear. I also missed the part where he said his plugins weren't making revenue. (Uh oh, here comes the sarcasm) I guess as a self employed developer it would make sense for him to abandoned the parts that make money, and his paying customers, even after he has said he wouldn't?
Farbled, this is just the sort of petty nonsense that spoils forums like this and projects like
Symbiostock. Did you conveniently miss the part where Leo wrote "a year of financial breakdown and stress"?. Stop trying to pick silly fights, this whole thread is full of the childish sort of petty back stabbing and people picking on each other that I would expect to see in a playground of 5 year olds. Grow up!

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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 26, 2014, 16:10 »
I purchased the plugin a few months ago, I didn't buy it for the networking features, only because it appeared that it was going to be supported for some time and seemed to be heading somewhere and I wanted some reliable, secure software with licensing ability to sell images directly. I've read enough drama about it now to realise that I chose the wrong software and should have spent more time reading the various forums before committing myself to many hours of work setting it up. This software could have a future but I feel only as a commercial plugin, with a clear roadmap, the networking is a nice idea but personally I don't think it's viable unless the plugin is paid for only and would probably only work successfully if all sites are networked automatically. As it stands and as previously mentioned in this thread it only takes ones small security flaw.... thus no longer worth putting any effort in too.

What part of Leo concentrating on paid stuff (plus supporting anything needed for the basic theme) didn't you read the first few times you brought this up?

If you're not using the network side, what part of the software are you not finding viable? Which security flaw are you referring to? All a customer needs to use for the actual site is an email address. Payment, etc is run through Paypal. I'm confused by your statements and I'm curious what plugin you bought?

Instead of being sarcastic please re read my post properly -  I bought the Symbiostock professional plugin - perhaps if everyone had done the same the developer wouldn't have pulled the plug.  If the software is not being actively worked on then at some point there WILL be security flaws and incompatibilities. Although the developer has said they will keep it updated, he is only one person and obviously as it is not returning any revenue and his heart is no longer in it, we will have to wait until he has the time to do so. You may be happy with this scenario if you're using free software, I am not, it is not good business sense.  It takes time to develop a site which = money, and it is pointless building foundations on software that is no longer being actively developed unless you have the time and the programming skills to do it yourself, thus in my opinion the software is no longer viable.


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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 26, 2014, 14:10 »
I purchased the plugin a few months ago, I didn't buy it for the networking features, only because it appeared that it was going to be supported for some time and seemed to be heading somewhere and I wanted some reliable, secure software with licensing ability to sell images directly. I've read enough drama about it now to realise that I chose the wrong software and should have spent more time reading the various forums before committing myself to many hours of work setting it up. This software could have a future but I feel only as a commercial plugin, with a clear roadmap, the networking is a nice idea but personally I don't think it's viable unless the plugin is paid for only and would probably only work successfully if all sites are networked automatically. As it stands and as previously mentioned in this thread it only takes ones small security flaw.... thus no longer worth putting any effort in too.

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Symbiostock / Is this project dead?
« on: February 25, 2014, 10:50 »
Following on from http://www.microstockgroup.com/index.php?topic=22029.0 I think some urgent clarification is needed as in will critical and security updates be released or is the project completely dead? Best to know now so we can switch to an alternative solution for selling images and not waste our time.

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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:35 »
If the project has folded and plugins are no longer going to be updated for security fixes or future versions of WP then yes I've wasted money on buying them and time on implementing them and should have purchased a different option.

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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:08 »
I've never had a newsletter from them, only bought it a few months ago and now it's dead? What a waste of money!

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Symbiostock - General / Re: What happened?
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:42 »
what? Is it no longer being developed? Did I choose to buy the wrong software  :-\

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock site down?
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:51 »
the buyer side appears to be operational thus we are getting sales - just cannot see the stats...
Let's just hope that the contributors side is recording them! Would be nice to know what's gone wrong and when it's likely to be back up.

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Yes, through WP..

8 mb is a funny limit.. this is a non-issue with godaddy.. I have access to php.ini file in my control panel (and FTP) and I can easily increase the limits there.. 

I have used 3 different hosting companies before I switched to godaddy 4 years ago.. it's the best value and service for your money in my opinion.. I have had personal websites since 2006 and this hosting plan is the only one which I didn't give up after the first year..

I had no problems up to 20 mb.. never tried bigger files as vectors don't take too much space, but I don't think it will be a problem.. you can ask godaddy support about the max these plans can handle.. All I can say is it will be much bigger than 8mb those mickey mouse hosting companies allow.. :)

Thanks, I'll look into moving to godaddy, I'm used to managing a dedicated server so am finding my current shared hosting very limited  :-\

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Hi cidepix, are you uploading images through wordpress? If so roughly what size?
The problem I have with existing host is the max upload limit is 8mb and when I tried uploading via ftp Symbiostock wasn't able to process them, I assume memory limit in php too low.

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For those who have got it up and running what sort of hosting plan are you using (specs please) ?

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Alamy.com / Re: zooms vs. sales
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:14 »
I used to have little zooms, but did get a sale here and there. For the last 3 months, I have gotten more zooms then ever, but no more sales. Weird.

The same for me too

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123RF / Re: Uploading not working???
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:12 »
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We regret to inform that we will disable queueing of files to process until further notice.
  :o

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Not working for 123rf says earnings are much higher than they are and nothing happens when you click the icon - was a bit disappointed when I went to check  :'(

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Bad news, I think many will be looking at alternative software.

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Off Topic / Re: Out of Africa warning!
« on: April 29, 2013, 14:43 »
 ;D ;D

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Adobe Stock / Re: New relevancy search at Fotolia
« on: April 29, 2013, 13:36 »
Not noticed anything different yet with regards to sales, I'm in the UK.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: High sales vs high commissions
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:24 »

It is true, I agree.

But one question: does somebody oblige you to upload your images on these sites?
If you don't want to feel sick just don't do it!
I know, I was being tongue in cheek :D but on a more serious note it's hard to see where the industry is heading when images are offered so cheaply and surely it must be devaluing them in the long term.

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