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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Image Deactivation Tally for iStockPhoto
« on: January 24, 2013, 14:40 »
Finally done 507 pictures deactivated, just left 3 to reach payout in 2020 :D

Way to go!

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 13:37 »

As far as watching what I deactivate, if you are expecting me to start with my flames and work backward you are going to be disappointed.  Like a number of others here,  I am going to delete in stages, and starting with the older stuff. 


That's all I wanted to hear. **, I'm good.

Just so we're clear, you yourself are not going to do absolutely anything to send a message or hurt GI or protect your IP. The only message it'll be and GI will get is: I took out the trash for you, doing your work for you. And what others here will see: She started a thread, so many of us have deleted our ports or at least our bestseller, we did everything we could to make it work, to send a strong message. While she kept on selling her bestsellers and increased her earnings because she had less good images to compete with. I have to admit, you indeed are a smart woman. Great plan!

And of course it's not just you, there are other BDs (or lower canisters, but you folks are the people who can make the difference and others look up to), as pointed out, Yuri etc. I'm just saying, you're no better than them.

P.S. It's not a personal attack, it's just pointing out to people not at all attempting to do what they say they're trying to do.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 13:23 »
Please use your brain people, make logical decisions ;)

you got one? it has PRICK written on it?

Who are you, anyway? What is the reason behind your personal attacks?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 13:18 »
Hi Lisa,

 I think you were probably misunderstood. That happens a lot on forums sometimes it is a language barrier sometimes it is because they didn't read the entire post and sometimes it is because they have their own position and when they read your words they are misinterpreted because of what they already believe. I can see from reading a lot of the posts here that this is a very emotionally charged conversation for some. My only advice when making business decisions is to remove yourself emotionally as much as you can from your decision making. I know that is easier said than done but I would be out looking for as much solid information as possible rather than speculating.
 Here are replies to three posts that I feel are speculation and not based on fact. Getty did not make a huge sale here if you knew the sale price it would blow your mind, very small. Getty did not make a deal to continue to feed Google anymore content and last Hughstoneian Getty makes $1 million dollars a year off of just my sales, they actually make more and if I deleted my account they would not bat an eye.
So my concern on this deal is that if you want to really make a stand and have people take notice you have to pull your entire collection especially the best sellers or don't bother. To remove your bottom feeder images is only helping Istock and Getty out by clearing out the trash to add new stronger content, this has to hurt Istock in order to work.
 Once again this is only my opinion but it is based on some facts like the price they made for this sale. It was peanuts to Getty so I do not think Getty wants Google to take over their business these are very savvy business people that want to and hopefully will make Getty stronger I guarantee that is what Getty wants in the long run. Keep up the info sharing I think that is always a good idea but be carful not to believe all you read without first doing some investigating.

Best,
Jonathan

I'm not going to say, finally, a voice of reason, but I will say I agree with it completely.

 Thinking otherwise is illogical and naive. And then there's the "deactivation to protect my IP" argument. What are you going to protect, your worst, or your best images? Please use your brain people, make logical decisions ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 13:12 »

I guess you can't read bold. You're like politicians, both in implying and not admitting anything even if the proof is right in front of them. Of course, they're lies.

Oh good, more insults and personal attacks.   You continue to prove my playground analogy.  ::)

Just do what's right on the 2nd. I'll be watching your deactivations carefully. You, as the initiator of this mass deactivation movement, have an obligation to make a stand and that means deleting most, if not all of your flames.

And now you can say I'm telling you what to do. Exactly, I'm telling you what's expected of you. You put yourself out there after all ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 13:04 »

I don't want to fight, I really don't, I strongly support this initiative and us (contributors) staying divided rather than united only make it less likely for this initiative to succeed. Kudos to you for starting this, but please, let free opinions flow, don't object or try to convince people that are thinking differently otherwise or what's better for them.

Okay, I am going to say this again because you still aren't getting it.  I HAVEN'T TOLD ANYONE ELSE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO or "what's better for them"!!!!!  Nowhere can you point to anyplace that I have.  It didn't happen.  It is a fiction you have created. 

How about you don't keep posting lies about what my words and motivations are and I won't have to keep correcting them?  Sound fair? 

On one thing we agree.  This bickering isn't helping anything.

I guess you can't read bold. You're like politicians, both in implying and not admitting anything even if the proof is right in front of them. Of course, they're lies.

Indeed, I'm out of this, just so you know, I'm on to you ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:51 »
Once again the "all or nothing" argument rears its ugly head. Are we on a middle school playground? What adult is going to allow themselves to be goaded into deleting images they otherwise wouldn't by a forum post anyway?

We are each curators of our own collections and as such, are the only ones in the position of choosing what we delete or don't.

Hundreds of people deleting all or part of their portfolios will send a much louder message, and more negatively affect the overall collection and its diversity, than if a couple dozen delete ALL of their portfolio.  That already happened when the RC credit scheme was introduced and we all saw how NOT effective that was.   

Any and all images deleted on or before Feb 2 add to the value of this protest. 

Exactly! So why on earth do you keep on trying so hard to convince us otherwise all the time? Or better said, why are you dictating to us what, why and when we should and should not do?

To everyone his own, opinion, posts and actions ;) . It's a free forum, innit?

Huh??  Can you please point to any post of mine where I am dictating that anybody has to do anything?  I've certainly attempted to spread awareness that this was happening, but if you reread my posts, you will see I have gone out of my way to say each person can decide at what, if any level, they participate.   

You seem to either be misunderstanding every post I've made (if you've even read them) or else are confused about what the term "dictating" means.  ???

It's in bold. Good enough?

I don't want to fight, I really don't, I strongly support this initiative and us (contributors) staying divided rather than united only make it less likely for this initiative to succeed. Kudos to you for starting this, but please, let free opinions flow, don't object or try to convince people that are thinking differently otherwise or what's better for them.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:34 »
Which Yuri isn't. I couldn't understand his logic in continuing to UL images to other agencies, after starting his own, but continuing to do so even now, makes me wonder if he's gone completely mental.
He has a sizeable staff to keep paying.

But OTOH so much more to loose

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:32 »
Once again the "all or nothing" argument rears its ugly head.  Are we on a middle school playground?    What adult is going to allow themselves to be goaded into deleting images they otherwise wouldn't by a forum post anyway?

We are each curators of our own collections and as such, are the only ones in the position of choosing what we delete or don't.

Hundreds of people deleting all or part of their portfolios will send a much louder message, and more negatively affect the overall collection and its diversity, than if a couple dozen delete ALL of their portfolio.  That already happened when the RC credit scheme was introduced and we all saw how NOT effective that was.   

Any and all images deleted on or before Feb 2 add to the value of this protest. 

Exactly! So why on earth do you keep on trying so hard to convince us otherwise all the time? Or better said, why are you dictating to us what, why and when we should and should not do?

To everyone his own, opinion, posts and actions ;) . It's a free forum, innit?

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:29 »
everybody is working on deactivating and or deleting pictures while some are still uploading, one of them is Yuri, he is meeting with GI next Monday right, what will he say? Hi guys, I am still uploading so go ahead with more google stuff, how about yahoo? ::)
I've noticed that several of the BDs are still uploading.
Hardly surprising. They're mostly wearing solid-gold handcuffs that prevent them doing anything without suffering a catastrophic fall in their income.

Which Yuri isn't. I couldn't understand his logic in continuing to UL images to other agencies, after starting his own, but continuing to do so even now, makes me wonder if he's gone completely mental.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:01 »
As for people pulling a few hundred of your images from Istock I say either go for it and make your stand and leave Istock or just leave your images up. Taking a few hundred of your non sellers is not really supporting what is being asked of in this group support concept " to pull your entire collection from Istock".

Indeed!

As said before, by removing non sellers all you do is make Getty a big favour. You're doing their dirty work for them, getting rid of the trash, making their libraries even more appealing and increasing the chances of them giving out more of the good images for free.

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This is so fu*king ironic! Exclusives always blaming SS for starting the sub model, making it popular and at the same time laughing at non-exclusives for selling images for 25c, other people complaining about small agencies leading the race to the bottom. But at the end, Getty, with prices 100x higher than those in micro, is giving away images for free, not only bringing prices to an absurdly low level, but destroying the micro industry altogether.

Is it a plan to destroy micro, so there will only be macro? But who'd buy images at macro prices, if they even aren't prepared to pay micro prices...Are the people in charge under such an enormous pressure from stock owners that they're really doing everything they can for short term gains?

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Weird, I submitted 3 batches in Jan so far and it always took them less than 36h to review. In my case reviews are a lot faster than last year, when I had to wait for approximately 4-5 days.

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Envato / Re: Envato Marketplace License Updates
« on: January 22, 2013, 21:08 »
Royalties went from 25% to 33. When they'll go up to 50%, I shall join. With your low prices, 50% really is the absolute minimum.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Image of the Year -2013 is Sean
« on: January 22, 2013, 21:07 »
I hope it's just the worst nominee. And that the screenshot of Sean actually deactivating all of his files, wins. Well, any of the top 10 contribs doing that, would do it ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStockphoto can be saved
« on: January 22, 2013, 15:50 »
I think there's more people that would love for IS to experience a thousand deaths, than them being saved...

Who? and Why?

Who? WHO?!?! Didn't you read a single forum post related to IS here at MSG? :o

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: iStockphoto can be saved
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:56 »
I think there's more people that would love for IS to experience a thousand deaths, than them being saved...

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Image Deactivation Tally for iStockPhoto
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:15 »
Yeah, lobo is probably drunk during his business hours and the orchestra has stopped playing and is just watching the ship sink. Drunk as well ;)

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Image Deactivation Tally for iStockPhoto
« on: January 22, 2013, 10:59 »
anyway that's the link to the google drive library: http://kga.me/gds/
11781 pictures so far, unbelievable!


Wow! The number of images involved has nearly doubled since this all started.

Happening over a weekend too. I'm wondering why the PP stats stopped coming through on Friday and I think we may have just found our answer. Looks like that spare server capacity was diverted to Getty's more urgent requirement __ Google Drive.

It almost looks like they're in a panic to get the images up there before they're stopped or have to provide an explaination. This is coming from the very top of Getty. They're never usually this 'efficient'.


Wow, wow, wow!! They're really pushing for it, it looks like they know they're going to loose tens of thousands of images and more even if they'd stop. I'm not waiting for groundhog day, I'm installing greasemonkey script and getting rid of all my images, except 10 or so, because I need another 20$ to get to request my payout. They really are scum!

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Latest slap in the face for exclusives
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:15 »
It looks like Jon Oringer made a huge impact with his blog posts on Getty as well  :)
Link?

His latest blog post on why exclusivity doesn't work. I don't have it, but there's a thread in the forums

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Latest slap in the face for exclusives
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:05 »
It looks like Jon Oringer made a huge impact with his blog posts on Getty as well  :)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock down?
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:28 »
And IS is just as bad now. It is for days, but not like today, loading the site for a minute or more. I wonder what are my earnings going to be today. So far they're normal, but I guess they'll fall of a cliff. Because those 2 sites account for almost 80% of my earnings...

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock down?
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:22 »
working here but very slooooow

+1

But for a few minutes it didn't work at all

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 15, 2013, 06:42 »
What's the point of deactivating just a few? Deactivate all, for maximum impact, it's still gonna be just a fraction of the library anyway. You're deactivating, not deleting files! Meaning they're right back online if you want them to be. So there's no point in holding back, contemplating strategies (Lisa explained well comparing it to a hostage situation). But as we now know, it makes no sense, it's not logical since, the number of deactivated files is still going to be negligible, but hopefully enough for those greedy bas.tards to notice ;)

Bear in mind that deactivated files over 18 months old must be re-inspected, so not 'right back online if you want them to be' unless all your files are under 18 months old.

OK, then at the very least, deactivate ALL of the files that are under 18 months old.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: D-Day (Deactivation Day) on Istock - Feb 2
« on: January 14, 2013, 19:48 »
I really can't understand why now, not only after starting his agency, but also opening a thread saying how great sales are and that they're constantly increasing, Yuri doesn't pull his port. After all, his images have been given away.

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