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Adobe Stock / Payout threshold has changed
« on: February 13, 2020, 19:15 »
I was checking my stock sites when I noticed Adobe took the threshold down to $25 via a little pop up.  Just wonder why there wasn't an email to contributors about this?

I found this in my inbox after work this morning.  Not sure exactly what it all means I skimmed through it.  After an 8 hour shift I'm exhausted.  Here's the text:

Dear User,

We are happy to announce that Depositphotos is now collaborating with the Defrozo marketing platform launched recently on Kickstarter, becoming an Official Integrated Partner.

Defrozo is a free marketing platform, performing an all-in-one service for photographers. With the aid of the Defrozo service, you can showcase your photography, organize your workflow, manage your clients, sell prints, and discover growth hacks tailored specifically to photographers.

To turn this project into reality, Kickstarter launched a fundraising effort on March 17, and during the first week Defrozo collected 31% of the $50,000 it needs.

Together with Defrozo, we are striving to provide new business opportunities for photographers and customers, increase the quantity of high-quality content, and help clients get fast and easy access to creative and artistic works.

Best regards,
Depositphotos Team

Here's the link to the Kickstarter page:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/demetriofortman/defrozo-the-ultimate-marketing-platform-for-photog

Not sure what exactly this means for contributors and what kind of partnership it is.  Is it good?  Is it bad?

I look forward to your thoughts.


This has been happening to me off and on all day today.  That area at the right of the top of the main page I now have to click on a little arrow next to my name to see my stats?  What's the point with that aside from to be annoying.

StockFresh / How long does it take after a payout request?
« on: September 02, 2014, 21:32 »
The question's in the subject.  Finally made payout there today after over 3 years from starting with them.

So how long does it take from a payout request?

Image Sleuth / Watermarked images on Twitter
« on: April 02, 2014, 14:30 »
It's not my illustration but it is a stock illustration that someone used to show their political views.  I called them on it and they seem to think that images are public domain.  I told them otherwise.

Here's the URL. I don't know what website they pulled it off of (I'm not talking stock image site but who edited the image) so not sure where a DMCA would be sent.


They think it's cute to steal from the artists because they think it's free because it's on the internet so they can do with it what they wish.  I really feel bad for the illustrator as they obviously didn't get paid for their work.

Alamy.com / When will it show payment is due?
« on: December 02, 2013, 20:30 »
Since they changed their payout policy and I'm above the $100 threshold when will the balance say that it'll be paid?  It's been awhile since I reached payout there so I don't remember how long after the first of the month that it will change from not due to due.




It shows it now.

I have a thread going on at http://www.symbiostock.org but if you're not over there I'm posting it here as well.

Last week I noticed my contact form wasn't replying to the email of the person that sent the contact message using Contact Form 7.  In fact no contact form that I've used all day (including a standard html+php stand alone) will let me reply to the sender.  When I click reply it wants to reply to my email address and not the one that was placed into the text field.

I then deactivated all of my plugins except for contact form 7 and tested it.  I behaved as it's supposed to.  I then went about activating all my other plugins one by one and found it was the SYMBIOSTOCK - Emails and Notifications plugin within the SY theme that's causing the problems.

Others have seen the same problem on the other message board.  So I'm likely to believe that it's an SY issue since I have a different theme running on my main site and have WP and CF7 updated to current and that one works as it should.

Any insight on how to fix this issue since I can't have the SYMBIOSTOCK - Emails and Notifications deactivated.  I'm running SY version 2.5.6 with the Child Theme.



Symbiostock - General / Twitter/Facebook list
« on: September 04, 2013, 00:20 »
I figured it's time as more and more people join in I'd like to stay connected with what everyone's doing.

I'm only on Twitter here's mine:  https://twitter.com/anitapotter

Feel free to add your Twitter/Facebook link :)

Symbiostock - General / Pricing sets
« on: September 02, 2013, 16:09 »
I'm starting to put up zipped sets for sale.  I'm just wondering about pricing strategies since doing this is rather new to me.  Is there a baseline standard as far as price per image in the set or is it priced based on what the set is?

I'm wondering because I don't want to underprice nor do I want to overprice.  Any personal insight or links to articles would be most helpful.



I don't know what happened but my search seems to be taking really long to load on my site.  I don't notice this on other sites using their search to see if it's my ISP and it's not.

Not sure what I can do to get that to perform better as I don't think it's the network that's slowing it down.

Can someone check to see if they see if it takes a long time to load after searching?  The link's in my signature.



Symbiostock - SEO & Marketing / Marketing...what works?
« on: August 18, 2013, 17:17 »
Looking into start marketing and rather than dragging up an old thread from late July thought I'd start a new one.

As independents I know it's on us to do our own marketing.  Has there been anything that's worked or not worked since this was last talked about?

I was thinking about running a Craigslist add but I'm not sure if potential image buyers would even think about looking at a site like that.

The strategies we build now will help those thinking about getting started get a head start after they finish with building their site.

I don't know much about marketing and any links to good, thorough articles from trusted sites would be most helpful.



I'm currently running SY 2.5.5 and WP 3.5.  I want to upgrade both but not sure which to do first.

Any insight for those that have done this is really appreciated.


I was thinking about doing that last night.  I have a main site where I have all of the other things that I do on it then the SY in a sub domain of that site.

The way I have my main site set up makes it hard for me to do updates to it properly with having to edit a ton of pages just to add new links.  I figured WP would make that a lot easier for me.

Are there any disadvantages or issues to having two instances running?  I just want to make sure before I tackle it.  This will also make my BlogSpot blog redundant but I'll deal with that at a later date.


Just got started with the plugin (completely lost but what else is new).  Looking at the list where the sitemaps are it generated 9 of them.

Would I use the image site map or a different one or all of them?

I'm also not seeing red or green anything so I have absolutely no idea how to use this thing.

Tried to do a test purchase on an image (I took it offline until I can figure this out) I set all the price values to $0.00 I went to go purchase it to see if that would work for me to test and a paypal page came up stating that there's something wrong with the sellers email address.

I swear it was working fine the other day now I can't figure out what happened.

Anyone with insight please let me know.

I could've sworn I read something about that but can't seem to find the post.

My image pages looks like the jpg's have been compressed as they look a little blurry.  Is that normal and should I make a note about that.


Symbiostock - General / Direct link to WP blog?
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:14 »
Apparently I'm extremely thick headed at 2:10am my time.  I can't seem to find a direct link to the Word Press blog.  I want to put that in my footer but for the life of me can't find it.

I also have a weird issue on my image pages there's a vertical line running down the side.  I don't have any widgets on the side of my image pages and the only thing I can think of it's in the css somewhere.  It showed up when I was working on my footer.

And while I'm thinking about it do I need to update network stuff after I'm done publishing images?


Not sure if anyone else has seen this issue before.

I'm working on uploading my vectors and thankfully didn't get too far into it before I noticed this.

And upon further review of my images already on my site it seems to have done the same thing.

Is this fixable or am I going to have to go in and manually edit all of the keywords?

All was working fine up until around an hour ago.  Received an email symbiostock_network_update and my site reverted back to a previous version before I got back online this week.

I don't know if it's a dns issue or something else.  I looked through the forum to see if anyone else had this problem and didn't find one.  I'm pretty well clueless if it's going to correct itself or not.

images.mddu.com has the Symbiostock logo on it now and no other images.  I had it all nice and fixed this week with my logo and some of my images.  Just got another network update and it hasn't reverted back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Symbiostock - Network Building / When to set up networking
« on: August 07, 2013, 21:00 »
Been working on finishing up my site today.  Upgraded my hosting tonight but that takes 24-48 hours to propagate after that have to update other things.  It got me to wondering when I should set up the network.  Should I do it now or wait until after I do my updates after my upgrade.

Any advice would be most appreciated.

Symbiostock - Technical Support / My images are broken
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:17 »
Not sure what happened all was working well yesterday now when I click on an image either on my portfolio page and image category page comes up with 404 not found errors.  The only thing that seems to go to the image pages is on the front of my site under newest images.

I don't know if this is a temporary glitch or I've messed up royally.  Anyone had this happen and know how to fix it?

Let me know if you get the same error images.mddu.com

it seems to be adding this ?r=http://images.mddu.com to the end of the image url.  When I delete that part out of my address bar the image shows up.  I'm baffled because hovering over the image doesn't show that extra bit at the end only after I click on it does it show up.



Symbiostock - General / I think my site is missing something
« on: August 06, 2013, 22:17 »
Not sure what but I've been looking at other sites and how they look and it makes me feel like I'm missing something.  I know I need more upfront content as far as text goes and the footer is lacking but I'm looking for that punch that will draw buyers in.  The way it is it looks really blah.

Take a look and let me know what you think I need or what you think I could improve on.  images.mddu.com



Symbiostock - General / Making a page that shows all images?
« on: August 06, 2013, 13:42 »
Not sure how to go about doing that (gotta do something while I wait to actually really get started).

I couldn't find a widget that controls that so a point in the right direction would be most helpful.



Symbiostock - General / How do I change this image on my site?
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:32 »
Very non-descript post title sorry.

Working on my site and I'm trying to figure out how to change the ladybug image that appears on my image page.  Can't seem to locate it in the main theme to override it in the child theme.

Or would it be because I haven't yet enabled networking?

Thanks :)

Dreamstime.com / Download dates out of order?
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:22 »
Checked my sales on DT and something weird is going on.  I got a sub sale today the next one under that says I had a sale on the 20th and the one under that on the 24th (Everything below the 24th is ordered correctly).

Anyone else notice anything weird like that?  Makes me wonder what's going on behind the scenes either they had an issue or they don't place it as sold unless the buyer checks out?

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