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Take a look https://www.shutterstock.com/g/knelson20?searchterm=drain&sort=newest First 20 images are identical for me.

I'd be more interested in why people seem to think multiple images of the same old garbage constitutes "art" and deserves to be bought by anyone  ;D

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy Demographic Survey
« on: November 15, 2021, 10:25 »
Just more corporate woke nonsense they want to try and prove they are down with the kids whilst screwing their contributors.

 ;D

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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy DACS
« on: November 04, 2021, 12:38 »
I never let Alamy anywhere near DACs I begrudge them taking any further cash.

My DACs was 400+ this year or around $564+

Its goes some way toward recouping the 20% paycut they gave us

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GLStock / Re: Leaf time to delete GL
« on: November 02, 2021, 03:43 »
thanks for the reminder.  I've removed them now.  They'll disappear from the sidebar shortly.

Thanks Leaf :)

BTW this months Microstock Poll graph looks incredibly weird with massive upticks for Shutterstock iStock & Envato is someone fiddling the vote?

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GLStock / Re: Leaf time to delete GL
« on: November 01, 2021, 23:32 »
GL closed?  When did that happen?  I stopped uploading there probably ten years ago due to low sales but still had an unpaid balance that I guess is going to remain that way.  So now they just slink off into the night without even a goodbye?

The owner took our money and ran back in April  :(

https://www.microstockgroup.com/graphic-leftovers/glstock-is-not-paying!/

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GLStock / Leaf time to delete GL
« on: November 01, 2021, 04:01 »
Hi Leaf could you remove GL from the Microstock Poll Results

Some people seem to be submitting sales revenues which is clearly impossible seeing as they closed down.

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Envato Elements?
« on: October 28, 2021, 00:26 »
Yes, Envato owns both. The offer is for 90 days after upload, per clip, but runs until the 3rd of May, so anything uploaded on the 3rd of February or before will get the full 90 day bonus. I'd ignore the estimates they've come up with as I've no idea how they figured those out. Some people earn less than what they do on VideoHive and some people earn more (some considerably more), so it's impossible to give a prediction. However, I've never heard of anybody earning less on Elements and the marketplace combined, than they do just being on the marketplace... so, if you're already on VideoHive, and you're happy to carry on selling there, then it makes sense to join Elements.

The way the email explains it says that my items will be transferred from Videohive to Elements. You suggest that I can continue selling my items on both. Do they let me sell the same item on both platforms?

They will continue to be listed on both platforms ~ however you may find that Elements seriously undervalues your work.

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6 sales today 2 bucks apiece  ::)

Thats all I can say  :(

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"What can I do if my first submission did not get approved?

Tips for understanding rejection reasons and helpful links for new contributors"

Still showing "While you are preparing your next submission you still have full access to all the tools available in your contributor account and resources such as our Contributor Forum"

https://support.submit.shutterstock.com/s/article/What-can-I-do-if-my-first-submission-did-not-get-approved?language=en_US

How moronic can't even sort their own website out ;D ::)

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Murdered Shutterstock Forum Refugee Thread
« on: September 30, 2021, 23:31 »
I seriously wish I could type "eff" them

I am so tired of their happy clappy inclusivity BS while they screw us.


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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...
as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

I know this is hard for you but do try to keep up  ::)

My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.
  Data or rather a statement from a single user is completely useless though. If you look at SSs published figures which are audited and would land them in deep trouble if they were wrong its clear that despite what people would love to believe they are doing ok. I know its hard for you but wishing it were otherwise is a waste of energy. https://investor.shutterstock.com/news-releases/news-release-details/shutterstock-reports-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2020-financial

OK for the record "To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others)  FOR ME ONLY"

There is that better?   ::)

bunch of piss takers

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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) .  ...

as someone said:  Proof of this statement? - or is just your ONE datapoint? alamy barely shows up on the monthly poll

I know this is hard for you but do try to keep up  ::)

My datapoint is just that a single datapoint unlike the sweeping generalization based on nothing more than supposition.

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Hope you all realize that we as contributors see a different search then the registered buyer!!...old news I know but still!...if I was to search using a certain keyword which is highly popular I have 7 pics on the first page and they would of course sell like crazy but they dont!!  not even once!....why? because in reallity and with the buyers search the pics are probably way down the line!

I have a customer account and I see the same problems

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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

Proof of this statement?

Just my own and a few thousand old-timers observation throughout the years......anyway just wait and see for yourself.

"a few thousand old-timers " sorry but thats just an opinion not a fact

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As soon as SS and Adobe take a nose-dive Alamy will change its algorithm to suit everybody they've been doing this for years. Then when SS and Adobe comes up to the surface again Alamy will change it back to suit their editorial members. The little old group that stand for about 80% of turnover!

Proof of this statement?

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Interesting read

To be honest Alamy and Adobe have both knocked that turd shitterstock in to the long grass for months now.

Alamy is always 1st now then Adobe 2nd and shittystock now a dismal 3rd (they used to be far and away 1st above all others) . 

But I stopped seriously uploading to them as of May last year with the odd single substandard image thrown at them every now and then.


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Alamy.com / Re: Alamy Infringements Team Email
« on: April 29, 2021, 15:38 »
Thanks and interesting. I had to read that a couple times, before I selected:   I am happy for Alamy to chase any potential infringements that they find from exclusive images in my collection without notifying me first.


Exclusive Images, not all images. But still I welcome the efforts if it means more return for my efforts. Now I wonder how to check what images I have marked exclusive and if I missed any that got licensed years later, somewhere else?

It would have to be exclusive images only as trying to identify infringements of images held by other agencies would be impossible to police

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Sadly DT did pretty well compared to previous declines in early 2020 but it all fell apart in late 2020 and thru 2021

Lucky to make $5 per month  :'(

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GLStock / Re: GLStock is not paying!
« on: April 29, 2021, 01:41 »
Scum bag thieves  >:(
Sent to me PM I wanted to share with everyone and maybe for writing to the law or suing him.

His name is Philip Shapiro and he uses @Phillychzsteak

The FB page is gone now, https://www.facebook.com/glstock1
closed, [email protected]

During the GLstock auction when he tried to sell.

@Phillychzsteak could you comment more on what Reserve vs demand AWS means and how it impacted costs? What will be the current status at the sale of the company?

https://affnext.com/listing/cpatrend/ he can be found here.

So what did he say?

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GLStock / Re: GL site not loading
« on: April 27, 2021, 03:43 »
Unsurprisingly the email bounced. It was worth a try.

Any other ideas as to what we can do? Surely they can't just disappear with our images and money owed like that.

Unless you want to lawyer up then no ideas :'(

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123RF / Re: What is wrong with 123RF
« on: April 25, 2021, 23:07 »
I gave up on 123rf some years ago at their best I made $200 in a year (in 2016) then it started to slide to $75 by 2019

the 21 cent royalties and extended QC times really decided for me in the end.

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I'll gladly take <$1 when Alamy also gives >$200+ as I've seen today.

Thanks Alamy, after 6 months I no longer want to be broken up with you...
Good times are gone! :(
A macrostock became a microstock site! Sad!

Take a look, your image is on The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/01/the-mystery-of-the-gatwick-drone

Oh that sale only earned me a whopping $15.62 gross, which is gross.

Better than 10 cents no matter how you slice it  ;)

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"beach soccer" out of 21000 plus he gets #1  ???

"airplane" out of 1,678,201 he gets #1, #2 !!!

The more I look at this the more I think the fact his twitter profile says he's a
"GoDaddy worker" based in Phoenix and his Facebook page states

Олег Ёрникъ - Oleg Yornik
Меня не существует - I don't Exist

All his FB photos were posted in March to April

His FB page is filled with nothing as is his Twitter account.

His Linkedin page doesn't exist

Even his shitterstock profile photo is computer generated ~ he looks fake.

Conclusion - I think dear Oleg is a piece of AI masquerading as a person and is probably being used to test search functions and software as there is no way anyone could get the top slot in all of these search terms.

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Yes, all contributors with content in the Free collection have been paid for their participation.

-Mat

How much?

1 million Exposure credits  ;D

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Earnings for Mar'21
« on: April 22, 2021, 10:31 »
;D  Bitter? Why no. Because some people made a stand against this agency crap of pennies and sub pennies unlike some others who help support the abuse, reduction in earnings and then have the temerity to crow about how great it is ::)
Where are you submitting now?

Not istock, not shitterstock, not 123rf, not Envato, not Bigstock, and not Deposit photos

Compared to 12 years ago when I submitted to 16 agencies I only submit to four now. 

Some like Veer and GL died an un-natural death of their own accord  ;D

with this track, you will soon quit the remaining 4.

You are probably right :(

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