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« on: February 14, 2021, 09:14 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.


« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 10:28 »
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Be sure not use "please" in a message asking...
Who are you since you are a newcomer?

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:02 »
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Banned 🙋‍♂️. No reason given, violation of TOS but that can be anything. Cancel Culture at its best, they probably didnt like my public dissatisfaction and posts about their thievery so I got the boot 🥾 #shutterstockcontributor #shutterstockboycott #sstk #shutterstock #boycottshutterstock shutterstocknow

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 11:15 »
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Banned 🙋‍♂️. No reason given, violation of TOS but that can be anything. Cancel Culture at its best, they probably didnt like my public dissatisfaction and posts about their thievery so I got the boot 🥾 #shutterstockcontributor #shutterstockboycott #sstk #shutterstock #boycottshutterstock shutterstocknow

If you were posting about 'their thievery' then that would be the reason. However much you or I disagree with the change to their royalty structure, they have every right to legally make such changes, and if you accuse them of being thieves then that would be defamation.

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 11:50 »
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I wasnt banned because I deleted all my images and closed my account.  ;D

But people who spoke out and tweeted about the thievery were banned. And some people changed their avatar to be something negative about SS (like calling them Shitterstock :-) ) and I think they were banned too.

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 12:03 »
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I also deleted all images and closed my account at shutterstock.

« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 12:24 »
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I banned myself from their crappy forum  ;D

It's just the usual round up of people moaning about the royalty cuts and how they should delete their portfolios while adding more stuff and encouraging the bad behaviour then moaning about how their royalties are garbage.

« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2021, 12:27 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Why do you care why they were banned? 

You've said plenty on the shittystock forum to get yourself a warning if the admins actually bothered monitoring the forum.

Shittersucks only wants useful idiots praising them to the heavens these days,.

« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 12:39 »
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Banned by Shitterstock. Celebrate.

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2021, 16:03 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Who are many contributors that are banned from Shitterstock? Not the forum but contributor account closed. I heard we only gets 10c for downloads why would I care if they ban me from being used and under paid.

« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2021, 20:52 »
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Be sure not use "please" in a message asking...
Who are you since you are a newcomer?

I'm nobody from nowhere really.  Please ignore me.  I'm ignoring you from now on too.

« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2021, 20:54 »
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Banned 🙋‍♂️. No reason given, violation of TOS but that can be anything. Cancel Culture at its best, they probably didnt like my public dissatisfaction and posts about their thievery so I got the boot 🥾 #shutterstockcontributor #shutterstockboycott #sstk #shutterstock #boycottshutterstock shutterstocknow

If you were posting about 'their thievery' then that would be the reason. However much you or I disagree with the change to their royalty structure, they have every right to legally make such changes, and if you accuse them of being thieves then that would be defamation.

Can I call them "bloodsucker"?

« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2021, 20:56 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Why do you care why they were banned? 

You've said plenty on the shittystock forum to get yourself a warning if the admins actually bothered monitoring the forum.

Shittersucks only wants useful idiots praising them to the heavens these days,.

Never got a warning.

« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2021, 20:59 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Who are many contributors that are banned from Shitterstock? Not the forum but contributor account closed. I heard we only gets 10c for downloads why would I care if they ban me from being used and under paid.

Yeah, but occasional $100-300 commission video sales are nice too. 

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2021, 22:57 »
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Banned 🙋‍♂️. No reason given, violation of TOS but that can be anything. Cancel Culture at its best, they probably didnt like my public dissatisfaction and posts about their thievery so I got the boot 🥾 #shutterstockcontributor #shutterstockboycott #sstk #shutterstock #boycottshutterstock shutterstocknow

If you were posting about 'their thievery' then that would be the reason. However much you or I disagree with the change to their royalty structure, they have every right to legally make such changes, and if you accuse them of being thieves then that would be defamation.

Can I call them "bloodsucker"?

Probably. A reasonable person would generally assume that they don't actually suck your blood, so it's unlikely to qualify as defamation!

« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2021, 04:11 »
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I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Who are many contributors that are banned from Shitterstock? Not the forum but contributor account closed. I heard we only gets 10c for downloads why would I care if they ban me from being used and under paid.

Yeah, but occasional $100-300 commission video sales are nice too.

Make up your mind then. One minute you are slating shitterstock on their forum and threatening to pull your portfolio next minute you are making statements like the one above.

Do you really think if you moan enough that ss will reinstate the old royalty program?

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2021, 11:00 »
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I banned myself from their crappy forum  ;D

It's just the usual round up of people moaning about the royalty cuts and how they should delete their portfolios while adding more stuff and encouraging the bad behaviour then moaning about how their royalties are garbage.

I should be as smart as you. It's becoming even worse now as a couple of twits play off each other, sometimes replying to their own posts up to six times in a row. Just what you wrote, telling us why we should delete our portfolios, while they are adding new files daily.

A self appointed moderator who decides to bring back year old topics for the benefit of the forum. Same person that left in a snit and deleted all her messages, which deleted all the threads she started, in which case, someone accused SS of censoring the forums.  :o

I miss the people and the fun, interaction and conversation, which has been taken over by bitter anger and anguish over the commission cuts. When it's a year, I may just start saying "get over it, it's been a year now. This isn't news."  ;D

Of course if we all pulled our portfolios (like that was even close to really going to happen) then we'd show them. Does anyone honestly believe that any protest could get the whole world to delete their means of income, just to punish the agency for cutting commissions? Say how's that coalition doing, seems pretty silent lately?

If I thought for one second that the group could do anything to make a change and make things better for us artists and contributors, I'm be flying to join. As it is, this is the same as all the past protests and contributor actions. Nothing changes, artists have no power to make demands and force change. An unfortunate truth for the market and the business.

Hey, there's another "start your own agency and show them" "pay 50%" post for this month. When someone does, I'm all in. GL stock, set your own prices, pays 40%. How's that doing? Wake Up




Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2021, 11:02 »
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Banned by Shitterstock. Celebrate.

That too.  8)

I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure.  Why were they banned exactly?  Did they write bad things about Shutterstock on their forum?  Were there another reasons they were banned?  If you were banned, let me know what exactly happened.

Why do you care why they were banned? 

You've said plenty on the shittystock forum to get yourself a warning if the admins actually bothered monitoring the forum.

Shittersucks only wants useful idiots praising them to the heavens these days,.

Never got a warning.

You aren't banned. Tell us about someone who was, without any warning and the claim that their contributor account was closed for what they posted on the forum. Pretty simple, just some facts would do?
« Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 11:05 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2021, 12:26 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2021, 12:48 by Horizon »

« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2021, 13:07 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

I remember talk about such an incident (though it wasn't many years ago, so maybe I am confusing it with a different incident?), but I thought the people were just banned from the forum, not  actually banned as Shutterstock contributor?

« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2021, 15:57 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

I remember talk about such an incident (though it wasn't many years ago, so maybe I am confusing it with a different incident?), but I thought the people were just banned from the forum, not  actually banned as Shutterstock contributor?

Oh yes! thrown out as well and ports deleted!  was about 5 years back or something like that! if you critizise too much you get banned as a contributor. I was one of them!

Correction: banned from the forum but NOT as a contributor! however many was!
« Last Edit: February 16, 2021, 10:24 by Horizon »

Noedelhap

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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2021, 17:37 »
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I was banned from their forums. No idea why, but I can't log in anymore. My contributor account is still active though.

« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2021, 21:34 »
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I was banned from their forums. No idea why, but I can't log in anymore. My contributor account is still active though.

Weird.

« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2021, 05:32 »
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I can still write on their forums but my contributor account was disabled when I reactivated my files for sale after the two week protest.

No reason was given, their small print apparently allows them to do this.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2021, 12:45 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2021, 14:18 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

You were around then?? no? it started with a row between Laurin and Scott and tons of members took Laurins side, cut a long story short it all got totally out of hand with lots of swearing this and that. Scott got the boot I think but just before leaving he banned lots of people that was cheering on Laurin!...surprised you dont remember??

« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2021, 15:54 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

You were around then?? no? it started with a row between Laurin and Scott and tons of members took Laurins side, cut a long story short it all got totally out of hand with lots of swearing this and that. Scott got the boot I think but just before leaving he banned lots of people that was cheering on Laurin!...surprised you dont remember??

Scott was the Admin there, then it makes more understanding how 50 people got banned by mad managers.


« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2021, 16:13 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

You were around then?? no? it started with a row between Laurin and Scott and tons of members took Laurins side, cut a long story short it all got totally out of hand with lots of swearing this and that. Scott got the boot I think but just before leaving he banned lots of people that was cheering on Laurin!...surprised you dont remember??
I was around (from 2012) but I don't remember such a mass punishment ever. Sure not 5 years ago because at this time more people would like to see Laurin gone than cheering on his stay.

« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2021, 17:35 »
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I can still write on their forums but my contributor account was disabled when I reactivated my files for sale after the two week protest.

No reason was given, their small print apparently allows them to do this.

They brought in a new rule that if you deactivated your account you could not restore it for a month. Maybe, try again.

« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2021, 03:13 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

You were around then?? no? it started with a row between Laurin and Scott and tons of members took Laurins side, cut a long story short it all got totally out of hand with lots of swearing this and that. Scott got the boot I think but just before leaving he banned lots of people that was cheering on Laurin!...surprised you dont remember??
I was around (from 2012) but I don't remember such a mass punishment ever. Sure not 5 years ago because at this time more people would like to see Laurin gone than cheering on his stay.

As Diane said Scott was in the Admin and got the boot, it wasnt officially known but actually it was more the 50 as some sort of revenge thing!  many also had their ports removed!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2021, 13:42 »
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Many years back there was a big argument between Scott and Rinder it all ended up with Scott leaving and got about 50 peple banned in the process of leaving! and I'm talking some very big names getting banned!  being banned from SS is nothing new!

50 people banned from the forum for an incident? That's amazing. Must have been some real blow up? Banned for what reason? Fifty People! Scott?

You were around then?? no? it started with a row between Laurin and Scott and tons of members took Laurins side, cut a long story short it all got totally out of hand with lots of swearing this and that. Scott got the boot I think but just before leaving he banned lots of people that was cheering on Laurin!...surprised you dont remember??
I was around (from 2012) but I don't remember such a mass punishment ever. Sure not 5 years ago because at this time more people would like to see Laurin gone than cheering on his stay.

As Diane said Scott was in the Admin and got the boot, it wasnt officially known but actually it was more the 50 as some sort of revenge thing!  many also had their ports removed!

Well you know this is a Microstock discussion, so if I didn't see it, then it didn't happen?  ;)

Thanks for explaining, I might not have been active on the forum or wasn't paying attention or being a Senior I forgot. LOL Thank you for refreshing the time and circumstances.

No I don't remember Scott, or some uprising defending Rinder (that's odd in itself) or 50 people being banned. Sounds pretty much like this Scott (if it's true) had a personal melt down and before being let go, a little bit of narcissistic anger and a boatload of revenge. Or maybe it was his way of insuring he'd be let go, by scuttling the ship and jumping overboard. Whatever it all sounds rude and mean spirited. OK plain stupid and senseless covers it.

I remember Vincent who was decent and tried. He left on his own. He started in 2012. I'll guess that he replaced Scott?

Now back to NOW. Did anyone actually have their account closed as a contributor, in 2020, for what they posted on the forums? I know some people disabled and had lost images or couldn't enable them again. SS didn't initiate that. And who could ever know what software flaws could create a blocked account after it was disabled?

I've heard many contributors were banned by Shutterstock last year when they changed the royalty structure. 

I heard that no one was banned and the number was not "many" if any, possibly one and he disabled his own account. The rest of your leading questions are based on the false assumption that you invented.

Lets try again, @Blvdone, who was actually banned? Maybe then we could find out why, if they know? Should be easy if it was many people?

Or is the whole post just a troll?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2021, 17:36 by Uncle Pete »


 

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