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« on: July 07, 2020, 12:14 »
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I have decided to delete my content on Shutterstock, not just disable it. Someone wrote a script that can do it for me. One by one would take forever.  Can anyone share what that script is and how to use it please?


« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 06:47 »
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You'll find all the useful links and explanations here :
https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 07:56 »
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You'll find all the useful links and explanations here :
https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685

Yes but the removal link is in another language. I'll just take the time to do translate on each paragraph.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2020, 08:04 by Mantis »

« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 02:37 »
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I'll just take the time to do translate on each paragraph.

Or you can just copy/paste the url into Google Translate and get the whole page translated ;)
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ffokas-pokas.livejournal.com%2F1894.html

« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 12:20 »
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I have decided to delete my content on Shutterstock, not just disable it. Someone wrote a script that can do it for me. One by one would take forever.  Can anyone share what that script is and how to use it please?

I have a much easier way, email them and tell them to walk off a bridge. I did and voila, all content is gone!

« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2020, 12:30 »
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I have decided to delete my content on Shutterstock, not just disable it. Someone wrote a script that can do it for me. One by one would take forever.  Can anyone share what that script is and how to use it please?

I have a much easier way, email them and tell them to walk off a bridge. I did and voila, all content is gone!

Was that the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge?

« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2020, 13:02 »
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That link goes to a page in Russian. Not much help.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2020, 13:12 by cathyslife »

« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2020, 13:06 »
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I'll just take the time to do translate on each paragraph.

Or you can just copy/paste the url into Google Translate and get the whole page translated ;)
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ffokas-pokas.livejournal.com%2F1894.html

That link goes to a page in Russian. Not much help.

It's time consuming but I am kinda having fun doing it manually.  Seeing an image that made a lot of money then deleting it feels good because I know it is going to cost Shutterstock.  I am about 600 images into 7000.  Just do a couple of hundred a day.  Ironically, since I started deleting I have only made two 10 cent sales today.

« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 13:09 »
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I'll just take the time to do translate on each paragraph.

Or you can just copy/paste the url into Google Translate and get the whole page translated ;)
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=fr&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Ffokas-pokas.livejournal.com%2F1894.html


That link goes to a page in Russian. Not much help.

It's time consuming but I am kinda having fun doing it manually.  Seeing an image that made a lot of money then deleting it feels good because I know it is going to cost Shutterstock.  I am about 600 images into 7000.  Just do a couple of hundred a day.  Ironically, since I started deleting I have only made two 10 cent sales today.

If you click that link, then wait, English eventually comes up. I posted before waiting. Takes 7 or 8 seconds. Sorry.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2020, 13:12 by cathyslife »

« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2020, 15:12 »
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Is it possible to delete individual images and how?  I have stopped uploading there but I need to keep what is there that is not selling elsewhere because pandemic has really hurt my family.  Still, I would like to delete the good images that are selling elsewhere.  Leave them with the junk.

« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2020, 15:40 »
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Is it possible to delete individual images and how?  I have stopped uploading there but I need to keep what is there that is not selling elsewhere because pandemic has really hurt my family.  Still, I would like to delete the good images that are selling elsewhere.  Leave them with the junk.

Go to the catalog manager and delete them there. contributor site > portfolio > catalog manager.

« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 01:49 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 11:42 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2020, 12:44 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

Sweet!

Positive changes ... yeah, I guess its possible, but not very probable. They have shareholder mouths to feed and toys to pay for. I did the same as you, deleted but kept my account open. Though I did leave one image in my account, but they deleted it.  :o  😯 I want to be able to see if any rejects mysteriously appear.

« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2020, 13:07 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

Sweet!

Positive changes ... yeah, I guess its possible, but not very probable. They have shareholder mouths to feed and toys to pay for. I did the same as you, deleted but kept my account open. Though I did leave one image in my account, but they deleted it.  :o  😯 I want to be able to see if any rejects mysteriously appear.

I, too, will leave one image and one video.  One thing I noticed was a lot of images reappeared after deleting them.  Perhaps just system issues because I don't think they keep rejected files longer than a few weeks, then they get wiped off the servers.  Sad time as I have 13 pretty productive years with SS.  The income was over a grand a month and helped pay for a lot of stuff without me having to pilfer my savings.  But I have accepted that those days are long gone and do have a plan to get that money back through other channels.  We'll see but glad I have a day job.

It looks like the script does not work for video.  But done with my images.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2020, 18:38 by Mantis »

« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2020, 21:38 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

Sweet!

Positive changes ... yeah, I guess its possible, but not very probable. They have shareholder mouths to feed and toys to pay for. I did the same as you, deleted but kept my account open. Though I did leave one image in my account, but they deleted it.  :o  😯 I want to be able to see if any rejects mysteriously appear.

I, too, will leave one image and one video.  One thing I noticed was a lot of images reappeared after deleting them.  Perhaps just system issues because I don't think they keep rejected files longer than a few weeks, then they get wiped off the servers.  Sad time as I have 13 pretty productive years with SS.  The income was over a grand a month and helped pay for a lot of stuff without me having to pilfer my savings.  But I have accepted that those days are long gone and do have a plan to get that money back through other channels.  We'll see but glad I have a day job.

It looks like the script does not work for video.  But done with my images.

SS screwed up the whole industry
Now I hope it screws them in the end

« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2020, 05:40 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script newbielink:https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover [nonactive] - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

Sweet!

Positive changes ... yeah, I guess its possible, but not very probable. They have shareholder mouths to feed and toys to pay for. I did the same as you, deleted but kept my account open. Though I did leave one image in my account, but they deleted it.  :o  😯 I want to be able to see if any rejects mysteriously appear.

I, too, will leave one image and one video.  One thing I noticed was a lot of images reappeared after deleting them.  Perhaps just system issues because I don't think they keep rejected files longer than a few weeks, then they get wiped off the servers.  Sad time as I have 13 pretty productive years with SS.  The income was over a grand a month and helped pay for a lot of stuff without me having to pilfer my savings.  But I have accepted that those days are long gone and do have a plan to get that money back through other channels.  We'll see but glad I have a day job.

It looks like the script does not work for video.  But done with my images.

It works on Chrome, use the tampermonkey extension, load up your catalogue page and you can do the videos. might need to refresh your chrome browser after installing the tamper monkey and script mentioned above. My delete box didn't appear until I did that.


« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2020, 13:55 »
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A brief translation:
1. Install Tampermonkey, Greasemonkey or whatever monkey is native on your browser.
2. Get this script https://openuserjs.org/scripts/fokas.pokas/ssRemover - there's a simple Install button in my case.
3. Go to Catalog Manager
4. See the grey button "Delete Images" near the Add to Set, Create Set, on top of the page
5. Select images, press the button
6. There will probably be a counter at the bottom of the page. You should wait for the countdown end and report of success. Or just wait long enough.

You can also see the pics in the post. It may be helpful.

THIS IS AWESOME.  300 images gone in 5 minutes.....only 5500 more.  I just do not trust SS with my content and using "disabled" numbers as part of their portfolio count.  I do not care if I lost positioning/ranking of my images. I have images that have made me $2k. I'll just re-upload later if anything positive changes enough to warrant resubmitting.  But for now, at the end of today I will have removed 6,890 assets from SS, both video and stills. I will keep my account open, but with no content.

Sweet!

Positive changes ... yeah, I guess its possible, but not very probable. They have shareholder mouths to feed and toys to pay for. I did the same as you, deleted but kept my account open. Though I did leave one image in my account, but they deleted it.  :o  😯 I want to be able to see if any rejects mysteriously appear.

I, too, will leave one image and one video.  One thing I noticed was a lot of images reappeared after deleting them.  Perhaps just system issues because I don't think they keep rejected files longer than a few weeks, then they get wiped off the servers.  Sad time as I have 13 pretty productive years with SS.  The income was over a grand a month and helped pay for a lot of stuff without me having to pilfer my savings.  But I have accepted that those days are long gone and do have a plan to get that money back through other channels.  We'll see but glad I have a day job.

It looks like the script does not work for video.  But done with my images.

It works on Chrome, use the tampermonkey extension, load up your catalogue page and you can do the videos. might need to refresh your chrome browser after installing the tamper monkey and script mentioned above. My delete box didn't appear until I did that.

Interesting. My catalog still shows 2100 videos online.  That number is not going down as the servers update over night. Some I can play and some are X'd out.  Really strange. 
« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 13:57 by Mantis »

« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2020, 15:20 »
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I have decided to delete my content on Shutterstock, not just disable it. Someone wrote a script that can do it for me. One by one would take forever.  Can anyone share what that script is and how to use it please?

Good move, they don't deserve to have you for what they pay.


 

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