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Agency Based Discussion => Shutterstock.com => Topic started by: Dumc on September 03, 2021, 04:22

Title: Is SS site down?
Post by: Dumc on September 03, 2021, 04:22
Can't Access contributor nor customer part of site for hours.

"406 Not Acceptable"
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: DOP on September 03, 2021, 05:02
I can access it OK as a contributor including the forum which I read to depress me if I am too happy.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: For Real on September 03, 2021, 08:30
I was able to get in this morning but my sales are down for sure  :-\
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: JustAnImage on September 03, 2021, 18:40
Same as 'ForReal' said - site is running well here as contributor and customer.
But the sales are down by more than 50% since August for me...
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: cascoly on September 03, 2021, 19:11
site's working fine - sales normal for this time of year - esp;'ly w US 3 day holiday

so many folk extrapolate from their anecdotal experience (based on what sized portfolios?) to decide it must be a major problem.  as geologists say, "shift happens"
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: Dumc on September 03, 2021, 22:10
I'm at home now, it's working fine, I had trouble accessing it at work.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: For Real on September 04, 2021, 11:32
I'm at home now, it's working fine, I had trouble accessing it at work.

My old boss told me no accessing my photo business while at work  :(

Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: dragonblade on September 04, 2021, 23:39
Contributor site is functioning as it should be but their forums are drowning in spam. I have never seen so much spam in all of my life.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: H2O on September 06, 2021, 06:43
Can only be good news if Shutterstock are down, buyers will go elsewhere.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: H2O on September 06, 2021, 06:45
Same as 'ForReal' said - site is running well here as contributor and customer.
But the sales are down by more than 50% since August for me...

WHY ARE YOU BUYING from these dreadful people.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: JustAnImage on September 06, 2021, 07:45
WHY ARE YOU BUYING from these dreadful people.

I think you got me wrong here :-)

I did not say I am buying from Shutterstock, I just said site is running well as customer, which you can easily check by just checking www.shutterstock.com (http://www.shutterstock.com)
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: HalfFull on September 07, 2021, 03:51
Noticed this morning that sales are appearing on the Map but not in the Earnings report.

Between that, the above access problems and the mass spam on the forums, I think SS left the apprentice in charge while they all took time off over the US holiday weekend.

Edit... flipping heck. I just looked deeper into the spam thing. It's been going on since the 21st August!?!?(600+pages) It's as if they don't give a stuff or, there is more going on than we know about. Oddly, it was around that time sales starting to slow down as well.
Title: Re: Is SS site down?
Post by: cascoly on September 07, 2021, 11:50
.... Oddly, it was around that time sales starting to slow down as well.

for you maybe - not for everyone. over what period? what are your numbers?  100 --> 50?>  100 --> 90?  10 --> 3?

1st may be significant, other 2 w/in margin of error