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« Reply #200 on: November 09, 2021, 14:39 »
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Just upload some files, you will feel better in the morning.
and in the morning they will be rejected :(

Yep, and you will feel even worse than yesterday...  :D :-\
« Last Edit: November 09, 2021, 14:42 by Myphotobase.com »


« Reply #201 on: November 12, 2021, 23:26 »
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Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

« Reply #202 on: November 13, 2021, 01:15 »
+1
Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

You are welcome here too!

« Reply #203 on: November 13, 2021, 02:46 »
+3
Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Yep.  Sstock could run a master class in how to alienate your suppliers.

« Reply #204 on: November 13, 2021, 03:17 »
+3
Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Welcome (said the newbe to the even newer newbe  ;D  )
Getting used to missing the Shutterstock forum. I notice that I am no longer mindlessly looking for the link to the forum, as in the beginning.

« Reply #205 on: November 13, 2021, 14:28 »
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Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Yep.  Sstock could run a master class in how to alienate your suppliers.

They've managed to alienate a great many participants on this forum, some of us a lot earlier than others.

Inevitably, it seems to happen except perhaps to the factory-production outfits who get most-favored-contributor treatment.

« Reply #206 on: November 13, 2021, 14:30 »
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Getting used to missing the Shutterstock forum. I notice that I am no longer mindlessly looking for the link to the forum, as in the beginning.

Hey, celebrate that measurable progress. :D

« Reply #207 on: November 13, 2021, 14:39 »
+2
Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Yep.  Sstock could run a master class in how to alienate your suppliers.

They've managed to alienate a great many participants on this forum, some of us a lot earlier than others.

Inevitably, it seems to happen except perhaps to the factory-production outfits who get most-favored-contributor treatment.

Yes, I was reading this forum all through the 'boycott Shutterstock' campaign, including on Twitter.
I did/do really admire everyone here who 'voted with their feet'...
« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 14:45 by DOP »

« Reply #208 on: November 13, 2021, 20:16 »
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Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Yep.  Sstock could run a master class in how to alienate your suppliers.

They've managed to alienate a great many participants on this forum, some of us a lot earlier than others.

Inevitably, it seems to happen except perhaps to the factory-production outfits who get most-favored-contributor treatment.

They will also get hit, factories need more money to run than most of people... Revenues are going down for them too.

« Reply #209 on: November 13, 2021, 21:04 »
+1
Very late to the party here but please count me in as another refugee. SS is a shell of what it once was. Long, long ago I was actually proud to be associated with them. I haven't felt that way in years. They foist more and more nonsense on us and continuously insult our intelligence. The forum announcement is just one prime example.

In any case, stay strong and best wishes to all.

Yep.  Sstock could run a master class in how to alienate your suppliers.

They've managed to alienate a great many participants on this forum, some of us a lot earlier than others.

Inevitably, it seems to happen except perhaps to the factory-production outfits who get most-favored-contributor treatment.

They will also get hit, factories need more money to run than most of people... Revenues are going down for them too.

Hard to know whether to laugh or cry!   ;D :'(

« Reply #210 on: November 15, 2021, 06:55 »
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shutterstock no longer has the capacity to maintain the forum. It's all the more amazing how often they ask me to participate in the contributor survey. I get it at least once a week.

After months I uploaded an image again. It was rejected because of noise. With all other agencies the problem did not exist. But I don't care. If they don't want it, they don't want it. I do not make a second attempt.

« Reply #211 on: November 15, 2021, 10:33 »
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shutterstock no longer has the capacity to maintain the forum. It's all the more amazing how often they ask me to participate in the contributor survey. I get it at least once a week.

After months I uploaded an image again. It was rejected because of noise. With all other agencies the problem did not exist. But I don't care. If they don't want it, they don't want it. I do not make a second attempt.

The image has just sold at Adobe Stock. Fine!

OM

« Reply #212 on: November 16, 2021, 03:53 »
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I noticed that SS's last '5 Tips for creating stock photography that sells' showed (exclusively) examples from 'Image Source' on Offset.

Is this some re-branding of Offset because I've not seen them use 'Image Source' on Offset before? I have to say that I don't usually pay attention to these 'How to create' messages from SS. I wonder how many contributors they can fool into submitting 'Offset-type' photos including model/property releases for 10 cent dls in (non-Offset)SS?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 03:58 by OM »

« Reply #213 on: November 16, 2021, 22:44 »
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The image has just sold at Adobe Stock. Fine!

Congratulations! I'm not at all surprised that your image sold on AS. It happens!

To me, iStock seemed "essential," until it wasn't. I left there in 2011 and never regretted it.

Then SS seemed "essential," but I left there in 2020. No regrets to this day.

Right now, AS seems like my "essential" agency the one that regularly sells my work and treats its contributors well and I hope that situation never changes. But if the time ever comes when it starts screwing contributors the way iS and SS have done, I will leave there too.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2021, 22:48 by marthamarks »

« Reply #214 on: November 27, 2021, 14:54 »
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Wow!  I had not been on the SS forum for a while, but still had it bookmarked.  I just tried to follow that bookmark and found it was gone.  I am not really surprised it is gone. There was really nothing left to be said.  Everyone knew that SS had decided to screw its contributors, so it was just a pitty party of people sitting around and talking about how bad it was to be screwed.  I was right in the with the rest.  I have not uploaded to SS since the day they implemented the new stair step policy level base commission ratios.  I have been uploading exclusively to AS. But, due to SS undercutting the prices, I only sell very little on AS.

Oh well.  Happy selling everyone.

« Reply #215 on: November 28, 2021, 04:00 »
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Wow!  I had not been on the SS forum for a while, but still had it bookmarked.  I just tried to follow that bookmark and found it was gone.  I am not really surprised it is gone. There was really nothing left to be said.  Everyone knew that SS had decided to screw its contributors, so it was just a pitty party of people sitting around and talking about how bad it was to be screwed.  I was right in the with the rest.  I have not uploaded to SS since the day they implemented the new stair step policy level base commission ratios.  I have been uploading exclusively to AS. But, due to SS undercutting the prices, I only sell very little on AS.

Oh well.  Happy selling everyone.

As you missed it, here's a screenshot of the apparent 'reason' why they deleted the forum.
Happy reading  ;D




 

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