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tupungato

  • Europe
« on: January 23, 2023, 08:10 »
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Noticed a new (?) phenomenon.

Visit Signs/Symbols category: https://www.shutterstock.com/category/signs-symbols

Under "Browse signs and symbols" there are low quality simple sign vectors. When you click any of them it turns out it has HIGH popularity and SUPERSTAR designation. When you click the contributor portfolio, it has about 100 vectors looking the same. How is this not database spamming? It's bad for contributors, and for customers, who are spammed with low quality identical content.

Examples of portfolios:
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/KirstinHartmann
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/MalikaKertzmann
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/MuskilAsan
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/CarlottaUpton
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/RetaWolff
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/HellenLowe
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/JarinKhan
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/RobinKhan69
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/MusfiqurRahim
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/MehnazSikder
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/HasnatSheikh69
https://www.shutterstock.com/g/SiddikurRahman's+Case

Please help reporting these portfolios. They are terrible.


« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2023, 08:46 »
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 :o :D
incredible

« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2023, 09:56 »
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Not new. This came up a few times over the years. The images don't seem to show up in searches and it's very odd that they make it through review.

There has been speculation that SS uses this stuff to pad their collection size/ new image numbers for the shareholders meetings. I don't know what's going on.

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2023, 04:10 »
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LOL these all say "Popularity score High Usage score High usage", all 100 of them, even this one:

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/01-percentage-bpa-free-sign-label-2156340265

Guess a high number of businesses are bragging that they are specifically 1% BPA free?

What is happening?

tupungato

  • Europe
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2023, 08:03 »
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Not new. This came up a few times over the years. The images don't seem to show up in searches and it's very odd that they make it through review.

Not only do they show up in searches, they f*** up the search results.

Have a look at this: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/RobinKhan69
And then generic search results for "clinically proven": https://www.shutterstock.com/search/clinically-proven

Another example: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/MuskilAsan
Popular search results: https://www.shutterstock.com/search/likes-banner


LOL these all say "Popularity score High Usage score High usage", all 100 of them, even this one:

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/01-percentage-bpa-free-sign-label-2156340265

Guess a high number of businesses are bragging that they are specifically 1% BPA free?

What is happening?

Not all have High usage. Some have Medium, some have Low. But these vectors are beyond stupid anyway, and I can't imaging most of them having high sales.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 13:39 »
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Not new. This came up a few times over the years. The images don't seem to show up in searches and it's very odd that they make it through review.

There has been speculation that SS uses this stuff to pad their collection size/ new image numbers for the shareholders meetings. I don't know what's going on.

This is how to pad a collection size?  :o

KirstinHartmann 100
MalikaKertzmann 99
MuskilAsan 97
CarlottaUpton 50
RetaWolff 100
HellenLowe 100
JarinKhan 99
RobinKhan69 100
MusfiqurRahim 100
MehnazSikder 100
HasnatSheikh69 100
SiddikurRahman's Case 99

100 common, spam images each one?

Not all have High usage. Some have Medium, some have Low. But these vectors are beyond stupid anyway, and I can't imaging most of them having high sales.

Beyond Stupid is kind, whether we're saying being accepted or the portfolios. One guy has his whole collection, 99 of every design, about 4,000 images. So roughly, without looking at all the pages, 41 designs, all numbered 1-99. I didn't know that could be a SS niche success story with 41 images?  :(



You're also right about how they screw up the searches. Bad for buyers as well as artists, because the diversity is ruined by each pack of these. Bangladesh? Wow sure are a lot of generic looking White folks living there, who only have 100 images.  ;)

I'm off to make 100 images, all the same, just change the numbers. I'll start at 0 and go to 99. I want to see if they all get accepted. Any bets that they won't? I know they shouldn't.

https://stock.adobe.com/search?creator_id=211213830&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Aphoto%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Aillustration%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Azip_vector%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Avideo%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Atemplate%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3A3d%5D=1&filters%5Bfetch_excluded_assets%5D=1&filters%5Bcontent_type%3Aimage%5D=1&order=relevance&safe_search=1&k=BPA+Free+sign+label+vector&is_recent_search=1&search_type=recentsearch&search_page=1&get_facets=0

Does SS contribute to AS? Or maybe the account on SS just used one of these to create their whole set of a different color.



Whatever is going on, it's ugly.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2023, 16:03 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 14:19 »
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"63% Safe Product"

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/percentage-safe-product-vector-art-sign-2156377921

That one must have flown past QC - what a useful concept! Really a mess. We'd all do better if there wasn't so much useless content clogging up searches.

It's funny, I have some street signs on a highway that get licensed a lot. I originally filled them in using a New Year's concept and when I went to update it the next year, they wouldn't let me since it was "too similar." I argued, "what about clients who can't update themselves?" Nope. I think it's been selling since 2015 so I guess they were right. I should have uploaded a blank one at the same time.

Why do these places get to upload 100s when the rest of us can't even upload 2 similar images? I guess it depends on the reviewer, so inconsistent.

You'd think with the signs they'd say too many similar ones already in the collection too.


« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2023, 10:17 »
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This is how you spam

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/murengstockphoto?q=water

You can find similar ports through SS I think the biggest I found  was just pool water and 100 pages of images. There are similar if you search for sand or dirt or clouds

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2023, 12:24 »
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This is how you spam

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/murengstockphoto?q=water

You can find similar ports through SS I think the biggest I found  was just pool water and 100 pages of images. There are similar if you search for sand or dirt or clouds

Stunning and you're right. If someone wants water, he's the go to guy. Seems like he's got to be competing with his own after the first thousand?

« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2023, 13:45 »
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It's not just water - that portfolio has over 200 pictures of the same teddy bears on a patch of scrubby grass.

https://www.shutterstock.com/g/murengstockphoto?q=teddy%20bear%20grass

Some look identical at first glance, but are slightly wider/more closeup. There has to be some sort of alternate set of reviewing criteria for these mass-duplication portfolios to get approved.

« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2023, 04:38 »
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Not only do they show up in searches, they f*** up the search results...
You're right, that is new!



 

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