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Title: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: grsphoto on July 06, 2013, 08:00
do reviewers get paid the same weither they accept or reject an image?

The reason I ask is, I just had 3 batches rejected because of:

Unacceptable foreign language release â?? http://shutr.bz/175Xnzl (http://shutr.bz/175Xnzl)

but the page this rejection links to states that my release ( iStock Spanish) is acceptable.

I have to believe the reviewer saw the release and thought " oh boy get to reject all these images without having to review them!!!!"
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: Ron on July 06, 2013, 09:08
It just shucks when that happens. Sorry man.
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: grsphoto on July 06, 2013, 09:48
Yeah it is such a PITA... my internet is so slow that it takes hours to upload, then wait a week or so for review to find them rejected for such a bogus reason.

Too bad there wasn't a way for us to review the reviewers.....

Oh well, another reason to work on my Symbiostock site.
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: MichaelJayFoto on July 06, 2013, 10:52
Did you add a comment to the submission? I tend to be overcareful making it as easy as possible to reviewers to accept my images.
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: grsphoto on July 06, 2013, 12:34
I have now learned that I have to point out this to reviewers...

Microstock is still a learning curve for me, and I am just starting to add released images.
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: tab62 on July 06, 2013, 12:36
Reviewers get paid so much per image reviewed no matter if accepted or rejected.  Some review up to 2,000  images a day!
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: MichaelJayFoto on July 06, 2013, 13:59
I have now learned that I have to point out this to reviewers...

Microstock is still a learning curve for me, and I am just starting to add released images.

Yeah, despite the "they should have known" (which basically is true) I found that reviewers are humans, don't know everything and make mistakes. So I prefer to provide too much info rather than too few. :)
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: Microstock Posts on July 07, 2013, 01:38
do reviewers get paid the same weither they accept or reject an image?

The reason I ask is, I just had 3 batches rejected because of:

Unacceptable foreign language release â?? [url]http://shutr.bz/175Xnzl[/url] ([url]http://shutr.bz/175Xnzl[/url])

but the page this rejection links to states that my release ( iStock Spanish) is acceptable.

I have to believe the reviewer saw the release and thought " oh boy get to reject all these images without having to review them!!!!"

I just looked at the link to the info of foreign language releases. Currently the only comments to the post look like spam (they may be taken down in the future). If reviewers are visiting the page, they aren't mentioning the spam. Maybe they could also be paid per spam report to give them an incentive to look things up.  :)

Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: Tryingmybest on July 07, 2013, 12:16
But I think it takes less time to reject than to approveespecially when the rejection is based on subjective judgements such as "Low commercial value."

Reviewers get paid so much per image reviewed no matter if accepted or rejected.  Some review up to 2,000  images a day!
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: tab62 on July 07, 2013, 14:52
we assume the reviewers want to pick the gems to make money for everyone but...
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: gbalex on July 07, 2013, 16:14
do reviewers get paid the same weither they accept or reject an image?
The people who could accurately answer this question have signed non disclosure agreements.

Each site is different.
Title: Re: Reviewers paid the same, rejection or acceptance?
Post by: thepoeticimage on July 08, 2013, 10:53
Several years ago I was a reviewer for a major site. Reviewers are paid per image reviewed, not per image rejected or accepted. I did it as a learning experience, because the pay is below minimum wage in the US. I would guess many of the reviewers are based in countries where $5/hr would be considered a decent wage.