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« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2016, 13:48 »
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Is it possible Getty iStock was having the same problem popping up so they disallowed changing keywords after uploading? SStock better do the same.

You would give up your rights and stop all of us from updating keywords, because of a minority that abuses the function. No way! I like to add new words to old files sometimes, especially when I see words being searched that I don't have in my files. I want to make more by being smart, not be locked in jail because somebody else breaks a rule.

I say block spammer accounts from search and tell them to fix titles and keywords, they will be unblocked. Everything will be fixed fast or they will be gone by their own inaction.

Don't punish me for what some fool does wrong.

I agree.  But like I keep saying, their options are pretty severely limited by the size of their archive and the amount of new stuff pouring in.   Who is going to find those offenders?  Will SS pay people to sit and try endless keyword searches, tagging spammers as they go?  Or to search 100 million images one at time? If a spammer gets told to clean up his act, are they going to re-inspect every one of his 10,000 images?  And what if he comes back in a week and restores all the spam? 

SS could conceivably add checks to their search code and maybe filter out spam results.  But that's probably not nearly as simple as we think.  And it would slow down the search, maybe by a lot - remember, the search starts out with 100 million to look at. Code to check the keywords for repetitions of every included word takes time to run.

Yes SS could do any of these things, or solve the problem in another way I'd never think of.  My point is just that it would inevitably cost significant money and, apparently, they don't care enough to do it.


« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2016, 13:57 »
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Is it possible Getty iStock was having the same problem popping up so they disallowed changing keywords after uploading? SStock better do the same.

You would give up your rights and stop all of us from updating keywords, because of a minority that abuses the function. No way! I like to add new words to old files sometimes, especially when I see words being searched that I don't have in my files. I want to make more by being smart, not be locked in jail because somebody else breaks a rule.

I say block spammer accounts from search and tell them to fix titles and keywords, they will be unblocked. Everything will be fixed fast or they will be gone by their own inaction.

Don't punish me for what some fool does wrong.

I agree.  But like I keep saying, their options are pretty severely limited by the size of their archive and the amount of new stuff pouring in.   Who is going to find those offenders?  Will SS pay people to sit and try endless keyword searches, tagging spammers as they go?  Or to search 100 million images one at time? If a spammer gets told to clean up his act, are they going to re-inspect every one of his 10,000 images?  And what if he comes back in a week and restores all the spam? 

SS could conceivably add checks to their search code and maybe filter out spam results.  But that's probably not nearly as simple as we think.  And it would slow down the search, maybe by a lot - remember, the search starts out with 100 million to look at. Code to check the keywords for repetitions of every included word takes time to run.

Yes SS could do any of these things, or solve the problem in another way I'd never think of.  My point is just that it would inevitably cost significant money and, apparently, they don't care enough to do it.

Yes, make the software find the title spammers and warn them. Oh wait that was the email that everybody was up in arms and insulted about warning us not to spam.

I say punish the offenders not all the rest of us.

« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2016, 00:25 »
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This is a serious issue now. I hope someone from shutterstock should take appropriate action against these spammers.

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-499447474/stock-vector-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-496346044/stock-vector-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween-halloween.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-492188641/stock-vector-cloud-icon-cloud-vector-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud-cloud.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-492209329/stock-vector-sale-banner-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale-sale.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-496170547/stock-vector-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon-ribbon.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-503633596/stock-vector-hipster-hipsterhipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster-hipster.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-413992543/stock-vector-emoticon-emoji-set-emoticon-emoji-icon-emoticon-emoji-design-emoticon-emoji-flat-emoticon-emoji-art-emoticon-emoji-image-emoticon-emoji-illustration-emoticon-emoji-vector-emoticon.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-418661806/stock-vector-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern-pattern.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-435473020/stock-vector-quote-marks-vector-quote-marks-set-quote-marks-collection-quote-marks-abstract-quote-marks-design-quote-marks-image-quote-marks-illustration-quote-marks-flat-quote-marks-typograph.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-435472585/stock-vector-women-lips-icon-women-lips-set-women-lips-image-women-lips-design-women-lips-flat-women-lips-symbol-women-lips-set-women-lips-collection-women-lips-sign-women-lips-vector-women.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-430556296/stock-vector-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-cog-co.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-441145573/stock-vector-finger-click-hand-click-icon-finger-click-hand-click-icon-finger-click-hand-click-icon-finger-click-hand-click-icon-finger-click-hand-click-icon-finger-click-hand-click-icon-f.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-430037173/stock-vector-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pillow-pil.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-418661797/stock-vector-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate-celebrate.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-436431307/stock-vector-annual-report-cover-blue-annual-report-cover-template-annual-report-cover-design-annual-report-cover-layout-annual-report-cover-a4-annual-report-cover-concept-annual-report-cover-ve.html

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-436897852/stock-vector-modern-yellow-brochure-design-brochure-template-brochures-brochure-layout-brochure-cover-brochure-templates-brochure-layout-design-brochure-design-template-brochure-mockup-brochu.html

« Reply #78 on: November 02, 2016, 11:52 »
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Spam and it sold really well??

« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2016, 16:08 »
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Spam and it sold really well??

People assume it sells, just because it's up front. I don't and we have no way of looking at sales. But I still find it offensive that others can spam their way to the first page and make buyers look at undeserving files. I don't like cheaters or crooks.

« Reply #80 on: November 02, 2016, 16:27 »
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Spam and it sold really well??

People assume it sells, just because it's up front. I don't and we have no way of looking at sales. But I still find it offensive that others can spam their way to the first page and make buyers look at undeserving files. I don't like cheaters or crooks.


I feel the same way.

« Reply #81 on: November 02, 2016, 16:49 »
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They either need to tell us they don't care and make it open season or else drop the boom on these spammers.

There are hundreds if not thousands of images that would be suitable for most buyers, search placement is what makes the difference between a sale and nothing. If spamming can get you onto the first page it appears to be well worth it.

I bet if SS did just a few searches and disabled the obviously spammed image ports they saw on the first page we would see a huge drop in this problem - they obviously are not willing to do this.


 

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