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« on: July 24, 2020, 06:52 »
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It looks as though SS has removed the forum. If it were a bug even SS would have probably managed to have let us know by now.
Although I'm not surprised considering how badly they have treated contributors over the new rates it does show utter disregard for us.  I wonder how they expect people to keep uploading or reactivate their portfolios with this kind of treatment. 
A complete absence of communication about it.  The least they could have done is to let us know what's going on to save people the trouble of trying to post.
There are a lot of contributors still joining - they must wonder what's going on.


« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 07:00 »
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If shutterstock have deactivated the forum in this manner, it really displays what a tantrum they are throwing.




ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 07:06 »
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It looks as though SS has removed the forum. If it were a bug even SS would have probably managed to have let us know by now.
Although I'm not surprised considering how badly they have treated contributors over the new rates it does show utter disregard for us.  I wonder how they expect people to keep uploading or reactivate their portfolios with this kind of treatment. 
They don't care if you do or don't
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A complete absence of communication about it.  The least they could have done is to let us know what's going on to save people the trouble of trying to post.
You're mistaking them for someone who gives a d*mn.
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There are a lot of contributors still joining - they must wonder what's going on.
If they are only just joining, they won't know any better, and SS want to keep it that way.

The writing is on the wall - writ large.

« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 07:10 »
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I think that after the percentage reduction they got such a kicking in the press, utube, Facebook, and various forums that they decided to prevent the latest news announced yesterday coming under any negative scrutiny on their home turf. For those of you unaware - the latest news

newbielink:https://www.bandt.com.au/microsoft-advertising-to-offer-free-access-to-shutterstock-library/ [nonactive]

« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 07:35 »
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I think that after the percentage reduction they got such a kicking in the press, utube, Facebook, and various forums that they decided to prevent the latest news announced yesterday coming under any negative scrutiny on their home turf. For those of you unaware - the latest news

https://www.bandt.com.au/microsoft-advertising-to-offer-free-access-to-shutterstock-library/

So you reckon they want to keep us in the dark about that? Gosh, what a bunch of nice guys (spoken in a sarcastic tone.)

« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 07:42 »
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There are a lot of contributors still joining - they must wonder what's going on.
If they are only just joining, they won't know any better, and SS want to keep it that way.

The forum link is still visible and active on the dashboard. So new contributors may wonder what's going on when they click on that link and end up in a dead forum.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 08:14 by dragonblade »

« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 07:43 »
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It looks as though SS has removed the forum. If it were a bug even SS would have probably managed to have let us know by now.
Although I'm not surprised considering how badly they have treated contributors over the new rates it does show utter disregard for us.  I wonder how they expect people to keep uploading or reactivate their portfolios with this kind of treatment. 
A complete absence of communication about it.  The least they could have done is to let us know what's going on to save people the trouble of trying to post.
There are a lot of contributors still joining - they must wonder what's going on.

If true, that's okay.  We have this forum. And there isn't a funking thing they can do about it.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 08:03 »
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There are a lot of contributors still joining - they must wonder what's going on.
If they are only just joining, they won't know any better, and SS want to keep it that way.

The forum link is still visible and active on the dashboard. So new contributors may wonder what's going on when click on that link and end up in a dead forum.

Oh!

« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2020, 08:10 »
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« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 08:15 by Sean Locke Photography »

« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2020, 08:10 »
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The forum link in the dashboard is still visible and active. I can read all the posts. But I cant reply to anything. As mentioned, the reply box is there, but you cant type in it. Frankly, Im not surprised, but its not going to deter people. We will find a way to keep getting the message out.

« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2020, 08:31 »
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I can still see the forums.  Last posts look to be Tuesday.

Except one :)

https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100431-why-has-payments-decreased/?tab=comments#comment-1859367

How were you able to reply in the forum? I and several others here cannot do that.

« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2020, 08:34 »
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Im magical.

« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2020, 08:41 »
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Im magical.

Nice going, you broke through! Wonder if they will ban you now. 😀

« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2020, 08:46 »
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Im magical.

That does seem to be the case.

« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2020, 08:58 »
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So you reckon they want to keep us in the dark about that? Gosh, what a bunch of nice guys (spoken in a sarcastic tone.)

Well I reckon they want to prevent another forum SS bashing onslaught about their new deal with Microsoft yeah.

« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2020, 10:09 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2020, 10:12 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

I checked this morning. I am not banned. When I try to reply, it wont let me type in the reply box. Its filled with gray. PS I am not magical.


« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2020, 10:32 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

Nope and from my phone I can't log in. From my PC I can log in and still not post.

« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2020, 10:32 »
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I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

As mentioned in the other thread, I cannot post. And I can't send private messages either. At first, I thought I was banned. But maybe that's not the case after all.

« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2020, 10:33 »
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« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2020, 10:35 »
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I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

As mentioned in the other thread, I cannot post. And I can't send private messages either. At first, I thought I was banned. But maybe that's not the case after all.

They have put the whole lot of us in the naughty corner. Saves them time. If they don't have a forum to monitor they have more time to spend their excessive profits.

« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2020, 11:09 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

I messaged you.

« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2020, 11:12 »
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I can still see it via the link ( https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/forum/19-contributor-experience/ ) and im logged out (because im banned).

The fact the forum is indexed by google maybe upsetting them as its indexing and caching all the negative comments.  Maybe someone has decided they need to hide this to try to protect an image to customers.

« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2020, 11:13 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

I checked this morning. I am not banned. When I try to reply, it wont let me type in the reply box. Its filled with gray. PS I am not magical.

I am also grayed out.  If it's because I posted a comment regarding the pay cut... 7 weeks ago... then how very getty of them.   
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 11:28 by trek »

« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2020, 11:47 »
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Im magical.

Not so fast :)

I can't test because I'm banned, but can anyone non-magical post? Only Sean's post is newer than Tuesday afternoon at the moment

I checked this morning. I am not banned. When I try to reply, it wont let me type in the reply box. Its filled with gray. PS I am not magical.

I am also grayed out.  If it's because I posted a comment regarding the pay cut... 7 weeks ago... then how very getty of them.   

I dont think its just you. I havent posted in their forum for years, and I cant post. I think its universal. Except for magicians. 🙂


 

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