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« Reply #325 on: May 27, 2020, 18:54 »
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-bad publicity resulting in share price drop which in turn triggers owners dumping shares

This is the key here. They already ran the numbers about how many angry contributors and files they will lose and are fine with it. Tanking stock price I doubt even crossed their mind.

Sure, we have to protest in more ways that clearly expect. They are not dumb, they do know that there will be some protest. They watched the Fotolia Deactivation-Day campaign with the slogan and website "boycottfotolia", and i remember that time they bought the domain "boycottshutterstock.com" just so others can not. So obviously they are prepared for some outrage. Yet it's not impossible exceed what they expect.

Did they buy "shutterstockboycott.com" too? :D :D :D

Nope. I own it now. Along with f*ckshutterstock.com.

I also own the Shutterstock Boycott facebook page, facebook group and twitter account.

LOL!!!!!!

Nice work, Shelma. I'm proud to know you!


« Reply #326 on: May 27, 2020, 19:15 »
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The stock submitters coalition already has over 330 members and represents a portfolio of over 2 million items. Join the cause and help make a difference. https://forms.gle/cEN6kAjcqyqtUbBj9

If you joined it but did not receive the email I just sent out then go back in and fill it out one more time. The first ten people it didn't collect emails.

« Reply #327 on: May 27, 2020, 19:43 »
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The stock submitters coalition already has over 330 members and represents a portfolio of over 2 million items. Join the cause and help make a difference. https://forms.gle/cEN6kAjcqyqtUbBj9

If you joined it but did not receive the email I just sent out then go back in and fill it out one more time. The first ten people it didn't collect emails.

I just went there and signed up. Never heard of it before. Is it new, a response to this SS fiasco, or was it done earlier? Are you the one who set it up? If so, thank you!

EDITED TO ADD: Never mind answering! I just found your comment yesterday on the SS Forum:

I'm tired of being spit upon by all the different agencies. The only way to put a stop to this is if we band together. As of right now I am creating the Stock Submitters Coalition. It is and will always be free to join. My hope is that we can get enough contributors on board that the companies have to take us seriously when we bring issues to them. The first step is to get an idea of how many people would join such a coalition. I have created a form. If you are interested in putting more control back into the hands of contributors please sign the form. Also share it in every forum and social media outlet you can think of to make its presence known. https://forms.gle/zrq3RswRpYsu6jmq6
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 21:33 by marthamarks »

« Reply #328 on: May 27, 2020, 21:45 »
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Well, I am disappointed in Shutterstock and wrote them and told them so. I got a reply from someone who couldn't write best english and explained to me that because of the pandemic things were difficult. And, that maybe once things get better they will increase contributors payments/income. Sounds like the government saying, now that this crises has occurred we shall substitute these liberties just for a little while to be SAFER. HA! How much of our liberties have come back? Will we ever increase our income on Shutterstock again, or will they keep making it smaller? And, eventually become another extinct dinosaur? Too bad the founder stepped down, Looks like S#!+ moved in.

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« Reply #329 on: May 27, 2020, 21:49 »
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What's ironic is contributors are helping to pay for the lavish offices they're currently sitting in and getting a good laugh at all of these comments while sipping expensive cocktails compliments of contributor efforts. And Oringer is a billionaire but they need to squeeze contributors for more money.

« Reply #330 on: May 27, 2020, 21:50 »
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SS the king is dead....Long live i just don't know?

« Reply #331 on: May 27, 2020, 23:24 »
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-bad publicity resulting in share price drop which in turn triggers owners dumping shares

This is the key here. They already ran the numbers about how many angry contributors and files they will lose and are fine with it. Tanking stock price I doubt even crossed their mind.

Sure, we have to protest in more ways that clearly expect. They are not dumb, they do know that there will be some protest. They watched the Fotolia Deactivation-Day campaign with the slogan and website "boycottfotolia", and i remember that time they bought the domain "boycottshutterstock.com" just so others can not. So obviously they are prepared for some outrage. Yet it's not impossible exceed what they expect.

Did they buy "shutterstockboycott.com" too? :D :D :D

Nope. I own it now. Along with f*ckshutterstock.com.

I also own the Shutterstock Boycott facebook page, facebook group and twitter account.
This is brilliant

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« Reply #332 on: May 28, 2020, 00:54 »
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we are officially homeless

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« Reply #333 on: May 28, 2020, 02:04 »
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Stryjek!!. You're right only we have been homeless for quite some time. The last couple of years SS have been completely useless with one thing after another going wrong
Now just wait and see. Soon they will call in Oringer to plead in some giant thread here or at the SS forum and he will start the usual garble and glib about this scheme will in the long run earn us much more revenue this and that. As usual all crap talks.

« Reply #334 on: May 28, 2020, 02:22 »
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The stock submitters coalition already has over 330 members and represents a portfolio of over 2 million items. Join the cause and help make a difference. https://forms.gle/cEN6kAjcqyqtUbBj9

If you joined it but did not receive the email I just sent out then go back in and fill it out one more time. The first ten people it didn't collect emails.

We need to open a fb group immediately and start agreeing how to move on. before you let people in, you need to evaluate them for beeing real submitters and not spies. unlocking contributors will ease the process and bring even more people in that are on the same side. you cannot do this alone and you shouldnt be left alone. do not make this impossible for yourself. you have made first move and it was accepted. now its time for a second one. cheers


Snow

« Reply #336 on: May 28, 2020, 03:28 »
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SS the king is dead....Long live i just don't know?

Adobe, they can still be king if they play this out smart or even do nothing except maybe hiring more people for reviewing because they will get bombarded.
Keep in mind Adobe doesn't have to rely solely on microstock income!


Snow

« Reply #337 on: May 28, 2020, 03:34 »
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we are officially homeless

I do not believe that. While the current situation looks terrible for many of us and we will loose a few hundred bucks (at least) I am sure buyers will eventually follow us and sales will improve drastically elsewhere. In my situation this will be Adobe Stock and hopefully P5 because I have already left all the other Microstock agencies.

We're not going to give up that easily guys! We've got the goods don't ever forget that!

« Reply #338 on: May 28, 2020, 04:32 »
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Meanwhile at SS


« Reply #339 on: May 28, 2020, 04:34 »
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« Reply #340 on: May 28, 2020, 04:38 »
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Nope. I own it now. Along with f*ckshutterstock.com.

I also own the Shutterstock Boycott facebook page, facebook group and twitter account.

Great job! :D


I think when we make a defamatory campaign about SS, we should also point people towards Adobe. (I know it's not really health to put all the trust into one agency, but is there any better option now?)
If we tell people to boycott SS and they go to Getty instead that's not good at all.
So if we manage to convince some buyers to move away from SS we should also convince them that iStock/Getty is just as bad, or even worse

« Reply #341 on: May 28, 2020, 04:39 »
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« Reply #342 on: May 28, 2020, 04:39 »
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Im appalled by all this.

I cant really afford to disable my portfolio, but I will do if it may help enact some kind of change.

Its currently hard to be hopeful, but this feels like the last stand.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 04:41 by TommyBoy »

« Reply #343 on: May 28, 2020, 05:29 »
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Just FYI, you're leaving 1 star reviews on the shutterstock contributor app. We, the contributors, already know everything. You need to leave a one star rating on the main shutterstock app, the one that actual buyers use. Android link

« Reply #344 on: May 28, 2020, 05:29 »
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It seems that they hired some indian click farm to spam their apps with positive reviews on Gplay. Just when you think they can't sink any lower...

« Reply #345 on: May 28, 2020, 05:32 »
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It seems that they hired some indian click farm to spam their apps with positive reviews on Gplay. Just when you think they can't sink any lower...

Report it as spam. I did.

Just sort reviews by "most recent" and filter by 5 stars. Voila.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 05:34 by spike »

« Reply #346 on: May 28, 2020, 05:42 »
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The new structure is designed to address market changes while creating fair opportunities for all contributors. It rewards content creators for producing quality work that is fresh, relevant and currently in-demand by our customers,
It is obvious that they are lying because their search engine is not designed to promote new content, it's been a while.

« Reply #347 on: May 28, 2020, 05:45 »
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It seems that they hired some indian click farm to spam their apps with positive reviews on Gplay. Just when you think they can't sink any lower...

This is good, we are beginning to make a point. this proves that they have been forced to make an action. one step at a time, we will put more pressure and they will have to recognize. keep up the good work people, together we will succeed. continue sharing ideas and results from your actions. it motivates further action by other contributors.

lets build the energy of the momentum  even more

« Reply #348 on: May 28, 2020, 05:47 »
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It seems that they hired some indian click farm to spam their apps with positive reviews on Gplay. Just when you think they can't sink any lower...

Possibly one of their outsourced reviewer factories got told to leave a review each.


Snow

« Reply #349 on: May 28, 2020, 05:49 »
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https://www.dpreview.com/news/7607355790/shutterstock-announces-new-earnings-structure-contributors-are-anything-but-happy?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-may-27&ref_=pe_1822230_499149640_dpr_nl_428_14

Interesting - given the article quotes my posts there a lot it would have been nice to be contacted or at least told they were doing something with it!

Argh sorry to hear that mate. I am still subscribed to their monthly email so thought I would pass the info to you guys. It would have been decent from them to contact you first and maybe even ask for more input.
But hey at least the news gets out there and you get the extra exposure! :o


 

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