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Tryingmybest

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« on: February 22, 2016, 14:11 »
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I just received this email and immediately said to myself:

"Well that is nice, but I hope this doesn't mean contributors need to take a pay cut for it!"

Over the next six months, we are investing heavily in upgrading the technology that powers Shutterstocks infrastructure, website, and mobile apps, to deliver improved functionality and a better overall user experience.

This work will soon become noticeable to you through small changes on our site and apps throughout 2016, and the schedule has been designed to minimise any possible disruptions, as we work to address some of the issues you have been seeing and update your user experience.

This is just the beginning of some exciting improvements being made and, as always, please email our support team with any questions and suggestions you have, or if you do seem to be having any issues. We are looking forward to offering you the best possible contributor experience.

We will be updating our forum on a regular basis throughout this period, so please do check there for the most recent updates. For any major upgrades we will be sending out email communications to everyone.

Thank you for being part of the community.

Sincerely,

Paul Brennan
VP, Content Operations


« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 14:19 »
+3
We already did take a pay cut for it. With EL's.

« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 14:23 »
+21
"exciting improvements designed to make our life easier" always means we will pay for it.  >:(

« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 14:32 »
+3
Pay cut is comming....

Hey Paul, what do you thinking about a 50/50 split?

« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2016, 14:35 »
0
Maybe this is why the metadata for all my image uploads is screwed up today. The captions and categories for most images were replaced with the info from one of the images in my submission. Ugh! Glad I caught it but it took some time to fix.

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2016, 14:47 »
+8
'Thank you for being part of the community' - great, now pay up

« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 15:08 »
+3
What a bunch of complainers you are. Didn't you read the bit about it being exciting? Be excited * it.

« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 15:24 »
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What a bunch of complainers you are. Didn't you read the bit about it being exciting? Be excited * it.

I'd be excited if they announced that they were going to take some of that money that they are spending on new "toys" and instead gave us all a raise. Now THAT would be exciting!

« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 15:34 »
+4
No. That would be "unsustainable". Exciting would be if they harvested our organs for the black market. I have an agency-speak dictionary you can borrow if you like.

Chichikov

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2016, 15:48 »
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I can not wait to see it!!

« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2016, 15:55 »
+3
Exciting and improvement are words I used to like before I got involved in Mstock.... now I fear them. Lets hope this works out.........

« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2016, 16:01 »
+8
That e-mail, coupled with the fact that they explain their Q4 2015 performance to investors on Wednesday (Feb 24th), immediately led me to assume there's some bad news for contributors about to be announced. I thought I was being cranky and cynical...

Then I come here and see that apparently similar thoughts occurred to a number of us :)

« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2016, 16:16 »
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Quote
We will be updating our forum on a regular basis throughout this period, so please do check there for the most recent updates.
It would be nice to see the most recent updates, unfortunately SS forum is down for me (East Eu). This is the first "exciting" step,  keep them in the dark.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 16:22 by Dodie »

MxR

« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2016, 16:20 »
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Exciting news in Istock-----Titanic desperate maneuver, Shutterstock Iceberg
Exciting news in Shutter-----Titanic desperate maneuver, Adobe Iceberg


« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2016, 16:20 »
+2
That e-mail, coupled with the fact that they explain their Q4 2015 performance to investors on Wednesday (Feb 24th), immediately led me to assume there's some bad news for contributors about to be announced. I thought I was being cranky and cynical...

Then I come here and see that apparently similar thoughts occurred to a number of us :)
Unfortunately its a rational state of mind given the way "news" is spun by the various sites. Friday's results might prove interesting I think

Rinderart

« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2016, 16:22 »
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Finally. SS is notorious for being the bugiest of all sites since around 2008.A friend who does this stuff says SS is based on 15 yr old tech.

Just Now.

Service Unavailable

The service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. And the forums are a complete Joke. The people or person who said lets go with this Cannot be a forum Person. I go back to Camera chat rooms when It was Usenet. That was the wild west of flame wars.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2016, 16:59 by Rinderart »

« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2016, 18:15 »
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This should be interesting...


« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2016, 19:46 »
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No. That would be "unsustainable". Exciting would be if they harvested our organs for the black market. I have an agency-speak dictionary you can borrow if you like.

LOL, i too have a copy of the agency-speak dictionary !!!
the decipher is " wait for the exciting news ppl!!!
we paid you peanuts, and treated you like excited monkeys.
you already see less money coming from less $28 to 102 single earnings disappear.

now we are planning to prioritize in respective order..
- shareholders
-- clients
--- employees

??? what??? no contributors???
oh ya, forgot to say it...
(um, read my lips as a whisper)... we will fry  your peanuts !!!

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2016, 19:56 »
+3
No. That would be "unsustainable". Exciting would be if they harvested our organs for the black market. I have an agency-speak dictionary you can borrow if you like.

LOL, i too have a copy of the agency-speak dictionary !!!
the decipher is " wait for the exciting news ppl!!!
we paid you peanuts, and treated you like excited monkeys.you already see less money coming from less $28 to 102 single earnings disappear.

now we are planning to prioritize in respective order..
- shareholders
-- clients
--- employees

??? what??? no contributors???
oh ya, forgot to say it...
(um, read my lips as a whisper)... we will fry  your peanuts !!!

But many of you did agree to those crummy terms and defended these crummy terms on this forum ad nauseam and up till recently acted like excited monkeys and this is the fault of SS???? Nope.

« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2016, 04:37 »
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yep, we all signed up for it, with open eyes, but under different circumstances, ss was the only agency not cutting royalties, high volume of sales and adding new fair deals and adding big pay out sods, so there was a sense of whooyay, then they started rejecting images for no reason, renting big expensive office space, stopped communicating, adding a million images per week, sales dropped and cutting royalties, so now there is a sense of what the f...

« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2016, 04:42 »
+1
Alamy and Pond5 improving in the earnings poll is exciting for me.  No point in having a better site if there is no long term prospects for increasing my earnings.

« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2016, 05:02 »
+2
Yeah well la-di-da - uploading is broken AGAIN at both SS and BS.

In the vanguard of the industry allegedly....but in the rearguard when it comes to service and reliability. Fuming.

baz777

  • Im not sociable so I dont use social media
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2016, 08:29 »
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I try NOT to get 'excited', always seems to cost me money!

Rinderart

« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2016, 13:27 »
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yep, we all signed up for it, with open eyes, but under different circumstances, ss was the only agency not cutting royalties, high volume of sales and adding new fair deals and adding big pay out sods, so there was a sense of whooyay, then they started rejecting images for no reason, renting big expensive office space, stopped communicating, adding a million images per week, sales dropped and cutting royalties, so now there is a sense of what the f...


AND, Lying about referral Income would be forever. I lost A LOT of Income from That also Mar 12th 2012 when they changed the search and all My Most Popular disappeared in a heartbeat. To never return.

« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2016, 13:35 »
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Anyone noticed BS staff seem to have disappeared? New prediction. BS comission structure imported to SS. BS closes.


 

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