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« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2020, 00:38 »
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Has anyone noticed A LOT of random people spamming the shutterstock hashtag on twitter posting their portfolio (most of the portfolios are empty) and many (very badly written) paid articles talking about how awesome SS is

Examples for your enjoyment

https://www.techotn.com/shutterstock-price-india/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



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LOL a monkey typing randomly, with spellcheck, could have written that. Thanks for the chuckle.


« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2020, 02:38 »
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Has anyone noticed A LOT of random people spamming the shutterstock hashtag on twitter posting their portfolio (most of the portfolios are empty) and many (very badly written) paid articles talking about how awesome SS is

Examples for your enjoyment

https://www.techotn.com/shutterstock-price-india/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



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Anyone can tell that these are planned tweets lol.
Look at how each one of them uses the same tweet message while quoting the link.

« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2020, 03:59 »
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Hashtag spamming at its best. Some lead to empty profiles, some to very random pictures

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« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2020, 20:37 »
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June 17- 318.526.227 images, 920.525 new images per week
June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week (updated)

Sadly today whole amount of images on SS increase

« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2020, 21:14 »
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June 17- 318.526.227 images, 920.525 new images per week
June 18- 318.961.660 images, 903.429 new images per week (updated)

Sadly today whole amount of images on SS increase

Unfortunately, those numbers *will* go back up once more if people who have pulled their images for just one week turn them on and go back to uploading next week.

« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2020, 00:33 »
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Theyre trying their usual crap! people with normally say 50-100 dl's per day are just frozen and not one dl for like two days or something. Just frozen!

It really amazes me that a management can be such cretins in a business exclusivly depending on members uploading content.

« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2020, 00:59 »
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The curve turns up here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net

How reliable is this graph?
I read on Shutterstock's forum someone who wrote that Shutterstock has started (re)approving images that would have been rejected before. Is this possible?

whtvr2

« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2020, 02:02 »
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The curve turns up here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net

How reliable is this graph?
I read on Shutterstock's forum someone who wrote that Shutterstock has started (re)approving images that would have been rejected before. Is this possible?


AMEN!!!

So for me and speaking only for myself approaches the time not to watch what others do or wait from me to do but to decide if i will keep SS port or terminate my contract and never look back.And frankly my dear Shutter and also my dear deactivators that will reenable ports with tears in eyes or "just feed low quality now on"  i don't give a d*mn.

TREAT IT LIKE A JOB IF YOU DON'T WANNA BE TREATED LIKE A DOG.

Shelma1

« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2020, 07:50 »
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The curve turns up here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net

How reliable is this graph?
I read on Shutterstock's forum someone who wrote that Shutterstock has started (re)approving images that would have been rejected before. Is this possible?


Yes, I've heard that Shutterstock has approved previously rejected images. Also, they were sending emails asking people to re-enable their ports for a single sale, but the new tactic seems to be just going ahead and selling those images anyway under the theory that once an image was in a lightbox or comp it was open for licensing even though the port was disabled. So why ask permission? That just annoys buyers who might ask why so many images are suddenly missing.

Of course, we have no way of knowing what they're selling or not selling or what was or was not put into lightboxes or comps (under their free comp license, which we're not notified about that I know of).

And of course the library numbers will continue to bounce back because uploads have slowed but not stopped, and most people who were angry enough to disable their ports have already done so.

« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2020, 08:07 »
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The curve turns up here
http://shuttercounter.ddns.net

How reliable is this graph?
I read on Shutterstock's forum someone who wrote that Shutterstock has started (re)approving images that would have been rejected before. Is this possible?


Yes, I've heard that Shutterstock has approved previously rejected images. Also, they were sending emails asking people to re-enable their ports for a single sale, but the new tactic seems to be just going ahead and selling those images anyway under the theory that once an image was in a lightbox or comp it was open for licensing even though the port was disabled. So why ask permission? That just annoys buyers who might ask why so many images are suddenly missing.

Of course, we have no way of knowing what they're selling or not selling or what was or was not put into lightboxes or comps (under their free comp license, which we're not notified about that I know of).

And of course the library numbers will continue to bounce back because uploads have slowed but not stopped, and most people who were angry enough to disable their ports have already done so.


Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.

« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2020, 08:45 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685

« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2020, 11:37 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

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« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2020, 14:11 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

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Social networks works so hard to avoid it, you can create the script but twiter will so likely to delete or punish your account.

« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2020, 14:17 »
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"We are having some impact"   ;D

« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2020, 14:28 »
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Its now clear to me that when we opted out of DPC Shutterstock bought boycottshutterstock.com and immediately set about doing whatever they could to limit damage contributors could inflict to their numbers. Thats why they were so obsessed with building a huge library without a care for quality.

What's the story about this boycottshutterstock.com domain? It's funny that it redirects to the main Shutterstock homepage instead of showing some neutral placeholder not connected to SS itself.

Yes...Shutterstock bought the domain and pointed it to the Shutterstock site so contributors couldn't buy it.

Good grief. I had no idea until reading this post that they did that. What kind of paranoid lunatic buys that domain thinking the world is out to get them?

« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2020, 14:28 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

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Social networks works so hard to avoid it, you can create the script but twiter will so likely to delete or punish your account.

I use python language, it works well !

« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2020, 14:51 »
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What kind of paranoid lunatic buys that domain thinking the world is out to get them?

The kind of lunatics who fully intend to screw their contributors sometime in the next few years.


« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2020, 14:53 »
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Its now clear to me that when we opted out of DPC Shutterstock bought boycottshutterstock.com and immediately set about doing whatever they could to limit damage contributors could inflict to their numbers. Thats why they were so obsessed with building a huge library without a care for quality.

What's the story about this boycottshutterstock.com domain? It's funny that it redirects to the main Shutterstock homepage instead of showing some neutral placeholder not connected to SS itself.

Yes...Shutterstock bought the domain and pointed it to the Shutterstock site so contributors couldn't buy it.

Good grief. I had no idea until reading this post that they did that. What kind of paranoid lunatic buys that domain thinking the world is out to get them?

It is no paranoia but anticipation. It proves SS move was planned a long time ago

« Reply #68 on: June 19, 2020, 16:04 »
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Quote
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag
 

google 'twitter bots free'

twitter's response to bots is variable but could get your account closed
« Last Edit: June 19, 2020, 18:44 by cascoly »

« Reply #69 on: June 19, 2020, 17:39 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

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Social networks works so hard to avoid it, you can create the script but twiter will so likely to delete or punish your account.

I use python language, it works well !

For twiter bots?

« Reply #70 on: June 19, 2020, 18:16 »
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Hi,
i am starting to get youtube video suggestion's to join in to SS from Morrocco
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDrfV-DQf0). The Morrocco guy even have a site with his Positive SS review, in English (https://www.projectallo.com/shutterstock-review).
Could it be that this guys are being payed to reduce impact?

 


« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2020, 20:31 »
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please do you know any footage stock agency the first check the quality
of your upload and if it been approve you can now add your keyword and
description ,i ask it because i wasted a lot of time add keywords and
description on footage the not approved for quality reason

« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2020, 23:19 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

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Social networks works so hard to avoid it, you can create the script but twiter will so likely to delete or punish your account.

I use python language, it works well !

For twiter bots?
Yes , with the twython module(there are other ones).
twitter provides an API.

I can give you the code if tou want

« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2020, 00:03 »
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Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to delete your port as opposed to disabling it.  My port is disabled and I have accepted that the SS game for me is over. So I'll ride this out for a bit longer before I carve out the time to manually delete my work.  For me personally, that's phase two.
There is a very helpful script (ssremover) to remove files from SS in a batch. Explanations are here (nothing complicated) : https://www.microstockgroup.com/35653/35653/msg552685/#msg552685
Would it be possible to make a script to automatically like all tweets with #BoycottShutterstock on twitter. If we all ran it daily we'd get some really good reach of the hashtag

Sent from my HD1901 using Tapatalk

Social networks works so hard to avoid it, you can create the script but twiter will so likely to delete or punish your account.

I use python language, it works well !

For twiter bots?
Yes , with the twython module(there are other ones).
twitter provides an API.

I can give you the code if tou want
Yes please, it could help spread the word

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« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2020, 20:52 »
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What kind of paranoid lunatic buys that domain thinking the world is out to get them?

The kind of lunatics who fully intend to screw their contributors sometime in the next few years.

Yes, sure seems like they had it all planned out.  >:(


 

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