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« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2019, 15:20 »
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Seriously how did a thread about  worst month on Shutterstock get hi-jacked into a discussion of health care?  ???

C'mon!  :(

Nothing from Marbury Herg how he dropped to half of last month for the 48th straight time.  ;D


« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2019, 01:23 »
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Something seems to go wrong. Very slow sales and tons of stupid rejections, now for "wrong category" (in the second one).

« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2019, 03:45 »
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I think reviewers don't have the button "Sorry but we don't like your image".

« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2019, 04:01 »
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I think reviewers don't have the button "Sorry but we don't like your image".
Some sites have or had "lack of commercial value" got this on rf123 a few times....usually for images that went on to sell quite often on other sites. "aesthetic value" is another one....as if that is somehow related to stock.

« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2019, 05:13 »
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september worst than august. is a bit scaring. hope they change algorithm soon this version is not working for me.

« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2019, 05:28 »
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especially till 16 all agencies are dead then something sales...seems like europe is slowing down completely and my port is europe centric i'd say..maybe it's time for a recession? germany slowing down is scaring...the rest of europe is following?

« Reply #131 on: September 09, 2019, 08:02 »
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Sales seem normal to me but I have to agree about the stupid rejections lately. I really fail to see how a reviewer can say a photo is not in focus when all the other top agencies think its fine and there isn't a spec out of focus.  But then again, Adobe rejects things that are top sellers on Shutterstock so I then begin to wander what the real reason for a rejection is. 

« Reply #132 on: September 09, 2019, 08:10 »
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I think It's a system to make you upload slowly. Can't understand the reason in SS and AS to make that.


« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2019, 08:30 »
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I think It's a system to make you upload slowly. Can't understand the reason in SS and AS to make that.
Its not a system...they pay peanuts and give inspectors a huge workload they don't have time to review with care and I doubt there is enough oversight to ensure consistency.

« Reply #134 on: September 09, 2019, 08:36 »
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I think It's a system to make you upload slowly. Can't understand the reason in SS and AS to make that.
Its not a system...they pay peanuts and give inspectors a huge workload they don't have time to review with care and I doubt there is enough oversight to ensure consistency.

Maybe you're right, but sometimes I've realized that my rejections in one agency followed a ratio.

Maybe doesn't mean nothing.

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« Reply #135 on: September 11, 2019, 12:50 »
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I think reviewers don't have the button "Sorry but we don't like your image".
Some sites have or had "lack of commercial value" got this on rf123 a few times....usually for images that went on to sell quite often on other sites. "aesthetic value" is another one....as if that is somehow related to stock.

Yeah LCV, I had one at FT when I asked for why they were 100% accepted one month and 100% rejected the next, for a series of images. I only remember that it was a lady and she said "these don't sell well" Which is in her opinion vs whoever accepted all of them the previous month?

Or maybe she was more informed than the other reviewer who accept my Crapstock and shouldn't have.  ;)

I think IS used to have some weasel rejections too, giving a reviewer the ability to reject for some vague reasons that were not clear. (AKA I don't like your photo) And then some places there seems to be, click any button if you don't like something. I used to like IS for consistent reviews, long ago. Actually now, AS seems to be the top of the class for reviewers who actually look at images. SS are a bunch of button pushers making their pennies, Alamy is pretty generous because if the photo is exposed right, sharp, and has decent lighting and color balance, it passes.

I do like the SS policy of not asking for us to waste time. If you don't like the review, just upload again. Yes, that's a waste of time, but not as much as asking for clicking previously submitted.

There are others, low selling sites, we all know who, that don't even bother to review unless someone begs them. And the opposite where unless I upload some tragic flawed piece of junk, anything will pass.


 

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