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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.

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« 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.

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« 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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« Reply #136 on: April 01, 2021, 09:53 »
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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

Everything is worse for all of us for almost a year now. But since you asked:

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    On 3/31/2021 at 3:35 AM, Marbury said:

    Scrappy, crappy piddling 10 cent sales is unsustainable. I am now earning less than a quarter of what I used to earn here. Very very unfair to us contributors.


H2O

« Reply #137 on: April 01, 2021, 10:05 »
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Horrible month. I had to cancel my "affordable" health care coverage (bronze @$400 a month).

The economy is going so well but this year has been just awful for me. I never thought I would have to cancel my health insurance.

Fortunately over here in the UK we have the NHS, I can never understand why the richest Country on the Planet you have to have all these separate insurance policies at different levels.

In Germany, France . . etc, they have a integrated healthcare system part insurance, part state and no one drops through the net.

America just doesn't seem to care about the ability of it's population to work efficiently, effectively and happily.

« Reply #138 on: April 01, 2021, 10:08 »
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This month is nod good, but it is not the worst neither.

H2O

« Reply #139 on: April 01, 2021, 10:09 »
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This idea that the NHS is 'free' is complete and utter rubbish.  It is paid for from National Insurance Contributions.  Every worker has 11% deducted from salary in addition to income taxes.  Employers pay extra.  Yes, part of this money goes towards other benefits such as unemployment, national pensions etc.  But a large part is to pay for the NHS.

Imagine someone earning a reasonable 50,000 per annum.  They pay 5500 a year in National Insurance.  A typical person works 40 years, so that's 220000 over a working life not adjusting for inflation etc.

Now imagine if that money was instead invested in an annual investment plan.  Even at a modest 5% a year that money would grow to somewhere near to 1,000,000 - easily enough money for retirement and health.

What would you rather have - free NHS and a small Government pension, or one million pounds in the bank?


Or a crippling disease or illness where you are so destitute you can't afford painkillers.

Your perspective on the NHS is more about money you may have as opposed to health.




Tenebroso

« Reply #140 on: April 01, 2021, 10:27 »
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Easy. Being a patriot is paying for insurance. What happens in other countries is the communist agenda of the left, and the ANTIFA is the problem, not the fascists. They have assumed it since childhood.

They are Americans. The richest country is in macroeconomic terms. In quality of life, they are the last in line. But 70 million Americans, feed them the flag. Three jobs, and pray that there is no unforeseen event, the broken washing machine or fixing the car.

Despite not enjoying adequate public services. It is a matter of the education received at school. We closed their debates 40 years ago in other countries. Coming home, living one more day in the USA, is a matter of luck. Of course, they think that we all want to be Americans.

When they are born in the USA, they can see life go by, without leaving it, they already have everything, they are Americans. Many have already been questioned, if the USA is the ideal country to live. Borrowing three lives for the university and a series of circumstances, which simply, for people who live in a zone of peace, are simply incomprehensible.

Half the population does not listen to the news. A person without information is vulnerable. This goes for decades. They have assumed that the communist agenda wants to end their system of freedom.
There is a waiting list of the lucky ones who can grab dual citizenship, USA and Italy, with a double passport.

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« Reply #141 on: April 01, 2021, 11:05 »
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As a neighbour to the US from my perspective there are many things wrong (like healthcare for sure), but so many things that make it a good place to visit. The people, in general, are some of the friendliest I have ever met, having travelled there weekly for years. Once you get past the labels and politics, people (for the most part) would give you the shirt off their backs. Like some other countries that impact my country, we can loathe their governments or policies, but the people are generally pretty cool. I would never want to live there myself, but I see why others might.

Every country has issues. Some big, some not so big. And some are just in the news more than others. The news only gives the bad side, it sells better.

And yes, last month sucked for sales. SS outsold AS by a small margin, but earned far less.


Tenebroso

« Reply #142 on: April 01, 2021, 11:11 »
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I have not the slightest doubt that the inhabitants of the USA, in their vast majority, are good people. Of course. Also, of being a great country.

I use SS as an advertisement to show my files. Month by month, rising in sales. Little money. I use SS to promote my files, waiting for AS to get more clients.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2021, 11:13 by Tenebroso »

« Reply #143 on: April 01, 2021, 23:58 »
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Easy. Being a patriot is paying for insurance. What happens in other countries is the communist agenda of the left, and the ANTIFA is the problem, not the fascists. They have assumed it since childhood.

They are Americans. The richest country is in macroeconomic terms. In quality of life, they are the last in line. But 70 million Americans, feed them the flag. Three jobs, and pray that there is no unforeseen event, the broken washing machine or fixing the car.

Despite not enjoying adequate public services. It is a matter of the education received at school. We closed their debates 40 years ago in other countries. Coming home, living one more day in the USA, is a matter of luck. Of course, they think that we all want to be Americans.

When they are born in the USA, they can see life go by, without leaving it, they already have everything, they are Americans. Many have already been questioned, if the USA is the ideal country to live. Borrowing three lives for the university and a series of circumstances, which simply, for people who live in a zone of peace, are simply incomprehensible.

Half the population does not listen to the news. A person without information is vulnerable. This goes for decades. They have assumed that the communist agenda wants to end their system of freedom.
There is a waiting list of the lucky ones who can grab dual citizenship, USA and Italy, with a double passport.

People always vote with their feet when deciding where life is better.
The fact is that the US is leading (by far) the world ranks in terms of immigration numbers, and that's even if we only look at the legal immigrants, and despite the exacerbated populist anti-immigration rhetoric we witnessed for the past years.
Swaths of people from all over the world are still leaving their country, their families, their friends, and their old life behind to move to the US. Many times more than to any other country.
So... it can't be that bad, after all  ;)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 08:26 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #144 on: April 02, 2021, 03:23 »
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People always vote with their feet when deciding where life is better. ...
Agreed and here are the actual numbers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_net_migration_rate

USA comes in below Germany, Sweden, UK, Norway, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Great Britain, Denmark and on and on. A large number of immigrants to the US are fleeing problems in South America, as in the US is not a virtual war zone and can be reached on foot, as opposed to going there because it is the land of milk and honey. For the same reason as a lot of middle eastern countries that are not at war are at at the top of the table. It is more to do with instability forcing people to flee to the best nearest option. It's not like most poor South American refugees and asylum seekers have the option of fleeing to a European country.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 03:50 by Justanotherphotographer »

« Reply #145 on: April 02, 2021, 03:29 »
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This idea that the NHS is 'free' is complete and utter rubbish.  It is paid for from National Insurance Contributions.  Every worker has 11% deducted from salary in addition to income taxes.  Employers pay extra.  Yes, part of this money goes towards other benefits such as unemployment, national pensions etc.  But a large part is to pay for the NHS.

Imagine someone earning a reasonable 50,000 per annum.  They pay 5500 a year in National Insurance.  A typical person works 40 years, so that's 220000 over a working life not adjusting for inflation etc.

Now imagine if that money was instead invested in an annual investment plan.  Even at a modest 5% a year that money would grow to somewhere near to 1,000,000 - easily enough money for retirement and health.

What would you rather have - free NHS and a small Government pension, or one million pounds in the bank?

Again lets look at the actual facts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_total_health_expenditure_per_capita

Look a the bar chart of "Total health expenditure per capita in US dollars"

This one is actually mind boggling. People in the US actually pay more in taxes towards their health care than people in the UK, then have to pay insurance on TOP.  It is absolutely insane how corrupt health care has become in the US.

Also national insurance is mainly for State Pensions and Benefits. 80-90% NHS funding comes from general taxation https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-in-a-nutshell/how-nhs-funded. And also not 12% and someone on 50000 would pay 4851 but now we are getting into the weeds on a post that has no foundation (for the other reasons stated)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 03:49 by Justanotherphotographer »

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« Reply #146 on: April 02, 2021, 03:40 »
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Easy. Being a patriot is paying for insurance. What happens in other countries is the communist agenda of the left, and the ANTIFA is the problem, not the fascists. They have assumed it since childhood.

They are Americans. The richest country is in macroeconomic terms. In quality of life, they are the last in line. But 70 million Americans, feed them the flag. Three jobs, and pray that there is no unforeseen event, the broken washing machine or fixing the car.

Despite not enjoying adequate public services. It is a matter of the education received at school. We closed their debates 40 years ago in other countries. Coming home, living one more day in the USA, is a matter of luck. Of course, they think that we all want to be Americans.

When they are born in the USA, they can see life go by, without leaving it, they already have everything, they are Americans. Many have already been questioned, if the USA is the ideal country to live. Borrowing three lives for the university and a series of circumstances, which simply, for people who live in a zone of peace, are simply incomprehensible.

Half the population does not listen to the news. A person without information is vulnerable. This goes for decades. They have assumed that the communist agenda wants to end their system of freedom.
There is a waiting list of the lucky ones who can grab dual citizenship, USA and Italy, with a double passport.

People always vote with their feet when deciding where life is better.
Fact is that the US is leading (by far) the world ranks in terms of immigration numbers, and that's even if we only look at the legal immigrants, and despite the exarcerbated populist anti-immigration rethoric we witnessed for the past years.
Swaths of people from all over the world are still leaving their country, their famillies, their friends and their old life behind to move to the US. Many, many times more than to any other country.
So... it can't be that bad, after all  ;)

About 150,000,000 people went to see 'Furious 7' as well, but it doesn't mean it was any good!  ;)

« Reply #147 on: April 02, 2021, 04:48 »
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People always vote with their feet when deciding where life is better. ...
Agreed and here are the actual numbers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_net_migration_rate

USA comes in below Germany, Sweden, UK, Norway, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Great Britain, Denmark and on and on. A large number of immigrants to the US are fleeing problems in South America, as in the US is not a virtual war zone and can be reached on foot, as opposed to going there because it is the land of milk and honey. For the same reason as a lot of middle eastern countries that are not at war are at at the top of the table. It is more to do with instability forcing people to flee to the best nearest option. It's not like most poor South American refugees and asylum seekers have the option of fleeing to a European country.
The irony being that those in Central America are fleeing from Countries whose problems are largely caused by US activities.

« Reply #148 on: April 02, 2021, 05:02 »
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This is all normal. Migrations are part of human history, and other species also. Nothing is static and nothing is supposed to be static. Even a tree finds a way to spread its seeds the longest distance possible. US is irrelevant in bigger picture.

H2O

« Reply #149 on: April 02, 2021, 05:21 »
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This idea that the NHS is 'free' is complete and utter rubbish.  It is paid for from National Insurance Contributions.  Every worker has 11% deducted from salary in addition to income taxes.  Employers pay extra.  Yes, part of this money goes towards other benefits such as unemployment, national pensions etc.  But a large part is to pay for the NHS.

Imagine someone earning a reasonable 50,000 per annum.  They pay 5500 a year in National Insurance.  A typical person works 40 years, so that's 220000 over a working life not adjusting for inflation etc.

Now imagine if that money was instead invested in an annual investment plan.  Even at a modest 5% a year that money would grow to somewhere near to 1,000,000 - easily enough money for retirement and health.

What would you rather have - free NHS and a small Government pension, or one million pounds in the bank?

Again lets look at the actual facts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_total_health_expenditure_per_capita

Look a the bar chart of "Total health expenditure per capita in US dollars"

This one is actually mind boggling. People in the US actually pay more in taxes towards their health care than people in the UK, then have to pay insurance on TOP.  It is absolutely insane how corrupt health care has become in the US.

Also national insurance is mainly for State Pensions and Benefits. 80-90% NHS funding comes from general taxation https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/nhs-in-a-nutshell/how-nhs-funded. And also not 12% and someone on 50000 would pay 4851 but now we are getting into the weeds on a post that has no foundation (for the other reasons stated)

You are right Justanotherphotographer, this person Tenebroso is out there on the far side of reality, he obviously represents part of the warped American thinking were they don't believe in facts.


 

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