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« on: June 17, 2009, 01:30 »
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With this recent news about screwing over StocXpert out of photos.com and Jupiter (I know the whole name and can't think of it lol), are you still going to upload there?  I know some were opted out.

I'm on the fence because it feels like a slow slide to them simply closing it.  At the same time, they could surprise me.  I'm still digesting all this.  No wonder my sales have tanked there.  They were really good while they lasted too.


« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 01:45 »
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I am still getting good sales there, and while the sales last I will carry on uploading, although they are further down my priority list.

« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 02:08 »
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I'll restart uploading when the no views bug is fixed.

Patrick H.

« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 02:12 »
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StockXpert is on hold for a while now, since I did not see new images getting sold. And Getty meddling with StockXpert does not exactly encourages me to upload more.

« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 03:04 »
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I stopped since they rejected most of the last pictures I submitted, waiting for the next payout to cash out...hopefully.....

Milinz

« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 03:30 »
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Well... No new uploads there for now...

« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 03:57 »
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I won't upload any there this summer until we find out whether the site will continue or not. 

« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 05:11 »
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I'm still uploading, mostly because it's so easy.

Squat

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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 07:26 »
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On the thread I started a long long time ago, I mentioned that I had a good change in StockXpert's review time ie. back to the same day approval. This is good news for me, as it is what I was getting from StockXpert from the time I joined till about 6 months ago.
Some of you say it's only because no one is uploading; which could be  bad news. depending on how you feel about StockXpert.
In my case, since the reviewers have shown an interest in my new images once again, I will get more new images ready for StockXpert, and as soon as I see my sales getting back to normal I will upload these new images.
I like to try to treat StockXpert like many of you here treat SS, in other word: I will feed the beast every time the beast works for me.

I am still confident for StockXpert to get back to normal and behave like the old StockXpert, the StockXpert we all used to like so much to contribute.

But, will I move my stuff to IS? No. I like StockXpert .
« Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 07:29 by tan510jomast »

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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 07:33 »
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But, will I move my stuff to IS? No. I like StockXpert .

You don't like IS?

« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 07:42 »
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You don't like IS?

Everybody likes IS. The problem is that IS doesn't like everybody  :P

Squat

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 07:51 »
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You don't like IS?

Everybody likes IS. The problem is that IS doesn't like everybody  :P

lol well said FlemishDreams.
puravida, to make an analogy:  when I date, I date sincere women, I don't like women who play mind games with me ;)

gbcimages

« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 08:34 »
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I still upload to them,I'll continue until whatever happens. I won't try to get in IS.

« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 08:58 »
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I had stopped but I think I might start back up again. Almost all of my recent sales have been from StockXpert and at least for me, it looks like the view problem has been fixed. I'm starting to see views on my newer images although all my sales are still on my older ones.

« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 09:08 »
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when I date, I date sincere women

Those are like Snow White, Santa Claus and honest lawyers. They don't exist.  ;D

gbcimages

« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2009, 09:34 »
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when I date, I date sincere women

Those are like Snow White, Santa Claus and honest lawyers. They don't exist.  ;D

That's a good one! :)

helix7

« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2009, 10:27 »
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Had my BDE this month at StockXpert in 2 years. So yeah, still uploading...



« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2009, 10:51 »
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I am continue to upload there. The sale are still good, and it is easy to submit images there. Who knows what will happen in the future there? As long as this is not clear and I have sale, I will not change anything.

« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2009, 11:24 »
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I contacted StockXpert's support asking them about the future of the site as well as the commissions accumulated there, and this is what I got back:

"We have not been told that there is no plan to shut StockXpert down in the short term so you will continue to get earnings from StockXpert. In the event of it closing, you will be informed at that time and more info will be available.

Until then it is business as usual and there is no need for you to worry."

So based on that and a couple of subscription sales today, I will stay uploading to StockXpert until further notice (or at least for 90 more days).  ;)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 11:34 by [email protected] »

« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2009, 11:53 »
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... except that "as usual" means no views on new images. 

« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2009, 12:03 »
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I am still getting good sales on StockXpert from my old photos - but no view no sales from the recent ones. So I am not uploading for the last few weeks but I am ready to resume if the things will change.

« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2009, 12:04 »
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In my case, I've notice that new pictures start to get some views after a couple of weeks of uploading...but in the other hand, everything changes there very fast, you just never know, so, views today none tomorrow...very unpredictable.

« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2009, 12:25 »
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"We have not been told that there is no plan to shut StockXpert down in the short term so you will continue to get earnings from StockXpert. In the event of it closing, you will be informed at that time and more info will be available.

Until then it is business as usual and there is no need for you to worry."


Play on words so they don't have to lie? 

WarrenPrice

« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2009, 12:36 »
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Uploaded a few images this morning.  I have nothing at iStock and have no plans to join.  Uploading images to StockXpert that are NOT on IS seems like a way to defy the inevitable.  Or, maybe I'm a little naive?

Squat

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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2009, 12:46 »
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"We have not been told that there is no plan to shut StockXpert down in the short term so you will continue to get earnings from StockXpert. In the event of it closing, you will be informed at that time and more info will be available.

Until then it is business as usual and there is no need for you to worry."


Play on words so they don't have to lie? 

Not a very positive message. Every sentence uses the negative form (NOT been told, NO plan)(NO need).


Uploaded a few images this morning.  I have nothing at iStock and have no plans to join.  Uploading images to StockXpert that are NOT on IS seems like a way to defy the inevitable.  Or, maybe I'm a little naive?


And what IS the INEVITABLE?


 

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