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tan510jomast

« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2009, 17:28 »
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17/18 rejected, our images usually go straight up for us, too.

We locked out subs and affiliates.  They are the next that I'll pull our port from, I'm sure.  Especially if they make opt-in mandatory.  The mere fact that they had so many issues reporting affiliate sales so many times made them real unstable for us.

Well, at least they took one :P

they took one, wow !  ;D
what say we all tell the now Getty owned StockXpert that we too have "enough of this subject", so we don't need them either?  8)

what a way to kill a once excellent site. The new anal StockXpert reviewers need an enema !   ::)

lol batman , surprise to see you ripping off The Joker's punchline !!!

seriously, there is definitely a change for the worst. My images just sit there in stasis waiting for review. Usually the post-Getty StockXpert reviewers would review my images within hours, not weeks.
I guess this is a nice way of saying , "bugger off, chum !"

but at least we still getting sales with our old stuff. 30 cents here , 30 cents there...
another 100 and i will just earn enough for another case of Guinness ;D


donding

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« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 17:43 »
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Mine are just flapping in the wind also...they use to be pretty quick...I'm just thankful I got as many uploaded there as I did before they got so picky...I just joined in the last two weeks and have already been having sales so I hate to see them end up like you know who...:)

« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2009, 18:17 »
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Well, I seem to be doing alright with them. Steady sales, nothing rejected, and quick reviews of 1 to 2 days. Can't say I've noticed any change in the site lately. Keeping my fingers crossed!

« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2009, 20:16 »
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They just approved all the photos that I uploaded yesterday. Same kind of subject as the ones they rejected the day before, same shooting, same lighting, same everything. Oh well  ::)

« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2009, 07:29 »
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We are changing our reviewing process in order to meet different market segment demands. From now on we will have a stricter approach to various subject matters and only the best will be approved. The main reasons are that we have an abundance of the same subjects (more or less) so this will encourage our contributors to concentrate on the type of images that our clients are looking for. This will potentially help with your sales as well as image views and in the long run help with review times.

 

Thank you for your understanding,


This sounds frightening. I hope they will change their mind... Clearly they are changing everything because of the stupid getty-thing. Nevertheless I had 100% images accepted yesterday. (and they were exactly the same subjects as usual) So it might not be so bad.

batman

« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2009, 09:37 »
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rofl epixx peep
 So the solution to all this rejections is to resubmit .
Or according to new Gettysburg battle , oops sorry, i mean Getty announcement,
 pull out all the old rejects from your year's StockXpert submissions  and resubmit them now. For sure, those are the images StockXpert does NOT  have an ABUNDANCE of...
 ;D   
buf Getty dudes, you should have thrown us this curve ball  announcement a little sooner , ie. April 1  8)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 09:42 by batman »

tan510jomast

« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2009, 09:45 »
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They just approved all the photos that I uploaded yesterday. Same kind of subject as the ones they rejected the day before, same shooting, same lighting, same everything. Oh well  ::)

 ::)

« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2009, 16:51 »
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Well I think I win... just had a batch of 50/50 rejected - I'm in the process of uploading my whole portfolio - thought I may as well seeing as I had a bit of spare time.

Reason given is identical for all images: "general image quality is not acceptable". Funny thing is that most of these are on FT, IS, DT and SS.

I'm also getting some "no keywords" rejections - mainly because I still haven't quite worked out the upload system and hadn't got around to fixing some batches before the review went through. Does anyone know if there is an easy way of re-submitting without sending emails to support? 

tan510jomast

« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2009, 17:21 »
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I'm also getting some "no keywords" rejections - mainly because I still haven't quite worked out the upload system and hadn't got around to fixing some batches before the review went through. Does anyone know if there is an easy way of re-submitting without sending emails to support? 

for single resubmit
if i can recall,the same way as you would replace an image...
 it's EDIT ...
then do the correction, 
and SUBMIT
this will put your image back into waiting status

for batch, i don't know ;D
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 17:23 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2009, 00:29 »
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I read a post by SteveO a few months back either here or on the StockXpert forums saying to contact support and ask for  the images to be re-instated.   I don't know why they continue to do this as it's obvious that the uploader hasn't finished his job yet.   They should just leave them a few days and then come back to them later.



I'm also getting some "no keywords" rejections - mainly because I still haven't quite worked out the upload system and hadn't got around to fixing some batches before the review went through. Does anyone know if there is an easy way of re-submitting without sending emails to support? 

« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2009, 05:19 »
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I read a post by SteveO a few months back either here or on the StockXpert forums saying to contact support and ask for  the images to be re-instated.   I don't know why they continue to do this as it's obvious that the uploader hasn't finished his job yet.   They should just leave them a few days and then come back to them later.



I'm also getting some "no keywords" rejections - mainly because I still haven't quite worked out the upload system and hadn't got around to fixing some batches before the review went through. Does anyone know if there is an easy way of re-submitting without sending emails to support? 

It has been stated in the StockXpert forums that after submitting, images are given 3 days to have keywords added, and 1 day for model releases. I would post a note in the forums and ask for your images to be re-reviewed and also send a note to support.

« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2009, 12:31 »
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Quote
We are changing our reviewing process in order to meet different market segment demands. From now on we will have a stricter approach to various subject matters and only the best will be approved. The main reasons are that we have an abundance of the same subjects (more or less) so this will encourage our contributors to concentrate on the type of images that our clients are looking for. This will potentially help with your sales as well as image views and in the long run help with review times.

<soapbox on>
This is what gets me -- clearly they have a list of what they want and what they don't.  Why not give us that list?  Why not tell us directly instead of using the rejection process and keeping us guessing and wasting both of our times?
<soapbox off>

I have only uploaded one small batch this month and all five are still "pending" (for over a week now -- unusual for them).  Was going to contact support about that, but if they're in a rejecting mood, maybe I'm better off leaving them in the que for a while longer  LOL

« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2009, 13:42 »
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All they want now is whatever they think they can sell this week.   

It's going to get crazier, and crazier, and then there's going to be a big shakeout in this business.  The big boys will sit back and tell themselves they've won.  But, they haven't quite been able to destroy the internet itself, and sooner or later another way for small players to market their images will emerge. 

« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 14:32 by stockastic »

m@m

« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2009, 16:55 »
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I think some are already in the works, is just an uphill battle for them at this moment, but give them a little time and a little help...then the big boys will be singing another tune as they fall down from grace.  ;D

« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2009, 17:22 »
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I have only uploaded one small batch this month and all five are still "pending" (for over a week now -- unusual for them).  Was going to contact support about that, but if they're in a rejecting mood, maybe I'm better off leaving them in the que for a while longer  LOL

I also have a few images pending for more than a week.  I wrote to support yesterday. Today I just got a message "be patient" :)

In the same time I know that some people had their images from today approved already. Just unusual for them to take this long....

Update: 5 minutes later, they got all approved. :)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2009, 17:37 by goldenangel »

batman

« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2009, 20:41 »
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I have only uploaded one small batch this month and all five are still "pending" (for over a week now -- unusual for them).  Was going to contact support about that, but if they're in a rejecting mood, maybe I'm better off leaving them in the que for a while longer  LOL

I also have a few images pending for more than a week.  I wrote to support yesterday. Today I just got a message "be patient" :)

In the same time I know that some people had their images from today approved already. Just unusual for them to take this long....

Update: 5 minutes later, they got all approved. :)

That sounds optimistic, really ! I hope StockXpert is alive and well again, because it's a good site.
I pull out all my images in queque that was growing mouldy  ;D
but now that you mentioned it, I hope things will be back to normal for all of us.

The sales are still healthy, though. All subs, but still sales.  But I sure like to be able to submit more new images as I have a backlog here waiting for StockXpert to wake up.

tan510jomast

« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2009, 20:50 »
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That sounds optimistic, really ! I hope StockXpert is alive and well again, because it's a good site.
I pull out all my images in queque that was growing mouldy  ;D
but now that you mentioned it, I hope things will be back to normal for all of us.

The sales are still healthy, though. All subs, but still sales.  But I sure like to be able to submit more new images as I have a backlog here waiting for StockXpert to wake up.


same here bat, sales just this week came to almost what i made last month. so it sure looks good, even if they're only subs.

(edited for brevity)
I have only uploaded one small batch this month and all five are still "pending" (for over a week now -- unusual for them).  Was going to contact support about that, but if they're in a rejecting mood, maybe I'm better off leaving them in the que for a while longer  LOL

 youre not the only one. if they are in a rejecting mood, i too am going to roost on my new images. or just go elsewhere. but i agree with bat, sure hope StockXpert don't die a horrible death. it was a good site for me for the last half year in 2008.

m@m

« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2009, 22:14 »
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batman, I sure hope they wake up soon, cause it looks like they're missing out on allot of uploads from everybody...want to go half and get them an alarm clock for Easter!  ;D

« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2009, 08:28 »
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All of my pending files have been approved. 

batman

« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2009, 17:40 »
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batman, I sure hope they wake up soon, cause it looks like they're missing out on allot of uploads from everybody...want to go half and get them an alarm clock for Easter!  ;D

EDITED FOR A MORE GENERAL COMMENT.

hey m@m ,  alarm clock costs money. something like 10 subs sales,lol.
 on Easter sunday when we all wake up early to go hunt for easter eggs with the kids, let's all hope StockXpert wakes up too  ;D   .
HAPPY EASTER ...happy hot cross buns StockXpert approvals . 
« Last Edit: April 10, 2009, 09:31 by batman »

m@m

« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2009, 18:15 »
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HAPPY EASTER to you and your family as well batman.  ;D

m@m

« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2009, 11:55 »
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This is funny, images accepted by IS, DT, CanStockPhoto, 123 where rejected bt StockXpert, is this a joke or what?

« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2009, 01:55 »
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WOHOOO! ;D I'm in da club! My small batch is rejected because they are not interested in that subject matter :D
I think that's it! I reached my maximum at StockXpert. I don't think I will manage to add some new images.

batman

« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2009, 09:08 »
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WOHOOO! ;D I'm in da club! My small batch is rejected because they are not interested in that subject matter :D
I think that's it! I reached my maximum at StockXpert. I don't think I will manage to add some new images.
This is funny, images accepted by IS, DT, CanStockPhoto, 123 where rejected bt StockXpert, is this a joke or what?

that's too bad whitechild, you've been having a bad time lately...

m@m, maybe they hired Atilla  ;)

KB

« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2009, 17:08 »
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WOHOOO! ;D I'm in da club! My small batch is rejected because they are not interested in that subject matter :D
Me, too, me, too!  :D  :D

This is the first time I've UL'd to StockXpert in a while, and about 50% of my images were rejected because "we're not interested in this subject matter".

This is new to me. I'm used to getting 100% acceptance from them. Very disappointing.


 

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