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m@m

« on: April 02, 2009, 14:29 »
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Something seems to be going on at SX, for the first time in a year I've got 6 of 6 photos rejected by them, this for me is really out of the ordinary, I don't  have a huge portfolio with them only about 170+ photos, but up to this moment minimum rejections, is this going to be a new trend for the site? FOOLISH REJECTIONS!!!...since the only reason for the rejections they give is "we have too many of that subject", mind you, some of the pictures where of a Purple Gallinule, a native bird of the Florida's Everglades, please, how many of those has anyone seen on a picture there?...if they're going to start with foolish rejections they should also consider that most of the commissions they're paying to contributors lately are 0.30 subscriptions, so to contribute to a site that rejects for no obvious reasons and pay 0.30 for full size pictures, I'm the one beginning to feel like a fool uploading there anymore.


« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 14:47 »
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There are 4 pictures of this bird that have been on the StockXpert for several years and never sold. IS's top selling image of this creature has sold twice in two years. Are these rejections so foolish that you would consider boycotting the site? It's not nice receiving rejections and reviewers don't always get it right, but unless your images are of a high technical content and strong images, I believe you may find it difficult getting them accepted.

m@m

« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 15:49 »
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Thanks, stu99 for the update on pictures of the Purple Gallinule, and the lack of sales of such photos on SX and IS, but those where only 2 pictures out of the 6, the other four where already accepted at 123 and CanStockPhoto + a couple of other smaller agencies with no problem, it just seem very weird that they where all rejected...I guess I'll upload a few more and wait and see what develops, before I make a final decission about SX.

Best regards.

« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 16:13 »
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There are 4 pictures of this bird that have been on the StockXpert for several years and never sold. IS's top selling image of this creature has sold twice in two years. Are these rejections so foolish that you would consider boycotting the site? It's not nice receiving rejections and reviewers don't always get it right, but unless your images are of a high technical content and strong images, I believe you may find it difficult getting them accepted.

It is of course entirely possible that the existing photos don't sell because apart from being an obscure subject, they also aren't exactly the most amazing photos.

Having said that, I think a single set of rejections shouldn't be a reason to pull the plug just yet.

« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 16:18 »
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Apart from those "we are not looking for this type of image", I find StockXpert rejections generally very reasonable.  If they are technically good images, maybe you should write support?

Regards,
Adelaide

m@m

« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 16:38 »
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Adelaide, I did, and I'm waiting to hear from them...

m@m

« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 08:23 »
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There are 4 pictures of this bird that have been on the StockXpert for several years and never sold. IS's top selling image of this creature has sold twice in two years. Are these rejections so foolish that you would consider boycotting the site? It's not nice receiving rejections and reviewers don't always get it right, but unless your images are of a high technical content and strong images, I believe you may find it difficult getting them accepted.
FYI: Checked this morning and the 2 pictures of the Purple Gallinule where accepted in 2 sites + 3 of the other ones rejected by SX...

Best regards.

batman

« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 08:29 »
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Ever since Getty took StockXpert things seem to go downhill. I think the regular reviewers were replaced. Review reasons, review time, started to be similar to one godly Big6 site.   ;)    (knock knock another nail to the coffin of a once excellent site, pity).

RacePhoto

« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 10:54 »
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Dreamstime. Looks like one person uploaded most of them, taken on the same day at the same place.   http://tinyurl.com/c37tlp

StockXpert - all four images, http://www.stockxpert.com/browse_image/search/text/Purple%20Gallinule

BS - Hey look same pictures. http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search.php?photo_name=Purple+Gallinule&x=18&y=11

FT - 27 and some nice different pictures, http://tinyurl.com/cpl53v

I'd think that StockXpert would like to have your images for some variety and offer customers more choices.

m@m

« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 11:42 »
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You would think so!... ;)
Thanks.

batman

« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 12:19 »
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Dreamstime. Looks like one person uploaded most of them, taken on the same day at the same place.   http://tinyurl.com/c37tlp

StockXpert - all four images, http://www.stockxpert.com/browse_image/search/text/Purple%20Gallinule

BS - Hey look same pictures. http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search.php?photo_name=Purple+Gallinule&x=18&y=11

FT - 27 and some nice different pictures, http://tinyurl.com/cpl53v

I'd think that StockXpert would like to have your images for some variety and offer customers more choices.



if these are your images, you already have 9 dls with that set to start at DT.
why do you worry about StockXpert?

m@m

« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2009, 21:46 »
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Tonight 3 of 3 more stupid rejections from StockXpert...is anyone else having this problem with them?, or is this something personal...well it is time for me to leave them behind for a while!!!...pity once a great site, turning into this piece of crap.

And BTW I'm still waiting for an answer from support about my first rejections.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2009, 23:10 by m@m »

batman

« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 22:56 »
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Tonight 3 more stupid rejections from SX...is anyone else having this problem with them?, or is this something personal...well it is time for me to leave them behind for a while!!!...pity once a great site, turning into this piece of crap.
And BTW I'm still waiting for an answer from support about my first rejections.

No m@m, not just only you. A few people have already grumbled about their mass rejections lately .Atilla must be working for StockXpert nowadays   8)

m@m

« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 23:06 »
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Thanks for the info batman... ;D

« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 23:08 »
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Same thing here. Until about a week ago, they accepted almost 100% of what I uploaded. The last week, they've rejected 19 out of 20. The one they accepted was one of four similars, and they didn't even pick the best one   ???

Seems like the reviews are finally going the same way as sales at StockXpert. I'm amazed how they've been able to ruin what used to be a very well run agency less than a year ago. Incompetence at the highest level, but I'm sure the management will be rewarded with some mega size bonuses before they are thrown out   :D

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2009, 02:23 »
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Every site I use has the occasional bad review, that doesn't mean the site is falling to pieces.  Most people don't come here and say all my images were accepted and sales are great.

By the way, they just accepted all of my last batch and I had a big BME there last month :)

« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2009, 14:30 »
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for the first time i had 10/10 rejected at stockxpert, even at shutterstock 7 of those 10 were accepted. Normally it was the other way around.
I think i have to try harder in the future!

« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2009, 14:58 »
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.since the only reason for the rejections they give is "we have too many of that subject", mind you, some of the pictures where of a Purple Gallinule, a native bird of the Florida's Everglades,

Did you try a a Purple Gallinule, cheering with a headset, making a business wingshake with a Crested Caracara:P  ;D

m@m

« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2009, 15:44 »
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Yes I did Flemish, but they still rejected it...they said that they had enough of those too... :P  ;D

« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2009, 15:51 »
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Well, the joke was a way to say that rare birds,rare nature etc... are probably not microstockworthy since it's hard to imagine how they could endorse a product. You probably need to upload it to specialized sites. But of course, the rejection reason "too many" is funny. They should have said LCV in microstock.

m@m

« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2009, 16:06 »
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You'll be surprise about that, just on DT a similar photo was DL 9 times, and on some other big sites as well...look you just never know what photo may be  needed in the design world, thats what I do for a living, so trust me I know...

BTW, I got this today from StockXpert support:

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,

lisafx

« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 16:13 »
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This seems like it is something that should be e-mailed or at least sitemailed to all contributors, rather than just in response to one person's support query.

A new submission policy affects everyone. 

« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 16:27 »
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I don't understand the "abundance" thing, unless it is very, very overabundant.  Newer images tend to be taken in newer equipment, with better quality and larger sizes (not as a rule, but we have all improven these years, haven't we?).  New images give the site a fresh portfolio - new approaches, new faces. 

It would make more sense to limit the number of images in the same series.  Not rarely we see 10 or more images with the same setup and very small differences.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2009, 16:37 »
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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

batman

« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2009, 17:21 »
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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 !   ::)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 17:23 by batman »


 

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