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« on: February 25, 2016, 19:17 »
This post is addressed to the initial users of the old system we had created to network sites and sell direct.

Soon I will be putting out a beta for it's replacement, 6 months in the making. While there were many users, this call goes out to those I had been more closely associated within it's development, its testing, etc. The announcement also extends to those who grew "attached" to it, have been enjoying sales through it, etc. This does not apply to those who have very understandably moved on, or to those using the hybridized version which was repurposed for other agendas (not my product).

I will not putting out the initial release here in MSG, though I would have liked to do so, but rather I will be dealing personally with those who maintain interest and have found the concept useful.

It is prudent not to go into great detail at this time, but here are some things you can expect:

  • No more wordpress dependency.
  • No more complex website administration.
  • Cleaner, faster, simpler.
  • Future-oriented.
I could expound, but I think these four things really emphasize what I have striven for.

Unlike my previous endeavour which was indiscriminately crowd-sourced, this will start mostly as a private endeavour between myself and those mentioned above.

You may contact me via my website ( or via facebook.

« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 19:27 by Leo »

« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 19:42 »
Welcome back Leo.

Wishing you success.



« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 20:12 »
Welcome back Leo.

Wishing you success.
Thank you! I'm actually hoping for the success those who use it, as was the original intention.

Understandably not everyone will do the same sales, or have even the same goals. The intention with this final thing is to at least save people much time and simplify much of their day's work in Microstock, which in itself lends to a form of profit. To avoid confusion or misplaced hopes (which causes unrest), I wish to keep all concepts and expectations as simple as possible.

Needless to say, we've discovered how not to invent the lightbulb! But the lightbulb is still a good idea.  Lots of users were overwhelmed and had a lot of varying hopes. I want this project to be a cup of tea or a cup of coffee, whichever you prefer.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2016, 20:19 by Leo »

Symbiostock Broken

« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 03:22 »
FTP is broken on my site, cant find directory folders



« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 03:34 »
FTP is broken on my site, cant find directory folders
One fine day these things will be a memory. But for ol' time's sake, go ahead and send me an email and we'll fix it.

Nice nickname, by the way! You should keep it.

« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 06:45 »
Hey Leo

I tried sending you an email regarding this via your clipart site, but i dont know if it went through?



« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 18:44 »
leo [at]



« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 22:55 »
FTP is broken on my site, cant find directory folders

I never got response via  email or here on this issue.

The replacement is well along, so I'm going to suggest just holding out a bit longer. When you see what is coming you will find great relief in deleting your php site. Its 2016 - while we don't have flying cars yet (this was an epic disappointment for me since year 2000) I am well along a system ready for the future.

As a general update to everyone else of the legacy user group who hasn't seen this yet - I am giving updates via facebook. If you are comfortable signing a nondisclosure you can see previews of what is coming.



« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 03:33 »
Just so there's no confusion: Symbiostock in its new incarnation is not a 'hybridized'

Profound choice of words.



« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 03:42 »
Would you mind introducing the rest of the team since you mention them often?

Also, more explanation on the SIF (Stock Inclusion Fee) would be welcome by many, as some have discovered this and are understandably concerned, since no agency has yet attempted to charge users for image inclusion while yet unmarketed except for twitter and blogging activity imposed upon its users.

It might be wise to post that in your own thread simply because this one is dedicated to the continuance of the original ideas that were inspired by events in 2013, hence its original professional collaboration.

On the original note, the beta has gone well and the new software seems to run very well on Windows and Linux. I have yet to compile  the Mac version, but speed stability has not proven to be an issue.

I will post updates as things progress.

« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 04:06 by Leo »

« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2016, 19:18 »
What's the status of the new site?



« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2016, 00:10 »
I only check MSG once in a very great while and yesterday/today my instincts told me to tune in. And here you are!

It's not a site, but rather a personal store interface I was working on. It runs on your computer instead of a website back-end. It came out great and was done a long time ago. I use it for my own site. I will include some screenshots below.

In short, things are changing. This is especially true of technology and will no doubt continue to be true until someone pushes the golden nuclear reset button which brings us back to the stone age. Hence I created a solution that was a little more generic in nature, being concerned with downloads of every sort (not only images or videos). The downloadable age will probably soon see a new level of demand as 3d printing becomes more of a thing. I had mentioned this in other posts in the past.

Yet another difference is the changing of the internet itself (with the beautiful new IoT emerging, which will  probably birth skynet!) and on top of that programming languages are evolving as well. Needless to say I've had a lot to think about and a lot to do.

So my first solution was simple: A desktop interface that runs your site remotely, removing the burden of web design altogether. It works great for me. See my website: and the screenshots below.

The software also uploads to your agencies as well, and has a few browsers built in which will allow you to interface with the connected community -- hence bringing the entire workflow together.

Thats it for the fun stuff. Now to address the big ugly elephant in the room:

I never released it because of past experiences, besides the uncertainty of this particular business. No point in creating the perfect solution to the wrong problem.

So I'll leave it at this:

If at least 250 people (of this industry, not 500 random amatures from the 'net) say they want this, then I will release it. If not, I have bigger fish to fry. One thing you can count on with me is I'm not overly concerned with political correctness or glossing over cheap knock-offs for a quick cash grab. To put it succinctly, it will have to be worth it for me.

Screenshots below.

Image explorer (not unlike Adobe Bridge)

Image search:

Meta data:

Previews/sales info:


Site monitor/viewer:


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