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Next in Symbiostock Development - Choose 3

More Network Features / Control
Integrate Main Site to Track Network Stats
Central Search on Main Site
Extended License Options
Amazon Hosting of Files
Improve Search
More Image Processing Features/Refinement
Page Templates and Layout Options
More Payment Options
Symbiostock Specific Widgets, Slideshows, and Gallery Stuff
Download Expiration or Limit
Translation and Multi-language Features
Mass-Purchase / Collections (Like on www.ClipArtIllustration.com)

Author Topic: Set Priority Levels for Future Development  (Read 15602 times)

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Leo Blanchette

« on: April 02, 2013, 04:16 »
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Symbiostock is going to coast for a while while the community gets comfortable and invents itself. After a few weeks it will be time to start moving things forward again. Please see the pole above: What would you like to see happen first?

Need a feature / idea added to the pole? Let me know.


« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 04:28 »
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More options for layout would be nice, still struggling with that.

I wonder also as I have and probably others have Right managed images if if it was possible to put them on the site then have a form where the customers fill out what he need the picture  for (front page, inside, duration, country) so he can have a quote directly. If course all parameters have to entered by the photographer first?

L

« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 04:55 »
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More options for layout would be nice, still struggling with that.

I wonder also as I have and probably others have Right managed images if if it was possible to put them on the site then have a form where the customers fill out what he need the picture  for (front page, inside, duration, country) so he can have a quote directly. If course all parameters have to entered by the photographer first?

L


You might be able to incorporate this http://www.stockartistsalliance.org/pluspacks/index.htm

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I would like to see extended licence option but am not going to vote until I have been up and running for a while to see what I would like :)

« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 05:07 »
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Oh very nice:) thanks for the link

« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 08:58 »
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I think purchased items should not be available for download forever..

downloads must expire after a certain number of hits or days..

« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 09:10 »
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I think purchased items should not be available for download forever..

downloads must expire after a certain number of hits or days..

Seconded :  2 hits 24 hours ?

« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 09:15 »
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I think purchased items should not be available for download forever..

downloads must expire after a certain number of hits or days..

Seconded :  2 hits 24 hours ?

I think more like 5 hits / 7 days is good.. after 7 days it expires anyway, even if only 1 hit is used..

so it should be 5 hits and 7 days.. whichever expires first should be in effect.. if the customers click on the download link 5 times in the first day, it expires as soon as the hits are used..
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 09:18 by cidepix »

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 09:17 »
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Seconded :  2 hits 24 hours ?

I've been thinking about this request - maybe I am missing something. As the system currently works, once you have an account on my site and you make a purchase, the file moves into your "download area" of your account. There you can download it to your hard drive and use it (for ever at no additional cost). Back on the site, the same image is still available. What is the damage or loss if it stays there indefinitely? I can see some logic for the buyer being able to delete or hide the image once they have downloaded it, especially if they buy a lot of images and the screen gets cluttered, but what is the focus on making this disappear after a few click?

It is in a password protected area of the site visible only to the buyer - if they wanted to share the file with their friends, they already have it and can easily do that without detection.

Steve

« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 09:24 »
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Seconded :  2 hits 24 hours ?

I've been thinking about this request - maybe I am missing something. As the system currently works, once you have an account on my site and you make a purchase, the file moves into your "download area" of your account. There you can download it to your hard drive and use it (for ever at no additional cost). Back on the site, the same image is still available. What is the damage or loss if it stays there indefinitely? I can see some logic for the buyer being able to delete or hide the image once they have downloaded it, especially if they buy a lot of images and the screen gets cluttered, but what is the focus on making this disappear after a few click?

It is in a password protected area of the site visible only to the buyer - if they wanted to share the file with their friends, they already have it and can easily do that without detection.

Steve

- it's easier to share the password then setting up links..
- how are we going to detect it? currently we can't see how many hits a download got, or which file sold, or total sales..

that reminded me of another must have feature: "a stats page"

steheap

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 09:32 »
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I don't know. I think the present approach is customer friendly - they lose their download, but they can still get it from my site. Engages them more, and doesn't make them feel like I don't trust them.

Steve

« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 10:10 »
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I don't know. I think the present approach is customer friendly - they lose their download, but they can still get it from my site. Engages them more, and doesn't make them feel like I don't trust them.

Steve

this feature can be optional.. it can be turned "on" and "off".. so If you like you can offer the download forever..

and whoever don't like that idea, may choose an expiration limit for their files..

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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 01:04 »
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Hey leo, would it be too much trouble in the next testing release or two to include 2 page templates - 1. Fullwidth Page, 2. Page with sidebar.

These would just really help us layout our sites a bit better. Not sure if thats much work? (I didn't think it was, but what do I know!?)

« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 01:22 »
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For not native speakers would be great to have that all greetings and  welcome emails filled with default text :)

I have some images i plan to sell as editorial, so i'd like to have checkbox "editorial image" in edit page and some kind of info for user, maybe somewhere near price box.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2013, 01:36 by ajt »

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2013, 01:36 »
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For not native speakers would be great to have that all greetings and  welcome emails filled with default text :)

I have some images i plan to sell as editorial, so i'd like to have checkbox "editorial image" in edit page and some kind of info for user, maybe somewhere near price box.
That would be awesome. I hope eventually translation could be worked in. BTW as people mention these things I'm adding them. Feel free to change your choices.

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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2013, 01:42 »
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another suggestion...

In the admin section, how about an option of appending certain text to every image slug. For instance, some might want to add "stock-photo" to every image, without having to type it in manually. So we could have a text box to enter what we want into, and then it appends that data to every image upon upload/process?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2013, 01:47 »
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another suggestion...

In the admin section, how about an option of appending certain text to every image slug. For instance, some might want to add "stock-photo" to every image, without having to type it in manually. So we could have a text box to enter what we want into, and then it appends that data to every image upon upload/process?

There are different ways you might do this -

You mean the actual file name? Thats 20 minutes of work for me.

Or appending something to the title? Another 10 minutes :D.

Or the slug in the URL? Also possible.

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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2013, 01:57 »
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another suggestion...

In the admin section, how about an option of appending certain text to every image slug. For instance, some might want to add "stock-photo" to every image, without having to type it in manually. So we could have a text box to enter what we want into, and then it appends that data to every image upon upload/process?

There are different ways you might do this -

You mean the actual file name? Thats 20 minutes of work for me.

Or appending something to the title? Another 10 minutes :D.

Or the slug in the URL? Also possible.

I'm just trying to think of SEO benefits. Having "Stock Photo" at the end might be helpful, as do most of the agencies.

So I guess it would need to be added to the Title AND the slug in the URL. The actual file name shouldn't matter I wouldn't think.

What are your thoughts? Worth it?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 02:00 »
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Its such a small implementation its not really worth putting up on the pole there - I could probably do it right after I'm done setting up my own network site tonight. I'll make it an option in the settings.

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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 02:07 »
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wow, brilliant! Thanks Leo!

Any thoughts on the two page templates I mentioned above? Nothing fancy, just a full width one and one that includes the sidebar?

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2013, 02:13 »
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Easy. I'll make them tonight.

BTW - I just remembered a HUGE tip I need to post...can't believe I forgot...

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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2013, 02:19 »
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Fantastic, thanks heaps Leo. :)

Can't wait for this HUGE TIP...!

« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2013, 06:57 »
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We should be able to remove votes and re-vote I think..

I would have voted for download expiration.. so would many other people I believe..

It's not that low in priority level..

« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 10:47 »
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For not native speakers would be great to have that all greetings and  welcome emails filled with default text :)

I have some images i plan to sell as editorial, so i'd like to have checkbox "editorial image" in edit page and some kind of info for user, maybe somewhere near price box.


some other areas for customizing:

Customer Licence and File Management Area  -->> shopping cart

paypal button "get licences" -->> buy now
(get rid of british version of English!)

I'm thinking of this site as having a broader customer base - people who aren't designers and don't have files to manage, so would like to keep the vocabulary more similar to other retail sites

« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2013, 11:03 »
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Its such a small implementation its not really worth putting up on the pole there - I could probably do it right after I'm done setting up my own network site tonight. I'll make it an option in the settings.

Is there an option in the settings to add stock-photo at the end of every file name?

Yesterday, before I uploaded my photos, I renamed them with stock-photo at the end. But after they were uploaded, the stock-photo got dropped off and the permalink does not show it.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 11:08 by cclapper »

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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 12:05 »
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Its such a small implementation its not really worth putting up on the pole there - I could probably do it right after I'm done setting up my own network site tonight. I'll make it an option in the settings.

Is there an option in the settings to add stock-photo at the end of every file name?

Yesterday, before I uploaded my photos, I renamed them with stock-photo at the end. But after they were uploaded, the stock-photo got dropped off and the permalink does not show it.
author options. Will change title and attributes. Not. Permalink.

« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013, 09:47 »
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since I am done now with setting up my site http://www.franky242.net/shop for public access (thanks a million again to Leo for support regarding the categories and memory issues!), the only open item is optimization of the (child) template for access through smaller screens (iPad for example).

Additionally I want to share with you some items I discovered as potential additions for the near future together with priorities I would see:

Images functionality:
   Prio 1: Editorial Images: Since I have a lot of editorial images in my portfolio, this is my highest priority: We should be able to tag images as editorial, a red warning (customizable red text editorial use only) should be displayed in the image description, editorial images should also be labelled in the users download section and on the receipt the user receives. Additionally a label (red E?) for images on the category and search overviews would be great.
   Prio 1: Randomize Image Order in Category view: Each time you open a category, its contents are displayed in the same order (latest addition first, I guess) might be a bit boring for returning visitors. Randomizing the order for every call might be a welcome change?
   Prio 2: Display of related images on an image detail page to be honest, I have no idea yet how this might function since the user wouldd need to define images related with each other first?
   Prio 2: Amount of images displayed in category view: Let the user select, how many images he wants to see in one go since 32 might be a bit too few for larger collections.
   Prio 3: User can change sort order (downloads, latest uploads, views) in a later release it might be an idea to let the user sort his findings on the overview pages.

Other functionality:
   Prio 1: Image Statistics List per image its views and sales to give us an idea about popularity
   Prio 2: Most searched keywords - compared to most used keywords  that give an indication of the contributors perspective, a gadget showing most searched keywords from the users perspective might be nice.
   Prio 3: Vouchers users should be able to enter a voucher code upon checkout in order to retrieve a discount. This would serve two purposes: a.) a fixed discount for returning high volume buyers and b.) the abilitity for promos, for example on Facebook enter code xyz for a 20% discount.

What do you think , do you have the same needs? Please feel free to comment!

Symbiostock is a great development and I am eager to use new functionality in the future...

« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2013, 10:17 »
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I also like the idea of having similar/related images displayed on the image page, even if it was something that has to be done manually.

RacePhoto

« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2013, 11:12 »
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In the future a huge YES for franky242's suggestion !

Images functionality:

   Prio 1: Editorial Images: Since I have a lot of editorial images in my portfolio, this is my highest priority: We should be able to tag images as editorial, a red warning (customizable red text editorial use only) should be displayed in the image description, editorial images should also be labelled in the users download section and on the receipt the user receives. Additionally a label (red E?) for images on the category and search overviews would be great.

And - download expiration because forever is a long, long time. Doesn't matter much to me if it's 5 and 7 days or 5 and 30 days. Just that once the license is fulfilled, it should become expired. Five downloads gives an honest person enough tries to get it right, or maybe lose the file and recover it. Heck three would be enough and 30 days, just in case they worked on a project and lost it?

« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 12:41 »
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randomize image order -- I agree this would be a good additional option

for searching similar -- has anyone looked to see if the code for this is available somewhere? (I've put it on my todo list)  it would be useful for both internal & networking searches

« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 13:49 »
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A note on the search development...this is one thing that comes up again and again with Ktools search that they never fixed, personally I have a huge issue on my site and it would apply to anyone who media with people.  When you search "man" as in businessman on you will get every image tagged woman as well.  Same goes for "male" you get all "female".  Just something to keep in mind.  I think over-complicating the search is easy to do.

I didn't see on the poll options to sell images in sets, I think you had this working on your original site and that's one of the main things I want to be able to offer on my own.  This is probably a more programming intense change so I know it might be a while.  It would also be great if you made it as a plugin that we could buy if that is possible.

I'd also pay for the Amazon storage plugin ;) It's great for security and a little more speed on downloads plus you don't have to worry about hitting the magic invisible number of files with your hosting company...since unlimited isn't actually unlimited!

One more thing if you are looking at new/other payment gateways Stripe seems to be on fire with every other script I look at these days!

« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2013, 14:03 »
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I didn't see on the poll options to sell images in sets, I think you had this working on your original site and that's one of the main things I want to be able to offer on my own.  This is probably a more programming intense change so I know it might be a while.  It would also be great if you made it as a plugin that we could buy if that is possible.

I set up a category for collections and list zipped  sets there -- each set will have smaller pix of the images included - and you can just use the zip option in pricing

« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2013, 15:21 »
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I didn't see on the poll options to sell images in sets, I think you had this working on your original site and that's one of the main things I want to be able to offer on my own.  This is probably a more programming intense change so I know it might be a while.  It would also be great if you made it as a plugin that we could buy if that is possible.


I set up a category for collections and list zipped  sets there -- each set will have smaller pix of the images included - and you can just use the zip option in pricing


I put one set together and plan on doing more. Here's an example: http://stompstock.com/image/the-50-states-project-all-50-usa-states-vintage-vector-stamps/

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2013, 15:47 »
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I put one set together and plan on doing more. Here's an example: http://stompstock.com/image/the-50-states-project-all-50-usa-states-vintage-vector-stamps/


That was really darn smart.

BTW I've added collections to the pole now.

« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2013, 15:51 »
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I put one set together and plan on doing more. Here's an example: http://stompstock.com/image/the-50-states-project-all-50-usa-states-vintage-vector-stamps/


That was really darn smart.



Not really, some guy named Leo made all this possible, he's the really darn smart one.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2013, 15:57 »
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Naw just a hack. BTW because your unable to give a huge visual preview maybe in the description you can link to the category that holds those images? Or maybe it might be confusing. I'll try to set up support for that one way or another though.

Although it might be annoying, I'll warn you ahead of time that collections, when purchased, will still have the images downloadable one by one. So if you buy a collection of 50 images, 50 images will be transferred to your account - downloadable separately. Otherwise I'd have to figure out more memory management and zip issues which might not be possible on all servers.

« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2013, 15:59 »
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Naw just a hack. BTW because your unable to give a huge visual preview maybe in the description you can link to the category that holds those images?

Already done.  ;)

« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2013, 17:41 »
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Darn I can't revote :)  I like how you guys have set it up Dave and Cascoly, but I really loved the way it worked on your original site Leo.  Especially the previews of the images in that set and the discount prices.  I wouldn't mind the individual downloads as I'd probably try to keep sets smaller.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2013, 17:53 »
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If everyone wants i can reset the vote. new stuff has been added so it makes sense.

« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2013, 17:59 »
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Darn I can't revote :)  I like how you guys have set it up Dave and Cascoly, but I really loved the way it worked on your original site Leo.  Especially the previews of the images in that set and the discount prices.  I wouldn't mind the individual downloads as I'd probably try to keep sets smaller.

Is clipartcandy.com the site you set up using Leo's template? If yes, AWESOME! You (or someone) has a handle on styling wordpress sites, for sure.

« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2013, 00:29 »
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Is there a way to prove something has been downloaded, a sort of electronic receipt so
that if someome trys to get a cashback from paypal we can prove it was downloaded by a particular address?


« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2013, 00:54 »
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I'm sorry to disappoint Cathy that is a Ktools site I customized...BUT I have been doing non-stop child theme/css lessons the past two weeks and I am planning on doing some child templates for Symbistock asap that I'd be happy to share if they come out like I hope! So far it's a dream to style comparatively especially since changes don't get overwritten with upgrades.  WordPress is fantastic!

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2013, 00:58 »
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I'm sorry to disappoint Cathy that is a Ktools site I customized...BUT I have been doing non-stop child theme/css lessons the past two weeks and I am planning on doing some child templates for Symbistock asap that I'd be happy to share if they come out like I hope! So far it's a dream to style comparatively especially since changes don't get overwritten with upgrades.  WordPress is fantastic!

I'm working to make the master theme more blank so child themes are more easily worked in. BTW - sharing is nice. But you should sell what you make :D

« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2013, 18:33 »
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If everyone wants i can reset the vote. new stuff has been added so it makes sense.

that would be great!

« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2013, 20:10 »
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I'm sorry to disappoint Cathy that is a Ktools site I customized...BUT I have been doing non-stop child theme/css lessons the past two weeks and I am planning on doing some child templates for Symbistock asap that I'd be happy to share if they come out like I hope! So far it's a dream to style comparatively especially since changes don't get overwritten with upgrades.  WordPress is fantastic!

Well, still, wow. You did the customizing. Child templates sounds great! And I agree about the customizing in child themes. So far, I have surprised myself at how many things I have changed with css in the editor window. of course the trick is finding the right css rule!

« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2013, 00:39 »
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Central search on main site -do you mean symbiostock.com?  If so that sounds interesting

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2013, 00:48 »
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Central search on main site -do you mean symbiostock.com?  If so that sounds interesting
Yeah, but its going to be totally different than typical search. I could never keep up with a conventional search system on my own, so I have something a little more unique/simple in mind.

« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2013, 01:01 »
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Central search on main site -do you mean symbiostock.com?  If so that sounds interesting
Yeah, but its going to be totally different than typical search. I could never keep up with a conventional search system on my own, so I have something a little more unique/simple in mind.
I'm amazed that's so low down in the poll.  I'm sure it would be a big attraction to buyers.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2013, 01:12 »
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best to save it till last, when everyone's sites are top notch, well established... we're talking a lot of work before then.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2013, 20:42 »
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Based on a few requests the pole was reset to 0 because the options changed. I thought I set it so people could change their vote. Guess not.
Vote for Pedro.

« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2013, 20:50 »
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Great! Thanks Leo..

I know download expiration is the most important feature for me right now.. that and admin panel sale stats/information + manual payment approval (in case something goes wrong) would complete the package for me.. :) (for now!  ;))

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2013, 20:52 »
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On my prototype sites I can even see everyone's cart as they are adding stuff to it! :D You want that too?

« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2013, 20:54 »
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On my prototype sites I can even see everyone's cart as they are adding stuff to it! :D You want that too?

awesome! wouldn't mind that   :D
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 21:17 by cidepix »

« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2013, 01:22 »
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On my opencart site it shows things like order no customer name, value of order and above this total sales month/year etc and other things.  Something like this would be great for tax and accounting purposes

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« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2013, 02:50 »
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Leo-on the image detail page, like this one - http://thpstockphotos.com/image/sheep-in-field-2/

can we have a "View my Cart" button or something similar, as clicking on the "Customer/Licensing Area" link is not intuitive for people who know nothing about stock/licenses. If we turn that link into a button with simpler text I think it would be great.

« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2013, 03:03 »
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I think we should keep the word licence in there somewhere - maybe Checkout/Licencing - the little shopping cart gives a big clue anyway

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« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2013, 03:54 »
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I think we should keep the word licence in there somewhere - maybe Checkout/Licencing - the little shopping cart gives a big clue anyway

See what you mean. It's just that I've had a few non-stock friends look at it and none of them knew what to do after clicking on the image size they wanted. So we need it to be pretty obvious. I know education is part of the process, but at this point pretty much no-one knows what Licensing means.

Maybe as you say, something thats a compromise might be best "View licenses & Checkout" or such.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2013, 04:07 »
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I think we should keep the word licence in there somewhere - maybe Checkout/Licencing - the little shopping cart gives a big clue anyway

See what you mean. It's just that I've had a few non-stock friends look at it and none of them knew what to do after clicking on the image size they wanted. So we need it to be pretty obvious. I know education is part of the process, but at this point pretty much no-one knows what Licensing means.

Maybe as you say, something thats a compromise might be best "View licenses & Checkout" or such.

Just popping in for a minute - maybe you want another modal-window popup or something - for cart? Its easy to put in. If you guys  can photoshop me what you think would be most effective I'll be making some major headway starting monday. Will be out Sat and Sun.

« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2013, 03:03 »
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After my mistake when I first started uploading in not realising I would not be able to change the sizes (I thought the message meant on the individual pages) 

I would really like to see more size options or way to change them all.  The default bloggee  size is, I feel, rather too small for detailed photos, although okay for most isolated.  I did change them part way though (again not realising it would not change everything)  but am still not really satisfied with the sizes I have chosen.

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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2013, 03:59 »
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Just purely for styling/asthetic purposes, would it be good for a networked partner not to show up at all if they don't have any matching results from a search query?

For instance, you might have 5 networked people. Someone searches on your site for "Dog", up comes your dog photos, along with 4 empty result spaces below it showing zero results from 4 partners, and finally, the last networked partner who does have relevant results. I would suggest the first 4 don't get shown up at all if they don't have a match, just the one networked partner that does.

Any thoughts? It's not a biggie, just purely a look & usability thing.

mattdixon

« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2013, 04:57 »
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It's a good idea if its possible to have nil results from the network at the bottom.

One glaring error on the e-commerce network is that if you leave to go another members site with items in your cart, you cannot purchase them on the other members site. This should be made crystal clear.

If the shopping cart has items in it there should be a - shopping cart warning - before a buyer disappears across the network, so they are prompted to complete their purchase.

mattdixon

« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2013, 04:59 »
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Amazon S3 file hosting should be a high priority - it's scored low, but the benefits will big for members. Fast downloads, fast sites and search results.

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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2013, 05:34 »
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It's a good idea if its possible to have nil results from the network at the bottom.

One glaring error on the e-commerce network is that if you leave to go another members site with items in your cart, you cannot purchase them on the other members site. This should be made crystal clear.

If the shopping cart has items in it there should be a - shopping cart warning - before a buyer disappears across the network, so they are prompted to complete their purchase.

Wow, great point. +10 for this one. Good pick up matt

« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2013, 14:14 »
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I keep thinking of this and forgetting to post...

On most stock sites and a few other self hosted scripts I've used there is an image ID number in addition to an image's title.  This is really helpful particularly for cases where series of images have similar titles and content, and when a customer requests a quote from my other site I usually have them give me the image ID of the image the are requesting to avoid confusion.

This is kind of already built in with wordpress as the unique Post ID.  I've been manually putting the Post ID at the end of the image slug as I'm uploading to avoid any future duplicate slugs, but what I'd really like to see is the Post ID displayed somewhere in the front end on the image page.  I'm checking around to see if I can find a plug in that already does this, but if anyone one knows of an easy way feel free to share!

I think it may be worth it to work this into the theme itself.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2013, 14:22 »
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Each image is given a unique number - you can see it when you hover over an image in the image view page - it is just in front of the rest of the title. It is also there when someone buys an image. However, I do agree with you that showing it would allow a better customer service experience if someone is asking you about a specific image

Steve

« Reply #64 on: April 17, 2013, 14:31 »
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Oh good! I see it now and it is the same Post ID# I've been putting in my urls.  I think I may have found the code to display this on the page, I'm going to experiment and if it works I'll post it somewhere for people to use if they want.

« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2013, 00:51 »
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can we add a variable for sales that keeps track of how a site was found?  ie, either a SEO or another symbiostock site.  on a sale, it could update stats showing site X sent a user to site Y and that resulted in a sale. 

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #66 on: April 23, 2013, 01:02 »
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I could have javascript append a variable after click on pretty much anything.

PS - right now I'm doing a search overhaul. I can't see why that could not be an option eventually.

With all the awesome ideas you have I'm hoping to make an entire plugin around Symbiostock specialized analytics.

« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2013, 01:19 »
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Quote from: cascoly link=topic=18838.msg312865#msg312865 date=1366696we 267
can we add a variable for sales that keeps track of how a site was found?  ie, either a SEO or another symbiostock site.  on a sale, it could update stats showing site X sent a user to site Y and that resulted in a sale.

I think we have that to a certain extent already (jetpack, site stats) can see what some search engines are looking for and match that to the descriptions of the pictures they view.

I can also see how many other network members appear to be linked to me (one ) by the links from their site

« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2013, 07:40 »
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Something I would really like to be able to do is go straight from the publish/update page to Drafts instead of All Images and then Drafts - would it be possible to have an extra button at some point please - if anyone else would like this?

« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2013, 09:18 »
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Video support.......... PLEASE........

BTW, I don't know PHP, but I was an embedded Linux programer and administrator, anything I can help?

BTW2, what are you using to manage source code? github?

« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2013, 14:10 »
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need a way to bulk edit to remove a category from the batch -- eg, I mislabeled a category

would also be useful if categories are changed -- eg, if a category gets too big, we might break it down into subcategories and then need to re-set existing images

need a way to display only the top levels  of categories, user buttons to expand - similar to the way smugmug works

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2013, 15:03 »
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Video support.......... PLEASE........

BTW, I don't know PHP, but I was an embedded Linux programer and administrator, anything I can help?

BTW2, what are you using to manage source code? github?

Yes - github! And anything you can do to contribute - your welcome to invent your own spot. For instance Cascoly has used his experience (though not PHP) to help me start planning a better networking system. You may find something you are interested in to contribute, even if its something that nobody has thought of yet.

« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2013, 00:01 »
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Video support.......... PLEASE........

BTW, I don't know PHP, but I was an embedded Linux programer and administrator, anything I can help?

BTW2, what are you using to manage source code? github?

Yes - github! And anything you can do to contribute - your welcome to invent your own spot. For instance Cascoly has used his experience (though not PHP) to help me start planning a better networking system. You may find something you are interested in to contribute, even if its something that nobody has thought of yet.

I have visited the symbiostock github page: https://github.com/orangeman555/symbiostock

Is there any introduction? I have checked out the wiki part, nothing. I am going to test symbiostock in virtualbox.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2013, 00:04 »
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www.symbiostock.com will get you started, plus there is https://github.com/orangeman555/symbiostock/blob/master/README.md

And of course if you have any questions leo[at]symbiostock.com. Thanks for joining!

« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2013, 14:42 »
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Remember Sell Media?  Well, they just added a new extension to sell prints (or physical goods really).

http://graphpaperpress.com/?download=reprints-self-fulfillment

I think they charge $50 for this addon.  I would purchase it for Symbiostock today if it was available.  But LOL, if you want to make a tick box for "physical goods" I'd settle for that also. 
- I am working on a niche site that will be selling posters, greeting cards, textiles and other physical goods.  At the moment I think I will have to integrate a Woo-Commerce shop on a subdomain - but wouldn't it be lovely if I could do it all from the same site!

Leo, if you can expand Symbiostock to include portrait or fine art photographers, your pool of users will exponentially increase.  (I pointed you to the photocamel forum for example, they would be all over an affordable proofing gallery that they maintain on their own).   Maybe something like this is an option that you can get rich from!

« Reply #75 on: April 26, 2013, 15:20 »
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Sell media is useless..

« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2013, 04:13 »
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Yesterday I had a meeting with my lawyer. I asked him to check my site for legal problems. What he emphasized was that there should be two check-boxes, one to confirm that the buyer has read the "Privacy Policy", a second to confirm that he read the "End User License Agreement". The "Buy Now"-Button shouldn't be active before the buyer confirmed those two check-boxes. This is at least what law demands in Germany, perhaps in Europe, I'm not sure about that.
Leo, is it possible to implement this in Version 2.0, perhaps as an option, in case not everybody wants to use it.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2013, 04:22 »
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You mean make it so a button doesn't work unless a checkbox is activated? Easy :D

Privacy policy? I'm only aware that people are putting up their own EULAs. Eventually Symbiostock is going to need its own licensing system for sure. Advice?

« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2013, 04:55 »
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yeah, click the button and you're immortal.. those lawyers and their  law$$$ ;)

« Reply #79 on: May 16, 2013, 05:11 »
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You mean make it so a button doesn't work unless a checkbox is activated? Easy :D

Privacy policy? I'm only aware that people are putting up their own EULAs. Eventually Symbiostock is going to need its own licensing system for sure. Advice?

Exactly ... I hoped that you you would say that it's easy  :D

He said there should be two check boxes with a text like:
- I have read and agree to the End User License Agreement (with a link to EULA)
- I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy (with a link to Privacy Policy)

And after the buyer checked both boxes he can press the "Buy now"-Button. If he doesn't there should be a text like:

Please read and agree EULA and Privacy Policy before you continue.


Would be really great to have it ... so that I don't have to fear German justice and find sleep in the night  ;D

« Reply #80 on: May 16, 2013, 06:38 »
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Privacy policy? I'm only aware that people are putting up their own EULAs. Eventually Symbiostock is going to need its own licensing system for sure. Advice?

Quite a few of us are using privacy policies (and cookie permission if we are in the EU) - you may remember I sent you a draft privacy policy when I was drafting the Eula some time ago  :)

I like the idea of having to accept the Eula before purchasing, this is quite normal.  I also add a link to that, the PP and my FAQ's in the email that will be sent out if when anyone buys anything

« Reply #81 on: May 22, 2013, 02:43 »
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You mean make it so a button doesn't work unless a checkbox is activated? Easy :D

Privacy policy? I'm only aware that people are putting up their own EULAs. Eventually Symbiostock is going to need its own licensing system for sure. Advice?

Exactly ... I hoped that you you would say that it's easy  :D

He said there should be two check boxes with a text like:
- I have read and agree to the End User License Agreement (with a link to EULA)
- I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy (with a link to Privacy Policy)

And after the buyer checked both boxes he can press the "Buy now"-Button. If he doesn't there should be a text like:

Please read and agree EULA and Privacy Policy before you continue.


Would be really great to have it ... so that I don't have to fear German justice and find sleep in the night  ;D

Leo, do you think you could implement this in the final release of Version 2.0? It would be very helpful for me and probably for other network members from Europe.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #82 on: May 22, 2013, 02:50 »
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I've added this to the bug list so I don't forget. Thanks.

« Reply #83 on: May 22, 2013, 03:09 »
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Great ... thanks a lot!

« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2013, 21:00 »
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on the image edit page, would be handy if it showed the links we can use to display the image or the minipic on another page. 


 

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