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« on: November 18, 2015, 14:04 »
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Hello ! I'm on veer since more than a year now, sales are low but images are easy to upload so I have a portefolio and few sales. But it's been few month that veer website error happens most of the time and also the review time is getting longer and longer than it was before. Is veer abandoned ? And also, the image on the website the boy holding a leaf, is it just me or this image is lacking visual impact to be on the cover of a microstock site ?


« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 16:17 »
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hello again julied83. how are you???
you just joined veer?
veer came out a while back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth
and was dead in the water .
it cannot die , because it never lived in the first place ;)

« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 09:01 »
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I'm on veer since more than a year. I liked the interface and the easy uploading. But now nothing got approved, nothing sale. And the front is just not nice for contributor. Look it is abandoned

« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 09:53 »
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Not quite dead, only mostly dead. Lifetime earnings since 2009 = $1924. I generally make around $200 a year with 840 files. Comes in handy around Christmas.  ;)

« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 12:19 »
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Not quite dead, only mostly dead. Lifetime earnings since 2009 = $1924. I generally make around $200 a year with 840 files. Comes in handy around Christmas.  ;)

true, rimglow... at least you are getting some money. i gather you stopped uploading, or are the new uploads making the money for you?

FlowerPower

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 14:52 »
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Never was much. I liked it better when we had Snapvillage with the orange and black. Reminded me of halloween all year. Veer has never been serious for most.

Chichikov

« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 15:48 »
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No, Veer is not dying. You have to exist before to die

« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 17:30 »
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Customer service is non existent. Veer is dead

« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2015, 11:53 »
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Corbis still owns veer? I understood many Corbis executives are leaving the company

« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 20:17 »
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So I guess I won't lose my time anymor uploading on veer !

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 21:20 »
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It may not be dead just yet, but certainly in cardiac arrest.  I've had one sale there this month and that's one of the better months this year.   :'(   If I reach payout in my lifetime, I'll cash out and pull my port.

Speaking of payout, what is it these days?  It's been so long (if ever) I don't remember what to look for.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 21:25 by w7lwi »

« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2015, 04:06 »
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Pay out is $100 I believe - ironically and sadly about the highest in the industry - getting a payout from them is on my bucket list of really ambitious dreams!

« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2015, 08:28 »
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I'm only at 36$  :(  Wish there is a way to cash out and remove my port.

« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2015, 09:15 »
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Demanded to delete my port from them some years ago. No regret.

« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2015, 12:51 »
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I requested to close my account and pay me out, I never received a reply or whatsoever and my port is still active.

« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2015, 07:40 »
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I will do the same

« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2015, 09:45 »
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Here is my experience with veer:

Submission pages regularly break down.
FTP does not work with FileZilla, the most widely used FTP client.
Annoying submission limits and unpredictable approval times.
Performs to me financially as second worst.
Terrible unintuitive interface that can't be changed to pure english.
Those weird links with possibly broken html where you need to click below their text in order to open them.
They always expect you to click hundreds of keyword disamiguations, which is something probably no one does.

So yeah, unless they fix *A LOT*, going dead will be the natural consequence.

« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2015, 02:47 »
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Not had a problem with Filezilla - but haven't uploaded for a while..........

« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2015, 09:08 »
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Not had a problem with Filezilla - but haven't uploaded for a while..........

I was never able to upload via veer's FTP. Ever since I became a contributor. Here is what I always get:

Status:   Resolving address of upload.veer.com
Status:   Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21...
Status:   Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:   220-Veer - http://www.veer.com/
Response:      
Response:   220 NOTE: Please make sure to use "explicit FTP over TLS" to log in. SSL is optional.
Command:   AUTH TLS
Response:   234 AUTH command ok. Expecting TLS Negotiation.
Status:   Initializing TLS...
Status:   Verifying certificate...
Command:   USER myusername
Status:   TLS/SSL connection established.
Response:   331 Password required for myusername.
Command:   PASS ************
Response:   530 User cannot log in.
Error:   Critical error
Error:   Could not connect to server

My "explicit FTP over TLS" is enabled of course

« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2015, 09:22 »
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The site is totally broken and has been for years. Search just doesn't seem to work, portfolio links broken and on and on. It definitely needs CPR but I don't think anyone on their end is interested in fixing it.

« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2015, 09:44 »
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220 NOTE: Please make sure to use "explicit FTP over TLS" to log in. I think this is not "normal" and I had to set it up  fuzzy on detail it was a while ago  ;) Sorry just read your post :-(.

« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2015, 10:32 »
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Demanded to delete my port from them some years ago. No regret.

I did the same. Left about $10 on the table, but it still felt good to be out of there.

« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2015, 10:53 »
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Demanded to delete my port from them some years ago. No regret.

I did the same. Left about $10 on the table, but it still felt good to be out of there.

why leave $10?

they will pay it if you request it..

I removed my images last year and closed my contributor account.. there was if I remember right, something like $46 in my account which was still below threshold and they paid that..

yeah I had to remind them a couple of times and it took over 2 months but they did pay eventually..

regardless the amount, it's your money and you should request it even if it's a dollar only.. it's about principals, not about the money..

I can't imagine a scenario where you owe an agency a few dollars and they just let you keep it.. so why should you?

« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2015, 12:12 »
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The people at Veer acted correctly when I closed my account in November.  They removed my images and payed the remaining $75 within a month.


« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2015, 14:10 »
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Demanded to delete my port from them some years ago. No regret.

I did the same. Left about $10 on the table, but it still felt good to be out of there.

why leave $10?

they will pay it if you request it..


Maybe they did pay it. Been several years now, and I can't swear that's actually what happened.

Either way, it wasn't life or death to me.


 

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