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« Reply #100 on: June 08, 2009, 08:30 »
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That's strange, I thought the email said we are going to get an "invitation and password" on June 8 before we can get into our transferred SV account on Veer marketplace.

It's still June 8.


« Reply #101 on: June 08, 2009, 08:38 »
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Just finished submitting my first 100 images and like leaf said, the upload process is painless.

For Perseus: I didn't get an email. I registered on Veer maybe a month ago and now I have a Workspace option on my page and that is where you need to go to upload.


« Reply #102 on: June 08, 2009, 08:46 »
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It's still June 8.

Nah here it's almost June 9  ;D
The new Messiah Veer has passed already.

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« Reply #103 on: June 08, 2009, 08:50 »
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Why is there seemingly so much enthusiasm about joining Veer?
Am I missing something - is it the "Promised Microstockland"?

Are we all going to cash in or what?

It may just be a perception. But anytime when things are not so cool for contributors , as in now with Getty, it is always good to feed the competitor. And if it is some competitor which has the clout like Getty has, it is the best insurance of protecting your backs.
Veer is an experienced and establish stock company, and so is Corbis. and having an interest in such a "competition" is hedging your bets to success, IN CASE, you get a nasty surprise from Getty.

That's all the reason why diversification in stock (ie. the real stock market) is the best way to protect your investment. And placing your bets with Corbis and Veer is no different. Just wise .

« Reply #104 on: June 08, 2009, 08:53 »
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Does anyone know if the approved application files go directly into your portfolio, or if that is a separate step, as it is on iStock? It's not exactly clear.

I Doubt that it has any workflow similarity as on iStock - It should be on high level of profesionalism than amateurism on iStock... I believe it is one-go through... But, still there may be some catch...

Every site that rejects your images you attack!

RT


« Reply #105 on: June 08, 2009, 08:59 »
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yes, i'm uploading my ftp batch right now.

Thanks got it now.

Even filled out the W-8BEN online as well.

They didn't require an ITIN, EIN or any other number :)

Strange I had to put my EIN number in.

If you read carefully, you don't have to put your ITIN or EIN if you are the sole owner of your image and an individual. The process was fast and easy. Why can't this be the same on Shutterstock. IMO, they should fire their legal advisers... lol.

My FTP files are beoing processed atm so I can't tell you how easy or painful the uploading process is but I'll keep in touch.

Ah that explains it thanks, I'm down as a company not an individual.

« Reply #106 on: June 08, 2009, 09:00 »
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Has anybody who's images were transferred in from SV had their account log-in information sent to them yet?

No nothing as yet.

Hi All -

We will be sending out emails to those who have content that was transferred from SnapVillage with links and instructions as well as a temporary password.
This email will go out later today. If you are in this group - do not create a new account today in the meantime. Please wait for the email.

Thanks,

- Brian

« Reply #107 on: June 08, 2009, 09:07 »
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Does anyone know if the approved application files go directly into your portfolio, or if that is a separate step, as it is on iStock? It's not exactly clear.

I Doubt that it has any workflow similarity as on iStock - It should be on high level of profesionalism than amateurism on iStock... I believe it is one-go through... But, still there may be some catch...
Thanks for the helpful reply. Is there a reason you think this other than your hatred for istock?

Does anyone actually know for sure? I'd appreciate the input. If nothing else, I'm sure Brian will be by to clarify. I have uploaded my 10 samples, but I can't submit until I know for sure.

Hi Whatalife -

No separate step required.
If your account is approved by our editors, any of the initial 10 that are passed will be part of your portfolio.

As an aside - wow!  We haven't sent out official communication on today's news yet, let alone account details or log-in information for those transferred from SnapVillage. You all are motivated - I'm impressed!  ;)

- Brian

« Reply #108 on: June 08, 2009, 09:08 »
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I hope I didn't 'wreck' anything by requesting my password through the site before the email came.  I can see the images that were transferred from SV and Veer managed to get my address etc. from Snapvillage so it seems to have propagated properly.

Milinz

« Reply #109 on: June 08, 2009, 09:13 »
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Does anyone know if the approved application files go directly into your portfolio, or if that is a separate step, as it is on iStock? It's not exactly clear.

I Doubt that it has any workflow similarity as on iStock - It should be on high level of profesionalism than amateurism on iStock... I believe it is one-go through... But, still there may be some catch...

Every site that rejects your images you attack!


NO! You're wrong! I make useful stock images. And how rude that may be on some other people I make money from that images as well as any agency I work with! If we are talking about my philosophy about uploading on MICROSTOCK then you must know that MICROSTOCK = VOLUME ON CHEAP PRICES. So any agency which is too picky about types of images or make their own microstock rules is what I am against. The best of all is that someone on iStock tries to justify last rejection with 'composition' and gave me link to golden cut and 'divine composition' tutorial as I am some newbie who yesterday started to create visuals... Well, mr I do this since 1978 and I am * good in it!

So, YES: Crestock, Vectorstock and iStockphoto proved they are TOO PICKY for my kind of understanding for microstock as well they proved that on that tempo they accepted or rejected my images as well as their RPI, they are not worthy for me to work with them. It is simple as this: If they are picky about your images and don't give you fair chance to make your portfolio big enough then they are not microstock - they are just those who are after your work to fill up their own pockets! So, I don't need such agencies in microstock - I am on some other where picky = over $30 per download. Not to mention that I don't wish to sell all my work for peannuts as well that some agencies simply don't understand that buyers are those who should be picky about what will they buy.


Oh, and yes I have rejections of my images and I live with it as it is something normal if done due frank reasons!

« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2009, 09:14 »
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Hello Brian

Can you please explain a problem that i see.
In my account  at veer i see that my portfolio add 272 files. Some are photos and some eps. But only the photos appear in the search. In my dashboard if i clic on approved i see that i have a lot of vector that i cant see the thumbnail and dont appear at my portfolio. Also they dont have a description.

Thanks
Paulo Resende

« Reply #111 on: June 08, 2009, 09:28 »
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Brian,
Can we do anything about the awful keywords that Snapvillage added to our images? They are so bad that it is amazing any images were found at all!

bittersweet

« Reply #112 on: June 08, 2009, 09:32 »
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Hi Whatalife -

No separate step required.
If your account is approved by our editors, any of the initial 10 that are passed will be part of your portfolio.

As an aside - wow!  We haven't sent out official communication on today's news yet, let alone account details or log-in information for those transferred from SnapVillage. You all are motivated - I'm impressed!  ;)

- Brian

Thanks, Brian. I guess my stuff is on hold now then, pending release from iStock. Though it would be really nice to know that my better sellers would be approved at Veer beforehand. ;)

I was able to log on with my regular customer account and access the contributor side from there. Very cool.

Thanks again!

« Reply #113 on: June 08, 2009, 10:13 »
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As an aside - wow!  We haven't sent out official communication on today's news yet, let alone account details or log-in information for those transferred from SnapVillage. You all are motivated - I'm impressed!  ;)

- Brian

phew, thank goodness. After reading some of the comments here, I thought you forgot to send me my invitation email with the password. But as Perry pointed out, "it's still June 8".
Impatience . So I'll open another can of Guinness and wait patiently, lol...

« Reply #114 on: June 08, 2009, 11:43 »
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Veer still needs to fix some errors in their upload procedure. FTP does not recognize my password and I was unable to use FTP.

The web form uploader does not work with Firefox and I had to revert back to IE. Then, after spending a frustrating day trying to upload my 10 images I discovered that the upload system will not upload images where I have used Irfanview to add the IPTC data. After upload during the "processing" stage the system just return an error (Unknown error). I had to edit all my images using PixVue to re-enter all my keywords and after this the files uploaded with no problems.

My biggest disappointment came when I browsed through the site and discover the only two payment options currently offered are PayPal and Payoneer. No Moneybookers? This was the reason I deleted all my images on SV. I could not get payment of my earning. Seems to be SV all over again.  I hope this is just temporary or I will have to delete my mages once again.  ???

« Reply #115 on: June 08, 2009, 11:48 »
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Has anybody who's images were transferred in from SV had their account log-in information sent to them yet?

Yes,
 I got it this morning and when I signed in had to fill out a couple of forms like a w-4, agreements for contributions as well as transfer of images from SV to Veer etc.. and change your default password.. I am able to log into FTP, but all my uploads fail so far, like their server might be overloaded with ftping or something.. Also you need to ftp with explicit tls/ssl not regular ftp..

« Reply #116 on: June 08, 2009, 11:54 »
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You are talking about taxes here...
 
What is about tax witholding for  non-resident aliens on Veer...!?

I am totally confused...

Can somebody explain please or/and give some links here!?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2009, 12:02 by borg »

« Reply #117 on: June 08, 2009, 12:16 »
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Well today I am disappointed with Veer. I cannot get the FTP to work, I cannot upload with the browser uploader, and the site is horrendously slow.
Ah well, I hope they can fix it soon.
It would have been nice if it had been tested first. Why do we always get to be the guinea pigs?

« Reply #118 on: June 08, 2009, 12:25 »
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I'm sorry to hear that some of you are having difficulties. I have to say I am very impressed with Veer, everything so far has gone silky smooth. No problems with uploading via HTTP on Firefox. There are bound to be a few teething problems, I would expect a lot of server activity today.

« Reply #119 on: June 08, 2009, 12:27 »
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You are talking about taxes here...
 
What is about tax witholding for  non-resident aliens on Veer...!?

I am totally confused...

Can somebody explain please or/and give some links here!?


As part of signing up to Veer you have to complete a W8BEN, this is provided for you as an online form during your sign up. Everything is explained when you get there.

« Reply #120 on: June 08, 2009, 13:00 »
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Well today I am disappointed with Veer. I cannot get the FTP to work, I cannot upload with the browser uploader, and the site is horrendously slow.
Ah well, I hope they can fix it soon.
It would have been nice if it had been tested first. Why do we always get to be the guinea pigs?
Sorry to hear you have problems. All went well and fast for me with FTP. I'm using the last version of Cyberduck and everything was smooth. Did you double check your username and password?

« Reply #121 on: June 08, 2009, 13:02 »
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Couple days after they rejected my SV portfolio I filled a form on their website. Nobody even confirmed that they received data. What a heck?

bittersweet

« Reply #122 on: June 08, 2009, 13:43 »
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Couple days after they rejected my SV portfolio I filled a form on their website. Nobody even confirmed that they received data. What a heck?

I could be wrong, but I think Brian said that if you were initially rejected based on your SV portfolio, that you should wait until today and go through the initial application process.

« Reply #123 on: June 08, 2009, 13:48 »
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Well today I am disappointed with Veer. I cannot get the FTP to work, I cannot upload with the browser uploader, and the site is horrendously slow.
Ah well, I hope they can fix it soon.
It would have been nice if it had been tested first. Why do we always get to be the guinea pigs?

The FTP does work, I have been using it all afternoon.  I am using Filezilla.

Put in the same credentials you used to log into Veer in the user and password boxed BUT.. the problem I had for a while, make sure on Server Type select FTP over SSL (Explicit Encription)

« Reply #124 on: June 08, 2009, 13:57 »
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Has anybody who's images were transferred in from SV had their account log-in information sent to them yet?


Yes. 

Quote
Hello Karin.

Your next step is to agree to the terms of use, and to provide your tax information.

Make sure you are logged into your account, then click this link to continue:

http://contributor.veer.com/workspace

-----------

Questions? Problems? Concerns?

[email protected]


The form then asked me to change my password, so I did to a more secure password, and now I can't login.   :(  Probably have to wait until the system catches up.


 

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