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Everything posted by AKaiser

  1. It's the Empire State, actually, but other than that this is how I think about this industry's future, too.
  2. Sorry, wasn't in here over the weekend. Yes, it is. Just six days, so he'll be back soon. He asked me to deliver greetings to everyone in here in the meantime. "GREETINGS FROM WILM!!!" ;)
  3. I'll do for sure. He's a friend of mine.
  4. This is disgusting. As simple as that.
  5. They just banned @Wilm Ihlenfeld from posting to the forums for "hijacking other peoples' threads to share his negative views about Shutterstock". This is ... just ridiculous. I don't know *any* person in this world being more factual and objective than Wilm. Censorship at its best. *yikes*
  6. It takes about two days (dependent on how many images you have), until they're not searchable anymore, but as soon as your port's deactivated customers can't buy them anymore. They can still find them, but get an error message once they try to buy.
  7. Why do you guys even bother arguing about who's worse? Cases of copyright infringement happen in each single country of the world. This isn't about where those people are located, but about Shutterstock not protecting their contributors' work, although they (apparently) were notified more than once. Far too many operators of such websites get away with what they're doing - no matter where. Europe, Russia or the US.
  8. Nobody can. Looks like a "mysterious" group of people flagged this post as "abusive" (or, as a Facebook employee tries to put it, it's a "mistake" of FB's algorithm which happened, because the word "boycott" in the comments section below the text in question triggered such) and FB banned it from being shared.
  9. You may call it "gossip" - up to you. But it still isn't ok to publicly lay out information that was given to you in private. You might have gotten those numbers directly from me as well, BTW. You'd just have to ask. Wilm's a friend of mine and we frankly talk about our earnings. Thanks to you, he now felt he had to apologize, just because you didn't mind publicly sharing his private message. And yes, he's right: I roughly sold 800,000 images through Shutterstock.
  10. Are you drunk? Gosh ... Just take a nap and you'll be fine tomorrow. Hopefully.
  11. Also (mainly mock-ups including smart objects and scene creators), but more about what I do as a graphic designer, say, branding, logos, fonts etc.
  12. Hahaha! REALLY? I didn't get this at all, but if you're right, things are actually all adding up for me, too.
  13. *sigh* Thanks for highlighting my domain. Just you wait and see. I'm a graphic designer, BTW. Microstock's just a fraction of my income stream.
  14. So, you really think SS went for "new money rules" in order to pay out *more* than before? Are you kidding man?! "Lottery" actually nails it, though. The bank always wins.
  15. Ha! In case you have a spare one, send it over, please! Or even better: a wombat! I'd love to have one in our backyard. 😃 All I can come up with here are boring city doves and a mouse. One with a white belly at least, though. *g (Such isn't even "idiotic" - people simply don't educate themselves.)
  16. The "single and other" downloads are a mix of everything which doesn't fit in the other options (on demand and sub). Has been highly intransparent from the very beginning. I once asked someone from their staff in person and they told me that those are basically based on "special deals" directly negotiated between SS and customers who e.g. need license options other than standard and enhanced. Multi-seat ones and such. And no, you can't buy a single image. The smallest pack is 5.
  17. Even *if* so: Obviously, this takes some time (usually up to 72 hours) to go into effect. But as long as images are still searchable *and* can be purchased by customers, the copyright holder should also get paid accordingly. Shutterstock can't just use this to their advantage and keep the difference.
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