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    : Winter in the desert : Summer at the beach.
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    Family, gold prospecting, faceting gemstones, collecting mineral specimens, photography, Aboriginal art & culture.

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  1. Hello All, This is an interesting thread it seems to be meandering everywhere like a lost homing pigeon. My thoughts on this are SS. is cleaning house(Deleting the spam) more importantly I suspect that they have shut the site down so as not to warn the perps, after the cleaning there will be a more secure process to access the forum. I have only been here about 2 years and in that time some members have stated SS should have a double verification setup to access the forum, relying on memory here. If this is the case maybe it would take a week or more to implement, this would explain the
  2. They are deemed similar by the AL software, that is how it happens and will happen. Over the last year members have queried why their photos are similar when we can see the difference. Number one question is, how does the Al read the photos? is it the code in the JPG, like a browser reading the code of a JPG then converting the code to a picture, or does it overlay each photo with a filter to check if they match, I don't know. The other scenario and I think this is prioritized, is form and composition. If you look at your photos the form and composition are the same with slight changes. The on
  3. Hello Whiteaster, This is my take on what happens, when an affiliate sells a license it may not come through the system until the end of their credit period. The credit period could be immediate(Stan's favorite) or up to 90 days. When the time comes to pay the bill it will be automatic and the purchases can be shown, hence the list. I also think due to the privacy laws for most social media etc. their own TOS to their customers forbids them to declare where they live and who they are, this is when we see a dash instead of a location, imagine if $$ had to pay code writers to write and main
  4. Not being facetious, I thought it was accurate at least for me it is, in OZ we even know God has a sense of humour, we see the weather forecasts every night!!.
  5. Hello Nick, If I have understood your post correctly it is possible that $$. have some software cleaning process happening to clean up there assets, if this is the case your wife's account may have been caught up in it "She haven’t even added payment methods to her account" I am with Linda on this as it could be the problem. When our photos are rejected we get an auto computer generated catchall reply, meaning we see up to five reasons why the photo was rejected, but only one is valid. Its a guess that "suspicious activity" means everything including not finalizing your payment details. Look
  6. This was posted yesterday Perth time. I am getting them through Google and using my file numbers.
  7. I think it is just coming in. I have it on quite few of my photos, maybe some else from Australia could have a look.
  8. Sorry Firn this is what I was talking about, I may have missed it if it has been happening for awhile as it is an area that seldom visit.
  9. Came across this addition to the search display of our photos today, it looks very interesting at first glance, it may give the sleepers a chance to move forward, and give S.S. a complete new inventory from semi archived stock. Thoughts invited I have included 3 of mine that has a low rating(6/10?) if it is viewed I will let you know if it goes up in the rating. It also appears the critiques vary with the rating. https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/old-1910-camp-site-workers-nearby-1387108706 https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/dawn-sunrise-gold-mining-area-north
  10. "Had you been an Australian living here in NL, I think you might have gone for Anne van Oz! But now I'm being really silly". Sorry guys to scared to do that, my sister-in-law is a Van den Dungen and very feisty, so I will stay with my Fenian heritage.
  11. Its a no from me, I am still holding out that he is honest!!.
  12. It is a nom de plume Steve I use them on the internet to confuse the bad guys to stop them getting my 10cents a week. It is a combination of my wife's name and our first business name that we started when we married in 1970s. We owned a pet shop that imported tropical fish from Brazil and Africa via England.
  13. "he would have to alter his keywords to spam much faster than within one month as the time factor + sales appears to be very important in the algorithm." Steve I missed that, I was generalizing, but in replying I thought maybe he is sneaky enough to spam after a sale. Would that tip the indexing in his favour?. On top of that the buyer would see his 6 other photos in "more from this artist" then he could start to spam those, even if it was only one word. I have read here over the months how slow the internal algorithm is for our ports.
  14. At this point I cannot decide if the process of staying on the top page is done by keywords, using a bot(at all levels, Google, Latvia ISP. or even a VPN), or some one on the inside. Simply put it is above my pay grade. I have followed the keyword example because it was easy to find, and have posted about it. My first post has had a surprise ending, one account has been terminated, but I can find a second account, same name with less photos with spamming still visible. So, This is my take on what has and is happening, Perp1 uploads photo - normal keywords - gets accepted??? -
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