May 28, 2014 at 10:47 am #1271
Can we (should we?) get in touch with all Symbiostock members and inform them about the DPC boycott? I see some Symbiostockers still have images there and I’m not sure they know it.May 28, 2014 at 11:09 am #11345
DCP?May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm #11346
Fotolia’s Dollar Photo club
http://kerioakimaging.com - trying to reopen
http://nail-art-at.kerioak.com - Art and Nail ArtMay 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm #11347
Shotupdave seems to have proven Shelma’s theory that many SYSers don’t know about DPC. There must be some way to get the word out to SYS members.May 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm #11348
I have used the contact form on most of the larger sites – that weren’t already opted out. Some responses, but very few.
I can share a Google Drive spreadsheet with anyone who wants to send out e-mails – three of us are keeping track to avoid bombarding people multiple times. There’s also a template message (in English) for anyone who wants to use it.
I won’t post a link to it because it has e-mail addresses in it and there was a concern about posting a link to that on MSG (even though the e-mails were obtained from the web, not private sources).May 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm #11349
Thanks, Jo Ann. That’s what I was thinking of doing. But I think Leo has an email list of all Symbiostockers? Not sure he wants to use the list for such a purpose.
I figured everyone here knew about it. Dollar Photo Club was quietly introduced by Fotolia in January, and my understanding is that they automatically mirrored all Fotolia images to that site. They offer 10 images for $10…trying to undercut other agencies. Many of us are boycotting and opting out to stop the race to the bottom. We’ve removed more than 25% of the library so far. To opt out:
Go to your Fotolia Contributor page.
Under My Account, select My Profile (https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify).
Select Contributor Parameters (https://us.fotolia.com/Member/Modify/Contributor).
Find Sell my files on DPC and click Modify.
Then check that where you ticked actually says, “do not share on DPC”. It’s one of those sneaky buttons that if you press it again it will revert to share. After clicking Modify you need to “Save parameters” at the bottom of the page. Otherwise the changes will not stick.
Boycott website: http://boycottfotolia.org
I’ve also been replying to buyers’ twitter posts about Dollar Photo Club and suggesting other sites instead (including Symbiostock). I’ve gotten some nice feedback, but also some negative feedback about links that don’t work on Symbiostock.info. That might be something worth looking into and fixing.May 28, 2014 at 6:33 pm #11350
The issue is that if I use the email addresses of the users for such a purpose it can easily turn into an action against Symbiostock itself, since it could be construed as a competing strategy of questionable ethics. But I see no harm in people doing things of their own accord. Its a sort of gray area.May 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm #11351
The issue is that if I use the email addresses of the users for such a purpose it can easily turn into an action against Symbiostock itself, since it could be construed as a competing strategy of questionable ethics. But I see no harm in people doing things of their own accord. Its a sort of gray area.
I’d rather not see Symbio try to get in the way. Could be a good way to get mowed over.May 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm #11352
I stopped dealing with them long ago. Their acceptance of photos were just too crazy.May 30, 2014 at 7:50 am #11353
Given that Fotolia has now returned to closing accounts to bully contributors, folks who want to stay Fotolia contributors should tread carefully when complaining and contacting people about DPCJune 18, 2014 at 3:16 pm #11354
I just got my final payout from fotolia and am closing my account with themJune 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm #11355
This particular issue seems to be the hottest topic and the first one to get 20 votes over at the Microstock Collective.
As of today about 90% of participants have opted out but interestingly that relates to only about 77% of the images represented.
Also about 86% of the participants feel like the DPC boycott on May 1st was at least somewhat effective.
If you haven’t added your vote or updated your image count please do so. Correct data and lots of participation makes the Collective results more and more reliable.
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