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Everything posted by meanderingemu

  1. by creating irrelevant search results to the customers?
  2. at first i thought this was an outsider blogger who just pushed material and Alamy published it, but this is actually an Alamy employee who is advising people to spam keywords.
  3. this is outrageous. @Alamy why are you encouraging contributor to add marginal barely relevant keywords?
  4. at least next time this happens the drop will be 20% less 🤔
  5. So now we have an Alamy representative stating the the Download date is the date of sales, this is interesting and noted for future (not that future) references. Sorry Alamy but it can't be both ways
  6. the only place it makes a difference is in image manager they get counted separately, so the " low discoverability " thing bugs you just enter same word with mix of capitals. image, Image, ImaGe, IMAge, imagE would doubt as 5 kw... which again shows how discoverability is useless measure
  7. now i'm curious. It seems this was news to Alamy by the time we enquired. My message was half way through business day in the UK. Does that mean if it wasn't for us the major issue would have gone undetected, the same us Alamy is cutting salaries by 20% in 3 days?
  8. if batch was rejected, it's like they don't have those image in Database, so just resubmit from start. The KWs you had in your metadata would come with your images, or maybe i am missing something in your question. If your images were still in QC, you would not have been able to add anything to the original files within Alamy.
  9. some have above, plus Alamy representatives have been in this thread 🙄 so they should be aware
  10. it will be interesting to see how this goes, people leaving are getting actual replies in under 24 hours, let's see how quick they are for those who are actually sticking around with Alamy, but i am not kidding myself I've have plenty of experience with big business where the best service I got was when i was leaving.
  11. I have 2 licences that had cleared in last month, including one that was paid, go UNcleared today from different UK news organisation. No negative adjustments except in my cleared balance, any one else have this happen?
  12. if the licence was done, and Alamy claims it can not be reverse, they shouldn't charge you 70% commission, since the contract only allows such commission if you are part of the scheme, and you are not at TIME OF Sale, which Alamy defines as "date transaction is reported". Alamy should only charge 50%/60% Exclusive/Non-exclusive as per the contract. The contract clearly states that this is the commission.
  13. but Alamy always negotiates the Best deal 😉 (of course we don't know who it's best for)
  14. Actually this is likely a good reminder. If someone wants to opt out and haven't done yet, do it now. I assume after Friday it will not be possible again until next April.
  15. When you can't unselect the option is not present. They only open it in April normally. They did however reopen the opt-out due to the contract change, and there is no note, nor contractual clause that the effect is not immediate. So if you were able to remove the blue checkmark you would be out, and any sales from that day should not be allowed, so it appears this would be an invalid licence if it is Sale dated today.
  16. i would be curious what section of the contract they will use to justify it. I do not see where they are allowed to licence an image for any period after you opt out of a region, and since they have stated they consider "date of sale" to be the date they report it, not when it was downloaded, this appears to not fit with your election.
  17. especially since that other thread is locked, so person can't ask the question. Considering this new locked thread clearly talks about stressed due to anxiety about the change, you would think a corporation would want to work with person. These are serious matters and dismissing them hoping they go away has lead to serious consequences. Sorry Alamy, if anything should have been learn from the last 18 months, matters related to mental health should not be ignored. Not a good corporate look in my opinion.
  18. i'm doing fine also, even a couple decent distribution sales which i am glad as these are easier to manipulate, and way more uncertain in treatment starting next week.
  19. not sure how many people are comfortable counting in binary basis with their finger, actually i have never tried. i've usually use a 25 set count on digits (5x5) with a running count through in head of times 25. (i do claim to be using toes to be going to 625 but that's just for show)
  20. that's an idea. Only stopped in the typical San Cristobal on way to Guatemala. Need to go explore. I really loved Guatemala also.
  21. did see a couple a French groups, didn't know that was the reason. like anything you revisit 30 years later, it is always weird. I have same vibe with New Zealand, still like it but it isn't what made me love it the first time.
  22. hard to believe that it's 6 times bigger than Oaxaca.. I found the centre manageable enough so it didn't feel that big, but on bus i does sprawl for a long time.
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