Harry Harrison Posted March 4, 2019 Share Posted March 4, 2019 This isn't a question, more of a comment really so that others new to Live News don't make the same mistake as me. I thought I'd try uploading to Live News at the weekend, I knew it was going to be a learning process and on reflection I made a pretty basic mistake but if anyone else is trying it in the early hours of a Sunday morning they might conceivably make the same mistake as I did. I had read the Alamy pdf over and over and it's very precise so thought I had it cracked: https://www.alamy.com/contributors/captions-and-headlines-for-alamy-live-news.pdf The (stupid) mistake I made was not to make the headline the same for all the images, to be fair it does tell me to do that here: https://www.alamy.com/contributor/how-to-sell-news-images/captions-headlines-dates-live-news-images/?section=3 However, crucially for me it doesn't mention it in that pdf which is what I concentrated on, I think it should. Of course you only make that mistake once but if I hadn't happened to have seen my images in the Live Feed in the morning, but separately, not in a group, I still wouldn't have a clue as to why they had failed. They disappeared in front of my eyes and then back in AIM I saw them now as 'failed' instead of 'processing' and of course they should fail, they are messing up the Live News Feed. A little frustrating, and of course I'm still left wondering if I made some other error somewhere else, the instructions are very precise, a full stop here, the date like this etc. some details seem to be more important than others, no date in the headline for instance but there are images up there with dates in the headline. All sorts of things cross your mind, the rejection email just says "Sorry we’ve deleted your image(s) from the News Feed as it's not what we're looking for". Who knows what else might have been wrong, paranoia sets in! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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