Alamy Restricts Contributor Participation in Blog, Forum

Posted on 4/1/2009 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Alamy has removed the “comments” feature from its corporate blog. The company has also announced that it is restricting its online forum topics.

Alamy CEO James West told Selling Stock that the reason for this decision is that previous forum and blog comments were not representative of the opinion across the entire Alamy contributor community. He explained: “To cite a recent example, our email to 17,000 contributors regarding our proposal for U.K. newspapers received plenty of comment on the blog and forum. Someone reading these comments might reasonably conclude that most contributors disagreed with our proposals, whereas in reality [only] approximately 300 have opted out.”

West said Alamy intends to continue to share information with its contributors and, where appropriate, adapt to accommodate their concerns. “The only thing that will change is we will no longer provide a platform for negative opinion to overshadow the general consensus,” he added.

Copyright © 2009 Julia Dudnik Stern. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz


  • Bill Brooks Posted Apr 1, 2009
    About time. Some of the comments, from a very very small number of contributors, were very unprofessional. If photographers have Alamy concerns, they can express them in an email to member services and receive a reply overnight.

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