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What's the policy about having multiple contributor accounts?

Community Beginner ,
Jul 09, 2023 Jul 09, 2023

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Hi everyone, hope you are having a lovely weekend.
I have seen this question popup with everyones opinions on why you shouldn't have multiple accounts but I would like to know if it is authorised or against policy please.
Thanks so much for your feedback
 
All the best
 
Holly
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Community Beginner , Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

I asked this question in Feedback and here is the answer :

 

In general, it is possible to create multiple contributor accounts. This is useful if different asset types are uploaded in the different accounts. For example, one account for videos, another account for photos and a third account for illustrations.

We don´t recommend creating multiple accounts to bypass the upload limitations and upload the same asset type and similar content in all accounts. This may lead to the accounts being blocked.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 09, 2023 Jul 09, 2023

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I have not read anywhere that it is officially against Adobe's policies. 

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Jul 09, 2023 Jul 09, 2023

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It's allowed, but not recommended. You will indeed hurt your accounts, as much of your success depends on your sales. The higher the number of sales, the greater the likelihood of appearing in a search.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jul 09, 2023 Jul 09, 2023

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I'm curious why you ask this.  What do you hope to gain from having more than one contributor account?

 

You can't submit the same assets to two different accounts.  You would be penalized or possibly terminated for submitting duplicate content.  

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Jul 09, 2023 Jul 09, 2023

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my pending review stack is maxed out and emptying so slowly when other accounts get reviewed in 2 weeks.

I have read all of the against reviews but between having two accounts or spending months waiting... I'm thinking it's worth a try. 

Not looking for any haters or nasty feedback please.

Thanks for all your answers and tips. 

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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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It seems to me that whether you submit 200 images on one account or 100 images on each of 2 different accounts on the same day, they're going to be reviewed at the same time. However, the review process is somewhat of a "black box" and most of us are just guessing at how it works.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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Yes but if for example I have 200 waiting in each box it's again of time.

Also it seems some boxes get validated faster than others. Not all the pictures uploaded on the same date get validated at the same date some of them just stay sitting in the box. So I'm not at all sure how it works either but I was thinking I could give it a try. 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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Doubling your accounts and loading each up with the maximum number allowed to be under review at any one time just exacerbates the problem of long review time. If everyone did that, the review times would balloon from 2 months to 4 months.

Jill C., Forum Volunteer

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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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I wouldn't have thought of a second (third?) account as a matter of circumventing the submission queue limit. I still wouldn't go for a second account. It will be difficult to manage. And it is impossible to merge your accounts at a later stage. And the submission queue limit is a moving target, and it even seems to move based on a specific user.  So if you have a higher sales rate and a higher acceptance rate, it appears that the queue can contain more assets.

 

But again: it's allowed by Adobe.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Beginner ,
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I asked this question in Feedback and here is the answer :

 

In general, it is possible to create multiple contributor accounts. This is useful if different asset types are uploaded in the different accounts. For example, one account for videos, another account for photos and a third account for illustrations.

We don´t recommend creating multiple accounts to bypass the upload limitations and upload the same asset type and similar content in all accounts. This may lead to the accounts being blocked.

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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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thanks so much, what is feedback? 

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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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@HollyAnn,

Are you mainly uploading Generative AI assets?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
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Jul 10, 2023 Jul 10, 2023

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This is from the Discord channel FAQ.

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**Can I have multiple Adobe Stock accounts to separate different art types? **

You can create different Adobe Stock contributor accounts, if you wish to. You only need to create a different, free Adobe ID, and sign it into Adobe Stock with it. However, it is not recommended to do it, since there are some disadvantages in doing it. First, you will be diluting your sales in two accounts, and thus it will take longer to reach better royalties for your minimum payouts since you need to reach a certain number of sales; also, the visibility of your portfolios will decrease since higher sales in your portfolio mean more visibility for your content.
You can create Collections if you want to showcase different kinds of assets.

 

 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Community Expert ,
Sep 11, 2023 Sep 11, 2023

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Hi @HollyAnn ,

I realize this is an old post. However, I thought it helpful to add how the Adobe "Account and Submission Guidelines" address the question about multiple contributor account policy at the sub-heading, "Multiple Accounts".  The guidelines confirms that multiple accounts are allowed under specific conditions but can lead to account closure if it is used to circumvent limits or for submitting identical or similar files. Please read the guideline carefully to extract the details.

Regards

Jacquelin

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Yes, this is from the currently updated guidlines. This paragraph is new, as many contributors hitting the upload limit simply gamed the system by creating a second account and a third and a fourth …

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