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dpimborough

« on: November 01, 2014, 04:56 »
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Well I woke up this morning and my contributor level in Oct was 2 with around 290 credits but November 1st it jumped to level 4 with over 2000 credits  :o

Anyone else had this sudden jump? i.e. without trying to tote up all the previous 12 months I don't reckon it's realistic.  :o


« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 06:17 »
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Well I woke up this morning and my contributor level in Oct was 2 with around 290 credits but November 1st it jumped to level 4 with over 2000 credits  :o

Anyone else had this sudden jump? i.e. without trying to tote up all the previous 12 months I don't reckon it's realistic.  :o

Interesting. I was around 400-500 all the time, now it shows 1336, so I jumped from Level 2 to Level 3.

Since I occasionally calculated my own numbers and they were correct for the prior months, and I had rather low sales in October, I assume there is a bug.

« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 06:54 »
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noticed mine has gone from two to  three - ive been doing well by my standards of late but can't be bothered to check if its right or not - RF123 seem more prone to these kind of slips than most

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 07:40 »
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Me too. Looks like a bug in their system.

« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 08:18 »
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Me too. Looks like a bug in their system.

Or they calculated all the inimage commissions you had and applied that to our accounts, which pushed us us in the ranking.👍

« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 08:40 »
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That's interesting. In September I  started more than 100 points above the level 4 floor and by the end of the month my earnings were well above the previous year's September tally. I was shocked when instead of going up my points tally dropped to just 2004 and I actually challenged them about how that was possible - they sent me a chart of figures that was pretty much impossible to work out, so I left it at that.  In October I had a really lousy month, making only about two thirds of what I did the previous year, but this morning my tally has RISEN by 175 points. That seems to be equivalent of having an entire additional month's points added on - and put me back roughly where I would have expected to be if I had got the points I expected a month ago.

So my best guess is that September's points weren't properly accounted for and that has been corrected this month. If so, people may have been being paid a level below what it should have been - though I won't be affected in that way.

I think 123's credit point accounting system is severely flaky. It's not the first time I've had issues with it and right back at the beginning I was upgrated from level 3 to 4 after I pointed out that the calculation didn't seem right.

Lightrecorder

« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 11:00 »
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I jumped 400 points

Queue Alex?

« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 13:07 »
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I had a terrible October there and my RC number was up about 250 points, so I think there must be a bug

« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2014, 19:34 »
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Mine from around ~2800 to ~4300 (past 12 months credits)
Is this a fix from current shenanigan or pure bug?

« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 20:06 »
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I jumped about 700 pts to 2900, still level 4

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2014, 09:20 »
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Brace yourselves for the clawback that is going to come.

« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2014, 00:30 »
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Brace yourselves for the clawback that is going to come.

Did the clawback just happen?  Anyone else notice their sales for the past few days take a big leap backward?  Here's hoping that's just a temporary part of the "bug."

« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2014, 01:13 »
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Brace yourselves for the clawback that is going to come.

Did the clawback just happen?  Anyone else notice their sales for the past few days take a big leap backward?  Here's hoping that's just a temporary part of the "bug."

Yep. Man, what this industry needs is a few decent accountants!

« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2014, 01:59 »
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Me too. Looks like a bug in their system.
Back to where I "belonged"  :) The one sale that had occurred when I was bumped up also has been reduced.

« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2014, 02:30 »
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It's back to normal for my now.

Lightrecorder

« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2014, 03:48 »
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Credits have been reduced, no sales taken away  as far as I can see

dpimborough

« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2014, 04:23 »
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Yup down to just over 300 credits and level 2 again  :'(

« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2014, 05:01 »
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*! Down to level 3 now.  It's curious that when you think they have "underpaid" you for credit points there is no correction but when they "overpay" you the credits get clawed back.
The fact that they have corrected for this month's miscalculation shows that they are not capable of running their credit point system properly. My suspicion that I was "underpaid" by 200-300 points for September is even stronger now - and if I was I've been wrongly dropped a level this time.
I think these point systems are unfair rubbish anyway, since they penalise the contributor twice-over if the agency isn't doing its job or decides on search changes that adversely affect someone's sales. What's more, they can be rigged outright if the coding people are clever enough, by switching the search away from portfolios approaching a promotion level.

« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2014, 05:02 »
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Back to normal today.

« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2014, 05:44 »
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Now the earnings page has gone haywire. Apparently I've already earned about $6,000 in referral commisions in November and I've got three sales for zero earnings. It's also giving me an access prohibited error when I try to connect to the main earnings page.

Lightrecorder

« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2014, 06:48 »
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Starts to sound an awful lot like istock

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2014, 09:54 »
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Now my credit number is 992 (!), just 7 credits short of level 3. Geez.

« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2014, 10:46 »
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My downloads and earnings pages seem OK (the October earnings total is the same as it was on Saturday) and the RC number has adjusted down by about 340 points to a number that makes sense. Level didn't change either way, so I'm inclined to think this is incompetent IT/broken software rather than some sort of earnings scam (their recent shenanigans with Inmagine sales notwithstanding).

My October sales $$ were actually decent - just the download number was pathetic. That isn't good news though - falling download numbers without a shift (a la Shutterstock) to a new type of sale (OD and SOD versus subscriptions in Shutterstock's case)


 

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