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« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2007, 09:40 »
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Well if it really did say 1.6 million pictures Oz, that would be a HUGE step in the right direction.  HUGE.

And if they have cut the database, that should clean up the searches no end and give the rest of us a better chance for sales.

Let's keep our fingers crossed........
Now it says 1.9 million...


« Reply #51 on: June 16, 2007, 09:43 »
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I was able to get as far as my stats page and could view my stats for June before the site went down again...but it took longer than ever.  Hopefully they'll get this all sorted out soon.

« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2007, 09:45 »
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Been away for three weeks basking in the glorious sunshine of the outer hebrides (an archipeligo of sparsely populated islands with white sand beaches off the coast of NW Scotland)

I was looking forward to some juicy payouts upon my return but FT with their version 2.

Regarding the 1.9 million images nice to see they "pruned their database" seeing that the alpha site has been online since November 2005 (20 months ago) which had 300,000 claimed images. I don't think there would be that many files that had not been downloaded in 18 months.

Tried logging in but I seem to be stuck in some endless holding pattern from the title page to another login page. I think i preferred the blog page.

Has anyone tried FTPing?

« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2007, 09:51 »
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My accepted count is the same as before and I have some older files with 0 uploads.

Uploaded 5 files (not FTP) this am.  Got as far as pulling one up, creating categories but went to a blank white screen when I pressed the save and upload button.  Didn't pull over my title or desciption but did get my keywords.  Even though the red button is on, I'm able to log in and see the 5 unfinished files.

« Reply #54 on: June 16, 2007, 10:02 »
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The account information tag is floating in front of whatever page you try to view.  I also get a blank screen when I try to view the forum.

« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2007, 10:14 »
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Made it as far as one of my unprocessed photos this time, only to discover that all the metadata disappeared (title, keywords, and description), so now I have the pleasure of reuploading about 50 photos.   >:( 

And of course, the categories STILL aren't in alphabetical order...I mean really, how hard is it to arrange the categories in alphabetical order so we can find them more easily?

« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2007, 10:18 »
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Well after an age i finally arrived at the credits page starting the procedure to convert but then the standard page "working hard so much achieved" page appeared seems like I had a few sales on the 13th and an affiliate managed to sell something yesterday.

« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2007, 13:45 »
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The site comes and go.  I had logged in and now I get the multilanguage "work-in-progess" one.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2007, 16:43 »
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Well down here in Australia we've had the splash screen on constantly with no sign of any access.

Of course the longer this goes on, the greater the risk that frustrated customers will look elsewhere for urgent image requirements and discover 'better' agencies.

I'm no techie, but it seems to me that if I had been managing this changeover I would've got the site up and running on the new servers, copied over all the required information, checked and triple checked, put the site out to a few hundred trusted customers for beta testing, then, when everything is confirmed as okay I'd press a 'switchover' button.

But then I'm no techie wiz, just a simple person.

Gut feel is negative; I reckon we might have several more days of this and then find that we are massively disappointed.

Another gut feel is that FT is short of cash; lacks the cashflow and resources needed to make this work; probably one IT employee working flat out 24/7 while the CEO goes out wining and dining in his Mercedes.......... but only a gut feel........

« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2007, 17:13 »
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I'm no techie, but it seems to me that if I had been managing this changeover I would've got the site up and running on the new servers, copied over all the required information, checked and triple checked, put the site out to a few hundred trusted customers for beta testing, then, when everything is confirmed as okay I'd press a 'switchover' button.

Hmm. Now why didn't FT think of that? As for the rest of your post, I believe you are far closer to the truth than they would want to even think about admitting.    :D

« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2007, 18:15 »
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Hi Lads,

Have just been in there and most of it seems to be up and running ok.

The wait seem s to be over!

« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2007, 18:21 »
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Well down here in Australia we've had the splash screen on constantly with no sign of any access.
It's up here in Vancouver. Looks to be more-or-less the same paradigm as before.

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Of course the longer this goes on, the greater the risk that frustrated customers will look elsewhere for urgent image requirements and discover 'better' agencies.
Not much of a risk to us, but certainly to FT. If I was relying on them for imagery I'd have moved on by now. I doubt that anyone who needs 'mission critical' stuff would be using them anyhow.

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... it seems to me that if I had been managing this changeover I would've got the site up and running on the new servers ... when everything is confirmed as okay I'd press a 'switchover' button.
As an ex-techie, I've experienced gremlins, but never on this scale. I can imagine that they tried to reduce costs by using bargain-rate engineers who tested the changeover and functionality using some sort of intranet setup; you get what you pay for, and FT is may currently be experiencing the results of that unwise plan. It appears that they haven't made a backup/failsafe plan, choosing to fully commit to the (unproven/untested) new system. Pity.

Gut feel is negative; I reckon we might have several more days of this and then find that we are massively disappointed.
Yep, that's my gut, too. I'll be very surprised if things turn out well for them after this fiasco. I've already begun uploading to BigStock.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2007, 18:31 by sharply_done »

« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2007, 19:35 »
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Well it's just come on-line down here in OZ (Sunday morning; probably Saturday afternoon sometime for the rest of you lot); seems to be much faster but I haven't tried uploading etc yet.

Shows 1.9 million files.  That still overstates the position, but IS A HUGE STEP FORWARD IN HONESTY and that is a very positive development.

« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2007, 20:35 »
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The stats option is pretty cool, so far so good

manwolste

« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2007, 23:43 »
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Many of my images have no keywords at all. With others, important keywords (like name of the town) are missing.

Anybody else is experiencing this?

« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2007, 01:34 »
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The stats option is pretty cool, so far so good
what stats? looks the same to me as before? no?

« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2007, 01:50 »
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Many of my images have no keywords at all. With others, important keywords (like name of the town) are missing.

Anybody else is experiencing this?


My 13 most recent uploads have no keywords.  My older images seem to be ok. 

« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2007, 04:05 »
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Reporting from Naples, Italy... Fotolia still down...

« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2007, 04:19 »
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First page of images have no keywords, rest OK.

Hope it can be sorted!
« Last Edit: June 17, 2007, 04:20 by takestock »

« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2007, 04:52 »
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Reporting from Naples, Italy... Fotolia still down...

Same here in South Africa.  I was able to get the log in page a few times, but was not able to log in. 

« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2007, 05:37 »
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It all sorta works for me, but it's unbearably slow to do somethings (Show details of an image is currently hung)...

There seems to be a lot of work done on the interface though, there were some odd html issues with the V1 interface, and they are all gone... 

Seems to me to be a strange way to upgrade it, all in one hit, an 'incremental' process like IS have used would have been better, but then it's not my site....

« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2007, 06:23 »
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Their site is running much slower for me than the previous version and my system is connected via fiber optics!  Are they using a new connect address for uploading via ftp?  My connection to them no longer works and the flash upload via their site is unbearably slow.

Seems like they overcommitted themselves!  Hopefully all the kinks will be erased this week cause this is one of my top selling sites!

« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2007, 06:24 »
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Sunday morning in the US - was able to edit one newly uploaded file (keywords were there with misspellings highlighted in red) the description filed seems to be gone as I could only find a comments fieild.  Titles didn't copy over.  Default el price resets each time back to 1 unit.  Tried file number two with no luck.  This could take a while

dbvirago

« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2007, 06:37 »
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Sold something. Email no longer tells you what you sold or for how much. Site is down again

« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2007, 07:06 »
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Site was up briefly .. now just getting blank pages  :-\

Cannot do search on name to find whether my pics are indexed....am I doing that correctly?


 

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