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Title: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: oscarcwilliams on January 19, 2017, 13:31
Dreamstime---This morning by my name, the arrow by my name is blinking down.  Do anyone knows what that mean?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: marthamarks on January 19, 2017, 13:36
I have the same thing. It means there's some tax form they want you to fill out.

I'm going to wait until I've got enough royalties built up to claim, then I'll fill out their form.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: oscarcwilliams on January 19, 2017, 13:40
I checked and the tax form was approved.  It has to be something else.  I just don't understand what's going on. Thanks.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on January 19, 2017, 14:42
It's not just you

I see the same blinking if my account summary info is displayed (images in portfolio, current balance, etc.). If I click on the blinking arrow, the summary info goes away and the blinking stops.

I checked the tax center and it shows my tax info was submitted. I looked a bit in the "My account" section to see if anything else required attention and I can't see anything. I also looked at their forums and didn't see anything.

That arrow didn't blink before, so if this is a feature, they need to do some work so you have a clue what it's telling you. It's more likely some sort of bug, but as I'm just under $3 away from a payout, the only thing I care about is that the request payout feature works and the cash shows up in PayPal a few days later.

DT is largely something I ignore these days :)
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: PhotoBomb on January 19, 2017, 18:32
Clicking the arrow hides and/or shows the stats beneath your name.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: oscarcwilliams on January 19, 2017, 22:09
It's so annoying.  Why fix something when it's not broken?  Can we at least have a choice to leave it as it was or ask for feedback from us which none of this was done.  We are just left in the dust as usual.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: YadaYadaYada on January 19, 2017, 22:15
Clicking the arrow hides and/or shows the stats beneath your name.

Made me look and you are right. Selects if we want to see earnings or not. Thanks
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: KuriousKat on January 20, 2017, 03:09
Last time this happened for me, it was because I needed to update my tax form.

That was back in December, and I notice the form still says it's 'under review'. I hope they aren't going to withhold tax for the 6 weeks that they didn't review the form?

Perhaps the blinking arrow is simply to alert the contributor to the fact that something is pending?
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: Chichikov on January 20, 2017, 03:44
It happens when you have some notifications, as, for example, unread comments, photos older than 4 years and without sale, new tax form to approve, etc.
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: KuriousKat on January 20, 2017, 04:05
It happens when you have some notifications, as, for example, unread comments, photos older than 4 years and without sale, new tax form to approve, etc.

Yes, but I have nothing outstanding and nothing to action, and I'm wondering if it's blinking simply to alert me to the fact that my tax form is still pending?
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on January 20, 2017, 08:46
It happens when you have some notifications, as, for example, unread comments, photos older than 4 years and without sale, new tax form to approve, etc.

Yes, but I have nothing outstanding and nothing to action, and I'm wondering if it's blinking simply to alert me to the fact that my tax form is still pending?

Today, the arrow is blinking only when the stats summary is not showing - the opposite of yesterday.

My tax form is apparently still pending, but it was months ago that I submitted that, so the fact that it just started the flashing a day or two ago seems more like evidence of a bug than a feature. And why flashing in only one of the two states whatever the reason?
Title: Re: Dreamstime----Arrow blinking down by my name.
Post by: LDV81 on January 20, 2017, 11:55
It's been a terribly slow month so far. Blinking can create an illusion that there is some movement...
 :)