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123XXX

« on: January 07, 2011, 10:18 »
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With all the site problems that need to be sorted out now, I am wondering if the launch of Editorial will still occur on time as scheduled? It seems it could get pushed to next month if they plan to get all present site problems sorted out first.


traveler1116

« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 10:27 »
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Nothing is ever on time, we'll just have to wait until whenever they get around to it.

« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 10:35 »
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yes, you'd think they would launch the last big product they announced - the logo program, which has now been sitting around gathering dust of over a year.

« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 10:45 »
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Not sure what you mean by on time - I haven't seen anything beyond a general statement about uploading in "early 2011" from admin posts.

ShadySue

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 11:01 »
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Yeah, I wish they'd sort out all the problems first, then do a lot more QA checks before they turn editorial live.
I've still got a lot of issues with editorial on iStock. First of all, they've got some crazy restrictions on what they will and won't accept as editorial. I bet it'll all be down to individual inspectors as usual, and they can't know everything, so Scout will be overwhelmed.
I notice that JJRD started a thread 'Las Vegas and Times Square' without actually stating that these would be acceptable (as they would in 'regular' editorial).
I'm concerned that pics must be either editorial or 'main collection'. While 'main collection' images can always be used as editorial, I'd want to highlight those (most) of my 'main collection' images are unmanipulated, so can be used as 'real' editorial, as well as commercially or as 'editorial lite'. But that apparently can't be done; we have to choose.
Also, I'm worried about the honesty of some contributors. Do we really think, for example, that all those who label their zoo shots as 'animals in the wild' or their Mediterranean shots as 'Caribbean' will suddenly become honest? That's a minefield. Not to mention all those who misname their subjects out of a combination of ignorance and laziness.
Seeing all the people totally cokka, I have to wonder why they haven't been sending their 'huge back collection of editorial images' as RM to other agencies.
And apart from the high-demand places, like Las Vegas and Times Square and some others, I can't see that true editorial at RF/Micro prices will be worth it.
Of course, that's exactly what the Macro 'togs said about Micro when it started, so I'm keeping a closely watching brief!
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 05:46 by ShadySue »

123XXX

« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 22:42 »
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Thanks. You raise some very good points Sue. And as you said, there will be a lot of submissions that are borderline in terms of having any real editorial content and you will have people trying to push a lot of stuff through. Some will pass, some won't because of inspector subjectivity as you mentioned. I can imagine a lot of complaining will occur when someone gets something accepted and someone else has something else similar that doesn't.

Anyway, for timing, I got the impression originally it was slated to be launched around the 3rd week in January, but maybe I'm wrong. It is that date though I can see being pushed out to February at this point.


 

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