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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2017, 14:22 »
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This doesn't work for me. The data I obtain fron both sources does not show any activity beyond 21st December  (possible, but unlikely !!)

I only downloaded the iStock Stats app in early January and it did show a new balance that reflected my one sale in the first week of January, so it was working at least up to that point. I haven't had any sales since then -- which doesn't surprise me in the least -- so I can't tell whether it's still able to update the balance.


« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2017, 15:42 »
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It looks like iStock and Getty get hated on pretty hard here... but doesn't anyone think this might be a change for the better?  A one month inconvenience and transition to ESP and they might just be creating a more user friendly interface.  Maybe I'm just hoping here...
There shouldn't be a month of inconvenience (do you honestly believe this will be sorted in a month?).
What should happen, and what most major corporations do, is develop and thoroughly test a new system on a parallel virtual website and network and only when it's running smoothly with no bugs do you go live on the real website.
Getty's strategy is more a case of constantly throwing crap at the fan on the actual site to see what sticks.

As for deepmeta, if it's actually working for balance totals then I'm in deep trouble because it's been stuck on zero since December and I can't remember going this long without a credit sale.

Mine (deepmeta) hasn't updated at all since 27th December. Not a single update of stats or balance. Something definitely wrong!

« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2017, 21:55 »
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No sales in jan here either. I would be happier if it's a system fault rather than assume that iStock is so far gone that it can't even get us sales

« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2017, 05:55 »
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End of Sales Project

ShadySue

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« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2017, 07:09 »
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No sales in jan here either. I would be happier if it's a system fault rather than assume that iStock is so far gone that it can't even get us sales
You could always contact CR (and wait a while) to check.

I had a sale drop in on iS this a.m. (not a common occurrence!) and the DM balance immediately updated (not the monthly balance, that will happen ovenight tonight, like the daily stats chart on iS). Doing a 'fetch' brought up that file and it's now on top of the downloads in DM, and the monthly balance has not updated, and is lower than the Balance. Also the number of monthly sales hasn't updated to include this morning's sale, presumably it will (as usual) update that tomorrow at the same time as iS's daily sales charts updates.


« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2017, 07:22 »
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Nothing at all for me since 28th Dec.

« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2017, 08:47 »
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this idio.ts.  >:(
I know nothing about my money since december. They have this information and dont give us the information.
I think all contributors should make a campaign to fight against this scammers only deleting is not enough....
Istock is pure microstock cancer if they die it is good for the whole market.

Lets fight them.

« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2017, 08:49 »
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Expect Sales to Plummet

« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 09:36 »
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Eradication of Sellers Policy

ShadySue

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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2017, 09:45 »
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this idio.ts.  >:(
I know nothing about my money since december. They have this information and dont give us the information.
I think all contributors should make a campaign to fight against this scammers only deleting is not enough....
Istock is pure microstock cancer if they die it is good for the whole market.

Lets fight them.


The last person to have that idea started a petition, but I've no idea what happened to it
http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/istock-petition-please-sign-and-share

I don't really know why it's only in the past week that people are getting so incensed about this when we were told (by email and on their forum) at the end of October that it was going to happen. Presumably that was when you should have taken whatever action you deemed best.

Like I said, I have access to details about my money via DM. I can't imagine why that isn't working for everyone, so you'd need to contact CR. You might get a quicker answer posting onto the DM thread on the iS/Getty forum - I don't see anyone posting that they're not seeing a balance on the last two pages of that thread, which takes us back to the 3rd Jan., so it can't be a common issue.

Apparently, something called iLucidata also currently gives access to your balance but I can't vouch for that as I don't use it.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 10:04 by ShadySue »

« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2017, 14:14 »
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It looks like iStock and Getty get hated on pretty hard here... but doesn't anyone think this might be a change for the better?  A one month inconvenience and transition to ESP and they might just be creating a more user friendly interface.  Maybe I'm just hoping here...

Hope dies last ...

« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2017, 15:00 »
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This www.espaws.com website, is it the replacement for istock site?

is the login the same as istock?

ShadySue

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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2017, 15:43 »
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This www.espaws.com website, is it the replacement for istock site?

is the login the same as istock?


We got an advance information email today about ESP. If you didn't get it, contact CR at once so that when the necessary information is emailled you'll get it.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 16:59 by ShadySue »

« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2017, 16:47 »
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thanks, found it

« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 17:19 »
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Are you sure you are not Bigly?  ;D

« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2017, 19:42 »
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But they wrote us,

Scheduled for January 3, 2017
iStock.com contributor tools will be retired on www.istockphoto.com/xnet
Login details for the ESP Platform sent to iStockers
iStock contributor tools become available via the ESP Platform.


It's now weeks past that and what we got instead was, maybe February. Meanwhile they did retire the iStock information feed.

The ESP platform is integrated with the Getty Images keywording tree.

Your old keywords won't work anymore and a new version of DM is coming. Data will not be available the same as it was, but might be in the future.

The new platform should be better, easier and more friendly. I hope it is. After the usual SNAFUs I'm not confident.

Then they say, Our next official update will come in December when we share details of the main differences between uploading at iStock.com and the new batch functionality with ESP Upload.

This notice was emailed January 18th 2017. Does that deflate your confidence?  :) Maybe they mean December 2017? I don't know anymore.


« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2017, 17:00 »
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Are you sure you are not Bigly?  ;D

I dont know what that is, but i dont think so.

« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2017, 17:03 »
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But they wrote us,

Scheduled for January 3, 2017
iStock.com contributor tools will be retired on www.istockphoto.com/xnet
Login details for the ESP Platform sent to iStockers
iStock contributor tools become available via the ESP Platform.


It's now weeks past that and what we got instead was, maybe February. Meanwhile they did retire the iStock information feed.

The ESP platform is integrated with the Getty Images keywording tree.

Your old keywords won't work anymore and a new version of DM is coming. Data will not be available the same as it was, but might be in the future.

The new platform should be better, easier and more friendly. I hope it is. After the usual SNAFUs I'm not confident.

Then they say, Our next official update will come in December when we share details of the main differences between uploading at iStock.com and the new batch functionality with ESP Upload.

This notice was emailed January 18th 2017. Does that deflate your confidence?  :) Maybe they mean December 2017? I don't know anymore.


Hang on..."Your old keywords won't work anymore " where did that come from

Heres a quote "Beginning February 20th, you will receive a detailed royalty statement every month followed by your payout around the 25th."

« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2017, 19:30 »
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But they wrote us,

Scheduled for January 3, 2017
iStock.com contributor tools will be retired on www.istockphoto.com/xnet
Login details for the ESP Platform sent to iStockers
iStock contributor tools become available via the ESP Platform.


It's now weeks past that and what we got instead was, maybe February. Meanwhile they did retire the iStock information feed.

The ESP platform is integrated with the Getty Images keywording tree.

Your old keywords won't work anymore and a new version of DM is coming. Data will not be available the same as it was, but might be in the future.

The new platform should be better, easier and more friendly. I hope it is. After the usual SNAFUs I'm not confident.

Then they say, Our next official update will come in December when we share details of the main differences between uploading at iStock.com and the new batch functionality with ESP Upload.

This notice was emailed January 18th 2017. Does that deflate your confidence?  :) Maybe they mean December 2017? I don't know anymore.


Hang on..."Your old keywords won't work anymore " where did that come from

Heres a quote "Beginning February 20th, you will receive a detailed royalty statement every month followed by your payout around the 25th."


I was possibly misreading the information. "Note however, that the new keyword vocabulary will be different, so your term-selections for keywords will not be imported. " Not keywords, but term selections. Which is, maybe something different?

http://www.deepmeta.com/Support/Articles/V3/

Now back to the confidence question? Mailed on the 18th of January, a notice saying, Our next official update will come in December when we share details of the main differences between uploading at iStock.com and the new batch functionality with ESP Upload. ??? And still quoting the January 3rd date for ESP opening.

« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2017, 13:02 »
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Apolgoies if this question has already been asked - but how do we sign onto ESP?  I don't have a getty username/password, I only have an istock username and password.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2017, 13:42 »
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Apolgoies if this question has already been asked - but how do we sign onto ESP?  I don't have a getty username/password, I only have an istock username and password.
Last week, we got a 'preparing' email to tell us we'd get another email with all the details when it becomes live at the beginning of Feb. If you didn't get the email you'll need to take out a support ticket to get all the emails.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2017, 15:06 by ShadySue »

« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2017, 14:58 »
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Thanks ShadySue, i'll message them now.

« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2017, 20:53 »
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Thanks ShadySue, i'll message them now.

Check your spam folder and acceptance settings. Check your email on your profile on iStock. Sometimes they are sending all this and it can get missed because somebody has notifications off or email filtered.

« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2017, 14:33 »
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It looks like iStock and Getty get hated on pretty hard here... but doesn't anyone think this might be a change for the better?  A one month inconvenience and transition to ESP and they might just be creating a more user friendly interface.  Maybe I'm just hoping here...

ESP is god awful to use.  I've been using it for a while on the Getty side, and it's confusing and hard to use.

« Reply #49 on: January 24, 2017, 14:47 »
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I can confirm that the iStock Stats app is still updating account balance information. I managed to eke out a sale yesterday and the balance was updated.

ETA: Am I correct that there's no way now to find out which image was sold?


 

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