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nruboc

« Reply #125 on: February 07, 2011, 20:23 »
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Agencies should think about this a bit:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailycaller/californiacourtfreepornportalsnotunfairtopaidsites

I've already prep'd my site for a easy transition to a free site. If agencies go too far down that road, oh well, that's why I didn't quit my day job, I'm not the type to bend over to the IStocks of the world.


« Reply #126 on: February 07, 2011, 23:55 »
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Hey, just joined after getting annoyed with istock's forums. Or lack there-of. I've been a contributor for a few years now and also got a "I don't like you and I'm in charge" email from little lobo. I backed off before getting banned, but still. How silly is that? I sent an email about his lack of respect towards us, the contributors. Haven't heard back. Doubt I will. I'm just glad to see there are open forums in other places. Most forums I've ever been on have at least one of "those guys" on their moderation team. Its sad, but that's how the world works. As for istock screwing us over all the time lately, that's another story.

« Reply #127 on: February 08, 2011, 09:41 »
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.... got a "I don't like you and I'm in charge" email from little lobo. I backed off before getting banned, but still. How silly is that? I sent an email about his lack of respect towards us, the contributors. Haven't heard back. ....

You know, I came real close yesterday to sending an e-mail to Contributor Relations regarding his unprofessional remarks in the forum.  Some of the remarks verge on being down right disrespectful.  You would think iS would realize that this portrays a bad image of the company - as moderators represent the company, whether they are paid are not!  I wonder if enough of us sent e-mails someone would straighten him out?

« Reply #128 on: February 08, 2011, 09:46 »
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I sent emails to every one I know over there (no sitemails, still banned) over the weekend and havent heard a peep from anyone. No responses. I also had a chat with who ever does the iStock twitter account and they said this in regards to people getting banned:

"But it's happened before when things get heated. Not a ban, just a cool down period."

I replied: "...it seems more like censorship where I'm sitting"

Haven't heard back since

vlad_the_imp

« Reply #129 on: February 08, 2011, 09:48 »
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is it possible to still receive sitemail?

Hopefully you guys are aware that istock can and do monitor sitemails? They are not private in the way emails are.

« Reply #130 on: February 08, 2011, 10:28 »
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I sent emails to every one I know over there (no sitemails, still banned) over the weekend and havent heard a peep from anyone. No responses. I also had a chat with who ever does the iStock twitter account and they said this in regards to people getting banned:

"But it's happened before when things get heated. Not a ban, just a cool down period."

I replied: "...it seems more like censorship where I'm sitting"

Haven't heard back since

It's probably Lobo that does Twitter too, when he's not monitoring the forums. :D

« Reply #131 on: February 08, 2011, 12:08 »
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It's probably Lobo that does Twitter too, when he's not monitoring the forums. :D

I was thinking the same thing but this person did seem like a decent individual

ShadySue

« Reply #132 on: February 08, 2011, 13:04 »
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I sent emails to every one I know over there (no sitemails, still banned) over the weekend and havent heard a peep from anyone. No responses. I also had a chat with who ever does the iStock twitter account and they said this in regards to people getting banned:

"But it's happened before when things get heated. Not a ban, just a cool down period."

I replied: "...it seems more like censorship where I'm sitting"

Haven't heard back since
It's really not that unusual. I was a teacher until recently. A teacher in the same council authority (not school) as me posted some remarks about the authority's policy on an education discussion group and was suspended (from his teaching post). What he said was neither untrue, heated nor libellous. It was true, and it was a controversial topic, worthy of discussion. Don't know what happened to him next, as I'm now 'out of the loop'.

« Reply #133 on: February 08, 2011, 13:16 »
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It's probably Lobo that does Twitter too, when he's not monitoring the forums. :D

I was thinking the same thing but this person did seem like a decent individual

I am pretty sure it is NOT lobo.  I am pretty sure it used to be Rob Sylvan but since he's gone I am not sure who it is.  whoever it is is much nicer than lobo and does get a lot of ranting tweets aimed at them but seems to stay very calm and civil.  

« Reply #134 on: February 08, 2011, 13:30 »
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I am pretty sure it is NOT lobo.  I am pretty sure it used to be Rob Sylvan but since he's gone I am not sure who it is.  whoever it is is much nicer than lobo and does get a lot of ranting tweets aimed at them but seems to stay very calm and civil.  

I guess they only want him offending people on-site. LOL

« Reply #135 on: February 08, 2011, 14:15 »
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Yes it is unfortunate that this maniac is the "Face" of iStock and the anonymous tweeter is behind the scenes

« Reply #136 on: February 08, 2011, 21:35 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'

« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2011, 21:51 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'

Bans from Istockphoto forums are normally measured in months (at least) not days. Just sayin'.

« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2011, 22:34 »
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I was just over at the forums and saw one thing that made me wonder... The forum index showed Lobo as the most recent post for the Discussion forum, but when I went to that forum he wasn't a recent poster on any of the top threads that had posts in the past hour or so (including stickies at the top).  Maybe he got his post deleted for going to far???

SNP

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« Reply #139 on: February 08, 2011, 23:09 »
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I was just over at the forums and saw one thing that made me wonder... The forum index showed Lobo as the most recent post for the Discussion forum, but when I went to that forum he wasn't a recent poster on any of the top threads that had posts in the past hour or so (including stickies at the top).  Maybe he got his post deleted for going to far???

no. it probably means someone started a thread that got axed by Lobo. Lobo was just the last user to be indexed as 'touching' a thread in that forum.

« Reply #140 on: February 09, 2011, 00:40 »
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Ha welcome to the Banny Club. Lobo is just a little mouse trying to piss upwind. No matter how hard he tries he still goes to sleep at night tasting his own vitriol on the pillow.

Its incredible how Karma works like that. Just think 5 years from now we'll all look back and wonder why we ever got so worked up in the first place  ;)

ShadySue

« Reply #141 on: February 09, 2011, 07:36 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

« Reply #142 on: February 09, 2011, 08:14 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

They've managed to separate forums and SM in the banning process?? Used to be an all or nothing gig like the "3rd party Marketing".

« Reply #143 on: February 09, 2011, 08:20 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'


Bans from Istockphoto forums are normally measured in months (at least) not days. Just sayin'.


I sent my mom over to iStock HQ, they seemed surprised and instantly stopped remodeling their new offices for the occasion.
I taped my mom's persuasive diplomatic actions
Robbers attacked by handbag wielding old woman

Shortly thereafter all my site privileges were reinstated :)

ShadySue

« Reply #144 on: February 09, 2011, 08:26 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

They've managed to separate forums and SM in the banning process?? Used to be an all or nothing gig like the "3rd party Marketing".
Shhhh. I don't want them to notice.

jbarber873

« Reply #145 on: February 09, 2011, 09:14 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

 OH,I'm supposed to grovel? I left that part out when I sent a message to support. I guess I shouldn't have put in the part about Lobo being " petty and vindictive" in the request for my forum rights being restored then? Maybe that's why I'm still banned after 4 months. I never could get the hang of groveling... ;D

« Reply #146 on: February 09, 2011, 10:01 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

I dont have SM so I cant grovel (not that i would) I did email contributor relations but did the exact opposite of grovel so I'm thinking I'm out for a while. Meanwhile the thread goes on with no response from the powers that be over there.

ShadySue

« Reply #147 on: February 09, 2011, 10:08 »
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Day 4 of my ban from the iStock forums and sitemail...just sayin'
I think you're supposed to send a grovelling SM promising to be good in future.

I dont have SM so I cant grovel (not that i would) I did email contributor relations but did the exact opposite of grovel so I'm thinking I'm out for a while. Meanwhile the thread goes on with no response from the powers that be over there.
Responses from TPTB are sooooo 2009.

« Reply #148 on: February 09, 2011, 10:22 »
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I was just over at the forums and saw one thing that made me wonder... The forum index showed Lobo as the most recent post for the Discussion forum, but when I went to that forum he wasn't a recent poster on any of the top threads that had posts in the past hour or so (including stickies at the top).  Maybe he got his post deleted for going to far???

actually there's a update thing that is totally off on the index page.  just check it after you post something and you'll notice that you are not right away listed as the most recent post.  I'm pretty sure that was probably what you experienced since I seriously doubt that has been fixed in all these years.  it's been like that for a long time now.

« Reply #149 on: February 09, 2011, 10:39 »
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If you are still banned after a few months i would not hesitate and call head office to kindly ask if they can look into it.
Chances are they have forgotten about your ban altogether and emailing support can take a long while as we have noticed.
Cheers peeps, Kurt


 

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