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nruboc

« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2011, 14:19 »
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they should close the forum and only use it for tech support questions etc as Alamy does.

it's simply unprofessional, and while they are at it i they should redesign the whole layout of their site
and remove all the cluttering (stars, icons, and other crap) that makes it look like a blog or like Flickr.

it's a BUSINESS, it's not facebook or a photo-sharing community, but now it looks half-baked so we will
see what they have in store.

Nooooo, I think if they got rid of the icon things they would lose half their exclusives. It makes them feel important. Just look, alot of them will dabble in the other media just to pick up the new icon... wooyay


« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2011, 18:29 »
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they should close the forum and only use it for tech support questions etc as Alamy does.
Nooooo, I think if they got rid of the icon things they would lose half their exclusives. It makes them feel important. Just look, alot of them will dabble in the other media just to pick up the new icon... wooyay
Excellent point. What would IS be without their puerile little cliques, their party-patch scout badges, and their in-crowd cheerleaders? A fair open-market business maybe? Heaven forbid.

« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2011, 20:16 »
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Absolutely right, Michael and Nruboc.
The usage of those icons is a very clever idea. Wearing a tiny crown made of pixels makes mediocre camera users (with over 250 downloads), feel as if they're certified photographers, art college and all. Like, you know, the real deal.
The elite, la creme de la creme.
Since I'm not a fan of IStock I wish they would get rid of the icons.
And keep Lobo as King Moderator forever. He does a lot of damage to the site, all by himself. And from where I stand, that's good news.
May Lobo long last ... :)

« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 21:30 »
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shutterstock has a no-frills web site and is doing more than fine without all the istock's bullsh-its.

« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2011, 08:28 »
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they should close the forum and only use it for tech support questions etc as Alamy does.
Nooooo, I think if they got rid of the icon things they would lose half their exclusives. It makes them feel important. Just look, alot of them will dabble in the other media just to pick up the new icon... wooyay
Excellent point. What would IS be without their puerile little cliques, their party-patch scout badges, and their in-crowd cheerleaders? A fair open-market business maybe? Heaven forbid.

I am proud to say that my single little icon is about the color of a bed pan ;)

« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2011, 10:00 »
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When I think of iStock's "flair", I think of this:

office space

« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2011, 10:18 »
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When I think of iStock's "flair", I think of this:

LOL. I was happy to see they opened a new restaurant where they filmed the Chotchkie's scenes for Office Space after they closed the Cajun place.


 

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