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Cogent Marketing

« on: August 06, 2011, 15:13 »
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You only have to look at the number of lock downs this fool has done in the last 12 hours to see that he has completely lost control - some of these threads are completely innocent and look like they are meant with good intentions. Seriously, how can any business that proclaims to be customer focused employ a complete idiot like Lobo. It truly beggars believe.


« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 15:37 »
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Their sandbox, their rules.

As long as they pay me they can take down the whole forum, I don't care anymore.

As long as my royalties are not depending on forum posts he can go lock-happy as much as he likes. If he has nothing better to do...

« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 15:41 »
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I get the impression that most MG posters pretty much know what they're doing, technically.  So why do you guys even bother looking at the IS forum?   You won't get any useful insights into IStock's business.   You can't complain about, or question, anything.  So what's the point?

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 15:58 »
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Hasn't he got a new boss now?

m@m

« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 16:07 »
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I get the impression that most MG posters pretty much know what they're doing, technically.  So why do you guys even bother looking at the IS forum?   You won't get any useful insights into IStock's business.   You can't complain about, or question, anything.  So what's the point?

I guess they have to complain somewhere regardless, since they're not allowed or afraid to do so over there, they bring it over here, where we all know Lobo's BS history, and most of us (edit) couldn't care less... ;)
« Last Edit: August 08, 2011, 08:54 by m@m »

lthn

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 16:17 »
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Thats moron needs to be fired asap, along with most of the reviewers... and no I'm not saying this because of low acceptance, it's 75%+

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011, 16:38 »
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Hey, do you mean they should take down the forum (lay off Lobo) and make the business more sustainable?  :o

As long as they pay me they can take down the whole forum, I don't care anymore.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 17:15 by Freedom »

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 17:07 »
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... we all know Lobo's BS history, and most of us could care less... ;)
Not me. I couldn't care less.
ETA: that's not strictly true. I've seen on other forums mention of Lobo's ignorance. However, the couple I've seen haven't been forums which are likely to have buyers; but no doubt some potential buyers might see his posts, or posts about his posts ...
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 17:16 by ShadySue »

Ed

« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 17:51 »
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Compared to what?

....take a look at the Bigstock forum - the crickets stopped chirping long ago and they are dead - looking like upside down cockroaches at the moment
....take a look at the DT forum where folks are more interested about 180 views and no sales...or rejections...or how they've had 5 files online and 2 sales in 6 months and it's a miracle.

Maybe I'm being cynical, but some of these forums are absolutely laughable.  At least in the Alamy forum folks actually talk about the business alongside the rants about rejections.  :-\

« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 18:04 »
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As long as his manager allows it, then forums will be as they are at IS.  However, many have found him to be an a-hole, unfair, and a bully who intentionally creates conflict.  I agree with all of these.  Grass isn't always greener on the other side once he is canned.

« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 18:13 »
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eheh lets open a FB fan page for him :)
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 18:18 by luissantos84 »

ShadySue

« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 18:16 »
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This user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else.

eheh lets open a FB fan page for him :)
Some of us must be automatic super-fans.  :P

« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2011, 18:20 »
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shank_ali Sep 16/08
This guy makes the forum run smooth which is no easy matter and the personnel site-mails are helpful,courteous and friendly.Thank You. Regards Alistair

« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2011, 18:23 »
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Getting? He's "been" for a while now.

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This user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else.

That used to be kind of funny when iStock was a rebel, upstart, raw and edgy company where anything goes and we all knew they didn't really mean it. Heck, people used to post photos of purple dildos in the forums.

Now it just looks childish and offensive.

« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 18:30 »
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out of here, looking for that old dildos threads and the person who made them :)

« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 01:52 »
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I don't really mind Lobo.  I know that his style offends some people but its not surprising that istock don't care about that.  It's their forum, they can do what they like.  He's encouraging people to seek out an independent microstock forum.  The SS forum has less censorship but it's full of people trying to show off their latest uploads and others trying to sell their courses, books etc.  I don't use any of the sites forums much.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2011, 02:52 »
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OP,Please stop this love affair with Istock....
You have stated that you will no longer buy content from the site.You can't post in the forum but still you read the forum..Why?
Just grow some balls and continue with your own work.Keep slinging mud achieves what exactly?
A man of your years should at least appear to be mature !

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2011, 04:04 »
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OP,Please stop this love affair with Istock....
You have stated that you will no longer buy content from the site.You can't post in the forum but still you read the forum..Why?
Just grow some balls and continue with your own work.Keep slinging mud achieves what exactly?
A man of your years should at least appear to be mature !
If this comment was from anyone else other than Shank-Ali Reborn maybe someone might take an interest. Why have you changed your name, ashamed of the fact that everyone here knows who you are? Renaming yourself Pete is hardly going to confuse anyone here. All it means is that "pete' is now added to our ignore lists.

Slovenian

« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2011, 04:27 »
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Is he? And getting? I think we are way past that ;D ;)

Microbius

« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2011, 06:40 »
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I totally disagree, I think he is fully under control and anything else is just letting IStock off the hook.
Again, if IStock Inc. didn't approve of the appalling treatment being dished out on their forums they've had plenty of time to remedy it.
Any ill-treatment can by now be considered official IStock policy and under their control.

ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2011, 06:57 »
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I totally disagree, I think he is fully under control and anything else is just letting IStock off the hook.
Again, if IStock Inc. didn't approve of the appalling treatment being dished out on their forums they've had plenty of time to remedy it.
Any ill-treatment can by now be considered official IStock policy and under their control.
Good point and probably true; also as mentioned before, I hear Peebert was even worse.
You'd think they could train Lobo in helpfulness, and maybe a bit in iStock policy. After all, if they're paying him to be on the forums, he might as well be useful. If trained in iStock policies, he could earn his keep by filtering some queries away from Support. (though I suspect a lot of 'policies' are made up on the spot if a query arises). 'Uncle Rob' was very helpful, and would actually find out things for people.

« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2011, 07:07 »
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OP,Please stop this love affair with Istock....
You have stated that you will no longer buy content from the site.You can't post in the forum but still you read the forum..Why?
Just grow some balls and continue with your own work.Keep slinging mud achieves what exactly?
A man of your years should at least appear to be mature !

ahah you are a joy! back in 08/09 you love the guy, 10/11 you hate it, now you love him again.. what a relationship you have found eheh

go shank, love reading your stuff

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2011, 07:34 »
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Is he? And getting? I think we are way past that ;D ;)
Getting (& getting) appear to be a dead duck. Shank_Ali is definitely now called Pete pseudonym is Shank_Ali reborn  ???

« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2011, 08:25 »
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I wouldn't want Lobo's job.
 
Rob was excellent, and it was sad that he felt he had to leave.  But if Lobo had left instead and Rob had stayed as the main forum moderator, even with his friendly and diplomatic way I don't think he could have kept the forums together though everything without losing some popularity.

Lobo does sometimes spice up the company's wwttff sauce with his own flavor of jerk sauce.  IMO his approach could be improved a fair bit, but it's also a job that could be done a lot worse.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 08:31 by gclk »

« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2011, 08:28 »
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I hear Peebert was even worse.

No, he wasn't worse. Also, they were different times back then. Peebert was edgy, but funny. And he didn't belittle people's concerns like Lobo does. And as far as I know, Peebert did not send nasty childish sitemails to people and you never heard of people being banned en masse, like what Lobo does. Of course, there were far less concerns back then because everyone was in love with iStock. Ah, the good old days...
« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 08:30 by caspixel »


 

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