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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2011, 08:34 »
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IMO his approach could be improved a fair bit, but it's also a job that could be done a lot worse.

like telling guys to fu... off, thats a dumb topic or question.. eheheh


« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2011, 08:47 »
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IMO his approach could be improved a fair bit, but it's also a job that could be done a lot worse.

like telling guys to fu... off, thats a dumb topic or question.. eheheh
... saying that he does seem to enjoy calling contributors 'd1cks' from time to time.

It seems that iStock's moderators are there to uphold the rules, but not to abide by them.

ShadySue

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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2011, 09:06 »
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I wouldn't want Lobo's job.
Well, no, but you'd think he could have picked up some other skills and advanced by now.
iStock's careers page says:
"We love learning
We thrive off running one of the world's busiest and fastest-growing sites and we offer our employees training opportunities in many of the fields our business impacts. So whether you are interested in advanced layer-masking techniques for Photoshop, want to be an illustrator or a videographer, or just want to learn how to take a picture in focus, we're going to help.
Launched in spring 2008, iStock U is an in-house set of courses from our own experts on all kinds of visual art. You'll be immersed in a creative, web-friendly environment and we'll provide you with training to make the most of it. "

As a minimum. he should be required to get, say, 50 files in each media online, so that he knows all the frustrations of the process. It's easy to be snarky when you haven't a clue. I wouldn't dream of commenting on the issues an audio contributor might have, for instance.
And did he get a pay cut when most contributors did? Unlikely, I'd say.
Though he has been treated badly by his overlords, e.g. when they dropped the September bombshell and disappeared, and he was left, as someone here put it, 'playing whack-a-mole' with the inevitable fallout for IIRC about a week.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 09:19 by ShadySue »

« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2011, 09:56 »
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I wouldn't want Lobo's job.
Well, no, but you'd think he could have picked up some other skills and advanced by now.
iStock's careers page says:
"We love learning
We thrive off running one of the world's busiest and fastest-growing sites and we offer our employees training opportunities in many of the fields our business impacts. So whether you are interested in advanced layer-masking techniques for Photoshop, want to be an illustrator or a videographer, or just want to learn how to take a picture in focus, we're going to help.
Launched in spring 2008, iStock U is an in-house set of courses from our own experts on all kinds of visual art. You'll be immersed in a creative, web-friendly environment and we'll provide you with training to make the most of it. "

As a minimum. he should be required to get, say, 50 files in each media online, so that he knows all the frustrations of the process. It's easy to be snarky when you haven't a clue. I wouldn't dream of commenting on the issues an audio contributor might have, for instance.
And did he get a pay cut when most contributors did? Unlikely, I'd say.
Though he has been treated badly by his overlords, e.g. when they dropped the September bombshell and disappeared, and he was left, as someone here put it, 'playing whack-a-mole' with the inevitable fallout for IIRC about a week.

Haha, good points.

Back in the 'whack-a-mole' days following the grim September bombshell, I actually thought he moderated that quite well.  He seems to have become a lot more intolerant and less reasonable since then.

« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2011, 10:01 »
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Do you even know if Lobo is a real person, or just a pseudonym for IS staff? Like Scout, I believe that is a group, not a person, although I have been told otherwise.

Shank_ali

    This user is banned.
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2011, 10:07 »
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Do you even know if Lobo is a real person, or just a pseudonym for IS staff? Like Scout, I believe that is a group, not a person, although I have been told otherwise.

Bruce Livingstone made him out of Paper Mache in 2003...
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/images/larry-mask1.jpg

« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2011, 10:22 »
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Do you even know if Lobo is a real person, or just a pseudonym for IS staff? Like Scout, I believe that is a group, not a person, although I have been told otherwise.

sure it is a person, not a group, that woudnt make sense, if they are a lot of Lobos there... auuuhhhh

Ed

« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2011, 11:02 »
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Peebert was awesome.  He (or his pseudonym) could insult someone by complimenting the person and s/he would not have known the better.  I agree he was edgy, and hilarious.  He also didn't take people's crap.

I think Lobo tries to be like Peebert...but he takes a lot more nonsense than Peebert did.

I still think the forum there is much better and more professional than that of any other micro agency.

lagereek

« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2011, 11:08 »
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He is a figment of our imagination, our darkest nightmares and fears. He comes in our dreams hijacking our sanity, chasing us into oblivioun, touching our sub-concious minds, our astral bodies and spiritual ego.

he is:

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2011, 11:59 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2011, 13:02 »
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Its funny because Lobo was the one who ousted Peebert for being unprofessional.  There was a very short lived thread in September of 06 in which Lobo and Peebert went at it.  Lobo called Peebert and Upsidedowndog trolls for the way they treated posters to the forums, particularly newbies.  Peebert's role in the forums was diminished and he left shortly after.  UDD stopped posting and left a note on his istock blog saying he'd been told by some that his posts were no longer wanted so he would stop.  http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=261505 see the September 06 post. 

The thread's lifespan was something like 7 minutes before it disappeared.  I just happened to read it while it was going on. 

Funny how its Lobo who is the unprofessional one now... 

« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2011, 13:10 »
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I wondered where UDD dissapeared to.  I used to enjoy his posts and find him entertaining. On the otherhand I found Peebert really offensive sometimes.

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011, 13:46 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

Update on Shank Ali's bizarre name changes.

Shank Ali has now childishly assumed my forum name of Cogent Marketing. I have reported him for forum abuse to the administrators and look forward to seeing him banned from this forum permanently. What a silly, childish old man he clearly is. But hey, the real Shank Ali shows himself in his true colours. Not surprised he's also banned from iSP.

Shank_ali

    This user is banned.
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2011, 14:03 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

Update on Shank Ali's bizarre name changes.

Shank Ali has now childishly assumed my forum name of Cogent Marketing. I have reported him for forum abuse to the administrators and look forward to seeing him banned from this forum permanently. What a silly, childish old man he clearly is. But hey, the real Shank Ali shows himself in his true colours. Not surprised he's also banned from iSP.
I seem to be talking to myself these days  ;D

« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2011, 14:14 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

How many births must Shank Ali have,
Before you call him a man?...

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind

« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2011, 14:43 »
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That confused me.  I knew that I hadn't got you on ignore.  I hope that he is banned for this too.  I rarely go to the SS forums because of the attention seeker there that never seems to get banned as he deletes all his offensive statements before the PTB see them but it's getting as bad over here with the Shank.
Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

Update on Shank Ali's bizarre name changes.

Shank Ali has now childishly assumed my forum name of Cogent Marketing. I have reported him for forum abuse to the administrators and look forward to seeing him banned from this forum permanently. What a silly, childish old man he clearly is. But hey, the real Shank Ali shows himself in his true colours. Not surprised he's also banned from iSP.

« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2011, 14:54 »
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Lobo is immature and his frustration is not hidden.

It is his job to moderate and close inappropriate, duplicate threads. It is his job to keep threads on topic and delete offensive posts.

It is not his job to belittle posters, especially newbies, and infrequent posters. Just lock the dam thread with a simple forthright explanation. But he insists on having the last snotty word.

 I don't give a crap that he is a nice guy in person and those who have met him defend him. 98% of forum poster have never met him and probably never will, so we will never know that. What people know of him is what he says in the forums. He is NOT funny. He is arrogant, rude and very unprofessional. If IS wants to get away from the warm fuzzies and get down to the business of business, then they need to curb this dog.

There are plenty of other arrogant rude posters on the IS forums, but they are not representatives of IS nor being paid by IS to moderate the forums. Lobo should look up the word moderator and read the definition of it's root word moderate, and repeat it like a mantra.

« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2011, 14:54 »
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Lol @ Shank :)

« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2011, 15:27 »
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Its funny because Lobo was the one who ousted Peebert for being unprofessional.  There was a very short lived thread in September of 06 in which Lobo and Peebert went at it.  Lobo called Peebert and Upsidedowndog trolls for the way they treated posters to the forums, particularly newbies.  Peebert's role in the forums was diminished and he left shortly after.  UDD stopped posting and left a note on his istock blog saying he'd been told by some that his posts were no longer wanted so he would stop.  http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=261505 see the September 06 post. 

The thread's lifespan was something like 7 minutes before it disappeared.  I just happened to read it while it was going on. 

Funny how its Lobo who is the unprofessional one now... 


Wow, I did not know any of that, but I do remember the bewilderment after all that went down and some of those members of the community disappeared. Oh the irony of Lobo calling anyone a troll. But there was once a day where he was not nearly the prick he is now. He really should probably find another job. He is so clearly not happy in that one.

« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2011, 16:29 »
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Its funny because Lobo was the one who ousted Peebert for being unprofessional.  There was a very short lived thread in September of 06 in which Lobo and Peebert went at it.  Lobo called Peebert and Upsidedowndog trolls for the way they treated posters to the forums, particularly newbies.  Peebert's role in the forums was diminished and he left shortly after.  UDD stopped posting and left a note on his istock blog saying he'd been told by some that his posts were no longer wanted so he would stop.  http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=261505 see the September 06 post. 

The thread's lifespan was something like 7 minutes before it disappeared.  I just happened to read it while it was going on. 

Funny how its Lobo who is the unprofessional one now... 


Wow, I did not know any of that, but I do remember the bewilderment after all that went down and some of those members of the community disappeared. Oh the irony of Lobo calling anyone a troll. But there was once a day where he was not nearly the prick he is now. He really should probably find another job. He is so clearly not happy in that one.

It's kind of a crappy job really (I'm not being sympathetic). I remember at school when students were chosen to be school prefects, they were over the moon. However, if they weren't already unpopular they soon became unpopular. Imagine still being a school prefect when you're at at Lobo's age.

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2011, 17:01 »
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frankly I don't think Lobo should care, and I doubt he does. I'm also amazed how many people here who regularly complain about iStock have no clue who Lobo is, what his name is etc. so much for understanding the agency you're contributing to. he is indeed a real person, just one person...not like scout.

I've had my own run ins with Lobo, but most of the time we've either exchanged helpful sitemails or simply left it at agreeing to disagree. he's quite a nice guy in my experience and I would NEVER want his job because I wouldn't be able to contain the sarcasm for more than one day in his role.

incredibly ironic how rude, sarcastic, belittling and uninformed people are with one another here -and yet many some of those same people are claiming to be hurt or affronted by Lobo's sarcasm.

« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2011, 17:08 »
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... incredibly ironic how rude, sarcastic, belittling and uninformed people are with one another here -and yet many some of those same people are claiming to be hurt or affronted by Lobo's sarcasm.

I just hate the fact that we have to pay his wages via our sales. However little it costs ... it's not worth it.

« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2011, 17:14 »
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incredibly ironic how rude, sarcastic, belittling and uninformed people are with one another here -and yet many some of those same people are claiming to be hurt or affronted by Lobo's sarcasm.

Well, difference being that nobody here is being paid to be a moderator in the forum of a billion dollar company where the contributors and buyers of whom he is so fond of being rude to and belittling are paying his salary. You'd think there should be at least a little respect shown for that, if nothing else.

« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2011, 17:15 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

Update on Shank Ali's bizarre name changes.

Shank Ali has now childishly assumed my forum name of Cogent Marketing. I have reported him for forum abuse to the administrators and look forward to seeing him banned from this forum permanently. What a silly, childish old man he clearly is. But hey, the real Shank Ali shows himself in his true colours. Not surprised he's also banned from iSP.

shank RAMPAGE!!! eheh you are a crazy guy

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2011, 18:30 »
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Shank_Ali , aka getting, aka Pete, is now aka Doris.

I think maybe admin should take a look at his account (like iSP did) and give him a three month suspension from posting here. I doubt anyone will miss him.

Update on Shank Ali's bizarre name changes.

Shank Ali has now childishly assumed my forum name of Cogent Marketing. I have reported him for forum abuse to the administrators and look forward to seeing him banned from this forum permanently. What a silly, childish old man he clearly is. But hey, the real Shank Ali shows himself in his true colours. Not surprised he's also banned from iSP.

shank RAMPAGE!!! eheh you are a crazy guy

Not only out of control and completely lost the plot he (LOL) has absolutely no idea what is coming his way. Mr Alistair Forrester Shankie is really in for a surprise as a direct result of his unprofessional (and unlawful) behavior -  Mr Richard Silbey was extremely interested to hear about his behavior too. (Amateur Photographers Magazine). I think there might be a retraction coming.............


 

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