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« Reply #1200 on: October 11, 2010, 11:08 »
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So did this 47 pages of 'intelligent conversation' achieve anything? Yeah, I thought so. But when I add my 5c in few posts to the end of that freight train of pure smart, it's 'rant'  ::)


bittersweet

« Reply #1201 on: October 11, 2010, 11:18 »
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well, is it niche or clihe?  It's not all the people that lack creativity, but the final product. And if it doesn't lack real creativity, it's prolly not really stock coz it wont sell. There are quite a few micro shooters who show great talent, but I really don't think it's gonna be the micro or macro where it's they can truly show it. But I don't want to get too deep into that argument, because the term 'creativity' has been totally hijacked for dacedes now, most people simply use it instead of 'gimmick'. Stuff like shooting your models with eyes crossed is considered top-notch creativity nowadays. : )

I was so distracted by the fact that you used "prolly" as a word that it was hard to take anything else you said very seriously. I felt like I was suddenly on Facebook reading things written by my 15-year-old daughter's friends.

« Reply #1202 on: October 11, 2010, 11:44 »
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Can't this idiot be banned? One inane post after another, shut up already!

So did this 47 pages of 'intelligent conversation' achieve anything? Yeah, I thought so. But when I add my 5c in few posts to the end of that freight train of pure smart, it's 'rant'  ::)

« Reply #1203 on: October 11, 2010, 12:48 »
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Can't this idiot be banned? One inane post after another, shut up already!


Use the ignore button and I think the resultant lack of attention will take care of this. Banning adds fuel to a fire you wish to smother :)

« Reply #1204 on: October 11, 2010, 14:19 »
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Can't this idiot be banned? One inane post after another, shut up already!


Use the ignore button and I think the resultant lack of attention will take care of this. Banning adds fuel to a fire you wish to smother :)

Besides, once banned, they just come back under a new name.  ::)

« Reply #1205 on: October 11, 2010, 16:46 »
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Just noticed the inspection queue is over 79000, the biggest I've ever seen it.
Wonder if the inspectors are tied up with getting to grips with Agency requirements or on a go-slow as a protest against the changing royalty structure. Or maybe they're just all on holiday. Don't remember ever seeing the queue that big.

There is not any protest. I think that is the best match Placement frenzy for they own images before 1. Jan. thats why they are so slow.

lisafx

« Reply #1206 on: October 11, 2010, 16:58 »
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^Ignored by 20 people already, is that a record?  Including me, so no need to respond.
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Wow, I'm kinda proud I got in on the ground floor.  It was only 7 when I ignored him ;D

jbarber873

« Reply #1207 on: October 11, 2010, 17:16 »
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^Ignored by 20 people already, is that a record?  Including me, so no need to respond.
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Wow, I'm kinda proud I got in on the ground floor.  It was only 7 when I ignored him ;D

You're always ahead of the curve, Lisa. As i recall, you were also the first one to call him "troll"  :D

lisafx

« Reply #1208 on: October 11, 2010, 19:19 »
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You're always ahead of the curve, Lisa. As i recall, you were also the first one to call him "troll"  :D

 LOL!  Probably means I am just hanging around here too much ;)

Nice of him to go on and prove it so thoroughly, don't you think? 

« Reply #1209 on: October 12, 2010, 04:22 »
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I am still banned from forums & sitemail... any other ban'ees in a similar spot? Whats the record for these sorts of things (other than permanent ban, of course).

traveler1116

« Reply #1210 on: October 12, 2010, 04:42 »
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Still banned, apparently Lobo called me a few days ago but I'm still out of the country so I have no idea what he had to say.  Haven't heard back after I replied to the message.  I think I've gotten over the IS 'community' now though so I don't really care too much, contrary to what KK said I am there for the money.

« Reply #1211 on: October 12, 2010, 06:03 »
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That's funny, so his he!

« Reply #1212 on: October 12, 2010, 09:02 »
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I am still banned from forums & sitemail... any other ban'ees in a similar spot? Whats the record for these sorts of things (other than permanent ban, of course).
Still banned too. I expect mine is permanent. I'm still ticked about not being able to check sitemail though. I'm considering contacting support about that. Could really care less about posting on the forums.

« Reply #1213 on: October 12, 2010, 10:15 »
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I am still banned from forums & sitemail... any other ban'ees in a similar spot? Whats the record for these sorts of things (other than permanent ban, of course).
Still banned too. I expect mine is permanent. I'm still ticked about not being able to check sitemail though. I'm considering contacting support about that. Could really care less about posting on the forums.

You should. What are they going to do, ban you?  Lol

« Reply #1214 on: October 12, 2010, 16:00 »
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Well, I won't read one week of posts in this thread, so if there is something new, any change in IS new rules, could anyone send me a message and tell me about it?

« Reply #1215 on: October 13, 2010, 06:20 »
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...apparently Lobo called me a few days ago but I'm still out of the country...

I wish Lobo would give me a call - we could have a chummy chat or i could break a taco on his face. Either way it would be most pleasurable for me. :)

Dook

« Reply #1216 on: October 13, 2010, 06:57 »
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Just noticed the inspection queue is over 79000, the biggest I've ever seen it.
Wonder if the inspectors are tied up with getting to grips with Agency requirements or on a go-slow as a protest against the changing royalty structure. Or maybe they're just all on holiday. Don't remember ever seeing the queue that big.

There is not any protest. I think that is the best match Placement frenzy for they own images before 1. Jan. thats why they are so slow.
What will happen to best match search after Jan. 1st?
After all this talk about royalties and percentages  I missed that one.

« Reply #1217 on: October 13, 2010, 09:45 »
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If you don't meet your RC quota by Dec. 30th then you will be paid a lower percentage starting Jan 1. If your images aren't in the first few pages of the search then you aren't getting sales.

« Reply #1218 on: October 13, 2010, 10:32 »
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Just noticed the inspection queue is over 79000, the biggest I've ever seen it.
Wonder if the inspectors are tied up with getting to grips with Agency requirements or on a go-slow as a protest against the changing royalty structure. Or maybe they're just all on holiday. Don't remember ever seeing the queue that big.


There is not any protest. I think that is the best match Placement frenzy for they own images before 1. Jan. thats why they are so slow.

What will happen to best match search after Jan. 1st?
After all this talk about royalties and percentages  I missed that one.


If you're asking specifically about the best match algorithm and what gets weighted heavier than no one really knows.  It's a corporate secret, but you can do your own searches and see what shows up under that sort order.  The general feeling is that the Agency and Vetta high-priced collections will take up a lot of the front pages in searches.  iStock has specifically stated (in the FAQ) that the Agency files will not be weighted any differently, however anecdotal and several actual searches have shown otherwise already.

« Reply #1219 on: October 13, 2010, 10:54 »
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You're always ahead of the curve, Lisa. As i recall, you were also the first one to call him "troll"  :D
You are not here long enough to know that macrosour and alzheimerhippie are synonyms for troll. Trolls are senile autistics with a leftover ADHD syndrom characterized by a pathetic need for attention compounded by extreme jealousy .

Don't feed the trolls (don't reply to their messages) and they'll just move on to another forum about creationism, evolution, god, atheism, politics or the unbearable lightness of being. This particular specimen has no life, isn't a photographer at at all, so why bother? Ignoramus igitur. If he comes back under another nick, I'll kill the attention sucker with a wooden stick right in his weak spot.  ;D Prolly.

Dook

« Reply #1220 on: October 13, 2010, 13:47 »
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Just noticed the inspection queue is over 79000, the biggest I've ever seen it.
Wonder if the inspectors are tied up with getting to grips with Agency requirements or on a go-slow as a protest against the changing royalty structure. Or maybe they're just all on holiday. Don't remember ever seeing the queue that big.


There is not any protest. I think that is the best match Placement frenzy for they own images before 1. Jan. thats why they are so slow.

What will happen to best match search after Jan. 1st?
After all this talk about royalties and percentages  I missed that one.

Yes, that's what I asked. Thanks!

If you're asking specifically about the best match algorithm and what gets weighted heavier than no one really knows.  It's a corporate secret, but you can do your own searches and see what shows up under that sort order.  The general feeling is that the Agency and Vetta high-priced collections will take up a lot of the front pages in searches.  iStock has specifically stated (in the FAQ) that the Agency files will not be weighted any differently, however anecdotal and several actual searches have shown otherwise already.

traveler1116

« Reply #1221 on: October 13, 2010, 15:54 »
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server error when uploading?  Awesome!!  Can't post in the forums though, is anyone else having this problem?

« Reply #1222 on: October 13, 2010, 17:09 »
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You're always ahead of the curve, Lisa. As i recall, you were also the first one to call him "troll"  :D
You are not here long enough to know that macrosour and alzheimerhippie are synonyms for troll. Trolls are senile autistics with a leftover ADHD syndrom characterized by a pathetic need for attention compounded by extreme jealousy .

Don't feed the trolls (don't reply to their messages) and they'll just move on to another forum about creationism, evolution, god, atheism, politics or the unbearable lightness of being. This particular specimen has no life, isn't a photographer at at all, so why bother? Ignoramus igitur. If he comes back under another nick, I'll kill the attention sucker with a wooden stick right in his weak spot.  ;D Prolly.

 :D

« Reply #1223 on: October 13, 2010, 18:51 »
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server error when uploading?  Awesome!!  Can't post in the forums though, is anyone else having this problem?

I think you're wearing out the upload servers with all those Balkans images. I think you're at #30 of the most prolific up-loaders at IS at the moment!

traveler1116

« Reply #1224 on: October 14, 2010, 06:51 »
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server error when uploading?  Awesome!!  Can't post in the forums though, is anyone else having this problem?

I think you're wearing out the upload servers with all those Balkans images. I think you're at #30 of the most prolific up-loaders at IS at the moment!

Maybe, I'm trying to fill my upload slots up every week and I've come close with above 85% acceptance (I haven't done the numbers but I think it's at least that high).  Still looks as though I won't get 40,000 RCs this year, probably 39,000 or something.


 

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