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« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 18:24 »
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List update. More to come.

- F5 fiasco
- Logo program fiasco
- Agency collection start fiasco
- Business card eternal fiasco
- EL percentage reduction fiasco
- Agency search fiasco
- Magical mystery changing vector prices fiasco
- A old and good live stats fiasco


« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2010, 21:37 »
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Google indexing fiasco

helix7

« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2010, 08:43 »
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Someone help me to increase list? Is it not sufficient to Mr Thompson resign?

None of this stuff is sufficient to cost Thompson his job. What will, however, possibly cost him is if he doesn't hit the earnings projections that he's been tasked with reaching.

Which, frankly, could actually be the worst-case scenario for contributors. Especially exclusives. If Thompson is replaced, the new guy will probably take a look at where they can cut some more costs to get back on track with the profit goals, and those big 30-40% royalty rates for exclusives might begin to look even more "unsustainable."

« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2010, 09:49 »
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Partner Program.. Once you're in you will never (or after some real hard days and nights) get out..

ShadySue

« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2010, 09:51 »
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Someone help me to increase list? Is it not sufficient to Mr Thompson resign?

None of this stuff is sufficient to cost Thompson his job. What will, however, possibly cost him is if he doesn't hit the earnings projections that he's been tasked with reaching.

Which, frankly, could actually be the worst-case scenario for contributors. Especially exclusives. If Thompson is replaced, the new guy will probably take a look at where they can cut some more costs to get back on track with the profit goals, and those big 30-40% royalty rates for exclusives might begin to look even more "unsustainable."
Yup. Looked at it in that light, things like the EL fiasco (2 months interest on the underpayments, no sign that it's going to be resolved today; totally inadequate responses on the forums and from CR) could be helping him to reach his target.

« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2010, 10:11 »
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List is growing very fast.

- F5 fiasco
- Logo program fiasco
- Agency collection start fiasco
- Business card eternal fiasco
- EL percentage reduction fiasco
- Agency search fiasco
- Magical mystery changing vector prices fiasco
- A old and good live stats fiasco
- Partner Program fiasco. Once you're in you will never get out.

« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2010, 10:17 »
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My $0.19 EL, when a buyer paid 100 credits for a legal guarantee.  How does that benefit me?  I would rather not know that istock are making a nice fee from my photo while I receive nothing.  All it did was make me more determined not to have a long term future with them.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2010, 10:19 by sharpshot »

« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2010, 10:23 »
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My $0.19 EL, when a buyer paid 100 credits for a legal guarantee.  How does that benefit me?  I would rather not know that istock are making a nice fee from my photo while I receive nothing.  All it did was make me more determined not to have a long term future with them.

Istock dosn't make a nice fee: they assume a risk. But I agree that legal garantees shouldn't be named ELs, they should find another term.

« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2010, 10:27 »
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My $0.19 EL, when a buyer paid 100 credits for a legal guarantee.  How does that benefit me?

It affects your redeemed credits score against which your royalty is set I think.

« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2010, 10:29 »
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Someone help me to increase list? Is it not sufficient to Mr Thompson resign?

None of this stuff is sufficient to cost Thompson his job. What will, however, possibly cost him is if he doesn't hit the earnings projections that he's been tasked with reaching.

Which, frankly, could actually be the worst-case scenario for contributors. Especially exclusives. If Thompson is replaced, the new guy will probably take a look at where they can cut some more costs to get back on track with the profit goals, and those big 30-40% royalty rates for exclusives might begin to look even more "unsustainable."
Yup. Looked at it in that light, things like the EL fiasco (2 months interest on the underpayments, no sign that it's going to be resolved today; totally inadequate responses on the forums and from CR) could be helping him to reach his target.
yep, I'm surprised the greedy pigs haven't rolled out the code to screw nons at a pathetic 15% yet

RT


« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2010, 10:29 »
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Istock dosn't make a nice fee: they assume a risk.

Do they?

Who ticks the box stating that the image they are uploading is free from any copyright or legal issues, I don't think you'll find iStock 'assume' the risk if it all goes wrong, they just offer the option of a guarantee so that the buyer won't.

RT


« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2010, 10:32 »
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Adding to the list of iStock epic fails, for the last two hours a search only returns images from the 'Agency collection', expect few sale today folks  ::)

« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2010, 10:32 »
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iStockeys fiasco

« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2010, 10:36 »
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Adding to the list of iStock epic fails, for the last two hours a search only returns images from the 'Agency collection', expect few sale today folks  ::)

Insane! If you go to Advanced Search and exclude Vetta and Agency you can fix it, but still.

« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2010, 10:51 »
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Adding to the list of iStock epic fails, for the last two hours a search only returns images from the 'Agency collection', expect few sale today folks  ::)


??? I'm getting absolutely normal results, now and one hour ago, when I was searching files to buy.

ShadySue

« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2010, 10:59 »
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Adding to the list of iStock epic fails, for the last two hours a search only returns images from the 'Agency collection', expect few sale today folks  ::)

I wasn't finding that, but the issue has been discussed in this thread.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=266911&page=1
Again, no rush to fix it.

« Reply #41 on: November 17, 2010, 11:06 »
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How about the loooooooooong times to receive support tickets responses? In fact, it's almost useless.

« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2010, 11:16 »
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Never ends.

- F5 fiasco
- Logo program fiasco
- Agency collection start fiasco
- Business card eternal fiasco
- EL percentage reduction fiasco
- Agency search fiasco
- Magical mystery changing vector prices fiasco
- A old and good live stats fiasco
- Partner Program fiasco. Once you're in you will never get out.
- Support tickets long times to response fiasco.
- Search engine Agency pics fiasco.

« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2010, 12:02 »
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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2010, 12:11 »
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Certain old files eligible for the XXXL size when it was introduced didn't get changed, thus losing money on what could have been an xxxl sale.
Someone is making a killing on some barely altered Nasa blue marble images when all the rest were removed, mine were removed but they had  been  more worked on than the survivors. Apply this to  numerous other removal instances too.

« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2010, 12:17 »
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Lets go again.

- F5 fiasco
- Logo program fiasco
- Agency collection start fiasco
- Business card eternal fiasco
- EL percentage reduction fiasco
- Agency search fiasco
- Magical mystery changing vector prices fiasco
- A old and good live stats fiasco
- Partner Program fiasco. Once you're in you will never get out.
- Support tickets long times to response fiasco.
- Search engine Agency pics fiasco.
- Vector dudes are second rate contributors now fiasco.
- XXXL size removals fiasco.

« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2010, 18:42 »
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Adding to the list of iStock epic fails, for the last two hours a search only returns images from the 'Agency collection', expect few sale today folks  ::)

I wasn't finding that, but the issue has been discussed in this thread.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=266911&page=1
Again, no rush to fix it.


No, that's a different issue. This morning, like RT said, searches were bringing up only Agency photos in the search results, even if you didn't click on the Agency lightbox first. I must have seen it right before it got fixed because I ran two searches where all I got were Agency and then another where I got a lot of Vetta. So I knew it was back to normal. :D

« Reply #47 on: November 18, 2010, 09:32 »
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Three months to fix the CSS on my_uploads.

Hard to understand why so much delay for bug fixes. I'm fearful for the future of istock. Things are falling apart quickly.


The fix "made" by Sean Locke works great.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=255552&page=1

Sean, at least be kind and give some credits from "your" script to Shawn Olson.
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum83/6942.htm
He made that script in 2004. And he wrote: "Please include credit when using this script and read this site's Terms & Conditions before using."
http://www.shawnolson.net/a/503/altering-css-class-attributes-with-javascript.html

And here is the original script:
http://www.shawnolson.net/scripts/public_smo_scripts.js
« Last Edit: November 18, 2010, 09:43 by zanzi »

« Reply #48 on: November 18, 2010, 10:56 »
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Not to worry.  I've removed that bit.

« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2010, 10:40 »
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I'd like to hear forum friends.

Since F5 was running, my sales drop to dead. Specially now in November. You think there is a relationship between F5 and sales drop? Because search issues, interface issues, etc, etc, etc.


 

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