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« Reply #600 on: January 23, 2011, 06:09 »
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From Rogermexico:

"January 21
We should see several fixes happening early next week, for the search and the issues stemming from the mid-week downtime. I will have updates on Monday."


Lots of emotion coming. Fasten your seatbelts.


PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #601 on: January 23, 2011, 06:31 »
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But back on topic. It appears that the programmers at IS don't bother to test the software before they release it, just make it run and unleash it. There's never time to do it right now, but always time to fix it later?

But what's the reason they're being rushed? I don't know of too many developers who rush rolling out updates. In fact, quite the opposite. They usually like to make sure it's right. I'm thinking management is pushing the IT dept to deploy updates on hard deadlines and deal with the issues later.

ShadySue

« Reply #602 on: January 23, 2011, 06:39 »
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But back on topic. It appears that the programmers at IS don't bother to test the software before they release it, just make it run and unleash it. There's never time to do it right now, but always time to fix it later?

But what's the reason they're being rushed? I don't know of too many developers who rush rolling out updates. In fact, quite the opposite. They usually like to make sure it's right. I'm thinking management is pushing the IT dept to deploy updates on hard deadlines and deal with the issues later.
Which is totally counter-productive.
Which level of management isn't seeing this? Is it Kelly or is it the puppeteers?

ShadySue

« Reply #603 on: January 23, 2011, 06:39 »
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Which level of management isn't seeing this? Is it Kelly or is it the puppeteers?
Sounds like a Sixties pop group. ;D
But would it be "Kelly and the Puppeteers"
or
"The Puppeteers and Kelly" ?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 06:46 by ShadySue »

ShadySue

« Reply #604 on: January 23, 2011, 06:43 »
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And there's the mysterious left hand navigation disappearance.
Now if you want to upload, you have to do it via your sitemail page.
Who would have guessed?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2011, 06:46 by ShadySue »

« Reply #605 on: January 23, 2011, 10:50 »
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It looks like the $0 royalties are still going on. Amazing! Another "bug" that works in favor of iStock! Who wants to make bets that it's never completely fixed. I know people STILL waiting for their 10% EL bonuses from September.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=294962&page=1#post5682722

« Reply #606 on: January 23, 2011, 11:07 »
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« Reply #607 on: January 23, 2011, 11:29 »
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More stuff not done/broken.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=295342&page=1


Requires a "fix" to simply update a calendar for the new year, an event which should have been, ah, rather anticipated in the scheme of things?

« Reply #608 on: January 23, 2011, 11:52 »
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The iStockphoto site is truly crippled.  Everyday I check the Help and Discussion forums and (foolishly) think that the reconstructed site nightmare will be over. But each time I look there is another handful of glitches added to the an ever growing pile of problems.  I also fall prey to the promise of "Monday" and with the new week the nightmare will end.  It's January 23, for H@ck sake!  An IT replacement team could have been hired and trained (by Getty?) by now.
I once worked with a guy who use a focus group for his product research.  He was always enthusiastic yet very ineffective.  It turned out that his focus group was his wife and young children.  I figure something like this went on when iStock did testing on their site revisions.  :)

« Reply #609 on: January 23, 2011, 15:50 »
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More stuff not done/broken.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=295342&page=1


Requires a "fix" to simply update a calendar for the new year, an event which should have been, ah, rather anticipated in the scheme of things?


I know, seriously!

« Reply #610 on: January 23, 2011, 15:54 »
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And another old school iStocker is hitting the road. Anyone remember Kate of purple dildo fame. That's going way back...

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=293422&page=1#post5683192

« Reply #611 on: January 23, 2011, 15:56 »
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Also interesting. Someone on the forums just noted that there has not been a new FIOTW in two or three weeks now. Bug or on its way out?

« Reply #612 on: January 23, 2011, 23:40 »
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And another old school iStocker is hitting the road. Anyone remember Kate of purple dildo fame. That's going way back...

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=293422&page=1#post5683192 [nofollow]

I won't tell Kate you said that!  :D

« Reply #613 on: January 24, 2011, 02:47 »
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I seem to remember her asking me if I wanted a little cheese with that whine when I complained about a rejection for a different reason altogether following a resubmit of an image! Probably 2004 or 2005. She became an inspector, briefly, I think. But that was back in the days of Peebert and a somewhat more wild west atmosphere :)

« Reply #614 on: January 24, 2011, 07:22 »
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Did iStock ever do a Beta for the F5 update? A rhetorical question.

« Reply #615 on: January 24, 2011, 09:56 »
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And another old school iStocker is hitting the road. Anyone remember Kate of purple dildo fame. That's going way back...

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=293422&page=1#post5683192

I won't tell Kate you said that!  :D


"Way back" is of course a relative term, considering the actual age of the site. ;)

« Reply #616 on: January 24, 2011, 10:47 »
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I seem to remember her asking me if I wanted a little cheese with that whine when I complained about a rejection for a different reason altogether following a resubmit of an image! Probably 2004 or 2005. She became an inspector, briefly, I think. But that was back in the days of Peebert and a somewhat more wild west atmosphere :)
:-[ Sounds like me. :D
And yeah, I was an inspector for a while. It was definitely a different place way back then. :D

« Reply #617 on: January 24, 2011, 10:51 »
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I seem to remember her asking me if I wanted a little cheese with that whine when I complained about a rejection for a different reason altogether following a resubmit of an image! Probably 2004 or 2005. She became an inspector, briefly, I think. But that was back in the days of Peebert and a somewhat more wild west atmosphere :)
:-[ Sounds like me. :D
And yeah, I was an inspector for a while. It was definitely a different place way back then. :D

whoa!  I didnt recognize you Kate, didn't realize you had changed your handle to "yawning dog" --- reminds me Niilo.  Yeah, those were the good ole days when just the mere mention of purple would set off a flurry of NSFW posts.. lol!  good to see ya -- tho I'm sure you don't remember me as I was usually too afraid of peebert to ever post much. :)

« Reply #618 on: January 24, 2011, 11:02 »
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And there's the mysterious left hand navigation disappearance.
Now if you want to upload, you have to do it via your sitemail page.
Who would have guessed?

LOL, I thought I must have gone mad when it disappeared. Aren't upload, search and purchase  the three absolutely crucial things that would never get forgotten in an "upgrade"? Wouldn't you have to be a complete moron to delete all the upload buttons on a crowdsource site? It disappeared from half the pages in the last major shake-up, I guess that was just the staging post for taking it off everything else. It must be an oversight that they left it on sitemail ... oh, and on the "site map".

I wonder how busy the inspectors are now.

ShadySue

« Reply #619 on: January 24, 2011, 11:08 »
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I wonder how busy the inspectors are now.
52,397 in the queue just now: considerably up from the 44,XXX of a couple of weeks back.

« Reply #620 on: January 24, 2011, 11:09 »
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And there's the mysterious left hand navigation disappearance.
Now if you want to upload, you have to do it via your sitemail page.
Who would have guessed?

LOL, I thought I must have gone mad when it disappeared. Aren't upload, search and purchase  the three absolutely crucial things that would never get forgotten in an "upgrade"? Wouldn't you have to be a complete moron to delete all the upload buttons on a crowdsource site? It disappeared from half the pages in the last major shake-up, I guess that was just the staging post for taking it off everything else. It must be an oversight that they left it on sitemail ... oh, and on the "site map".

I wonder how busy the inspectors are now.

I am pretty sure they took that side navi away so that the My Uploads page would fit better in the browser (width-wise).  You can still get to "upload" but clicking on "My Account" in the bottom left, then click on "Contributor Tools" and it's right there.   no need to go to sitemail for it.  

« Reply #621 on: January 24, 2011, 11:17 »
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 You can still get to "upload" but clicking on "My Account" in the bottom left, then click on "Contributor Tools" and it's right there.   no need to go to sitemail for it.  

So intuitive! Besides, "my account" doesn't do anything when I click on it. Is it a pop-up window that my blocker stops? Or does it just not work in Firefox?

« Reply #622 on: January 24, 2011, 11:24 »
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I wonder how busy the inspectors are now.
52,397 in the queue just now: considerably up from the 44,XXX of a couple of weeks back.

Is there a way for a "normal" contributor to access such information, or is that only available to moderators and reviewers?

ShadySue

« Reply #623 on: January 24, 2011, 11:25 »
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I wonder how busy the inspectors are now.

52,397 in the queue just now: considerably up from the 44,XXX of a couple of weeks back.


Is there a way for a "normal" contributor to access such information, or is that only available to moderators and reviewers?

I'm neither.
www.istockphoto.com/stats

« Reply #624 on: January 24, 2011, 12:58 »
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I seem to remember her asking me if I wanted a little cheese with that whine when I complained about a rejection for a different reason altogether following a resubmit of an image! Probably 2004 or 2005. She became an inspector, briefly, I think. But that was back in the days of Peebert and a somewhat more wild west atmosphere :)
:-[ Sounds like me. :D
And yeah, I was an inspector for a while. It was definitely a different place way back then. :D

whoa!  I didnt recognize you Kate, didn't realize you had changed your handle to "yawning dog" --- reminds me Niilo.  Yeah, those were the good ole days when just the mere mention of purple would set off a flurry of NSFW posts.. lol!  good to see ya -- tho I'm sure you don't remember me as I was usually too afraid of peebert to ever post much. :)

I remember you. :)


 

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