Agency Based Discussion => iStockPhoto.com => Topic started by: pmstephens on September 02, 2006, 08:34

Title: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: pmstephens on September 02, 2006, 08:34
I signed up with Istock about a week and a half ago, and they have not communicated with me at all.  I have no idea if my image has been accepted or rejected, and e-mails to them have been ignored.  Has anyone else had the same experience? ???
Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: leaf on September 02, 2006, 08:37
they probably get so many emails a day like that they either don't answr them, or take 2 weeks doing it.  It was a long time ago when i signed up, but don't be surprised if it takes over 3 weeks to hear if you are accepted or not.
Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: nruboc on September 02, 2006, 12:15
Yes, and with that lack of communication you get the lowest commissions in the industry, the worst uploading process, no FTP, most inconsistent reviews (in my experience), and locked threads if you complain in the forums

Hope your experience is better than mine.
Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: Striker77s on September 03, 2006, 09:03
Yes everyone complains about them including me.  Just poke through the history and you find plenty of "IstockPhoto stinks" threads.  But a major fact is they bring a significant amount of income to many of us so we deal with it.  You have to decide for yourself if the income from Istock is worth the hassell.  I wouldn't expect them to get any easier to work with soon.

Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: amanda1863 on September 03, 2006, 21:25
Well not everyone complains about them.  For example I am exclusive to iStock and it pays my bills.  So I love 'em.  But aside from that in answer to your original question it can up to three weeks from what I've heard recently on the forums for brand new applications and with the holiday weekend I would expect it to get done in the next day or two.  I for one think the patience is worth it. :)
Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: madelaide on September 03, 2006, 22:59
There is a problem with the new Buyrequest.  I submitted three images and they were reviewed before being presented to the requestor as "not suitable for stock".  Well, maybe, but they were what the requestor asked for!  So why not let him decide?  Then just don't add them to the collection, fine.

This is what the requestor asked for
Page Border only of chocolate chip cookies about 1 inch from all sides of letter size paper. Cookies should be about 1/4 inch in size

and this is one of my submissions:

Title: Re: Istock is Ignoring Me
Post by: Boylet on September 04, 2006, 00:22
Hmmm ... maybe the reviewer didn't like the taste of the cookies that's why they said that it wasnt's suitable  to "stock" them up for inventory ???  ::)  ;D