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CofkoCof

« on: October 02, 2008, 18:13 »
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Today I was reading IS forums more thoroughly and found another interesting site:
http://apps.myersonphoto.com

It's not a scam, you can see it on the forums that many people use it. Especially for the "Race to gold/silver,..." statistics:
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=65435&page=1
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=46068&page=1

Basicly it tracks the number of downloads and uploads every member of the group had in a certain period of time (the author of the group can reset the counters). I created a MSG group which can be visible only to the people that are in it. So if you would like to compare yourself to other MSG members post your username in this topic (you can also PM me if you don't want to reveal in it public). ATM only me and Leaf (sry didn't remember any other user :D) are in it, but hopefully more will join.

A screenshot:
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 03:03 by CofkoCof »


bittersweet

« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 21:45 »
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No, it's not a scam.  ;D This is one of several very useful tools developed by Ethan Myerson prior to his becoming an admin at istock.

« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 21:53 »
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Hey Bittersweet...

Are you my any chance married to the famous "Bitter"?  ???

« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 03:57 »
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I'm in. Would like to see how other non-exclusives do at IS. Would you mind to explain what the categories mean ? Regards, Ljupco

P.S.

my IS screen name is ljupco

« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 04:05 »
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I'm also in.

My screen name is Cvandijk

« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 04:14 »
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I'll join.  My username is:-

topshotUK

CofkoCof

« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 04:53 »
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I have added all of you (including bitter and nosaya :D)

Categories:
Baseline downloads: downloads since the comparison started
Current downloads: no need to explain this one :D
Delta downloads: how many downloads did a person have, since the comparison started
.... same for the uploads

Day: how many days has a user been in the group.

I'll restart the counter in a day or two so that stats will be based on the same number of days for everyone.

« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 06:23 »
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I'll try it,

brm1949

« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008, 07:44 »
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I'm in
jcphoto

« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 09:07 »
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Actually, my user name at IS is: GRAFFOTO  ;D

« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 10:25 »
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I'm unclegene  ;)

« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2008, 10:28 »
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I'm unclegene  ;)


OTOH - do I need to log in with my IS credentials? If yes, than no....

CofkoCof

« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2008, 10:44 »
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Actually, my user name at IS is: GRAFFOTO  ;D
Yeah I know, I clicked the IS link in your profile :D

I'm unclegene  ;)


OTOH - do I need to log in with my IS credentials? If yes, than no....

I added you to the group. If you wish you can risk it and login and if not at least we'll see how many downloads do you get :D

Added all of you (I think). 10 people in the group atm. Leaf leads with 10 downloads :D

PS: Maybe I should just add everyone that has IS link setup in their profile. Do you think they would object?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2008, 10:46 by CofkoCof »

« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2008, 11:03 »
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I think it's okey to put everybody in the group who gave his/her link here on MSG. Otherwise they wouldn't have given it here if it was some kind of secret. And if someone has a problem with it, you can always remove that person.

Is user Bittersweet really Bitter on Istock? I thought I read in another post that he's not, but maybe I didn;t understand it right

CofkoCof

« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2008, 11:13 »
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I think it's okey to put everybody in the group who gave his/her link here on MSG. Otherwise they wouldn't have given it here if it was some kind of secret. And if someone has a problem with it, you can always remove that person.

Is user Bittersweet really Bitter on Istock? I thought I read in another post that he's not, but maybe I didn;t understand it right
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Everyone can do their own data mining by going to your profile and writting down the numbers. I'll add people when I see them post some new replies on the forums, but if you want to be added immidiately reply to this topic.

EDIT: Leaf maybe you could make this topic sticky?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2008, 11:19 by CofkoCof »

« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 12:19 »
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You can add me. IS username is "debljames"

« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2008, 12:47 »
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I've had a request from one member that they not be added to the list.  I think perhaps it would be best to only add people that want to be added... or people who post in this thread that they want to be on the list.

CofkoCof

« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2008, 12:49 »
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I've had a request from one member that they not be added to the list.  I think perhaps it would be best to only add people that want to be added... or people who post in this thread that they want to be on the list.
Yeah, same here. I'll only add the ones from this topic.

j2k

« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2008, 13:05 »
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Add me in as well. IS: janeff

Thanks!

CofkoCof

« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2008, 13:24 »
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Add me in as well. IS: janeff

Thanks!
Done. 10 people now.

vonkara

« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2008, 13:52 »
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I'll join

Mine is (Vonkara1)

But where we can see the comparison exactly?

« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2008, 14:20 »
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I am so small on IS but you can count me in melastmohican

« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2008, 14:46 »
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Why not?
I'll join! ;D

rcaucino

« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2008, 14:49 »
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I've had a request from one member that they not be added to the list.  I think perhaps it would be best to only add people that want to be added... or people who post in this thread that they want to be on the list.

It  really makes no difference - anybody can create own list and add anybody, so if one shares IS login - it is available.
BTW, if you as paranoid as I am about sharing your passwords, you can create a dummy IS account, login to the site and create your own list

« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2008, 15:08 »
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You can include me, as long as you don't laugh at my numbers.   ;D

I'm madelaide.

« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2008, 15:12 »
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Count me in too.

My username on iStock is kalulu.


Is user Bittersweet really Bitter on Istock? I thought I read in another post that he's not, but maybe I didn;t understand it right


As I understand it, Bitter on iStock is Bruce Livingstone, the founder. Dunno why he calls himself 'bitter'. I'd be anything but bitter if I'd created a company like that and sold it to Getty.

CofkoCof

« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2008, 15:52 »
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But where we can see the comparison exactly?
The link is on top of the page. You have to use IS login (because group is visible only to group members). But if you as paranoid as UncleGene you can create new IS account and go check some of the publicly available groups (mostly race to silver/gold/diamond/ best illustrators,...).

CofkoCof

« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2008, 15:52 »
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I've had a request from one member that they not be added to the list.  I think perhaps it would be best to only add people that want to be added... or people who post in this thread that they want to be on the list.

It  really makes no difference - anybody can create own list and add anybody, so if one shares IS login - it is available.
BTW, if you as paranoid as I am about sharing your passwords, you can create a dummy IS account, login to the site and create your own list

True, and belive me many peple have their own groups, I've seen them.

PS: 15 people now. Stats refresh when IS download stats refresh (once a day). So tomorrow we should see a few numbers in there. I think I won't reset it now, maybe at the end of the month?
« Last Edit: October 03, 2008, 15:56 by CofkoCof »

« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2008, 16:53 »
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Count me in too.

My username on iStock is kalulu.


Is user Bittersweet really Bitter on Istock? I thought I read in another post that he's not, but maybe I didn;t understand it right


As I understand it, Bitter on iStock is Bruce Livingstone, the founder. Dunno why he calls himself 'bitter'. I'd be anything but bitter if I'd created a company like that and sold it to Getty.

not sure who buttersweet is, but i really don't think it is Bruce.  Someone asked him that before and he said it wasn't....

« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2008, 17:24 »
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Count me in
pushlama at IS

« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2008, 17:32 »
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Me too please... PenelopeB

Thanks

CofkoCof

« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2008, 00:50 »
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17 people now. First stats are here, looks like ljupco had a good day? :D

« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2008, 01:48 »
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Ok, I'll play...
Since the best match-change, IS has been a disaster for me though :'(

« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2008, 08:23 »
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I'll be non-exclusive around the 14th. If you would please add me in. azurelaroux

« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2008, 11:41 »
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17 people now. First stats are here, looks like ljupco had a good day? :D

On RPI side - you had the best day :)

CofkoCof

« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2008, 12:43 »
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19 people now.

17 people now. First stats are here, looks like ljupco had a good day? :D

On RPI side - you had the best day :)
Hey, I thought you aren't gonna check the stats? :D Yeah, I had a pretty good day yesterday, but no downloads yet today :(
« Last Edit: October 04, 2008, 13:22 by CofkoCof »

« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2008, 18:21 »
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Sure I will - but on my own copy of the list :)

vonkara

« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2008, 18:26 »
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Ok, I'll play...
Since the best match-change, IS has been a disaster for me though :'(
you\re not the only one ::)

« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2008, 03:10 »
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Ok, I'll play...
Since the best match-change, IS has been a disaster for me though :'(
you\re not the only one ::)

I wouldn't dream of going exclusive there when a best match change can cut sales so much.  I much prefer the way DT do it.  They change their search but my sales still keep going up.  Why can't istock do that  ::)

« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2008, 11:53 »
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I'd like to join too.  My sales at Shutterstock have not been very impressive, though.  Lots of ups and downs, where the ups would be periods with maybe 3 sales in 4 days or so.  :D  I'm still building my portfolio there, so I hope sales will increase over time.  My screen name is ingesche.

Inge

CofkoCof

« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2008, 14:44 »
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Sure I will - but on my own copy of the list :)
Yeah I know :D

I'd like to join too.  My sales at Shutterstock have not been very impressive, though.  Lots of ups and downs, where the ups would be periods with maybe 3 sales in 4 days or so.  :D  I'm still building my portfolio there, so I hope sales will increase over time.  My screen name is ingesche.

Inge
I added you to the list (btw, this site tracks sales at IS and not SS).

Lousy weekend for me on IS :(

« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2008, 17:34 »
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I'll try it.  ID svanblar

« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2008, 01:14 »
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Oops, my bad, I meant IStock but accidentally typed Shutterstock.  Must have been because I was uploading there when I wrote that message. :) :D

CofkoCof

« Reply #43 on: October 08, 2008, 05:28 »
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I'll try it.  ID svanblar
21 people in the group now. It's interesting to see how other peoples portfolios perform :D

« Reply #44 on: October 08, 2008, 09:00 »
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Include me, please! My user is zstoimenov. TNX

CofkoCof

« Reply #45 on: October 09, 2008, 07:29 »
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Include me, please! My user is zstoimenov. TNX
22 people now.

« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2008, 09:20 »
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May I also try

ID: Gordan1

michealo

« Reply #47 on: October 09, 2008, 09:30 »
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*
« Last Edit: September 08, 2011, 05:07 by michealo »

« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2008, 16:07 »
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It may provide a really interesting data. In 5 days we got average 20 Dl from 5 UL :-) Larger portfolio definitively helps but you might have 22 DL/I or 6  DL/I ;-) It's hard to see any numbers if portfolio is below 200 images with only two exceptions to this rule.

« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2008, 16:11 »
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Could you add me please?
Thanks :)

epantha

CofkoCof

« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2008, 16:27 »
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25 people already, it's getting crowded :D

I also find the stats interesting. Especially because there are some really different portfolios in there (old, new, large, small,...). I never kept track of my portfolio like this, but I already see that my biggest problem is portfolio size. Will try to increase it during winter when I'll have more time.

« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2008, 16:51 »
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I don't feel so lonely now at the end of the line.  :)

Vonkara: go to http://www.istock-apps.com/compare/, log in, click on MSG at the bottom of the groups list.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #52 on: October 09, 2008, 20:50 »
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Ooh, this sounds like fun!
Please add me. Username:  leetorrens

CofkoCof

« Reply #53 on: October 10, 2008, 04:28 »
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Added. ATM some people have been in the group for a week, some for only 1 minute, so it's a bit harder to compare stats. I'll try to reset stats at the beginning of the every new month so that this is corrected. If I forget please remind me :D

bittersweet

« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2008, 10:35 »
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But where we can see the comparison exactly?

The link is on top of the page. You have to use IS login (because group is visible only to group members). But if you as paranoid as UncleGene you can create new IS account and go check some of the publicly available groups (mostly race to silver/gold/diamond/ best illustrators,...).


The IS login is being used through iStock's API which allows third-party developers to come up with helpful tools such as DeepMeta and a bunch of others. It does not allow the third party to collect or observe your log-in information. You can read more about it here: http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=46006&page=1 and see the full list of available apps in that same forum.

And I am truly sorry for the confusion that my unfortunate selection of username has caused. Take off your crazy-cap and think about whether Bitter himself would have the time or inclination to post the trivial things that I do.  ;D

bittersweet

« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2008, 10:39 »
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I'll be non-exclusive around the 14th. If you would please add me in. azurelaroux

Glad to see you finally decided to take that leap, Nancy. You've been a miserable exclusive for quite a while. Further proof that the crown is not one-size-fits-all.

Good luck!! :)

CofkoCof

« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2008, 12:18 »
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Istock Compare is working again. You can check on the msg group that I created. Will wait till the end of the month and then reset it.

« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2008, 13:36 »
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Please add me to the group - lorenffile on IS (also in my profile here.)

Thanks.

fred

CofkoCof

« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2008, 16:15 »
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Please add me to the group - lorenffile on IS (also in my profile here.)
I've added you.

« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2008, 16:55 »
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and me please
same nick

« Reply #60 on: December 10, 2008, 17:00 »
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I'm in add me:

tsmarkley

« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2008, 17:45 »
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It helps me see how mediocre my sales are.  :)

Regards,
Adelaide

CofkoCof

« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2008, 04:03 »
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Added the two of you, 29 people in the group now.

CofkoCof

« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2009, 06:36 »
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I reseted the stats today, so we can compare our stats in January. Will try to reset it on the 1st day of the month (remind me if I forget to do it :D).

« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2009, 01:11 »
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Has the URL for this changed?  All I get is an ad with a list of financial services.

This is the link I was using:

http://www.istock-apps.com/compare/groupInfo.php?gID=620

Was the link hijacked?

fred

« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2009, 01:24 »
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Found the below on the iStock forums -- should have looked there first!
    
Quote Posted Fri Jan 23 8:34AM

...A recent development or two will mean a couple of changes in iStock-Apps.com. Going forward, the Compare, Suggestinator, StatBox, and other assorted istock-apps will be migrated to a new home at apps.myersonphoto.com. I'll try to minimize the downtime during migration, but if you see some wonky behavior in the coming few days, I hope you'll forgive me.


The other change - unrelated to the migration, but occurring at the same time - will be that now I'll have a little more time and bandwidth to devote to creating, maintaining, upgrading and supporting the apps. So all those requests that came in over the past 12 months or so for istock-apps enhancements may actually see the light of day.


Unquote

c h e e r s
fred

« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 01:25 by Fred »

« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2009, 02:55 »
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I'm only just starting up at Istock, but please do ad me as well  ;D

screen name FLJAC
Thanks :D

CofkoCof

« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2009, 03:05 »
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I edited the OP so that the new link is listed now. Also added fljac to the group.

Looks like this month ljupco is the winner (again) :D I'll reset the stats on sunday probably.

« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2009, 16:15 »
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shank_ali

« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2009, 17:28 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

Jam

« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2009, 18:13 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.

michealo

« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2009, 20:29 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.

Look for the mote in your own "i" ...

« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2009, 21:00 »
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This is one of several very useful tools developed by Ethan Myerson prior to his becoming an admin at istock.

Great programming. I'm definitely not in since I don' upload to iStock any more, but if somebody makes a similar app for DT I'm in.

« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2009, 21:04 »
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please add me - mantonino - but know that my IStock name should be ISuck.  lol

« Reply #74 on: January 30, 2009, 21:06 »
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Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.

My non-exclusive PF on iStk is only 2/3 of that of Shank but I have considerably more DLs. I consider myself a failure on iStk, and I stopped uploading there. Well, Shank probably likes to chatter  :P

« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2009, 21:41 »
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So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.

Yourself is one word.
Please use a comma after Shank to set it off from the rest of the sentence, ie. "Shank, you post here..."
Ellipses are three dots, not five.

;)

shank_ali

« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2009, 02:29 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.
ty
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 04:02 by shank_ali »

shank_ali

« Reply #77 on: January 31, 2009, 02:36 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.
Please try to stay on topic in future and use the site mail facility to express your opinion.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 04:05 by shank_ali »

CofkoCof

« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2009, 04:29 »
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add me please.I have been involved in a race for bronze and now i am in a race for silver.It's fun and friendly conversing with contributors at the same level.

So we will be hearing about this for the next 10 years. Please use an "I" not an "i " when you are talking about your self. Also a space after a comma full stop is the norm.

Shank you post here like you are a experienced stock photographer. I have looked at your PF and I have seen some pleasing images but ..... I am gold on istock with half your PF. I would advise you to serve your apprenticeship before being so verbose.
Please try to stay on topic in future and use the site mail facility to express your opinion.
I think they are well on topic, they are comparing themselves with your (and the name of the topic is MSG compare :D).

I added the two of you. Will reset the counter tomorrow, so if you want to see the final stats of the month check them today.

« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2009, 10:21 »
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I can't see it - did you add mantonino (me) or mantonio (not me)  lol

« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2009, 10:24 »
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You can add me please id: ldambies

Cheers

CofkoCof

« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2009, 13:13 »
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I can't see it - did you add mantonino (me) or mantonio (not me)  lol
My bad lol.

Added the two of you now.

« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2009, 13:23 »
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 :D

I figured.  It happens all the time.  I usually have to get people hooked on phonics.

An
Toe
Knee
No

:)


 

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