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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 19:03 »
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Geezz can we give this topic a rest!!?? I mean  how many "I HATE ISTOCK" threads do we need. I am doing very well at iStock because I work hard at making images that sell and not whining on forums about how unfair life is.

thats the joke of the year, are you saying Sean or fotovoyager are working on pictures that don't sell?


« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2012, 05:53 »
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I've been doing alright at iStock as well the past months, thanks to a bunch of new files that have sold well. But I'm still worried about the future of iStock.

I wish they would just accept the fact that they have to lose some money (by lowering all file prices and credit prices, and removing all those pricey nonsens collections) for a few years to save the company. What are they going to do when they have 50 downloads a day from all contributors together? Charge a million bucks for one credit?

« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2012, 07:42 »
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Geezz can we give this topic a rest!!?? I mean  how many "I HATE ISTOCK" threads do we need. I am doing very well at iStock because I work hard at making images that sell and not whining on forums about how unfair life is.

If you hate iStock, please leave it. It means more money for me. And if you do leave don't announce it because half of us don't care and the other half are glad to see you go.

OX
...now back to the studio

I DO NOT AGREE WITH YOU!
100 % don't care and 100 % will be glad to see somebody to go.
 :) :)


rubyroo

« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2012, 07:49 »
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Batman

« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2012, 08:39 »
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Secondly, I was hesitant to post in this thread because of the title.

You are right Lisa, I changed the title as the previous one wasn't that great :)

New title definitely makes more sense :)

Am I the only independent who has mixed feelings about Istock's demise? 

I can definitely understand the sense of schadenfreude at seeing a site that has behaved with such hubris suffer as a result of their actions. 

But at the same time, I would much prefer for them to roll back the bad changes, begin rewarding contributors with more respect (and more MONEY), and pull out of this nosedive. 

It may be naive, but I see the recent improvements in site functionality, communication, and freezing the RC rates for next year as steps in the right direction.  It gives me some hope that the new owners are more far sighted than the prior ones. 

Of course it may be way too little way too late.  I don't know.

Yes there is an improvement! and a clear one. Its rather stupid asking for anybodys demise. Could backfire on them as well.

Coming from you thats odd.

Dont matter how many. FT has turned bad and sour. The agency changed the search some time back and its just terrible. Im leaving this place and slowly take my port with me.

Quote from: chris56

same here! with non performers or even if they perform but mess around. I close my account and take my portfolio with me.

Have done this with three sites this year so nowdays I only activly submit to five sites.

I recon FT, will be the next one to call a halt. They have been chopping and changing their sort-order now for 6 months, to the point where they dont even know themselves on which leg to stand on. Ofcourse as usual it only hits the high-ranking members.

Quote from: ClaridgeJ
Anyway what am I doing here? trying to chat with what? bunch of total morons?  end of conversation.

What are you doing here?

« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2012, 10:16 »
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Secondly, I was hesitant to post in this thread because of the title.

You are right Lisa, I changed the title as the previous one wasn't that great :)

New title definitely makes more sense :)

Am I the only independent who has mixed feelings about Istock's demise? 

I can definitely understand the sense of schadenfreude at seeing a site that has behaved with such hubris suffer as a result of their actions. 

But at the same time, I would much prefer for them to roll back the bad changes, begin rewarding contributors with more respect (and more MONEY), and pull out of this nosedive. 

It may be naive, but I see the recent improvements in site functionality, communication, and freezing the RC rates for next year as steps in the right direction.  It gives me some hope that the new owners are more far sighted than the prior ones. 

Of course it may be way too little way too late.  I don't know.

Yes there is an improvement! and a clear one. Its rather stupid asking for anybodys demise. Could backfire on them as well.

Coming from you thats odd.

Dont matter how many. FT has turned bad and sour. The agency changed the search some time back and its just terrible. Im leaving this place and slowly take my port with me.

Quote from: chris56

same here! with non performers or even if they perform but mess around. I close my account and take my portfolio with me.

Have done this with three sites this year so nowdays I only activly submit to five sites.

I recon FT, will be the next one to call a halt. They have been chopping and changing their sort-order now for 6 months, to the point where they dont even know themselves on which leg to stand on. Ofcourse as usual it only hits the high-ranking members.

Quote from: ClaridgeJ
Anyway what am I doing here? trying to chat with what? bunch of total morons?  end of conversation.

What are you doing here?

Piss off! punk. Divvy or Prat?  which are your trade?
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 11:28 by ClaridgeJ »

« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2012, 12:01 »
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Quote from: ClaridgeJ
Anyway what am I doing here? trying to chat with what? bunch of total morons?  end of conversation.

What are you doing here?

Piss off! punk. Divvy or Prat?  which are your trade?

I can't believe you came back, more than an hour later, to edit your post with extra insults! Did you spend all that time quietly seething, in front of your PC, whilst you thought them up?

Poncke

« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2012, 12:10 »
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Typical

« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2012, 12:39 »
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and here I am learning more vocabulary ;D

too bad you aren't going to be banned again

« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2012, 13:49 »
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This reminds me of the good old days in the San Fransisco dungeon, back in the days when internetfora were newly invented. 1995 or such.

rubyroo

« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2012, 13:51 »
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1995?  I've been on the Internet since 1992 and I'm sure I was on Usenet forums in 1992-93 (or am I mis-remembering the advent of Usenet?)

I remember using a text-based service called 'Gopher' too, but can't remember what for.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 13:56 by rubyroo »

« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 14:25 »
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Ja, that was back in the days when all was new and things were shared. Now we sell things on the interent marketplace.

« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 15:36 »
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.. and that ends the discussion.  One locked thread and one banned member.


 

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