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« on: April 27, 2011, 09:37 »
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What happened?  :)


« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 09:43 »
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It's broken today.

« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 09:54 »
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what are you talking about?  ???

« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 10:00 »
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It's called the "iStock effect" or "iStock paradox".

Many, many years ago iStock had the power to create this everlasting effect that would cause all criticism turn into a indistinguishable white noise end eventually disappear into silence.

We have now (again), witnessed this (former) rare event one more time.

Experts are optimistic though that we will once again see this occurrence take place at least one more time within the next few years. Further scientific data will gathered so that mankind one day might understand the cause for this effect.

« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 10:01 »
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It's called the "iStock effect" or "iStock paradox".

Many, many years ago iStock had the power to create this everlasting effect that would cause all criticism turn into a indistinguishable white noise end eventually disappear into silence.

We have now (again), witnessed this (former) rare event one more time.

Experts are optimistic though that we will once again see this occurrence take place at least one more time within the next few years. Further scientific data will gathered so that mankind one day might understand the cause for this effect.

 :)

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 10:04 »
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It's probably F*ck-up Fatigue.

« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 10:11 »
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No, it's just broken. The connector is offline so today's crisis can't be loaded. They're working on it and you should get the whole backlog of crises (including some that have been stuck in the connector for months) once it's back online. If you still don't get a crisis after it's reconnected you should send a ticket to support.

« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 10:14 »
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No, it's just broken. The connector is offline so today's crisis can't be loaded. They're working on it and you should get the whole backlog of crises (including some that have been stuck in the connector for months) once it's back online. If you still don't get a crisis after it's reconnected you should send a ticket to support.

 :)

« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 10:16 »
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No, it's just broken. The connector is offline so today's crisis can't be loaded. They're working on it and you should get the whole backlog of crises (including some that have been stuck in the connector for months) once it's back online. If you still don't get a crisis after it's reconnected you should send a ticket to support.

and of course for the sake of safety start a new thread in case the old crises threads cannot be restored.

You sure don't want to leave us without any complaints about iStock, do you?

« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 10:23 »
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Quote from: click_click link=topic=13184.msg198181#msg198181 date=1303917374.

You sure don't want to leave us without any complaints about iStock, do you?
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The sense of humour connector also appears to be offline ....

« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 10:39 »
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What happened?  :)

Thank you, but my sales at IS are a crisis in themselves  :'( ;D

« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 10:53 »
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Thank you, but my sales at IS are a crisis in themselves  :'( ;D
Unfortunately my too :(

February was my BME, and so far April looks like my worst month since Jun-2008. Though there is still a chance for a few ELs :)

rubyroo

« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 11:05 »
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It's probably F*ck-up Fatigue.

 :D

In my case - sales have totally tanked there - but I'm bored with thinking about it and talking about it.   Just focusing on things that do work and where my input will make some positive difference.

« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 11:06 »
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...sales have totally tanked there - but I'm bored with thinking about it and talking about it. ...

Ahh, do I see a little complaining? I think it's starting to work again  ;D

lisafx

« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 11:14 »
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Thank you, but my sales at IS are a crisis in themselves  :'( ;D
Unfortunately my too :(


Me three.   Sales drop is the worst I have ever seen in six years.  Looks like I will finish the month with around half what I would normally expect at IS.   Other sites are doing a bit better, but unfortunately not enough to compensate for the free fall at Istock. 

« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2011, 12:18 »
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The sense of humour connector also appears to be offline ....
I guess so.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 12:20 by cclapper »

rubyroo

« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2011, 12:18 »
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...sales have totally tanked there - but I'm bored with thinking about it and talking about it. ...

Ahh, do I see a little complaining? I think it's starting to work again  ;D

 :D

Just dragged myself out to answer the question... I'll shut up again now  :D

« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2011, 12:30 »
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and of course for the sake of safety start a new thread in case the old crises threads cannot be restored.

You sure don't want to leave us without any complaints about iStock, do you?

Not in this lifetime.  ;)

« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2011, 12:42 »
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Thank you, but my sales at IS are a crisis in themselves  :'( ;D
Unfortunately my too :(


Me three.   Sales drop is the worst I have ever seen in six years.  Looks like I will finish the month with around half what I would normally expect at IS.   Other sites are doing a bit better, but unfortunately not enough to compensate for the free fall at Istock. 


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 me 4.  My sales are off 90% this week from where they were in Feb.  My income from all other sites combined will likely exceed what I will earn from Istock this week and I've only been uploading to other sites for a few months while exclusive with Istock for more than 5 years...  :-\

lagereek

« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2011, 12:51 »
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was to be expected.

SK

« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2011, 13:01 »
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April historically is my second best month of the year. This April is my worst month in two years. Sales and politics have become so bad at iStock I can no longer justify uploading. I am going to give another month or two and drop my crown if the trend doesn't change. Btw, I uploaded 300 new files in the last three months with no positive impact on sales.

« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2011, 13:10 »
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June - August are my bottom months.

You probably won't see the upward sales until September. New images will take 3-6 months to get really going in my experience.

April historically is my second best month of the year. This April is my worst month in two years. Sales and politics have become so bad at iStock I can no longer justify uploading. I am going to give another month or two and drop my crown if the trend doesn't change. Btw, I uploaded 300 new files in the last three months with no positive impact on sales.

« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2011, 13:21 »
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Me three.   Sales drop is the worst I have ever seen in six years.  Looks like I will finish the month with around half what I would normally expect at IS.   Other sites are doing a bit better, but unfortunately not enough to compensate for the free fall at Istock. 

Me four. My sales at Istock are projected to be 33% down compared to April 2010. I'm just grateful that SS appear to be taking up some of the slack.

rubyroo

« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2011, 13:36 »
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I'm just grateful that Shutterstock appear to be taking up some of the slack.

Yes indeed.  Also true for me (I'm very happy to say).

« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2011, 14:15 »
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Well (IS), mine never was very good and is going downhill; DT is only site with any real sales and it is down from before; this month sucks


 

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