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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2011, 17:06 »
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woa!  just checked and I see the downloads now through 11/24.


« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2011, 17:07 »
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I still hope my stats for the week up to the 26th are wrong, I expected that week to be slow but my sales were diabolical.

« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2011, 17:31 »
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woa!  just checked and I see the downloads now through 11/24.


Me, too!  Mine are through November 25.  IS is slowly coming back to life.

So...regarding my previous post, I can now see download stats on http://www.istockphoto.com/my_uploads.php and earnings graph stats on http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php
« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 17:34 by Karimala »

« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2011, 18:23 »
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I wonder how it is that some of us have stats up to 26th Nov and some haven't any for the whole of Nov.

I think it's her terminology that's confusing.  The update is for the Last DL column on the My Uploads detail page.  I'm now showing lastest DL through Nov. 26 instead of the previous Nov. 1.

My profile stats page has always had the bar graph showing up to the 26th, just nothing after that on the Royalties or DL's graphs, only the DL by file type would show increased count.

« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2011, 18:26 »
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I used Sean's GreaseMonkey script to check my November downloads, and unless iStock has missed some sales from the chart on the user_view page (mine shows a bar for every day in November), Sean's script shows about $20 and 20 sales more than the iStock bar charts show.

I'll wait until iStock says they've got everything up to date and see if it changes before contacting contributor relations about this.

Many thanks to Sean for doing this. Some people in the iStock thread are suggesting that running this is loading iStock's servers, so they may ask him to take the script down at some point. If you've an interest in the data (which I imported into Excel to add the money and count the downloads) you might want to take a look sooner rather than later.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2011, 18:31 »
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I used Sean's GreaseMonkey script to check my November downloads, and unless iStock has missed some sales from the chart on the user_view page (mine shows a bar for every day in November), Sean's script shows about $20 and 20 sales more than the iStock bar charts show.

I still have no bars after 26th Nov (Royalties and Downloads graphs), but dls were happening between 27th - 30th, so maybe more has still to come (?)

« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2011, 18:39 »
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I don't trust any of it, it seems all over the place.  My "userview" and "my uploads" shows DLs through 11/21, my iStock app shows there have been DLs since then since 11/26, but I can't believe I had NO downloads for the week of the 21st (especially since so many other people have said that their's came to a halt then also).  On top of that, if I look at "my uploads" it will show a different number of DLs than the individual file page shows, and still some files that show x number of DLs listed on the detail with the royalties, but a different number on the main image page.  What a mess.  Doesn't seem worth messing with though until "end of next week" when they hope to get all the numbers in.  I'm surprised at how many people are asking if they can upload -- given the state of things, why would one want to until it's settled down and (relatively) stable?

« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2011, 19:15 »
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It looks like 11/12 through 12/2 will be blank until the next fix.  But, it will/should start reporting current stats from here on. At least that is my understanding...

3. You will be missing stats from 4:01pm MT on November 26th until the time this fix is live. (We have this data - we are just working on a script to re-generate the gap in the data)

« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2011, 19:42 »
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I wonder how it is that some of us have stats up to 26th Nov and some haven't any for the whole of Nov.
And I wonder how it is that iStock can have such a dysfunctional IT department.  For a company of this size, this is completely unacceptable.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2011, 20:04 by jsmithzz »

« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2011, 19:50 »
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And I wonder how it is that iStock can have such a dysfunctional IT department.  Whoever is in charge of IT there needs to go. For a company of this size, this is completely unacceptable.

True. It is even more farcial that they somehow they think that they are 'technological leaders' too. What a joke. Just as well we've got Rebbecca though __ imagine how much worse things could be without her mighty powers of leadership. Rebbecca who?

RacePhoto

« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2011, 02:50 »
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I used Sean's GreaseMonkey script to check my November downloads, and unless iStock has missed some sales from the chart on the user_view page (mine shows a bar for every day in November), Sean's script shows about $20 and 20 sales more than the iStock bar charts show.

I'll wait until iStock says they've got everything up to date and see if it changes before contacting contributor relations about this.

Many thanks to Sean for doing this. Some people in the iStock thread are suggesting that running this is loading iStock's servers, so they may ask him to take the script down at some point. If you've an interest in the data (which I imported into Excel to add the money and count the downloads) you might want to take a look sooner rather than later.


I'm still trying to understand this and maybe Sean answered before but I didn't see it.

How does something that reads the stats from IS, their own data, show something different from their own data? I don't get it?

Is the script right and IS can't read their own site? Or is it possible that the script is somehow getting mixed up information.

What happened last time, did IS catch up to the script or did the data that the script shows, adjust to the site eventually?

I just remember people being upset because sales were reported with the script that were not reported on IS. How did that end?

« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2011, 04:47 »
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@RacePhoto - The data is in the IS stats, but only under the detailed downloads for each image, it's not showing in the "My Uploads" lists.

What Sean's script does (I assume, I haven't checked it in detail) is to fetch the detail pages for each image and scrape the information from there.  That's why there were concerns about the number of hits on the servers if a lot of people ran it at once.

I'm not sure what you mean by "last time".  I don't recall anything quite like this before.

« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2011, 04:55 »
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Yes, the script takes your myUploads page, goes through each page of that to get a list of all your image numbers, then goes through each image's history scraping the data, stopping when it reaches the "beginDate" in the script, which saves a lot of time.  When myUploads is working, you can even uncomment a section that looks for 0 downloads in the initial step so it doesn't make the call to see if something is there.

Hopefully, this example will show IS what contributors have been clamoring for, for years.  As long as you don't run it every minute, it shouldn't matter - they have distributed servers, afaik, which is why all the caching issues happen.   It's not like it is one Amiga in the basement.

« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2011, 12:38 »
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It looks like this latest glitch has totally trashed my sales results. Very much like what happened when they started the disambiguate process. My sales tanked because of it (???) and never recovered. I hope this latest problem recaptures November and December sales.

« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2011, 12:53 »
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"My uploads" is now showing images up to Nov. 25th, plus one sale from today Dec. 3.  Sales between Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 are missing.

Moving on to the stats page on "user view," my earnings and downloads are showing through Dec. 2.

RacePhoto

« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2011, 14:33 »
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Yes, the script takes your myUploads page, goes through each page of that to get a list of all your image numbers, then goes through each image's history scraping the data, stopping when it reaches the "beginDate" in the script, which saves a lot of time.  When myUploads is working, you can even uncomment a section that looks for 0 downloads in the initial step so it doesn't make the call to see if something is there.

Hopefully, this example will show IS what contributors have been clamoring for, for years.  As long as you don't run it every minute, it shouldn't matter - they have distributed servers, afaik, which is why all the caching issues happen.   It's not like it is one Amiga in the basement.

Thanks, I'll try to run it again. All the stoppers and blockers, seem to make it none functional on my computer. Nothing to do with you or the script. Just my Java blocker, script blocker and FF protection.


I'm not sure what you mean by "last time".  I don't recall anything quite like this before.

A month or two ago, the same thing. Stats from the site, didn't match reports from the script. A continuing IS problem reporting sales accurately.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 14:36 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2011, 18:03 »
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Yes, the script takes your myUploads page, goes through each page of that to get a list of all your image numbers, then goes through each image's history scraping the data, stopping when it reaches the "beginDate" in the script, which saves a lot of time.  When myUploads is working, you can even uncomment a section that looks for 0 downloads in the initial step so it doesn't make the call to see if something is there.

Hopefully, this example will show IS what contributors have been clamoring for, for years.  As long as you don't run it every minute, it shouldn't matter - they have distributed servers, afaik, which is why all the caching issues happen.   It's not like it is one Amiga in the basement.

works fabulous!  thanks for that, Sean!

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2011, 21:36 »
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my dls are up to date. I was nervous that they weren't coming back at all so I'm relieved it is back to a more normal functionality. in the meantime I was using the greasemonkey script. it's awesome.

« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2011, 04:00 »
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"My uploads" is now showing images up to Nov. 25th, plus one sale from today Dec. 3.  Sales between Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 are missing.

Moving on to the stats page on "user view," my earnings and downloads are showing through Dec. 2.

Same here!

Still no money from that period!

lagereek

« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2011, 11:05 »
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Same here!  you know, its almost too much and too much of coincidences, Its almost as if its done on purpose?  dont ask me why but its something uncanny about it all.

« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2011, 02:55 »
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and for me... i got selected in IS and 1 of my photos got selected too lol

« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2011, 17:03 »
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My stats show a sale on Nov 28th and it matches my balance. My uploads show the latest sale as of Nov 23rd.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2011, 17:18 »
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The 'pictures in limbo' are showing up in ports this evening.

wut

« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2011, 05:14 »
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Now December stats are falling behind, I can't see anything beyond the 3rd...

« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2011, 05:22 »
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Now December stats are falling behind, I can't see anything beyond the 3rd...

Same here.
The RC's seem to be updated to December 3rd (including) as well.


 

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