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Author Topic: Oh no, not again...Istock back to 1979.  (Read 8660 times)

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Noedelhap

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« on: January 19, 2012, 20:01 »
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Istock is down again. And ofcourse, the dreaded webpage has returned...

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Thanks for visiting the 1979 version iStockphoto. Were working to get the site back to the future as quickly as we can. In the meantime, check out the coupon code below and be sure to come back soon.


« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 20:02 »
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You bet me too it.

Someone must have pulled the plug in their way out the door.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 20:03 »
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So the discount code will be disseminated throughout the web and we lose again.
Though I guess there is a slight possiblitily that it might be new buyers who use the disseminated codes ...

« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 20:07 »
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Oh joy and I was having a good day

« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 20:12 »
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And the discount code is BYTES2011 - they must have laid off whoever writes these not-very-funny outage messages. So we save money by recycling old 2011 verbiage :)

« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 20:15 »
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And the discount code is BYTES2011 - they must have laid off whoever writes these not-very-funny outage messages. So we save money by recycling old 2011 verbiage :)
Or the Twitter message

« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 20:16 »
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Just childish. Maybe JJRD took the keys to the server on the way out.

ShadySue

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 20:18 »
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Just childish. Maybe JJRD took the keys to the server on the way out.
Now I'm getting the equally unprofessional
"The glitch monsters are at work down in the dark internety room, but they sent a note up that said: Dear You, Me fix broken thing. Sorry for trouble. Love, Monsters.
They, and the site, will be back up soon. In the meantime, wed like to offer you 10% off your next purchase of 50 or more iStock credits using the coupon code below."

« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 20:19 »
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Worse -- it's back to the monster error page.  "The glitch monsters are at work down in the dark internety room, but they sent a note up that said: Dear You, Me fix broken thing. Sorry for trouble. Love, Monsters."

:(

Noedelhap

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 20:24 »
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I haven't been following the updates and problems threads on iStock, but is there a new fix coming up or something? Or is everything bugged beyond recognition again? Sales for january were going okay-ish, I must say.

« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 20:24 »
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This is seriously getting out of hand.

KB

« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 20:31 »
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No update was pending AFAIK.

But based on past experiences, once the site is up & running again, new bugs will have appeared.

« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 20:33 »
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Anonymous targetting IS too?

« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 20:33 »
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Worse -- it's back to the monster error page.  "The glitch monsters are at work down in the dark internety room, but they sent a note up that said: Dear You, Me fix broken thing. Sorry for trouble. Love, Monsters."

:(

Just saw that "monstre text" on my iPhone... Very unprofessionnal indeed... The French version is better though, simply telling the site is down for maintenance.

Sounds like a Nerd text a programmer left there. "Me cookie monster no like server wires. Me eat em, yummy! Want some?"

I am sorry for all of you exclusive contributors out there, it's really a sad story going on...

I remember finaly getting approved as a contributor at iStock, and happy I was. However since then, the downhill slope and long submission time discourage me to upload more over time.

Seems we are witnessing the sinking of Atlantis...

« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 20:36 »
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They're calling it "unscheduled maintenance" on their twitter post.  Although that sounds oxymoronic to me -- because don't you generally schedule maintenance, and if it's unscheduled, how can it be maintenance?

« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 20:37 »
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Anonymous targetting IS too?

Perhaps our files were in Megaupload servers.

OH, WAIT...

« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012, 20:39 »
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Aahhhh...that didn't last long, thank goodness.  IS's back online.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2012, 21:07 »
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Down again; like before, nada on FF, but I can get the home page and a search in IE, but can't click on a photo.
Later: nada on IE either.
Off to bed! It might look better in the morning. Or ...

« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2012, 21:11 »
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what a pathetic message.  "The glitch monsters are at work down in the dark internety room, but they sent a note up that said: Dear You, Me fix broken thing. Sorry for trouble. Love, Monsters"  Oh my god, is the dev team 12?

« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2012, 21:16 »
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I'm getting the site down message right now.

« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2012, 21:17 »
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Maybe all istock contributors will be redirected to the Getty or Stinkstock site sooner than later?  ???

« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2012, 21:57 »
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oh brother.

« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2012, 22:22 »
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Well this was professional... well I think we can see that some layoffs were in order after all. All this is doing is convincing Getty to shut down the Calgary office ASAP if this kind of crap is going on. Unacceptable.

THP Creative

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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 22:32 »
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Just when you think they may be starting to get it together (wishful thinking, I know)...

Can't believe after the backlash of the '11 Meltdown they have retained such an infantile approach to their outages.

« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 22:50 »
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Interestingly, StockFresh seems to be getting the biggest bump from the downtime so far as my ports go. 


 

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