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Slovenian

« Reply #75 on: July 26, 2011, 02:56 »
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Oh come on, are you really expecting earnings? At least any time soon? It's the third time in a row they didn't get it right, so I opted all my files out. I've had it with them and that pathetic program, it's got even more problems than the main site.


« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2011, 09:51 »
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It seems to cause them server overload problems posting PP earnings during the week so it will probably start no earlier than next weekend.

« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2011, 10:09 »
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I think you may well be right, everything seems to give them server problems. In that case why say the payments were going to start yesterday?

The excuse that the script hadn't executed at the weekend was weak to say the least. Doesn't anyone check?

« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2011, 11:00 »
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I think you may well be right, everything seems to give them server problems. In that case why say the payments were going to start yesterday?


Oh, I missed that. Perhaps they said it because they haven't a clue what's happening?  ;D

« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2011, 11:36 »
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Yeah it's in the PP updates thread that they use for, er, updates.

The evidence in support of your last thought is rapidly becoming overwhelming. :-)

« Reply #80 on: July 26, 2011, 13:09 »
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asylumdown
asylumdown
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Posted Mon Jul 25 10:37AM
   
The payouts were supposed to happen on Friday, unfortunately the report did not execute, and as you all have noticed, the payment did not occur. This is being rectified as we speak, and the payout will begin today at 4pm MST. I'll update again when I have a clearer sense of how long it will take to run to completion.


Yesterdays Link about updates. Nothing today about why it didn't happen.

Slovenian

« Reply #81 on: July 26, 2011, 13:16 »
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Why should they/he bother explaining if Lobo has trained everyone and banned the rest to a degree that nobody even dares to ask. So if you look at it this way, IS contributors are the one who're pathetic (not IS) :o ;D

« Reply #82 on: July 26, 2011, 14:56 »
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Why should they/he bother explaining if Lobo has trained everyone and banned the rest to a degree that nobody even dares to ask. So if you look at it this way, IS contributors are the one who're pathetic (not IS) :o ;D

true, too bad they are still 1st or 2nd best earner agency for most contributors :)

« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2011, 19:46 »
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Hi,
a little off topic, but since you guys are in the Partner program...

are your images displayed  with your "member name" or real name through the partner agencies???

« Reply #84 on: July 26, 2011, 19:54 »
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Hi,
a little off topic, but since you guys are in the Partner program...

are your images displayed  with your "member name" or real name through the partner agencies???

no.. you can only see them using the search engine or 'your name'.. there is nothing telling who they "belong" to..

« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2011, 20:57 »
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Looks like the partner program sales are starting to register.

Slovenian

« Reply #86 on: July 30, 2011, 11:31 »
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Just for the first 10 days up until now. Adam said it's gonna be finished today, but my PP balance hasn't changed in the last 24h, I guess he forgot to turn it on for the 3rd weekend in a row. A badly trained chimpanzee would do the job better.

Slovenian

« Reply #87 on: August 04, 2011, 15:44 »
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The payout script has just completed. By far the worst month this year. The decision to pull all my files was right, how long it'll take them to delete them is another matter.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #88 on: August 05, 2011, 16:14 »
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The payout script has just completed. By far the worst month this year. The decision to pull all my files was right, how long it'll take them to delete them is another matter.
Did you not consider ALL your options before joining the PP.
A few more contributors are now seeing regular payments for there work via the PP.Why else would you have your work available on the internet if is not for sale.
I like the fact that all my content, available for sale on the PP, is also still available on Istockphoto.If that option is removed in the future i would like to think that i will be compensated in some way for the loss of exposure.....

« Reply #89 on: August 05, 2011, 20:23 »
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The payout script has just completed. By far the worst month this year. The decision to pull all my files was right, how long it'll take them to delete them is another matter.
Did you not consider ALL your options before joining the PP.
A few more contributors are now seeing regular payments for there work via the PP.Why else would you have your work available on the internet if is not for sale.
I like the fact that all my content, available for sale on the PP, is also still available on Istockphoto.If that option is removed in the future i would like to think that i will be compensated in some way for the loss of exposure.....

what does that mean? will we have files taken away from IS? tell us more please :)

Shank_ali

    This user is banned.
« Reply #90 on: August 06, 2011, 00:27 »
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The payout script has just completed. By far the worst month this year. The decision to pull all my files was right, how long it'll take them to delete them is another matter.
Did you not consider ALL your options before joining the PP.
A few more contributors are now seeing regular payments for there work via the PP.Why else would you have your work available on the internet if is not for sale.
I like the fact that all my content, available for sale on the PP, is also still available on Istockphoto.If that option is removed in the future i would like to think that i will be compensated in some way for the loss of exposure.....

what does that mean? will we have files taken away from IS? tell us more please :)
Did you not read Kellys post??.Read it again and ask yourself why he quoted Mr Klein about the size of the library and that size being to big for files to be found.
I wrote an article some years ago on Istockphoto-Reducing the istock library.Most thought it was a joke but some had the foresight to realise that problems lie ahead with the increased growth.It should of been tackled sooner IMO
I have no idea how things will pan out at Istock in the future but i'm pretty certain contributors will be the last people to find out about any change.

« Reply #91 on: August 06, 2011, 02:40 »
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It would be hard for me financially to leave istock but if they can't match what I'm being paid with SS on thinkstock, I don't want my portfolio there.  They already make more money than SS do from their owned content and then there's more competition from the Getty content.  To have a worse commission as well would make it really hard to make much money there.  And if they do get all our content there, earnings are going to be very diluted.  Then they will probably come out with the unsustainable BS and start cutting commissions again.

So I would really have to consider if my much lower earnings with istock this year are worth it or if I would be better off just using the sites that pay me a much higher commission.

RacePhoto

« Reply #92 on: August 13, 2011, 10:14 »
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Looks like the partner program sales are starting to register.

Yes, and July just started showing up this morning.

« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2011, 22:03 »
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I just looked at thinkstock.com on alexa and its ranked 8+ million. However, the actual url is thinkstockphotos.com and it's traffic rank is 4,109 in the US. I wonder how many exclusives not interested in thinkstock, like myself, actually looked at the url.

I know alexa.com is not totally accurate but I think its foolish to ignore such a dramatic increase in traffic from last year.

I guess resistance shall soon be futile.


 

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