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gillian vann

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« on: January 15, 2013, 15:36 »
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it's the 16th (for me), usually by now we'd see something come trickling through?


« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 15:39 »
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Are you sure they didn't cancel it?  ;D

« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 15:40 »
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What'd you expect? They're giving them away.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2013, 23:35 by HughStoneIan »

« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 16:22 »
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It almost always runs over the weekend. It has often been very late in the month.

They made a "rule" for the PP forum that no one was to ask when they'd start posting the earnings - they have no schedule and they don't want to be asked about it :)

« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 16:59 »
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They made a "rule" for the PP forum that no one was to ask when they'd start posting the earnings - they have no schedule and they don't want to be asked about it :)

W*nkers aren't they? It's like they're doing us a really big favour bothering to pay us at all.

« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 17:22 »
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It almost always runs over the weekend. It has often been very late in the month.

They made a "rule" for the PP forum that no one was to ask when they'd start posting the earnings - they have no schedule and they don't want to be asked about it :)

exactly, sad and frustrated iStock, they must have the feeling that we are the ones that own them anything, what a joke

« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 17:25 »
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It almost always runs over the weekend. It has often been very late in the month.

They made a "rule" for the PP forum that no one was to ask when they'd start posting the earnings - they have no schedule and they don't want to be asked about it :)

- Just like Fight Club!  ;D

« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 19:26 »
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Dont talk too loud, maybe you wake them up from winter beer dream again and again.
Before two years we wake up them in middle of spring with statistic and you see what they do to us with RC targets when you wake them on wrong leg.
Last year we wake them up at spring start (to early) and you can see what are they doing now.
Keep them to RIP
hopefully than will not be more problems with them any more...
Pssssss, pssssssss
keep quiet......

« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 20:53 »
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It's heeeeerrreeeee....

- starting anyway.  This means they won't touch any server settings until they are through.  I opted out of this program today.  I think I'm losing the crown too.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 20:56 by dhanford »

ShadySue

« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 21:11 »
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It's heeeeerrreeeee....

- starting anyway.  This means they won't touch any server settings until they are through.  I opted out of this program today.  I think I'm losing the crown too.

I've probably misunderstood what you meant, but I hope you know that if you lose the crown all your images are compulsorily in the PP.

fritz

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 21:22 »
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PP already started. Good luck everyone :)

« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 21:23 »
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It's heeeeerrreeeee....

- starting anyway.  This means they won't touch any server settings until they are through.  I opted out of this program today.  I think I'm losing the crown too.

I've probably misunderstood what you meant, but I hope you know that if you lose the crown all your images are compulsorily in the PP.

Yea, Sue I'm aware. I meant get out of IS all together.  Really sad/angry about the whole mess. Like most people, I've removed my people pics - only 5, I do mainly illos.  I need to research where to go next.

ShadySue

« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 21:28 »
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It's heeeeerrreeeee....

- starting anyway.  This means they won't touch any server settings until they are through.  I opted out of this program today.  I think I'm losing the crown too.

I've probably misunderstood what you meant, but I hope you know that if you lose the crown all your images are compulsorily in the PP.

Yea, Sue I'm aware. I meant get out of IS all together.  Really sad/angry about the whole mess. Like most people, I've removed my people pics - only 5, I do mainly illos.  I need to research where to go next.

That's OK, I misunderstood, and thought you meant you opted out of the PP and were about to become indie (but keep your files there as a non-exclusive).
Sorry - as you were.  :)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 21:30 »
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oh dear, I have nil so far, that is disappointing.

« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 01:50 »
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oh dear, I have nil so far, that is disappointing.

They're only up toDec 3rd so far - there's lots more of the month ahead. And January will be slower - March will be the next uptick.

ETA: They're working on Dec 4th  Dec 5th now
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 15:23 by jsnover »

drial7m1

« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 13:58 »
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Nothing for me either.  But then again, they (iStock/Getty) seem to have other issues going on this month.

 ::)


« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2013, 14:24 »
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oh dear, I have nil so far, that is disappointing.

They're only up to Jan 3rd so far - there's lots more of the month ahead. And January will be slower - March will be the next uptick.

ETA: They're working on Jan 4th now

December 4th

« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2013, 14:34 »
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Fixed - thanks.

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2013, 17:00 »
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still nothing. my BME at iS and PP is disappointing so far.
i've stopped uploading and will cut my port in Feb, would have liked to have achieved a payout in a month in my first year. ah well.

« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 17:39 »
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I got a extend license sale for 27 dollars but its not showing on my balance on the main page. The .28 sales are. Do the EL totals show up after they finish for the month? I'm asking here because I never get satisfactory answers on there forum.

« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 18:19 »
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None yet :(

« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 18:26 »
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Rolling them in late so we don't find those new Google royalties until later.

« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 18:33 »
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Am I the only one who's afraid of ELs on Thinkstock etc. now?   ???

« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2013, 18:50 »
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I got a extend license sale for 27 dollars but its not showing on my balance on the main page. The .28 sales are. Do the EL totals show up after they finish for the month? I'm asking here because I never get satisfactory answers on there forum.

How do you know about a PP EL if it's not showing in your balance?

In past months the larger amounts - something like $24.10 as I recall - showed up along with the other sales. I was able to look at my graphs for the month and see the bars where the $$ were not 28 cents x number of downloads for that day. But any numbers that showed up there were also increasing my balance.

« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2013, 18:58 »
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I got a extend license sale for 27 dollars but its not showing on my balance on the main page. The .28 sales are. Do the EL totals show up after they finish for the month? I'm asking here because I never get satisfactory answers on there forum.

How do you know about a PP EL if it's not showing in your balance?

In past months the larger amounts - something like $24.10 as I recall - showed up along with the other sales. I was able to look at my graphs for the month and see the bars where the $$ were not 28 cents x number of downloads for that day. But any numbers that showed up there were also increasing my balance.

Basically that's the only way I know of.  I download the CSV file and am able to know if the days are exactly 28 cents or something different.  I assume there are other ways to get more than 28 cents a Dl because I already see a problem on one of my December days, but it's only like $4 and change.  Maybe Istock has made an even sweeter deal.  I sure as Sh*t hope not.

« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2013, 19:01 »
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If you want to find out about individual images you can get details, however the only way I know to locate those is on the PP version of the my_uploads page you see images with a disproportionate $$ for the number of PP downloads. Then you can look at the individual download history for that image.

Even then you don't know what the big ticket item was - unlike with an iStock EL where you see if it was multi-seat or extended print run or whatever

« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2013, 19:08 »
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What might have happened is that I cashed out last friday. Whether it was counted last week or not I do not know. The amount showed up for 27.50 for the 5th of december today. My balance shows 11.33. On the graph it shows the sale, my balance on the main site shows 11.33. I'm confused about when the sale registers to my account.

« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2013, 19:13 »
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My mistake, it was from istock and not PP. I don't pay much attention to istock anymore and misread where the payment came from. Sorry about the confusion

« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2013, 19:40 »
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No problem - with their super-transparent, comprehensive, state-of-the-art contributor sales information system, it doesn't take much to get confused :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2013, 12:54 »
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PP already started. Good luck everyone :)

Not for me, I guess that means I don't even get the crapsubs from them anymore? Amazing...

But it is the weekend, so I'll be watching.  ;)

« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2013, 03:09 »
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   Nothing for me yet  :(

« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2013, 05:43 »
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oh dear, I have nil so far, that is disappointing.

They're only up toDec 3rd so far - there's lots more of the month ahead. And January will be slower - March will be the next uptick.

ETA: They're working on Dec 4th  Dec 5th now

Whole December processed? Haven't had a single PP dl yet :S

« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2013, 06:14 »
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Looks as if it stalled on the 5th. Or maybe it's gone wrong again

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2013, 06:33 »
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it's now the 20th and I've seen nil come through. :(

« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2013, 06:39 »
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it's now the 20th and I've seen nil come through. :(
Mine started on Friday, then stopped about 12 hours later.

« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2013, 07:32 »
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it's now the 20th and I've seen nil come through. :(
Mine started on Friday, then stopped about 12 hours later.

Same here. It appears to have got halfway through the 5th ... and then stopped.

« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2013, 09:41 »
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Mine stopped on 5th as well.
But after reading all recent stuff about Getty(IS and Thinkstockphoto)+Google Drive. I could guess that they might be in a hurry trying to add some more images from Thinkstockphoto to the Google Drive deal (backdated).

Batman

« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2013, 11:06 »
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   Nothing for me yet  :(

Nothing for me.

« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2013, 14:00 »
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Mine stopped on 5th as well.
But after reading all recent stuff about Getty(IS and Thinkstockphoto)+Google Drive. I could guess that they might be in a hurry trying to add some more images from Thinkstockphoto to the Google Drive deal (backdated).

Maybe I'm paranoid but I'm afraid that you might be right. Another 3000 images added to Google Drive and PP stopped. I think that many of us will find 12 USD sales even for images that were already deactivated.

lisafx

« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2013, 14:11 »
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I think that many of us will find 12 USD sales even for images that were already deactivated.

I've seen a number of people bring up this possibility, and it may very well happen, but I think that deliberately making deals with content that has been DEACTIVATED by users will leave them even more vulnerable to a copyright lawsuit than they already are.  It would be very, very stupid and also possibly quite expensive for them ITLR. 

« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2013, 12:53 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning. Now they've moved on to December 6th 7th
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 01:16 by jsnover »

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2013, 13:01 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning

I wish I could see them.  All I get when I try to see my stats most days, including today, is the endlessly spinning circle of dots....

« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2013, 13:48 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning

I wish I could see them.  All I get when I try to see my stats most days, including today, is the endlessly spinning circle of dots....

Perhaps that's what you get if you made too much money and they're trying to adjust the figures before showing them to you :)

lisafx

« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2013, 13:58 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning

I wish I could see them.  All I get when I try to see my stats most days, including today, is the endlessly spinning circle of dots....

Perhaps that's what you get if you made too much money and they're trying to adjust the figures before showing them to you :)

LOL!  Oh if only that were true :)

If it was three years ago I might have believed you.  But not now.  You could practically calculate my Istock stats on a napkin now!

« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2013, 14:07 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning

I wish I could see them.  All I get when I try to see my stats most days, including today, is the endlessly spinning circle of dots....

Perhaps that's what you get if you made too much money and they're trying to adjust the figures before showing them to you :)

LOL!  Oh if only that were true :)

If it was three years ago I might have believed you.  But not now.  You could practically calculate my Istock stats on a napkin now!

all things apart. Im earning a fortune with this PP. Lets keep em coming! :)

« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2013, 18:11 »
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They appear to have restarted the posting of December sales - I have some added to December 5th this morning

I wish I could see them.  All I get when I try to see my stats most days, including today, is the endlessly spinning circle of dots....

Perhaps that's what you get if you made too much money and they're trying to adjust the figures before showing them to you :)

LOL!  Oh if only that were true :)

If it was three years ago I might have believed you.  But not now.  You could practically calculate my Istock stats on a napkin now!

all things apart. Im earning a fortune with this PP. Lets keep em coming! :)
$12's for whole portfolio?

ShadySue

« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2013, 18:13 »
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all things apart. I'm earning a fortune with this PP. Lets keep em coming! :)
Just think how much more you'd be earning if you didn't have to have them in the PP.
 >:( >:(

« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2013, 15:08 »
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PP back on roll.

At least 10th 11th processed.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2013, 17:17 by Reaktori »

« Reply #48 on: January 22, 2013, 20:16 »
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Yep. My PP stat's have reached the 11th now.

« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2013, 00:27 »
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PP back on roll.

At least 10th 11th processed...

eta. ...and stalled there. Either that or really sucky PP December.

« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2013, 00:29 »
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They're adding to the 12th now.

« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2013, 02:44 »
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   I have PP sales for 10, 11 and 12. Nothing in 1-9. I think they didn't add them. Anyone in this situation?

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2013, 03:20 »
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i've got the 12th showing through.

« Reply #53 on: January 23, 2013, 03:57 »
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I hope that I'm mistaken but so far it seems that images that I deactivated last week don't show in December PP sales.

And yes - same here - no sales between 1st and 9th.

« Reply #54 on: January 23, 2013, 04:14 »
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Am I the only one who's afraid of ELs on Thinkstock etc. now?   ???
o/ I'm with you. First time hoping that there ain't nothing but $0.28's on the list!

« Reply #55 on: January 23, 2013, 12:25 »
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   I have PP sales for 10, 11 and 12. Nothing in 1-9. I think they didn't add them. Anyone in this situation?

It's hard to say for sure if everyone's account is updated on the same schedule - i.e. everyone for Dec 1, everyone for Dec 2 - but I have sales every day from December 1 through 15th

« Reply #56 on: January 23, 2013, 12:40 »
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   I have PP sales for 10, 11 and 12. Nothing in 1-9. I think they didn't add them. Anyone in this situation?

Me too

Veneratio

« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2013, 14:22 »
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I normally do better on PP sales and I am showing absolutely zero for December, despite a cracking November, right up to 30th. It would appear that sales just stopped from 1st December. Give it until Monday before contacting tem I guess.

RacePhoto

« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2013, 15:36 »
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I normally do better on PP sales and I am showing absolutely zero for December, despite a cracking November, right up to 30th. It would appear that sales just stopped from 1st December. Give it until Monday before contacting tem I guess.

I don't know what contacting them will change. Seems we all have the same situation. Or do you mean, they might now know? Yeah now that you mention it...  ??? Anything is possible lately.


gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2013, 17:30 »
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17th.

I also have nil for 1-9 December, but presuming there were nil sales for me?

« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2013, 19:38 »
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17th.

I also have nil for 1-9 December, but presuming there were nil sales for me?

I would wait a bit until they get to the end of the month before you decide. Nothing about this process is predictable or smooth running, so it is certainly possible that there is some group of contributors they skipped. The only other thing to note is that the sales in the early part of December are heavily weighted to Christmas images, so people with relatively few or no seasonal images hit a fallow patch for a while.

If you still have no sales for that stretch after others report that they're done for December, and you haven't had stretches of 0 sale days in the past, open a support ticket to ask about it. May not do any good, but it can't hurt. :)

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2013, 03:46 »
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17th.

I also have nil for 1-9 December, but presuming there were nil sales for me?

I would wait a bit until they get to the end of the month before you decide. Nothing about this process is predictable or smooth running, so it is certainly possible that there is some group of contributors they skipped. The only other thing to note is that the sales in the early part of December are heavily weighted to Christmas images, so people with relatively few or no seasonal images hit a fallow patch for a while.

If you still have no sales for that stretch after others report that they're done for December, and you haven't had stretches of 0 sale days in the past, open a support ticket to ask about it. May not do any good, but it can't hurt. :)
thanks.
even though only 20ish, my aussie xmas images (uploaded early november) were selling strongly throughout december.

« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2013, 16:25 »
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21st now.

Edited to add: Also glad so far I've had no ELs. 
« Last Edit: January 24, 2013, 16:27 by Silken Photography »

« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2013, 19:04 »
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24th...

I had almost nothing early December, I don't really have anything Christmassy, but it's nice to see a few now.

Even if I'm about to deactivate them  :'(

« Reply #64 on: January 25, 2013, 14:11 »
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I can't be certain, but I think they're done with December stats. I had some added to December 31st overnight and nothing further in the last 4 hours.

« Reply #65 on: January 25, 2013, 14:15 »
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   They are adding  1-9 now for me. So they do not add to all at the same time. I'm in 6.12 now.

« Reply #66 on: January 25, 2013, 15:03 »
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Mine are still coming through a few more added in the last hour?

Veneratio

« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2013, 15:33 »
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Could I just check with you guys....?

You know what PP sales you have had from the graphs, correct? It shows normal file purchase in blue and PP sales in that dirty green colour? Is ther any other way of checking what you have received in PP sales as I am still showing nothing for December on the graphs?

Mnay thanks in advance

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2013, 16:51 »
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   They are adding  1-9 now for me. So they do not add to all at the same time. I'm in 6.12 now.

looks like mine are all through and yes, they did add in 1-9 for me too. BME.

RacePhoto

« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2013, 00:44 »
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I can't be certain, but I think they're done with December stats. I had some added to December 31st overnight and nothing further in the last 4 hours.

Well then I guess my month ended on the 9th. Not one PP after that. Oh well, what's the difference at this point.

« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2013, 01:24 »
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My month made it all the way to the 21st. If this is all, then my RPD was a whopping .39  I suppose I am quite glad I didn't get any 12$ Els though.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.


 

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