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« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2011, 15:54 »
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@ Lisa - I like "portfolios" as a euphemism here.

Perhaps we can stipulate that all three of them loathe one another equally and just move on?


lagereek

« Reply #101 on: September 15, 2011, 16:46 »
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You obviously don't know who I am or you would know that my sales figures at iStock are way ahead of yours. I'm not the one going round making wild claims about what a wonderful old-time professional I am, claiming that I can just wander about on offshore oil rigs and shoot whatever I like to sell as stock and that the oil companies won't mind. Nor do I claim to have constant contact with stock agency execs who spill all the beans to me (though the tips never seem to come true), or to be getting $5k a month because I have 38 past-their-prime shots from Stone that ended up on the Getty collection.
Anyone can google your name and discover that you have your stuff all over every half-baked microstock site in existence trying to scrape together some pennies, Mr big-time Getty shooter .... and you say I'm the one pretending to be something I'm not?

But, back to the point, why are you so upset just because I wanted you to provide facts to back up what you were claiming?


PS, I'm glad to help with the entertainment (and I've got a bigger one than he has).


Fancy that!  I sucked you in!  I actually managed to suck you into a cheap argument on a public forum. You silly little man. ;D
« Last Edit: September 15, 2011, 17:02 by lagereek »

« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2011, 16:53 »
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Boys! Is the spitting competition next?? (bangs head on table...)

FWIW I am having a really good week on istock and it isnt the xmas files that are beginning to sell. My sales are all over with quite a few first time downloads for very, very old files?

Could it be that the price slider is helping customers discover older (cheaper) files on istock and customers are coming back because they can finally find files that fit their budget (and the summer holidays are over...I know)

lagereek

« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2011, 17:04 »
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Boys! Is the spitting competition next?? (bangs head on table...)

FWIW I am having a really good week on istock and it isnt the xmas files that are beginning to sell. My sales are all over with quite a few first time downloads for very, very old files?

Could it be that the price slider is helping customers discover older (cheaper) files on istock and customers are coming back because they can finally find files that fit their budget (and the summer holidays are over...I know)

Same here, many new and old files being sold,  dont think its the price-slider though,  rather they keep tweaking the best match, towards newer stuff.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2011, 17:26 »
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Be right back. Going to get a more comfy chair and some popcorn for this.

« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2011, 01:02 »
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Fancy that!  I sucked you in!  I actually managed to suck you into a cheap argument on a public forum. You silly little man. ;D


Congratulations! Well done! I can't think of anything more clever or more admirable or more professional than to spend all your time trolling on forums, disrupting conversations with gibberish on an industry discussion board in the hope that after hours of effort you will suck someone into a cheap argument. It is the mark of a true professional, not of somebody with the mentality of a six year old.

The cleverest part of all, of course, is that you admit to deliberately trying to get involved in cheap internet forum arguments with anonymous people while using your real name, thereby enhancing your own professional reputation and making anonymous people look silly. It's brilliant! It's the behaviour not only of a true professional but of an absolute genius!

At least, I hope that's right; I hope you're not just saying it because you can't think of anything else and reckon this is almost as clever as sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "Yah boo, you suck, I win, you lose".

Whichever it is, I can only say that my admiration for you has moved several more notches in the direction it had been going for quite some time now.

At least we all now know that whatever you say is just there for entertainment value and not to be taken seriously.

Have a great day - and if this morning doesn't really seem very nice this site may help http://www.rupissed.com/hangovercures.html
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 01:13 by BaldricksTrousers »

nruboc

« Reply #106 on: September 16, 2011, 01:14 »
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Fancy that!  I sucked you in!  I actually managed to suck you into a cheap argument on a public forum. You silly little man. ;D


Congratulations! Well done! I can't think of anything more clever or more admirable or more professional than to spend all your time trolling on forums, disrupting conversations with gibberish on an industry discussion board in the hope that after hours of effort you will suck someone into a cheap argument. It is the mark of a true professional, not of somebody with the mentality of a six year old.

The cleverest part of all, of course, is that you admit to deliberately trying to get involved in cheap internet forum arguments with anonymous people while using your real name, thereby enhancing your own professional reputation and making anonymous people look silly. It's brilliant! It's the behaviour not only of a true professional but of an absolute genius!

At least, I hope that's right; I hope you're not just saying it because you can't think of anything else and reckon this is almost as clever as sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "Yah boo, you suck, I win, you lose".

Whichever it is, I can only say that my admiration for you has moved several more notches in the direction it had been going for quite some time now.

At least we all now know that whatever you say is just there for entertainment value and not to be taken seriously.

Have a great day - and if this morning doesn't really seem very nice this site may help http://www.rupissed.com/hangovercures.html


Real easy to call people out while anonymous, huh? You should be proud!

« Reply #107 on: September 16, 2011, 01:21 »
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Real easy to call people out while anonymous, huh? You should be proud!

Thank you. I don't do it normally but if you check the thread you will see that Mr Lagereek virtually insisted on having set-to by constantly posting drivel and insults while I was trying to make completely serious and informative points on an issue a lot of people are interested in that and they may not have thought about (judging by what everybody normally says).

lagereek

« Reply #108 on: September 16, 2011, 01:23 »
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Fancy that!  I sucked you in!  I actually managed to suck you into a cheap argument on a public forum. You silly little man. ;D


Congratulations! Well done! I can't think of anything more clever or more admirable or more professional than to spend all your time trolling on forums, disrupting conversations with gibberish on an industry discussion board in the hope that after hours of effort you will suck someone into a cheap argument. It is the mark of a true professional, not of somebody with the mentality of a six year old.

The cleverest part of all, of course, is that you admit to deliberately trying to get involved in cheap internet forum arguments with anonymous people while using your real name, thereby enhancing your own professional reputation and making anonymous people look silly. It's brilliant! It's the behaviour not only of a true professional but of an absolute genius!

At least, I hope that's right; I hope you're not just saying it because you can't think of anything else and reckon this is almost as clever as sticking your fingers in your ears and chanting "Yah boo, you suck, I win, you lose".

Whichever it is, I can only say that my admiration for you has moved several more notches in the direction it had been going for quite some time now.

At least we all now know that whatever you say is just there for entertainment value and not to be taken seriously.

Have a great day - and if this morning doesn't really seem very nice this site may help http://www.rupissed.com/hangovercures.html


Real easy to call people out while anonymous, huh? You should be proud!


You hit the nail there!  thats why he was so against the Pseudo-thread we had here a while back. Ofcourse with a pseudo you can palm yourself off as a Hollywood director, etc, being in reallity a waiter in a restaurant ( although nothing wrong with that) but you get my drift. He does this all the time and hiding behind a pseudo. BAD.
He should pick his fights more carefully.
Anyways, I have 4 private mails, telling me they like the postings.



best.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 01:29 by lagereek »

« Reply #109 on: September 16, 2011, 01:31 »
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He should have picked his fight a bit more carefully.


Lol! You make it up as you go along don't you (and not just this), don't you remember that in your very last post you said (correctly) that it was YOU who picked a fight.

And "you're anonymous, so you lost" isn't a valid argument, either. whatever you may think.

lagereek

« Reply #110 on: September 16, 2011, 01:43 »
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I CALL A TRUCE! 

No hard feelings from me,  We have now made enough big jerks of ourselves and its time to put a stop to this.

what do you say?

all the best.  christian

« Reply #111 on: September 16, 2011, 01:50 »
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I CALL A TRUCE! 

No hard feelings from me,  We have now made enough big jerks of ourselves and its time to put a stop to this.

what do you say?

all the best.  christian

Yeah, it's run out of steam, hasn't it? It was fun while it lasted. Anonymous hard feelings would be pretty pointless, wouldn't they? BTW, there is no photo in my portfolio that matches the Christmas one you referred to earlier so you've probably misidentified me.

Sorry Pauliewalnuts, you'll have to point your chair somewhere else.

lagereek

« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2011, 01:59 »
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I CALL A TRUCE! 

No hard feelings from me,  We have now made enough big jerks of ourselves and its time to put a stop to this.

what do you say?

all the best.  christian

Yeah, it's run out of steam, hasn't it? It was fun while it lasted. Anonymous hard feelings would be pretty pointless, wouldn't they? BTW, there is no photo in my portfolio that matches the Christmas one you referred to earlier so you've probably misidentified me.

Sorry Pauliewalnuts, you'll have to point your chair somewhere else.


Great!  well at least we stood for some entertainment? I guess. I did probably misidentify you in them shots but its the same with the Getty, the images you found, some 40 pics they were shot ages back between 1989-1992, after Stones mereger with Getty in 93, many of us began to use our studio names.

Now lets carry on and make some money!

best. Chris.

« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2011, 03:19 »
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« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2011, 03:46 »
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I keep expecting someone is going to pull out a ruler and start measuring the size of their "portfolios". ;)

Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!!
How to the 'point'  that is  ;D

rubyroo

« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2011, 04:03 »
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 :D

« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2011, 06:30 »
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I keep expecting someone is going to pull out a ruler and start measuring the size of their "portfolios". ;)

Ha! That's exactly what I was thinking!  ::)

All three of you, at times, have nuggets of wisdom and I have learned a lot, so I'm glad you zipped up and moved on, all of you wankers.  :)
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 06:33 by cclapper »

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« Reply #117 on: September 16, 2011, 10:04 »
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Another day of pathetic sales....sigh :'(

« Reply #118 on: September 16, 2011, 10:29 »
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Another day of pathetic sales....sigh :'(

Breaking news: On topic post shock!

Phadrea

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« Reply #119 on: September 16, 2011, 11:01 »
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Even more breaking news...........Sarcasm from Mr J Gough

RacePhoto

« Reply #120 on: September 19, 2011, 13:26 »
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ahahaha this a joy, thats why I love this forum!

you three with all respect should meet, you guys could go like "Athos, Porthos and Aramis"

And who wins the honor of being D'Artagnan? That would complete the group for this thread. I started reading at the end and have been laughing my way backwards. One of the funniest I've seen in weeks, considering who is arguing and baiting whom.

Phadrea

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« Reply #121 on: September 20, 2011, 07:02 »
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Back on topic. How many here see September as a terrible month ? It's seriously bad and we are in Autumn !!!

« Reply #122 on: September 20, 2011, 09:23 »
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If it stays on track, Sept will be my BME.  A nice and expected climb out of the summer slump.

Breaking it down by agency...

SS solid growth as expected.

ISP somehow picking up steam and posting solid numbers.  Trend has been upward for about six weeks.

FT doing fantastic, now my #1.

DT my only big disappointment.  Not much higher than the beginning of this year.  A few good days, then days with huge runs of sub sales.  Can't figure out the pattern.  (Do sub sales get reported in batches?)

BigStock, 123, DepositPhotos all steadily rising.

CanStockPhoto posting good quantity of sales but revenue is falling because the big $20 "Distribution Regular" downloads have almost completely dried up.  Used to get 5 or 6 a week, now I'm lucky to get one a week.

CRE, Stockfresh, Veer, Yay... barely worth mentioning.

Phadrea

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« Reply #123 on: September 20, 2011, 09:39 »
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How do you get accepted by FT ?

« Reply #124 on: September 20, 2011, 09:41 »
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How do you get accepted by FT ?

isolations and people dont get rejected


 

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