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« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2013, 15:18 »
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While missing stats is annoying I only really care what I earn each week and I can see that. I do like the changes iStock has made this year. Carry on now


« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2013, 15:26 »
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looking forward to see you leaving iStock then, I know you aren't and heck I understand it, really do
I'm happy being exclusive at iStock, it's working very well for me. 

« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2013, 15:55 »
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While missing stats is annoying I only really care what I earn each week and I can see that. I do like the changes iStock has made this year. Carry on now

sorry but you are the fastest person I know regarding changing your opinion ;D

mlwinphoto

« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2013, 16:02 »
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I don't have any stats to update so this most recent 'problem' doesn't bother me one bit.  ;)

« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2013, 16:52 »
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Gostwyck, 4 words which makes all the difference between Shutterstock and the Dot...

They... do...NOT....care...

or....  part of the burn it to the ground strategy already mentioned.  I've had to deal with performance issues in enterprise applications on a number of occasions, got the right people involved and resolved within 2 days.

« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2013, 16:52 »
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I learn fast:-)

« Reply #56 on: November 07, 2013, 17:01 »
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Gostwyck, 4 words which makes all the difference between Shutterstock and the Dot...

They... do...NOT....care...

or....  part of the burn it to the ground strategy already mentioned.  I've had to deal with performance issues in enterprise applications on a number of occasions, got the right people involved and resolved within 2 days.
So according to this 'theory' Getty has wanted to burn iStock to the ground (since when 2006?) but they are just too incompetent to do it and pulling the plug would just be too effective?  They are in this to slowly inflict as much pain as possible while losing money at the same time.  Please please please tell me how this plan is supposed to work?  Bonus points if it includes some evil genius living in a secret lair inside a volcano.  I'm just teasing but I don't see how you can be serious but you've said it so many times I'm starting to think you might be.

« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2013, 17:17 »
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Nope - this time last year it wasn't very popular but was certainly #2 if not #1 in terms of revenue per image, RCs and lousy % commission notwithstanding.  Is there a 3rd explanation besides utter incompetence or a strategy to move their micro business away from IS?

« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2013, 17:19 »
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I learn fast:-)

guess you underestimate the power of other agencies fast, anyway its your call ;)

« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2013, 01:59 »
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Does anyone want to place bets on if we will get the regular stats update before PP sales are reported?

« Reply #60 on: November 08, 2013, 02:03 »
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Does anyone want to place bets on if we will get the regular stats update before PP sales are reported?

after, who collects the bets? ;D

« Reply #61 on: November 08, 2013, 02:16 »
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Does anyone want to place bets on if we will get the regular stats update before PP sales are reported?

after, who collects the bets? ;D

IS will take up to 85%, so it doesn't much matter.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2013, 10:40 »
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ROTF
I have just read the most funny sentence written by lobo on the iStock forum
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=356766&page=1

We are making every effort to improve site performance.

I am happy to know that we are in good hands!

lisafx

« Reply #63 on: November 08, 2013, 16:22 »
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I don't even know that we can expect them with the PP earnings.  Aren't they two completely separate processes? 

« Reply #64 on: November 08, 2013, 16:29 »
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I don't even know that we can expect them with the PP earnings.  Aren't they two completely separate processes?

it looks like 100 different processes and they are all connected, I cannot find another reason for such incompetence ;D

OT: cannot stop thinking when will iStock invite you to be exclusive Lisa

lisafx

« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2013, 00:11 »
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I don't even know that we can expect them with the PP earnings.  Aren't they two completely separate processes?

it looks like 100 different processes and they are all connected, I cannot find another reason for such incompetence ;D

OT: cannot stop thinking when will iStock invite you to be exclusive Lisa

LOL!  I doubt they'd want me.  I have a big mouth and stir up trouble.  They dropped Sean, who has a much larger and more commercial portfolio than mine, for being too vocal. 

It's like the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.  I doubt they will be offering sweetheart deals to anyone who is going to stand up and point out the Emperor is naked.  ;D

« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2013, 01:33 »
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LOL!  I doubt they'd want me.  I have a big mouth and stir up trouble.  They dropped Sean, who has a much larger and more commercial portfolio than mine, for being too vocal. 

It's like the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.  I doubt they will be offering sweetheart deals to anyone who is going to stand up and point out the Emperor is naked.  ;D

But it would be a good move for them to offer you faux exclusivity as hush money, the same way that British companies used to offer management positions to union bosses. They should do it for Gostwyck, too.

« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2013, 13:59 »
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Shucks - made bronze and can't even woo-yay until the stats are fixed  >:(

(We really need a sarcastic sad smiley)

lisafx

« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2013, 18:42 »
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LOL!  I doubt they'd want me.  I have a big mouth and stir up trouble.  They dropped Sean, who has a much larger and more commercial portfolio than mine, for being too vocal. 

It's like the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.  I doubt they will be offering sweetheart deals to anyone who is going to stand up and point out the Emperor is naked.  ;D

But it would be a good move for them to offer you faux exclusivity as hush money, the same way that British companies used to offer management positions to union bosses. They should do it for Gostwyck, too.

Well, if I ever stop posting around here, it's because I took the hush money and retired to my own private Caribbean Island (which I imagine has poor internet service) ;)

« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2013, 06:32 »
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so your point is that all of us should leave iStock? good one ;D

If ALL of us would do that, it would be a very good thing. The buyers would be smart enough to find our new stuff on other sites.

I wonder if it would be possible to organize a "don't upload to iStock for a month" -month, and how many of contributors would join? This could be doable especially with their current limitless uploading (you can always upload your stuff next month:))

If the uploads suddenly went down - let's be optimistic and say - 70% for a month, maybe people at iStock would start to understand something.That they WORK FOR US and THEY EXIST ONLY BECAUSE WE ALLOW THEM TO EXIST.  Of course they have a track record of not understanding things...
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 06:38 by Perry »

« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2013, 06:35 »
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so your point is that all of us should leave iStock? good one ;D

If ALL of us would do that, it would be a very good thing. The buyers would be smart enough to find our new stuff on other sites.

I wonder if it would be possible to organize a "don't upload to iStock for a month" -month, and how many of contributors would join? This could be doable especially with their current limitless uploading (you can always upload your stuff next month).

I think you already have your answer in the deactivation campaign from the beginning of the year.

« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2013, 06:37 »
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so your point is that all of us should leave iStock? good one ;D

If ALL of us would do that, it would be a very good thing. The buyers would be smart enough to find our new stuff on other sites.

I wonder if it would be possible to organize a "don't upload to iStock for a month" -month, and how many of contributors would join? This could be doable especially with their current limitless uploading (you can always upload your stuff next month).

I think you already have your answer in the deactivation campaign from the beginning of the year.

Yes... but I would definitely not start to deactivate my images, I have invested time and energy in uploading my images. If I deactivate my best sellers, I will earn much less. If I deactivate my non-sellers, nobody won't notice anything...

BUT if uploads would dip deeply, it could work as a signal.
« Last Edit: November 10, 2013, 06:41 by Perry »

ShadySue

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« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2013, 07:14 »
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BUT if uploads would dip deeply, it could work as a signal.
I think you over-estimate the percentage of iS contributors on msg. Possibly most here have realised the futility of uploading nowadays anyway.

« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2013, 14:47 »
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BUT if uploads would dip deeply, it could work as a signal.
I think you over-estimate the percentage of iS contributors on msg. Possibly most here have realised the futility of uploading nowadays anyway.

Of course other forums etc. should be included in this. Maybe even private messages to contributors, and an official website for the campaign.

lisafx

« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2013, 14:52 »
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so your point is that all of us should leave iStock? good one ;D

If ALL of us would do that, it would be a very good thing. The buyers would be smart enough to find our new stuff on other sites.

I wonder if it would be possible to organize a "don't upload to iStock for a month" -month, and how many of contributors would join? This could be doable especially with their current limitless uploading (you can always upload your stuff next month).

I think you already have your answer in the deactivation campaign from the beginning of the year.

Yes... but I would definitely not start to deactivate my images, I have invested time and energy in uploading my images. If I deactivate my best sellers, I will earn much less. If I deactivate my non-sellers, nobody won't notice anything...

BUT if uploads would dip deeply, it could work as a signal.

Baldrick is right.  Not only did a lot of people deactivate their files, but the same people stopped uploading too.  Some stopped uploads permanently and some for many months. 

This experiment has been done.  I am not sure how to interpret the results though.  Outwardly not much changed, but perhaps behind closed doors it threw a scare into them.  Either way, I don't see that anything has improved for contributors since then.

OTOH, maybe they had more bad things planned for us and put those on hold or scrapped them because they saw we had reached our limits.  We won't ever know.   


 

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