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« on: February 11, 2011, 14:17 »
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Oh goody

Sounds like Istock is getting ready to send its favorite admins, inspectors, (AKA Vetta contributors) and a randomly chosen representative contributor off for another big party.

http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=302622&messageid=5837262

Why aren't parties unsustainable? 


« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 14:32 »
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I saw that too. It didn't take too much to get the obedient little sycophants to recite another chorus of 'Wooyays' did it? Presumeably the torn and bleeding sphincters of the faithful are beginning to heal a little. Totally vomit-inducing.

lisafx

« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 14:40 »
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OMFG!!  H*cking unbelievable!!   :o

ETA: Lovely - site in ruins and administrators post half a page of discussions about flipflops (the footwear kind).  Entertainment for this event will be provided by Nero and his fiddle.   :P
« Last Edit: February 11, 2011, 14:45 by lisafx »

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 14:44 »
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Non-stop complaining.  Sweet jesus

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 14:46 »
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Non-stop complaining.  Sweet jesus

Indeed.  Non-stop issues to complain about.  Maybe if the site were to ever be fixed the complaints will die down.  No danger of that though ;)

« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 14:50 »
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Doubt it

People always complain

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 14:52 »
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Doubt it

People always complain

You're probably right.  There are always people to complain, and always other people complaining about the complaining, without even a trace of irony ;)

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 14:52 »
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Doubt it

People always complain

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much like you are doing now? ;D

lisafx

« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2011, 14:53 »
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Doubt it

People always complain

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much like you are doing now? ;D

Snap!  ;D

« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011, 14:55 »
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They're just doing some promotional work at an event with this type of stuff.  I don't see it as that big a deal.

« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2011, 15:03 »
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Maybe but Echodelta said "...More on this and something else coming very soon" which sounds to me cyrpto-istock speak for we've got a big 'lypse coming.   

« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2011, 15:40 »
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Except for the social part (meeting friends) I don't fancy this type of event, I prefer to do my shootings on my own. That said, I think they are useful for many people that is learning how to work with professional lightning, and they generate a flow of exclusive images, no matter if shot by exclusives or not exclusives.

« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2011, 15:44 »
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Maybe but Echodelta said "...More on this and something else coming very soon" which sounds to me cyrpto-istock speak for we've got a big 'lypse coming.   

Yeah.  Sigh.

« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2011, 16:08 »
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As long as they don't send any developers and skip a 'lypse website, it should have no impact on their ongoing work to fix the broken web site.

I'd like the staff to wear T-shirts saying "Trip expenses paid for with cash transfer from iStock contributors"

lisafx

« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2011, 16:08 »
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Maybe but Echodelta said "...More on this and something else coming very soon" which sounds to me cyrpto-istock speak for we've got a big 'lypse coming.  

This is exactly my concern.  Every time a big event (Japan) or holiday (Christmas) takes a large number of admins away from their jobs some fresh disaster hits the site.  

Even when the site was functional it was a problem having it run on a skeleton crew.  Now, with this unbelievable plethora of bugs and glitches, I can't believe the administration is going to go hopping off on another jaunt.  Just reinforces the impression that nobody in authority gives a rat's a$$ about the site anymore.   :(    

« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2011, 16:13 »
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They're just doing some promotional work at an event with this type of stuff.  I don't see it as that big a deal.

This coming from a man who just had $3400 taken from him. You just HAVE to be getting some benefits that we never hear about, for you to be this loyal. Maybe free passes for you and your family to said events?  ;)

LSD72

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2011, 16:16 »
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Money won't make you happy...parties will.  ::)

« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2011, 16:19 »
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As long as they don't send any developers and skip a 'lypse website, it should have no impact on their ongoing work to fix the broken web site.
Actually this could be a way of getting rid of the current developers and get new ones while they are away. :)

« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2011, 16:21 »
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They're just doing some promotional work at an event with this type of stuff.  I don't see it as that big a deal.

This coming from a man who just had $3400 taken from him. You just HAVE to be getting some benefits that we never hear about, for you to be this loyal. Maybe free passes for you and your family to said events?  ;)

If someone wants to send me tix to London, sign me up!  But I see "free photo shoot opportunities" as just a normal marketing thing to try and get new contributors.  It's not in my best interest, but for "the company", I can't say it's a bad move.

« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2011, 16:42 »
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They're just doing some promotional work at an event with this type of stuff.  I don't see it as that big a deal.

This coming from a man who just had $3400 taken from him. You just HAVE to be getting some benefits that we never hear about, for you to be this loyal. Maybe free passes for you and your family to said events?  ;)

He has to stick with it and be loyal. What other options does he have? Going non-exclusive would be a loss at this point.

« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2011, 17:04 »
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Yeah, I don't see the big deal. I hear all of the complaints... it just seems like a stretch. And I'm not getting paid to disagree... FWIW.

« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2011, 18:41 »
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I don't know who was in the US when Nancy Reagan bought new White House china during a recession. There was a huge uproar.

The PR spin doctors went to work explaining that it was all purchased with private money. It was true, but it was a tone-deaf thing to do given the state of most people's lives at the time - the notion that there were multiple services with different patterns in use at large state dinners didn't seem to most like a crisis.

I do think that promoting the business to buyers is something they should continue to do, but the notion that they're partying (or party planning) while the site limps along says to me that they just don't get it. They may not care one little bit about their existing contributors, or the massively long time the site has been limping, but they don't have to remind me of it so often.

lisafx

« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2011, 19:05 »
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^^ Beautifully stated JoAnn. 

This sums up so much of their seeming indifference lately: 

"They may not care one little bit about their existing contributors, or the massively long time the site has been limping, but they don't have to remind me of it so often."

« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 00:52 »
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I don't know who was in the US when Nancy Reagan bought new White House china during a recession. There was a huge uproar.

The PR spin doctors went to work explaining that it was all purchased with private money. It was true, but it was a tone-deaf thing to do given the state of most people's lives at the time - the notion that there were multiple services with different patterns in use at large state dinners didn't seem to most like a crisis.

I do think that promoting the business to buyers is something they should continue to do, but the notion that they're partying (or party planning) while the site limps along says to me that they just don't get it. They may not care one little bit about their existing contributors, or the massively long time the site has been limping, but they don't have to remind me of it so often.

Very well said.

« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2011, 02:26 »
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I don't know who was in the US when Nancy Reagan bought new White House china during a recession. There was a huge uproar.

The PR spin doctors went to work explaining that it was all purchased with private money. It was true, but it was a tone-deaf thing to do given the state of most people's lives at the time - the notion that there were multiple services with different patterns in use at large state dinners didn't seem to most like a crisis.

I do think that promoting the business to buyers is something they should continue to do, but the notion that they're partying (or party planning) while the site limps along says to me that they just don't get it. They may not care one little bit about their existing contributors, or the massively long time the site has been limping, but they don't have to remind me of it so often.

+4 ... no wait, is that banned or is it only +1 that is banned? Are the use of numbers other 1 allowed?

Tone deaf is right - every company I have ever known that conducts itself like this ends up going down in flames - I surely would not be relying on them for anything - arrogance like this sinks ships ...


 

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