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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2013, 12:57 »
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I wish IS would put the focus into fixing the current issues then these types of things...remove the debris on the road before you progress...


« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2013, 13:00 »
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« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2013, 13:07 »
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I wish IS would put the focus into fixing the current issues then these types of things...remove the debris on the road before you progress...
That's exactly the reason they said they raised it to 999 instead of recoding the website to allow unlimited uploads.

Well, that's one way to look at it.

« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2013, 13:26 »
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Now 92106.
Some people had backlogs.

we all do but why going that way if we know what they can do

WarrenPrice

« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2013, 13:30 »
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Wondering what the deleted image count (including the exclusives who have left or were fired) really is?  Is there a way to determine image count prior to D-Day?


« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2013, 13:39 »
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« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2013, 13:41 »
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I wish IS would put the focus into fixing the current issues then these types of things...remove the debris on the road before you progress...
That's exactly the reason they said they raised it to 999 instead of recoding the website to allow unlimited uploads.

Well, that's one way to look at it.
This is what was said:  "It's the quickest way to get around a load of developer time." and "...they wanted to remove upload limits altogether, but since the site is coded for uploads to be limited, the easiest way to "remove" the limit was to just set everyone to the highest limit possible with the current programming, which is 999 per week. "
I don't think changing the number of uploads from 20/week to 999/week took much time or effort, nor did writing a couple paragraphs to announce this change.  I doubt anything was taken away from other projects to do this, I guess you disagree?  Why not elaborate on how you see this as drawing focus from fixing other issues?

It's more like "hey, we did this thing that negatively affects most current longtime contributors, but we didn't take away any work cycles from other stuff".

« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2013, 13:46 »
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« Reply #83 on: April 23, 2013, 13:58 »
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« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2013, 14:35 »
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My point wasn't about developer time, but any time spent on making limit changes or anything outside of the already known issues seems counter-productive. I'm sure it can be argued that it isn't, but that is how it is perceived by me

gillian vann

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« Reply #85 on: April 23, 2013, 15:26 »
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it's a sad state for them when any announcement has everyone wondering what's going on behind the curtain.

That's what happens when you destroy Trust.

« Reply #86 on: April 23, 2013, 15:37 »
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« Reply #87 on: April 23, 2013, 15:41 »
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My response wasn't about that issue at all, it was about taking away resources to make this change which I don't see happening.  There may be other issues but the one I was responding to wasn't that.  Looking through the comments a lot of long term and high canister contributors are saying this is a good thing, what's your take on that?

Really?  I read a majority questioning the need for it.  Obviously no one is going to keep questioning it in this atmosphere.

« Reply #88 on: April 23, 2013, 15:45 »
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it's a sad state for them when any announcement has everyone wondering what's going on behind the curtain.

That's what happens when you destroy Trust.
Are you really wondering why they got rid of upload limits?  The answer is to get more uploads.  I'm sure it was also one of the bigger issues for nonexclusives on the last survey.

It probably is something that simple. I do agree the lack of trust has just led to one conspiracy after the other. There are many things going on that has hurt trust...the main is probably the Google Drive deal, but I bet if sales were still strong we'd be less bitchy about that and all the site issues. The real issue is sales have been weak and confidence is low.

« Reply #89 on: April 23, 2013, 16:22 »
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upload limits mean little to me personally, I rarely come anywhere near even the base level as it was previously, let alone my exclusive level limit, as I'm just a part timer.

But it's strange.  Lots of people here used to complain about the upload limits on iStock;  just do a search if you don't believe me.

Now they've effectively removed the limits (for that is what they have done, no-one is suggesting you should try and meet 999/week as a target), people complain about that and say it's ridiculous.

Seems you can't please some of the people any of the time.

I think you're misreading the reaction. It's the hypocrisy that has people P.O'd (if they're indie) and the loss of a privilege (protection from the factories) if you are an exclusive. That and the impression that they're not telling the whole story.

There's also the concern that this is heralding a new wave of imported content (perhaps non Getty) as it's people with a huge portfolio to upload who will see the biggest benefit. People mostly seem to be reporting poor sales, and a huge influx of new content without new buyers isn't going to help existing contributors even if it temporarily boosts Getty's revenues.

iStock used to talk about the importance of the upload limits - only uploading your best work. Now, with no explanation that makes any logical sense, they reverse a policy of many years' standing.

The secret partner deals (e.g. Google) with no opt out hasn't changed, so for many, they could make the upload limits anything they wanted and it'd make no difference. But I suspect they're trolling for cash wherever they can (like the clipart.com imports) and this is just another sad attempt.

« Reply #90 on: April 23, 2013, 16:27 »
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I love how they are PANICKING, they have finally realized that they are not the number 1 site... :D

ShadySue

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« Reply #91 on: April 23, 2013, 16:56 »
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And they still haven't removed this as a benefit of exclusivity from the exclusive page:
"Exclusives have increased upload limits"

gillian vann

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« Reply #92 on: April 23, 2013, 17:07 »
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^ well they technically do, don't they? they have no limits, whereas the rest of us can only upload 999. :D

« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2013, 17:10 »
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ShadySue

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« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2013, 17:13 »
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^ well they technically do, don't they? they have no limits, whereas the rest of us can only upload 999. :D

Maybe the reason you're "wondering what's going on behind the curtain" is that you haven't read the announcement? 
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=353223&page=1

No, she means we don't know what's really going on, which they're hardly going to tell us.
We can't take everything they tell us at face value.

« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2013, 17:14 »
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lisafx

« Reply #96 on: April 23, 2013, 17:50 »
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upload limits mean little to me personally, I rarely come anywhere near even the base level as it was previously, let alone my exclusive level limit, as I'm just a part timer.

But it's strange.  Lots of people here used to complain about the upload limits on iStock;  just do a search if you don't believe me.

Now they've effectively removed the limits (for that is what they have done, no-one is suggesting you should try and meet 999/week as a target), people complain about that and say it's ridiculous.

Seems you can't please some of the people any of the time.

I think you're misreading the reaction. It's the hypocrisy that has people P.O'd (if they're indie) and the loss of a privilege (protection from the factories) if you are an exclusive. That and the impression that they're not telling the whole story.

There's also the concern that this is heralding a new wave of imported content (perhaps non Getty) as it's people with a huge portfolio to upload who will see the biggest benefit. People mostly seem to be reporting poor sales, and a huge influx of new content without new buyers isn't going to help existing contributors even if it temporarily boosts Getty's revenues.

Yes, exactly^^.

To what JoAnn said, I will add that there was a time when I would have loved Istock to raise upload limits for indies, and most likely made that point in the forums.  However, that was a long time ago, and referred to a site that, for all practical purposes, is gone, gone, gone. 

Since D-Day and the lead up to it, there is absolutely no benefit to me in greater upload limits, and I apparently a number of disaffected Istock contributors feel the same. 

mlwinphoto

« Reply #97 on: April 23, 2013, 18:02 »
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it's a sad state for them when any announcement has everyone wondering what's going on behind the curtain.

That's what happens when you destroy Trust.
Are you really wondering why they got rid of upload limits?  The answer is to get more uploads.  I'm sure it was also one of the bigger issues for nonexclusives on the last survey.

The last survey was for exclusives, not indies.  I doubt too many exclusives expressed a desire to see unlimited uploads for nonexclusives.

« Reply #98 on: April 23, 2013, 18:06 »
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ShadySue

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« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2013, 18:15 »
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  Looking through the comments a lot of long term and high canister contributors are saying this is a good thing, what's your take on that?
The first three cheering comments from long term inspectors are from people who use nothing like their existing slots. So who knows why they're cheering?


 

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