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« on: August 25, 2016, 09:03 »
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Here (Italy) is for many days that the map does not work. Anyone else?


« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 09:11 »
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I can clearly tell, you're from Italy.

« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 09:16 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 09:35 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.


I agree, 100%.

And to the OP, there are already two other threads on the same exact thing.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/map-with-sales-not-working/msg462578/?topicseen#new

http://www.microstockgroup.com/members-only-discussion/shutterstock-map/msg462515/?topicseen#new

 :)

« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 13:42 »
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And to the OP, there are already two other threads on the same exact thing.

 :)

Thank you,
Before to write the post I have tried the search "broken map shutterstock" but the engine did not answered, sorry.

« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 00:52 »
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Before to write the post I have tried the search "broken map shutterstock" but the engine did not answered, sorry.


http://www.microstockgroup.com/shutterstock-com/


« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 04:45 »
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From SS forum:

 Posted Yesterday, 04:34 PM

Thanks for your messages. The team has been looking into it. We've identified what the problem is, and will have a fix in place as soon as possible.

I will update you as soon as I have more news.

Thank you!

Admin





What about Image Gallery Views?

Anybody?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2016, 05:01 by Stockmaan »

« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2016, 08:06 »
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My Image Gallery is showing correctly.

« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2016, 08:16 »
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My Image Gallery is showing correctly.

I mean views by logged in users. Last graph (below) in your Contributor page. 😉

« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2016, 08:28 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.

It's important because it's symptomatic of an IT Department in disarray.  Software breaks, so you roll back to the last working version until you have a fix.  You introduce new features, you try them in a sandbox then a test environment before releasing to the production environment. 

When users see this is not the way an organisation is doing something they righly fear the stability of other parts of the system, is the earnings reporting working correctly, for example? Generally a well run company will take the maximum care with public-facing web applications to avoid crises of user confidence.

« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2016, 09:03 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.

It's important because it's symptomatic of an IT Department in disarray.  Software breaks, so you roll back to the last working version until you have a fix.  You introduce new features, you try them in a sandbox then a test environment before releasing to the production environment. 

When users see this is not the way an organisation is doing something they righly fear the stability of other parts of the system, is the earnings reporting working correctly, for example? Generally a well run company will take the maximum care with public-facing web applications to avoid crises of user confidence.

Exactly, and I don't understand istock, SS, etc. having these kinds of issues when what was said above is SOP for website building. Lazy, or just incompetent IT departments, I guess.  :(

« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2016, 09:17 »
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My Image Gallery is showing correctly.

I mean views by logged in users. Last graph (below) in your Contributor page. 😉

ah ok:  :-[  my Image Gallery Views (by logged in users) graph, has 0 views for weeks.

« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2016, 13:08 »
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Here Map is back.

« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2016, 13:16 »
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Here Map is back.

Finally, brilliantly!  8)

« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2016, 13:34 »
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yess, thank u SS!

« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 13:35 »
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i hope people can find the strenght to recover from this shock horror ordeal

« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2016, 15:25 »
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Personally, I really missed it, it's nice to see, from which city and country are sales coming from...and yes, I know, yall only care about sales, as we all do. But it's nice info.


« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2016, 15:50 »
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Personally, I really missed it, it's nice to see, from which city and country are sales coming from...and yes, I know, yall only care about sales, as we all do. But it's nice info.

Can u please tell me which script do u use?  ::)

Thank you!

DC


« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 16:08 »
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Mine stopped working again...

« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2016, 16:11 »
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it is indeed

« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 16:44 »
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Map is back and is back frozen.

"Great news!
 
Our Tech team were able to resolve the matter and the Map is finally back. :)
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely would like to thank you all for your patience while we resolved the matter.
 
All the best,
 
Alex"

Sorry Alex, map is out again.

« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2016, 18:24 »
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 :(

« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2016, 00:28 »
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Personally, I really missed it, it's nice to see, from which city and country are sales coming from...and yes, I know, yall only care about sales, as we all do. But it's nice info.


Can u please tell me which script do u use?  ::)

Thank you!



http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87730-cool-script-print-names-of-download-locations/?code=nn3JrYIXlsPehP-Ea5_hGA&state=d5f7cc730d9ab1aebf9850f664d1c5cf

« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2016, 01:24 »
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Personally, I really missed it, it's nice to see, from which city and country are sales coming from...and yes, I know, yall only care about sales, as we all do. But it's nice info.


Can u please tell me which script do u use?  ::)

Thank you!



http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87730-cool-script-print-names-of-download-locations/?code=nn3JrYIXlsPehP-Ea5_hGA&state=d5f7cc730d9ab1aebf9850f664d1c5cf


BiG thanks dude! 

  ;D

« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2016, 01:50 »
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Ni zakej!

« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2016, 10:57 »
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Map is back and is back frozen.

"Great news!
 
Our Tech team were able to resolve the matter and the Map is finally back. :)
 
We apologize for any inconvenience and sincerely would like to thank you all for your patience while we resolved the matter.
 
All the best,
 
Alex"

Sorry Alex, map is out again.

And not only the map. The sales are down again. At least for me :(. For a day only, I thought the sales are going back at what it was before the changing, but I was wrong

Rinderart

« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2016, 18:31 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.

Agree. Never ever, understood the usefulness. sales in the middle of the ocean?.. Please. they have always said it is not accurate at all. Having Best august in 3 years.


« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2016, 00:38 »
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Forget the map. I rather see them add a search function to the Image Gallery Stats page instead.

« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2016, 11:10 »
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I don't understand why everyone is upset about that map.

It's fun, but not really useful.  I would be fine with the map vanishing altogether, if everything else was fixed.  Heck, just fix half of everything else.

Agree. Never ever, understood the usefulness. sales in the middle of the ocean?.. Please. they have always said it is not accurate at all. Having Best august in 3 years.

Would you rather they don't report sales when there's no IP address to tell where they are from. Then people will complain that sales are showing in earnings but not on the map. What's your solution to make people happy?

« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2016, 11:49 »
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the map is on (again)

« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2016, 11:58 »
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Same here, Ffinally!

« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2016, 12:39 »
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Wait for Alex.  ;D

I have now few downloads and do not appear on map.

« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2016, 13:04 »
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map doesn't work!
map is back!
map is broken again!
map is on!
map is off!
map is back on!

That's what is going to happen to our map from now on ;D ;D

« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2016, 15:24 »
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map doesn't work!
map is back!
map is broken again!
map is on!
map is off!
map is back on!

That's what is going to happen to our map from now on ;D ;D

It's funny Map game  ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2016, 23:44 »
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one of sales on map tonight  does not show on earnings summery ??!!

« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2016, 23:53 »
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one of sales on map tonight  does not show on earnings summery ??!!

Map shows two new sales,  earnings summery 0.38 just for one image.  Price for image that not show on earning summery is: N/A. what?!!
« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 03:37 by Stockmaan »

« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2016, 03:38 »
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one of sales on map tonight  does not show on earnings summery ??!!

Map shows two new sales,  earnings summery 0.38 just for one image.  Price for image that not show on earning summery is: N/A. what?!!

And now another one. Someone in Franc buy my image for price: N/A.

« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 04:01 by Stockmaan »


« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2016, 04:04 »
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...two more donations - denmark

« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2016, 04:14 »
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Today I also had two sales with no income  >:(

« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2016, 04:22 »
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I think it was better when the map was down.
At that time, we were not able to see what is sold. Very BAD.

Is this donationstock or shutterstock?!  >:(

« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2016, 04:24 »
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Let's see whether SS will send us an email with exact missing mount. If they had the loss, sure they would.

« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2016, 04:27 »
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yeah, sales appears on map but not in earnings summary
they cheat on us..??

ngaga35

« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2016, 04:28 »
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Let's see whether SS will send us an email with exact missing mount. If they had the loss, sure they would.
I don't think it's going to happen.


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« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2016, 04:36 »
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Let's see whether SS will send us an email with exact missing mount. If they had the loss, sure they would.
I don't think it's going to happen.


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Don't talk like this, we must protect our interests!  Everyone remember which image was donated! We will see what happened.

« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2016, 10:11 »
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Is everybody having their sales reported correctly? I have one sale showing on the map, but not on earning page (there where you can see thumbnails of sold files)... But it looks like map is working now...

« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2016, 10:39 »
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Is everybody having their sales reported correctly? I have one sale showing on the map, but not on earning page (there where you can see thumbnails of sold files)... But it looks like map is working now...

No! Today I donated 6 images. Yesterday 1. Today I will send ticket to donationstock with my list of donated images.  ;D

« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2016, 10:45 »
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Is everybody having their sales reported correctly? I have one sale showing on the map, but not on earning page (there where you can see thumbnails of sold files)... But it looks like map is working now...

No! Today I donated 6 images. Yesterday 1. Today I will send ticket to donationstock with my list of donated images.  ;D

They will say "map is for fun, don't take it serious".  ;)


« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2016, 10:59 »
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Is everybody having their sales reported correctly? I have one sale showing on the map, but not on earning page (there where you can see thumbnails of sold files)... But it looks like map is working now...

No! Today I donated 6 images. Yesterday 1. Today I will send ticket to donationstock with my list of donated images.  ;D

They will say "map is for fun, don't take it serious".  ;)

Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2016, 11:04 »
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Is everybody having their sales reported correctly? I have one sale showing on the map, but not on earning page (there where you can see thumbnails of sold files)... But it looks like map is working now...

No! Today I donated 6 images. Yesterday 1. Today I will send ticket to donationstock with my list of donated images.  ;D

They will say "map is for fun, don't take it serious".  ;)

Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

I have 6 checks now and my balance is ZERO.

« Reply #49 on: August 30, 2016, 13:01 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)

« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2016, 13:32 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)

They don't have to say, that map matches sales.

But in 2.5 years, not once did it happen, that map would show a sale (or whatever) and it wouldn't show in earning summary. And besides, if it happens to many people, there's obviously sth. wrong with it.

Now you can shut your piehole.

« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2016, 13:48 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)

They don't have to say, that map matches sales.

But in 2.5 years, not once did it happen, that map would show a sale (or whatever) and it wouldn't show in earning summary. And besides, if it happens to many people, there's obviously sth. wrong with it.

Now you can shut your piehole.

Agree 100%!

« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2016, 13:51 »
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They don't have to say, that map matches sales.

But in 2.5 years, not once did it happen, that map would show a sale (or whatever) and it wouldn't show in earning summary. And besides, if it happens to many people, there's obviously sth. wrong with it.

That's exactly the way I've seen it too, ever since they first introduced the map. Now, the two don't match. Who knows which is right?

« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2016, 13:57 »
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Go here:

http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87289-question-about-sales-map-accuracy/?code=SexE5QT4dyDKr2gHKIAo9M&state=5b2bc1a146c1be9fd004523545e76f29

See post 3 and 4. Or ask Vincent. Or someone else at Shutterstock. My piehole remains open, and I will NEVER shut it because YOU tell me to, Dumc.  ;)



« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2016, 14:03 »
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Go here:

http://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/87289-question-about-sales-map-accuracy/?code=SexE5QT4dyDKr2gHKIAo9M&state=5b2bc1a146c1be9fd004523545e76f29

See post 3 and 4. Or ask Vincent. Or someone else at Shutterstock. My piehole remains open, and I will NEVER shut it because YOU tell me to, Dumc.  ;)


Vincent had said previously that the map is not 100% accurate, so I wouldn't put to much accuracy in the locations on it.

This topic is about accuracy of sales locations, not about map sales matching earning summary.

ngaga35

« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2016, 14:13 »
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Then, after this we don't know what is what, and what is more accurate. Why they even put map on site if it's just for fun? We are not playing here!!! What the map showing if it's not where they bought it?


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« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 17:00 by Tara »

« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2016, 14:44 »
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Then, after this we don't what is what, and what is more accurate. Why they even put map on site if it's just for fun? We are not playing here!!! What the map showing if it's not where they bought it?


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Get that script from the SS forum and you will see a lot of downloads coming from Potwin, Kansas, from a farm in the middle of nowhere.

That place is the IP center of USA. A lot of sales have no other indication but an IP originating from USA. And then those sales will be assigned to that (unlucky) farmer.

Read this: http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

I can also locate sales in the IP center Germany (some forest, with no farmer to be harrased), IP center of New Jersey, etc.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 14:47 by Zero Talent »


ngaga35

« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2016, 14:51 »
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I didn't say that it have to be accurate. But it's have to be number of sales 100% accurate


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« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2016, 14:59 »
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Then, after this we don't what is what, and what is more accurate. Why they even put map on site if it's just for fun? We are not playing here!!! What the map showing if it's not where they bought it?


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Get that script from the SS forum and you will see a lot of downloads coming from Potwin, Kansas, from a farm in the middle of nowhere.

That place is the IP center of USA. A lot of sales have no other indication but an IP originating from USA. And then those sales will be assigned to that (unlucky) farmer.

Read this: http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

I can also locate sales in the IP center Germany (some forest, with no farmer to be harrased), IP center of New Jersey, etc.


I'm not talking about location accuracy. I'm talking about files showing on a map, but not in earning summary. I had 2 of those today. I'm contributing about 2.5 years, and every single file (as far as I know) in those 2.5 years that showed on a map was then also reported on earning summary page.

And since I see, I'm not the only one, having these problems, it's obvious that something is wrong here.

« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2016, 15:11 »
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Then, after this we don't what is what, and what is more accurate. Why they even put map on site if it's just for fun? We are not playing here!!! What the map showing if it's not where they bought it?


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Get that script from the SS forum and you will see a lot of downloads coming from Potwin, Kansas, from a farm in the middle of nowhere.

That place is the IP center of USA. A lot of sales have no other indication but an IP originating from USA. And then those sales will be assigned to that (unlucky) farmer.

Read this: http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

I can also locate sales in the IP center Germany (some forest, with no farmer to be harrased), IP center of New Jersey, etc.


I'm not talking about location accuracy. I'm talking about files showing on a map, but not in earning summary. I had 2 of those today. I'm contributing about 2.5 years, and every single file (as far as I know) in those 2.5 years that showed on a map was then also reported on earning summary page.

And since I see, I'm not the only one, having these problems, it's obvious that something is wrong here.


Most of my video downloads are doubled. Even before these map glitches I systematically got double video downloads. Probably because the clip doesn't go through during the first attempt and the customer is allowed to retry to get what was already paid for.
You don't see these doubles on the map, since they overlap on the same location. By using that script, you will notice a minor time stamp difference between the doubles.
The same thing might be valid for photos: retries.
Just my two cents.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 15:19 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2016, 15:20 »
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Then, after this we don't what is what, and what is more accurate. Why they even put map on site if it's just for fun? We are not playing here!!! What the map showing if it's not where they bought it?


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Get that script from the SS forum and you will see a lot of downloads coming from Potwin, Kansas, from a farm in the middle of nowhere.

That place is the IP center of USA. A lot of sales have no other indication but an IP originating from USA. And then those sales will be assigned to that (unlucky) farmer.

Read this: http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

I can also locate sales in the IP center Germany (some forest, with no farmer to be harrased), IP center of New Jersey, etc.


Very interesting !

« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2016, 15:23 »
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Forget about the script. I'm not talking about doubles, I'm talking about files, showing up on a map, but not on my earnings page.

For example: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=474325915

This file is showing on a map since morning , but when I go to "Earning Summary" page, it's not there (evening now). And there is another file like that, it's on a map but not in earnings page.

« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2016, 15:27 »
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Forget about the script. I'm not talking about doubles, I'm talking about files, showing up on a map, but not on my earnings page.

For example: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=474325915

This file is showing on a map since morning , but when I go to "Earning Summary" page, it's not there (evening now). And there is another file like that, it's on a map but not in earnings page.


Can't it be a retry? Something previously purchased?

« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2016, 15:30 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)



Geez Cathy can't we have a conversation here without saber rattling. I thought that's what this site was for...conversation. Sorry....I'm out...

« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2016, 15:32 »
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Forget about the script. I'm not talking about doubles, I'm talking about files, showing up on a map, but not on my earnings page.

For example: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=474325915

This file is showing on a map since morning , but when I go to "Earning Summary" page, it's not there (evening now). And there is another file like that, it's on a map but not in earnings page.


Can't it be a retry? Something previously purchased?


Nope, it's online only for a few days and hasn't been sold before...

« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2016, 15:43 »
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Forget about the script. I'm not talking about doubles, I'm talking about files, showing up on a map, but not on my earnings page.

For example: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=474325915

This file is showing on a map since morning , but when I go to "Earning Summary" page, it's not there (evening now). And there is another file like that, it's on a map but not in earnings page.


Can't it be a retry? Something previously purchased?


Nope, it's online only for a few days and hasn't been sold before...


I send mail to SS team right now:

Dear Shutterstock team,

I was very happy to see that map was back again, but yesterday afternoon I noticed that some of my images appeared on the "Latest Downloads map", but they are not reported in my "Earnings Summary". Yesterday there was one photo and today there are until now seven (7) photos, which appeared on the Latest Downloads map, but not reported on my Earnings Summary.

Here are Ids of this:
.....
.....

Could you please check why this images appeared on the Latest Downloads map today, but not reported on my Earnings Summary?



« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2016, 15:49 »
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So, basically, 2 sales are missing. Maybe they're two EL's or large SODs :) , who knows.


« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2016, 15:58 »
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So, basically, 2 sales are missing. Maybe they're two EL's or large SODs :) , who knows.

joke of the day  ;D

« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2016, 16:01 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)



Geez Cathy can't we have a conversation here without saber rattling. I thought that's what this site was for...conversation. Sorry....I'm out...

Saber rattling? LOL. As if no one else here ever does that!

I am out too. Of this topic, that is.  :D

« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2016, 16:07 »
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Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)



Geez Cathy can't we have a conversation here without saber rattling. I thought that's what this site was for...conversation. Sorry....I'm out...

Saber rattling? LOL. As if no one else here ever does that!

I am out too. Of this topic, that is.  :D

Nice of you, to keep your promises :)

« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2016, 19:44 »
+1
Say what you want...it's called "checks and balances". If the map is reporting sales and the summary isn't then there is a problem somewhere. I've got image sales indicated on the map and not the summary and that my friends is an issue....checks and balances! I'm sure it will be fixed in due time....they always do.

The map was never meant to be a check and balance...it was meant as a general idea of sales and a fun widget. You guys are the ones who are claiming that the map should be correct and match exactly with your sales summary. As far as I know, Shutterstock has never said that. Show me on the site where they claim that the map matches exactly, and I will shut my piehole. :-)



Geez Cathy can't we have a conversation here without saber rattling. I thought that's what this site was for...conversation. Sorry....I'm out...

Saber rattling? LOL. As if no one else here ever does that!

I am out too. Of this topic, that is.  :D

Thanks Cathy...all is good! :)

« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2016, 02:27 »
0
Uff, I have three ghost sales again this morning. Very irritating  >:(

« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2016, 02:36 »
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Yeah, me too, three more.

« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2016, 03:15 »
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my only hope is - to not have any sale

« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2016, 04:39 »
0
Today I had a double sale of same image which are shown in daily earnings, but non of them are reported in map.

« Reply #75 on: August 31, 2016, 05:58 »
+3
Earnings reporting is totally out of order.
Yesterday and the day before I had downloads shown only in daily earnings but not on map nor in earnings summary. I followed the map until these images were pushed away by other downloads but they never showed up on the map. This was the lucky version of this bug.
Today I have downloads on the map but they don' t show in earnings summary.

If you don't check very often your earnings in the time-frame those cca. 10 images are shown on the map, you will never find out about those that are not accounted.
What a mess!

« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2016, 12:20 »
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Apparently files, showing on a map, but not in earnings page are not real sales.

From the SS forum:

Hi,

We have been working to deploy a fix but it has proved more complex than originally thought.

The issue is limited to the map. Your earnings data is still accurate.  We will update you as soon as we have more news.

Thanks,

Kate


« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2016, 16:23 »
+1
Apparently files, showing on a map, but not in earnings page are not real sales.

From the SS forum:

Hi,

We have been working to deploy a fix but it has proved more complex than originally thought.

The issue is limited to the map. Your earnings data is still accurate.  We will update you as soon as we have more news.

Thanks,

Kate

Thanks for posting it here. There is one thing though that makes me doubt it was just the map glitch  - one of my sales from the map that didn't appear in my earnings yesterday looked too real!

The geo tag for that ghost sale showed a certain location in the north of Mexico, the buyer bought a photo from my Copper Canyons series - this photo is not accounted for in my earnings. And today this same buyer from the same location came back to buy another image from the same series - this second photo is shown in my earnings - so I'd bet it's not just the map issue  ???

« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2016, 17:12 »
+3
how come that something that has been working for years, all of a sudden is broken and its almost too complex to fix. they are obviously changing stuff in the back ground and as a result broke the map. classic example of not having a clue what you are doing and add more band aids as you go along. tech company my hole, ss is rapidly becoming an istock clone, all we need to do now is wait for the sales to drop for the transformation to be complete

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« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2016, 20:43 »
0
Here's the latest word from Kate at SS.

Hi,

Our download activity map is now working as expected. Thank for your patience.

The recent issue was that the map was also including re-downloads and watermarked preview images in the display.

Please let us know if you see any other unusual map activity.

Thanks,

Kate

« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2016, 23:34 »
+3
This is just bulshiat. My map still shows files from yesterday that aren't reported in earning page. And how can I have re-download of a file that wasn't sold before? Ok, maybe it was a preview download, but I just don't believe this....
« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 23:37 by Dumc »

« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2016, 00:30 »
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Well, if previews were shown, then they also affects popularity, because I also had a new file shown on the map without reported sale, and it has climbed in popularity.

« Reply #82 on: September 01, 2016, 01:03 »
0
"
This is just bulshiat. My map still shows files from yesterday that aren't reported in earning page. And how can I have re-download of a file that wasn't sold before? Ok, maybe it was a preview download, but I just don't believe this....
"

the same for me

« Reply #83 on: September 02, 2016, 00:57 »
0

Thank you for contacting us about the issue you encountered on our site. We have contacted our tech department and were able to resolve the matter.
 
The recent issue was that the map was also including re-downloads and watermarked preview images in the display.

 
We apologize for this temporary issue and are very sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we resolved the matter.

Thanks

« Reply #84 on: September 02, 2016, 01:11 »
0
Now they know how to say sorry.

It would be better if they can inform contributors when something goes wrong in their site. Then we don't have to panic, but just wait till they fix it.

« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2016, 01:45 »
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Yep, but I still have problems :) Now on my map I have 2 photos without any information about it in earning table.
Even more:
1) I got one sale on map on 31.08.2016.
2) I still see photo on map
3) I see that rating of this one photo goes up. So, image was sold!
4) But, I don't see this image on earning table and do not got any money for it. :(

Already wrote about this problem to shutter :D

Ok, I agree that map is only for fun and for visual effects. But! We talking about money, we talking about Information that is important for contributers... Oooook, map is broken... but why we cannot see information about the sale? Sale happened - information in some contributor table updated. That's all! We do not need nothing more. And I am web-developer. This is not something complicated... even in such huge system like photostock.


« Reply #86 on: September 02, 2016, 02:46 »
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Now they know how to say sorry.

It would be better if they can inform contributors when something goes wrong in their site. Then we don't have to panic, but just wait till they fix it.
Yes you'd think it would be basic stuff...you'd think they could afford to have someone monitoring their live site rather than waiting for their customers or contributors to spot these problems.


« Reply #87 on: September 22, 2016, 13:14 »
0
I have a (little :'() SOd download which does not appear on the map. is map broken again?

« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2016, 02:50 »
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I also have 1 SOD sale that isn't showing on the map. All other sales prior to that are showing on the map.

« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2016, 03:38 »
0
All other (sub) sales, after and before SOD sale are showing on a MAP. Weird stuff....

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« Reply #90 on: September 23, 2016, 05:02 »
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I have no idea how one would even tell if the map is broken or not. I just see random images from my portfolio popping up in random places on the map at random times. How would I know if the right stuff is popping up at the right time in the right place?

« Reply #91 on: September 23, 2016, 05:06 »
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I have no idea how one would even tell if the map is broken or not. I just see random images from my portfolio popping up in random places on the map at random times. How would I know if the right stuff is popping up at the right time in the right place?

The map should show the last ten downloads. So if some of these sales are not showing on the map, you'll know.


 

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