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« on: February 16, 2012, 16:39 »
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The last couple months there have been some problems with the polls recording the votes properly.  I have the issue fixed and have also reworked the poll so they will be more representative of actual figures in the results.

Cast your vote now
http://www.microstockgroup.com/pollsvote/

Once the results are in, the ranking on the sidebar will be calculated a little differently.  Currently it is just an average of the 1-10 vote that used to be in place for voting.  Now it will be an average of the actual $$ amounts (expressed in a scale of 1-10) which should give a pretty good indication of how much farther ahead the top sites are from the bottom sites.

I'm open to feedback as always...

The results page will have to wait until tomorrow for the fix but hopefully we can get some history displayed there so we can see developments over time.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 18:13 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 16:55 »
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oh wow.. that's awesome!  thanks for fixing it!

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 17:10 »
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It says I can vote in March. I've never used the poll before, and it says I have no previous vote so why would I wait?

And if I voted today, assuming I could, am I voting for January 2012? It might be helpful to show what month of sales your vote is applying to.

Seeing more amounts in the list is very helpful - thanks.

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 17:21 »
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Where does the iStock PP go? Is it part of iStock  (which means the form can't be filled until the last week of the month) or should it be there as a separate entity, just as SS and BS are dealt with separately though they are associated companies?

« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 17:30 »
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Where does the iStock PP go? Is it part of iStock  (which means the form can't be filled until the last week of the month) or should it be there as a separate entity, just as SS and BS are dealt with separately though they are associated companies?

You should enter the income on the site you request payout from and enter the value from the month you take out of that site.

So, iStock would include the Partner programs that are through iStock, but not the StockXpert money you may or may not get.  Which month which PP earnings came in is over complicating things.  If I got $X from iStock last month I vote for $X, no matter which month the money was technically earned in.

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 17:31 »
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It says I can vote in March. I've never used the poll before, and it says I have no previous vote so why would I wait?
Does it still not let you vote?  Does it tell you what you supposidly voted last month??

And if I voted today, assuming I could, am I voting for January 2012? It might be helpful to show what month of sales your vote is applying to.
fixed

lisafx

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 17:38 »
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It won't let me vote either.  It's got some pretty strange numbers that it said I voted.  None of them are accurate.  Don't know how to reset it so I can make an accurate vote. 

Nice idea to change it, but I may have to wait until March to use it. 

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 17:40 »
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It won't let me vote either.  It's got some pretty strange numbers that it said I voted.  None of them are accurate.  Don't know how to reset it so I can make an accurate vote. 

Nice idea to change it, but I may have to wait until March to use it. 

no, I've gotta make it so you can vote this month.  there is a bug somewhere .. :S

« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 17:41 »
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Where does the iStock PP go? Is it part of iStock  (which means the form can't be filled until the last week of the month) or should it be there as a separate entity, just as SS and BS are dealt with separately though they are associated companies?

You should enter the income on the site you request payout from and enter the value from the month you take out of that site.

So, iStock would include the Partner programs that are through iStock, but not the StockXpert money you may or may not get.  Which month which PP earnings came in is over complicating things.  If I got $X from iStock last month I vote for $X, no matter which month the money was technically earned in.

So it's not about monthly earnings, it's about when I happen to request my cheques? With Fotolia that used to be about once a year. Last month I think I claimed six weeks earnings from iStock in one go, including two months' PP, having missed a couple of payout dates. so the whole thing would be completely distorted. 123 only pays out once I have more than $200 in hand, which is not every month. I'll end up recording maybe two months of zero earnings at 123 followed by maybe $260 in month three, then back to zero again.

 

« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 17:43 »
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can someone who is having problems tell me what their 'Time Value" and "Voter ID" are.. that should show up on the page now.

« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 17:45 »
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This is great. One other suggestion if its not to hard. Separate categories for istock exclusives versus independents?

« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 17:45 »
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Where does the iStock PP go? Is it part of iStock  (which means the form can't be filled until the last week of the month) or should it be there as a separate entity, just as SS and BS are dealt with separately though they are associated companies?

You should enter the income on the site you request payout from and enter the value from the month you take out of that site.

So, iStock would include the Partner programs that are through iStock, but not the StockXpert money you may or may not get.  Which month which PP earnings came in is over complicating things.  If I got $X from iStock last month I vote for $X, no matter which month the money was technically earned in.

So it's not about monthly earnings, it's about when I happen to request my cheques? With Fotolia that used to be about once a year. Last month I think I claimed six weeks earnings from iStock in one go, including two months' PP, having missed a couple of payout dates. so the whole thing would be completely distorted. 123 only pays out once I have more than $200 in hand, which is not every month. I'll end up recording maybe two months of zero earnings at 123 followed by maybe $260 in month three, then back to zero again.


No it's about earnings, but the amount is simply whatever earnings that site is reporting as income for that month

« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 17:47 »
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This is great. One other suggestion if its not to hard. Separate categories for istock exclusives versus independents?

yeah i considered that and I'm not sure how to go about it.  I could easily sort out the results by looking at the people who only vote for iStock earnings.. and perhaps report that separately but not sure how useful it would be.

« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 17:52 »
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can someone who is having problems tell me what their 'Time Value" and "Voter ID" are.. that should show up on the page now.
Time value: 0212
Voter: 447

« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 17:57 »
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No it's about earnings, but the amount is simply whatever earnings that site is reporting as income for that month

But iStock hasn't reported the January income yet, because the PP isn't there, which should be about 30% of the total.

« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 18:01 »
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No it's about earnings, but the amount is simply whatever earnings that site is reporting as income for that month

But iStock hasn't reported the January income yet, because the PP isn't there, which should be about 30% of the total.

but they would have reported the Dec PP income in january.. adding to the January totals.
The Feb total for iStock will include the PP for January.

... or if you want to wait and submit your jan totals at the end of Feb, you can feel free to do so.  This isn't a scientific poll, just a general idea of what income looks like across the sites.

lisafx

« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 18:01 »
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can someone who is having problems tell me what their 'Time Value" and "Voter ID" are.. that should show up on the page now.
Time value: 0212
Voter: 447

Time value 0212
Voter 958

« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 18:11 »
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ok.. things may be fixed now.... hopefully

« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 18:16 »
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ok.. things may be fixed now.... hopefully

Fixed for me thanks  :)

Microstock Man

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 18:40 »
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Err, bug in Poll Results perhaps? Shutterstock is currently showing 100, Istock 64.9 etc etc. Biggest numbers I've ever seen!

traveler1116

« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 18:49 »
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Maybe you could put vote totals in () like Shutterstock 100 (15)

« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 18:58 »
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green for up, red for down

Microstock Man

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 19:10 »
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Oops, should probably have read the whole thread a bit better!

« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 19:50 »
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Leaf, can you please explain the results?

For instance, when SS is 100, how do you reach the result? Does it mean that the average income for each voter is $100? Or does it mean that on a scale of 100, SS reaches the top?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2012, 19:52 by Freedom »

« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2012, 19:59 »
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I was able to vote now - thanks


 

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