Right now, you have 0 downloads - Wrong!

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vivanity
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:44PM

Hey guys, this is my first post on the forum, and I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help me out! 


I've been waiting for my downloads to hit 250 to become exclusive, but, sadly enough, when that had finally happened, the downloads calculator on the 'exclusivity' page decided to start lying to me. For the past week, it's telling me the following:







Right now, you have 0 downloads and your approval rating is 57.07%. You do not qualify yet. You're almost there. Keep uploading.





I have already emailed support about this, and they just said that they are aware of the issue :S


The most scary thing, however, is that I've recently read somewhere in the forums that they are thinking of raising the downloads for photo exclusivity up to 500! I'm terrified that after this glitch gets sorted out, a new exclusivity downloads mark of 500 will emerge!


If anybody has experienced this and has any answers, please please help! Thank you
cmannphoto
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:49PM

Contributor Relations is you best bet when you think you reached 250 with a 50% acceptance rate.


You are partly right about the 500 DL, this is from the New iStockers FAQ - Start Here (and say hello!)


21: Those crowns look pretty sweet! How do I get one?
To become exclusive with iStock you will need 250 downloads and a 50% acceptance rate. Or you can apply for exclusivity when you have more than 500DLs, regardless of your acceptance ratio. You also can't have images available elsewhere - so if you plan to go exclusive, you will need to remove them from other sites ahead of time (and some sites require six months so think ahead).
Willowpix
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:11PM
You're at 57+%. It shouldn't be hard to keep acceptance above 50% if you are moderately careful with what you upload in the interim - so you should be okay when the current site issues are sorted. Obviously none of us (contributors) have any clue when that will be - but sooner or later things will be fixed (despite what you may read in other threads from many often justifiably disgruntled posters...). Hope it happens soon for you!
vivanity
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:28AM
Thanks very much for the info (and for the support) guys! I really appreciate you taking the time! I'm guessing the only thing I can do right now is wait.. And that I shall do thanks!
Willowpix
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:31AM
^Nice portfolio already by the way. Keep adding to it!!
vivanity
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:11PM
Thanks! I will keep going and nothing shall stop me!!
Willowpix
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:15PM
"Dogs bark, but the caravan moves on!"
stockwerk
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:37AM
It is working again. Don't know for how long though.
cgtoolbox
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:45PM

i am a new contributor on the photo side..... i am having mostly subscription sales... which means partner program sales... 


i want to know if partner program sales can be counted to become exclusive.. i.e. do they count for the 250 dls which is required to become exclusive....
hereswendy
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:51PM
Posted By cgtoolbox:

i am a new contributor on the photo side..... i am having mostly subscription sales... which means partner program sales... 


i want to know if partner program sales can be counted to become exclusive.. i.e. do they count for the 250 dls which is required to become exclusive....


No .... PP is not counted towards RCs .... as far as I know they ar enot counted towards downloads either.


 
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusiveForum Moderator
Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:39AM
^ Correct on both accounts. Only iStock sales count towards your RC total and downloads total.
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