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Are the silver and gold levels going to be adjusted downwards?

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tirc83
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:48AM
n/t
AdamJ
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:04AM
I doubt it, but this should have been part of the thread on the topic...
Gewitterkind
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:34AM
no
sylvanworksCLOSED
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:33AM
Not at this time.
lagereek
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:56AM

Hi!

and why not?? why just the bronze? I would have thought everybody would benefit from a general adjustment. 
sjlocke
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:02AM
Because the point is to sign up new exclusives closer to the start, and exclusives that can get 50% of their work accepted.
mbbirdy
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Flash downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto VideographerMember has had a submission accepted to the Designer SpotlightAwarded to fabulous photographers with more than 100,000 downloadsMember has had a File Of The Week.
Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:46AM
Hard work and brains and you'll reach golden sooner.
vandervelden
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:03PM
Posted By sylvanworks:
Not at this time.
Is that 'no' or is it 'maybe, at some point in the future'?
lagereek
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:26PM

Terrific and marvellous place this!!! only two thing I dont get and probably never will get! Boing!!!!. one is the ratings. That aside its the levels! WHY are the levels based on quantity??

an XS is one download, well so is a XXL?? whats wrong with basing levels on commercial value? 
jtyler
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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:15PM
Posted By lagereek:

Terrific and marvellous place this!!! only two thing I dont get and probably never will get! Boing!!!!. one is the ratings. That aside its the levels! WHY are the levels based on quantity??

an XS is one download, well so is a XXL?? whats wrong with basing levels on commercial value?

Well, now, that is a new idea I have not heard before and on first glance, has real merit.  XS - 1 DL. SM - 2 DLs. etc.  That would be very interesting.  But I doubt will ever happen.  But neat thought nonetheless.
ChristopherBernard
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:55AM
Posted By sjlocke:
Because the point is to sign up new exclusives closer to the start, and exclusives that can get 50% of their work accepted.

What percent of your work is generally accepted?
sjlocke
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:12PM
Why?
ChristopherBernard
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:17PM
why not?
csreed
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:06PM
Although asking for individual rejection rates strikes me as falling into the same category as asking about one's age or income, it would be interesting to look at aggregated rejection data for the various canister levels and broken out by exclusivity status.  I can't imagine iStock would be too eager to share such information, but it would be interesting nonetheless.
TAPshooter
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:11PM

I don't much care who knows what my acceptance rate is.  It just points to how well (or poorly) I post-processed an image and can spot logos.  First month was just under 50% then went 76%, 82%, 87%, and last month I uploaded 50+ files with 100% acceptance.  I already broke my streak of 100% acceptance this month by getting two rejected right off the bat.

I agree on the other topic - lowering the bronze requirements was less about rewarding contributers as it was about getting new contributers to go exclusive earlier in the process, so lowering the other canisters would have no affect on the objective of getting more exclusives.  Seems my IS career timing isn't very good.  I joined right after the upload limits were reduced to 15/week for base-level contributers and they were raised again after I made bronze - and the canister level decreases two months after I make my 500 and go exclusive.  To be honest, I think the tougher standards have helped me grow as a photographer much faster than with 20/week and 250dls to bronze, and that was my goal anyway.
ChristopherBernard
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:49PM
 


Thanks tap


interesting to know. helps me starting out know whats there to reasonably strive for


I started out at 50% now im about 80% we'll see


 
ChristopherBernard
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:49PM
 


Thanks tap


interesting to know. helps me starting out know whats there to reasonably strive for


I started out at 50% now im about 80% we'll see


 
ChristopherBernard
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:49PM
 


Thanks tap


interesting to know. helps me starting out know whats there to reasonably strive for


I started out at 50% now im about 80% we'll see


 
garymilner
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Posted Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:24PM
I have about 75% lifetime acceptance rate. 250 accepted (I deactivated 2 because the model requested it) and 84 rejected.

I have noticed that my acceptance rate is much higher when I shoot specifically for stock than my acceptance rate when I submit stuff that I shot for myself.
2windspa
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Posted Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:06PM
I think there are a lot of issues with awarding exclusive status based on your acceptance rate. How will it be figured - from the very beginning? If many newbies were like me, I was busy learning in the beginning - still am.

Yet, I have had 523 downloads since January which is as I look at many other portfolios of people joining when I did, is very respectable. Yes, I do have one big seller but that still leaves almost 300 in other sales. So, my point is - I am making money for istock! However, if figured from the beginning especially, my acceptance standing is not so good. Yet I must have some good photos appropriate for stock as I am selling!

So what truly is the point here - are we good for istock because of downloads or because of acceptance rate? Many some of us have talent but are still short on the skill area or maybe don't have the best equipment. It just seems like a funny criteria to me using accpetance rate. Why not your sales rate - isn't that why we are here - to sell photos? I would be interested in others take on this.
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