Presumably because of a complaint from one of the users/uploaders, some of the topics in the SXC general chat forum have been locked with something like
"As this has long deviated from the original intent:
it is being closed."
Remind me, someone, just what harm these threads were doing. I'm afraid it's slipped my mind.
Perhaps they were playing: "First to ban Dez wins" :P
But her photos are still there...
Mike Wade wins the Last one to Post.
And yet another lock!!
This time on the thread "Where did all the fun people go?"
33% of all the main forum opening page threads have been locked. It's beyond parody. I guess he really does read this forum.
I wonder how many pacifiers he went through today.
I don't know what you did, Dez, but you've really upset that rsylvan chappie.
And what is really annoying is that Mikey Aperture won the LOTPW thread - but only by default.
I'll bet we never hear the end of it though.
OK I have a thought, they don't happen too often, Who gives a F*** what SXC are up to..... This is the place to concentrate on..... RGB is an interesting and sane place to visit and contribute to, Oh there goes my grammar again....
Come on Jimmy shake hands with a winner, I won you know, do you want to see my trophy.
You got to admit it - It's great someone won that horrific thread...
@23 I think the way sxc works is most downloaded pages are refreshed around midnight so images belonging to Dez will stay 'till then... (?)
& if you do click a thumbnail they don't come up large - "No such image" shows. No worries.
» 391426 photos online
» 1771 pending
» 0 added today
They have a lot less images than months back.
Anyhoo, back on this side of the web, aren't things looking up?
Yes things are looking up! We haven't lost our focus on what is going on here at home. The happenings over there are unprecedented and we have used this thread to point them out.
I haven't quite finished, but I will eventually. I can still search on a keyword and a whole page of thumbnails appears. I click on the thumbnails and the larger thumbnail comes up. They want to ban me, they remove my images at once, or pay rent. I have already informed them of this. So far they owe me a lot of money.
Thanks everyone who has commented over there and here. It makes me feel better.
The truth is that Getty paid chickenfeed - compared to it's yearly profits - for sxc. It was worth the money to them to either buy and use it, or shut it down, because large corporations are as much about manipulation and controlling society as they are about profit. The free use of the internet and free exchange of information and ideas, not to mention software, etc, is a thorn in the flesh of those who control most of the media for their propaganda. It's now the only place you can find anything true. Don't bother reading your newspapers. Nothing gets in to them that is not allowed. Twenty years ago it was better, but it has always been true to a large degree. Anyway, they genuinely don't care if it closes. If it becomes too much trouble, or if it ceases to drive traffic to iStock, it will close, and everyone from Getty will say "good riddance". At this point, so will I, because the place has become a desert.
Mike, I will discuss your "win" in the real LOTP topic here in the fun zone.
Dez I search on sxc for "xymonau" and I get 413 images (still showing at 8.30am aussie time) but only 290 here on RGB. Where are the rest? Have you copies? Will they be seen here?
Deb, I don't have my name on all the images. Go to "Photographers" in the blue bar at the top of the page. Click, and sort by alphabet. You'll find me. I have 982 images on sxc, and over a thousand here.
Can you download the larger images on sxc?
no, if I click on the thumbnail it says error, No such photo.
... I can still see the mid-sized image on hover
and I can download the image if I know what URL to enter...
and here's the screen grab
Stunning picture by the way.
Thanks, Deb! You're a saint. That tells me all I need to know at this point.
Dez, are you cooking an special soup for them?
Wow Congratulations Ap_ture, Happyture, Mike . . .
I thought I would never see a winner in that thread - well played.
Congratulations to all the fearless competitors who tirelessly competed for the glory of being the Last One to Post on sxc.
I wonder why rsylvan didn't take the glory of being the last to post as he locked the door?
Ps. The cheque is in the mail.
2 and a half years and 13672 posts is what it took to be a winner.
Oh, don't encourage him! I tried to trick him into believing it continued here. Now you've gone and ruined it! Now there'll be no living with him!
Yes, Javier, but it's not the kind that you can eat. I have complained about Rob'sperformance as an employee, which is appalling. I'm hoping he will be IN the soup!
However, if you are feeling hungry, always happy to oblige...
Oh Dezzie, And i trusted you, Now i don't, and never will, Undy,,,,Errr, you ain't signed the cheque right mate, Who,s Mr. M.Mouse.?
is this the longest thread as yet at rgb ?
Last past the post with 150 post is the longest yes! And i,ll beat you back there, ready steady (ive already gone "GO")
Oh, Mike - you didn't let him pay by cheque, did you?! Plastic trophy, rubber cheque - crinimal, it is. Crinimal.
Tell me bout it, He,s a Undyhanded crafty blooming conman...