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User currently offlineAdministrator From Sweden, joined May 1999, 3251 posts.
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8932 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
SITE ADMIN

Hello all,

Time has come again for Airliners.net to advertise for new photo screeners. A thousand or more photos are added daily and we need to expand to be able to handle the load. You've all seen the size of the upload-queue lately and a long queue is bad for photographers and Airliners.net alike.

So, with no further ado, here's the requirements. A position as a screener on Airliners.net is an important one and therefore, the requirements are high:


  • You need to have uploaded to Airliners.net for some time and understand what we're looking for in photos. You probably have quite a lot of photos already in our database and have very few rejections.
  • Lots and lots of spare time for all foreseeable future. Screening is a time demanding business and we need to be able to count on your ability to screen on average at least about an hour every day. You need to make photo screening on Airliners.net part of your aviation hobby.
  • Ability to work in a group and abide to the decisions taken by the group. The screening on Airliners.net is conducted by rules that all photo screeners have to follow whether you like them or not. You are a mature team player and when you feel you have problems with another crew member you work actively to resolve it and do not spend time on childish bickering.
  • When the going gets tough, the Airlines.net screeners gets going. We need to be able to depend on you in the good times but especially in the bad times. When the queue is never ending and the harsh comments from photographers are everywhere we need you to stick to the job and don't give up.
  • Total integrity. You will treat all photos by all photographers the same. You may like or dislike particular photographers but that should not be mirrored in your screening. The good reputation of Airliners.net is dependent on a screening crew with integrity and just screening.
  • When you work on Airliners.net you give us 100%. You may not do similar work on competing sites. You are also an individual to be trusted. You should be able to keep sensitive information to yourself.
  • Not be afraid to speak up. A rejection or acceptance that you do not agree with should be discussed on the screener mailinglist. It is important that you are willing to say your mind in a constructive manner whenever you disagree with the decisions taken by other screeners.
  • You absolutely love aviation photography. Don't apply for the status or crew membership. We want you to be with us in the long run and totally enjoy screening. For that to work aviation photography needs to be an important part of your life.


Please note: We only want you application if you are able to fulfill all the above requirements.

As a photo screener you will be part of the crew of the biggest aviation website on the Internet with over 100,000 people visiting every day. You will get a crew account with First Class access free. Being a photo screener also means you get to see a heck of a lot of aviation photos from all over the world and you'll be the first one to see all the new stuff.

Sounds interesting? Don't hesitate to apply, we need you!

Send your application to screenerapplication@airliners.net and include some short information about yourself and how you match up to the requirements listed above.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards,
Johan & the screening crew


Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)
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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8772 times:

Great!! Finally the queue will become faster!

Well I can't apply simply because I only have 3 in the db.... :-( Oh well  Smile

My dad is a professional photographer but he doesn't have a username and only 3 pics in the db too

I'd be more than willing though  Big thumbs up  Wink/being sarcastic

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineSHAMROCK_107 From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8762 times:

I'd love to but with 18 pictures and quite a lot of rejections in the past 3 years or so.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Still shooting film though and have learnt a HECK of a lot about photography in this time.

John



John Massey... Canon EOS 20D - Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM (For the moment)
User currently offlineErwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8702 times:

Great development!

Also would love to consider this too but at this point not enough pictures in the db and still too many rejections (I'm still learning here).

Kind regards,
Erwin



My gear: Nikon, Sony, Red, Sachtler etc.
User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8691 times:

By the way just as a note..my dad will be more than willing  Big thumbs up

Rgds
SA006



Proudly South African
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

I would've taken the job had I been accepted before, but not this time thanks.

User currently offlineAtco From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 277 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8551 times:

I think it is unfortunate that nobody is allowed to apply if they choose to donate their time to other sites as well, which seems a little discriminatory when current crew members do exactly that (as well they are entitled to in their free time).

BTW, why are other sites referred to as "competing" sites, competing for what exactly?



AirTeamImages
User currently offlineMriya From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8523 times:

Atco, I think he means other aviation photography-related sites. If you help out on a termite-control site, I doubt that counts.

At least I would think that's the case!

In the future, I would like to be a screener. Right now though, only around 48 in the db and an up and down rejection rate (either most accepted in one shot or most rejected..)

How about preliminary screeners, screeners that take care of the major problems (obviously blurry, dark, bright, grainy, not level, really poor motive, etc) to lighten the load on the more pro screeners? There are lots of photographers who'd love to help in some sort of screening but maybe still have too high a reject rate or not enough photos. Maybe we can still help with the obvious stuff?



Currently not active in aviation photography or this site. Thank you for your interest.
User currently offlineUnited4everDEN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8475 times:

I am disqualified from being crew at the competing site "c"

User currently offlineAtco From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 277 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8412 times:

Mriya,

I understand, however I do not understand why donating free time to any other website regardless of its content should disbar you from applying. Surely it is up to the individual how he/she utilises his/her free time...........after all this is just a hobby isn't it?

Again it seems a little odd that current crew members are permitted to do exactly what potential new applicants are not.

Anyway the criteria are clear and up front and that's fair enough.



AirTeamImages
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8410 times:

I could be the PERFECT SCREENER!!

I have a handle on what pics are accepted and what pics aren't:

Accepted: Those not uploaded by me
Rejected: The pics that I upload

 Laugh out loud  Nuts Big grin


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8382 times:

I might, gotta think about it while on vacation. See you all in a week.


Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlineRelayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

How much is the pay? lol

User currently offlineIl76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8377 times:

I think I fit the profile, except for the "screen at least 1 hour a day"-criteria. I am on this site a lot, but that's while doing other things at the same time. On many days I would be able to dedicate 1 hour, but I can't guarantee a consistant pattern.
Eduard


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8366 times:

Garry,

Its all about non-disclosure Johan is quite right to protect his site, you know what photographers are like when they get together  Wink/being sarcastic

The rules were changed after I joined, Johan hated it that I used to screen for another site Big grin

Cheers

Paul


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8311 times:



User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8296 times:

My vote goes to Exitrow for that beautiful Gem



User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8255 times:

I don't qualify. Plus... I already have a bunch of A.net thongs.

(Thanks Royal, but stop sending them. Please.)


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8243 times:

I can think of a few who can become screeners !! That is great, more screeners the better.


Airliners is the wings of my life.
User currently offlineRotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8233 times:

My god, Bill... thats awesome.

"Alcoholics preferred"

...beautiful.

-Mike



The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8226 times:

Hey Exitrow, that picture is hilarious!

BTW, who is the guy at the computer??

bruce



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8218 times:

BTW, who is the guy at the computer??

I believe it is Andy Martin (Skymonster). He's growing a beard in preparation for his trip to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, home of Sasquatch.

Now he just needs to learn to drive too slow in the fast lane, wear fleece and learn the difference between a Skinny Tall Macchiato and a Double Short Mocha Valencia.



User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8214 times:

LOL! Good one, ExitRow!  Big thumbs up

I don't know about the other screener criteria, but you certainly must have plenty of free time...  Big grin

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8203 times:

you certainly must have plenty of free time...

Anything to help the screening crew.  Big grin


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8187 times:

How about want to try get ExitRow to join with their Photo Screeners.

25 Post contains images ExitRow : Scotty, I think you'd fit in better amongst the screeners than I would.
26 Fotodj : Hello all, Time has come again for Airliners.net to advertise for new photo screeners. How about screeners getting paid fot their hard work.... Maybe
27 Dazed767 : How many screeners are you guys looking to pick up this time? How soon do you think you will make a decision?
28 Clickhappy : haha I just spilled my nachos bell grande on the floor.
29 Bronko : They probably tasted better after they were on the floor.
30 Dripstick : Bill, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time on here. Bravo! Dripstick
31 Post contains images Mygind66 : ExitRow has demonstrated us he's got plenty of time to spend on A.net...or he's a brilliant computerMan! Should be a screener (radical wing crew of c
32 ScottysAir : Yeah, this is very good for ExitRow might become with photo screener and see if he got with their job on the a.net crew. I sure Johan will make their
33 Syncmaster : Would someone care to digest this for me? "You need to have uploaded to Airliners.net for some time and understand what we're looking for in photos. Y
34 Post contains images ExitRow : Let me just make it clear... I am NOT applying to be a screener. Why on earth would I volunteer for such abuse?! If I wanted to do charity work, I'd v
35 Clickhappy : what is this button marked "half and half"
36 Skymonster : How many is "quite a lot" and how many is "Very few"? Well... One isn't very many, one thousand is quite a lot. Without wanting to pre-empt Johan offe
37 ScottysAir : Well, Guys and I will even try to become with photo screener myself and I make very good experience myself with their pics and let me try for the phot
38 Post contains images Dlx737200 : Scott, I hate to crush ur life dream but I don't think u have enough photos in the database to become a screener. Why don't you try becoming a moderat
39 Post contains images JeffM : "what is this button marked "half and half"... Not sure what "button" that is, but I do recall seeing "half and half" on the menu out at the Mustang a
40 Post contains images Syncmaster : Thanks Skymonster. I appreciate it.
41 ScottysAir : Do you even try to find with these new person yet? You could try for ExitRow become with photo screener.
42 Bronko : In reply #34, ExitRow clearly stated he is NOT interested in being a screener.
43 Post contains images ScottysAir : Johan, please try me with the photo screener myself. Thanks!!
44 DLKAPA : uhhh, scotty, do you have any pics in the database at all?
45 Dlx737200 : He has 7 i think. He is in no way qualified enough to become a screener and I'd rather not have him screening my photos. No offense Scott but I'd rath
46 Mx330 : When will we know who won? How many screeners will be added? Juan APM
47 DLKAPA : Would be nice to know. Will there be another peoriod of ultra high ultra slow q as the screeners are being trained, like the last time?
48 ScottysAir : It already hiring with these photo screener of AirNikon, Peter U, Gary Watt, Marlo Plate and etc.
49 Velocityair : Johan-- How about instead of telling people to screen objectively regardless of the photographers name, prior history, etc., Why don't you remove the
50 Post contains images MartinairYYZ : That's a good Idea, Velocityair! I'm all up for it..... they won't be able to tell my photo's apart from Sam Chui or Art Brett
51 Hisham : That's a good idea except for the fact that without a name, it becomes impossible to detect doubles. Hisham.
52 MartinairYYZ : it becomes impossible to detect doubles. That's what the code is for...... you screen all from one code and you can notice doubles!
53 Hisham : What if the double is already in the database? Hisham.
54 INNflight : Yes, when will the new screeners be chosen? cheers, Florian
55 Gmonney : Ya when will we know where and when we start? Grant
56 Administrator : Thank you everyone that applied, the response has been overwhelming. No further applications will be accepted and we are currently working on the sele
57 Post contains images LHRSIMON : Excellent news With that extra 30-50% screening ability im hoping that the que of 10,000+ photo's will be a thing of the past !!!! Simon
58 Administrator : Yes, I hope that also. Just remember that it will take a few weeks to train the new screeners and get things running smoothly. A correction to my prev
59 Post contains images DLKAPA : AWESOME!!!! With all these new screeners, we won't be seeing this message for awhile: ...There are a total of 13596 photos from 1819 photographers wai
60 Jderden777 : Johan said: "next time we need more screeners" well, when the queue reaches almost 10000 photos the next time will that be when more screeners are add
61 Gmonney : I think the job of a good screener will be to make sure that they educate the photographers on what is worth uploading, I hope by now that the queue i
62 Futterman : A correction to my previous post, the number of applications was 89 no less! Wow...not even the Administrator can get around the disappearing edit but
63 Qantas077 : might be wise to choose screeners from a spread of timezone's, most are based in Europe here and when the night hits the screening seems to stop! bett
64 Bruce : If there are 25 active screeners, and each one screens just 100 pictures per day, that is 2,500 pictures screened per day. considering that according
65 Post contains images Qantas077 : actually, it's 1270 added over the last 2 days so in reality it's 635 per day added! you wouldn't need 25 active screeners to screen 635 photos in a d
66 Bruce : No, no, no I mean total # of pictures sent into the queue, not how many were added to the database. bruce
67 Post contains images Qantas077 : ooops, i get you now, anyways i still think they need to spread it out worldwide over different timezones i'm going to add some crap to the que now
68 Paulinbna : Are you going to let the people that applied for the job know either way yes or no? And are you going to keep on 'file' the ones that did not make the
69 Ckw : If there are 25 active screeners, and each one screens just 100 pictures per day, that is 2,500 pictures screened per day. This ignores how screening
70 Interpaul : I thought it was changed a while ago so that only 2 different screeners had to say yes, but I'm not sure on that one....... If not, maybe it should be
71 Timdegroot : No was not changed and won't be changed in the future. The 3 screener process is what ensures high quality on A.net Tim
72 DLKAPA : So if 3 people see a pic, then how come we only get 2 e-mails?
73 Mikec : We don't get 2 emails every time. We get 1 email if accepted and 1 if rejected. What you are probably referring to is where you have a/some photo(s) r
74 ScottysAir : Guys, I will make become with the photos screener myself and I am very good experience with those photos. Regards
75 MartinairYYZ : I will make become with the photos screener myself and I am very good experience with those photos Huh??
76 Bruce : Methinks he is trying to say that he wants to become a Screener and has a lot of experience with photos and so he can screen a lot of them.......
77 Jderden777 : Tim, just wondering why the magic number is 3 for the screeners.....just my thoughts, but maybe the more experienced screeners should be able to scree
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