Ghostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2914 times:
I think the "Comment for Screeners" field is the photographer's opportunity to 'sell' his or her photos to the Screeners. This might indeed mean pointing out a 'motive' for uploading ie a special aircraft type or a particular occasion when the photo was taken. It might also be because of having looked in the database and finding that there are already many photos of the aircraft in the database, in that case why not point out that the photo is a different angle or the aircraft has different markings?
If I know that my shot is borderline in quality then I will explain the reason I have persisted anyway. I have a photo of a DC-6B taken at Miami in 1990 in the queue at the moment which is definitely borderline including a fence in the way however it is in fact a very rare photo so I have used the comments to Screeners to say why I have given it a try.
At the end of the day the Screeners are human beings (despite some contradictory opinions posted here ) and I think it is a courtesy to recognise that by making a comment as well as to take the opportunity to try to 'sell' a shot to them
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
Quoting Ghostbase (Reply 3): At the end of the day the Screeners are human beings (despite some contradictory opinions posted here eek ) and I think it is a courtesy to recognise that by making a comment as well as to take the opportunity to try to 'sell' a shot to them
Additionally, this practise is often referred to as "brown-nosing" and could even be construed as "whoring."