TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 47 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4809 times:
Please don't forget that photographs from the Farnborough air show qualify for Priority Screening. Please ensure that you:
1. Tick the "Priority Screening" box, and
2. Include the precise text "Farnborough International Airshow 2006" in your remark .
Priority screening will be valid until the closure of the show at 23:59 on Sunday 23-July.
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Rotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4774 times:
Quoting TZ (Thread starter): Priority screening will be valid until the closure of the show at 23:59 on Sunday 23-July.
Very nice! Now all screeners are working on Farnborough pics. Defenetely not helping the queque at all. Really dont get why all 10 days are priority?? I think this site is totally heading in the wrong direction ...
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4738 times:
My message is this, it is easy to sit and criticize every move that is made by the people that donate their time to run this website. It seems that certain people having nothing better to do but complain about stuff that, in the big picture of life, just isn't that important. So what if there are doubles? If we didn't do it that way the posts would be "you screened his but not mine, boo hoo hoo." And if we did priority screen these then someone would be mad about that. And since we are priority screening these, but not the Glistening Tip, Montana air show someone will be mad about that, too.
You are a talented photographer, but your actions make me wonder if you might not be happier someplace else.
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4718 times:
Phil, an excellent point. And certainly a valid one. Each member of the screening team is also a photographer, in most cases quite established on this website.
We like getting feedback from our photogs, but criticizing a decision that will benefit alot of photogs seems spiteful. Why not send an email to the screening team? Or take it up in Site Related? There are options.
The worse thing you can do is be like one of those people who can't make the high standards of quality that this site requires, so their "contribution" is to come in here and start threads that are negative.
ThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2157 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4690 times:
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Quoting Rotate (Reply 1): Very nice! Now all screeners are working on Farnborough pics. Defenetely not helping the queque at all. Really dont get why all 10 days are priority??
Priority or not is not changing a thing; there are 2 possibilities: either the Farnborough pics are screened right away as priority and are removed quickly from the queue or they are left at the end of the queue and fill it up. Either way they will be submitted and will have to pass the screening one day.
However due to the recent news aspect of priority screening they'll normally be added faster to the database and thus this procedure is doing the queue more good as if they were simply added to the end of the queue and would pass ("slow") non-priority screening.
Just a point to take into consideration...
D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12438 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4546 times:
Do we have any evidence that this kind of priority actually slows down the queue for the rest of us? I mean, doesn't it also impose a certain quickness on the photographers that want to upload? That will weed out a lot of the shots that would clog the queue, I would think.
Maybe all that we need is for assurances that the screeners won't let 5000 shots taken from the first day to enter the queue on the last day of priority.
[Edited 2006-07-13 18:37:56]
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LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4522 times:
Although the system is already in place and the decision made, seeing as others have voiced an opinion I personally would like to see priority for the week before FAB, like Tony Best has been doing, uploading shots already of aircraft arriving for the show etc that way we get to see much of the FAB shots early but it doesn't take screeners time up screening 2,500 shots of the whale on her flying display? It is only a personal view and not in anyway an attack on the system, site or the screeners but not just for the sake of the queue but we will probably end up with nothing but whale shots being uploaded for weeks I understand Tamsin's post was just to provide info but it's just my take on it and nothing more
What am I missing? Would I be correct in assuming that these are shots from aircraft rehearsal days or something? I'm on a trip to the States right now and I'm just trying to figure out if I messed up the dates in my planner, or perhaps passed through a black hole on my flight across the pond.....
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
I really think that other air shows should get priority screening, such as Oshkosh for example. Its not like you're going to have two dozen photographers submitting pics from OSH.... I browsed the 13 priority-screened farnborough pics today and most are military a/c...couple performers too including a MiG-29. So, why are they special? Why is a Marines Osprey at this show special? Why would a C-17 at OSH not be the same? Or a B-1 bomber at OSH? Anyway...you get my point. Sure, there are going to be newsworthy moments at FAB - like the A380 and another two dozen shots of it (..rolls eyes) but not every plane.
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StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
Quoting D L X (Reply 14): I mean, doesn't it also impose a certain quickness on the photographers that want to upload? That will weed out a lot of the shots that would clog the queue,
On the contrary, It has the potential to clog the priority queue with shots that in the fullness of time and upon some reappraisal by the photog may not have been uploaded. The rush to get them in before the priority deadline maybe too much temptation.
Quoting UA935 (Reply 13): Quoting BrianW999 (Reply 12):
Will RIAT Fairford be a priority as well ?
No I don't think so, I believe only trade shows get priority such as Farnborough, Paris and Berlin.
And why ONLY those shows? I have asked this before but is a particularly Eurocentric view of the world. There are other major Aviation trade shows.
Quoting UA935 (Reply 13): It is usually these shows which display the latest hardware etc and this is why they get priority.
Really, can someone show me anything actually newsworthy that was photographed at Berlin ILA and I challenge anyone to find something new and unseen at Farnborough.
These shows have long since ceased being where fantastic new developments are unveiled to an awestruck public or chequebook waving customers. Sure they are an opportunity to display wares along with wining and dining customers but in this highspeed and media intensive world.. very little news is held back for these shows.
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!