2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4288 times:
It is possible, but figure the odds are against you. The screeners are following guidelines set by Johan as to what is and what is not acceptable. So when you get a rejection it is in line with his desires. Since you are appealing to Johan...well...
I think he has an open mind and does on occasion overrule the screeners, but not often. Best bet is just move on to the next photo.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4280 times:
Yes, there is a chance. But you have to have a very good reason indeed.
I had one appeal work, and that was only because another screener on another picture I uploaded on the same day set a precedence that invalidated the rejection reason (it was rejected for esthetics, another shot with the exact same composition, lighting, sharpness, colour ballance, everything of a different aircraft of the same manufacturer in the same livery was accepted).
Apuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4254 times:
Yup. If it wouldn't be possible, why bother and design the whole function in the first place? But indeed, it's very unlikely that you'll get your appealed pictures accepted.
According to the message that appears on top of the appeal page, it seems that a lot of photographers are using this function way too often. Some photographers probably appeal every single picture that gets rejected, just to have one very last opinion.
Anyway, since the appeal function was introduced, I've only used this function on two rejected shots. Needless to say that both of them got rejected by Johan as well But anyway, 2 pictures out of a couple of hundred is not too much I think.
Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3166 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4246 times:
I got my appeals looked at yesterday (after five weeks), and while I accept the bosses decision, what I didn't like so much was that while I spent some time finding the right words why they should be reconsidered, you then just get a simple rejection "The photos are of low quality". Maybe the load of appeals is too high for individual feedback, but yet I would have appreciated it.
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