Sokol From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3773 times:
I wonder why screeners work too slow when you have 1 or more photos in the Appeal queue that will be screened by Johan, I got 14 have not been screened yet like 5 or 6 days ago still 3462 photos and 555 Photographs.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
Well, they had some people resign from screening job (Colin) and Andy left for a bit, so that might explain it. Otherwise, just hang on, and be patient. I am sure that the queue will be under control in about a week or so.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3413 times:
Yes, with all due respect to the screeners, it's ridiculously slow. A week and a half ago I uploaded a bunch of nice photos from MSP, some that contain the new colors of NWA which are nice, and they have still not been screened yet. By now I expected them to be in the high quality, but I will continue to wait patiently!
YEGPIX From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 159 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3348 times:
Well whoever the screeners were who left sure put a dent in the screening times process and it's obvious they did a good job helping. Thanks for the past work you did, good job, you certainly were an asset to A.net and you will be missed.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3231 times:
We'll get there... Screening wait times will always be subject to outside professional and personal influences on the screener's time. As most screeners are based in the northern hemisphere and most photographs are also taken in the northern hemisphere, it is inevitable backlogs will build up from time to time - backlogs that are caused by screeners doing other things like taking vacations or even (perrish the thought!) going out to shoot some pictures, and backlogs resulting from increased submissions during the summer months.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
I'd just like to mention, that at best, my screening amounted to perhaps 100 pics a day, so my resignation does not make a significant difference to the back log - its just busy folks, and likely to get busier until the new screeners are operating effectively.
Collectively, the best way to deal with the current backlog is to be very selective in what you upload - send only those which you think might be deserving of a "priority instant add" - there will be opportunity enough to send the rest of your pics later when the new screeners are just sitting sround waiting for something to do.
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3192 times:
To re-iterate (correct spelling) what Colin said, pre-screen your own stuff before uploading. It will make a big difference than you just saying 'I will just upload this not so good shot and see what happens'
Doing it this way will probably result in your pics being direct added.
I have been doing quite a bit of that this morning.
737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
Maybe quality and not quantity is the key to reducing the waiting times, not more screeners. If people did pre-screen instead of uploading everything they took that day then the queue wouldn't be so big and the end product would be of a higher quality.
Timdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3168 times:
I just uploaded 3 shots of my dad's and all 3 were direct adds. It does work
I also think you should not upload 20 shots with the thought "well maybe if I'm lucky 2 or 3 might get in". That is wasting the screeners time.
Thanks screeners for an always great Job, even when you reject something
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3157 times:
if we all knew what sort of stuff would get direct adds then we wouldn't need screeners
Obviously you use your judgement, and that's all that can be asked - but this alone would be a big improvement on the practice that a number of photographers use (and even publicly admit to) of uploading everything and "let the screeners sort it out".
RayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
I find that 'oldies', and here I mean stuff from the seventies, often get done overnight, but unusually I've been waiting a week or so for my last batch from this era to be done, so maybe the shortage of screeners has had an effect. Hey, but I'm certainly not complaining, as the screeners do this job in their spare time - remember that a number of them may have been at work in front of a PC and then they have our images to look at - lets hope their eyes don't suffer!
We ought to consider that the screeners are an essential part the process that means that our images are shared through the community, our shots are preserved, and maybe earns us a bit of pocket money if we're lucky.
By the way, Wietese, my home town of Woking is "twinned" with Amstelveen.
Cabbott From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 497 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
That's great we are getting a full compliment of screeners again. Don't let the bad emails and the bitching get you guys down.
Life goes on, people go on vacation or get sick. Anet is not the most important thing in life is it? If anyone thinks so the antidote will be coming to Denmark and spending 1 hour in the Nyhavn area, you will forget about A.net as there as so so many beautiful Scandinavian women there to look at.
Gary not allot of folk here understand how much time you guys spend doing this job (for free i may add) Exactly how many hours per week do you spend screening photos and how many hours per week do you spend browsing the site like a normally a.net viewer.
Rotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1488 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
cabbott and gary,
u r totally correct, i c it the same way, screnners spending a lot of sparetime to screen pictures, but on the other hand it must also be fun to screen avation pics from all over the world, and to be "chief" about which pic is goin into the db and which not, anyway i think the queing-time is okay ..... , what i dont understand is , that sometimes pics in the HQ just vanish in air, without an email notice ......
: Please have some patience! If you don't have time to wait, send some of your best shots to other sites. I would like to give the screeners a big appla
: Hi all Colin, Robin, Anders....thanks for your understanding. Even on holiday we screeners sometimes screen. While in ZRH last week, I had the opportu
: now 6,000 pictures in queue. I believe thats a record for airliners.net! bruce
: Hi all 6000...........I have been screening hundreds today Regards Gary
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: The queue must be big. I've had 70 photos in the queue since Wednesday 28th May (I wasn't at MAN, I was at LHR. ) Just a quick question, how come it's
: Once more: If you are in the que for a very long time, you can be right in front and HQ pics that get screened for the first time can be added pretty
: Gary - does this mean that the new screeners will start screening photos as soon as they recieve their emails? Have they already started 'training' or
: Hmmm if there are new screeners, id love to know who.. Wietse
: The email has been sent to the chosen few I think were down to 4 or so screeners at the moment who are active the rest are on holiday etc. It would be
: Will we be told who the new screeners are or is it up them to 'come out', so to speak
: I think we will probably find out quickly who the new screeners are whether we are told about them or not. It is a very good thing that these screener
: About the new screeners all I know is I am not one of those, and one of my very good mate did get an offer! I won't say who is that to respect privacy
: Dan There will be a training period (if you can call it that) for the new screeners and I am 100% sure that they will do fine. Once they have all ackn
: Great! I can't wait for the new screeners! My shots in the HQ have been there for 3 weeks, and there's still 2000+ photos in front of me! I will conti
: Over 7000 pictures so I hope they start soon. Regards