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User currently offlineSokol 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:

Hello all,

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.

-Sokol

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User currently offlineAn-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.

Alex.  Smile



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User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

The upload page doesn't appear to be working at the moment, I keep getting error messages about file extensions, browser out of date...

Checked everything, don't think it's a problem with my set up.

Jon


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3556 times:
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Hi all

With the holiday period approaching, screening can be a little slow as some folks are away.

Regards

Gary Watt


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

I wonder why screeners work ...
When you work you usually get paid for it dont you? We do it for free so ....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Peter



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User currently offlineContinental 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!

co


User currently offline737heavy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Give the screeners some slack. They do it for free and they might have families and other stuff to keep them occupied.

Look at it this way if you have pictures in the queue then you have a place, should you upload more pictures these pictures will be nearer the front.

Won't the new screeners be starting soon?

Regards


User currently offlineYEGPIX 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.
Kevin Wachter



User currently offlineSkymonster 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.

Andy


User currently offlineCkw 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.  Smile

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineGranite 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:
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Hi all

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.

Cheers

Gary Watt


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

It's a good bit of advice but surely if we all knew what sort of stuff would get direct adds then we wouldn't need screeners Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I've been very selective with regard to my last batch-and I felt that they all had the potential to be directly added-sadly none of them were.

Self screening is great-but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, not necessarily the screener!


Matt



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User currently offline737heavy 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.

Regards

[Edited 2003-06-02 15:46:55]

User currently offlineTimdegroot 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:
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I just uploaded 3 shots of my dad's and all 3 were direct adds. It does work Smile
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 Big grin

Tim



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

3 Shots of mine uploaded yesterday, 3 accepted this morning... Smile Out of 89 shots I only uploaded 3.

Wietse



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User currently offlineCkw 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".

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3130 times:
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Hi all

Tim, I added your father's shots today.

I've seen him work on the ramp so know what he looks like now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy and I shot the CSA 737 before he got his camera out!!

Regards

Gary Watt


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3069 times:
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Thanks Andy Big grin

Peter also thought it was pretty funny you spotted him....now we wait for Kodak processing again...not so fast as a CCD Smile

Tim



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User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3083 times:
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of course I meant thanks Gary Smile
All the fuss about him must have gotten to me Smile


Tim



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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Well if that's what you think Tim...

Now, which box was HQ and which box was "badattitude" Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineTimdegroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 65
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
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LOL Andy Smile, no offense meant to you of course......

Tim



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User currently offlineRayPettit 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! Yawn

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. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

By the way, Wietese, my home town of Woking is "twinned" with Amstelveen.

Ray


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
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Hi all

The appointment of the new screeners is iminent.
Just awaiting for the mail to be sent to them from Johan.

Hopefully, he will get the mail out before the end of the week and screening with a full team will start over the weekend.

Just a hickup in the screening at the moment........you guys should be grateful.......what would happen if all the screeners decided to book and go a holiday at the same time  Wow!

Regards

Gary Watt


User currently offlineCabbott 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:

HI Gary

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.

Regards from Denmark
Colin


User currently offlineRotate 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:
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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 ......

cheers robin



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25 Bromma1968 : 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
26 Post contains images Granite : 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
27 Bruce : now 6,000 pictures in queue. I believe thats a record for airliners.net! bruce
28 Post contains images Granite : Hi all 6000...........I have been screening hundreds today Regards Gary
29 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : 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
30 Wietse : 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
31 EGGD : 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
32 Post contains images Wietse : Hmmm if there are new screeners, id love to know who.. Wietse
33 Post contains images Sukhoi : 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
34 Post contains images EGGD : Will we be told who the new screeners are or is it up them to 'come out', so to speak
35 Post contains images BO__einG : 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
36 N178UA : 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
37 Granite : 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
38 Continental : 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
39 Post contains images 737heavy : Over 7000 pictures so I hope they start soon. Regards
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