I have to admit that I am probably a beneficiary of that policy. Of my last 200 or 300 uploads, I don't think a single one has been rejected. I now have 875 pics here, which puts me in 27th place, in terms of the number of photos on the database. Granted, I had a hell of a time getting my first 500 or 600 in. I finally figured out how best to scan and what needed to be done.
Lately, I've taken a lot of pics in bad weather. I went ahead and uploaded them. Some were good, and some were so-so, and I figured that Johan will bomb them if they are not good enough. (I think my good weather pics are very good, but in bad weather you have low shutter speeds, terrible colors, exposure compensation errors, etc.)
Now that I know that he doesn't really check mine too closely, I've started wondering if some of my pics shouldn't be in the database, if judged as closely as everyone else's. Like this one, which I find to be a bit blurry, as it was taken in the rain.
Photo © Charles Falk
Would that have been accepted from someone with less of a history?
I appreciate the effort that Johan puts in to ensure that photos are added daily, but I would like to know that my pics are judged to the same standards. I used to look forward to getting that upload confirmation e-mail, where some were accepted with or without warnings, and some rejected. I was proud of the ones that got through the scrutiny, and would maybe rework those that didn't make it.
Knowing that they'll be accepted more easily (if not automatically) kinda spoils the fun. There's less of a challenge. Although I'd love to be the number 1 contributor in terms of pictures, I would like that to mean that I know what I'm doing. Quality should count more than quantity.
So, Johan, even though it means that I'll have a harder time uploading pics, and will mean that you'll have a very limited amount of shots that you can approve over your remote access, and that the upload queue might be a bit longer, I'd like to ask you to treat all our pics equally.
Keep up the good work,