Is the appeal queue being screened at all? Reason I ask is that we're prompted to appeal poor screening decisions and then they just sit and do nothing for over a month - not exactly an ideal situation on a website that is all about it's photos. I think a little too much emphasis is going into other areas of the site and the original mission of a.net now comes second to the money - after all we don't have to pay money to upload do we?
The photos are what make people come here and it's hard enough as it is to get photos accepted that are slightly out of the ordinary. Perhaps a reason another site is doing so damn well at the moment with it's daily hit rate increasing in a huge way. Don't get me wrong, I love airliners.net but I just don't think we're going in the right direction. I personally have had some nice shots rejected for the most obscure reasons and yet every day I see shots added that are by no means airliners.net material.
Pardon the pun, but let's re-focus on what makes this site tick along so nicely before any more of our top quality photographers leave.
And screeners, please don't take this as a personal attack - I admire the time you spend screening as opposed to working on your own photos (the reason I didn't ever apply for a position!).
And I'm happy for any comments on the above rejections