As you probably know, we still have a fundamental imbalance of screeners between north and southern hemisphere. This last week or two, the weather in western Europe has been mainly excellent, and even if we discount some screeners being on holiday, for those of us still close to PCs its not too difficult to choose between going out in the evening for a few beers and a bar-b-que, or to go shooting some pictures, or doing some screening. Sadly at this time of year, screening sometimes gets pushed down the list a little. Last weekend in the UK was Flying Legends at Duxford, and the PFA Rally at Kemble (amongst others). This weekend in the UK, with the weather set to be fair, there's the British Grand Prix and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford. I know I'm not going to be sitting in a hot study this whole weekend screening, and neither are most of my screening colleagues - because of everything going on and the nice weather, its inevitable that less screening is going to get done, right at the time when submissions are at a maximum. No doubt next week we'll get flooded with Fairford pictures...
The easiest way to expedite your pictures through the queue is to only submit those of best quality. We can and do immediate add some stuff, but its only the very best that gets processed this way. If you submit doubles, or marginal work, they'll get stuck in the queue whilst they go through several screeners. This not only delays you seeing your work on the site (if it finally makes it), but it also increases screener workload thereby lengthening the processing time even more. Be selective and you'll not only help yourself, you'll also help every other photographer and help the screening team too. Of course, we've said this before, almost until we're blue in the face, and still some folks ignore the advice.
As far as "load[ing], what seems to be, the entire contents of their cards" is concerned, whilst ever we have no restrictions on submissions it is each photographer's prerogative to do this if they wish. Again however, this could be construed by some as selfish as it clogs up the queue with common subjects, and the doubles that inevitably appear slow down the screening process. Unsurprisingly, its not usually the mass-uploaders who moan about the length of the queue, its the others who they affect that become unhappy. So, as before, it would help everyone if people were a little more picky, but we've said this in the past too, and yet again some folks ignore the advice.
There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots