Trouble with the standard drop down lists is that we screeners don't know when a standard value has been used, and when the photographer has made something up. Take the Concordes for example. Seems to me like some of them should be BAe/Aerospaciale, some should be BAC/Aero... blah, blah or whatever. Likewise, 146s - BAe, AIR, Avro... When we screen a picture of a Concorde, we have no idea whether the photographer has picked a standardised value, or whether they've picked the right standardised value. Do we screeners check every single upload? Honestly, no. Does it look right is the crucial question, and if its a 146 BAe, AIR, Avro could all "look right". Even "London Heathrow (LHR
/EGLL)" looks OK
during that first quick glance when we see it whilst screening. Some are easier than others though - a common 737 which is just showing 737-3.. rather than having a customer code is obvious laziness on the part of the photographer, but mostly we just don't have time for the minute detail.
It would make things a lot easier to achieve standardisation in the screening process if our scripts showed us whether a photographer had picked from a standardised list, or just entered stuff for themselves.
As for the file names thing - we've said this until we're blue in the face, but some folks either don't read this forum or don't read the instructions. I for one have no sympathy any more for those who get rejections because they've used a common file name - they deserve the rejection, and if they get a sarcastic reply back from the screeners when they complain too, well then they they deserve that too. Some people just won't help themselves, and it reaches the point where we shouldn't have to spend time helping them either.