My rejection rate must be some 95%. An example:
I uploaded a few photos about three weeks ago (some 6.000 photos were in the queue before mine) and after only 7-8 days received an encouraging email from a screener that rejected all my photos:
"FANTASTIC SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - can you USM sharpen with a lower radius "
I thought sure, why not, I USM sharpened with a lower radius,and re-uploaded (some 8245 pictures were ahead of mine in the queue). I only waited about 2 weeks and got this:
"Badblurry, The image quality of these photos is low, etc... If you think you have been able to improve the quality of the photos, please re-upload them etc..."
Well, looks as though I can't use the unsharp mask in Photoshop, no worries, I have other photos, I'll upload them.
Meanwhile I'll see what other photos have been uploaded:
Photo © Joe Corrigan
Photo © Manuel Marin - IBERIAN SPOTTERS
These are both great photos and I applaud the photographers, they deserve the high viewcounts, they deserve to be at Airliner's.net, but I don't think mine is much blurrier. Or is it?
Actually, I don't take any of this seriously and think the screeners are doing a great job. If anything, I'd like to see the above process happen in a day or two and not take a month.
So if you think a photo is worth getting into the db after a little retouching, could you appoint 1 screener to screen the re-uploads in a separate queue?
[Edited 2004-02-27 23:29:43]