Having just returned home from two weeks on GCM Sam sent me this topic to read and I have to respond to Panaman message above ...
Like everyone else I wait in the queue too! With it running in the 4 to 6k range the past few months I've waited a long time for that first one to get screened, but by then I've added quite a few so they all get added together. And, I've gotten my fair share of rejections also, from both the old-line screeners and the newbies.
I do have to add that there is one thing wrong with the new screeners ... the suggestion that we appeal those shots that we don't agree with. Unfortunately the appeal function is virtually useless. First of all you are only allowed two pictures in the appeal queue and, more importantly, you wait forever for Johan to review them. My last SXM
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was rejected over two months ago as "bad centered" and I appealed it. And it sat there over two months waiting for Johan to add it. So, by the time he reviews them and notifies a new screener that they might be doing something wrong, well, two months later isn't good. (I don't believe that one was screened by a newbie by-the-way, but if we're appealing them they'd suffer the same fate.)