"Your photography skills are excellent. We (the crew) would love you to share some of your photography insight and knowledge here."
Thanks for your kind words Tamsin. Compared to other photographer's on this site, I think of myself as average+. Al I can give advice on are the cockpit shots. I've received a lot of emails and answered each one the best I could.
"Threads like this do little to inform or entertain anybody. They are merely an attempt to embarass the volunteers who dedicate their time to this wonderful website."
I honestly did not try to embarrass the screeners by starting this thread. The screeners give up a lot of spare time to keep this site going, and I respect each and every one of you for it.
But there have been recurring issues;
1. Arrogant answers in most of the forums by the crewmembers. Surely this can't be a good thing in the long run. If each inpolite and rude thread was answered in a polite and professional manner, the readers would always side with the screeners and the whining would eventually stop. Noone would like to make an ass of themselves over and over.
2. Johan has too many tasks, relieve him of one, mainly the management of the appeal queue. Photos have been in the queue long enough to warrant a call to the Guinness Book of World Records.
A panel consisting of 5 respected photographers from this site (not me), each with one vote, should do nicely. 3 votes and the photo is in.
3. I don't want to believe anyones criticism in the forums affects their photo acceptance ratio. For the record, I don't think it does. But it took me a while to start to believe it
I'm not trying to make the screeners life harder, I'm trying to make the users life easier. Sometimes one is impossible witout the other.