In the six month period through August 2005 I had about 160 photos accepted for A.Net, bringing my total close to 1,700. However In the last few weeks almost all my uploads have been rejected. The last time I uploaded any my statistics showed 3 accepted out of my last 50 uploads. I had a bunch more rejcted today so it's probably even lower now.
The reasons given are mostly bad quality, or that plus one or more other reasons. The few that don't mention quality, that I can correct and reupload, then get rejected for quality. The photos that pass the first screening, which used to nearly always get accepted, now nearly all get rejected. Sometimes I cannot see the problem with a particular photo. This one is an example.
Blowing the picture up to 300% of full size I can see that there might be a tiny bit of tilt. If so, it's too small to be correctable - by me at any rate. The point is, I doubt if anyone could detect any tilt with th naked eye.
Another photo was rejected for bad motive because part of one wheel was hidden by a runway marker. Several weeks ago anothe photo of mine with a similar obstruction was accepted. The difference being that it was a Saudi L1011, while the rejected photo was of a KLM 744. The word 'common' did not appear in the rejection, but it could have influenced the rejection decision I suppose.
This post is already too long, but I would still like to make a point concerning what I find the most frustrating reason for rejection - 'Quality'. To me thiis is like going to a doctor for a check-up, and for him, or her, to report something like this:
There seems to be a problem with your health. This could be caused by your diet; you may be eating too much or too little of certain foods. Also you may be either overweight or underweight. It is also possible that the cause may be that you are either not getting enough sleep or not getting enough exercise.
I could go on, but I think I have made my point.