|Quoting Chukcha (Reply 25):|
To sum it all up, I'd say, we should just exercise a little patience. These people are pure enthusiasts, they don't get paid for what they do, and you wouldn't want to see them losing their jobs or getting a divorce because of their hobby, right ?
Personally, I don't mind to wait a week, two weeks or even a month to have a picture screened. My slides have been stored for more than 30 years, and only now have I started to scan (some of) them. While I am getting very good advice from several forum members and Mick, it takes a hell of a time to find the correct "info" related to a slide before being able to upload. So, according to me, it does not matter whether the picture gets uploaded 10000 days after the shot was taken or 10010 days after the shot was taken (even if it was a rare one)
I know, many would argue, this is only applicable for old slides, but for me this is true for each shot which has no real news value (they can be uploaded via the priority channel). Let's be honest, when we are attending airshows during the season, we all come up with roughly "identical" shots. The only real reason why uploaders would like a shorter queue, is to get their own shot uploaded amongst the first (and thus receiving more possible hits), because the visitors of this site might get bored as well after seeing 100 or more identical shots of the same aircraft from the same location... I admit, I am guilty as well
, although I try to upload shots which are different from what is already in the database, I also try to upload - sometimes - shots which are almost identical to the ones that other photographers have already uploaded. So, I understand that people want their own shot in the database, because I do too,... but this is part of the long queue as well (and I guess that is why there is the "common" rejection).
Just my thoughts
|Quoting Psych (Reply 20):|
If screeners are discussing borderline shots and asking each other for second opinions a lot behind the scenes (as many would like them to do) it will slow things down. Wanting more from screeners, and also wanting a fast process, are potentially mutually exclusive demands.
Indeed, a personal note might not take more than 30 seconds or a minute, but my experience is that once you start into a conversation about how to improve a picture and to make it acceptable, it might take much longer! Sometimes it envolves also exchange of files and edits (as Paul, Thierry and Mick have done for me) with thorough explanation on how to improve (and writing such e-mails take much longer than a minute).
: (a little bit off-topic) On the other hand, I have also had questions - through comments to my uploaded shots - about the scanning process, and I have also spend time to share this "knowledge" with others. I do think it is important to share this knowledge and to convince other avaition enthousiasts to start uploading because I am sure that there is still a wealth of old pictures/slides which have not been made available to the internet-community yet (I assume there are enough "witnesses" of current activities in aerospace/aviation, so that these moments are properly recorded, but I am also sure that there are still a lot of "holes" in aviation history, which have not yet been covered here...)
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