I've been thinking about this for a while now and thought it would be interesting to get the thoughts and opinions of my peers here on the site.
It has been said and confirmed numerous times that this site is first and foremost a database for aircraft and within that scope a creative landscape exists.
I've recently been going through a very rough patch of photo uploads resulting in quite a few number of rejections of which the majority seem to be rejected for grainy. Shooting with a D80 at ISO 100 I'm not quite sure how I'm receiving so many grainy rejections but that's here nor there.
A lot of the photos I have tried uploading have been on aircraft with N-numbers that have no representation within the site (database) Given this, and since the goal of the site is to grow the database wouldn't it be more beneficial to have these new entries represented in the database? Now I'm not saying that a very poor photo should be accepted but if it can make it through at least first screening that more benefit is given to it to have it represent and grow the database?
As the site continues to increase its standards for acceptance at which point does this perfection take away from improving the database by adding good but not quite perfect photo of an aircraft not yet represented? If it's a photo that already has a few or even hundreds of shots in the database then I can completely understand but shouldn't the database grow with new entries?
I'm not going to post examples of my rejected photos 1) because they have already been removed from photographer's corner and 2) because I don't want this to be an issue of how come my photos weren't accepted.