Old 05-07-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Rejection Codes . . .

Is there a listing of rejection codes? I for one would love to see the listing that you use to send the rejected e-mail. It might even help to know what you don't want as much as the listing that tells us what you want.

If such a listing exists here, please excuse me. But if not how about putting it up.
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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Here it is:

1) The shot's not up to muster
2) Any questions, see Rule #1

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Ween are you a screener? Your response would imply that you are. If not I will wait for a reply from one of the men behind the curtain . . .
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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Ween are you a screener? Your response would imply that you are. If not I will wait for a reply from one of the men behind the curtain . . .
Nope, I'm a 'Senior Member,' whatever that means. My response is based on observation though...
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There's a lot, here are the ones I can remember:
1. Poor cropping
2. Poor lighting (too light or too dark)
3. Poor contrast
4. Bad color
5. Too much color saturation
6. Bad motive.....
7. Cloudy shot of common power
8. Backlit
9. Foreground clutter
10. Distracting (too many) shadows
11. Going away shots generally not accepted
12. Front coupled
13. Bad angle
14. Horizon Unlevel
15. Needs to be closer to 1024x768 or 800x600 pixels

I'm sure there's more.
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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Nope, I'm a 'Senior Member,' whatever that means.
Maybe it means you're 65 or older...

It really means you have more than 100 posts.
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Old 05-08-2005, 10:28 PM   #7
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1. Poor cropping
2. Poor lighting (too light or too dark)
3. Poor contrast
4. Bad color
5. Too much color saturation
6. Bad motive.....
7. Cloudy shot of common power
8. Backlit
9. Foreground clutter
10. Distracting (too many) shadows
11. Going away shots generally not accepted
12. Front coupled
13. Bad angle
14. Horizon Unlevel
15. Needs to be closer to 1024x768 or 800x600 pixels
I've managed to fend off rejection numbers 3-12 and 14. I get 13 now and again, but I get killed on numbers 1 and especially 2 and 15. I still haven't figured out how to overcome those. 3 out of 15 isn't too bad, I guess. I figure that my acceptance rate here is around an extremely poor 40%, and I don't bother sending in the shots that I don't think will make it!!

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Old 05-09-2005, 02:51 AM   #8
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Some rejection reasons I have received that were not on the list of 15 from Joe are Too Much Grain, Undersharpened, and Underexposed. I would guess that Overexposed would also be a reason for rejection. I hope this helps.
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I'll add:

Too much compression to the list
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:40 AM   #10
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No official listing is forthcoming I take it . . .
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Old 05-12-2005, 02:56 PM   #11
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You are correct, sir!
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Old 05-15-2005, 04:34 AM   #12
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Ccaranna, lol you are young and I suppose have a right as so, to be smug. I had hoped a honest request for the reject code listing would be an easy thing to do. An admin or mod, or even one of the men in black, could have just posted a link or a list here. One can only surmise it is a secret?

Does it change by day or by poster? Or is it the same and a constant? Or is there just no list? Any answer would be fine. But to be left with your remarks " You are correct, sir" is a bit lacking for this site. I think. I would expect more . . .

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Rodney,

I apologize for appearing to be smug. I agree with you wholehartedly on the subject. I was hoping for a reply too, and I think I finally gave up. My response was a bit short, and I did not mean to direct it towards you.

That's the problem with these forums...my facetiousness can be hard to see without all my mannerisms.

However, I'm sorry you don't care for my photos, I think. I've checked out yours and I like them. If it's any consolation, about 75% of the stuff I submit gets rejected. It would most probably be more if I didn't learn from those rejects. I also guess I can't complain for living in the big city, where spacious skies and mountains are lacking and telephone poles and trashed right of ways are plenty.

Not too bad considering I've been at this gig for under a year.

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You are correct, sir!
As I read this, I thought back to the early-90's Saturday Night Lives when Dana Carvey played Johnny Carson and Phil Hartman played Ed MacMahon. Hartman's impression of a response by Ed to whatever Carson said was "You are correct, sir!" So, I interpreted this as a humorous reply, which is, intended or not, where this phrase got its origin.

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I managed to look at your two pages of dark locos and your perfection of the 3/4 wedge shot. I wished I saw more of them out this way. With the proper background they can be very pretty.
Don't take things so personal...and don't make them personal by unwarranted criticism of somebody else's work. RJ, have you actually e-mailed any of the screeners and asked about the rejection reasons? Just a thought...
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Thumbs up You are correct sir.

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As I read this, I thought back to the early-90's Saturday Night Lives when Dana Carvey played Johnny Carson and Phil Hartman played Ed MacMahon. Hartman's impression of a response by Ed to whatever Carson said was "You are correct, sir!" So, I interpreted this as a humorous reply, which is, intended or not, where this phrase got its origin.
Thanks, Ween, now that I think about it, that's exactly where I picked that up. I've got a lot of strange stuff stored away in this brain of mine...
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Sorry all, a misunderstanding I can now only presume . . . but I did take it the wrong way . . . it would seem.
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No problems there, Rodney!

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Don't forget:

Subject too far away.
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I think my favorite is the one without merit.
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