Old 03-17-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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Ken45 said elsewhere on this board that he got this rejection recently and couldn't figure it out. Well, I got it last night and was also scratching my head. I'm sure if we looked through the database of more than 155,000 shots, we could certaily find a few of them with a train's FRED blinking down the tracks out of the shot. But I have never shot a train in this direction and there's not one in the databse from here of a FRED going away. Or in Columbia, for that matter.

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If similiar shots were rejected, there would be onee shot of each type in the database and no wedgies. What say ye on this?


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Old 03-17-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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I agree. Sounds like whoever screened last night was hitting that rejection a little more than usual, and for photos which are definitely more out of the box than many submitted photos.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Maybe they were paying more attention to March Madness than Train Madness.


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Old 03-18-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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Maybe they were paying more attention to March Madness than Train Madness.


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I think this is the reason. Yesterday I was watching the crazy OSU-Xavier game instead of doing several other things that needed done. The plus side is that OSU came back and won in overtime.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:21 PM   #5
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Too much Guinness.

And too much attention is paid to the rejection reason anyway. Be realistic. Given the volume of pix the screeners have to wade through, it really boils down to "I like it" or "I don't like it". An appeal might or might not produce a more meaningful critique, but even there volume is a challenge.

The best place for meaningful feed back is right here. But even this place could get overwhelmed easily. I'm absolutely amazed at the volume of pix this site is handling.

Frankly I wish the screeners would use the "similar to previous photo" more broadly and more often. When you page through the thumbnails there is a numbing similarity between so many of the pix. Unless we're trying to create a roster book with a picture of each and every unit by number, so many of the wedgies look the same. And how many pix of engines blasting through snow drifts do we need. Or time exposures with various light streaks. Or.....
No absolutes here, and your mileage may vary, but in my mind variety is the spice of life.

Guess I'm grouchy with time on my hands because Cal (men) didn't make the NCAA this year. At least the women did.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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That's cool. I'm working my way up to the appeal results e-mail after spending a few hours watching Winthrop -- used to work to blocks away -- lose and then chasing a train which kept getting away from me.
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