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  • atcvector
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    Originally posted by atco
    I still wish you the best, a great controller and a great workmate.

    Regards

    Garry
    Don is an Air Traffic Controller? I sure hope he does not vent this way to the pilots. Maybe he heard that Marion Blakey (head of the FAA) is heading his way to take over operations in his ATC system. That would be enough to make anyone cranky.

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  • egll
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    Originally posted by RingwaySam
    I really do feel for Soren, what has he done?

    In fact Soren has contributed more screening on this site than anyone else over the last couple of years, his contribution and dedication is without equal and his integrity is something that I have never questioned. For him to get called out by someone who made so little impact when they were part of the team is downright vicious. But contempt can be a two way street and no crewmembers lost any sleep when Don left-not that it made any difference anyway.



    Matt

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  • CPH Aviation
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    Originally posted by bobby
    Soren,
    What were you thinking!? Trying to be nice about it and all...
    Yeah! I think I'm gonna be a bitch from now on

    Soren

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  • psyops
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    Originally posted by atco
    Err, I think you may have got that the wrong way round. I always thought you should shoot with the Sun behind you !
    Right you are Garry. Not good woth words, put I onow which way the sun is pointing.

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  • bobby
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    Originally posted by CPH Aviation
    I did nothing except being the first to reply to his email.
    Soren,
    What were you thinking!? Trying to be nice about it and all...

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  • CPH Aviation
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    Originally posted by RingwaySam
    I really do feel for Soren, what has he done?
    I did nothing except being the first to reply to his email.

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  • G-DALE
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    Originally posted by donzdonz
    So how do you account for this getting through the screening process, if you want to bring this in to the public gaze ?



    Looks to me as though there might be just a shade of horizon problem. But, as I said, I know how it got through - I wonder if the others who post perfectly legitimate pictures on here, only to get them rejected for the silliest of reasons, feel about it. No wonder people are saying that it's getting just as bad as the "other" site !!
    Don,

    Just a quick note - If you had actually bothered to put in some decent screening numbers and contribute in the crew forum like the rest of us during your time as a screener here at JetPhotos then you'll have noticed that we have had an horizon tool on the screening page for a good few months now.

    It's displays a grid box across the whole of the photo, helping to judge if the horizon has been correctly leveled or not in order to make a positive decision.

    This may also solve the mystery as to why your own photo was rejected for an unlevel horizon?
    Last edited by G-DALE; 2006-06-05, 16:22.

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  • RingwaySam
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    Originally posted by donzdonz
    IF you had taken the time to look, you would have seen that I re-uploaded photos that had been rejected with good cause.
    I really do feel for Soren, what has he done? He's done nothing atall. If you think that shot is upto standards of any site that include Airliners, Jetphotos and Planepictures then I think your in with abit of a shock. It's backlit, get over it, take another picture or just get it from another angle.

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  • atco
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    Originally posted by psyops
    don't shoot with the sun at your back.
    Err, I think you may have got that the wrong way round. I always thought you should shoot with the Sun behind you !

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  • psyops
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    Holy smokes get over it already or get out!

    Your shot was backlit, unlevel and soft. It says right in the page on what is acceptable for this site and things not to do: don't shoot with the sun at your back.

    I agree that Soren's pic has the poles level. I bet he put a note to the screeners about the unlevel ground.

    I guess now you'll post some of my "mistakes" to prove your point, which appears to be on the top of your head.

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  • Crunk415balla
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    Its a shame when someone over-reacts like this and has all their photos pulled from the database. I've seen it before, but never from a former screener of all people!

    And for the record, Soren's picture which "Shouldn't have made the database" was a nice shot of a classic aircraft, and I see no reason why it shouldn't have been accepted.

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  • Chris Kilroy
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    Garry,

    Wow! Couldn't have said any of that better myself, mate!

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  • ExpressJet145
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    I cant get over the shear size of this erruption on behalf of one picture. All of this for a simple Sikorsky? Kind of one of those things where you just bite your tounge and accept the facts, and in the end, is it really worth it? Im afraid not.
    Last edited by ExpressJet145; 2006-06-05, 03:48.

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  • atco
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    Well..............

    I'm incredibly disappointed by all this.
    I want to make a couple of things very clear before any misconceptions spread.

    1. I've yet to hear one person state this site is getting like a.net with regard to photo standards and acceptance

    2. The crew here are ridiculously fair. During my lengthy time as a screener I never witnessed abuses of position by the screening crew, just the opposite infact. There were numerous discussions about ensuring a fair, transparent system and all screeners rejected the idea of being able to screen their own photos. The crew invests a lot of time, including myself at that time, in striving for consistency and giving the photographer the best chance at getting a photo accepted.

    3. It's highly bad form to call out other photographers in this forum. I find it grossly inappropriate to single out Soren who devotes hundreds upon hundreds of hours to this website. While I was screening Soren was far and away the most active screener, I do not have reason to suspect that has changed. As far as I am concerned given the sheer volume of time volunteered to this site Soren should get any damn photo he wants on here.

    4. I had a backlit rejection the other day ironically enough. I still don't agree with it, however............I dealt with it by:
    a) Appealing
    b) When the appeal was rejected I moved on, end of story
    Is it really worth getting so wound up over a photo rejection? It can't be that important can it?

    5. A.net has if anything got harder to get photos on, bounding on the ridiculous at times. If you want to get frustrated about crazy rejections go ahead and upload there because you will have plenty. I have not uploaded there in over a year because it is a totally unenjoyable experience. I have not missed the place whatsoever.

    6. The crew here are great people, scrupulously fair and objective and those who I have met in person, terriffic people. I cannot stand by and watch these people of great integrity get roasted and flamed.

    7. For the record I think the photo is on the soft side, the backlit issue I find a little more troubling, I'd hate to see the site get to the point of a.net mentality of side on approach shots in full sunlight. I did not find the light angle overly obtrusive in the shot.

    I can only hope this was a bad day Don, because I think you have been way off base with some of the things you have said and done. That said, I still wish you the best, a great controller and a great workmate.

    Regards

    Garry

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  • Will M
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    Don..... A special fax arrived for you from the U.S. Embassy.....

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