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pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2213 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2021 6:22PM

Quote:Can you book me in for a slot for a week beginning 16th, 23rd or 30th August, please?

Any chance?
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
2 Apr 2021 3:08AM
Running the GE diary is not the easiest job I’ve ever had and I need to address something that is getting out of hand.
From now on I would like to ask that each Guest editor take the time to comment on the photo they deem good enough for a GEA giving the reasons they have awarded it. It will give other members an insight as to why you have chosen that photo. I accept we all view photographs in a different light. However I continually have members write to me questioning the GE choices. I have no control over this at all. I also do not pre judge members as to their ability to choose what they consider the best photos of the week. I would like to think that being a member of a high class photography site they would be able to see the difference between a poor image and an exceptional image. Again it’s also not the place to award your buddies unless their image deserves it, you have 4 user awards to do this.
I also ask that you consider all genres of photography in your daily GE choices and not just the genre you specialise in.
I thank each of you that help to keep the GE awards going. So many love getting awards but never put up their hands to do a week as GE.
If anyone thinks Iím not doing well enough feel free to take over.


clicknimagine Plus
11 798 104 India
2 Apr 2021 4:50AM
You are doing a great job, valid points you have raised, I would request you to take step in case of any violation, like if anyone violates, that person shouldn't be considered second time as Guest Editor...
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
2 Apr 2021 8:29AM

Quote:
Quote:Can you book me in for a slot for a week beginning 16th, 23rd or 30th August, please?

Any chance?


Youíre down for the 18th August. You also have a week in April and May.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
2 Apr 2021 9:07AM

Quote:From now on I would like to ask that each Guest editor take the time to comment on the photo they deem good enough for a GEA giving the reasons they have awarded it.

Perhaps a short list of bullet points to each GE when you send the reminder PM to them?
I know you already send info, but perhaps short sharp points would help? Just a suggestion...you do a really top job running the GE, Colleen, and you are appreciated, believe me!

Suggestion:

1. Quality, not quantity. No more than 4 or 5 awards a day
2. No 'buddy' awards - use your UA for that!
3. Every award must have a comment added explaining why you have awarded the image.
4. Award excellence, no matter the genre. Look beyond your favourite genre.
ColleenA Plus
8 481 7 Australia
2 Apr 2021 9:13AM

Quote:
Quote:From now on I would like to ask that each Guest editor take the time to comment on the photo they deem good enough for a GEA giving the reasons they have awarded it.

Perhaps a short list of bullet points to each GE when you send the reminder PM to them?
I know you already send info, but perhaps short sharp points would help? Just a suggestion...you do a really top job running the GE, Colleen, and you are appreciated, believe me!

Suggestion:

1. Quality, not quantity. No more than 4 or 5 awards a day
2. No 'buddy' awards - use your UA for that!
3. Every award must have a comment added explaining why you have awarded the image.
4. Award excellence, no matter the genre. Look beyond your favourite genre.



Malc in all fairness I write to each member a few days before their week and that’s exactly what I tell them. However I’m not their boss or their mother and if they choose to ignore me there is nothing I can do. I’m dealing with a knee replacement, possible breast cancer, having skin cancer and nearly been killed in a car accident this week. I also go back into hospital in 10 days time so I’m not in the mood for people who won’t listen. One would expect being grown ups and supposed good photographers that it wouldn’t be hard to spot an excellent photo. But hey after 2020 nothing shocks me anymore.
tj Plus
18 2.1k England
2 Apr 2021 11:44AM
Everything you do to run the GE awards is very much appreciated Colleen. Itís no easy task!

Sorry to hear about your health issues and the potential car accident! Wishing you all the luck in the world and hope the hospital goes as well as possible.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
2 Apr 2021 12:39PM
So sorry to hear of your personal problems Colleen and I hope all goes well for you
You do a great job running the GE stuff which is very much appreciated by all.

No matter how much you ask the GE of the week to comment, some will not, which is a shame and leaves peeps wondering what appealed to them...a bit like asking Critique Gallery posters to join in the conversation etc...etc... some do, some don't bother Sad

Maybe posting your concerns here will encourage some GEs to give a brief comment on the images they award.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2213 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2021 4:29PM

Quote:Youíre down for the 18th August. You also have a week in April and May.

Thanks, Colleen. 18th August is fine. I had completely forgotten about the week in May, and as it's so near to my week in April, I wouldn't mind if you gave it to someone else.

So that's the 24th May up for grabs if you'd like to make someone happy.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2213 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2021 4:42PM
Colleen, you have a lot on your plate at the moment, and I was so concerned to hear of your problems.
I can only hope that things improve for you very soon.

As to what you do for the Guest Editor Awards, you are very much appreciated. It can't be an easy task, but you do it well.

And as to commenting when awarding GEAs, I always have, simply because it seems to be the right thing to do, explaining why you are giving the award, just the same as when giving a User Award.

Each GE should look at every picture that is uploaded and include awards for genres that they might not otherwise even look at. I have personaly learnt a lot about other genres simply by doing this when it's my turn. And I am now finding that I want to look at all uploads every day even when not being GE. That's not a bad thing.

Pamela.

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