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Mine have gone straight through this evening. I've noticed a few hang as processing, although showing as accepted. I just had to wait a while and refresh for the images to appear.

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2 hours ago, David Pimborough said:

Yesterday instantaneous approval but today the one image I submitted is still in QC perhaps it doesn't work on Sundays?

 

 

I suspect we are going to be occasionally checked -- just not every submission now. It would be a good thing to make sure we don't get careless. My Sunday upload has gone right through.

 

Paulette

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On 05/12/2019 at 11:21, Graham said:

Whatever the reason, I very much welcome the change: it is a real incentive for me to be able to upload and deal with keywords while everything is fresh in my mind, rather than having to wait and then maybe worry about a load of images which are sitting there without keywording having been dealt with because I might not have the time to do this later when the QC pass has been notified.

 

+1 Couldn't have put it better. It's transformed my workflow. I just hope it remains, but I'm wary given the lack of info from Alamy.

 

Mark

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41 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:

 

+1 Couldn't have put it better. It's transformed my workflow. I just hope it remains, but I'm wary given the lack of info from Alamy.

 

Mark

 

 

as we are seeing more reports that the system still includes random QC checks, if these remain unpredictable, and ungamable, people who want to unload weak stuff probably will continue to use other method (reportage)

 

in fact if the impact of a rejection means losing the 5* advantage, it's making me even more careful.  

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32 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

in fact if the impact of a rejection means losing the 5* advantage, it's making me even more careful.  

 

Me too!

 

John.

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2 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

+1 Couldn't have put it better. It's transformed my workflow. I just hope it remains, but I'm wary given the lack of info from Alamy.

 

Mark

 

Maybe I was right to be wary...  This morning my latest submission has gone into the usual QC queue :(.  I think my previous 5 or 6 submissions went thorough instantly. I still have a 5 star rating and there's nothing unusual about the images in the latest submission (e.g. high ISO, long exposure etc.)

 

Some info from Alamy about what's going on would be welcome.

 

Mark

 

Update - My images passed 30 mins later. 🙂

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10 hours ago, NYCat said:

 

I suspect we are going to be occasionally checked -- just not every submission now. It would be a good thing to make sure we don't get careless. My Sunday upload has gone right through.

 

Paulette

 

You are probably quite correct Paulette ~ an occasional check will help avoid the temptation to submit any old images 🙂

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Today mine went also through within the hour, despite I had 2 fails just recently - these were my first QC fails since I started 2015. 

One was for a borderline high ISO image which failed for noise. 

The second fail was for CA around small white flowers.

Both I wasn't able to spot the flaws on my 4K monitor, on the 2K Monitor both noise and CA were visible.

Now reverted back to checking on my images on 2K monitor before I submit. 

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5 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

Maybe I was right to be wary...  This morning my latest submission has gone into the usual QC queue :(.  I think my previous 5 or 6 submissions went thorough instantly. I still have a 5 star rating and there's nothing unusual about the images in the latest submission (e.g. high ISO, long exposure etc.)

 

Some info from Alamy about what's going on would be welcome.

 

Mark

 

Update - My images passed 30 mins later. 🙂

 

My upload has just gone to QC instead of passing instantly, will see if it passes in 30 minutes.

You are right about Alamy giving us a statement of what is happening i suspect they are doing a lot of testing maybe?

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Whatever Alamy are doing, with this 'instant QC' idea, it's bound to lower the perceived quality of new pix being added to the collection... if only by, say, 5-10%. I'd be interested to know the reasons why. A cost-saving measure? Eye problems for overworked QC staff??

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1 minute ago, John Morrison said:

Whatever Alamy are doing, with this 'instant QC' idea, it's bound to lower the perceived quality of new pix being added to the collection... if only by, say, 5-10%. I'd be interested to know the reasons why. A cost-saving measure? Eye problems for overworked QC staff??

 

 

it also depends how many actually get the 5 Stars.  Don't forget we are all regulars here.  Just went and checked MSG and there is no mention of it.  

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It's Monday morning confession time. I've discovered the hard way that the new "instant QC" is not failure-proof. I was burning the midnight oil Saturday night and decided to upload two images that I had been working on. No sooner had I submitted the files when I realized that I had inadvertently uploaded the wrong version of one them, a night shot in which I had opened the shadows up far too much revealing some very obvious noise, visible even in the thumbnail. It was of course too late to do anything about it.  I was actually relieved to see the submission get stuck in QC because it showed that the new QC system does run checks -- probably automated -- on images, which is a very good thing. My five-star rating does not appear to have been affected (yet). Moral of the story: always get a good night's sleep before uploading. DOH! 🙄

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Yesterdays submission has just been passed manually by QC, followed up with the usual email confirmation. 

Uploaded another submission and that passed instantly.

It looks like they are checking every 1 in 10 submissions.

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2 hours ago, Craig Yates said:

Yesterdays submission has just been passed manually by QC, followed up with the usual email confirmation. 

Uploaded another submission and that passed instantly.

It looks like they are checking every 1 in 10 submissions.

 

After that statement QC checks will be random.😃

 

Allan

 

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OK.  in QC again today, with a generic image.  This is the second tuesday since  that I get a QC review. hope they don't make it that predictable..... 

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4 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

 

After that statement QC checks will be random.😃

 

Allan

 

Could well be Allan, until Alamy tells us how the 5 star club works.🤓

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4 minutes ago, CAROL SAUNDERS said:

Last few have gone through within 24 hours with usual email.  What is the 5 star thing ?

 

Carol

 

 

it's a secret club... it's so secret even the members have no idea what it is... 

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I don't know about this QC rating system. I've generally passed QC consistently over the last several months. The few rejections came early in the year when I first started on here.

My rating is 3*.

I find that submissions on Sunday usually get through quickly and are ready on Monday. For me, any other nights, I should expect a wait of a couple of days. Doesn't bother me.

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9 hours ago, Craig Yates said:

Yesterdays submission has just been passed manually by QC, followed up with the usual email confirmation. 

Uploaded another submission and that passed instantly.

It looks like they are checking every 1 in 10 submissions.

 

My recent five-star failure (how embarrassing) occurred late Saturday night, so I'm thinking that the offending image might have been flagged by software of some kind and then examined by a human on Monday morning. As mentioned in my post above, the noise was very obvious (even more embarrassing).

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After several submissions passing immediately, the one I have just sent is now 'in QC'. It looks like the policy has moved from checking one or two images each time to checking random submissions.

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Over the last week or so, I've had images passing  through QC almost instantaneously, the first time I've ever experienced this on Alamy. Today, things appear to have reverted to the status quo, e.g. 24hrs or more. No, they have gone through in about 30mins this time! 

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12 minutes ago, John Gaffen said:

Over the last week or so, I've had images passing  through QC almost instantaneously, the first time I've ever experienced this on Alamy. Today, things appear to have reverted to the status quo, e.g. 24hrs or more. 

 

interesting.   most reports of QC on contributors have been in 2-3 hours time frame.  

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1 hour ago, Phil Robinson said:

After several submissions passing immediately, the one I have just sent is now 'in QC'. It looks like the policy has moved from checking one or two images each time to checking random submissions.

 

 

for the safety on the collection, i truly hope it will be random.   i worry that mine have both happened on same day of the week so far

  

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