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Quick QC Clearance Switched off at Weekends?

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Recently my uploads have cleared almost immediately after upload as I have five star rating.

 

I uploaded 30 images last night (Friday) and a further 19 images this evening (Saturday) and they are all still waiting for QC clearance.

 

Does this mean the the 'quick clearance' doesn't operate over the weekend?

 

John

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John, I too have had that happen. Then it went back to an instant okay. Maybe QC still checks us 5-star wonders, but not as often. 

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John, I have the same problem at times,  but do not worry all is well in Alamy world.

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Random checks to keep us on our toes and biting our fingernails, I suspect.

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This is my second week-end in a row i hit the random QC checks on week-end.  What was interesting is that i sent images around 10:30pm London time Friday, and they went through.  Another 90 minutes later, so just past midnight, and i started hitting the QC queue then.  so i'm blaming it an Brexit. 

 

 

i'm going to do less uploads next week to break out of this cycle, because my process has gotten so used to the new way..

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3 hours ago, John Walker said:

Recently my uploads have cleared almost immediately after upload as I have five star rating.

 

I uploaded 30 images last night (Friday) and a further 19 images this evening (Saturday) and they are all still waiting for QC clearance.

 

Does this mean the the 'quick clearance' doesn't operate over the weekend?

 

John

 

once you hit the QC review, all other image joins to submission QC pool.  and there is no review until Monday....  

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I've had instant passes at the weekend. John must have caught a random check. As emu says, if one gets pulled in they all do- as it was when we had to wait.

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Just put one through as a test and it appeared in AIM in a few minutes as usual.

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35 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Just put one through as a test and it appeared in AIM in a few minutes as usual.

 

My turn for a random check then.  First one I've had since the quick clearances started.  I'm fairly certain my images are ok as I check every one with a fine tooth comb - but there's a chance of missing something.  :)

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All passed this morning.  I still have my five stars :)

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5 hours ago, John Walker said:

All passed this morning.  I still have my five stars :)

 

same here.  I guess we also go through ahead of many, since in the past i would regularly have to wait until end of business day (UK) on Mondays for week-end submission.

 

 

added: or maybe because reviewers have less reviews to do, everyone goes faster

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I’m on three stars and still only get passed at the end of working hours so you guys on 5 must get preferential treatment to a degree at least :)

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40 minutes ago, Bionic said:

I’m on three stars and still only get passed at the end of working hours so you guys on 5 must get preferential treatment to a degree at least :)

5-star QC is instant.

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1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

5-star QC is instant.

 

 

what Bionic is also confirming is that when 5-Star contributors get their random QC reviews, we seem to go ahead from 3-Star contributors.  So that the few of us 5-stars who got QC-ed for the week-end got through ahead this morning. 

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in QC again for the third week-end in a row.  Thankfully pretty much caught up.  Not sure predictability is a good thing, since i just uploaded an ultra clean image just after midnight London time to see.... 

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I am not a five star, still a one star. I am under the impression that manual QC does not work at weekends. This was brought up a long time ago so it may have changed.

 

Allan

 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

I am not a five star, still a one star. I am under the impression that manual QC does not work at weekends. This was brought up a long time ago so it may have changed.

 

Allan

 

 

 

it doesn't but i didn't hit QC the first month on 5Stars on weekends, so effectively going up for sale overnight, as there is still updates of the system.  

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Thursday seems to be my day for non-auto QC, as indicated by an odd issue. I was uploading a batch of images late last night and the big hand must have just ticked over the hour and sent the last image in the batch to QC. Just one image. Strange

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I uploaded on Tuesday and got my first QC since getting 5 stars. Guess it was just my turn.

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My turn to run into a QC with a Saturday upload. My first by the way. But have only uploaded few images lately.

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