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Some more Photo Moderators needed

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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 6095 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'm on the lookout for some volunteers to take on the role of photo moderator.

Basic qualification:

  • Trustworthy - you'll need to have contributed to the site already and there be enough activity here that allows me to judge your character.
  • An eye for a good photo - your photo gallery should have a reasonable level of quality, so we can see that you have a good eye for photography. You don't need to be pro-level by any means, but at least you should recognize a nice photo when you see one.

What it involves:

  • Reviewing photos in a queue - featuring the ones that are good enough, deleting the ones that are spam (or reporting the member so they can be banned)

Utrecht is the main person doing this at the moment and he does a great job at it, but the workload has been growing with the big influx of new photos. A couple of new photo moderators to help out would be nice. Let me know if you're up for it. Any questions or hesitations - please ask!

2. Posted by balhannahrise (Full Member 28 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Peter, I would be happy to volunteer if you think I am ok. If not, no offence taken if not chosen. I used to do quite a bit of background volunteer work on VT.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3779 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'd be happy to help out with this Peter.

4. Posted by Trekki (Full Member 58 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'd be happy to help too, but I think there are quite a few excellent new photographers here now.

For moderating or help with the site I think I would be better in creating more Wiki entries, once I have found out how this works (or got my head around reading and understanding how it works). Or with locating places (I saw that some locations have zip codes, others not - when locating/mapping my photos).

5. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 721 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'll be happy to help out as well.

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5616 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Would be great to have some help as on some days the number of new uploaded and mapped photos was near 10,000.

What also is important before you start is to check the already existing featured country galleries. Especially popular countries have a huge number of featured photos but what we don't need are 10 featured photos of the Eiffel Tower even if they are all nice.

Also, be rather conservative with featuring. A little related to the previous point of course but also mentioned because I'v seen 10-20 fantastic photos of about the same object or landscape. But in those cases just feature one or two.

On the other hand if you see relatively simple but still good photos of countries which haven't that many photos at all, featuring a few is great so the country has at least some pics as well..;)

Cheers

7. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 721 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Golly, that's a lot of photos!

Michael, thanks for all the work you've done. The gallery is one of the best features of the site.

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5616 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting berner256

Golly, that's a lot of photos!

Michael, thanks for all the work you've done. The gallery is one of the best features of the site.

Thanks Bob. Some great photos by you as well..;)

Hope you'll join the team😀

9. Posted by ADAMYAMEY (Full Member 37 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

This could be a very time-consuming job, and very daunting. Well done those who can manage to do it.

10. Posted by ToonSarah (Respected Member 228 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'm happy to help out too, on the assumption that if we spread the load it would be less onerous! I'm getting a lot of pleasure from my involvement here and would love to give something back