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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Hi,

Is there someone who actually checks the country which is named when uploading a photo. Of course it is impossible to check everything, but only the obvious ones could be enough.

I ask this because after I saw this featured photo of Jase about Angola traffic jam, I checked the Angolan photo gallery which had....2 photos!
The second one says: Giraffe in Etosha Park. Unfortunately, Etosha Park is in Namibia, not in Angola

Cheers! Michael.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 9y

No one does. I seriously doubt anyone would even want such a 'policing' job, and even for the featured photographs, I don't think you can ask of the photo moderators to be aware of the locations of everything. (And what if the photographer hadn't included that description, should the moderator then deduce the correct country from the coloring of the giraffe?)

That said, I'm always highly surprised at how accurately people label their photos. Even if you look at the non-featured photos of Afghanistan (the first country in the alphabetical list, and thus always the one which ends up with most flukes), there's barely a dozen photos which obviously weren't taken in that country. A dozen, out of 125000+ public photos total! That's insanely accurate.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Uhm, yes, I already was aware of the almost impossible task.
That does not mean however, that if you notice something, you can try something at least.

A dozen....just checked uploaded photos from Kombizz...check the one from Nauru.....that's already two. ;)
And of course most people tag the good country, why wouldn't they.
Just wanted to say it couldn't hurt trying.

Cheers! The Perfectionist

4. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

Hi Utrecht,
when I recognice that the country is not the right one for the photo I will feature I send a PM to the person.But I dont know every location,wont know if it is wrong or correct.Of course if you have photos from the Amazon and the country shows Netherland then I will know something is wrong
one of the photos from kombizz says vaticanbut since it is very abstract I dont know what it should be...
cheers,
Marlis

"nobody is perfect";)

5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Hi,

Is there someone who actually checks the country which is named when uploading a photo. Of course it is impossible to check everything, but only the obvious ones could be enough.

I ask this because after I saw this featured photo of Jase about Angola traffic jam, I checked the Angolan photo gallery which had....2 photos!
The second one says: Giraffe in Etosha Park. Unfortunately, Etosha Park is in Namibia, not in Angola

Cheers! Michael.

Like Marlis, I've sent PM's before in cases I knew to clearly be wrong (especially if I was thinking of featuring a photo). Even in the above case, it might actually be the description that is wrong and not the country ....

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 9y

Like Marlis said, if I spot a photo that is in the wrong location (as a few have been since the new bulk photo upload went live) and I want to feature it, I generally contact that person either by commenting on the photo or by sending them a PM. It has been a relatively rare occurrence though.

Considering there are now 2 photos in the Angola gallery.. :) I'll un-feature this one and put something in the comments.

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Thanks guys and Marlis!
Another question because of Peters comment: who actually features the photos? I thought Q and Marlis did, but you do so as well Peter?

8. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

I believe Q' and Marlis, Peter, dr.pepper and myself all can feature photos.

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

I believe Q' and Marlis, Peter, dr.pepper and myself all can feature photos.

Well, I must say, you all are doing a great job here, considering the fact that there are so much photos uploaded recently. Which reminds me about another question....is there going to be another photo contest like last year?

10. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

not only a lot,many very good ones.To look at them makes me interested to go to the countrys the where shot.
yes a Photo contest would be nice:)
(recently I think I feature a lot,maybe it has to do with the timezone that i'm the first to see the new uploads and I love my "Job")
cheers,
Marlis

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 7, 2007, at 12:54 PM by marlis ]