Casting Call! Moderators needed

As the PhotoChallenge community continues to grow, even if it’s ever so slowly, we’re seeing an increased level of activity on the Flickr Group. Usually the discussions are question oriented, and someone rises up and hooks it up with the solution. However, this past year we’ve seen a massive increase in those participating on a regular basis. There’s enough folks submitting to the Group Pool that every so often, I realize I’ve never seen a photographer’s work before. That’s a cool realization, BTW.

Every so often though, I see a submission that makes me think, “How does this photo fit the challenge?” Sometimes I may be wrong. This dilemma is kinda scary. No one wants to say, “Hey, that doesn’t fit”, only to find out that the photographer is simply more artistic than you thought. Unfortunately, Jeremy and I can’t hover around on Flickr, waiting to pounce on someone spamming our Pool.

I’m getting to it…

We’re looking for a couple of folks, who have already demonstrated their allegiance to the community by actively participating in our challenges for at least the last half of this year, 2009. We would like to promote you into the vital role of “Moderator” on the Group. Do you have what it takes? Are you already viewing the majority of the submissions, even commenting on them too? Then that’s probably you!

If you’re interested do one of these things:

  1. Comment on this post.
  2. Use the Contact Us page.
  3. Shoot Jeremy or Trevor a message on Flickr.
  4. Shout loudly. (No, don’t do this one.)

Jeremy and I will take a look at how many are interested, and talk amongst ourselves for a bit. We’ll let you all know, and maybe even post something here as an announcement.

About Steve Troletti

I'm a Location Scout, Editorial, Nature, Wildlife and Environmental Photographer based in Malibu, California. I specialize in Nature and Urban Nature photography including Infrared Landscapes. The Bulk of my work takes place in the Los Angeles, California area, Greater Montreal Region, Canada, Switzerland, France and Varese in Northern Italy. Ethical wildlife photography is the main priority and focus of my work. A minimum disturbance of the animals, their habitat and the environment is my top priority. This applies as much to total wilderness areas as it does to urban nature environments. Ongoing education of environmental issues and building awareness for the protection of wildlife and wilderness areas around the world is what drives me to document the beauty that surrounds us.

0 Replies to “Casting Call! Moderators needed”

  1. Brendan Lee

    I’d be willing to give it a try. I’m around most days and although my photos have petered off lately I do still check the images on a daily basis.

  2. Dr. Rus Jeffrey

    Not that I’m volunteering to be a moderator, I don’t have time, but I am in favor of this move. As a Photo Challenge participant, while it has been admittedly spotty during the past few weeks, I’ve been frustrated by people posted PAST pictures. If you miss posting a day, you miss posting a day. I don’t mind seeing something posted a couple days late, but I do have problems with sifting through dozens and dozens of pictures to finally find one that fights the daily challenge.

    Just a thought.

    Keep up the great work guys!

  3. Harley Pebley

    Based on my experience as one of the moderators for the PhotowalkingUtah pool, I’d suggest you just be really brutal about removing photos if they aren’t tagged properly for the particular challenge. This takes the subjectivity out of the process. (I’ve heard rumors there is software to automate this but haven’t investigated it.) Hope this helps.


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