Database Maintainers

Dark_Hunter

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Is there somewhere I can send a request to help with database requests? Last I checked there were 250+ submissions. And I would like to help.
 

GTR8000

NYS Database Guy
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See the bottom of this page: Database Help - The RadioReference Wiki


As far as the number you are shown after making a submission, that can be a bit misleading. What it shows is the total number of open (not yet assigned to a dbamin) and owned (assigned to a dbadmin, but not yet complete) submissions across the entire database. The thing is, except for a handful of "global" dbadmins who are able to maintain the entire database, the majority of dbadmins are assigned to specific areas/regions (i.e. states or provinces, sometimes entire countries).

So while there might currently be 230 pending submissions, I have none in New York State, and thus a submission made in NYS today would be worked rather quickly. In other words, those 230 pending submissions often have no bearing on many areas of the database or individual dbadmins.

It's also worth noting that a good percentage of the submissions that are owned but not yet complete (the bulk of that number of pending submissions) are being held while waiting for additional information before they can be completed. It's less of a "this is how many submissions need to be processed before we can get to yours" as it is just a raw number that doesn't really mean all that much, ultimately.
 

milf

Careful, I CAN hear you!
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That depends on how busy the folks in charge are. It could be tomorrow, or a couple of weeks from now.
 

Whiskey3JMC

Chief of Ops of the former Firegroundaudio.com
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Application sent in, what's the average wait time to be approved?
Most submissions I put in are addressed within the same week, though for some reason one submission I put in back in October is still showing as "Assigned". No correspondence to me from the admin requesting further details so unknown what the tie up is, frankly I don't care to bug them about it...
 

Dark_Hunter

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Just an update this is about signing up to be a database helper. It's almost been 2 weeks since I put in my application. Just hoping the email hasn't been lost.
 
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