My last post about requests appears to discourage requests entirely, and while that's not entirely the case, I think it's time for a revision and clarification. I do still stand behind the old policy, hence why I am making a new post for this.
First, I only take requests when I ask for them. Most of the requests I have gotten since the last post and before the last post have been requests for mall elevators. I will not be doing mall elevators very much anymore, mostly because there's more and better stuff out there, especially in Omaha. You will note that I had a request line in my most recent feedback survey. I am in the process of fulfilling the requests as best as I can, and I noted some that I might not get to for some reason or another. I like to look for elevators on my own and film what I want to film. However, when I want help looking for elevators, that's when I generally ask for requests.
Second, I am mostly focusing on elevators in Lincoln outside of downtown, and Omaha. I have discovered that within the expected time that I will be active as an elevator enthusiast on YouTube, I will never run out of elevators to film. A few of the requests were out of state, and I cannot make any guarantees in that situation.
Third, I have had some people request elevators who don't realize that I cannot take every request. I have had to turn some down, and people keep requesting over and over again. That gets really annoying.
Fourth, there will always be people who submit requests without knowing anything from either of the blog posts. Usually, if they are requests for a specific kind of elevator, I just ignore them. For requests of a specific building, I usually take it as a suggestion.
Fifth, Unless there's something seriously wrong in an existing take, I do not take retake requests. Either I'm forced to take the request or never film the requested elevators ever again. That's a position I do not want to be in.
Finally, the best thing you can do is trust that I will deliver good quality content on a consistent basis, and you are going to like it, even if it's not the elevators you wanted.