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The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos  
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4429 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 13826 times:

Hello all,

It comes as a bit of a surprise to me that this issue is barely being discussed. But a few have noticed that the entire cardatabase.net website is gone and has been gone for about a month now. Along with it, Modified Airliner Photos has also disappeared, as it was hosted on the same site.

I remember when MAP was first created. It was borne out of a thread on airliners.net, with many of our users throwing in their two cents on the issue or volunteering their time and effort to get a new website, dedicated to livery modifications, fantasy schemes, or aircraft humour, off the ground. That was a few years ago and MAP was, as far as I could tell, outrageously successful. I loved the site and know many others here did too. New uploads gained popularity fast, and the site had a dedicated section right on the front page for the most popular photos of the day/week/month just like airliners.net.

Yet a month later, I'm wondering...where's the outpouring of support for a new site like this? Where are the people who worked hard to maintain MAP, is anyone discussing putting the site on a new server? anything?

It seems strange to me that a site built upon the effort of airliners.net members, with a loyal following, would just disappear, and few voices would speak up to say anything about it, or do anything about it.

If MAP has ceased to be for good, then a new one should be created. It served a niche that many enjoyed, and I want to see it return.

Is anyone else with me?

By the way, I am aware that two threads were started regarding MAP, but they were started a month ago just prior to the site's permanent disappearance, and moreover, had very few replies, hence my curiousity as to where all the support has gone, and why no one seems to (publicly) be doing anything about it?

[Edited 2011-03-07 15:45:08]

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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8030 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 13779 times:

I was wondering where the website went too, I used to visit it all the time. I wonder if it can be restarted or if someone can re create Modified Airliner Photos again.


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 13546 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Yet a month later, I'm wondering...where's the outpouring of support for a new site like this?

It was a crap site from the get go. MS paint shit.

We get it....long fuselages, ten engines, ugh.


User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 13495 times:

Well if it makes you feel any better. . .

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/


User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2243 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 13494 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
But a few have noticed that the entire cardatabase.net website is gone and has been gone for about a month now.

They are back up - a message on their forum this morning told of various ISP and hardware problems that took them down, but have now been resolved.



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4429 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13239 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 4):
They are back up - a message on their forum this morning told of various ISP and hardware problems that took them down, but have now been resolved.

They must still be having issues cos I can't get the site to load.


User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 13128 times:

It was an interesting site. I wasn't too fond of the pics with things like a bazillion engines & stuff, but if you wanted to see what an IL-96 would look like in DL colours or something it was a lot of fun.


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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 13121 times:

Quoting wn700driver (Reply 3):

Guess they haven't worked out all the kinks yet.

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 2):

Lighten up man, it's supposed to be a fun site. Yea, some pics are very "amateurish" looking, but some were very good. And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.



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User currently offlineTheBatman From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 834 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 13110 times:
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Just checked...the main page comes up, but none of the pictures will load.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):

It was an interesting site. I wasn't too fond of the pics with things like a bazillion engines & stuff, but if you wanted to see what an IL-96 would look like in DL colours or something it was a lot of fun.

Agree 100%. I liked to see what some of the airplanes UA never had would look like in UA paint. MD-80s, A340s, A380s etc...



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 13108 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 7):
And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.

  

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 8):
UA never had would look like in UA paint. MD-80s, A340s, A380s etc...

Oooooooooooh which livery, Batman?   



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 13108 times:

Quoting wn700driver (Reply 3):

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...otos/

Seems to be back up now.



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 13099 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 9):
And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.


For you sir!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00000621



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13096 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 11):
For you sir!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...00621

Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!



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User currently offlineTheBatman From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 834 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 13040 times:
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Quoting aerdingus (Reply 9):
Oooooooooooh which livery, Batman?

My favorite UA livery was the white with the red/orange/blue stripe with the HUGE tulip on the tail. I hated the battleship grey...the newer livery was pretty nice. The latest UA/CO is a very clean look, but not necessarily attractive (IMHO). I would be beside myself with joy to see UA get the 747-8i in the old 80's paint.   



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12992 times:

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
My favorite UA livery was the white with the red/orange/blue stripe with the HUGE tulip on the tail.

That's growin on me slowly, I liked all the other retro ones, stars & bars and all that jazz.

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
I hated the battleship grey...the newer livery was pretty nice.

Yes! Thought that was really ugly, the newer one was lovely & fresh.

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
The latest UA/CO is a very clean look, but not necessarily attractive (IMHO)

Yeah, so boring. They shoulda kept the UA livery, much more bold & interesting. Oh well, still interesting to see the 744s & Airbuses in that livery.



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4429 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 12733 times:

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 12):
Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!

I like this one.  http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00001143

I'm so glad to have the site back. 


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12643 times:

While it's a wonderful website, the thing that really kills the fun for me are the absolutely obnoxious advertisments. I can't stand the stupid audio ads which interrupt whatever it is I'm listening to, and I have to mute my speakers before I go on there. I enjoy looking at those designs that people put up, but not enough to stand those annoying ads. As such I only very rarely visit, sad to say.

Cheers,
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineGiancavia From Vatican City, joined Feb 2010, 1303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12573 times:

Stuff like this is easily recreated on sites like deviantart and flickr, Where you can join groups and get a tonne more views then you work ever would on cardatabase.

User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2757 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 month 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12520 times:

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 15):

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 12):
Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!

I like this one.  http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00001143

Oh God! Looks like something from the Jetsons!   



Cabin crew blog http://dolefuldolegirl.blogspot.ie/
User currently offlinejeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 11662 times:
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Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 11):

         That just made my night! One look at that thing and I bust out laughing.

As for those livery/aircraft combos, I do believe a few actually became reality. Most notable example to me:

The concept:
http://www.aviation-design.net/?id=856

The reality:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Thomas Posch - VAP




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User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9032 times:

Sorry to necro post, but I see no reason to create a new thread for the same subject.

MAP is down again.

Any ideas folks?



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2378 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8834 times:

Quoting garpd (Reply 20):



The site seems to be very skitzophrenic lately.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8581 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD DATABASE EDITOR

The answer:

Hi all,

Sorry for not having the site online for some days. There was a scheduled powerdown in the area due to new construction sites nearby. It was planned for 3 hours. Unfortunately there have been powerdowns about every 4-6th hour, and sometimes even a phase missing.

The first times we started and recovered the site again to normal operation, but to spare the servers some strain on the hard crashes as the UPS:es are running out of battery and doesn't have time to recharge properly, I decided to keep the site down until it was all stable again.

No powerdowns since yesterday, so the site is now back online "for real". =)

Regards,
Henrik


http://www.cardatabase.net/discussions/read.php?5,4571



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