Mdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
Just a word of caution: Reply E-mails to strangers with caution.
Recently I have detected the "Remark" of one of my photos has been modified without permission. I am 100% sure those words are not my original typing. Although his/her modification looks more informative, we certainly do not want people to change anything with our photos freely.
The bad thing about the photo info correction form is that the only thing you need to change a photos's description is the photographer's e-mail address. So if someone got an e-mail reply from you, he/she may use it to do bad things...
So, beware of replying e-mails from strangers!!! May be a.net should do something with security issue?
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
As I understand it, anyone can modify the remark (or other sections) using the correction form and their own email address. I think, after some complaints, the editors agreed only to allow changes/additions of a factual nature from a 3rd party.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
Yes, but how will they know who is submitting the correction? Someone who knows what email I use can easily put that into the box making the editors believe I'm the one who is submitting the correction, when I'm not.
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
It's indeed a problem.
Suggestions not from the photographer
- we do not change the remarks field, unless it contains mistakes of course
- suggested corrections on aircraft types/locations/... will only be taken into consideration when we are 100% sure. You would understand this very good when you would sometimes see which pure lies are submitted
Suggestions from the photographer
- we do change the remarks when the photographer asks us. Of course, when the caption is full of interesting info and the photographer asks us to delete the interesting info, we may consider not to do it
- we check the corrections submitted about aircraft types/locations etc, but we are a bit more relaxed in them because we thrust the photographer more than all other people suggesting corrections
Of course, when I know the email adress of photographer X, and I send a correction using that email adress, we will be notified that the correction comes from the photographer while this is not the case. That's a problem of course...
Maybe a login form can help? Or a mail sent to the photographer when information to his/her picture is changed?
JoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
Frederic, how about an e-mail that's sent to the photographer to validate the changes before they are submitted to the database editors? It's not that often that you edit the info on more than one or two photos anyway so this would not put to much stress on any systems? Any thoughs from Tarq or Johan?
Sabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
Joakim: it often happens that photographers want to change the info on all of their pictures. Recently, a photographer added to all of his pictures the c/n. A bit difficult to get, as a photographer, 500 mails in one week to validate.
JoakimE From Sweden, joined Nov 2001, 408 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
Frederic, I was just using my own experience in that so I guess people do that more than I thought But that could be solved by having a mass-edit kinda page where up to say 50 IDs could be edited in one go?