TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 54 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 22773 times:
Please could I urge you to ALWAYS try to complete the "construction number" field when uploading in future?
I you use the "I Fell Lucky!" button (which everybody should, and may soon become mandatory), then you will be presented with an option of construction numbers to choose from.
If you don't know the number, then please may I ask that you spend a moment visiting the excellent (and regularly updated) http://www.airlinerlist.com ?
Always list Boeing and McD construction numbers in full (eg 26310/2680).
The information may be irrelevant or superfluous to you, but it is extremely valuable information for the airliners.net database. It takes only 10-20 seconds to look the information up each time, so it's not too onerous.
If you do not complete the info, then one of two things will happen:
1. We (the screeners) have to look the information up for you. Not only is that tedious for us, but it also means the screening slows down to a crawling pace.
2. Your photos are accepted without complete info, compromising the completeness of our database. Our correction editors will then have to spend countless hours adding the information in.
So, please, please spend a few seconds per upload to get the information entered.
Thanks very much!
TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images
Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5542 posts, RR: 66 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 22643 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW HEAD SCREENER
Even have a pre-check on Airliners to see if the same aircraft has been uploaded already.
Me.........I don't care for construction numbers at all but feel it is my duty to try and find them as the field is there for completing. Some people out there keep track of these and I am happy to enter the details for them.
QF747 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 164 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 22626 times:
During my early days of uploading I was one of the people who use to do
747-4... or 767-2... However, in recent times I believe that using the "I Feel Lucky" button, also helps me keep the pictures complete on my computer's own database. So I agree with the screeners above, that when ever you upload the photos please fill all fields including the construction numbers.
Also I think if anyone still does 747-3.. or anything like that when uploading their photo, it should be rejected for "baddata".
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 22606 times:
QF: Do remember there are many photographers on here who primarily shoot at Boeing Field, or Toulouse. As such, data such as the full (737-QYZ) type and construction information might not be available yet. That should not stop someone from uploading a photograph however.
Screeners: I have many photo's of partially painted Boeings in the database, that have now been painted and delivered. Would you like me to research the full type & construction number information, and submit corrections? I have been thinking about this recently.
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 54 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 22592 times:
Bronko: We do, of course, consider the availability of the full-version information before rejecting for badinfo. For example, I screened the new "AirBridgeCargo (Volga-Dnepr) Boeing 747-2..." this morning, and I was unable to identify exactly what the version should be. But it is important enough that we should add it anyway. When the full info becomes, I certainly hope the photographer will send an update ("correction").
Yes, in the interests of keeping the database thorough and accurate, we'd like you to send "corrections" for your partially-painted pics.
TZ Aviation - Aeropuerto de los Banditos Team Images
Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 22541 times:
Mia77: That is a great idea, something I would find very useful. I will usually do a search for the aircraft after the autocomplete fills in the data, to cross check the data, especially when it offers multiple choices.
Karlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 22527 times:
I always try to fill in all fields when uploading a photo.
But sometimes I discovered when I press the "I feel lucky" button now c/n is available while the c/n number does exist in the database with the registration.
And second, I recently added all c/n to my photo's
Jakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 27 Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 22491 times:
I just visited airlinerlist.com for the first time after Tamsin suggested it....and it is a terrific source of information! It took me about 1 minute to find the c/n for a UA triple-seven that I had picked out at random from my collection. I would like to echo Tamsin's "plea" for people to enter this information in when uploading pics...it takes barely any time at all, and it is such a benefit to the a.net database.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3073 posts, RR: 15 Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 22484 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW HEAD DATABASE EDITOR
As a corrections editor, I would like to second Tamsin's request that you supply complete c/n info when you upload photos. If you have been unable to do this in the past but are willing to supply corrections now, please do so. Although a backlog of 7,500 corrections exists, there is no queue whatsoever of "photographer only corrections." If you send in corrections for your own photos, they will be processed within minutes at best or in a few days at worst.
And to reiterate, please list Boeing and McD construction numbers in full (eg 26310/2680)! Although simply writing "26310" is better than nothing, you'll make our lives much easier if you simply add the number in full. No exceptions for Portuguese spotters! (You know who you are!)
In the meanwhile, the corrections editors will continue to work throught the database to supply c/n info for the older photos of various aircraft and airlines. Just as an example, I've recently added the cn to all the Valujet, original "Frontier", United & Delta DC-8s, and Delta DC-9 photos, among others.
So you Europeans don't feel left out, I also managed to get Peter to add Titan Airways & Astraeus to the drop-down list on the main page. More improvements will come soon.
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 32 Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 22421 times:
As much as I personnally have no use whatsoever for the C/n, I make a point of honour filling it.
However, as Karlok said, sometimes, the "I feel lucky" button does not give the c/n, even though there is already one in the dB. Oh well, in those cases it takes me a mere 30 more seconds finding the right information (at least, I don't have to leave A.net)
Google is a terrific tool. In the last three months, only one aircraft failed to give me its c/n through it. In that very case, I added a special note to the screeners, explaining no c/n could be found by traditional means, and they perfectly understood.
Lindy Field, you can be afraid, I am currently going through my DR400 list (a single prop absolutely not standardised on A.net... ). I have over 50 of those in the dB. Some have their c/n, most don't. Anyway, most of the information on them is non standard, so be prepared to see a huge bunch of dB corrections in the next days (I must note although that all of those DR400 have had their c/n if they have been uploaded less than 8 something moths ago )
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 22410 times:
It's great when photographers submit loads of corrections for things like the cn, each single entry improves the quality of the database and makes your photos easier to find for visitors
Surely you photographers want all the data with your photos to be complete?
And it does help us - I've added recently all the cns for Bmibaby, and that took quite a while, and there are only 434 photos of the airline in the database! I've got MyTravel and easyJet coming up, they're going to take forever
RG828 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 22358 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
I always enjoyed filling in the extra data, its educating and fascinating to find out the history of a particular aircraft. I do it for sheer pleasure actually, and Airlinerlist.com has always been a permanent fixture in my favourites list.
sometimes I get stuck though, take this one for example:
Cpn360 From Belgium, joined Mar 2004, 200 posts, RR: 56 Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 22280 times:
Just updated all my photo's in the database.
With www.airlinerlist.com and www.scramble.nl as mentioned above, you will find back all info needed for 99% of the aircraft.
But be aware when blindly taking over info that already exists in the DB: I discovered a lot of errors on CN, ln and aircraft versions...
What I suggest when uploading/updating, is that you check out other photo's and see most of them have for example the same CN/ln and if this is not the case, you can and must refer to airlinerslist/scramble.
Just my input of working...
[Edited 2004-04-25 10:12:36]
[Edited 2004-04-25 10:13:46]
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Bronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 805 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 22227 times:
"What I suggest when uploading/updating, is that you check out other photo's and see most of them have for example the same CN/ln and if this is not the case, you can and must refer to airlinerslist/scramble.
Just my input of working..."
That is why several are asking for a link to other photos of the same aircraft on the upload page, after you enter the registration number. Would be helpful, as many people do this to cross check data.