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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3397 times:
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Has anyone ever written to you to complain about some comments you wrote under your photos?
It's happened to me a couple of times now...
Sometimes I try to write funny or witty comments under my photos to make it a bit more interesting, but some don't seem to understand and write me, even using obscene language...
The most recent one was for my photo of the Libyan A300, which is ex-Egypt Air, with a Jordanian registration, so I made a comment on "Arab solidarity" and presto, some smart guy thought he needed to yell at me.
I've nothing against constructive feedback, don't get me wrong.
Please share your experiences if you want to.

Konstantin


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

I'd yell right back! I had like 4 people email be about my remark on an ERJ. I had "jet powered puddle jumper", and a few pilots got on me about that, and that it can fly far etc. I finally removed it.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4024 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Same here, with the comments I made about DL's current livery. I said something to the effect "Deltaflot's horrible new livery! " well, needless to say that got a lot of DL employees and supporters a little irrated, I was receiving e-mail after e-mail....and none were supportive of my comments. Well I caved and finally deleted the comments. I still stand by my opinions though...That is one ugly livery!

Sorry DL guys!

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

You can't pleasure everybody so if you don't like to receive that comments just don't comment your photos. If you like to comment your photos that way, you better be prepared to receive opinions.

Luis


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Round our way, we call ERJ-145s "Jungle Jets" because, well, in our imagination they're made in the Brasilian jungle. Next time I upload a picture of one I might add a comment to that effect... Wonder what sort of reaction that will invoke  Big grin

Then again, maybe I won't!!!  Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

Andy,

Jungle Jets, I like that one alot!!!!!!

CM


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4024 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Yeah, CO calls them Jungle Jets as well, in addition to 'Flying Pencils'.

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineNight Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Flying Pencils somehow found its way to the Metro's here in Perth WA. It made me laugh when I first heard it.

User currently offlineRindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

One time I got an e-mail from some guy who didn't like the fact that I wrote positive remarks about the beautiful backdrop here in Vancouver...
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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Rob Rindt

Whatever comment he made, it always had to include how something similar in the US was simply better (he listed many mundane examples), not because it actually was, but only based on the fact that it was in the US that made it better. I felt sorry for the guy... he was born in Halifax, and then moved to New Jersey... he was a jealous s.o.b, I think. When you have this
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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Rob Rindt

, who wouldn't be jealous ?  Laugh out loud

Regards,
Rob





What other people think of you is none of your business!
User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

I always appreciate technical comments; but comments such as "Isn't this beautiful", "See the pure thrust and power of these engines", "Climbing into a deep blue sky", "Rotating", "Landing", "Another departure to Europe", are a waste of bandwidth.

User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

FastGlass, at this exact moment I'm uploading photos with that kind of comments "Landing on rwy 28". Prepare yourself...

Luis
P.S. My english doesn't allow me for great technical comments.


User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 529 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

It's too bad that some folks have nothing better to do than complain about lighthearted comments like Fly-K made. And, the Deltaflot paint scheme sucks. I say, get over it and don't flame someone for making an offhand comment.

RE: nicknames for Metros-the best one I've ever heard is "San Antonio Sewer Pipe".


User currently offlineJasonm From Australia, joined May 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Hi,

As Fastglass metioned, I think comments like 'Isn't it beautiful' and 'I've been on this one a few times' are really un-professional and some are downright emabarraing!!! OK, I may have been guilty of this too but I only enter what is necessary in the remark field now.

But it's interesting that some people actually really getting offended in some parts of the world. Maybe we should be aware of the cultural differences of airliners.net viewers?!?!

Thats my 2 cents worth anyway!

Cheers,
Jason Milligan
Melbourne Australia


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Screw em, its your picture, say what you want...

tell em to take thier own pictures and do what they please w/ them


User currently offlineCathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Rotating.....

Landing......

Airborne....

Climbing....

so what you would like to see is just the registration?

Johan, delete the remarks field IMMEDIATELY  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Guys, get real..... you wouldn't believe the e-mails that come in commenting on how enjoyable it is to read the stories behind this shot, and I know Frank will second this.....

Be warned, I am about to upload some more shot.... might put in a few special dedications I think!!



User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3162 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
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Fastglass, Jason, please ignore my comments then. But you know, some amateurs even have asked me if that plane is landing, taking off, which runway, or time of the day, so why not mention it once in a while.
Once in a while, a few more words then the plain registration make it more personal in my opinion, after all, isn't this like "our homepage", and not just merely a database?

Konstantin



Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3114 times:

"Landing" or "taking-off" is a must as a comment. So is the runway so that people who watch it know where it is. A little story sometimes isn't too bad.
Some people comment to much especially when there is nothing to tell cause it's a standard picture. But you don't have to read - who cares?


User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

If you wrote "This is a photo", there'd be someone here who would contradict you  Smile.

Its your work, you can type what you want


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

PhilB, you can't write what you want just because it's your work. If must respect other cultures, if we could do whatever we want, our society would became an anarchy.

Luis


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Were I wrote "If must...", you should read "You must..."

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

Flying Pencils somehow found its way to the Metro's here in Perth WA. It made me laugh when I first heard it.

You mean the Metro 23's owned by Skippers Aviation?

They sure do!

EGGD

btw. Who cares what some photographer writes about his photograph. Someone goes out and critisize it they must be pretty sad. ITS A BLOODY PHOTO.



User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Mirage,

An artist, photographer, author can write exactly what they want about their own work. Its called freedom.

Respect for other cultures is a totally different issue. There was nothing wrong with the comment highlighted in the post at the start of this thread, it summed up the subject quite well.

Attempted censorship of this nature is anathema.




User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

ok, I think this is the kind of discussion where we're just going in circles. Art is subjective, so what you think can be well accepted comments, I may not have the same opinion. But I still think we should not make comments regarding relations between other countries such as "Arab solidarity" as these can touch politic sensible issues that we may not be aware of.

Luis


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Mirage & Phil

i see both sides but im a bit more with Phil on this one.

I agree, if i post a picture of a UA 737 and say in the remarks "I HATE STUPID PURPLE ESKIMOS" then thats just stupid; but i have a right to say that, even if it offends purple eskimos...

We cant avoid offending people, thats not to say we shouldnt try not to, but people need to quit crying about stupid things; political correctness is a spoke in the wheel of societal choas.

Im offended when people are forced not to say what they feel... whattya think of that??


CHRIS


PS. i dont really hate purple eskimos  Innocent


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3125 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Well Chris, I was educated to learn that if I want to be respected, I must respect the others. I don't say everything that goes through my mind, I try to be moderate, reasonable and not offending.

If you don't think this way, that's fine with me but be prepared for a life of conflicts.

Luis


25 Chris28_17 : I've had more than my share of conflicts, but i find it better than being a fake person... i have learned there is certainly a time to hold the tongue
26 EGGD : Good points, i think the simplest point to be proved here has been said before 'You can't please all of the people all of the time'. If you write some
27 BO__einG : Honesty is everything.. Well not quite but thats how I see most things as. YOu express what you feel Verbally with words. Ya some peeps will boot at y
28 Aussie : Guys, i had a very few onces .... one was about a Singapore 744 going home to Stinkypore ... The other one i just received today from some Mr. Wise gu
29 High_flyr69 : there is one major rule in trying to keep everyone happy YOU CANT !!!!!!!!!!! IF YOU TRY TO PLEASE EVERYONE ... YOU WILL PLEASE NO-ONE! this is someth
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