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User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

One thing that annoys me is when people submit "corrections" for my photos' remarks and they get changed for no real reason.

Sometimes I'll put in a joke or a personal remark that gets deleted because someone has no personality and can't tell it's a joke or is overly sensitive because of a word.

I had a photo that I mentioned Hitler in a non-offensive way in the remark. The worn paint looked just like a Hitler mustache. My remark gets edited then because of one person's or a tiny handful of people's oversensitivity. Hitler existed, deal with it.

Or the "airbus-style winglet" that appeared on a Delta 737 shot of mine. Yes, I know it was only the part of the Delta logo that made it look like that. It was a joke. I got hundreds of emails "correcting me" from people with no personality thinking I was serious. Then the comment from the photo was deleted because someone thought they were "correcting" me. At one point I was so annoyed that I took a friend's suggestion and began replying to these emails insisting the it was in fact, an airbus winglet.

I've even seen people make corrections to photos that weren't evn accurate. Saying one shot was tkaen at a differnet airport than it actually was. I'm pretty sure the photographer knows where they are.

I think the photographer should be contacted, or at least notified, of requests to change their info or remarks of their photos. Or I think this process needs to be updated somehow.

-Phil


Phil Derner Jr.
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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2037 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Spotters have a sense of humour all their own.


It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

I feel your pain Phil, I once had a friend come to SOU and I took some shots of his arrival. I uploaded them with a remark stating that he was on board, and they were changed. Pissed me right off to be honest. I also dedicated a shot to my Girlfriend, and that goddam remark was removed too.

I think this process needs to be changed or at least looked at.

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Thread starter):
My remark gets edited then because of one person's or a tiny handful of people's oversensitivity

We've got to be careful with remarks. An average photo gets what.. a few hundred views? But each photo must be viewed a lot more on search results pages, so lots of people are going to be seeing remarks. I don't know what happened in this case, but somewhere along the line, someone can't have been too happy with it. As an example, I've seen a few remarks in the past that have upset quite a few people, so these remarks obviously had to go. We can't just say "oh, it only upsets a minority, it doesn't matter", it does. I'm not saying your remark was upsetting (because I don't know exactly what it said), but we get visitors from all over the world and we can't have remarks that could offend people.

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Thread starter):

Or the "airbus-style winglet" that appeared on a Delta 737 shot of mine. Yes, I know it was only the part of the Delta logo that made it look like that. It was a joke.

Ah I remember seeing loads of corrections for that. I would have had no problems with that one staying, but we'd probably still be getting corrections about it (and you'd probably still be getting emails about it) to this day.
G-BOAB is currently sat at LHR, and we get so many corrections saying "the date must be wrong, Concorde stopped flying ages ago.."  Silly

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Thread starter):
I've even seen people make corrections to photos that weren't evn accurate. Saying one shot was tkaen at a differnet airport than it actually was. I'm pretty sure the photographer knows where they are.

Not always! Lots of photographers accidently upload with the wrong location, I've dealt with about 5 location corrections today alone. If anyone submits a correction changing a location, I usually email the photographer to check with them, unless the photographer sends the correction or unless it's obvious which airport it actually is.

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 2):
I once had a friend come to SOU and I took some shots of his arrival. I uploaded them with a remark stating that he was on board, and they were changed.

Yep, we've been there (that thread in site related) and said that this removal must have been a mistake, and these remarks are fine.

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 2):
I also dedicated a shot to my Girlfriend, and that goddam remark was removed too.

That one was rightly removed, see this thread:
I Think It Is Ridiculous To Ban Stuff In Remarks! (by Blackhawk144 Apr 21 2005 in Site Related)

On another note, URLs aren't allowed in signatures Phil  Wink

Hope this has answered some of your points.

Tom


User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

I saw the Hitler comment and my first thought was "that remark won't last long". I didn't think anything was wrong with it, I just figured mentioning the Hitler name would sink that one as some people can't handle that stuff

I get alot of comments for my photo where the Cessna is too low on approach and some people actually have told me that kind of approach is normal. Anyone who aims to do something like what is in that photo is DANGEROUS!

It is amazing how many people out there always feel the need to be right or try and one up you.


User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

You're NEVER going to please everyone all the time. Sad, but true! Perhaps people should lighten up a little though, take things with a pinch of salt so to speak.
Spencer.



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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Thread starter):
I had a photo that I mentioned Hitler in a non-offensive way in the remark.

I knew your comment would be deleted when I saw it.

By the way, once the Reg. of one of my pics was changed to the wrong one...you could see on other pics I got accepeted from the same day...

Just my  twocents , Georg.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Hey Phil,

I just got this pic accepted and some of my remark was edited out.


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Photo © Nicholas A Vollaro



Not much you can do. The photo screeners here have a thankless job so I play by the rules. I am just glad this one got in!


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