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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Here's one of my shots that was accepted over the weekend to the database.


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Photo © Tim Perkins



My original comments included this sentence: "Southwest shows their utter disdain for AA by refusing to touch up the paint job on this ex-American aircraft."

Was I too over-the-top with that silly sentence or was a.net overly-sensitive?


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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

The comment was gratuitous and false. If it was an attempt to be funny, it failed.

In short, the screener's action was correct.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Thread starter):


My original comments included this sentence: "Southwest shows their utter disdain for AA by refusing to touch up the paint job on this ex-American aircraft."

Tim, IMO I don't think you were over the top with that comment. It's obviously a humorous attempt (which, I'll admit, it got me to chuckle) and should be taken as such. I'm with you on this over-sensitive screener. With over 1million pictures here, I'm sure we're bound to find other comments like yours if we had the time.


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

Viv: It was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but I accept your criticism. If everyone agrees with you, then I'll know I screwed up.

Thanks,

Tim



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Reply 3):
Viv: It was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but I accept your cri

Tim, no offence. Perhaps my post was a bit over the top!



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

I'm indifferent to the comment, but can see how someone may think it innappropriate.

Nice shot by the way, like the joint detail.


Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1265 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
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Quoting ,reply=4:
My original comments included this sentence: "Southwest shows their utter disdain for AA by refusing to touch up the paint job on this ex-American aircraft."

Tim,

You are entitled to your opinion and if that what you thought when you created that body of work, it should stand. If you had claimed this aircraft to be an A320 or pointed out a totally irrelevent fact then it needs to be deleted.

While you claim is subjective or conjecture it is built around the fact that the silver is showing because it is a ex AA aircraft....it is quite easy to see your comment is meant to humor the reader...unfortunate censorship of your work.

my 2 cents.

 Smile



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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Suresh: Thanks. By the way, I've been a secret admirer of your work. Your space shuttle shot was my desktop for a long, long time.


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User currently offlineA346Dude From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1265 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

I'm going to have to agree that it was clearly a joke. A mistake to delete the comment, IMO, but that being said it really isn't that big of a deal either way.


You know the gear is up and locked when it takes full throttle to taxi to the terminal.
User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

This photo had its comment changed:

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Photo © Andy Martin - AirTeamImages


It used to say; "One of O'Leary's old clunkers burns up nearly 10000 feet of runway 27 to get airborne for Dublin whilst the vague shape of a VDA AN-124 lines up at the other end nearly two miles away"

It now says: "An old Ryanair 737-200 burns up nearly 10000 feet of runway 27 to get airborne for Dublin whilst the vague shape of a VDA AN-124 lines up at the other end nearly two miles away"

Whilst I am aware a.net policy says that the comments can be changed, to me the comments are an important part of what the photo is about, and unless there is gross defamation, lies or inaccuracies they shouldn't be changed. And that 737 IS an old clunker!

Andy


User currently offlinePaulinbna From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
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I had one comment changed from " I thank my wife for putting up with my detours" to nothing at all.


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User currently offlineYanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2149 times:

I had this one deleted. "New registration to the database." To nothing now. ??????

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Photo © Agustin Anaya



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting Yanqui67 (Reply 11):
I had this one deleted. "New registration to the database." To nothing now. ??????

That's rather irritating. They should have left it in there. While I do hate it when people shoot a photo of some G/A aircraft like a Cessna 152 and they put "First shot of this aircraft in the database!!!", your shot is a CRJ - an airliner - and that comment should have stayed in there.

After clicking on C/N 7768 I see that this CRJ used to fly for United and Independance. You should mention that in a new comment, and submit a correction.

Drew  wave 



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User currently offlineYanqui67 From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2005, 508 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 2101 times:

Hey Drew, just added the previous operators to the comment area. Lets see if it gets changed. Thanks for the suggestion.
Gus Anaya


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 2091 times:

I just want to re-emphasize here that I don't want this to be interpreted as still another screener-bashing. I'm in awe of the time and commitment they invest.

My purpose is simply to get input on my attempt at a humorous comment. Even if the majority of you side with me, I'm not upset. It will take much more to get me to criticize the screeners.



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User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting Skymonster (Reply 9):
One of O'Leary's old clunkers burns up nearly 10000 feet of runway 27 to get airborne for Dublin whilst the vague shape of a VDA AN-124 lines up at the other end nearly two miles away

 rotfl   rotfl 

Very good! I love these kind of comments (Andy, your shot at DMA about the dictator, http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0449326/L/ is excellent as well). Tim's comment is certainly funny and OK to me. These comments are a nice and very welcome break to the seriousness of a database.

Then again, that's what it is, a database of pictures, and I can understand why the rule is that some comments may need to be toned down.

Maybe the occasional thread with "post your own funny comment" in this forum might be a good alternative?


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Quoting Sleekjet (Thread starter):
Was I too over-the-top with that silly sentence or was a.net overly-sensitive?

Screener was right. But honestly, who reads comments anyway?


User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
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Oh, I do!  duck 
When I'm trying to upload a shot, I always try to find out the history of this specific aircraft. It is very interesting for me (especially for oldies and warbirds), although sometimes I find out some sad things: i.e. Aircraft crashed later on during its career..... Sad
However, one thing I don't want to read in the comment area: Look at window no. 10, you'll see a pax reading a book.

But I'm aware that like Jeff not everybody will like comments, but who is forced to read them if he doesn't want to read them?
Gerhard



I'd rather be flying!
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting Blackbird1 (Reply 17):
But I'm aware that like Jeff not everybody will like comments,

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the historical stuff, just not the "comments" as you mention. I have written my share of crap comments though.


User currently offlineBlackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
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Ok, Jeff, got it.
Concerning the comments, I admit, I have also written some silly ones. Oh well, the German beer does it job well.... drunk 
Gerhard



I'd rather be flying!
User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 959 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1859 times:

Andy

In relation to that RYR 737, I find it most surprising that it would have taken anything like 10,000ft to get airborne for a 40-minute flight to Dublin. At Dublin it would have got airborne at around 4,000-5,000 feet from the beginning of the take-off roll. Perhaps it lined up at an intersection part of the way along the runway?

Fergal


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