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.
Eksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1300 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2367 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW ARTICLE EDITOR
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."
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.
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!
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2145 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.
Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2097 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
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?
Blackbird1 From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 225 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
Oh, I do!
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.....
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?
Irish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 969 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1888 times:
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?