AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1106 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4302 times:
With respect to everyone involved in the tragic incident, and also to the admins (who I accept may be busy and unable to process the "normal" quantity of uploads at the moment), isn't it time we had some new "normal" pictures on this site rather than the new pictures just being cherry picked from those related to the incident?
For my own part, I'd now like to see some new pictures added which are just pulled from the queue as normal - as far as I can tell we've had little in the way of new stuff for three days now.
Sonic99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
Although I would tend to agree, there still is some sense of grief everywhere - at least in Canada and the US - regarding this unfortunate incident in New York and Washington DC.
Today (Friday) has been declared as a day of mourning. At least until this has come to pass it is my belief that many aspects of daily lives well reflect the general constraint towards rushing back to normality. So, IMO, this site should reflect the same. Give it another day or so.
AndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
OK, I'll reitterate. My request wasn't designed to be a criticism of the admins, nor did I hve any desire to upset anyone, Johan especially. I think that it was appropriate and important to pay respect to what has happened. However, not withstanding the admins maybe having other things to do, I personally think it is now time to try to get back to "normal", as the air transport system is trying to get back to some semblance of normality around the globe.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
Actually, this might be a good time for Johan to catch up on the long queue, because (and correct me if I'm wrong) I don't think there's as many NEW photos being added to the queue due to this week's tragedy.
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3896 times:
I think there are. All Americans seem to have gone out and scanned whatever AA or UAL 752 or 762 they could find (since those planes don't usually fly international non-Americans won't do this). Also, spotting outside the US does go on, albeit at a somewhat reduced rate. People are however catching up on backlogs of material as the queue is increasing steadily...
A380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3819 times:
I'm sticking my neck out here...but...
Can We Have Some "normal" New Pictures Please?
...especially as some of the recent additions from what I can only assume was the travel list (given that, in my humble opinion, they are not shots that screeners would have fast tracked as being of the highest quality) are not up to the usual high standards.
Dark, and often poorly lit from the wrong side, I can't believe there aren't many more shots more worthy of attention in the main queue.
I look forward to seeing all those great new shots soon.
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
Very few new pictures seem have been added in the last 3 weeks anyway - there are still 200+ photographers (before me according to photostats) and an ever increasing number of images waiting for final scan/approval - it was the same 2 weeks ago.
Not meant as a critisism but it does seem that the screeners get images processed in very quick time, only to have them sit for ages in the queue for final approval.
Perhaps the screeners should be allowed to add images directly to the database?? - to get rid of the queue