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Use Of Autofill When Uploading Compulsory Or Not?  
User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6824 times:

Perusing some recent uploads, I came across a shot of a military aircraft of which there were already two photos on the database with full model, squadron code and c/n information - yet the recent upload lacked this information. This is not the first time I have noticed this occurring.

What is the screeners' view of this? I would have thought that creating such unnecessary work for the database editors should attract an unfavourable response.

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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 4028 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6808 times:

You always have to use the auto-complete function.
However, if you know more details than the auto-fill, just add them.


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4005 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 1):
However, if you know more details than the auto-fill, just add them.

Yes, and just correct or remove them if necessary.

For example, if there is more than one aircraft to choose from, the auto-fill will often fill in a construction number and code, even if these are unknown/non-existant for your aircraft.

Peter



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User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 982 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6767 times:

Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 1):
You always have to use the auto-complete function.

My point was that it seems you don't have to use the auto-complete function, i.e. your image may still be accepted even if you don't use it. Or perhaps a screener can't know without doing a database search whether a particular aircraft is already featured in the database?


User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

Don't think that there is a "must use" rule.
The auto fill option is not always usable in which case I just ignore it and type in all the info myself.
With my latest upload I got 3 or 4 different possible aircrafts but none I needed leaving me without much options other then "do it yourself".



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