But A.Net had just started for a short period and they used almost any picture they could get, also Johan had the time to answer almost all the mails he got.
Times goes on and the site was growing and growing, the first complains where coming in the forum about a special list photographers who have special rights. In fact Johan used this list for the days he hadn’t much time and the stuff in this list was normally good quality.
Complaining goes on, the upload queue was too large. Screeners came in and were knocked down from the very first second they learned something new. Complaining goes on, how can you put more than 1000 pictures on the net in one day!!!! Nobody will see my picture now.
Higher standards was the answer for that problem. Queue grew, whining grew.
More screeners, more complains. Peter Unmuth gives a very good personal advice and he where immediate knocked down.
Sorry, but I’m sure that positive criticism will be highly appreciated by all members of the crew, but please DON’T SHOOT THE MESSANGER.
I think most of the screeners are more happy to smell the fuel and burning rubber in stead of judging your pictures, but someone has to do the job and they are there for you.
A.Net gives you dollars
A.Net gives you hits
A.Net gives nice contacts
A.Net gives sharing your hobby with thousands of people
A.NET GIVES FUN
So, I will thank all the members of the AIRLINERS.NET crew for the work they do for us photographers.
EBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4148 times:
Great thread George!
Good to see there are still normal people around who are not frustrated
A.net gives fun indeed. It gives the opportunity to meet up with dozens of people who share the same interest. People who think positive... and enjoy life... That's one of the great things about A.net.
The screeners are doing a great job IMHO (but it doesn't make you popular if you say it in this forum )... spending hours a week on screening in their free time to keep A.net the number one aviation site with a constant flow of quality images. Last year on average 214 pics/day were added, last month 268, last week 331... can't see why people are moaning?....
An-225 stalker: 1 x LUX, 1 x EIN, 1 x DXB, 2 x SHJ, 3 x CGN
George From Netherlands, joined Apr 2000, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4002 times:
First of all, I forgot a few things in my first message, please let starting to introduce myself.
Name : George Polfliet
Address : Wateringen the Netherlands
Local Airport : Schiphol Amsterdam
Shooting 1 : Very boring stuff, I'm not an artist like some other people on this web, I'm what you can call a database shooter, takes one site off the plane with the registration and a view tries to other positions. That gives me the very low average of about 150+ views out of 3500+ photos in the database.
But I don't care about $$$ stuff nor I care about hits on my pictures.
Shooting 2 : The equipment, amazing, not digital(!) and agree with many other people here the main thing isn't the equipment that count.
Yes, I have a lot of rejections too especially the last time, but I don't care, I can handle this. I have simply don't have the time to improve them. So if there is a rejection so be it.
Then I forgot something about Peter Unmuth (Sorry Peter) but there where photographers complaining about the "standard mails" e.g. what is blurry, can you be more specific? And peter (and others) gives the answer.
Oh, eh. For the Dutch guys, what are you thinking if airliners net doesn't exists was there an Amsterdam Gettogether in the first place?
Finally I have to look to my topic a few minutes ago and I found 18(!) positive reactions. Thank you guys but remember I'm only the messenger now. Please give the support to the A.NET crew, they deserve it, not me.
Wietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3962 times:
Nope, without A.net there wouldn't have been a Gettogether, and I wouldn't have met some great people. It gives you a chance to show your stuff, and I am proud to have 135 pics on here with an average of about 370.
We really have to get the positive vibes running again here...
Sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3941 times:
My interest for aviation went sky high when I joined A.net!!!
The interest were there before, but I was one of them who was at the gettogether last year, and it was a blast. That would never happen if it wasn't for Johan Lundgren and his www.Airliners.net