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Upload Page Is A Real Pain......  
User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 47
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

I have been uploading to this site more than 2 years now and have pretty much enjoyed it so far, not that I am going to stop, but nowadays it takes ages for the "http:www.airliners.net/addphotos" / upload page to load.

I have asked some fellow a.net user about 2 months ago and it seems that everyone has the same problem.


Is this gonna stay this way, or is there improvement on it's way.

Vasco G.

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

I agree Vasco

Itll load the space for the file path but itll stall for a bit for all the other stuff to come on....I dont know why the heck it does that. Its not an user speed issue too because im running Cable not 56k and it stalls for a while.

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
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Also when returning to the upload page for more uploads, some menus always reset (airport and aircraft type).


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User currently offlineVIR380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

I too have noticed how long the full page takes to load up ... i have in the past just put it down to "accessing" the relevant place on the server ..

i have just uploaded an image and it took 6 minutes to load the page fully  Confused even with broadband connection !

but still , there may be a fault there may not be .... only Johan perhaps can answer that !

It could also be the amount of people accessing that page ..


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Well as I stated in an earlier thread, for me it is a whole lot worse. In addition to the long load (which never happens) I keep getting those dreaded 'screen freezes'. Frankly while I hate to see anyone else suffer, I am however relieved to see that a few others are having difficulties as a result perhaps now these problem(s) might be addressed.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

it is slowest during the sites busy times, which seem to be (in my local time, Pacific time zone) 6am to 1pm. If you do it in the middle of the night it loads much faster. Maybe give it a try on off-peak hours.

User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Here's another suggestion that relates to the upload process (and may be augmenting the problem).

I just had a bunch rejected for a minor, technical infraction. I repaired the problem and went through the whole (re-)upload process from scratch.

Is there any way we could, for example, just re-upload the image only? So this way you don't have to re-enter (typing or cut 'n paste) ALL the information over again. It took me an hour to re-upload 10 images yesterday. And one of them got rejected again because, despite typing the correct information in the "Aircraft and Other Aircraft Generic" fields, my 727-022 image showed up as a Boeing 022! REJECTED! Badinfo! (So I re-re-uploaded it with proper info.)

Maybe there could be a "re-upload of rejected photos" page that is similar to the appeal page? Where all the info is retained and simply the image is replaced with a new one?

I think this would relieve a lot of workload from not only the photographers, but screeners as well as perhaps there won't be any typos or badinfo on the re-uploads. I can honestly say my mind was bleary from all the uploading I've done in the past three days and it was harder to detect typos...

Anyone agree?

User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

exactly 2:42:46!!!!!! 3 minutes!!!!

and by the way, I´m using DSL!

that´s the main reason that I don´t upload pretty much; even FRA gets some interesting stuff to show...


User currently offlineAtco From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 277 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3350 times:

Agree 100%,

Even with a broadband connection the page takes ages to load up (Although the adverts always load quickly Big grin )

I am in the bizarre situation that the page takes longer to load up, than it does to upload my photo !!

Agree to with the menu resets which can be a real pain.......hopefully the page will start to behave soon  Smile


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Hi All,

The whole site is slow today for some reason we have been having real trouble screening. You guys are lucky you want to try waiting for 50 pictures to load in one go!

I'm sure Johan has the situation under control, fingers crossed!



User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2769 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

yeah, it happens to me as well.
I find the best time to upload is around night time. Midnight seems to be fairly quick on the loading times, but how many of us will actually wait until then.

The Upload directory tab thing loads immediately, while the other menu colums take a while longer.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3300 times:

I have the view the medium sized photos because of the time it takes for a large photo to load (have cable modem BTW). I think we're all pretty much experiencing the same problems. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.  Smile

User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Hi all,

here is a good tip: in stead of using internet explorer 6.0 to upload your pictures you better use opera 6.05 (free)

Why? If you have multiple pictures and want to add another one with IE the info is lost but... with Opera all the information stays.

Maybe we can ask Johan to give us the full HTML-coding of the uploadpages so we can make a ghost-page to upload our pictures on let's say: www.mysite.be/a.netupload

Just an idea!



User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Well it is about 600Kb...

User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Same story on this end, takes a while for it to load!


User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Maybe it's just me... but I can't say I've ever had a problem with the upload page. Works just fine for me and on average I upload around 800kb size images using IE6 and cable modem.


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

The page always load for me, but takes about 2-5 minutes, I am on a dial up modem.  Sad


User currently offlineKarlok From Netherlands, joined Mar 2002, 839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Yes... I have to wait a while before the whole upload page is shown.
It always stops after the Select File field and then after a time the rest is shown

User currently offlineKingwide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 3162 times:

I don't know how the underlying page is constructed but I'm willing to bet that the data for the drop-down boxes comes from the database or some other offline storage, like a load of files holding the data. There's then a process which grabs this data and spits it out as proper HTML to generate the list boxes. IT's probably this code that's at fault. Possibly solutions are to optimise the code, the medium it's stored on or to render the page once and then cache that version and present it to everyone else.


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User currently offlineLuchtzak From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 468 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 3122 times:


this really sounds like an excellent idea. I allready tried to fit in the HTML-coding in my website. But I get stuck with 2 of the dropdown-boxes.
I believe Johan made it easier for the database-guys to arrange some menus.

Question for Johan: what about the idea of making satelite-websites around the world so the uploading-proces would go faster? Maybe you can e-mail 4 or 5 guys with a aviation-dedicated-airliners.net-spirited website?

kind regards,


User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

22 minutes and page still didn't upload fully, couldn't wait any longer, got to go to bed, never really had a problem 'til today.
I'll try again tomorrow!

User currently offlineAPP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Thought I'd have one more go before going to bed, this time page uploaded fully in under five minutes.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5036 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Same here....it does stall after the file select box and I have cable-modem ISP.

Also, I'm with ExitRow...I'd like to see a re-upload page to re-upload ONLY rejected pics where all the info from the original stays in. It would save photographers an awful lot of time....

so we can spend more time shooting  Smile


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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

On the subject of re-entering the info whe uploading, I've found that with IE6, when I place my cursor in the manual entry fields (i.e. Reg number) if I press the down arrow cursor key I get a drop down menu of ALL the entries I have ever made for that particular field, making the whole re-upload process considerably easier for me.

Of course if someone could furnish me with speed reading goggles.....

 Wink/being sarcastic

Hope that helps


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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Got one suggestion abt the upload page..

When we first load it, could we just save it on our hard disk and fire it up whenever we want to upload it? Not sure if this would work.... anybody knows???

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25 Post contains images Manzoori : Problem with that is (I think) that when the database is updated for different aircraft types, as seen recently, then the locally saved version will b
26 Administrator : Hello, I am fully aware of the "beast" the upload page has become after years of adding more and more information and functionality to it. We are work
27 AKE0404AR : Thanks Johan for the input. I guess we all are looking forward to it. Vasco
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