Hkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
This happened with the AA 777 pic on the 1st page of the best photos of all time. It went shooting up like a rocket then just stopped. I questioned that pic and my topic was deleted. It went up way to quick to be normal hits. Something very fishy if you ask me.
The same goes for the above pic. It was only in the past month or so this pic got so many hits. Very, Very strange.
LZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1348 times:
I would refrain from doing comments like this, altough I am not a photographer, and this for a variety of reasons:
1. View count is exceptionally high. Just compare it to popular photos of last time. For example, photos of the aircraft crashed into WTC doesn't get as nearly these high counts
2. Fraud and abuse. If somebody has tricked the view count system of a.net which takes care to distinct one view from another, then it is absolutely inacceptable thing. Imagine a small script running somewhere on the net screwing up the views count by tricking the a.net counter, so the counter thinks, every time the script calls for the photo, this is a new view. Well, you know how much traffic and bandwidth costs? I used to work as sysadmin for an ISP and I know. And, might it be not so crucial for ONE small fraud script(if there is some), 1000 are a pain in the butt and net abuse at its worst.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7791 posts, RR: 23 Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1298 times:
The only reason i can think of why it's got so many views, is because it's a new aircraft type in NW's fleet. Other than that, i don't see anything special about this photo, there are far far better pics on the database than that.
Caribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1627 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
It was taken in Montreal at Dorval Airport where Bombardier's CRJ line is built.. it probably was one of the first pics of Northwest's CRJ since it had a Canadian registration on it. People probably just flocked to see the first pic of it.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12426 posts, RR: 40 Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
Most likely reason is that is linked from another website. I know that there alot of VERY popular pictures that aren't exciting at all, and they are linked to a German travel website, which we found out not long ago.