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User currently offlineNBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2918 times:

Why does this photo have so many views?


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Photo © Felix Sieder



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User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2725 times:

The photographer was wondering that himself a few days ago. We never figured it out.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2691 times:

It's an exceptionally clean shot. Good lighting. Good contrast. Clean aircraft. Just prior to touchdown or take off.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2669 times:

I can think of two possible reasons:
1. It's the newest member to the NW fleet..... and we know that are a lot of NW fans in the forum.
2. It's a damn sharp photo! Nice and clear.


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2633 times:

Perhaps a thread such as this one drives up hits? It got one from me. Big grin

User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2617 times:

Those reasons were all mentioned, but we decided that that alone could not possibly account for it's being on page one of the All-time popular shots.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2610 times:

Sorry,

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.

Question is.... WHY ?


User currently offlineErasmus From Italy, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Perhaps somebody made a link to it on a very popular website?
Seems a logical explanation.


User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Someone also featured it a few times in a few forum questions.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Its jumped over 3000 hits this week, VERY, VERY ODD !

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

It's up to 104063 views.. I agree, its fishy.. BUT, I will also say that this pic is THE BEST one of a NW CRJ I have EVER seen.. So that may be part of it..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Ha ha. I don't know why, but I find it so funny that photographers are bitching about number of hits on other people's photos.

User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

MIs515:

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.

LZ


User currently offlineFilip549 From Sweden, joined May 2001, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

i dont know ...i cant see any special about that photo

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
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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.

For example:


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Photo © Nick Jacobs



Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2028 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.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Yes, but it would slow down, not start getting even more hits !!

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2007 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.

This could be the same.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineVickybiccy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 212 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Just speculating here...

but could it be because its at the top of a thread??


User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

arsenal@lhr,
that pic is really cool, much better than the rj.
no offense to those rj lovers, that pic is not worth the hits it got.

what a boring shot, and just another red tail.







ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineIlikecrashes From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

i bet it was a link.
"Free XXX!"
that would work for a couple days


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