AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 846 times:
Most airlines offer special programs for their best customers.
In the last 6 monthes, Johan has introduced the "respected user" system. I think that he should now reward the authors of the most beautiful pictures and of the most indepth analysis or most interesting trip reports with the creation of a Airliners.net Gold Membership.
I really think that some of the members here deserve a better thing than a long 'respected by' list.
I think that these premium members should be choosen by the airliners.net managment team, and would enjoy symbolic treatments such as a enhanced profile page for exemple.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 760 times:
I don't see too much future for this idea: Who should judge? On picture quality, yes, there Johan can choose good photographers. But what about forum contributors? There is always a second opinion - there are always counter-arguments. I also wouldn't approve of the "quantity instead of quality" contributors getting gold membership status, just because they HAVE to make comments on EVERYTHING posted. Sorry, but I just don't see this as an improvement, unless only photographers receive this award. And they are already on the quick lane photo acceptance list, so that's enough elite for this site.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 698 times:
Why must we divide up the list and create popularity contests on this forum? I mean yeah, there are quality photogs here with quality pictures and there are people who write eloquent, poignant, informative, and inteligent posts vs. those who just write about why they would like United to order 50 A380's and fly to 3 a day to their home airport in Otumwa, IA because that would be really cool, and we know who these people are. However, why feed people's egos by giving out tacky awards? Everyone should just be equal on this forum.
N-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 675 times:
This seems a lot like the shot-down "User Seniority Rating" idea from a while back. I feel it's a terrible idea.
Johan, I appreciate everything you do for the site. But anything more than a "Respected Users" list for prolific users will just start wars. And you know what I always say- Make love, not war. Unless that other party just won't get off your back.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 668 times:
Who said anything about popularity contests? All I'm interested in is press credentials so I can take better pics. For instance, this summer's Paris Air Show is open 8 days, but only 3 days for the general public. The other 5 days are for industry types and members of the press only.
Question: can Airliners.net provide press credentials? Does it cost something?