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User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1603 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.

Any comment ?


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User currently offlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Hmmmmm, that sounds like a great idea!  Big thumbs up  Wink/being sarcastic

KLM747 Big grin

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

It would be especially useful if the holders of such status can be deemed as members of the press - thereby able to get in close at the Paris Air Show and such events.

I like the idea. Johan, what do you think?


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 1517 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.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I say we just do away with anything of an "ego based popularity contest" idea. What purpose do they truely serve?

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1455 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.

User currently offlineDerek H From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

yep, i agree, these forums have just turned into high school....who likes who? who is liked by the most? etc etc...eh...its getting old....

User currently offlineN-156F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1432 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.  Big grin

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

One simple word: no.

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1425 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?


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

I agree with Ikarus. We'd get a lot of people posting fluff just to get this treatment. And a lot of the photographers don't regularly use this forum.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 12 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Whats the point? Jut so someonecan feel like a bigshot on an aviation website? I'm thinking NO on this idea as well.

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