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Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:17 pm

Why does this photo have so many views?


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BWIrwy4
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:22 pm

The photographer was wondering that himself a few days ago. We never figured it out.
 
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yyz717
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:26 pm

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

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:26 pm

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.
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watewate
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:33 pm

Perhaps a thread such as this one drives up hits? It got one from me. Big grin
 
BWIrwy4
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:33 pm

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.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 2:36 pm

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 ?
 
erasmus
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Mon Apr 15, 2002 11:42 pm

Perhaps somebody made a link to it on a very popular website?
Seems a logical explanation.
 
penguinflies
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Tue Apr 16, 2002 8:00 am

Someone also featured it a few times in a few forum questions.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:57 am

Its jumped over 3000 hits this week, VERY, VERY ODD !
 
airlinelover
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 3:29 pm

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..

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mls515
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:15 pm

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.
 
LZ-TLT
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:57 pm

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
 
Filip549
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 4:59 pm

i dont know ...i cant see any special about that photo
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 9:15 pm

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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caribb
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:53 pm

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.
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:59 pm

Yes, but it would slow down, not start getting even more hits !!
 
EGGD
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sat Apr 20, 2002 11:15 pm

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.

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Dan
 
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 1:39 am

Just speculating here...

but could it be because its at the top of a thread??
 
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 10:46 am

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.







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Ilikecrashes
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RE: Why Is This So Popular?

Sun Apr 21, 2002 12:33 pm

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

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