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The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:43 pm

Hello all,

It comes as a bit of a surprise to me that this issue is barely being discussed. But a few have noticed that the entire cardatabase.net website is gone and has been gone for about a month now. Along with it, Modified Airliner Photos has also disappeared, as it was hosted on the same site.

I remember when MAP was first created. It was borne out of a thread on airliners.net, with many of our users throwing in their two cents on the issue or volunteering their time and effort to get a new website, dedicated to livery modifications, fantasy schemes, or aircraft humour, off the ground. That was a few years ago and MAP was, as far as I could tell, outrageously successful. I loved the site and know many others here did too. New uploads gained popularity fast, and the site had a dedicated section right on the front page for the most popular photos of the day/week/month just like airliners.net.

Yet a month later, I'm wondering...where's the outpouring of support for a new site like this? Where are the people who worked hard to maintain MAP, is anyone discussing putting the site on a new server? anything?

It seems strange to me that a site built upon the effort of airliners.net members, with a loyal following, would just disappear, and few voices would speak up to say anything about it, or do anything about it.

If MAP has ceased to be for good, then a new one should be created. It served a niche that many enjoyed, and I want to see it return.

Is anyone else with me?

By the way, I am aware that two threads were started regarding MAP, but they were started a month ago just prior to the site's permanent disappearance, and moreover, had very few replies, hence my curiousity as to where all the support has gone, and why no one seems to (publicly) be doing anything about it?

[Edited 2011-03-07 15:45:08]
 
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:15 am

I was wondering where the website went too, I used to visit it all the time. I wonder if it can be restarted or if someone can re create Modified Airliner Photos again.
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:16 am

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
Yet a month later, I'm wondering...where's the outpouring of support for a new site like this?

It was a crap site from the get go. MS paint shit.

We get it....long fuselages, ten engines, ugh.
 
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:32 am

Well if it makes you feel any better. . .

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:36 am

Quoting Aloha717200 (Thread starter):
But a few have noticed that the entire cardatabase.net website is gone and has been gone for about a month now.

They are back up - a message on their forum this morning told of various ISP and hardware problems that took them down, but have now been resolved.
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:18 am

Quoting moose135 (Reply 4):
They are back up - a message on their forum this morning told of various ISP and hardware problems that took them down, but have now been resolved.

They must still be having issues cos I can't get the site to load.
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:29 pm

It was an interesting site. I wasn't too fond of the pics with things like a bazillion engines & stuff, but if you wanted to see what an IL-96 would look like in DL colours or something it was a lot of fun.
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:07 pm

Quoting wn700driver (Reply 3):

Guess they haven't worked out all the kinks yet.

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 2):

Lighten up man, it's supposed to be a fun site. Yea, some pics are very "amateurish" looking, but some were very good. And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:08 pm

Just checked...the main page comes up, but none of the pictures will load.

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 6):

It was an interesting site. I wasn't too fond of the pics with things like a bazillion engines & stuff, but if you wanted to see what an IL-96 would look like in DL colours or something it was a lot of fun.

Agree 100%. I liked to see what some of the airplanes UA never had would look like in UA paint. MD-80s, A340s, A380s etc...
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:34 pm

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 7):
And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.

  

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 8):
UA never had would look like in UA paint. MD-80s, A340s, A380s etc...

Oooooooooooh which livery, Batman?   
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:35 pm

Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
 
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 9):
And I for one get a kick out of the 300 ft long MD-80 series pics.


For you sir!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00000621
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:19 pm

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 11):
For you sir!

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...00621

Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:42 pm

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 9):
Oooooooooooh which livery, Batman?

My favorite UA livery was the white with the red/orange/blue stripe with the HUGE tulip on the tail. I hated the battleship grey...the newer livery was pretty nice. The latest UA/CO is a very clean look, but not necessarily attractive (IMHO). I would be beside myself with joy to see UA get the 747-8i in the old 80's paint.   
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Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:17 am

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
My favorite UA livery was the white with the red/orange/blue stripe with the HUGE tulip on the tail.

That's growin on me slowly, I liked all the other retro ones, stars & bars and all that jazz.

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
I hated the battleship grey...the newer livery was pretty nice.

Yes! Thought that was really ugly, the newer one was lovely & fresh.

Quoting TheBatman (Reply 13):
The latest UA/CO is a very clean look, but not necessarily attractive (IMHO)

Yeah, so boring. They shoulda kept the UA livery, much more bold & interesting. Oh well, still interesting to see the 744s & Airbuses in that livery.
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:27 am

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 12):
Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!

I like this one.  http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00001143

I'm so glad to have the site back. 
 
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Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:59 pm

While it's a wonderful website, the thing that really kills the fun for me are the absolutely obnoxious advertisments. I can't stand the stupid audio ads which interrupt whatever it is I'm listening to, and I have to mute my speakers before I go on there. I enjoy looking at those designs that people put up, but not enough to stand those annoying ads. As such I only very rarely visit, sad to say.

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Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:30 pm

Stuff like this is easily recreated on sites like deviantart and flickr, Where you can join groups and get a tonne more views then you work ever would on cardatabase.
 
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Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:06 pm

Quoting Aloha717200 (Reply 15):

Quoting aerdingus (Reply 12):
Hahahahaha!!! As if the MD80s weren't long enough lol!!!    Thanks for that!

I like this one.  http://www.cardatabase.net/modifieda...earch/photo_search.php?id=00001143

Oh God! Looks like something from the Jetsons!   
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Mon May 02, 2011 2:03 am

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 11):

         That just made my night! One look at that thing and I bust out laughing.

As for those livery/aircraft combos, I do believe a few actually became reality. Most notable example to me:

The concept:
http://www.aviation-design.net/?id=856

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Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:48 pm

Sorry to necro post, but I see no reason to create a new thread for the same subject.

MAP is down again.

Any ideas folks?
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Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:34 pm

Quoting garpd (Reply 20):



The site seems to be very skitzophrenic lately.
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:02 pm

The answer:

Hi all,

Sorry for not having the site online for some days. There was a scheduled powerdown in the area due to new construction sites nearby. It was planned for 3 hours. Unfortunately there have been powerdowns about every 4-6th hour, and sometimes even a phase missing.

The first times we started and recovered the site again to normal operation, but to spare the servers some strain on the hard crashes as the UPS:es are running out of battery and doesn't have time to recharge properly, I decided to keep the site down until it was all stable again.

No powerdowns since yesterday, so the site is now back online "for real". =)

Regards,
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http://www.cardatabase.net/discussions/read.php?5,4571
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Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:19 am

As of a few days ago I was unable to get to www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/ and I still can't today. Can anyone tell me what is up?
 
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Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:33 am

Its working for me...
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Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:41 pm

Quoting ggmmkkaavv (Reply 23):






As of a few days ago I was unable to get to www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/ and I still can't today.

I cant either, although it could just be my less than stellar work network.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm

It's working fine for me. Weird.
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:28 am

The link isn't working anymore  

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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:08 am

Thread re animation alert....


Anywhere to request a modified airliner pic? Ive tried some online modifications myself but to be honest Im crap!

And the website doesn't appear to work unfortunately.

Cheers.

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Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:38 am

The home page works, but everything else appears to be dead.
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RE: The Death Of Modified Airliner Photos

Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:57 am

Now everything is working - I can access all pics. While it doesn't appear any more photos will be added, at least we can still have a laugh at the extensive existing database.

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