avroarrow
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Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:21 pm

I'll explain, I uploaded this one the other night because I was bored and I thought it looked kind of neat, but nothing special. It has been up for a day and has nearly 1400 hits. (No A.net record I know, but certainly a personal best.) This caught me off guard as I have other shots with a similar motive in the DB and they are nowhere near as popular. Just for the heck of it, here is the shot:

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Click on it if you want, or not, I'm not too bothered either way. But in the spirit of getting people to showcase their best unexpectedly popular work, please feel free to link one of your shots that took you by surprise.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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planephoto
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:31 pm

I saw that the other night... I think it was the angle that drew me to the image... great shot.
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AC_B777
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:36 pm

I really did not expect my photo of the crew rest area on a 747F to be so popular. Over 5000 hits so far.  Wow!


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AC_B777
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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:07 pm

Some strange things in the land of a.net :

2000+ views

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1700+ views


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1500+ views

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Go figure  Nuts

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Skymonster
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:00 pm

Views in part are down to the photograph, but are also down to when the picture is uploaded, how many other photographs are uploaded the same day.

Many people browse the database by the "Most popular in last 24/48 hours" view. If your photo appears on the database early in the day, it will be displayed in that view for almost 48 hours - from when its uploaded until mid-night Swedish time the following day. If its uploaded at just before midnight Swedish time, it only appears in that view for just over 24 hours. In the case of the late-upload, many other pictures the have appeared earlier on in the day will have already got a head start on in terms of hits, and therefore the new upload will be further down the list - the further down that view it is, the less chance of it getting high hit counts.

For this very reason, I am always pleased when my pictures first appear on the database in the early morning, and am slightly annoyed if it first appears on the database close to Swedish midnight! Big grin

Furthermore once a picture gets towards the top of the "24/48 hours" view, the whole thing becomes self-perpetuating. If its high up that view, there's a good change it'll get fairly high up the "weekly" view, meaning that it will be more easily noticable to those who scan the weekly view and will therefore be more likely to get yet more hits. And so on...

Finally, if your picture is uploaded on a day when there are few other acceptances, it will be noticed by more people and will therefore get many more hits. If your picture is accepted on a day when there are hundreds of acceptances, it will still be noticed if its exceptionally interesting but if its a run-of-the-mill sort of shot it'll get far less hits.

Hit rate therefore is partly about uploading interesting shots, but it can also be about when the picture was accepted, and what else was accepted in the same day.

Andy
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boeingholiday
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:05 pm

yes, my LTU shot which was yesterdays TOP1 and today "yesterdays TOP1"

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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:10 pm

Hmmm.... plugg!!!  Laugh out loud

I really knew that we'll get some pics here from one (or better two) Elbonian photographers.... but their shots always get klicked by me  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:18 pm

It's a public holiday in Elbonia so the other photog is probably still sleeping.
He'll be plugging as soon as he wakes up Big grin
But I'm in sunny DUB so I have to (fake) work  Sad
Will
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:04 pm

AvroArrow, I'm not quite sure but I think I saw your photo linked from a forum post where someone asked how they kept people from getting on the wrong plane. That might have gotten some hits. Nice shot too.  Smile
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:12 pm

Andy.
According to your view about the timing of the uploading, it means that hundreds or thousands of pictures do not get the attention / views they deserve, and are buried in the overwhelming amount of pictures on A.net! My pictures included!!! Well, nice we have the Photo Album section to drag those extraordinary shots out of the piles. The Editors Choice is only what Johan finds extraordinary.
I have a standard photo of an Air France B747 which unexpectedly skyrocketed to the 5000+ view in a few days, and then suddenly stopped. Must have linked to another site for a time period.
 
EGGD
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:04 pm

Yes...


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I expected it to get maybe, 300 views maximum, or less...
 
707CMF
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:34 pm

Well, the other Elbonian photographer was not sleeping, he was hiking the 'Dent du Chat', a mountain that overlooks CMF.

I went up with a friend to eat up there, with a magnificent view over the mountains, the lake... and the airport (and the glideslope ILS18).

When we were there (1h30minutes hiking up), I explained him that there was virtually no traffic in CMF in summer, when out of nowhere, I hear jet engines. I look down, and there was a Privatair BBJ breaking for runway 36. I had no camera (would have been useless as I was too far), and virtually no time to go back down before she took off again !

I won't plug here, but I am quite mad at myself !!!

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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:35 pm

Remember that IBM commercial that screened in Elbonia a little while back ? quote : "Bonjour, je m'appelle Antoine et je suis stupide..."
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707CMF
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:37 pm

Anyway I called Christian, and he told me Jean-Louis managed to shoot it !
 
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:08 am

My biggest surprise:

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What is so special in these seats with tired passenger on a 10 hour flight? No idea for me. Almost 10000 hints.

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aagold
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:27 pm

If any one took me by surpise, and a few have, this one probably tops the list.


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I almost didn't upload it because the distance was so far and the images so small I thought it would get rejected. But it totally surprised me.

Art
 
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:42 pm



I can not figure out why this image is my most popular when I think I have some better static and aerial images.....


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Yes and this is another shamless op for another plug....this image is also my first to reach the 3000 mark.

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planeboy
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:35 pm

Yeah - I had "unexpected popularity" a few decades ago.

I've been enjoying it ever since -

I was lucky and found it with a pretty girl...

I still pull her hair and struggle with acceptance sometimes...

We all wanna have fun with things we look at -

And things that we touch...

TO EACH HIS OWN !!

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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:20 pm


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Can anyone explain?

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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:38 pm

Take care Danny, otherwise you'll get accused by "cheap hits" Big grin lol
 
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:43 am

Rsmith6621a:
Yours is an easy explanation.
Railfans and modelrailroaders...someone has probably posted a link on some website(s) or magazines specializing in those topics.
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JayDavis
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:15 am

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why this shot of mine is the highest hit total I have. Yes, it is more or less rare, but I just don't get it.


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Oh well............

 
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:04 pm

THis is my most populair pic, can see why though  Wink/being sarcastic


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vir380
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:40 pm

Lee "Can anyone explain" .... nope ... it may be linked to another site ...

not to take anything away from the shot , it is very clear etc.. you just never know.


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not the best shot in the world but a good few hits  Smile

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CPH-R
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:14 am

Lee,
it is being used in the signature of a regular poster over on AVSIM.com's forums. Whcih is why it has so many hits. (I think the link only sayd G-MIDY, so people are curious and clicks the link).
 
737heavy
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:53 am

Aha! Thanks I figured it was a link somewhere but I couldn't find it. I have found the username now and yes he has a link in his sig to it not that I'm complaining. I should send him a print as a thanks to all the extra views he's given me.  Smile

Regards

Lee
 
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 10:24 am

AAGOLD....I was one of those views before I viewed it again. I think that picture is truly amazing! Great Job!
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:36 pm

Rsmith6621a:

Rather than a "Beluga" Transport like Airbus has, Boeing uses freight trains to haul sub-assemblies of their aircraft to final assembly plants in Renton or Everett. In this case the 738 fuselage is built in Whitchita, and then shipped to Renton to be assembled with wings, engines, avionics, etc. More such photos can be found at http://www.railpictures.net . Just type in "Boeing" in the search field, and you'll find some pics.

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gerardo
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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:35 pm

I have been surprised twice.

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I even asked in the forum, why the ATR picture was that popular. The solution: the author of an A.net article used it in "Flying the ATR" http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=17

But why the Swissair A332 got so popular (it was "Most popular in the last 24-48h"), I don't have any idea at all.

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RE: Ever Had "unexpected Popularity"?

Mon Aug 18, 2003 8:56 pm

I don't understand why this photo of mine has 12,000 hits while others which are similar are in the low hundreds....


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