Airliners.net Wishing-List (by Jorge1812 Nov 6 2006 in Site Related)
I wonder whether photography members here would have more to say if they frequented that Forum more.
Recently I uploaded the following photo and two days after the event realised that I had made a mistake:
Photo © Paul Markman
I used the Auto Complete function when uploading and all looked okay initially. I fully accept that it is our responsibility as uploaders to check that the information provided this way is accurate - clearly database editors would have to be working full time to iron out all the imperfections. But even they could not have foreseen this issue - this particular aircraft has recently been painted, apparently for winter lease again to Saudi Arabian - hence the hybrid livery (definitely hybrid, not 'special' ). Of course, the Auto Complete produced the airline as 'Onur Air', but I should have uploaded it as 'Untitled (Onur Air)'. This only dawned on me two days after uploading.
I would have liked to have been able to go into my queue and make the change to that information. But here the only way to tackle this was to remove the initial upload from the queue, and resubmit a new file with the correct information appended. Thus my photo 'lost' two days in the queue. I have to admit I didn't like that, but the photo was not earth-shattering in the first place. I have been in similar situations where I would like to have amended a comment attached to a photo, whilst it was still in the queue.
I can imagine there will be some occasions where maybe a photo did not qualify for a priority screening, but was of particular interest. It seems a shame that both the photographer and the site should lose potentially important 'air time' - in this competitive environment of the Internet - simply because the facility to change information in the queue is not available to uploaders.
With the queue now steady at around 6 or 7 days to final screening, this seems a relevant issue to explore again. Also, importantly, such a facility might also reduce unnecessary rejections.
My questions -
* would it be technically possible/easy to create this option for photographers?
* would photographers see it as a worthy development to the site and one that should be prioritised?
I hope by placing the thread here this is an appropriate issue to raise and seek views from other photographers. I also believe Crew and Johan do read what is being discussed here, so if there is a general view that this would be a good thing then this may help move things forward.
All the best.