Sorry I came to this discussion so late.
I have thought about this rule a lot, and in the early days of AN
, I would have run afoul of it a number ot times. However looking at the recent thread, started by Sam Chui, and carefully looking at the wording of the rule, I feel that it is sometimes used a bit harshly. For example would these be ruled bad double or even triple.
They are of course taken of the same aircraft on the same day from the same place. One is landing and two are from different sides and a completely different motive. Of course I am assuming(!) that they not be turned down for other reasons. Only two photos of TF-EIR in the database -(yet). Note that number one has already been uploaded to the queue.
I have a photo of TF-FIO landing (gear down on final) in the database. Another shot of the clean aircraft taken over a different town on the same flight was deemed bad double.
Is this really how the rule should work? Maybe the fact that there were 82 shots of TF-FIO in the database at that time, worked against this photo.
Still I would think that the spirit of this rule is to preclude cluttering up the database with views of the same aircraft in the same flight maybe 10 seconds and a couple of thousand feet apart as well as almost the same view taken a couple of days apart by the same photographer.
I know that many people might point to some of the old series that I uploaded in the earliest days of AN
, but then there were no rules like that, and even not against names on the photos. Maybe one should remove such photos or try to reupload them with improvements, but then one would run afoul of the BD
Hope for some more constructive discussion on this.