Occasionally I cruise the aviation photography forum and give advice when I feel it's warranted. It's great to see new photographers putting their first photos up and asking for help. And it's great to see long-time photographers also putting up their photos for advice.
There's one thing that really gets me, though -
Why do people link to their photo via the upload queue, and then pull the photo from the queue, thus cutting the link to the photo so nobody else can see and comment on it?
I'd like to see photographers use some other hosting source, such as the Airliners.net profile image hosting, to link to their photos in threads. Or even sites like Flickr, or even Photobucket.
Here's an example of a thread that cut the link:
My First Uploads To Airliners.net (by Sajmon Aug 5 2007 in Aviation Photography)
...And now I can't go back and see the photos the thread starter was talking about.
My point is this - photographers need to link to some other source, so that we can view the photo even after they've pulled it from the queue. This probably won't amount to anything, but how many of you would be in support of a rule to prohibit the linking of photos in the queue via the provided link?
[Edited 2007-08-06 17:14:30]