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by dutchspotter1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What Kas is trying to say is that there are a few losers who constantly vote my photos, to make me look bad. It is ridiculous that so many standard shots of mine make PC. If there was a way to make my shots ineligible I would be all for it. Not sure how getting a PC award would make you look bad, b...

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

And as mentioned before the threshold is low - I would say (though I have no evidence for this) often 3-4 votes might be enough. I think there is much more going on there and that the story is different that one might think at first, for example as soon as any shot is positively commented by a cert...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I do agree with the first as well. But it is there, it was accepted, so unfortunately we cannot change it. So a bit pointless IMO. We all know it shouldn't be there. That's like saying if xy politician wouldn't have been there some stuff wouldn't have happened. Still they are there and doing their ...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Acceptance Time
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Photo Acceptance Time

It usually takes 1-2 weeks before uploaded photos are screened.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Unfortunately the photographer has put us between a rock and a hard place Although I don't know any further details, I think that could have been avoided if the photo was immediately rejected upon screening. I can imagine the photographer being upset when told that the photo will be removed after i...

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Just because some blurry shots go through it is like no reason that others are now acceptable? Honestly that is like arguing just because some were not caught speeding you feel the right to drive 100 where usually the Limit says 70 as well. I think the point is that it can be frustrating for photog...

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 263 Errors
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: 263 Errors

A database error is "Site Related". If the editors don't check "Site Related" then what's the value of it? This is what Kas wrote in a different topic approx. three months ago: Unfortunately the editors haven't had (and still don't have) their tools since the site relaunch. As a...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Still a spectacular uniqe shot might be accepted despite some issues. I believe there are other websites for that, e.g. airplane-pictures.net. Isn't the A.net philosophy to display high quality photos, regardless of whether these are plain landing shots or spectacular unique shots? I'm also curious...

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Priority Screening: MAKS 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Priority Screening: MAKS 2019

I think RIAT is already over ;)

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Politics Forum

Do you feel the entire Non-Aviation forum should be closed? Why discuss anything else on an aviation website? Exactly, there are plenty of other websites/forums/social media to discuss Non-Aviation stuff. A.net should stick to their core business IMO, which is aviation and photography. Anything els...

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

airkas1 wrote:
I knew this would be the photo concerned. It has our attention and will likely be removed. Obvious bad quality.

Instead of removing it, it has been made Photographers Choice? Can't take this stuff seriously anymore.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Politics Forum

Makes no sense to discuss politics on an aviation website anyway.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Still remains a mystery how such (obviously bad quality) photos are being accepted while other (higher quality) photos are being rejected. Sure, once could be an accident, but now it's starting to make people raise their eyebrows regarding the screening policy/consistency.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

It is indeed too blurry and was accepted by mistake. The photographer has been notified already and the shot will be removed. I have to agree that the angle and the motive are great, but in this case the quality just isn't there. Cheers, Miguel I guess the same applies to this one: https://www.airl...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide
Replies: 72
Views: 3917

Re: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide

Not sure if it has been re-uploaded in the meantime, but it seems to look OK on my screen at work this morning (contrary to my screen at home last night).

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide
Replies: 72
Views: 3917

Re: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Gulf-Ai ... er/5624073
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airkas1 wrote:
- Will still add a better compression photo.

Here is a good example as the sky looks quite blotchy (I'm sorry I had to pick this one :oops: ): https://www.airliners.net/photo/Gulf-Ai ... er/5624073

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8150

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

DYSK wrote:
Are you able to pitch any ideas to the developer/owner of a.net?

That woulde be of no use because the developer/owner has clearly shown over the past few years that he is not interested in making any enhancements to this website.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

Re: Motive - crop

Curious what you think about these crops (not my photos, just a nice casus): https://www.airliners.net/photo/SAS-Ireland/Airbus-A320-251N/5624503 https://www.airliners.net/photo/Blue-Air/Boeing-737-530/5624499 Re SAS: 1) OK, or 2) should be cropped tighter, or 3) should include the whole stabilizer....

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo re-upload
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Photo re-upload

Looks like the thumbnail has now been updated, but not the large version.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 219433

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

by no means is Airliners.net an afterthought for them Half a year has now passed in which there has been no evidence to support this statement. Virtually nothing has been done to improve the website, fix bugs, etc., at least not visible to the end-users, who in turn are the ones that bring in the a...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Schipol viewing Terrace
Replies: 1
Views: 1204

Re: Schipol viewing Terrace

It will actually be closed till the end of this year.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo re-upload
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Photo re-upload

Hello,

I just re-uploaded a photo and although it was approved, I am still seeing the old version. It concerns photo ID 1736616. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Kind regards,

Joost

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide
Replies: 72
Views: 3917

Re: Airliners.net Photo Upload & Acceptance Guide

Under Airline, there is mention of a second upload page, however that is no longer the case since the website make-over.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 4838

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Italy-A ... ER/5591835
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Speaking of quality standards, how come this blurry photo got accepted and even promoted on FB?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Italy-A ... ER/5591835

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image standards slipping?
Replies: 128
Views: 13663

Re: Image standards slipping?

I think the only flight tracking website with a large enough audience (comparable to FR24) is FlightAware, but they already have their own photo database. So I doubt they will be interested in a co-operation (would be pretty sweet though).

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trip report vs. flight report
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Trip report vs. flight report

Having never taken a good look at the Trip Report forum, I was a little surprised & disappointed to find merely reports about flight journeys. As this is mostly an aviation photography website, I expected trip reports to be about actual plane-spotting trips with a description of the airports tha...

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ontario in Brazil?
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Ontario in Brazil?

I doubt that since it is a drop-down menu in the profile settings.

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ontario in Brazil?
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Ontario in Brazil?

I didn't know Canada has been invaded by Brazil ;)
Image

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 3051

Re: How do screeners determine level?

BTW the runway slope at Paine Field runway 34L is 0.17% down (so approx. 0.1 deg is my math is correct).

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 3051

Re: How do screeners determine level?

I'm not sure if the photo has been adjusted in the meantime, but it looks more or less level to me: 1. runway is horizontal 2. lines at the corners of the hangar are vertical 3. line between the roof and wall on the side of the hangar is horizontal The shape of the hangar might also be a factor: it ...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best seat on Alaska Q400
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Best seat on Alaska Q400

Njyashar wrote:
And also which side of the plane should I sit in to avoid the sun causing a reflection in the photos.

Left side

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by dutchspotter1
Wed May 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Database Errors
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Re: Database Errors

Unfortunately the editors haven't had (and still don't have) their tools since the site relaunch. Any clue when those tools will become available to the editors? It is mind-boggling that such an important feature to maintain/improve the data quality of this website is still not implemented after al...

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by dutchspotter1
Thu May 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Album Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 7727

Re: Photo Album Maintenance

No

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by dutchspotter1
Sun May 12, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 81
Views: 8150

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Non-Av should not even be a part of this website IMO. Just stay with your core business. There are plenty if other websites to discuss Non-Av issues.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

I use center-weighted metering in most cases, this gives the best results IMO.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5604

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

dutchspooter1 - what exactly is "poor" about my Skyvan shot? I already mentioned that. But, it also didn't receive 750 photo views in a couple of hours (like the photo I questioned to start this thread). On average it sure did. And there weren't two identical photos added before it (again...

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5604

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

If you can post an example of me uploading a photo and getting more than a couple hundred views in an hour, aside from something that’s being promoted as new, then please do.. How about N80GB with 7K views within less than 24 hrs? It's a nice Skyvan, but nothing special and the light is actually qu...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5604

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

It is unfathomable that such a poor shot, of a nothing subject, would receive that many views, so quickly. I'm sure people are thinking that about some of your photos as well. Side-on photos of ordinary airlines at SEA that get thousands of views in a matter of hrs/days (even though the quality of ...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos not showing up after acceptance?
Replies: 187
Views: 46420

Re: Photos not showing up after acceptance?

This has been fixed, thank you.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos not showing up after acceptance?
Replies: 187
Views: 46420

Re: Photos not showing up after acceptance?

ID #5478777
ID #5478771

Can somebody please check?

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to Compose a Crop
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: How to Compose a Crop

It depends pretty much on the angle and type of aircraft. For side-on photos (like the Etihad Dreamliner) I think you should always include the entire aircraft (including the horizontal stabilizer), but for head-on photos you could cut out part of the wings and only include the fuselage and engines....

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Arizona Spotting Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 3436

Re: Arizona Spotting Trip

I've been to southern Arizona three times (2017, 2018, 2019). You can find the trip reports on my website http://www.aviaspotters.nl (I'm still working on the 2019 report but didn't visit too many new locations compared to '17/'18)). Of course you can find my photos on this website (https://www.airl...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2758

Re: How to get insider access for spotting/photography at public airports?

I think a lot of spotters who take photos at airside (i.e. "infield") arranged this through their job or connections. As a hobbyist/photographer it is usually very tough to get airside access at large airports but much easier at smaller (e.g. general aviation) airports. As a rule of thumb,...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Average screening time
Replies: 2
Views: 2776

Re: Average screening time

1-2 weeks

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Making Caption Mandatory
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Making Caption Mandatory

What info are you exactly looking for? Aircraft info and EXIF info are already displayed. Flight number, runway number and event name would be nice to know in some cases.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Changes to priority screening
Replies: 38
Views: 14266

Re: Changes to priority screening

With the amended rules in mind, I was curious why the following is not classified as priority: first visit at my local airport of a widebody of airline X, which otherwise only sends narrowbodies to my local airport.
In this case photo ID 5454273.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Album Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 7727

Re: Photo Album Maintenance

How about now?
Another issue regarding photo albums, why is there so much empty blue space below the photos in the album overview?

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 66
Views: 6382

Re: Site not secure

airkas1 wrote:
it says nothing about the quality of the IT team.

...but rather about their work ethic.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Decline in traffic to the site...
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

Re: Decline in traffic to the site...

A while back I ran into a group of spotters at PHX, all under the age of 18. None of them, not a single one, knew what Airliners.net was. They did however know about the "other site" and had hundreds of pictures there spread across them. Speaks for itself I think. I think part of the reas...

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