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by Ikarus
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Collection of Wardair Canada aircraft models
Replies: 0
Views: 929

Collection of Wardair Canada aircraft models

I'm in the preparatory stages of a long-distance move, so I'm currently considering what to do with all the stuff I own. One of those things is my collection of aircraft models (mostly snap fit or die cast), including quite a few models of Wardair Canada planes. My collection isn't just made up of t...

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by Ikarus
Wed May 10, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone been planespotting at LHR on Saturday? Photo / video request
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: Anyone been planespotting at LHR on Saturday? Photo / video request

Here's the video I recorded inside the plane. Sorry about the less than steady camera (sadly, I don't have steady hands, so the vibrations of the plane got amplified): https://www.flickr.com/photos/federhirn/33674230294/lightbox/ Touchdown occurs around 1:10. I think I can hear the first set of whee...

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by Ikarus
Sun May 07, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone been planespotting at LHR on Saturday? Photo / video request
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Anyone been planespotting at LHR on Saturday? Photo / video request

Hello On the off chance that anyone's been taking photos or videos at Heathrow yesterday (Saturday, 6th May), I'd be very interested in any photos or videos of my plane landing - Turkish Airlines 777-300ER operating TK1985 from Istanbul. The reason I'm asking is that the landing felt bumpier than us...

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by Ikarus
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tools for video shot in portrait (vertical) format?
Replies: 0
Views: 470

Tools for video shot in portrait (vertical) format?

I'm trying to find some (ideally free or very cheap) tools to do fairly minor editing to some (HD) footage shot in portrait / vertical aspect ratio. Any suggestions or tips? I intentionally filmed vertically (not on a smartphone, but a camera on a tripod) because it suited the subject matter (planes...

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by Ikarus
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane Spotting Tour Company - London
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Re: Plane Spotting Tour Company - London

I'd consider it, depending on the price. I'd probably be more interested if I didn't live in the UK. Have you tried offering a package on an app like Showaround?

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by Ikarus
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Madeira (accommodation) tips for aviation enthusiasts
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: Madeira (accommodation) tips for aviation enthusiasts

I decided to post a slightly improved & more in-depth planespotters' guide to Madeira on my blog.

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by Ikarus
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 16 Movies Pilots And Aviation Enthusiasts Love
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Re: 16 Movies Pilots And Aviation Enthusiasts Love

Well, I agree with Airplane! on that list... I would have added Flight (the Denzel Washington movie) as I thought it was compelling and authentic (up to a point) in its depiction of the lead-up to the accident. Also, as mentioned by tb727 and klm672, Airport - an absolute must. I recently rewatched ...

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by Ikarus
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Madeira (accommodation) tips for aviation enthusiasts
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Madeira (accommodation) tips for aviation enthusiasts

Hello! It's been a very long time since I last visited airliners.net. I hope I picked the right forum for this... Accommodation Recommendation I visited Madeira earlier this month, primarily to watch planes. I stumbled across a superb planespotter-friendly AirBnB accommodation in Madeira , which is ...

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by Ikarus
Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 First Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 5807

RE: A380 First Flight

(made a mistake in this post)

[Edited 2005-04-01 18:16:45]

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by Ikarus
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dimage Z20, Finepix S5500 Or Luxmedia 4008?
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

RE: Dimage Z20, Finepix S5500 Or Luxmedia 4008?

Thanks for the advice. After looking at the dpreview website, I suspect I'll try and go for the Fuji camera... in a few months, if prices drop a bit.

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by Ikarus
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dimage Z20, Finepix S5500 Or Luxmedia 4008?
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Dimage Z20, Finepix S5500 Or Luxmedia 4008?

Hi Does anyone own any of these 3 cameras? (Konica Minolta Dimage Z20, Fuji Finepix S5500 or Praktica Luxmedia 4008) I'm trying to figure out whether they are good quality for all round use (not just, but of course including planespotting), and which of the three is likely to be the best quality and...

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by Ikarus
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Albums Improved!
Replies: 52
Views: 2725

RE: Photo Albums Improved!

Aaaaaaargh. Now I have to rename all my albums, find out which photo IDs I used as headlines, and amalgamate all the double and triple albums back into one..... There goes a weekend in the future. Well, the improvements look nice. Pity there was no e-mail sent out to users. Also kind of ruins the su...

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by Ikarus
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks For 2004 & New Photo Stats Page
Replies: 32
Views: 6386

RE: Thanks For 2004 & New Photo Stats Page

Nice one. But clicking on the coloured bars does not actually bring up the pictures in question, for some reason it always returns invalid searches (at least from my personal profile - the site one works fine) Don't you ever get worried that the current airliners.net growth trend - being exponential...

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by Ikarus
Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Add A Link To The New Menus?
Replies: 1
Views: 1526

Add A Link To The New Menus?

Hi,

since the menu bar at the top is now much more comprehensive since the redesign, would it perchance be possible to include a link to the photo albums under the "photo" tab? That way, they'd be quicker to access...

Thanks,

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

RE: Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar

Hmmm. Only 200? I better treat mine very carefully then and sell it in 2010 on ebay as collector's item, eh?

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by Ikarus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A Photo Album Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 538

RE: A Photo Album Question?

The problem with photo albums is that they store the information (i.e. which images belong to the album) inside the URL. If that URL gets too long, browsers cannot cope. If the album is larger than 200 photos, in my experience, then all pages after the first will not be displayed. (For some reason, ...

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by Ikarus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A Photo Album Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 538

RE: A Photo Album Question?

Keep album size below 200.

Regards

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

RE: Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar

I once asked for the price (wanted to put some political propaganda ads online), but they were rather outside this student's budget...

Remember, it's sales, not site hits, that determine whether or not the advert is worth it...

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by Ikarus
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Mark Garfinkel's 2005 Aviation Calendar

Hello, you might have noticed adverts on airliners.net lately advertising Mark Garfinkel's aviation calendar. I've just received my copy, so I thought I might be audacious enough to review it... Well, first of all, the ordering was fairly simple. Payment via Paypal, no problem, but also no direct co...

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by Ikarus
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Typo In Article About Virgin's India Plans
Replies: 1
Views: 3038

Funny Typo In Article About Virgin's India Plans

<a href='http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4006545.stm' target='blank'> A BBC news article</a> covers the fact that Virgin is investigating opportunities in India, to possibly purchase 49% of a local low-cost carrier. They haven't decided which one yet. My favourite typo: <i>In addition to its maj...

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by Ikarus
Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Sales - Progress?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

RE: Photo Sales - Progress?

How do I know which ones are high-res and which aren't? Is there any facility to contact photographers and ask them to upload individual images as high-res, for poester purposes?

Thanks a lot!

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by Ikarus
Fri Nov 05, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Sales - Progress?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Photo Sales - Progress?

Hi, a while ago I asked about the Photo Sales - whether any big expansion / new features / more ultra-high-res pics were on their way. Henks (I believe it was him) promised that a lot would change during the next few weeks / month. So, with Christmas on its way, and my parents bugging me for a wish ...

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by Ikarus
Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Happened To The Photo Request Forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 928

RE: What Happened To The Photo Request Forum?

Due to low demand, it was killed off and replaced by the "Polls" forum.

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by Ikarus
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A380 And Wake Turbulence
Replies: 3
Views: 5011

RE: The A380 And Wake Turbulence

It is my understanding that the separations are not in fact linearly adjusted by weight, but in steps, by type. So I suspect very strongly that the A380 and 747 will simply be lumped in the same separation category together. Does anyone know how they treat Antonov 124s and 225s? I would think the A3...

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by Ikarus
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To File WTO Complaint
Replies: 33
Views: 2973

RE: US To File WTO Complaint

The BBC news story

Well. I suspect it'll be resolved within 60 days...

Regards

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Sat Oct 02, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Usage Of Photo For CD Cover (School Project)
Replies: 27
Views: 5967

RE: Usage Of Photo For CD Cover (School Project)

Songs that have something to do with planes / flying: Typically Tropical: Barbados Reinhard Mey: Ueber den Wolken Roxette: Seven-Twenty-Seven Don McLean: American Pie (about a crash) Lenny Kravit: Fly Away Shawn Colvin: Another Plane went down today The Beatles: Back in the US<acronym title="Swissai...

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by Ikarus
Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 4507

RE: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation

A different view would be: Armadillo is a little outfit of people who lack expertise in rocket design. They have altered their design multiple times by now, because none of them was very good. Originally, the craft was to return from space by parachute, but not very slowly. A crushable nose cone was...

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by Ikarus
Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 4507

RE: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation

Did the X-1 fly vertically?

Besides, please keep in mind I am purely speculating at this point. It's quite possible that there is no real problem, that it all just boils down to a clumsy yank of the controls at the wrong point in time.

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 4507

RE: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation

From a trip report I wrote a few years ago... <i>Short period oscillation (Pitch): When a plane is perturbed (disturbed away) from the steady (trimmed) state, and provided it is statically stable, it will attempt to return to the state it is trimmed to be in. Hence, if the pitch is increased for a v...

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation
Replies: 15
Views: 4507

Reasons For Starship One's Roll - Speculation

Hi there I just watched the Spaceship One webcast on www.xprize.org, and the unplanned roll caught my attention somewhat. The test pilot later said he may have triggered it unwillingly by a clumsy flight control input, but I thought I'd invite some speculation about the cause anyway. In particular, ...

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by Ikarus
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners During Cruise - Supercritical Wing
Replies: 1
Views: 3582

RE: Airliners During Cruise - Supercritical Wing

There is usually a zone of supersonic flow. The key about supercritical wings is that they have very weak normal shockwaves when decelerating the flow - so they decelerate the flow to just above Mach 1, then there's a weak shock, and the flow continues just below Mach 1. You can see the shadow of th...

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by Ikarus
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Fewer Users With High Respect Rating?
Replies: 28
Views: 1578

RE: Fewer Users With High Respect Rating?

It merely means the guy with an <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> of 100 is having more and more users respecting him, so his lead grows. Since his <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> is fixed at 100 and can't get any bigger, all the others hav...

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by Ikarus
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stars On Airliners.net?
Replies: 9
Views: 787

RE: Stars On Airliners.net?

Okay, it might or might not be coupled to an advert that says "Winner Winner Winner" and flashes in (epilepsy-inducing) red and white. The problem is, the stars are not in the ad, but all over the rest of the screen, rather distracting and disturbing when trying to read a forum post or looking at a ...

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by Ikarus
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stars On Airliners.net?
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Stars On Airliners.net?

Hi

For some odd reason I have multicoloured stars (some blinking) flying across the screen of my airliners.net browser window. Two other windows are open, but without stars.

Can anyone explain why?

Cheers

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC Overbookings; US & Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 3497

RE: LCC Overbookings; US & Europe

European Low Cost carriers do not generally overbook. They do keep the money and the taxes for no-shows, though. However, now that they allow changes to bookings, they might also change their policy on overbooking (pure speculation on my behalf). I believe there was talk about an EU regulation that ...

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by Ikarus
Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sinsheim Museum Buys Russian Buran Shuttle
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

RE: Sinsheim Museum Buys Russian Buran Shuttle

According to the article, they bought 2 Burans. One is Buran 002, a prototype that flew several atmospheric flights, and apparently was displayed in Sydney during the Olympic games, then leased and shipped to Bahrain, but the lessor never paid, so it got stuck in legal arguments. (Much like the Cana...

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by Ikarus
Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Covering The XPrize Launch Attempts?
Replies: 0
Views: 3309

Anyone Covering The XPrize Launch Attempts?

Hi Next week, there'll be two attempts to win the XPrize: Scaled Composited will launch from Mojave, and the da Vinci Project will launch from somewhere in Saskatchewan. Are any airliners.net photographers planning on attending / photographically documenting either event? (Don't forget to allow phot...

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by Ikarus
Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Afss Up For Bid...On EBAY.
Replies: 9
Views: 3812

RE: FAA Afss Up For Bid...On EBAY.

Boy, that guy is in for a big surprise when the auction closes. Final Value Fee will be huge...

Regards

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

RE: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)

Personally, I think the fact that there were <b>only</b> two complaints is really depressing. It shows the sad state of British society... And as far as I'm concerned, encouraging a hate campaign can never be a joke. Banning someone from flying an airline because he did his job can never be a joke. ...

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

RE: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)

I merely wanted to make sure no one gets misinformed by this post.

No, I don't think it matters when they put up the ad, but you seemed to think it was current, so I wanted to correct that impression.

Regards

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

RE: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)

To be fair, I should point out that the advert is not a current thing. It was sent out at the time, and it's just the processing of the complaints (two of them, among all their newsletter readers, I believe), that took so long.

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

FlyBe Hooligan-encouraging Ad Criticized (Euro 04)

Hi Just thought <a href='http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3678610.stm' target='blank'>this story</a> might be found interesting by some people: FlyBe is being criticized by an advertising watchdog. Apparently, FlyBe sent out an e-mail newsletter encouraging people to harass the referee of that football...

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by Ikarus
Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Respected Users
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

RE: Respected Users

Yes, but some of the links are made by users who want to piss off others. Some users have put those with opposing viewpoints (their nemeses, if you like) on the RU lists, because that seriously annoys those users.

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by Ikarus
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photobox - What's The Current Status?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

RE: Photobox - What's The Current Status?

I tried it before, but it didn't work. Photobox is simple, reliable, the prints are of a standard quality, and I can order the photos at sizes of my choice. Photographers may have to ship from abroad, may not offer large prints (due to loss of quality or because they won't entrust a lab with the fil...

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by Ikarus
Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photobox - What's The Current Status?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

RE: Photobox - What's The Current Status?

Expect a lot to happen within a month.


Henks, any chance you could put a post in this forum, or reply to this topic, when it has happened? That way, I'll know when to start shopping...

Cheers

Ikarus

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by Ikarus
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

RE: Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...

Aloges: <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, first of all, I did not create any of those images. I merely link to them. They are being hosted on www.clickpix.de. Secondly, while I am in agreement with them or find them amusing, they are satire (the BMW thing and the keyboard) or photos ...

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by Ikarus
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

RE: Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...

Klaus: I doubt the moderators are seen as entirely responsible. They are seen as partially responsible: In this case, they had editorial control over their discussion forum and did not exercise it until prompted. So they permitted libel in an environment entirely under their own control. The solutio...

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by Ikarus
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Airliners.net - Liable For What Its Users Post...

Hi I've found <a href='http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3644610.stm' target='blank'> this BBC article</a> rather enlightening: Technically it means that the editors (forum admins) of airliners.net could be held liable for any and all posts put online by its users, and sued for libel if the mods...

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by Ikarus
Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photobox - What's The Current Status?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

RE: Photobox - What's The Current Status?

OK, Just one suggestion for a feature that might be useful: Would it be possible to have a list of photographers (or, I guess, individual photos) that recently joined the photobox scheme, somewhere easily accessible? Just like the "Airliners.net welcomes the following new users" list at the top of t...

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by Ikarus
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: The Anti-Catholic Rants On Here.
Replies: 6
Views: 968

RE: The Anti-Catholic Rants On Here.

It would be kind of funny if those two men, both equally as bad as each other (and occupying a joint number one in my most hated list) would actually declare a propaganda war against each other. I would absolutely love it. As pessimist, I don't believe there's any confirmed news of the Pope official...

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