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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

rhuns wrote:
Nice improvement to home page and tightening of space on photo pages.


Really? I can't see any difference in what main and photo pages looks like last 3 weeks.

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: ricox rejections board ;-)
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: ricox rejections board ;-)

I think "motive" makes it unacceptable, at least for this screener. Compression means that there is visible jpeg artefacts - I don't think I see one, but may be screener referred to the grain on tarmac at the bottom and to the heathazed tops of trees in BG. Also nose gear (and whole plane'...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: General announcements & discussions
Replies: 297
Views: 124152

Re: Photographer(s) Feedback on the new site

Top page photos are resized dynamically if you change window size. This means top photo which is originally 1024px wide can be anything from 457px to 1243px wide, and quality lack generated by such manipulation is quite obvious.

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Needless to add to that inability to solve in a month A.net banner issue for photos uploaded after Anexit, which force lot of photographers to put ugly watermarks on photos.

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Petition, bring back the old site.
Replies: 34
Views: 3150

Re: Petition, bring back the old site.

speedbored wrote:

But just saying it is "unusable", when other people are clearly managing to use it, really doesn't help at all.


Image

This dogs "are clearly managing to" live this way. So what?

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Petition, bring back the old site.
Replies: 34
Views: 3150

Re: Petition, bring back the old site.

The new site is not usable. ... ...Maybe if I voice my opinion enough something will get back to the way it used to. Meh Perhaps if people made more constructive criticisms, your suggestions might be used to improve things. Comments like "not usable" or "hard to navigate" help n...

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by kulverstukas
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 15345

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

Thanks guys. Also seems a lot of problems with incompatibilty of site and IE11

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by kulverstukas
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Throughout history, the reading standard has been black/dark blue on white - books, newspapers, most magazines -as a published writer, that's how I want my text to appear and the reverse of that would seem to be what we have on a.net now. mariner Except, and it was discussed millions times since, f...

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by kulverstukas
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: ricox rejections board ;-)
Replies: 26
Views: 2976

Re: ricox rejections board ;-)

Do you know that your embedded photo opens in 1920x1080 size? So there is no way to judge quality, blurriness and sharpening issues of the original upload? It's why I stopped even think about participating in any activity except "site related quarrels" until they repair this (as Kas said) ...

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by kulverstukas
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Faster way to show you a rej photo
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: Faster way to show you a rej photo

As a side note, never before I seen one photographer occupied all five top shoots slots at A.net. So or your photos are of outstanding interest for the world, Steve, :) or contribution to this site ceased dramatically :(

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to remove "similar topics"?
Replies: 11
Views: 5213

Re: How to remove "similar topics"?

If it was there on the old site then it is news to me as I never saw one. You did, just it was much smaller and now when anything is so big it's quite annoying. As a suggestion to developers, it's makes sense to put similar topics down bottom navigation string (and possibly find a way to collapse -...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 15345

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

I refer to five top photos which rotates on main page. What can be much clear? You can however answer that you don't see any wrong with them.

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 15345

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

vikkyvik wrote: So if I don't like the changes, I won't spend time here. It is what it is.And this is the best way to bury site fast. To be clear, that's not my intent. I hope the site continues on, actually. I just may not visit or participate as much. Who knows. I don't want to bury A.net too but...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

New" A.net problems are not in pantone color of forum background So, please enlighten us of what you consider to be the main issues? Issues that has not been stated that we will fix? A lot of things got fixed with this update, and more is coming. One step att the time... I can't, my post sugge...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

kulverstukas:Any resized photo, including those in rotation at main page and "thumbnails" which now too big to have "nails" in the name looks awful. I don't get what you're trying to say. kulverstukas:Cosmetic? Inability to photographer to check rejected photo because it looks l...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Sorry if I am repeating a question but I still get the impression that the photos since the upgrade still lack quality!? They seem slightly out of focus? On the public pages, all photos are the same quality as they were uploaded in. And that's how we see them during screening as well, in their full...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Kulverstukas, I get just as much ads logging in to JP As I do here, actually I get the exact same ads so I think they use the same provider. Suppose that's ok since it's not DM which seems to be the main issue. Incidentally, their forum has white background as well with lots of empty space, but tha...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 15345

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

... I'm not posting much at all right now, and I'm not uploading photos at all. Not reading the forums much or looking at photos much. Basically just skimming the few threads related to the site upgrade. +1 (and now this site deserves such kind of language :twisted: ) So if I don't like the changes...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

the site has been changed to show the photographers work in a more focused way... Matthew 7 20 it has been changed for our forum users since the old forum software was buggy and crashed several times every year. ... While the site sure isn't perfect, further development is being made. Ok, one thing...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

lol moderators at work... posts referenced to other aviation photography sites now get removed. So one part of old A.net is back! :lol:

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why can't I stay logged in?
Replies: 39
Views: 2689

Re: Why can't I stay logged in?

Opening site through main page sometimes keeps me logged and sometimes not. Opening links to forums always makes me logged out. Kas, concerning developers spending time on site repair, and as many times pointed that nothing changes (almost nothing to be honest, some thing were mended if not totally ...

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by kulverstukas
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Given how obnoxious everyone has described the ads as-- I never saw them as I've had an adblocker on the whole time-- they're more likely assuming that every savvy regular user is just going to use an adblocker one way or another.... those ads aren't for making money off regular users, but visitors...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

ArmitageShanks wrote:

You're a fantastic spokesman for the company by the way. You faithfully follow and carry out orders from your superiors without question and with zeal...


...for free!

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

ArmitageShanks wrote:
How is talking about the way a company does business or the methods they use to generate revenue against the rules?


First rule about DM rules: newer discuss DM rules.

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Can we please put a rest to all the DM-is-trying-to-kill-off-A.net talk. This is NOT the case. Isn't it a time then to close and delete all threads about how awful new site is, erase all "whining" and start heavily premoderate open threads for everything except technical questions and bug...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

scbriml wrote:

They wouldn't need to do that. They own the site, they could simply just turn it off if that's what they really wanted.


Except it will be quite difficult to write off debts and explain such move to shareholders. Look wiki about DM and their business.

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

It would be very easy for DM to do it without making it known, and justify folding A.net if they reduce it to a hollow shell first. My impression over the past couple of years has been that they are not happy with the site's revenue generation anyway, and spending half an hour of dev time and $17 o...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

On one side I'm glad to see someone not removing their photos for a change (I personally never get why people do that, it's free exposure that requires no extra effort?) It has very simple explanation - imagine that you as an artist sign agreement to hang your painting in museum for free. I think y...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1336607 Why was that thread heavily edited and many posts deleted that broke no rules? It is now locked. Why is this? They were only discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed offer. Oh, another huge nail in the coffin of A.net...

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by kulverstukas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

look at it as someone daring to try something new to break old patterns, unfortunately their vision was not met positively in this case. If no one ever tried anything new we would all live in an amish world... Yes, it's now everywhere, not in this field of internet sites only. I need reliable and s...

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by kulverstukas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

And everything written in this thread was pointed out during beta and staging phase. As Angad already said, you are a better man than us. "I would've walked the second they pulled that crap." However DM management had a strong belief in the new design, and I have been in that position mys...

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by kulverstukas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Just wanted to add my two cents here.... Please list all questions that you feel are of low quality, that we should censor for being stupid. Tell us what an acceptable question should look like. Please tell us what the minimum qualification for joining our forum should be, so we can draw a line of ...

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by kulverstukas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 8438

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

Ok, just swithced from IE to Firefox to install your style. Unfortunately, I'm not as excited as rest of posters in this forum. Site is still awfull - it's not your fault, speedbored - with poor quality photos on landing page. Also I don't know why but fonts looks coarse and unradable in Firefox at ...

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by kulverstukas
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

As a business model of making more money from advertising this site doesn't need professional contributors any more. With it's huge photo base and earned reputation it will lasts about two years from now just farming clicks from one-time visitors coming here from internet search and old links. On co...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net 2.0?
Replies: 50
Views: 3837

Re: A.net 2.0?

Ok, so I make a week off the site and returned to check what's changed for better today. NOTHING. Sorry for crew (not a much of crew really, couple of people, personally Kas and John) who tried to hold the shitwave. Sorry for community - I get ONE PM about somebody is interested in alternate way of ...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net 2.0?
Replies: 50
Views: 3837

Re: A.net 2.0?

And I didn't say that the majority was happy either as we do not know where the silent mass stands. Silent mass always stands on right side. Let us see if your traffic will rise or fall in couple weeks. First Class will be back, and advertising as businessmodel is not really unique in these days, f...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net 2.0?
Replies: 50
Views: 3837

Re: A.net 2.0?

Unless you can show 130.000 registered users in those topis, or 450.000 visitors you do not have the majority of the community. In other words, as only about 1-2 hundred members said their "ewww" in forum, rest of 129 800 registered users do like new design and are happy with changes. And...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

We are. This is an ongoing process and all images wll definitely be retrofitted with the copyright bar. This is an item that can and will be retroactively applied to the images - it had been previously decided that this functionality was not required . It appears to me that there was an oversight/m...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net 2.0?
Replies: 50
Views: 3837

Re: A.net 2.0?

A majority has not expressed their opinion about the new site at all. They do. 03 Apr: viewtopic.php?p=18848365#p18848365 25 Jun: viewtopic.php?p=18960823#p18960823 And our management, and us in crew, have written numerous times that we will continue to develop the site into something that resemble...

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by kulverstukas
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I can imagine you might feel a bit lost at first, but once you get used to it it's fine. I notice I'm already getting more and more settled by the day. Plus some changes will still be made to the layour for easier viewing. "They cut my left leg and right arm off, and in the beginning it was ve...

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by kulverstukas
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net 2.0?
Replies: 50
Views: 3837

Re: A.net 2.0?

I think it's time to bump this up. We now have an idea what A.net 2.0 looks like. And majority of community doesn't like it. Personally, I have an idea about crowdfunding project of buying out A.net from DM for making it #1 aviation photography site of the world again, but based on totally different...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I really like my hammer with its fiberglass handle. Stronger, lighter, won't crack, waterproof, termite proof and so on. I have hammers with stainless steel head and fiberglass handle since early 2000th... Unfortunately for marketing people it still looks like new and works well. So they stop selli...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Anyone still using IE by choice in this day and age is simply behind the times and probably not comfortable with installing a plug-in anyway. Okay, I'm old and rusty. I just have much more things to do in my life than learn any new fancy whistle IT people think will be good for me. If some tool mak...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Also to report another bug, I get logged out of main site every time I finish session, but stay logged in at forums. Weird. UPD: Site hangs up at me when I try to choose airline at upload page - both from drop down or by entering first letter(s). UPD2: Seems it keeps trying to resolve DB search (I p...

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Revelation wrote:

The 'odd man out' is Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but as my tech support team at work keeps telling me, even Microsoft isn't using IE any more.


I don't give a f**k about MS, but majority ( > 50% ) of people still use IE (or Edge which doesn't support plugins in non-techpreview version yet).

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by kulverstukas
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

EA CO AS wrote:

Seriously, everyone - if you're interested in getting the forums back to the usability they once had, try speedbored's Chrome plug-in for this site. It makes it much more user-friendly.

Unfortunately, not everyone uses Chrome (Firefox, Opera) and it's not available for IE :(

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by kulverstukas
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 347374

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

2) As developers ask to post examples of old URL not working, will they make old pattern of pictures direct links like "http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/X/X/X/XXXXXXXX.jpg " functional again? Yes, they should work again (also see the issues FAQ). If you have any links t...

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