northstardc4m wrote:Well perhaps more concerning is for 5 historical registrations i searched, JP came up before a.net on all 5 of them? In most JP was on the first page, a.net was not?
TomTurner wrote:Its certainly true A.net came up first, and dominated, in all sorts of google search results at one time, not really so long ago. I believe A.net earned that result organically, for lack of a better word. It was quite popular and the "go to" site for a number of things.. as most of us know. I had (perhaps incorrectly, I don't know) assumed it was certain measures taken by Demand Media when they took over, and subsequent counter-measures by Google (taking aim at slew of sites) they felt were gaming the system in some way...but again, I could be totally mistaken.
tan1mill wrote:Allow me to explain why I quite this site.
First off, this is the first post I've made in years. I decided today to come back to see if anything had changed and found this topic.
The new site was a complete turnoff for me and I immediately stopped uploading photos. To this day, I have yet to upload any more....here anyway. Several features I really enjoyed are gone, some being the photo quiz and my own personal photo statistics. The way photo information was presented and the lousy photo counter (ex. 6K instead of 6,385) did not help. Seeing where people were coming from to view my photos is also gone. I found many of my photos being used illegally through that method. Paying to use the site is gone which has resulted (in my opinion) in a massive drop in the quality of the forum content.
I tried to give whoever owns the site time to fix these things, and from forums it looked like they would slowly come back. Well, they haven't, and unfortunately today I've found this site to be in the same sad shape it was when I was last here a few years ago. Chances are very high that after I make this post, it will be a few more years before I come back. That being said, I have always appreciated the time that many volunteers put into this site, especially the photo screeners. I had a lot of hope this site would someday rise up and become what it once was. That day has yet to come.
KICT wrote: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.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos