len90 wrote:Ultimately there is a simple "fix" to this issue to ensure there is no artificial top 5: Non newsworthy images should not be getting promoted within their first 24+ hours after acceptance.
vikkyvik wrote:len90 wrote:Ultimately there is a simple "fix" to this issue to ensure there is no artificial top 5: Non newsworthy images should not be getting promoted within their first 24+ hours after acceptance.
To be blunt, it's not going to happen. The crew actually tried this a few years ago - only promoting shots after 24 hours, so that the top 5 wasn't affected. That attempt was abandoned in fairly short order.
With shots getting fewer views overall now, it's even less likely that the site will go that route.
Personally, it doesn't bother me either way. I appreciate it when the site promotes one of my shots, but if they don't, it's no big deal.
planespot wrote:I'd be interested in knowing the basis of why the test run was abandoned in "fairly short order".
len90 wrote:There's got to be something to do that can allow everyone to be happy...
Smoketrails wrote:Homepage top 5 now all Steve Brimley shots?!?!
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