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by dutchspotter1
Wed May 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Database Errors
Replies: 4
Views: 221

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: 9
Views: 5689

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: 47
Views: 1922

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: 1452

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: 4459

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: 4459

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: 4459

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: 163
Views: 36008

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: 163
Views: 36008

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: 1632

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: 3
Views: 1750

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: 2281

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: 1
Views: 1055

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: 1907

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: 12572

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: 9
Views: 5689

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: 45
Views: 2564

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: 2384

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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by dutchspotter1
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site not secure
Replies: 45
Views: 2564

Re: Site not secure

So why is the unsecured version still accessible?

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this not a valid 'Priority Screening Upload'?
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: Is this not a valid 'Priority Screening Upload'?

Only the first photo should be considered for priority screening, regardless of whether it's a new livery, new registration, etc. In this case it's likely that the three photos you mentioned were uploaded more or less simultaneously, justifying priority screening for all three of them.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to remove photos from my album?
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: How to remove photos from my album?

You can't. It has been mentioned over and over again to the website owners but they refuse to make any progress on this and many other outstanding issues.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 205971

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

PanAm_DC10 wrote:
by no means is Airliners.net an afterthought for them

I would like to see that proven by fixing bugs/errors and enhancing/developing items that have been on the to-do-list for several years now. Thank you.

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 205971

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

There probably won't be much progress made on this, or the other things you've asked about. We no longer have a dedicated developer, and I don't know when Matt will be replaced. Are there any plans to hire a new dedicated developer this year? Or can we consider 2019 another lost year when it comes ...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Yuma Airshow 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 2326

Re: Yuma Airshow 2019

I'd recommend writing an email to the airshow organizers.
Had a similar situation at Aviation Nation (Nellis), turned out it was no problem at all to take my photo backpack.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2305

Re: Motive - crop

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Allegian ... 82/5298327
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While I'm still trying to figure out if/when and how much a stabilizer may be cropped, how about this one: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Allegian ... 82/5298327

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2305

Re: Motive - crop

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 227963.jpg
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So how is the rejected Egyptair any different from this one that got accepted just a month ago?

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai ... 227963.jpg

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Motive - crop
Replies: 15
Views: 2305

Re: Motive - crop

Hello all, Regarding the following photo: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/0/7/5275703.jpg I just received a cropping rejection for this one, right in frame, even though it is cropped in the same way as the improved Flair Air mentioned in my earlier post (http://www.airliners.net/pho...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 315
Views: 28331

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Nosewheel, right gear, right winglet look actually oversharped to me.

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Blurry?
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Blurry?

Hi all, I just got this photo rejected for blurry (also on appeal): https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/3/5/5258539.jpg I don't see the blur, also not when comparing to other Rwandair photos taken at Brussels, e.g. https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/7/8/4550875.jpg https:/...

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening DL747
Replies: 136
Views: 14258

Re: Pre-Screening DL747

The UPS looks a little too green/yellow, other than that I think they are good to go.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?
Replies: 152
Views: 12571

Re: Are the motives and crop on these photos acceptable?

Low in frame, top of the fuselage looks soft/blurry and overexposed.

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Technological advances, A.net and editing
Replies: 12
Views: 3013

Re: Technological advances, A.net and editing

Still all I can say is that the process might be slowly but it is definitely improving, I mostly upload at 1.600 px or larger and didn't have "better smaller" in quite a while. And I did have conversations with screeners that were rather encouraging concerning " larger" sizes. S...

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by dutchspotter1
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Adventures in spotting failures
Replies: 4
Views: 4267

Re: Adventures in spotting failures

I can understand your feeling. I think the most frustrating thing about our hobby is when things don't go as you expect and you're caught off guard. Even the modern technology that is currently available can't prevent this. Whether it has to do with weather (better/worse than expected), runway usage...

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners Site Concern
Replies: 52
Views: 8419

Re: Airliners Site Concern

I just received a similar email as well.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance 10/30 8:00am EDT
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance 10/30 8:00am EDT

I just got several 502 errors once again, 2040 UTC....

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance 10/30 8:00am EDT
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

Re: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance 10/30 8:00am EDT

Just got several 502 errors, so whatever they did, it wasn't helping at all.
EDIT: seems to be working OK again, thanks Jeff.

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by dutchspotter1
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7676

Re: 502 Server Error

Website and forum are extremely slow at the moment (1625 UTC).

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by dutchspotter1
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7676

Re: 502 Server Error

Not sure if it is related to the server probmems, but I did not receive any emails of the 40 photos that were screened earlier today.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7676

Re: 502 Server Error

Just got a 502 error and the website seems very slow at the moment (1820 UTC)

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by dutchspotter1
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 205971

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

It certainly feels that way - we have a list of bugs and errors affecting the site, and the only developer working on it has left, with no sign of a replacement. Then, we have the larger list of enhancements and updates that has been sitting out there literally for years, while the moderators repea...

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 205971

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Thank you for your reply, although I'm disappointed to read that VerticalScope is pretty much giving up on this website. Let's hope they will sell it soon to a party that actually cares to invest, rather than just sit back and wait for the ad revenue to come in.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo related issues
Replies: 19
Views: 5677

Re: Photo related issues

Any news on this?

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photo Album Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 5689

Re: Photo Album Maintenance

Any news on this?

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 22803

Re: Quiz - Please bring it back!!!

Jeff, any news on this?

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 205971

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

dutchspotter1 wrote:
Good points and I believe they have been mentioned earlier.
Would be very helpful if the developers could post a list here of all the bugs/issues that still need to be fixed.

Any news on this?

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image Stabilization?
Replies: 6
Views: 2427

Re: Image Stabilization?

I only use it in low light conditions (i.e. slow shutterspeed). If you have a shutterspeed of e.g. 1/800 or faster, it's not of any advantage in my experience.

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by dutchspotter1
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 502 Server Error
Replies: 104
Views: 7676

Re: 502 Server Error

Performance seems much better now when viewing/searching photos. Thumbnails are loading rather quickly; fullsize photos are loading a bit slower, but there is no need to refresh the page.
Haven't tried uploading anything, though.

1915 UTC.

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by dutchspotter1
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Issue with Photo Database?
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: Issue with Photo Database?

This problem seems to be back, the website is extremely slow and I just got a 502 server error:

Error: Server Error
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds.

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by dutchspotter1
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is Airliners.net too much airliner-oriented?
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Is Airliners.net too much airliner-oriented?

I am curious what you think about this statement. Whereas the majority of the uploaded photos does feature airliners (this applies to my own photos as well), it feels to me like other aspects of aviation are under-exposed, in particular Business Aviation and General Aviation and to a lesser extent M...

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