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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:44 am

kanban wrote:
two things I'd like to see
2. limit use of a title beginning with "Breaking" to the first 12 hours of posting.. and remove the word after that.


The easiest way to address this is to click on "report this post" and request for the title to be changed by a moderator
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:07 am

Kanban, have you tried changing the time format settings in your forum profile? It's not that we don't believe you as you put it, but I don't get Moments ago unless it actually was moments ago. It's hard to fix something that is not broken for everyone

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:15 pm

kanban wrote:
2. limit use of a title beginning with "Breaking" to the first 12 hours of posting.. and remove the word after that.


Ha ha! Yeah, I've been fooled in the past by months-old threads being bumped and thinking "an incident in that location / with that aircraft / airline again?!"...

I never understand the need for people to claim "breaking news" anyway... on BBC news I got so irritated with pop-up banners screaming headlines every five minutes on things I don't care about (and with no detail to back them up if I actually click them) that I added the pop-up script to my ad-blocker's ban list...
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:53 am

Ok found the ambiguous place to set time zones... not intuitive because the result is unclear..Further if you log off your choice goes away.. that's BS... I personally do not intend to log in every time I want to check for updates or new stories.. so in my mind the problem still needs to be fixed.
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:38 am

One thing I really liked that seems to have disappeared (and may be mentioned elsewhere; apologies for laziness) was the ability to hover over APCs and airline codes (9W, AA, DL, etc) and get a tooltip type thing to appear with the expanded information (AA = American Airlines, SFO = San Francisco, etc).

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:56 am

I miss the old Airliners.net -- from the more user-friendly UI to the membership flags to the timestamps for posts. All of it. I wish we could get 2005-era Airliners.net back.

Oh I miss the days

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:39 am

Wow, seeing it again now really drives home how outdated it was.
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:54 pm

fortytwoeyes wrote:
Wow, seeing it again now really drives home how outdated it was.


You forgot "clunky", "slow", "error-prone", "next to impossible to maintain".

How many times did an update cause unforeseen issues due to the 'spaghetti code' of the site? People forget how often the site was unavailable while the programmers tried to fix errors caused by updates or changes.

KDTWflyer wrote:
I miss the old Airliners.net -- from the more user-friendly UI to the membership flags to the timestamps for posts. All of it. I wish we could get 2005-era Airliners.net back.


It's gone. It ain't coming back. It really is time to move on.
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:06 am

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Onward and Upward!
Jeff M


Would just like to fully commend you, Jeff, for using Deltas slogan!
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:39 pm

thewizbizman wrote:
moderators wrote:

Onward and Upward!
Jeff M


Would just like to fully commend you, Jeff, for using Deltas slogan!



LOL - my former director always used it at end of meetings and it caught on.

"Feel free to move about the country" is my fav,

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:41 am

At least bring back that 747 in header from old website.

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:13 pm

I think many miss the old site because the new site is not perceived as an upgrade by many/most users. If the old owners would have done it right, I don't think many would be as melancholy.
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:33 am

rajrs wrote:
At least bring back that 747 in header from old website.

rajrs


No!

It's not needed and takes up too much screen space.
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:49 pm

scbriml wrote:
rajrs wrote:
At least bring back that 747 in header from old website.

rajrs


No!

It's not needed and takes up too much screen space.

The 747 in the header is not needed - these A.Net "announcement" threads are doing that already

For how long can an "announcement" be and announcement? Is it the same as the answer to "How long is news news?"?

I for one would like these announcement to be withdrawn within a limited timespan, like 1 month. It starts to take up half the screen again, and is much less interesting than the old 747
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:14 am

Anyone know why airliners.net comes up as an UNSECURE website??
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:31 am

I'll just post a quick hello and welcome to you, Jeff. I suppose I'm one of those types owner folks don't much care for, as I was a looker through the fence on the edge of the active here for a really long time before I decided to go through the gate and actually walk around the grounds. And I'm rather sure I haven't done too many posts. Anyway, us old folks get like that. How old, you might want to ask. I remember Ed Sullivan on a black and white. My ole' man was stationed at Homestead during the Cuban business. That was when I first understood what life was all about. Just about when everyone thought ours was soon over. The world has changed a lot since then.

Welcome to Airliners.Net, Jeff.

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:46 am

Oh my goodness! I'd forgotten about that 747 up at the top of the landing page. I only just noticed that image up a bit while looking at some of the other posts. Yeah, it takes up a fair bit of room, but couldn't it be downsized a bit? Anyway, it seems that folks just keep trying to squeeze more and more and more out of these web pages and I don't get that, because I am an old fart that still remembers what my Trash80 looked like when I could get it to load anything. That 747 was pretty darn neat. How do you replace pretty darn neat in life? Why do you want to replace pretty darn neat? To make more room for what?

Oh well, ain't nobody gonna pay any attention to the ranting of an old man, right?

Still, that image of the older landing page just jumped right off the screen and right back into my memory of this site. Then I felt bad that I had forgotten that older style. That's the problem with this new human life of high speed living; we take to change too easily.

EDIT: Just looked and I should have realized what replaced the bird. That is a language way older than aviation.
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:19 am

pdx wrote:
Anyone know why airliners.net comes up as an UNSECURE website??

Because it doesn't use the https protocol. As a result none of the information sent between your browser and the website is encrypted by Transport Layer Security, or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer. This means that neither the authenticity of the site nor the privacy and integrity of data exchanged is guaranteed.
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:32 pm

Until such time as the signature issue is fixed (telling people to add line breaks or improving the software, either or) can the ads on the side be removed/reduced? It's making really good threads unreadable.
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:16 pm

coolian2 wrote:
Until such time as the signature issue is fixed (telling people to add line breaks or improving the software, either or) can the ads on the side be removed/reduced? It's making really good threads unreadable.

It's not an issue on the mobile site (and the insanely infuriating spam pop-ups seem not to be happening in the forums), so I tend to do most of my forum reading on the mobile site as a result.

One thing I do when I run into the long signature issue when I'm on my PC is to write a very friendly and polite post pointing out the issue to the user and asking if they can adjust their signature. Have had very positive responses to that.

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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:04 pm

RoySFlying wrote:
pdx wrote:
Anyone know why airliners.net comes up as an UNSECURE website??

Because it doesn't use the https protocol. As a result none of the information sent between your browser and the website is encrypted by Transport Layer Security, or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer. This means that neither the authenticity of the site nor the privacy and integrity of data exchanged is guaranteed.


you know ... I hadn't noticed that, but seriously - should be supporting https ... the browsers are now demanding it, and basically the whole rest of the internet is, too ...
 
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:05 am

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.. the browsers are now demanding it, and basically the whole rest of the internet is, too ...


I suspect that it is also one of the reasons, if not the main one, that the site does not offer a paid subscription service. Which e-payment systems would approve of an unsecure site?
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:46 am

RoySFlying wrote:
litz wrote:
.. the browsers are now demanding it, and basically the whole rest of the internet is, too ...


I suspect that it is also one of the reasons, if not the main one, that the site does not offer a paid subscription service. Which e-payment systems would approve of an unsecure site?


The site does not need to be secure, however the payment solution must be, and that is why sites use external debit sites like Paypal, Dibs etc.
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Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:36 am

JohnKrist wrote:
The site does not need to be secure, however the payment solution must be, and that is why sites use external debit sites like Paypal, Dibs etc.


Given that the site owners have not indicated a desire for the site to be secure the following forum rule appears to be unreasonable:

You are responsible for the security of your password. Excuses for unauthorized posts such as "someone has discovered my password" or "I left my PC with it still logged on to a.net and someone used it" will not be accepted.


A user cannot be responsible for the security of a passwords transmitted over an insecure connection unless the user does not actually contribute to the discussions.

I don't understand why the issue has not been addressed. Surely the forum owners are not so poor that they can't afford a htpps certificate.
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