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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.

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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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