PeterEde wrote:Just wondering if anyone might have had thoughts that some are scamming this site? For what benefit?
Or is it just me being skeptical?
Recently (March) a photographer joined the site. Has posted 2 photos that combined have 50K views. 39K in 2 days.
Does this site need a robot detector?
airkas1 wrote:In this day and age of social media, it's relatively easy to gather a large amount of views if a photo is posted on popular fora etc. Many photographers do it and unfortunately it's not something that can be stopped. On the other hand, it's also exposure for the site.
airkas1 wrote:Hi Steve,
Personally I agree with your entire post. But I also know of people who are against the whole plugging thing (even in legit ways), so that's why I tried to leave it a bit in the middle. Perhaps I should've made that more clear.
johnr wrote:There are many of us who agree with you PeterEde. The manipulation of the Top 5 has gotten ridiculous at the moment. Just the other day all 5 of the photos had been "selected" to be there which meant that some very deserving shots received very little exposure.
dutchspotter1 wrote:Same issue with this one: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Swiss-Sp ... /4427499/L
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