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#5800 2012-01-08 GMT-5 hours    
I recently visited Paphos in Cyprus and have since uploaded quite a few photos of the two Avro Shackletons which are abandoned there. Several photos were rejected and the reason given was:

"Similar: Too many like photos of the same aircraft. Please limit your uploads to two photos of the same aircraft per event."

Just to ask, is this a new policy on Airfighters, that we can only upload two photos of an aircraft per event? I was not aware of it before now but then I have been a 'light' uploader for a while now.

Also, is this a hard and fast rule? For example, if I saw an aircraft in a new special colour scheme at an airshow I would probably take a full side view, one of the nose art and one of the tail fin. Can there be exceptions to a two aircraft per event? If so does the photographer have to ask for this when uploading the photos?

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#5801 2012-01-08 GMT-5 hours    
No, it's not new, just that we haven't been enforcing it too aggressively. I'm ok with 3, 4, or even 5 shots as long as they are very different. For example, a left, right, front, top shot is ok. But, when there are several shots of the same side, then it's too much. Michael, please feel free to re-upload them and I'll take a look. If they are still in your account, I can see them as well. Let me know.

What's been kind of irritating me lately, are very similar photos of the same plane, taken maybe a day or two apart. For example, John Doe lives near his favorite air base and he loves to shoot military aircraft. So, he goes out on Monday and takes an approach shot of Hornet A landing at 4pm. It's a great shot and can't wait to upload it. Of course, he goes again on Tuesday and takes an approach shot of Hornet A landing at 4pm. It's a great shot and can't wait to upload it. Of course, he goes again on Wednesday and takes an approach shot of Hornet A landing at 4pm. It's a great shot and can't wait to upload it. Get my point? :wink I may be exaggerating a bit, but it's not that different from the scenario I just described.

I'm beginning to see that happening a lot lately and I'm not really sure what to do about it. If it wasn't for the date, they would look like duplicate shots of the same plane. What do you guys suggest? Don't take me wrong, I'm grateful to have all these photos uploaded, as similar as they may be, but we have to keep the viewers in mind as well. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks.

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#5804 2012-01-08 GMT-5 hours    
that's a difficult one...
The feature to check for the registration during the upload process is very helpful to avoid multiple shots of the same aircraft.
However from that point on it depends on the uploader and finally on the screeners if a 'duplicate' will be online afterwards or not.
And as 'better' is always a personal opinion some user will be pi..ed off by a rejection, and some won't...

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#5805 2012-01-08 GMT-5 hours    
I think it's a very nice rule. I check my uploads also via the same process like Soundbarrier and Andreas, and I try to avoid shots of the same a/c with the same background during upload. Also I take a look of how many pictures are by me - if there are more than a couple of them and the new one is not looking different, then it stays on my PC.
But when you see all the pictures uploaded after an SpottersDay looking the same by different photographers and - more disturbing in my opinion - 5-10 shots from the same position by the same photographer with the registration as only changing point I'm not seeing the point. But thats maybe because I looking myself as photographer and not a spotter. And of course the upload time take some time - so these people had maybe not the chance to see that there where already an exact copy of 'there' picture uploaded.
My consequences are that I try now to complete the database with new aircrafts not already in dozens of pictures on AF. And I try also to write something interesting to every of my pictures - I think everyone have something funny/interesting/special to say to his pictures he/her wants to share with the community.
And now I'm beginning to run - the last couple of days nearly everything I wrote online was misunderstood and people got angry

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#5808 2012-01-09 GMT-5 hours    
Good Idea ! Because some people here see this as competition. Who is the best ? Who got the most photos ? Who got the most hits ? etc. So maybe this rule will stop this "race". Off course some peoples will be pi.. off because their photos will be denied.
As for me with not much photos its no a big problem ::grinning}

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#5809 2012-01-09 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Ray for explaining the upload limit, I do see your dilemma here and the need for some sort of regulation and I don't have a problem with it; I guess, as always, it depends upon how it is implemented by the screeners and I don't see a problem there.

No, I am not asking for my Paphos uploads to be reviewed, was just puzzled where the rule had come from.

But I still don't understand why viewers might not be thrilled by 15 different views of a P-2 Neptune in a Tucson scrapyard ...

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#5835 2012-01-31 GMT-5 hours    
One thing I forgot to mention, is that the rule applies to number of photos per Event, not date. So, if an airshow lasts 3 days, for example, please don't upload 3 left hand shots taken at the same time, same angle, but 3 consecutive days. Thanks.

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#5838 2012-02-02 GMT-5 hours    
Well it's not allways that easy to control yourself with uploading pictures...... ;-)
The screeners help us to keep the database interesting for all the aviation fans out there. If there are to many same looking pictures at airfighters, people will maybe loose their interest in looking to this great homepage.
What some of you call a new rule isn't new.....
I had the "pleasure" to get this message about to many similar pictures myself, because I wasn't checking the database careful enough......
This rule is not a problem I think, it helps to keep airfighters interesting!




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