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#2651 2008-06-24 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,
It's been a while since we've added any new plugins for the site, but I do have a couple planned for the near term and they are in the works. I have even bigger ideas for the site which will be implemented in the months to come, to take the site to an even higher level. For now, I'm very excited to announce a new sister site to airfighters.com for all your airliner and other civilian photos. That's right, a site for your airliner photos. I felt the timing was just right with all that is happening in the world of airliner photos.

The two sites will mirror each other in functionality, and design, although the colors on the new site will be blue. You will not have to register again for the new site. If you're registered for airfighters.com your account will automatically work for the new site as well. Likewise, new members registering on one site will automatically be registered for the other. Only your username/password will be shared, everything else will stay separate. Now you can upload all your photos to basically one site, separated by the name. I know there are many of your out there who shoot both civil and military and this will provide another venue for your civilian photos.

My goal is to have the new site up and running by the end of this week, or early next week. I will make an announcement as we get close to launch. Any questions, thoughts, concerns, please speak up.

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#2653 2008-06-25 GMT-5 hours    
sound cool !!!

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#2654 2008-06-25 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Ray, this sounds like a very interesting and positive development. I think having two mirrored but separate sites for military and civil aircraft will help to achieve a balance which is perhaps lacking on some other airliner sites but at the same time will make uploading as easy as it is now here. Funnily enough I was looking through some old film negatives yesterday and found some photos of old 707 air freighters at Ostend, my immediate reaction was one of 'can't be bothered to jump through the hoops' for "another site" but now I will scan them with some enthusiasm. If you could help put that bit of sparkle back into photographing civil aircraft that would be wonderful

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#2658 2008-06-25 GMT-5 hours    
Sounds real good! I got a lot of "civil" shots as well. Thanks for this great idea!::2thumbs_grin}

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#2665 2008-06-29 GMT-5 hours    
Hello Ray,

Tks for the good news, I can't wait to upload the first civil pics on this new site.

Hopefully more and more photographers will use both sites instead of a well known site (civ & mil together)
that is becoming unpopular due to recent changes, their upload polici and long waiting times before publication.
Further also sometimes their reason of rejection is frustrating. Example: a picture taken at evening (with late evening sun) from a crashed airplane was rejected with reason "There is a problem with the colours in these photo(s). This may be due to one of two reasons: either there is a strong colour cast that makes the photo(s) look too red/blue/yellow etc., or you seem to be using a low colour depth in your photos".
So only photoshopped pics with unnatural colors will be accepted .....

Bye and GOOD LUCK

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#2666 2008-06-29 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks guys, I appreciate all the positive comments.

Dirk, that other little site got Damned about a year ago by a Media company, and it isn't going to get any better. Everything revolves around the mighty dollar now. Unfortunately, it is no longer an enthusiast-run site and you're seeing the results of it. My goal is to be a change for the better and hopefully be a breath of fresh air.

Creating the new "Mega" database has taken a little longer than I anticipated. No worries, hang in there guys. We'll be up and running pretty soon. I'll give more info as we get close to launch.

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#2668 2008-06-30 GMT-5 hours    
Will the civilian site be a seperate entity, or merged like JetPhotos? Will existing AirFighters members be able to use the same log-in?

Good luck and all the best.

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#2669 2008-06-30 GMT-5 hours    
Everything will be separate, just one common membership.

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#2674 2008-07-01 GMT-5 hours    
Ray,

Sounds cool, as a guy who shoots both civilian and military I will be uploading some shots as soon as things go live.

Keep up the good work,
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#2680 2008-07-01 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks Nathan. We'll need all the support we can get.

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#2685 2008-07-02 GMT-5 hours    
Excellent Ray devises, for my part I will be willing to collaborate...

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#2704 2008-07-07 GMT-5 hours    
Look at all the civie shooters coming out of the closet!

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#2706 2008-07-09 GMT-5 hours    
I won't lie, I started out as a civie shooter so maybe I'll throw in a few as well :wink

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#2709 2008-07-10 GMT-5 hours    
that is excellent news.civil airplanes are also very prety!well done!!

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#2765 2008-07-19 GMT-5 hours    
Hello, what's going on with the new site? I too have a few airliner and other civilian pictures I'd like to upload. Been following this thread for a while but haven't got any updates. Is the site up and running yet or will it be soon? If it is what is the address. Thanks.

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#2766 2008-07-19 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Guys,
Yah, I'm sorry it's taken a little longer than I thought. We ran into a couple of issues I hadn't thought of. I hope to sort them out soon, and working on it as fast as I can. Believe me, you will know for sure once it is up and running. There will be a button at the top for the new site, you can't miss it.

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#2768 2008-07-19 GMT-5 hours    
No problem Ray...::thumb_grin}

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