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#3706 2009-02-23 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Everyone,
A lot of changes were made to the back-end of the site over the weekend, so please Ctrl+Refresh the home page a couple of times to re-load some of the files your browser may be caching. Some features of the site may seem to be "broken" until you do this. As a result you should also see great speed improvements as you browse through the site. These changes are all the first steps in getting the site ready for the next version of Airfighters.com which we hope to launch in about a month or so.

Airfighters V2.0, which I like to call it, will be packed with a new simplified look, more photos on the home page, new sections, and more features for both photographers and members. I have several changes planned, but at this time I'd like to take this opportunity to ask you guys, the community, as to what you'd like to see included in the new release? Any new sections, or changes to the current features, please let it be known and we can discuss it.

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#3712 2009-02-24 GMT-5 hours    
This sounds an interesting development

One thing I would love to see is an 'improved' or 're-uploaded' photo gallery. Many of my photos were scanned a few years ago and I would like to start replacing them with better versions now I have a new scanner and software. At the moment current photos are replaced but there is no signage for people to view the improved versions and this rather dents my ego driven motivation!

Also, it seems very few people make comments regards photos although they do seem to rate them. Personally I find it a awkward to leave comments and perhaps this could be made a bit easier and better signposted? Perhaps also made available for non-members though I guess these would have to be screened maybe.

Also a new special category for 'Big Bombers' because the big heavy metal like Vulcans and BUFFs seem to be quite popular.

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#3713 2009-02-24 GMT-5 hours    
I like the idea of more photos on the home page. More photos is always good. As far as that cockpits and cabins category we discussed a few months ago, still less than 150 photos so I suppose It'll have to wait for another time.

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#3718 2009-02-25 GMT-5 hours    
cool cant wait...

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#3719 2009-02-26 GMT-5 hours    
I'd like to have the option to search for pictures sorted by DATE TAKEN.
Personally I'd also like to see the 'top-rated' option in the search function. This will allow you to see which pictures of a certain photographer are best-rated by the community.

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#3720 2009-02-27 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated. I'll go through the requests one-by-one below:


    1. Category for Re-Uploads - We can create a category for re-uploads, problem is right now we aren't getting that many photos re-uploaded; very few photos.

    2. Better Comments - The comments will most likely get re-vamped to always be displayed under the photo and we can add a toggle to show/hide them if there are too many on that particular photo.

    3. Big Bombers Category - I guess we can add another category for the big bombers and maybe consolidate the Classic and Nostalgic categories into one? They seem to cause quite a confusion.

    4. Sort Photos by Date Taken - Ok, we can add this feature.

    5. Top Rated Photos for Photographer - Yes, this is already planned and the top photos will show up on the photographer's profile page along with many more features.

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#3721 2009-02-27 GMT-5 hours    
It sounds great!!!!:wink

I think it's a bad idea, to consolidate Classic and Nostalgic category into one. I think we can mark on the photographer's page their top of the last 24h photo with the date of the ,,Top of the last 24h" rank.

I have another idea. I want to upload on the site bigger own avatar, or photo myself, and I interest other photographer's face. It makes the site more personal.

And make other photo categories too, called War Photos or Military Conflict or Storm of War( photos taken in a war) and Cold War Birds. I think the War Photos is a good idea!

Or we can rename the category Classic Warbirds called Birds of WWI-II(contain every aircrafts of I.-II.World War)

And a new category for-as Space Shuttles

What do you think of it?

Lets Fly! :)

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#3729 2009-03-02 GMT-5 hours    
My sugegstion: can you implement a search option for photos uploaded since the last time a member logged in? Something similar to "Latest Additions First," but with a cutoff date.

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#3731 2009-03-02 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Mark,
There will be links on the home page for photos added in Last 24 Hours, 48 Hours, Week, etc. A link for an exact number since your last visit, could be implemented, but may not work right at all times, esp. if you're using different computers for example.

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#3742 2009-03-06 GMT-5 hours    
Hey Ray,
would it be possible to have more than 16 photos/page displayed in the "My Photos" section. Perhaps the option to choose between 16, 32...etc?

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#3743 2009-03-07 GMT-5 hours    
I agree with that one, more than 16 would be most useful

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#3744 2009-03-07 GMT-5 hours    
Sure, that can be easily added. I only 3 photos in the DB so it's never been a problem for me. ::grinning}

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#3866 2009-04-11 GMT-5 hours    
Hi all,
Regrettably, I have to announce a 3-4 month delay to the new version of the site. I think it's better to do it right than to rush into something that is second-rate with lots of bugs. The wait will be worth it, I promise. In the meantime, enjoy all the site has to offer, and the great photos added on a daily basis. I will announce updates as progress is made.

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#3867 2009-04-12 GMT-5 hours    
For quite some time now, when i click on photos, they no longer open in a new tab like they have always, is this a bug that everyone is experiencing or is it only on my end? I figured its got something to do with airfighters since airlinerDB continues to open pictures in new tabs.

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#3868 2009-04-12 GMT-5 hours    
Nope, that's on purpose. It's W3C compliant behavior to let the user control how links should be opened. To get a new tab or window, you have to Ctrl+Click or Wheel Click. The "View Med", "View Large" links in the search results will still open a new tab/window.

True, ADB has not been brought up to the latest changes.

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#3870 2009-04-12 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the info, Ray. And cant wait til the site update. Should come at a good time too, as the summer ends for the northern hemisphere and the surge of photo uploading slows down.

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