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#5043 2010-12-18 GMT-5 hours    
Sadly, for the first time today I had to ban a photographer and delete all his photos from the site. The photographer was using a simple program to produce fraudulent hits and get them to look like real clicks on his photos. Apparently, fake hits was filling some kind of a gap in his life to boost his ego. Please, save yourself the embarrassment and all the wasted time in processing and uploading all the photos. It will all go down the drain in a matter of minutes. We take this kind of activity very seriously and will not tolerate it one bit.

Please refrain from any kind of activity that will produce extra fraudulent hits on your photos. Be it by human or machine, it does and will stand out, and you will get yourself banned. This goes for photos in the Top Rated Photos section involving photo ratings as well. Adding links to your photos on your own site/blog, or another forum or website is perfectly fine. Nothing wrong with that. Besides, the regular URL link, there are other ways to link to photos, as described here: http://www.airfighters.com/page=photo_links .

Lets keep airfighters.com an honest and equal place for everyone. Thanks for your cooperation.

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#5044 2010-12-18 GMT-5 hours    
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#5046 2010-12-18 GMT-5 hours    
Cheating for fail click hit points? And why? Maybe because of his ego? I can't understand people like him/her. This was a silly action.

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#5047 2010-12-19 GMT-5 hours    
Hats off to you Ray. It explains a lot this old, x-cop suspected.
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#5074 2010-12-27 GMT-5 hours    
Congratulations! One more loser got banned today and all his photos deleted. ::grinning}

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#5077 2010-12-27 GMT-5 hours    
Can I ask how many photos have to delete because of this problem?

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#5080 2010-12-28 GMT-5 hours    
All of them I think. If you cheat, Ray will delete.

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#5081 2010-12-28 GMT-5 hours    
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David, I don't want to cheat. But I a little bit the site lost lot of photos, but nevermind, if some people do wrong things.

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#5082 2010-12-28 GMT-5 hours    
Not too many this time. Only about 10.

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#5083 2010-12-28 GMT-5 hours    
It is sad that people behave like this just to get some extra hits!

On the other hand, some strange thing happened to one of my shots (id:10767). When I logged on after an absence of a couple of days, I saw my shot on the front-page as most popular. Very strange since I uploaded it a long long time ago. I do not understand how such an old shot jumped to first place after being in the database for such a long time???? It has now suddenly become my highest hitter. It is even more strange since I know I had a real top of the day some time ago and even then the hits were not that high. I don't have an explanation for what happened, if someone from the website has an answer, it is most welcome!

Best regards and happy holidays to everybody (contributors and viewers)!

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#5084 2010-12-28 GMT-5 hours    
Walter, the same thing happened to me some time ago. I think it most likely happens when someone links your photo to a popular aviation website and then a discussion ensues resulting in lots of hits. Check your detailed statistics, you might find the answer there.
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#5085 2010-12-29 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Dave,

I checked the detailed statistics and there were indeed a lot of links mentioned that referred to the shot, and a peak number of hits around 26 and 27 december.

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#5086 2010-12-30 GMT-5 hours    
Sadly, cheating is a part of human nature and although most of our ideal worlds would indeed be honest and equal for all, the format of these photo websites is much about competition and winning and this surely does encourage unsavoury practices. On this site we have "Top of the Last 24 Hours", "Top Rated Photos", "Top 20 Uploaders", and "Most Popular Photographer"; achieving any of these will be an irresistible beacon to the competitive amongst us. I remember my heady days (well, months in fact) of being 'Top Uploader' on Airfighters and although I *never* cheated in any I did upload many old scan photos which perhaps a wiser man might have thought better to have rescanned rather than uploading just to chase that top spot. It is a very big thrill to see your name in lights and to be the 'top dog' here and I know from personal experience that it can become very addictive. Be warned, it isn't worth it!!

On a plus point though, I do much respect Airfighters for not encouraging frivolous forum participation through artifical devices such as 'respect ratings' (easily abused as they are) as on some other photo websites.

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