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Title: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: willie ryan on November 23, 2009, 10:47:57 pm
i had about five photos considered for deletion. sailing vessels. good clear pictures and detail. sometimes full pics dont show enough detail trying to fit in masts etc.


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Allan Cameron on November 24, 2009, 01:44:33 am
I've had this problem before as well. The reason for deletion is that the masts and sails are the means of propulsion for the ship and are a necessary part of the shot as they show a lot of the ship's character and detail. I don't have a problem with it, but I can see an administrator's point of view too.

Allan Cameron


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Phil English on November 24, 2009, 09:23:20 am
The FAQ and Site Standards link will explain. Particularly the addtional site standards for sailing ships which quotes:
"A. Remember that site standards require full ships only - sailing vessels require masts (complete). Don't crop off top of masts"

Personally, I have to agree with the site rules on this one, sailing ships with masts cut off do nothing for the overall quality of the photo, but that's just my opinion.

Brgds
Phil


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Guest on November 24, 2009, 09:45:50 am
As Phil says, the FAQ is clear on this matter and should be read by everyone before they upload a photograph to the site as it will not only save their own time but also that of the Admins - its one of those things that will test the photographers metal as it is quite difficult to capture a FULL yacht, 'portrait' springs to mind  :-)

Regards


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Guest on November 24, 2009, 09:47:35 am
Quote

Caper945 wrote:
I've had this problem before as well. The reason for deletion is that the masts and sails are the means of propulsion for the ship and are a necessary part of the shot as they show a lot of the ship's character and detail. Allan Cameron


Hi Allan

Hmm, so using that logic, we should all try and post only shots of ships that show the prop  :-D  (Just having a joke at your expense)

Regards


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: willie ryan on November 25, 2009, 10:01:09 pm
sorry lads, my fault, should have read the form


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Allan Cameron on November 25, 2009, 11:26:12 pm
No problem Steve. I thought along those lines when my first Sailboat picture was taken down too.

Best wishes,
Allan


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: willie ryan on November 26, 2009, 09:46:17 pm
caper. when your sailboat grows up to be a yacht, then you can call it a yacht


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Allan Cameron on November 27, 2009, 12:35:32 am
I mean a vessel which is moved by sails instead of an engine.


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Cody Williams on November 27, 2009, 01:09:19 am
U100,

Sailboats and yachts are the same thing, :-)

Day sailing yachts

Day sailing yachts are usually small, at under 20 ft (6 m) in length. Sometimes called dinghies, they often have a retractable keel, centerboard, or daggerboard. Most day sailing yachts do not have a cabin, as they are designed for hourly or daily use and not for overnight journeys. At best they may have a 'cubby', where the front part of the hull has a raised solid roof to provide a place to store equipment or to offer basic shelter from wind or spray.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacht

Cheers  

Cody


Title: Re: regarding deletion. ships with no masts
Post by: Clyde Dickens on November 27, 2009, 05:54:20 am
I agree with your first sentence Cody, because I am an old grotty yachtie.

But the Shipspotting Passenger Vessel subcategory for Yachts is for large motor boats.  Regretfully that is a universal definition.  It offends me, but we have to live with it.  Only vessels propelled primarily by sails are accepted in our Sailing Vessels category

By the way, the Yacht subcategory often attracts many and prompt hits.  It seems that the usually paid crews like to keep abreast of  which vessel is where. And they often have not much to do when the owner is not on board. They are thus probably a good target for our owner's shipping products.

Regards
Clyde