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31  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Deletions on: March 21, 2013, 05:09:43 pm
You'll find the category here:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_category_1=154

(no. 154 is the secret)

cheers

Uwe
32  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Shipspotting Complete List Of Vessels ? on: January 19, 2013, 08:10:56 pm
I doubt that it is very complicated to generate such an alphabetical list, all data are filed in a database anyway, so it should be possible to extract that kind of information without being awed by staggering numbers. Whether anyone could be bothered is another question. Still, I would like to see it happen, too.
There is a very different problem though, and that is the far from uniform understanding among members of what a ship's name is.
One of the most recent examples is "USCGC SPENCER (WMEC-905)" (http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1727502). The name should be nothing other than "Spencer" I dare  say.

Once you start looking, you find names preceded by HMS, HMAS, CGC, USN, AHTS, MV (motor vessel), SV (sailing vessel), STS (sail training ship), etc. etc., followed by just about anything one may find proper, possibly all but short of "Esq." (as in Stavros S. Niarchos, Esq.).
Talking of whom, that particular "STS" can be found as "Stavros Niarchos", , Stavros S Niargos", "Stavros S Niarchos", "Stavros G Niarchos", Stavros S Niachos" and "Stavros S. Niarchos"...

Oh well.

cheers

Uwe
33  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Mingzhu 7 -- oops! on: May 26, 2012, 07:43:00 am
You'll want to see this:
http://www.maritimedanmark.dk/?Id=14552
(No explanation necessary - nobody got hurt.)
cheers
Uwe
34  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MAERSK LINE SUSPENDS CARGO BOOKINGS FROM NORTHERN EUROPE TO ASIA on: March 26, 2012, 09:21:17 am
No hoax, it seems, the bottleneck being the capacity of the ports on the European side.
cheers
Uwe
35  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: QE2 builder on: February 27, 2012, 08:55:53 pm
Right, I must admit, I had a suspicion to that effect, and I did notice the asterix (I didn't think of clicking on it, though). But be all that as it may, how sensible is it to claim that the QE2 was built by a company that probably didn't even exist at the time?
Going down that road would logically be equivalent to changing the name in all pictures of the liner "France" to "Norway".
just wondering.
cheers
Uwe
36  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / QE2 builder on: February 27, 2012, 07:41:59 pm
I find the "administrative information" relating to the builders of the QE2 bewildering:
"Bae Systems Surface Ships Scotstoun, Glasgow, U.k." it says.

Is that the same as John Brown & Co., Clydebank?

Doesn't look right to me.

cheers
Uwe

37  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: ULCV's built in Korea on: February 27, 2012, 06:45:45 pm
Great, thanks for the exhaustive answers.
cheers
Uwe
38  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: ULCV's built in Korea on: February 27, 2012, 09:58:06 am
Thanks, Andrew, for your reply.

No doubt the site you suggest contains a mountain of useful information it is not an easy one to extract the answers I am looking for from.

But thanks anyway
cheers
Uwe
39  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / ULCV's built in Korea on: February 23, 2012, 12:55:54 pm
There is a large number of very large container vessels out there with two "islands", like the "CMA CGM Christophe Colomb" or the "Maersk Essex". I count 50+ different names, running for 6 different companies, at least.

My questions concerning these are:

Are they all built in South Korea (Hyundai, Daewoo, Samsung)?
How many different types (or sub-types) are there?
Do they differ much in size or capacity?
Is there a common name for the "type" (like "Maersk E-class")?
Is there any webpage that can supply the answers?
I am sure there are a few members here, who can.
cheers
Uwe
40  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Binoculars for Shipspotting on: February 21, 2012, 08:35:55 pm
An alternative approach, given that you have a reasonably powerful zoom lens: Take a picture, zoom in on the camera's viewer, read the ship's name. I do it all the time and it works like a charm.
cheers
Uwe
41  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: London Cruise Ship Diary 2012 on: February 12, 2012, 05:38:53 pm
The "Goygpus" coming to London - now that'll be a sensation.
cheers
Uwe
42  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Six Dead After COSTA CONCORDIA Runs Aground on: January 27, 2012, 03:42:31 pm
How close is too close?

Take a look at these pictures:
http://www.napolidavivere.it/2012/01/20/navi-da-crociera-inchino-faraglioni-capri/
of the Seven Seas Voyager on the south coast of the Isle of Capri.

I understand they are from a video taken in 2006.

greetings
Uwe
43  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Site policy and admin's behaviour on: December 09, 2011, 12:20:22 pm
Ted,

Thanks for joining the discussion.
Everything you say I can agree with.
As for the rhetorical question, what is a good picture? I'd say this:
If a number of members express themselves in favour of a particular photo in the "awaiting deletion" category it surely wouldn't hurt anybody if it was allowed to stay. In that case an admin does not have to take refuge in "blaming" the rules.
As you say, some like this, some like that. Personally I hate those tiny near-shore fishing vessels, I find the "ships' crests" category ridiculous. That doesn't mean that I intend to fight their existence on this site, though.
What upsets me is reluctance of a few of the admins to listen and to admit.
cheers
Uwe
44  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Site policy and admin's behaviour on: December 09, 2011, 11:13:03 am
Bob,

I'd rather you would comment on what I am saying than the way I am doing it.
I've never called anybody foul names, not all admins are that polite. So what do YOU expect?

This isn't leading anywhere.

Are you really saying that I only may speak if I have at least 2000 pics uploaded?
Are you really saying that the site is perfect?

Uwe
45  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Site policy and admin's behaviour on: December 09, 2011, 10:54:39 am
Pointing at other sites doesn't really do the trick.
This one is the best of it's kind.
And that's thanks to the admins.
That's also why we (eternal moaners) care.
That good enough Bob?

Nevertheless, even the best can be improved.

It's not really about the deletions. 95 per cent are absolutely justified (or 99 or whatever).
It's about a few admins wielding their power in a grand manner, sometimes using the rules as an excuse.

Yet another example. Recently I have seen pics in the "Ships' decks"-category deleted because they did not show the whole deck. True enough, that's by the rules. But half the pics in this category would have to go, if the rule was to be applied that strictly. Does that really make sense? How much is "whole"? Why is a swimming pool admissible, whilst a deck crane is not?

It's that sort of question that merits a second look in my eyes.

And just as understandably tired the admins are of criticism, just as tired am I of being told off like I was but a misbehaving schoolboy.

cheers
Uwe
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