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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: The worlds's fastest ship design on: October 21, 2016, 07:02:12 pm
I can't take it seriously just looking at the pics, especially front view.
Another point is SWATH can't be applied to any cargo ship than passenger or military vessels.
And I remember reading somewhere the tendency is actually to reduce the ship's speed while crossing.
Looking at this concept, those 400m cargo hovercraft concepts that were proposed in the 60s look less funny.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Liking" a photo on: September 26, 2016, 09:47:06 pm
It happens when I click Like but nothing happens for 2-4 seconds & then it shows I indeed Liked.  If I'll keep clicking fast during those seconds, it will count all times I pressed Like.  But if nothing lags, then it would do only Like/Unlike instead of adding Likes.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Liking" a photo on: September 26, 2016, 07:35:09 pm
I can give 2-10 likes in one go to a single photo, thanks to a double-click button on my mouse & my browser being slow at processing requests sometimes - while it processes, I keep fast clicking & give up to 10 likes, but that's rare...  mostly it's 2-3 likes during such way per photo.   Fun, but makes no sense anyway - I'm not having a collection of liked photos somewhere in my account, nor the member knows who exactly liked the photo.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: HHI Receives DNV GL Updated Approval for SkyBench Design on: September 19, 2016, 08:15:13 pm
The bridge and upper three decks of a “twin island” design container operate as a separate sliding block, mounted on rails and able to move over the length of two 40ft container bays. In combination with a resizing and relocation of fuel tanks and the utilization of the void spaces beneath the accommodation block in a traditional design, this allows the addition of two extra 20ft container bays.
 The SkyBench mechanism takes ten minutes to operate at port, using four electric drive train units to move the block backwards from its normal position. The two 40ft side casings on which the accommodation block rests provide structural strength and hold lifeboats, provision cranes and utility rooms. In an emergency, the sliding block is detachable and is designed to float independently of the vessel.

Haha, very clever, especially the last sentence!  Grin
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Shared" photos on: September 16, 2016, 09:59:41 am
it's a known issue of (barely interesting) photos from certain members getting to the Top 3 without a comment.  Maybe their authors post links to them via Facebook or something else.  If we had a more site-dedicated IT guy, better would be to get rid of that Top 3 at all & maybe a hit counter as well.  Actually, better would be making the hit counter visible only to the author of the photo.

lots of suggestions about this have been given throughout many months:
- remove the Top 3 from the home page
- make hit counter be visible only to author of the photo
- make a hit being generated only if the photo is was opened from gallery or via search (optional if the above 2 can't be done).
Problem solved.


I'll keep quoting my suggestion everytime the hits-discussions arise & until the suggestion will be applied. Cheesy
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: "Shared" photos on: August 18, 2016, 07:29:53 pm
Does this do anything?

My Photos > Settings

To promote your photos and the website, we allow our photo thumbnails (210x165 pixels) to be shown on other sites such as maritime websites, social media (example: Facebook, Twitter), home pages and blogs.

 When such a thumbnail is shown outside our site:
 - Clicking the thumbnail takes the viewer to the photo page with the original larger photo on
 - The photographer is always credited with a copyright mark

 We might limit larger websites from showing photos by charging a small fee. This fee will cover the extra costs for serving thumbnails externally, and also help out with financing the servers.
 If you do not want your photo thumbnails (210x165 pixels) to be shown on other sites, check this box:
[ ] Exclude all my current and future photos from being displayed externally
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: What is the purpose of YOUR posting on on: August 08, 2016, 07:57:01 pm
I can understand Tomas if his question directed towards a couple of members on here who literally dump whatever they saw today, interesting or not, everyday even if they already have tens or more pics of the same vessel during various weather.

I, when I was posting mine pics, didn't care of whether there are hundreds of (maybe better) shots of same vessel already on site.  I see an interesting for me ship in my port that I'd like to document the viewing & have in my collection.  I'd walk hours to the spot & try my best to get many 10-20 pics of that ship, soon I review all of them, select better ones, enhance & post as much as it's allowed (4) if they all are great for me.  Why?  As a sort of "presenting the best of this ship by me" & being proud I have it in my uploads as well.  Maybe mine photos of that ship are not the best & not up to everyone's taste, but I just HAVE to post it, cause I spent time & efforts making a photo of that ship!  Of course I'm not gonna post one & the same ship over & over even if it's only I can see it in my hometown, unless the photo is remarkably better than those of it I already have...  I wouldn't even try making a photo of the annoying ship eventually too.  Wouldn't intend posting a boring (in my view) photo of a boring ship too - to avoid the annoyance enhancing it & stumbling across it in my gallery.  I wasn't in the race to be the top poster on here, cause I can't simply dump 40 raw photos per day - I'm very pedantic about certain stuff & I'll go enhancing each photo, although slightly & barely noticeable, to the point I'll be erasing birds in the sky who are just some 5x5px in size! xD

Hopefully my example answers something.

Btw, Tomas' case is different.  He needs to post only 1-2 photos of this or that ship, because those are automatically excellent thanks to his location & no need to post 4 photos of that ship or 1 of that ship from some different date, as those photos would be very identical.    Not like how it's here when there are barely any vantage points left, or seeing a certain ship is the only instance, or having an ability to go around the ship making equally good photos from many angles.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum on: August 06, 2016, 05:23:55 pm
I'm looking for camera that's under 20000 roubles (~275 Euros) or 15000 roubles.   I bought mine in 2008 for 14000 roubles - that's pretty expensive even now, just the camera was pretty new at that time. 
Anything you can suggest regarding the brand, model, country of making, etc.
Pieter, what's in that link is what I'd call "rocket science" as much of what's written there doesn't tell me anything.  I don't know anything in those theories, parameters, abbreviations, etc.   All I need is a suggestion list of "better cameras" & examples of what each can produce.  Having compared the "photos by this one look better than by that one" then I can decide & go looking for it in shops here.
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum on: August 06, 2016, 12:37:17 pm
Hello, could anyone suggest me a "better camera"?    I bought mine SONY DCS-T300 back in 2008 just cause I needed "a small compact camera & that one looked cool & 10.1 Mpx with a 5x zoom seemed to be enough (for that time)".  It's the one I made & keep making all my ship pics...  But I never was fully satisfied with how the pics turn out - some were Ok, some were not as it's either the ship is too far away or on zoom-ins the pic looks "flat & grainy", couldn't make good enough shots indoor, etc. 
I'm still a n00b in terms of cameras - all I could do is pressing the button while having some simple settings.  So this time I'm buying a new one I need to be sure I didn't miss a better choice.   So what I'm looking for should be:
- compact camera (not a big thing with a special case for it)
- Mpx as much as possible
- greater zoom-ins with photo at such looking like the camera indeed got closer to the object, but not like if the normal pic got cropped & all the grain & haze & stuff visible at it's best.
- additional lens?
- great photos indoor even if the lighting is poor & flash not used
- long living battery
- preferably a touch-screen on the back
- photos looking "sharp & alive" as if done by a professional with a professional big camera.

Though if there's no compact pocket camera that can be that good, suggest anything else - the only thing I'm afraid here is that the camera + collection of lenses & other accessories would be too expensive & too much of stuff for me to carry.

10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: A new feature for the website. on: July 06, 2016, 12:03:20 pm
You can compare by having both ships open in separate windows.

11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Abandonment private contribution of my photographs. on: June 03, 2016, 09:53:05 pm
Some new photos just slip away from the admin's eyes & they slowly go in to the depths of the database...   I would be right to think that even when I or someone else of the team is not monitoring the site, plenty of others do.  However, now in a catching up mode due to the lack of time on here & interests/occupations expanded elsewhere, I have to go through the recent uploads of like 15-20 pages with 200 photos on each once in like 4-6 days & there are still photos uploaded several days ago that don't meet the site standards or have incorrect name or missing IMO still not fixed.  Such makes me partly agree with Carlos that admins are not universally great at their duties on here.
To those who complain like "mine got deleted, yet other much worse ones still stay on!" - yours was deleted as it didn't meet the Site Standards & you can bring the "worse ones" to admin's attention so they can be dealt with too, except the ones uploaded several years ago. 
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 26, 2016, 11:27:20 pm
Try to pronounce this one - DVADESETPRVI MAJ (IMO 9582427).
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Ships-favourite names,not the ships,but the names,for any reason ! on: March 24, 2016, 12:37:53 pm

Only those who have absolutely no relation or knowledge in ships could come up with names like that.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: administrative policy. on: March 18, 2016, 02:22:43 pm
Well, JanHu has nearly ALL of his photos with such watermark & black frame.   
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: How does one delete one's account? on: March 12, 2016, 06:37:38 pm
Via request by a Webmaster, I'd say.
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