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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Can we talk about deletions like grown ups? on: April 15, 2019, 02:57:37 am
So we had a 10 comments on a photo that has been marked "considered for deletions". And yet again we had a "time to leave" statement. Just like we had in the past when some member/s who deleted all their photos (at least that is what they said will do as I couldn't be bothered to check as I have better things to do like riding my bike, taking photos and having a pint while doing both of those Smiley ) and left. Reminds me when my 3 years old says "if I can't have this I won't have any!!!!!"  Grin. So I have to wander, how old are you?  Huh
I have 3157 photos and have been a member here for almost 9 years. During this time,I probably had, maybe (I don't keep track as I have better things to do, see above  Smiley ) dozen of them deleted. That means ) 0.0038 % of my photos have been, oh the horror, deleted  Angry. Never to be seen again, by anybody but me as they have been saved for ME to see. Since I am generally a positive thinker, this also means that 99.9962% of my photos have been accepted for the whole world to see and for anybody to rip them off and post them as their own as it has happened, not just to me.     
So if you have, say 5000 photos and 100 have been deleted, do your own math as I have better things to do (see above  Smiley) OK, it is 0.02 deletion rate or 99.98 success rate. The passing grade at my college wasn't this high, and I work with people's health, for crying out loud  Shocked
 
Sure, you can go, slam the door but...If you have, say 8765 photos and there are 2.5 million photos on SS, how much impact are you having (do your own math now  Smiley ) . Sure, post your pix on Instagram or Facebook but will they be as appreciated there as they are here?
When I see a photo considered for deletion and like it, I save it on my computer for ME to see as I like it and may use it for, say, wallpaper.
This is a hobby after all. Does anybody here makes a living from posting photos here? If not, it is your hobby then so don't take things sooooo  Roll Eyes seriously
Last of my mini (?) rant/philosophy, the rules are not arbitrary. Or are they? Every rule has been written by humans (think of speed limits. Have you ever been stopped by a cop and try to say that the speed limit is just an arbitrary rule? ) so all the rules are somehow arbitrary...which doesn't mean that they can't be changed, bent or be flexible on them, now and then.
So this are my 2 (Canadian) cents. Comments, questions and jokes  :)are welcome. Feel free to agree, disagree, add something or deduct. It is all good. Whatever your stand is, I won't delete all of my forum posts and bug out  Smiley
Greetings from the "wet" coast...
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages? on: April 13, 2019, 11:58:03 pm
Are other members receiving messages similar to the one shown below at:
http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,16542.msg87979.html#msg87979


If you are getting different ones, please also post a screen-shot.

Yes, but only at work using Chrome. Mozilla at home is fine.
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages? on: April 09, 2019, 07:39:12 pm
I am at work now and the message pops up. Using Chrome.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Shipspotting.com wants to show messages? on: April 08, 2019, 03:14:55 am
Doesn't appear here in Vancouver
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Error reporting on: February 22, 2019, 06:49:43 am
It seems that quite a bit of error reporting such as wrong IMO, name spelling or incorrect name is written in the "comment" section instead of using the "report errors" button. This displaces the "real" comments from the front page which I find a bit unfair to the photographers whose good photos deserve a comment and attention/chance to be seen by other members. If there is an error, wouldn't it be more appropriate to let the admin know and they can change it or PM the photographer instead of putting many "correct name/IMO is..." in the comment section?
Any thoughts?
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Why can't I see photos accross the whole monitor? on: January 17, 2019, 05:40:17 am
I have recently bought a 21" monitor, my old one was 18" (I think). When viewed in "full screen" mode, all of the photos were filling the whole screen. Now with the new monitor, most photos I look at in full screen mode do not fill the entire monitor. This is the case with all of my photos. Some photos of other members however fill the whole screen. What is the deal with that? How can I set my computer or camera (Nikon Coolpix L830) so that the photos fill the entire screen?
Many thanks.
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: An authentic Titanic experience on: November 05, 2018, 06:07:02 am
If only I would speak French  Smiley
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / An authentic Titanic experience on: November 05, 2018, 12:38:22 am
I don't know about the authentic part, iceberg and all  Smiley. I am more curious how authentic can a replica be with all the modern safety regulation. Where will they put all the lifeboats and keep the authentic look? Who will book a third class cabin in 21st century? What about the modern communications equipment, those big white domes? I guess they will have to be hidden somehow.
Any thoughts?
 
https://globalnews.ca/news/4585774/titanic-ll-2022/?fbclid=IwAR2M2j3C6QnNX6SvnWtP1bKIwD9hxRTd4H2VWU1CUCu0h4ZPOuBn-Zd2Uzg
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Photo composition rules on: September 16, 2018, 04:48:40 am
If someone with a large collection of photos on Shipspotting deletes them all, let them. They can do as they please. However, they should automatically be banned for life. Why should they get access to other members' photos, when theirs cannot be accessed any longer?

Brgds

Phil, I think this is a bit of a harsh response. BTW, what would the definition of "large collection" be? I understand that Miraflores has problem re deletion and we all know that, but what if somebody deletes his/her photos without explanation? Should they be banned too? I don't see why.
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Photo composition rules on: September 06, 2018, 10:31:46 pm
That snow covered scenery is absolutely beautiful and the obstruction is really minimal, it is not that we are not seeing some crucial part of the ship. I always enjoyed your photos from the Kiel canal of changing seasons with ships. I would like you to stop deleting them but if you must, are you putting them on somewhere else so that we can enjoy them?
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now on: August 25, 2018, 05:52:27 pm
the ships become sort of recognisable, which also emphasises the poor air quality the Vancouver seems to be currently suffering from. And just to make sure, these are still not good photo's but if this would have been a picture of a ship that I had never seen anywhere pictured before, and had been frantically looking for, I would be quite happy to find it.

Agree with you. The ship is recognizable but not something I would post.
Cheers,
 Csaba
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now on: August 21, 2018, 10:05:49 pm
I hope that no one died because of the fire. In Greece it was worse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Attica_wildfires

Seeing you're photos I'm quite concerned about air quality though... but judging from your post you seem to be fine.

So I take my time and wait for your excellent photos to come again when this crisis is over.

Cheer up my friend!

All the best from Hamburg,
Jens

Hi Jens, the air quality is quite bad and people are advised to stay inside, especially the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now on: August 21, 2018, 10:04:00 pm
So , where is this ? , Canada I presume
Peter

Photos were taken from Jericho beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / This is getting a bit frustrating now on: August 21, 2018, 03:48:30 am
So for the past 2 weeks or so we have huge forest fires here in British Columbia. Most of the province is covered in smoke. Here is what it looks like on the shores of English bay.
About half a mile away


And about a mile away


The North Shore mountains are about 4 miles behind the ships, of course covered by thick smoke.So no photography for me until further notice  Sad Sad

BTW, how can I make the photos smaller?
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Ken Smith, President Emeritus on: July 08, 2018, 03:15:19 am
Sad news indeed. RIP Ken.
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