ShipSpotting.com
Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Advanced Search
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17
1  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Photo composition rules on: Today at 03:04:27 pm
There are already more than enough categories and I don't think we need any more. Interesting cargo handling ops could possibly be included in the 'Ships Deck' category but in my opinion we don't need any more 'bits of ships' categories.

So you would simply delete Marek's shot?
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: Photo composition rules on: Today at 09:20:51 am
Well, not really wanting to stir up the fire, we may want to ask us the question whether there should not be a way to formulate site standards in such a way that fine shots like that of Marek can find a place here. I remember my second shot I ever posted showed the top of the funnel of a stationary tug of which obviously the bollard pull was being measured. I found the heat wave coming from the funnel rather impressive, but alas, there was no category for the shot and it had to go.   
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Trip reports / Re: You Know Your A Shipspotter If... on: August 13, 2018, 02:45:00 pm
A: I never have to travel for more than an hour to see a ship.. (20 minutes is the max, and exercising on the bike gives me ample opportunity to see more than one ship)
B: When I sit at the water the main purpose is to read a good book, interupted by occasional maritime passings)
C: I won't be carrying four kilo's of camera any time.
D: My mother always warned me not to talk to strangers.
E: Not that I remember.
F: I do like photography.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: August 10, 2018, 05:16:13 am
OK, thanks for the explanation.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: August 09, 2018, 05:47:46 pm
If Henrik knows that it concerns 47000 posts, would it also be possible to alarm the posters concerned? I think it would be of some help that people get told that they were, most likely unknowingly, involved in these problems?.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: LR/IMO numbers on older vessels on: August 06, 2018, 06:20:28 am
Quote of Oceanquest "It (is) looks as if ShipSpotting is a gallery of photos trying to have some structure without a database, where it really needs to be a database with structure linking to a gallery of photos. "

There used to be a connection with a database, Gross Tonnage, but they ceased to operate a couple of years ago. The data supplied below each picture on SS are still from them. As they stated themselves before their demise, they were focussing on "interesting ships", and they declared older ships as "not interesting", hence the sometimes rudimentary information on ships that ceased to exist a long time ago. Unfortunately it has not been possible to find a replacement database for Gross Tonnage, which more and more results in data om new ships being incomplete. This is another problem than the IMO number, but also here the way to go could be Miramar. In my ideal world Shipsspotting would be something like an illustrated Miramar, and if that would imply using their numerical systems, let it be that way, as long it it helps Shipspotting to have easy access to all photo's of one unique ship, irrespective under which name the pictures were posted.

The category system on Shipspotting is much more advanced than that on Miramar, so that either would have to be sacrificed, or being maintained manually with the first input coming from the poster with correctors to check that.   
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: LR/IMO numbers on older vessels on: August 05, 2018, 09:23:05 am
Bob, thank you for the explanation, it is beyond me why it had to be so complicated, but the issue was rather why we cannot use numbers that "look" like IMO numbers, but will fail the test. (as Miramar obviously does). As long as they are unique, I am fine with that. Lloyds Register is not the Bible, although they sometimes disaggree with that.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: LR/IMO numbers on older vessels on: August 04, 2018, 06:45:45 am
David, for this site, as you state correctly, having a unique number is essential for a number of functions. To me it is of less importance whether that is a "correct" IMO number or anything else. As long as it is really unique, there can be no confusion about which ship we are talking about. Therefore, while covering an interesting point in the history of the LR/IMO numbers the first post in this thread has only academic value as far as the site is concerned. I think in respect we cannot praise MIRAMAR enough for the work they did to get their files organised, and I have absolutely no problem with using their number as a proxy IMO number if needed. It helps us, it helps the site and the site community, even though some of us know that it might be technically incorrect.

In short, be practical, make use of the options and live with the incorrectness.

Perhaps there are people brave enough and with enough free time to sest up a numbering systeem (7-digits?) for the ships that can now not be covered in the site retrieval systems, but as these comprise categories in which I have very little interest, I am not volunteering.
  
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: July 04, 2018, 05:16:03 am
I get an increasing impression that the main problem is not with the site but with the use of malwarebytes......
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Recategorising of vessels on: July 03, 2018, 07:34:00 am
Anybody who has ever worked with the Lloyd's Register ship type codes, is probably aware of the great amount of main type codes (five digits IIRC) and combinations of (three digit) subtype codes. It is highly impractical to include all these codes in the categories used here. Decisions will have to be made on how to group the different types to get to manageable proportions on the site. Using Equasis may help, but as we discovered for the LR1 and LR2 tankers, many of those are classified as crude carriers. I furthermore doubt whether Equasis uses the code SD14, but there is still a category on this site for these ships. For the ship under consideration, if I am not mistaken it is one of the Fred Olsen operated pallet/general cargo ships, which do have a ro/ro facility, so they can be put under general cargo, or ro/ro or pallet carriers. However as long as the IMO number is correct, the different preferences can all be shown by one mouse click.     
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 30, 2018, 06:32:26 am
And yet, I notice other members uploading on a regular basis. It makes me wonder, what have they done to circumvent issue
that  I canít seem to do (in order to access site to upload etc...) Huh
andre

Probably not using malwarebytes is the best solution. (The oystrich spproach) I am using AVG and although I have had some warnings in the beginning of the problems, and occasional hick-ups later, I have always been able to access the site.
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 26, 2018, 09:53:53 am
Problem with AVG is that I only get occasional (and rare) warnings, there is no consistency, but most of the time it works fine for me. 
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 24, 2018, 12:26:29 pm
Thanks David, we share your frustration.
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 23, 2018, 07:02:27 am
Got this message this morning from AVG : Connection discontinued, because of this script: JS:SCRIPTIP-inf [Trj]  after which I could no reconnect immediately. Only about 15 minutes later when I tried again the site opened in the normal way, without any messages. AVG considered the level of threat 1 out of maximum of 3.

There are still many new photo's being uploaded, so apparently not everybody is scared enough to stop visiting.

I support the voices that ask for information about why this is continuing and what the progress is related to solving the problems.
15  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: Is there a site problem? on: June 22, 2018, 03:25:07 pm
Just got a new pop-up, which immediately disappeared and was replaced by a statement from my computer that I was about to download an exe programme. As the extensions said .ru I refused, went back to shipspotting and the pop-ups have disappeared. It could have caught me (or you) unaware, so not everything is safe around here.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 17

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.057 seconds with 18 queries.
Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved