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 on: August 18, 2018, 12:17:20 am 
Started by Marek W - Last post by davidships
An interesting discussion - and welcome to you, Marek, for asking the question.  There is plenty of room for more opinions on this from other members as well (I'll probably move this discussion to the "Site related" section as we've got beyond the initial straight question).

We do not need to be tied to the past, but we do need to keep a focus on what we can do best and what members generally want, as well as the best that we already have.  Personally I doubt that overall a sort of "Maritime Flickr" would be realistic as a way to go, even if we could actually manage it - technical and moderating resources are not exactly plentiful.

best wishes


 on: August 17, 2018, 10:29:06 pm 
Started by Robert J Smith - Last post by Oldkayaker
May not be a problem for you or for some others; but, if I am going to support this site with a donation, I think a Safe and Secure site is not too much to ask.

Right now, I can get in with an exception from my malware protection; but, no more contributions from me as long as that "NOT Secure" notation appears.

 on: August 17, 2018, 10:19:07 pm 
Started by Robert J Smith - Last post by Paul Finnigan
Not on my PC... still getting this warning Not secure.
Hello Oldkayker,
We have already said in the old thread that websites with http now show up as not secure, it doesn't mean the site is not safe it only mean that passwords etc may not be secure.I  really cant see a issue with that as shipspotting doesn't have any of our personal info only a password to log on and a lot of members don't even use there real names as the site only asks for a user name.     

 on: August 17, 2018, 09:38:00 pm 
Started by Robert J Smith - Last post by Oldkayaker
Not on my PC... still getting this warning Not secure.

 on: August 17, 2018, 08:32:09 pm 
Started by Ship's Cat - Last post by rene2805
SOUTHERN BAY   9152181  Liberia   now   TAGANROGSKIY  ZALIV      Panama

Rgds René

 on: August 17, 2018, 08:11:54 pm 
Started by Robert J Smith - Last post by Cedric Hacke
It was my understanding the site is now safe.

 on: August 17, 2018, 03:47:07 pm 
Started by Marek W - Last post by Marek W
Thanks Phil! I completely understand. Looking forward to posting more. Interesting discussion none the less Smiley

 on: August 17, 2018, 03:35:39 pm 
Started by Marek W - Last post by Phil English

Your photos are indeed very good from a photography perspective but this site has always focussed on ships first and foremost, and photography second. Hence we have a set of site standards which basically allows ship enthusiasts to see what a particular ship looks like, rather than to see what a bit of it looks like. Within that, there are a set of basic composition and clarity rules to weed out shots of substandard quality.


 on: August 17, 2018, 03:13:55 pm 
Started by Marek W - Last post by Marek W
I honestly don't want to stir up any trouble here. Just something I think the site admins may consider. I approach this from a purely photography point of view. I don't care what ship is in my viewfinder, as long as I have something interesting to capture or present it in a way that makes my audience smile.

Could a general category be added which would encompass closeup/detail shots? No sub-categories inside. Just detailed shots of any vessel. I think this would bring a new dimension to the fine marine photography on this site and enable us and our audience to see things most don't, especially when our subjects tend to be quite a distance away from us and many will never set foot on the decks of the ships we photograph.

The aviation community faced the same issue when for the longest time some of the foremost aviation photography sites also disallowed posting of close ups, and yet with the advent of social media, sites like FB and IG now find these types of shots to be very popular.

Just a humble thought Smiley

 on: August 17, 2018, 03:04:27 pm 
Started by Marek W - Last post by pieter melissen
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?

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