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 on: April 17, 2019, 06:56:09 pm 
Started by Propslip - Last post by Tom Walker
Regrettably I know of no on-line source of Lloyd's Lists.  Original copies from the 1950s onwards are kept at the Borough Library in the City area of London which is a short walk from the Bank underground station in the City (Waterloo and City Line - train times were geared mainly to working office hours when I last visited).  The Lloyd's List are bound in volumes containing a year's copies.  Also available by prior arrangement are the old Lloyd's Voyage Cards for British ships (mostly 1950s-1960s era), and back copies of Lloyd's Shipping Index and Lloyd's Voyage Record.  A great place to visit for research, but best to look at their website before planning a visit,

This of course is only of use if you can reach London easily.

Best Regards


 on: April 17, 2019, 05:18:15 pm 
Started by Propslip - Last post by Propslip
   I am trying to find historical records of ships I saw in the early sixties & Seventies in various ports around the world. Are historical records of Lloyds List available online? If so are they free to use?

 on: April 17, 2019, 08:28:16 am 
Started by Ship's Cat - Last post by rene2805
NOORDERLICHT  9279068  Dutch   now   LINDEBORG   Dutch.

 on: April 16, 2019, 08:03:25 pm 
Started by Jens Boldt - Last post by Jens Boldt

 on: April 15, 2019, 11:45:39 pm 
Started by davidships - Last post by davidships
A recent member's suggestion concerned factory ships, and further comments on this forum led the Admin group to consider this alongside other types of support vessels for the fishing industry.  See,16479.0.html

We have decided to make two changes to this area:

  • the "Reefers in support of the Fishing Industry" subcategory will be discontinued, and all transport reefers (as evidenced usually by Equasis or similar) will be moved to the general Reefer category, and other vessels redistributed as appropriate.  Please do not add further photos to this subcategory
  • the "Fisheries Research and Support Vessels" subcategory has been retitled "Research, Support and Processing vessels", intended to cover all ancillary fishing related service vessels

The consequent moves of photos will be carried out as quickly as possible, though members are welcome to make any necessary moves of their own photos if they so wish.

If there are any members particularly interested in fishing vessels, generally familiar with available data sources, and who would like to spend a modest amount of their leisure time keeping the Fishing categories in good order, reviewing new uploads for conformity with site requirements, as well as helping with reviewing guidance for the Fishing group of categories, please let me know by email, PM or via the "Contact" tab above.


 on: April 15, 2019, 07:13:01 am 
Started by csaba - Last post by simonwp
There is a balance to be struck here. I'm not sure it always falls in the right place. The balance is between keeping some photographs that transgress the rules in a minor way, but are otherwise excellent photographs, and are of interest to members, and deleting the photographs that obviously don't meet the standards. I have had photographs deleted for very minor issues (e.g. top of derrick slightly cropped), but have never complained, and carried on posting. At one point I started to think I was being stalked by one particular admin, as I had several deleted, some for years ago, in quick succession by this admin. However they were not exceptional photographs. It's when admins consider for deletion the good stuff that members are interested in, that it starts to go wrong. Once a photograph starts to get comments congratulating the photographer, it's always going to be contentious if an admin thinks it should be deleted. I don't know how admins operate, but I think it should be to err on the side of keeping photographs, especially if they have attracted a lot of attention from other members. It's not an easy balance, bit, this is a members site, and the balance should always be in favour of the members.

 on: April 15, 2019, 06:14:57 am 
Started by csaba - Last post by DEREK SANDS
Well said  everyone

 on: April 15, 2019, 04:40:04 am 
Started by csaba - Last post by Tony des Landes
When a member deletes all their photos and stops posting in the future, it is ultimately the members who are penalised.


 on: April 15, 2019, 03:37:47 am 
Started by csaba - Last post by lappino
Hear, hear...

"This is a hobby after all."

For me, it all comes to this. How serious do I take my hobby? This is the question I ask myself when I see my photo about to get deleted. So all my righteous rage eventually subsides, even if my photo does get deleted. Smiley

After all, this IS just a hobby. Passatiempo.

So, nothing much to fuss about.



 on: April 15, 2019, 02:57:37 am 
Started by csaba - Last post by csaba
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...

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