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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 03:41:50 pm »

Query noted, Robert.
I am checking with Admin colleagues about this.
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 09:42:28 pm »

just noted this thread - seems it is not just an isolated case.

It has happened to my photo of INS Sindhurakshak, which I have now changed back.  How can this happen?

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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2017, 12:42:45 am »

Based on the number of entries thread generating, this practice is not an isolated case.  I've noticed subtle title changes of several of my uploads. (i.e. changes with upper case / lower case and period (.) or spacing either deleted/added).
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2017, 07:36:32 am »

I normally only change spelling errors. In case of doubt one may like to use the summary page of a ship, which will show up with all others shots of the ship having the same IMO number. Just look at how the name of the ship that you uploaded has been spelled, and see what the obvious accepted general practice is.

And for what is worth, this might also be an opportunity to address those who upload tanker shots. Please check the summary page in case you are not certain under which category they should be added.  
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2017, 10:14:40 am »

@andrecas:  most of these small changes are intentional - word spacing, periods, missing prefixes or suffixes, missing IMOs can all affect search functioning - especially for those without IMO numbers. 

Names which are in all-lower-case ("queen elizabeth") are not acceptable and will be modified.  Names with capital initials ("Queen Elizabeth") remain acceptable, though in the process of bulk review of a particular ship they may be changed to the generally-preferred upper case ("QUEEN ELIZABETH").

The work of Category Admin and Photo Correctors in improving the functionality and consistency of the site is much appreciated.

@Allan: certainly shouldn't have happened, and I am assuming a mistake/misunderstanding.  I am sorry about that.

@Robert: I'll post here again when I have found out about this.
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2017, 11:26:07 am »

Why have all the UK Border Force vessels, apart from a couple of recently posted photos, had their prefix "HMC" removed from the title?
All earlier photos of them in the Customs & Excise role still have the prefix HMCC in the titles.


Thanks David, all back to normal now.

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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2017, 11:53:01 am »

Thank you again Bob.
Hopefully the (still anonymous) culprit will see this thread and not make such changes again.

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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 07:46:00 am »

Same happened with my photo from NE BRAZIL

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2540239

Ships name was changed 3 times to BrNS BRAZIL by an "unknown moderator",
I have 3 times changed the name back to NE BRAZIL and made an additional comment that I will delete the photo when the name was changed once more. Later I deleted my comment.
I think I know who is the unknown moderator in the far, far east in the  middle of the Pacific Ocean.
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2017, 10:09:45 am »

I am sorry, but "NE" is not a country prefix - it is a ship-type: Navio Escola = schoolship/training ship.  Like some other navies, the Brazilian Navy uses the ship type as is prefix internally, but we do not.  Most of the country prefixes used on this site are those used internationally for all ships of a particular navy.  The guidance is here:
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SHIPS NAME BOX: Show the country designator, vessel name and pennant number.
http://www.shipspotting.com/support/faq.php?category=Military%20Ships

As with others, the photo has been moved in accordance with site standards/guidance (the ship's name is BRASIL).  Members are welcome to include additional information in the Photo Description.

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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2017, 08:11:39 am »

I do not agree with the name BrNS BRASIL

So now I have deleted the photo.

If somebody wants to see the photos from the channel bridge can go to

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/of/ships/shipid:775616/shipname:NE%20BRASIL/mmsi:710429000
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