I personally wouldn’t vote for any of his pictures. In my mind…(I offer my opinion here in the full knowledge that very few people may be interested)…FlightAware is about tracking airplanes/flights. It appears to me that all his pictures (LTParrish) are tagged with the N# and are all airliners. Therefore you can vote all you want but as long as they are tagged by N# they will never correlate with the appropriate flight. I like to post pictures so that people who look up a flight can see a picture of the plane being tracked. I understand that people post pictures here to post and look at. But doesn’t it seem to you that if you are going to benefit the FlightAware site you should tag your photos so that it will get the most utility out of the site? The endorsement feature is a pretty good deal.
Maybe he’s posting it while with a group of friends and they are voting for the pictures. Maybe, just maybe, why make such a big deal out of it? This is, after all, a site for flight tracking, not photography. The pictures are nice but the tracking is better!
I don’t think anyone was making a “big deal” out of it. It was simply an observation that looked out of the ordinary. Most of the time when someone here sees something that doesn’t look right or if there is a glitch, they write about it.
When you see a group of photos that have only around 40-45 views, but have 10-12 votes, thats out of the ordinary! And it happens everytime this one user post photos?
But it was just an observation, not a big deal. And I also agree, the tracking is the best part of the site damiross!
I agree with both of you. The tracking is why we come to this site. I also think it is more correct to say that the photos “enhance” the tracking. Because you can see the plane your tracking.
I do a lot of vicarious flying here, and it just makes it more fun to see the trackee. That’s why I started posting. My belief that you get out of something what you put into it.
I’ve been a member here since '05. I didn’t start posting photos until the last year or two. I don’t know what the date of my first post was. But it took me awhile to talk myself into posting pics. I just wish people would post pics of planes not of tertiary stuff. Although I have to admit I do enjoy seeing the pics of the pets enjoying the flight.
I say let the photos post be them good or not so good as long as the subject pertains to aircraft general av, or commercial av. If the reg # is
known then sure it should be added… personally, I would rather work off of info that has been omitted due to an unknown response rather than info guessed at and wrong… tomato, tomaaaato
It’s a place free of the “other” sites often draconian acceptance procedures (yes, I have residual passive bitterness from various photos… not really, I’ve moved on but i digress…)
one of those sites which has the words “Airliners” incorporated into the name has become quite littered with general av and military av craft… never have seen an f-14 in United Airlines colors or Pan Am B-52 but they’re posted along with THE AIRLINERS and will remain there love 'em or hate’em