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This forum is for members to post their screen shots for general interest. Competition entries should be posted in the Monthly Screen Shot Contest forum.

 

You must observe the following rules, mainly out of courtesy to your fellow members:

(they have now been tightened up, as some posters have been ignoring them)

 

1. Screenshots must be VATSIM related

 

2. Members will be responsible for hosting their own pictures. For those that don't have server space or the bandwidth, http://www.imageshack.us/ is a viable option.

 

3. Image size will be limited to 500kb to keep download time reasonable for dial-up. Images above the limit will be removed.

 

4. For the same reason any one thread should contain no more than 10 pictures. We would like to see your best pictures, not a random collection. Multiple threads posted to avoid this rule will be treated as a single thread.

 

5. File format should normally be jpg.

 

6. Video links may be posted, but videos may not be embedded in the post.

 

Posts not conforming to these rules will be deleted without warning, includinig those already posted at the time the rules were edited on 22nd June 07.

 

Ruth McTighe

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Thanks for the positive responses, guys.

 

However sadly, in the first 5 days of this forum being open, 6 posters out of 25 have failed to follow the posting guidelines. Three of them posted introductions which basically translated "I know what the guidelines say, but I'm going to ignore them". So far we've had five posters put up excessive numbers of pictures, and one has posted a picture that was nothing to do with VATSIM.

 

My trust in members' commonsense was obviously misplaced, so from now on these are no longer guidelines, but rules and I will enforce them firmly. Any post breaching the rules will be deleted without warning.

 

Those who have already posted threads with over 10 pictures are asked to reduce them to 10 by 2359z on Sunday 24th June or I will delete them.

 

Ruth

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I wouldn't call posting one or two more than ten, excessive. But whatever floats your boat.

 

In fairness though some did exceed the guidline amount excessively and I think shes just treating everyone who went over the guidline amount of 10 equally, even though some may have exceeded it way more than others. Though I think maybe the excessive posting of screenshots was down to people not being aware of the rules as opposed to them ignoring them(some did but most didn't), as the thread that the rules were in was a welcome thread and should probably have been entitled something along the lines of 'IMPORTANT - RULES PLEASE READ!', which grabs peoples attention and would probably have made them more aware of the rules.

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Hi Ruth,

 

Here's a suggestion that may be a decent compromise for people that want to post more than 10 shots per thread.

 

There's a max of 15 posts per page on each thread. Maybe if someone has more than 10 shots, they could put up to 10 shots with 1 shot per post, get a 3 or 4 replies to the photos and once it hits the second page, they are allowed 10 more and then that is the absolute maximum per thread. This way you still get the max 10 shots being loaded per page, it will keep the dial up users satisfied, keep the users that want to post more than 10 shots happy and also stop threads from going too over the top page wise.

 

So to recap. Maximum per page = 10, Maximum per thread = 20

 

What do you think?

 

Cheers!

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At the moment I'm going to be rigid on this. As several people commented, whatever number you pick, one person will go over by one or two, then one person goes over by five, then one by 10. Where do we draw the line? If it's ok to go over by two, then I should have set the limit at 12 in the first place. Then someone will try and post 14, and so it goes on.......

 

I would normally expect people posting in a forum for the first time to read the opening welcome announcement, but I take Seamus's point and will change the title.

 

I'm not going down the route of allowing more pictures on later pages of a thread. This isn't a photo album - if you want to post lots of photos then use flickr or something like that and post a link.

 

Ruth

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I'd like to give a helpful tip to thread posters. When you post, please name your thread according to the theme of your pics instead of a generic "My Screen Shots" or "Some VATSIM pics" etc.

 

I'm more likely to look at a thread if I have some idea of what I'm about to see.

 

And this is not a rule, just a suggestion to help you get more views.

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Impose a file size limit rather than a limit on the number of shots.

 

Joe,

 

Perhaps you missed the initial rules where this was also a requirement.

 

I think what he means is the total file size of all the files.

 

For example setting a 800kb limit for all images. For example if you have 5 images, if you add the file sizes of those images they must add up to a maximum of 800kb.

 

I may be wrong, but thats what I thought he meant.

 

I think that suggestion would cause too many problems anyway, I agree that we should set a limit and stick to the limit.

 

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The problem with setting a total file size limit is monitoring it. I really don't fancy having to look at every thread with more than a few pictures and checking each pictures file size and adding them up. I'd rather be flying or controlling!

 

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I think this rule is being bent a little recently

 

4. For the same reason any one thread should contain no more than 10 pictures. We would like to see your best pictures, not a random collection. Multiple threads posted to avoid this rule will be treated as a single thread.

 

Some rather long winded posts showing up, of aircraft flying, I say long winded cause the 17 cruise shots are actually really boring

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I think this rule is being bent a little recently

 

4. For the same reason any one thread should contain no more than 10 pictures. We would like to see your best pictures, not a random collection. Multiple threads posted to avoid this rule will be treated as a single thread.

 

Some rather long winded posts showing up, of aircraft flying, I say long winded cause the 17 cruise shots are actually really boring

Well, they may be boring, but they're not bending any rules. "For the same reason any one thread should contain no more than 10 pictures".

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This forum is for members to post their screen shots for general interest. Competition entries should be posted in the Monthly Screen Shot Contest forum.

 

You must observe the following rules, mainly out of courtesy to your fellow members:

(they have now been tightened up, as some posters have been ignoring them)

 

1. Screenshots must be VATSIM related

 

2. Members will be responsible for hosting their own pictures. For those that don't have server space or the bandwidth, http://www.imageshack.us/ is a viable option.

 

3. Image size will be limited to 500kb to keep download time reasonable for dial-up. Images above the limit will be removed.

 

4. For the same reason any one thread should contain no more than 10 pictures. We would like to see your best pictures, not a random collection. Multiple threads posted to avoid this rule will be treated as a single thread.

 

5. File format should normally be jpg.

 

6. Video links may be posted, but videos may not be embedded in the post.

 

Posts not conforming to these rules will be deleted without warning, includinig those already posted at the time the rules were edited on 22nd June 07.

 

Ruth McTighe

VATGOV7

Vice President - Communications

 

Just by way of reinforcing the rules. A number of current threads were in breach of some of the above.

Norman

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