Old 04-30-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Ok, tell me if I am wrong but there seems to be someone(s), changing information and it is annoying. I don't think it is nitpicking to not like your posts changed on someones opinion.

Example 1:
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/529096

I listed this as Metra River Grove Station and it was changed to:
CP Elgin Subdivision. I am not sure if the timetable in effect is CP Elgin Subdivision but that is not a location and to the best I know Metra owns the line, not CP.

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Example 2:
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was Changed from Hammond-Whiting Amtrak Station to NS Chicago Line
And there are others. My view is whether I am right or wrong, I post information, then my name is on it and people can judge my mistake if there is one.

As a database person I don't think it is a good idea for anyone to be able to go changing info and I don't see how someone screening changes can judge correctness. I mean if you got something to post, do it, but leave mine alone??????????

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Old 04-30-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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While I can't say that I've had anyone go changing information on my photos, I believe that the capability does exist for RP Members to make changes to the photos of others and that bothers me. To me, the information/captions on our photos is our responsibility. If someone believes it is incorrect, they can send us a PM and let us make the judgment as to whether or not a correction is warranted. If we choose not to correct it, or believe the PM to be in error, then that's it. The PM'er will just have to get over it.

Obviously, Admin should be able to make such changes. After all, it is their site and they are entitled to be able to control what is displayed.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:45 AM   #3
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If someone believes it is incorrect, they can send us a PM and let us make the judgment as to whether or not a correction is warranted. If we choose not to correct it, or believe the PM to be in error, then that's it. The PM'er will just have to get over it.
If only it were that easy. It's hard for butt hurt foamers to simply "get over it."
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It's hard for butt hurt foamers to simply "get over it."
"No! I told you, my picture's level and you're wrong. So suck on a K5LA!"





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"No! I told you, my picture's level and you're wrong. So suck on a K5LA!"
I was a bit nicer when I appealed my last unlevel rejection.
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I was a bit nicer when I appealed my last unlevel rejection.
Whoever gave you that rejection must not have seen your name. That rejection box shouldn't even be available to your photos. Lol.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:10 PM   #7
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Bob, did you receive any notifications or e-mail about these changes? Or did you just happen to notice they had occurred after the fact? Since the member notifications began a few years ago, I've only ever gotten one about someone changing info on one of my photos (changing a subdivision to a specific control point - which was not necessarily wrong, just not how I like to enter my info, for standardization purposes).

This topic has been touched on before, but I really wish that other users' 'corrections' to my photos were run by me first before they were accepted. But like I said, it's been years since I got a notification about it. So it may not be happening to me at all.
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I get a notification the same as a "like". It seems to specific to certain areas around Chicago. It was just a few to start and I thought "what ever". I didn't want to bring it up because of unintended consequences. If I thought I was totally wrong then I would have no problem.

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Just change it back - that's what I've done a few times in the past when someone did it to me. And you're right, a subdivision is not a location. A subdivision can have a multitude of locations on it, and listing the location as such is many times too vague to be useful. On the other hand a junction with another subdivision would be acceptable. I used to think that people who listed subs as locations were just trying to disguise the actual location to keep it to themselves, but now I figure it's just because they are "language-challenged"!
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What about Steam locomotives that are now MU equipped?

ooooooooooooooooooooooooh

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What about Steam locomotives that are now MU equipped?

ooooooooooooooooooooooooh

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Can the steam locomotive be run from the cab of the diesel? If not, it isn't a unit.

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I have had at least two of my subway shots corrected for incorrect labeling of the MU trains.
While I find it somewhat short twisting, I would have to admit I really do not care that much. So if someone with more particular knowledge wants to fix it, fine by me.
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I have had at least two of my subway shots corrected for incorrect labeling of the MU trains.
While I find it somewhat short twisting, I would have to admit I really do not care that much. So if someone with more particular knowledge wants to fix it, fine by me.
Hi Dennis,

My stance is that YOU own the pictures, and therefore YOU should get to decide whether or not the comments/photo data should be changed, not some nameless/faceless "stealth" person who may have nothing better to do than to find faults in what you have written.
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Jim likes being argumentative about words and does not realize or does not care how that makes the rest of us think of him.

Notwithstanding the dictionary definition, words are used at times in specific contexts where their meaning is constrained. In railroading, a steam locomotive cannot be a unit. As far as I know, in North American usage.
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