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:
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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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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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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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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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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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I too used to think along the lines of wds - listing subdivisions as a way to hide where the actual picture was taken. I've only had one instance of this kind of correction and rather than delete and rewrite I took advantage of the additional information and rewrote the caption to include it. It appears to me that you could do the same. Change the caption to highlight the location and add the subdivision information as an additional thought.
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Several years ago, someone had the location changed - incorrectly, buy about 30 miles! - on two of my photos. At that time, I didn't realize I could change it back, so I griped to the two Chris's and one of them changed it back.

I'll admit I have asked for incorrect models to be changed by the admins in the past (it is amazing how many cannot tell an SD40 from an SD40-2, for example, and some were even worse). So, maybe I'll take the advice given here and allow the submitter to change the model in the future.
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(it is amazing how many cannot tell an SD40 from an SD40-2, for example, and some were even worse).
I can't. They all look the same to me. What is the difference?
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I can't. They all look the same to me. What is the difference?
-2's have an elongated riding platform on the rear.

Damn, I am a foamer. *facepalm*
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-2's have an elongated riding platform on the rear.

Damn, I am a foamer. *facepalm*
Just on the rear? What about the ones with the long platform on the nose?
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I can't. They all look the same to me. What is the difference?
Longer porch, front and back (they're built on a shared frame with the SD45-2), sight glass on the long hood, double set of places to cut out for marker lights on the end of the long hood, dampening bar on the truck.

Of course rebuilds have made much of this not matter that much anymore as Frankenstein versions of everything roll around out there, but those were the basic ID factors we all used in the late 1970s when all SD40s and SD40-2s were un-altered.

Here's a question I don't know the answer to, are there any non Dash 2 SD40s still running today, anywhere? (At least unrebuilt, un altered ones)?
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Here's a question I don't know the answer to, are there any non Dash 2 SD40s still running today, anywhere?
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Longer porch, front and back (they're built on a shared frame with the SD45-2), sight glass on the long hood, double set of places to cut out for marker lights on the end of the long hood, dampening bar on the truck.

Of course rebuilds have made much of this not matter that much anymore as Frankenstein versions of everything roll around out there, but those were the basic ID factors we all used in the late 1970s when all SD40s and SD40-2s were un-altered.
And then there are the different SD40-2 units that have short noses and long noses. It's all so confusing to me.
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I can't. They all look the same to me. What is the difference?
If it doesn't have a smoke stack on it, does it really even matter?

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And then there are the different SD40-2 units that have short noses and long noses. It's all so confusing to me.
Snoots, yes...

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I can't. They all look the same to me.
I did not know the difference, though I'm sure someone working for Athearn would!

Here's a fine example of both a Berkshire and a Berkshire-2:

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Here's a fine example of both a Berkshire and a Berkshire-2:

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Shouldn't that be a Berkshire x2?

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Here's a fine example of both a Berkshire and a Berkshire-2:
Definitely some good looking units.
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Definitely some good looking units.
Please, please, please tell me you did that as a joke. Right?

To the young children, a steam locomotive is not a unit. A diesel is a unit and can work in tandem with other diesel units, the consist being a whole run from a single control stand.

A steam locomotive cannot be a unit.
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Please, please, please tell me you did that as a joke. Right?

To the young children, a steam locomotive is not a unit. A diesel is a unit and can work in tandem with other diesel units, the consist being a whole run from a single control stand.

A steam locomotive cannot be a unit.
You should be a screener with that kind of nitpicking.....Kidding.

The ACE 3000 could've been called a steam unit had it been created.

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