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Mikhail Ter


This is general topic for asking any questions. If you don't know where to ask, you can try it in this topic.

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Gilberto Zara


@Taurus717 Yes thanks. Yet, about https://trainspo.com/photo/120772/ I think it's more appropriate to put it in "ATTS" operator section, because it's a very different administration for such vehicle. Would it be possible to change section?
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Federico Santagati


@gil646 I know about ATTS, but ATTS is not the operator of the vehicle, but the owner and ECM of those Trams. Every time ATTS wants to operate those Trams, they ask GTT for personnel and operation of those Trams.
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Anyrail1435


Hello.
I have some questions of the criteria for our images.
''Vehicle is blocked or partially cut.''
Must all parts of the train be complete without any obstructions? I think a part of a loco or a train could also be a nice photo.
''Subject of photo is not well lighted.''
This one is also often seen. But they look normal on my computer and phone. I guess everyone's device is not the same.
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Maersk.146


Greetings and Welcome to Trainspo, Anyrail1435!

To clarify the guidelines for you (and others):

It is NOT necessary for the entire train to be visible in the picture -- we are looking for (and specifically record) images of individual power and control units, service vehicles, etc., without requiring that everything be visible to which they are connected. Many of our member-screeners understand that principal, but some apparently do not. Only the lead/end unit of any train or consist need be unobstructed.

Subjects of photos generally need to be lighted well enough to discern the major details of the particular model being displayed in the picture. This can mean that locomotives, etc., may be photographed with any sun angle (or on cloudy days), and NOT only on perfectly sunny days and NOT only on the sunny side of the subject. Railroads operate in all types of weather on a continuous basis, and we strive to build our database of all the world's rail vehicles in such a way as to illustrate them effectively and beautifully while going about their everyday (and nightly) duties.

It is possible for poor lighting to occur even on a sunny day if, for instance, the top of a locomotive is brightly lit, but the bogies and other underbody details are completely underexposed and dark. We hope to be able to detect pertinent details of any specific photo subject, regardless of the overall lighting, weather or time of day. Night photos are very much welcomed at Trainspo, with the caveat that the subject's details be generally visible enough to identify the type of vehicle it is. Photos of an artful nature are occasionally approved if the overall picture is especially well done, so there are exceptions, however.

Our members make up the vast majority of the screeners on our site, and voting is entirely anonymous -- no one knows how anyone else votes or who the active voting members are (except the site administrator -- not me!). It is about as democratic a moderated approval system as I've seen on any site, and may not always be perfect, but is certainly one of the best and most inclusive.

I hope this has been helpful to you and that we will continue to see more of your excellent photos!

Best regards,
Maersk.146 (editor-US)
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Ethanwhetstone104


Hello
Do You need a Membership to Upload Pictures or Spots onto the Website i Was Researching where do i Upload Pics and I have Some Good ones but Might not be the best, If anyone knows what it is, Let me know, Thanks
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Maersk.146


@Ethanwhetstone104

Hello and welcome to Trainspo, Ethan!

Yes, one must have Member status to upload pictures for moderation to the database, but as a Fan, you are able to upload Spots taken with and sent from a cell phone, as well as uploading to any of the photo threads in the Community section, such as Everyday Railway Photos, etc., and these may be taken with any type of camera. There is no moderation of Spots or Community section threads, but pictures need to be of a subject appropriate to the discussion.
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Matias Lq


Hello,
Thanks for letting me be part of this community! I've reported several vehicles that are not in the database - unfortunately they haven't been added yet. Is there anything I can do to help you guys with it? I know you all are doing this voluntarily and have other things going on besides Trainspo. Anything I can do to help? 🙂
-´Thanks, Matias
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Federico Santagati


@1993matiaslq Dear Matias,
in order to add the vehicles you reported in our database we need several informations about the vehicle:

-If the Vehicle type is already in our Database but with another train operator, please add the link of the Vehicle Type (Model) in the Report: "Same as [link]"

-If the Vehicle type not in our Database we need following informations:

Name of the vehicle: (DSB Litra 1 for example)
Type: [Steam/EMU/DMU/Diesel Loco/Electric Loco]
Built by: [Builder/Year of Production from/to/Units produced]
Refurbished (if applicable): [From / To / Units refurbished]
Series(if applicable): (TRAXX F140 AC for example)
Family(if applicable): (Bombardier Traxx for example)
Gauge mm: [1435/1520/1668 etc.]
UIC axle: [Bo'Bo'/Co'Co' etc]
Max speed km/h: [120 km/h for example]
Axle load t.: [22,5 t for example]
Power kW (cont.) / motors [6400 kW/4 for example]
Tr. eff. kN (start): [150kN for example]
Prime mover (diesels): [5D49 for example] (if applicable)
Transmission (diesels): [Diesel-Electric] (if appllicable]
Length m.: [20.5 m for example]
Width m.: [3.00 m for example]
Height m.: [4.2 m for example]
Weight t.: [80.5 t for example]
Train length m.: [For EMUs/DMUs, 200.5 m for example]
Electric systems (if applicable): [15 kV 16,7Hz for example]
Seats (MU, RC, trams): [all available seats, if applicable]
1st class: [1st class seats, if applicable]
2nd class: [2nd class seats, if applicable]
Formation (EMUs/DMUs): [Number of cars]
Motor cars: [Number of traction cars]
Trailers: [Number of not tractioned cars]
URL with technical details (wikipedia if possible): [Link to Source]

If you provide us all those information in the report filling the upper schema we can add all this information faster in the Database and add the vehicle more rapidly. Thank you for your patience.
Best regards
Federico. (editor EU-Area)
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Matias Lq


Thanks! Good to know how much you need 🙂

If there are locomotive classes with missing information, how would you prefer to receive that?
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Eemil Liukkonen


I'm trying to upgrade my account to start uploading images in here, but what is the code which must be submitted in the code section?
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Eemil Liukkonen


How I can press likes for gallery images?
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Federico Santagati


@fintrainphotos if you are on the photo page, just click the "star" on the left bottom corner, under the description 😉
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Eemil Liukkonen


@Taurus717 well, when I'm trying to do it it won't allow me to like the picture for some weird reason?
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Federico Santagati


@1993matiaslq dear Matias, if you have some missing informations you can always click on "Report". This will send us a change request.
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Federico Santagati


@Liukkonen.Eemil Dear Emil, a Fan account can only like and comment images. Please send a report to upgrade your account to a member account in order to join our member community.
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Matias Lq


@Taurus717 Hello, thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work. The picture has been waiting for more than two weeks now, and despite several reports it has not been added to the database.
It's not even a complicated one, it's just a new owner for an existing locomotive class.

Do you need help with the database to decrease handling times? I would be happy to help. On the other hand, many other new vehicles have been added the past two weeks, so it seems weird that this one has not been added.

Picture in question: https://trainspo.com/photo/131812/
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Federico Santagati


@1993matiaslq sorry for the long waiting. The Trainspo-Database is managed by voluntary work so it takes some time. Loco has been added.
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Matias Lq


Quick question: When submitting a picture of a train owned by LeasingCompany but operated by OperatingCompany, which one should I use?

And what if the OperatingCompany is driving trains on behalf of PublicTransporOrganisation?
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Federico Santagati


@1993matiaslq We are showing the Operator of the train, even if the vehicle is leased, or the personnel is leased, or owned by a public organisation.
For example
MRCE 193, owned by MRCE, Leased to Lokomotion
TOC (Train Operator Company) is Lokomotion,
Train Personnel is leased from 3rd party company.
The train is still planned and operated by Lokomotion. So that's the relevant information.
But! be aware of cross-country journeys. Most of the time, the TOC change at the border. For example Train Munich to Verona, TOC between Munich and Brenner is Lokomotion, Between Brenner and Verona it's RTC (same group, other TOC).
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Lev Pavliuk 96


Hello, can i get the possibility to upload my photos to the site? I applied for it but no one answered me in 2 weeks so i created a fan account, but I want upload photos on the site.
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bodya3504


Hello, can i get the possibility to upload my photos to the site? I applied for it but no one answered me in 2 weeks so i created a fan account, but I want upload photos on the site too.
Thanks.
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Moderators, color sequence of the flag of Azerbaijan is not correct. It must be blue, red and green!
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Federico Santagati


@LevPavliuk96 @bodya3504 Dear Fans, you must have a Member account in order to upload pictures. The member account is completely free. Please contact our Administrator @ter for upgrade.
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Federico Santagati


@evo.series you're right. @ter can you please correct this? thanks
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Lev Pavliuk 96


Hi, what about images with vertical orientation? In the rules indicated it prohibited in any form, but I sometimes see vertical images on trainspo, maybe there are some exceptions?
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Maersk.146


@LevPavliuk96 -

Hi Lev,

We have the "no vertical formats" rule now because it works better with the horizontal format of the site. In the early days of the site, some photos were in the vertical format and it was decided that they did not display well, so here we are.
Thanks for your interest in the issue and welcome to Trainspo! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Keith (Maersk.146)
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Lev Pavliuk 96


Hi, what's the difference when load photo in the "Main gallery and db" and "Main gallery only"? Only in moderation? I noticed that in "Main gallery only" moderation is a little faster, but I didn’t notice any more differences, I understand that images get into the main gallery when 13 likes are typed there, regardless of what was chosen during publication, but at the same time I sometimes notice on the main gallery images where there isn't 10 likes, can you explain how it works? Thanks.
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Federico Santagati


@LevPavliuk96 Hello,
Normal moderation: the screeners can choose between "OK"/"Database" (with Reason)"/"Reject (with Reason)" -> Picture will appear in the Main gallery if it's good enough or in the database if its quality is not so good but enough for the database.

Database: the screeners can choose between "Database"/"Reject (with Reason)". This picture will never appear in the main gallery but only in the database when you are looking for it. Good option if you think that it will not pass the voting process but it's ok for the Database.

Main Gallery Only: the screeners can choose only between "OK" and "Reject". This makes the screening process a little bit faster, but if the picture has many negative votes it will not be accepted.

About the "Liked" section: Trainspo has an algorithm that chooses the best pictures based on the number of likes. This number is dynamic and depends on how many users are active on Trainspo. Actually it is around 13 likes or so. (there is a bug right now that is being solved). It goes higher when many pictures are liked and it lowers when the number of likes in the main gallery drops. This process is completely indipendent from the voting process.

Best Regards
FS
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Lev Pavliuk 96


@Taurus717 thanks for the answer, so, the fact that an image with 3 likes gets on the main/liked is just a bug?
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Federico Santagati


@LevPavliuk96 yes.
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Steven Oskam


What are the plans for the companies DB Cargo Deutschland and DB Schenker Deutschland now? They're essentially the same company, but instead of renaming the original one, somebody created a separate company under the new name. Is there really no (easy) way to combine them entirely?
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Federico Santagati


@ddz7504 We are working to Join the two profiles DB Schenker Deutschland (DBSDE) and DB Cargo Deutschland (DBC) in order to not create two different profiles but to have one profile for the two names, which is here the case, since the Railway Undertaking changed its name on March 1st. 2016.
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Steven Oskam


@Taurus717 Thank you. Does this mean that I should be uploading pictures as DBSDE and not DBC yet?
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Federico Santagati


@ddz7504 Yes, they will be merged soon.
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Steven Oskam


@Taurus717 I've edited my pictures that were still waiting to be added to DBC back to DBSDE now. I also have a little request about this, could the entire DBCNL 186 class be moved to the main DBC once it's merged with DBSDE? https://trainspo.com/class/10481/

This is because these locomotives were used mixed with the DB Cargo Vectrons, not just in the Netherlands but in Belgium and Germany too.