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Admin Military Photo Naming Volunteers

Discussion in 'Admin Shout Box' started by Bombardier, Apr 15, 2016.


  1. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    We have many thousands of images that do not have the correct name attached to the photo upload

    Here is an example

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    I understand how it happens and how difficult it can be to rename all your files prior to upload, (especially when uploading many files at at a time)

    What we are looking for is people who will be kind enough to name the photo in the comments box.

    Two things we would look for are 1/ a name for the military photo 2/ a desription if one is available.

    This is something I do on a regular basis but it is never ending .

    I use tow tools to help me identify an image

    1/ http://www.tineye.com/ This is a reverse image search that looks for similar copies of the photo online and there the name and possibly the description can be found.
    2/ https://images.google.co.uk/
    google reverse image search.png

    Why is it important?
    Because Google and other serach engines do not understand what an image with a title Scan0001.jpg is, but if the upload has a name the search bots can find it easily.

    Why put all that effort in to naming images?
    Because the more google spiders and then indexes,the more people find us on searches which, results in more members/users and more member contribution, it benefits us all who seek more knowledge of the Military.

    You dont have to enrol or anything just post the name and description if possible. (need to be a member though)

    What do I get out of it?
    More likes, Trophy points etc increasing your social standing on MI.Net.

    Perhaps in time I could create a usergroup for those most interested and award a usergroup banner on your usertitle.

    Lets see how we go.

    Dont forget if you cant find an image with title and description or you just dont know, a title like "Tank on a hill WW2" is better than "scan0001".

    It doesnt matter if you use un associated file name we will get around to naming them eventually.

    Enjoy people
     
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  2. Slipknot United Kingdom

    Slipknot Mi Lance corporal MI.Net Member

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    I would be happy to help from time to time
     
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  3. zeroalpha United Kingdom

    zeroalpha Mi Corporal MI.Net Member

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    Just started identifying some military motorcycle photos, I prefer to use the Google reverse image search mentioned above, the tineye website does not provide as many results.
     
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  4. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Thanks @zeroalpha that is a huge help. Should start thinking of a usergroup name for all those interested in doing this.
     
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  5. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

    ~Phoenix~ Mi Captain MI.Net Member

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    I only know about mordern jets though.
     
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  6. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    There are plenty of jet photos without names mate, your help is much appreciated.
     
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  7. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

    ~Phoenix~ Mi Captain MI.Net Member

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    I'm on winter vacation ( no studies ) so I'll have lots of time for this.



    Here,I found one.
    Screenshot_2016-12-23-13-08-24.png
    Its a Dutch F-16 in Afganistan.Now how would I name it?
     
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  8. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Just put the name of the aircraft into the comments box and your done. As long as the name is on the page of the image it works. Thank you buddy
     
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  9. Bombardier

    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    @saiga I see you have been busy too many thanks :)
     
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  10. ~Phoenix~ Bangladesh

    ~Phoenix~ Mi Captain MI.Net Member

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    Thank you,sir.
     
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  11. saiga

    saiga Content Mod Content Mod

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    You´re welcome :)
     
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