posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 03:47 AM
Well that looks like the thread has come to a very sad end
Maybe we could all just cool off for a couple of days and see?
For the record, IMHO;
1 - having not a clue what a plane is but either backtracking the original photo or trawling through aircraft sites looking for the same = cheating
2 - knowing the basic identitiy (ie definitely something to do with the Su-24 but what exactly) and then confirming this in your own research = not
I suppose it is a fine line but there's nothing wrong with checking up on facts your not certain of, as long as you admit it when you really do not
know what a plane is, for example it would be cheatring if you see a picture that is clearly some sort of US X-plane and so search a photo database of
all X-planes until you found it.
Having said that, and I literally just though of this as I typed, actually putting in some work to identify a plane you don't know might not be such
a bad thing as it a, keeps the thread moving along nicely, and b, broadens the knowledge base of everyone reading the thread as well as the person who
found it allowing everyone to identify a plane they couldn't previously.
What we have in these few pages is basically a catalogue of the wierd and wonderful for anyone prepared to read back through it and if the point is
aircraft identification, should it matter that much HOW we identify them? After all, all the pics hosted on tinypic, which must be the vast majority
on this thread, are untraceable in themselves, which would be cheating if it were possible, and in order to search out an aircrafts ID you must have
some idea what you are looking for in the first place, youcan't just type 'aeroplane' in google and expect to find the answer can you. I feel this
is a debate in itself and maybe, if anyonwe wants to continue with the thread a series of ground rules needs to be established as to what is