broomy wrote:Do all trip reports get put on the parks page and checked for any valuable ride index pictures when they get put in the archive?
I personally view every Photo TR that is posted on the site. As the Obsessive Overlord of the Park Index, that's what I do. I guess I could put that in the "nerdiest coaster thing I have ever done thread."
For PTRs, I will select what myself or other moderators deem the best to be linked to the Park Index. It's all subjective, sometimes we pick one with great photos, sometimes we select one that is well written and tell an entertaining story. We can not link every Photo TR.
I will only link PTRs if the photos are downloaded onto TPR, if your photos are hosted on imageshack, smugmug or somewhere else we run the risk as have a bunch of Red X in the future.
Of course when there are fewer PTRs posted, the quality of those linked may not be of as high a quality. Hence why my Photo TR of Wild Waves is linked, we only have one other Photo TR from that park.
When it comes to ride photos, if I see an adult flat ride that is not in the Park Index in someone PTRs, I will create that ride name in our database and link the picture. We don't care if it is a Scrambler or a S&S Space Shot, if it is an adult flat ride we want it in the Park Index. Again this is a lot easier for me to do if the photos are loaded on to the TPR server, versus imageshack,smugmug, etc...