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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

Rather than going through the entire Crash Photos section page by page as on the original CPDB, we have decided the best method is to choose a theme and upload all relevant crash photos of this theme.

For example:

- Fatal crashes involving Grand Prix drivers;
- Indianapolis 500 crashes;
- Crashes at a particular racetrack or in a particular series
- Crashes between 1894 and 1914 etc.

Use the Search function on the forum to find the photos.

Please choose a theme and submit your idea here :)

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Jesper Hvid - Crashes at Legion Ascot race track, Le Mans 1923-1989
Motorsportrace - Fatal Indianapolis crashes [COMPLETE], Fatal Formula One crashes [WIP]
PTRACER - Pre-1950 Grand Prix crashes, Nürburgring Crashes
DaleJuniorFan - ARCA crashes [WIP], NASCAR crashes
kart99 - BTCC Crashes
hollie3sa - Fatal Motorcycle Crashes
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Post by Motorsportrace » 3 years ago

I could upload all the fatal crashes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway we have (actually, only two of them are missing, one from 1913 and another one from 1915, and I doubt, at this point, that any photo of them exists).
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

Sounds good :thumbsup: Btw, I'm going to find a script for uploading photos to either The Fastlane or Benhuset.dk (I need to talk to Jesper about that second one)

All photos in the database must be hosted by us, I don't want any of them to go offline like when we lost Imageshack.us
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Post by Motorsportrace » 3 years ago

PTRACER wrote:Sounds good :thumbsup: Btw, I'm going to find a script for uploading photos to either The Fastlane or Benhuset.dk (I need to talk to Jesper about that second one)

All photos in the database must be hosted by us, I don't want any of them to go offline like when we lost Imageshack.us
You're absolutely right about that.
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

I've decided to do British motorsport crashes :thumbsup:
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Post by Motorsportrace » 3 years ago

Should I start this project linking images not from benhuset.dk?
I fear they'll go off-line...
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

I'm almost certain that, if we lose any, Jesper will have a copy on his computer.

However, do whatever you find easiest :thumbsup: Have you seen the new photo uploader I've added to the database?
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Post by erwin greven » 3 years ago

btw, are the circuits in the database on the server? or does it link to a server outside our reach?
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

They're in another table on the server, yeah. I'm adding them as I go along (see the Location box):

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Post by erwin greven » 3 years ago

Some tracks could use some updates, so i could work on those.
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

Any help is appreciated :thumbsup: What sort of updates do you want to do?
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Post by erwin greven » 3 years ago

i think i would first look for the main series: On what circuits they drive? Are these circuits changed? Or are they replaced?
For instance: Sotchi is a new track, Spa Franchorchamps has changed busstop chicane.
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Post by Motorsportrace » 3 years ago

PTRACER wrote:I'm almost certain that, if we lose any, Jesper will have a copy on his computer.

However, do whatever you find easiest :thumbsup: Have you seen the new photo uploader I've added to the database?
I've seen the new photo uploader. It works well, but I had to link an image from an external website because it was too big (2 MB is the limit).
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Post by PTRACER » 3 years ago

erwin greven wrote:i think i would first look for the main series: On what circuits they drive? Are these circuits changed? Or are they replaced?
For instance: Sotchi is a new track, Spa Franchorchamps has changed busstop chicane.
To be honest, we only have 17 photos in the database and probably 17,000 still to go. The smaller details will be important at some stage, but my main goal right now is to get as many photos as possible into the database with basic information. I don't want us to invest too much time and effort into it yet in case the project fails (again).
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PTRACER wrote:I'm almost certain that, if we lose any, Jesper will have a copy on his computer.

However, do whatever you find easiest :thumbsup: Have you seen the new photo uploader I've added to the database?
I've seen the new photo uploader. It works well, but I had to link an image from an external website because it was too big (2 MB is the limit).
Pffft, resize that motherfucker! :wink: The database only displays images up to 1024x1024 :smiley:
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Post by Motorsportrace » 3 years ago

Ok, I'll do that.
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