Thanks for the reply, it's very interesting.
First of all...
It's the "Crash Photos Database", but, inside it, there are some exceptions:
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... itid1=5217
This is a spin, not a crash, and I believe it was entered by PTRACER himself;
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... itid1=1924
This is a crash, but not really a "race" crash.
So, I think first we should decide what should go into the CPDB and what shouldn't.
For example, PTRACER already said that fires without a crash should not go into the CPDB (I don't agree, but it's not a problem).
I think that a photo of somebody after an accident (in the hospital, in his home, at his funeral) actually should be eligible (they're usually very bad, I know):
Because they show the consequence
of the crash.
I know what you mean: a wrecked car can still show something about the crash (how it happened, how violent the crash was, etc.), while a body in a hospital can't.
But, again, that situation is a direct
consequence of the crash.
It ended like this because of that accident.
The driver/rider is the main subject of a crash. WIthout drivers/riders, I'd say there would be no racing.
If we exclude those photos, we're excluding the "main actors"
of the crashes.
I think the main goal of the CPDB is not only to provide information about the crashes.
But to show
And bodies of dead drivers/racers recovering in hospitals/etc., even if they're very gruesome (many of they are), show what happened
because of that crash. I see as a part of it.
If we don't include Reinholt Roth's image in the CPDB (I probably won't create the entry, but someone in the future could), then we should edit many pictures from the CPDB:
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=278
(Stirling Moss' career-ending crash)
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... itid1=1067
(Lauda's infamous crash at the Nürburgring)
http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/cras ... ditid1=558
(Alberto Ascari's fatal
accident, which entry shows him at his funeral)
http://the-fastlane.co.uk/cpdb/crashpho ... ditid1=564
(Jean Behra' fatal
accident, which entry shows him in the casket)
And many more.
Why hasn't this problem been addressed before? Because the images of Moss, Lauda, Behra and Ascari are not gruesome as Roth's?
If Roth's photo can't be added to the CPDB, then we should review all the other entries.
Let's not have double standards, please.
If we are to be taken seriously.