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As many of you have noticed, The Internet Movie Plan Database (impdb.org) has recently had a hard time keeping up with the growing demands of our users. In 2009 when a couple of us got together to begin putting the website together, space was never an issue. In fact, it has steadily grown with virtually no problems throughout the years.

In about the middle of 2016 we began to run into server space issues. We have since made upgrades (moving to a VPS, buying more space, etc), but the site continues to outgrow the upgrades. The meager ad revenue generated by the site isn't sufficient to cover the annual cost of running the server. We who manage the site have never made money from it, it has only ever earned enough money to cover actual server costs.

In an effort to continue serving the needs of aviation enthusiasts around the world, we are asking for donations to keep this site up and running consistently like it did when it was a smaller, newer site. If you've enjoyed this website and would like to see it continue being the site you go to for your aviation screenshot needs, please consider donating.

Oh yeah, new users and edits are now active (hopefully for good) while we're testing new and improved spam/bot protections :)
Thank you,
IMPDb Staff



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Welcome to the IMPDb

Thanks for joining The Internet Movie Plane Database Kooshmeister!

Wow, it's great to have you! I see you have already been able to make tons of contributions to the site. Thank you! It's looking great. I am know that the viewing community, including myself and the other users are appreciative of anything you can do to help. Since the site is so young, we are a long ways away from where we want to be.

There is a new users page which can help make the site easier to use. If you are interested in getting more involved, you could also register on the forum to publicly discuss site ideas, and other aviation info and thoughts.

Tobin, Tleeg 22:36, 31 December 2010 (MST) Founder of IMPDb

IMFDb

Love your work over there. You have really helped that site out a lot. No wonder your good at wiki code. Wiki, firearms, AND aviation knowledge. I am jealous. Hope you don't find the slight differences over here too much trouble for you. I sure wish IMPDb could get a relationship going with the guys over there at FDb. Anyway, thanks again for the aviation help! Tleeg 00:45, 1 January 2011 (MST)

Wow. I just realized your a car buff too. You must be a busy guy. - Tleeg 02:01, 1 January 2011 (MST)
Thanks. I'm quick to supply pictures but tend to suck at identifying stuff, especially airplanes. I'm good with helicopters sometimes though. - Kooshmeister
The pictures can sometimes be the hard part so if you are unsure of a particular aircraft, don't worry about it. Someone will figure it out. Tleeg 16:06, 2 January 2011 (MST)

Having difficulty uploading pictures

I can't upload any pictures all of a sudden. - Kooshmeister

Nevermind. Kooshmeister
If it was an issue which affected the entire site, let me know. Tleeg 16:06, 2 January 2011 (MST)

See also

I know you are real busy knocking out tons of films which I am very excited about and grateful for, but if you could try adding the "See also" section at the bottom of each page, I would really appreciate it. I (and others) can go back in and add that section in but it's hard to keep up with you. Again, I know it may be more work than you're probably use to doing on the other sites, so I hope you don't find it too big of a holdup for you. Anyway, keep up the great work and thanks again! Tleeg 02:18, 3 January 2011 (MST)

Categories

I see you've started doing a category page. That's no problem and is great what you've done so far but I would suggest taking a look at the info page IMPDb:Create a Category if you feel you can add more. Bthebest 04:00, 7 January 2011 (MST)

Rockin'

You are really rocking the site! It's looking great too. Just wanted to point you to the contribution Scores on the forum if you haven't seen it already seen them. Lets just say your name came up. Tobin Lee 01:31, 12 January 2011 (MST)

Thanks. Just doing my part. I'll post as many aircraft screenshots as I have DVD's featuring them. - Kooshmeister
Awesome! Heck, you run out of DVDs and I will ship some used ones from Amazon on over to you! Tobin Lee 00:01, 14 January 2011 (MST)

Email

Wondering if you don't mind providing your email address in the "my preferences" link in the upper right corner. I wanted to drop you a an email here and there if that's cool. One right now that I think you will find very helpful. Tobin Lee 00:01, 14 January 2011 (MST)

There. Confirmed my E-mail so it should show up. - Kooshmeister
Copy that. Thanks Koosh. Email on it's way. Tobin Lee 01:45, 14 January 2011 (MST)

User Page

Wow! It's now easy to tell you have really taken us by storm. I am glad to see you utilizing the user page. We are obviously very happy to have you! Tobin Lee 14:36, 23 January 2011 (MST)

Bell 430

Good work on the Bell 430 category. I've changed a few little bits but most of it was good. Also, using Wikipedia info is fine, but I normally try and change it a little bit just to give the site some differentiation. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 17:02, 6 February 2011 (MST)

Aircraft tracking

The tracking bit on your page looks good. I know you were thinking of a mainstream page, but we're just thinking of the best way to do it. I may have a play around this week, see how things look. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 10:49, 7 March 2011 (MST)

I have created the page 'IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft'. This only includes one so far as an example, but let me know what you think. Please don't edit the actual page yet, just use the discussion page. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 05:57, 10 March 2011 (MST)
Awesome, but why not? - Kooshmeister
Just wanted to get some other initial thoughts first. Go for it now though. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 01:31, 11 March 2011 (MST)

Site rank

Nice comment. Your site rank would either be 'User' or if you wanted something more, then 'Contributor' or something like that would be appropriate. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 05:59, 10 March 2011 (MST)

Recent pages

Nice work on your recent pages! Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 17:29, 21 March 2011 (MDT)

Freq. Aircraft

Can you check my comments on the discussion page and let me know what you think. Keep up the good work! Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 08:27, 24 May 2011 (MDT)

Works for me. Sorry I hadn't noticed. - Kooshmeister

Red Dawn

Hey Bill, the page looks great. I realize it takes me forever to do any little thing on my own site, but did you notice my comment about wanting to put this page together myself? I don't have a lot of pages I really want to do, but this was one. Anyway, I really appreciate your help on this site. You are a valuable asset to us and I want to thank you. BTW, we are looking into the ranking system. Keep up the good work. - Tobin Lee 22:55, 20 June 2011 (MDT)

I do apologize. I'd posted a message in the discussion part of that movie and gotten no response, and since it'd been a long, long time, I figured you weren't going to do it, and, as I said, I had the DVD so I just went ahead and did it. Well, if it's any consolation, I probably missed a few vehicles, and possibly you can get better quality screenshots than I did. Mine always turn out a bit grainy. - Kooshmeister 2:27, 20 June 2011
I feel like an idiot. I swear I looked for comments. I am glad you did it and I am sure your shots are just as good as what mine would be. - Tobin Lee 22:26, 21 June 2011 (MDT)

Automatic Resizing Failure

Since the end of this 2013 summer, this wiki is facing a problem. A picture uploaded is no more automaticaly resized if needed.
So you need to post it at the size you want it will appear on the page (usually 500 pixel but only 350 for a movie poster; 200 pixel if the aircraft is reported to Frequently Seen Aircraft and 300 pixel for a new category). Can you fix your last page ( Loaded Weapon 1 ) ? Thank you. LVCDC 02:28, 6 December 2013 (MST)

Minimising Image Use

Hi Kooshmeister, I'm mentioning this to everyone, so nothing personal. The reason for the site going offline recently, and the bigger adverts, is we require more data storage. To try and avoid these problems, we need to be careful about how many images we upload. To achieve this, please only add images to pages that add value - ideally this should be 1 or 2 images of the aircraft, plus a close-up of the registration or other feature if necessary. 5 images is the maximum, not the recommended.

Thanks for all your work and co-operation. Bthebest - IMPDb Administrator 14:15, 25 August 2014 (MDT)