Regarding the "identification" pics, there are several issues to consider.
1. At the moment I don't have anywhere to put them either
2. To do this properly would require empirical data in support of each pic, ie air temp, humidity and altitude etc. With at least an attempt to do this for some of the pics, we would be posting troll food.
3. I think the website would the best place for them once these things are resolved
4. Up to now, because I haven't had a reason to collect them, I don't have any worthy contrail pics; nor do I have any unequivocal real clouds either. Two days ago we had an aerosol free day (between storms) which was the first for a long while. Even then I only got a couple of reasonable pics - and these were both of the same cloud. We could borrow other people pics of course, but given the problem of people posting AOs and calling them normal clouds or contrails it might be better not to.
It's going to take a little time.
That might sound like I'm being a bit precious but you and I both know the data can only be "made safe" from ridicule if #2 is seen to be done properly.
Also, I think that in any case the impact will be that much greater if, say, we were going for 8 or 12 classic shots of each, ie contrails, AOs and natural cloud and each shot was linked to by a thumbnail in a consistent format, to a series of pics in a consistent format - for this part of the "reference library" so to speak is likely to remain fairly fixed. In fact, I would expect the eventual "Identification guide" page or whatever it's called, along with others, to form the backbone of what is potentially the most important aspect of this venture: the presentation to be used to target those who can make a difference. It's important to minimize the effort expended by designing these things in at the start.
If that sounds like I know what I'm doing, then you need to add into the mix the fact that I might not! I always try to remain open to suggestions and alternative ways of looking at things though, so feel free to say if you don't agree.
Having said all that I'm quite happy to post a few choice AO pics from my collection for you to look at and/or use, but if everything the website has to offer is routinely posted here too, the website will have lost its purpose before it even gets written!
As for videos, I only have what you've had access to from places like GV and YT etc. Bandwidth issues mean they can only be linked. It might be an idea to find out how those people get their vid hosted on GV or whatever and then run from within their web page. You know the ones I mean. It's probably easy to do, but I've never really looked into it. In terms of smaller animations on the other hand, I have a handful of gifs made from a series of shots over time, especially the take-off sequence that very few have seen in the flesh as yet. Again, I think its proper home would be in a corner of the website, linked to from here by a thumbnail perhaps. To place the gif itself into the forum runs into the same problems of people loading it time and time again as they are discussing whatever the thread goes on to discuss.
What do you think?
As far as a nickname goes, I really have no preference. Those who seek it will know my real name anyway and something will emerge in it's own time I expect. EA seems easy, although it worries me that brain automatically adds the word ". . .sports - it's in the game", when I think of it! A Pavlovian tic.
Or perhaps Ent: thereby leaving room for some loon to "out" me at a future date because my nick is an anagram of both net and ten - and thus evidence of my hidden agenda to enslave the world - via the use of microchips - injected shortly after birth - cos remember the Egyptians didn't write vowels - which means that his nick is really NT - which was the designation of MIcrosoft's first major venture into the corporate server arena - Windows NT3.x - which was often said to stand for NEW TECHNOLOGY - ENT also stands for ear, nose and throat - the very orifices which might be used for the brain chip implants - blah, blah, blah.
OMG! Man the lifeboats! SS Conpiracy has been holed!
I've borrowed this but I'm reminded of it:
Captain: Mayday, mayday. We are sinking, we are sinking.
German Coastguard: Vot are you sinking about?
Apologies, but the original video made me giggle.