Kessa
 member, 564 posts
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Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 17:17
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
It isn't a huge issue if it was rejected, but it seems to me there could be some upload issue we aren't aware of yet. I'm less sure, but I also didn't seem to see any new portraits after the upload. Usually, these would show up at the end of the previous images, unless something has changed. I did go through literally every image in every gallery looking for what I submitted though-- which took a hot minute. ^_^ I know Male portraits were stored separately from Female and Neutral once upon a time, but I'm not sure if this is still the case and, if not, if whatever is affecting the Male gallery might also actually be affecting them all. Either way, it's worth bringing up for a check, even if it's just to make sure all the volunteer hours aren't being wasted on images that aren't updating in the end.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15597 posts
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Thu 5 Jul 2018
at 17:26
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Kessa:
I know Male portraits were stored separately from Female and Neutral once upon a time, but I'm not sure if this is still the case and, if not, if whatever is affecting the Male gallery might also actually be affecting them all.

That is still the case.
Netta
 member, 32 posts
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Fri 3 Aug 2018
at 14:52
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Just checking to see if there's possibly an update? Thanks in advance. :)
jaws78
 member, 10 posts
 To err Is human ...
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Sun 26 Aug 2018
at 05:37
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
I see that after the notice of portrait submissions being closed this thread is alive and well.  Any chance the notice can be updated if they are open or not?

I'm confused.

Thank you all for everything you do!  It is my favorite playground.
Flarelord
 member, 404 posts
Sun 26 Aug 2018
at 17:20
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Yeah; themost recent time they've said they updated I didn't see anything in any of the female galleries.  I've been waiting since Feb/March for an earlier submission to pop in.  It's mostly people checking up on it...
jaws78
 member, 11 posts
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Sun 26 Aug 2018
at 17:50
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Ahh ok, thanks for the update.  We do have like a million options here but I do struggle with some of the cultural diversity.  We are a bit spoiled though ;)
Grimmond
 member, 480 posts
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 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Mon 27 Aug 2018
at 15:07
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
We are still on hold. We have an issue apparently with permissions to upload images. We are attempting to get an answer from Jace but he has been absent for a bit. As soon as we have this figured out we will have a very large image dump (March, April, May, June, July and August submissions).

So hang tight. There is still a pilot in the cockpit.
Hapax Legomenon
 member, 18 posts
Mon 27 Aug 2018
at 15:08
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to Grimmond (msg # 119):

The update is super appreciated, thanks much!
Netta
 member, 33 posts
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Mon 27 Aug 2018
at 15:21
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Thank you!!!
Kessa
 member, 569 posts
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Mon 27 Aug 2018
at 19:40
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Ah! Makes sense! Thanks for the update Grimmond! ^_^
Grimmond
 member, 481 posts
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 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Mon 27 Aug 2018
at 19:56
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
We will strive to keep you guys informed. No problem.
jaws78
 member, 12 posts
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Tue 28 Aug 2018
at 06:49
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
As always the best RP site anywhere.
liblarva
 member, 569 posts
Tue 28 Aug 2018
at 21:00
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Thank you all for the mountains of work to keep the site going. Not just the portraits, but all of it. It's appreciated.
Shadewolfe
 member, 84 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 04:43
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017

Roger that.  I'll sit on my possible submissions until I know yall are caught up and the queue is clear.  I've not no interest in piling on work if the system is effectively down.
Grimmond
 member, 482 posts
 Antler-care by LIV THATCH
 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 16:59
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
So our problem was with a sudden change to the system that no one saw coming or could explain. It "may" be fixed. We are doing some tests to verify that we are able to upload once again.

So you may make submissions as you like. They will just continue to stack up in the "in box" if you will until we are able to upload them once more. When we get the uploads going again we will let you know.
callen
 member, 41 posts
Mon 8 Oct 2018
at 17:51
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to Grimmond (msg # 127):

Thanks for the heads up and the suggestion of continuing submissions. I'd known something was wrong a while before it showed up in discussion here and went the same route as Shadewolfe: stop and let you all catch up. Nice to hear you feel like you're making progress. Thanks for the hard work!!!

This message was last edited by the user at 17:51, Mon 08 Oct.

Flarelord
 member, 405 posts
Tue 6 Nov 2018
at 17:07
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Thought about uploading something earlier, decided to check and see if it was still down first, though :D
808writer
 member, 4 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 01:28
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
I'm certain this question has been asked, I just submitted two portraits, when will I know they are available to use?

Further, not trying to be condescending, but why not make it available for users to simply edit avatars that they want to use themselves?
bigbadron
 moderator, 15663 posts
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 but mostly he's Ron.
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 05:19
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to 808writer (msg # 130):

As mentioned in the FAQs, there are five reasons why we prefer to have control over the submitted images:
the FAQs:
  • Quality control, we make sure the size is the same, the image is as small (in size) as possible without compromising quality, the photo/drawing area are as similar as possible.

  • Avoiding error/cross boxes (when an image no longer exists).

  • Avoiding inline linking (a.k.a hotlinking, direct linking, offsite image grabs) issues.

  • Avoiding "bandwidth exceeded" errors/images.

  • Completely eliminates the possibility of a member using an inappropriate image.

The current technical issues do not invalidate any of those.
808writer
 member, 5 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 18:16
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
I think you guys are severely underestimating the knowledge of your users if errors is your concern. Maybe I'm just not well informed for such a large website but all of these concerns seem minor and not that big of an issue. Placing a small explanation of how to properly upload images and then simply letting users upload the avatars of the characters that they want to have seems like a very basic and simple thing to do. And if there are issues, seeking out the help of a Moderator at that point.

Further if your fear is quality control (ie dick picks or something lewd) that can also be monitored by Moderators, I will agree that the Moderators having full control does make this process even easier, it just makes those that have to wait for the beginning of each month for an avatar of their character in their games a bit annoying.

I'm not trying to be argumentative or condescending, simply have a better grasp on why the process is annoying.

Thank you for linking that for me, could you answer my first question as well? Do I have to wait for the beginning of next month for my avatars and is there anyway to know when those avatar images are uploaded? Or do I just have to keep checking?

Sorry for the questions (I think it might help if you guys just do a massive text post of all of this information and Notice it - for example, "indefinitely no longer taking portrait submissions" is still a notice so I didn't submit my portraits for a long time until I noticed this threaed). And thank you for answering them in advance <3
Shannara
 moderator, 3799 posts
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Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 19:00
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Portrait updates are on hold as the script to finish the process in the gallery is not currently functioning.  Only jase can fix it, so until he does, the process is on hold.

Also, until and unless jase moves the portrait hosting to RPoL or other hosting of his choosing, the portraits are hosted by volunteers -- and I am one of them.

If RPoL allowed anyone to upload any picture they wanted to, even with size restrictions, I would cease providing the space and bandwidth immediately, because I don't care to take that risk. I can't speak for the other volunteer who hosts the female/neutral portraits, but she might have concerns of her own.

I believe that jase has eventual plans to move the portrait hosting to RPoL's servers ... once he does that, he may make other changes.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:02, Wed 07 Nov.

bigbadron
 moderator, 15665 posts
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Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 19:42
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to Shannara (msg # 133):

I can speak for the other volunteer, and she would definitely not be happy with the idea of random strangers being given the ability to upload images to the space that she pays for (as opposed to the current system, where she knows who is doing it).
Shannara
 moderator, 3800 posts
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Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 20:05
Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Replying so that the subject line is changed as well.

To repeat:

The script that adds the portraits to the gallery is currently not functioning.

Jase is the only one who can fix it.

Until he does, portrait submissions cannot be added to the gallery.

We do not have any kind of estimate as to when the issue will be fixed, unfortunately.

Until that time, if you want to use a portrait other than the ones in the gallery, you will have to use code (/help/?t=faqs&page=rubbcode) to bring the picture into your post.
808writer
 member, 6 posts
Wed 7 Nov 2018
at 21:48
Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Thanks for getting back to me, like I said I'm not here to argue or fight anyone, was just genuinely curious why a simple feature wasn't added. However I understand that having inappropriate pictures, advertisements of any kind are an issue that is easily avoidable if the portraits are filtered through mods in the first place, and as you aid above, apparently just a preference.

I won't post more on this matter, though I am disappointed to find that I have to wait, again, for two avatar pictures for a game I've been playing in for almost three years now. But such is life.
tibiotarsus
 member, 15 posts
Wed 14 Nov 2018
at 22:52
Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Ahoy glorious leaders!

Thank you for keeping us updated, even if I only just found this thread (I'm smart, hdurr).

Some related questions: where will it be announced or obvious when portraits are going again, and/or if the Gallery Updates thread over at Portrait Posse is defunct, is there a way to tell whether a portrait has been rejected or simply put in an unexpected place?

Thank you!