Flarelord
 member, 386 posts
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 16:32
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Would that I could, but I lack the skills. Here's hoping mexal can help!
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 258 posts
 25+ years experience
Wed 7 Mar 2018
at 17:13
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to mexal (msg # 65):

Yes, that's the part where we're currently missing hands. If you'd like to help us out, please let jase know, as Shannara said. We thank everyone for all their offers of assistance!
mexal
 member, 174 posts
Thu 8 Mar 2018
at 10:48
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
OK, I have sent Jase an rMail.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 259 posts
 25+ years experience
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 15:41
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
The submissions for February should be available in the gallery, now. Apologies for the delay; if you notice any errors, please report them as usual! We're doing spot checks as we go into preparing March's submissions for upload by the end of the month.
Flarelord
 member, 391 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 17:12
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Yay, my old upload was there this time :D
\o/ Thanks, all :D
treatedshammy
 member, 4 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 17:47
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
If a submitted one (from around Jan I submitted) isn't up, I assume that means it wasn't approved then for some reason or another? If so, as far as I saw I had followed the criteria in terms of size and such so what other reason could it have been denied?
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 260 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 18:05
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
I really couldn't say. It might have been a duplicate, or it could be in a gallery different from the one you'd expect. There have been several times in the past when I submitted a portrait, and it was placed into a gallery other than the one I had kind of assumed from the outset. I'd recommend checking all the galleries, in case it's not in the one you were thinking of at the time of submission.
PaulK
 member, 219 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 18:18
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Iím in a similar situation with a February submission.  Iíve tried all the gallerys I consider at all likely.  Unless it got slotted in somewhere in the middle I canít see it.

It did need to be reduced in resolution and file size, and that might not have worked out, but I canít think of any other reason it might have been rejected.
Bornite
 member, 40 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 18:30
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
PaulK:
Iím in a similar situation with a February submission.  Iíve tried all the gallerys I consider at all likely.  Unless it got slotted in somewhere in the middle I canít see it.

It did need to be reduced in resolution and file size, and that might not have worked out, but I canít think of any other reason it might have been rejected.



Pretty much the same here, except I did have it sized correctly as well as a larger version.  Even listed some suggested key words/tags.

That's one thing I haven't seen for a while is any tags for newer portraits.
Bornite
 member, 41 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 18:52
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Something that came to mind that might be of help for people looking through for their submission is when you announce that a batch has been posted, list how many went into which category.  I seem to remember that this had been done previously.  It would at least cut down the number of locations that someone might have to look through.  ;-)
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 261 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 18:56
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
We had some errors with a couple of earlier uploads, and the team is doing a double-check to see what made it in and whether anything was missed. It's hard to give a straight answer without knowing what the specific submission was, but rest assured we're trying to get it all smoothed out.

New submissions will always go on the end, so if you don't see yours, then something probably happened with the FTP upload. We haven't rejected very many, at all, and those only because they were dupes or (in one case) because there was simply no way to make it look usable due to blurriness/pixelation/etc. All the rest have been processed and edited, but the uploads caused one of us a bit of trouble, and so we're going over that part with a fine-toothed comb to make certain everything got where it was supposed to.

If you don't see yours, let us know! Please keep in mind that March submissions haven't been dealt with, yet, so it should only be January or February that might have been affected. And yes, we're getting together a list of how many were added to which gallery, too, just like Shannara always did. Eventually the bugs will work themselves out, please just be patient. <3
treatedshammy
 member, 5 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 19:04
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 76):

I've searched as deeply as I can (though I wasn't completely sure how to search by newest ones so I just sorta went through all) but I still can't find my own submission that I submitted in the end of December actually (just saying so it's known when it was submitted)
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 262 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 19:11
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
We'll take a look at that month, then, too. Thanks for letting us know.
lensman
 member, 188 posts
 Crestline, CA, -8 GMT
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 19:32
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
My submission in Feb is not in the Male > Fantasy > galleries as far as I can tell.
PaulK
 member, 220 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 19:52
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Mine isnít a duplicate as far as I can tell.  If it was the one that wasnít usable - is there any way to find out ? I could resubmit at higher quality next month.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 263 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 20:09
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
There's not a great way to tell, no. I can try and take a look through the submission emails, if they haven't been deleted, though there's little guarantee anything that went to the bin after attachments were uploaded is still there. Like I said, there have just been a small handful that were rejected, so chances are good yours is supposed to be in the gallery; it just may not have made it properly in there because of the difficulties we've had in the last few weeks.

And once again, be sure to check every gallery, just in case. The newest ones are always on the last page or two. There have been times when something I looked at and thought "Male > Fantasy > Warrior" instead wound up in "Male > Scifi > Human" and so on. It does happen.
PaulK
 member, 221 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 20:35
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Iíve tried more galleries with no luck.  Any info about the reject might help, like the original resolution (even a roug( idea) or just a description - but if itís not something you can remember off hand I suppose there are more important things on your plate.

While the uploads arenít working reliably it might be worth recording the rejects.  I know itís more work and I wouldnít suggest it if there wasnít all this uncertainty.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 264 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 20:52
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
What I'd recommend for now is, if you've searched the last pages in all the galleries and can't find your particular portrait, send us an email with your submission attached and "submission verification" in the subject line. Put the month you originally submitted it in the body to help us narrow down where to look, and we'll compare it to what we've worked on and make sure it's in the output folder so we can track it down.
PaulK
 member, 222 posts
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 22:02
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Done, thank you.  (Though I admit to not checking the Pokťmon galleries!)
evileeyore
 member, 75 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 22:25
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Any chance the rejected submitters could be notified and told why when they are rejected?  It would certainly cut a little bit of some people's wondering "was I rejected" queries out of the mix in the future.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 265 posts
 27+ years experience
 I'll forget again later
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 22:29
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Shannara didn't see a reason to do that, and given her experience, I think trusting her judgment is probably safe.
lensman
 member, 189 posts
 Crestline, CA, -8 GMT
Mon 19 Mar 2018
at 22:43
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Then I urge you to change the policy for the better.
alexsayshi
 member, 60 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 01:08
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
treatedshammy:
I've searched as deeply as I can but I still can't find my own submission that I submitted in the end of December actually


If its the one for my game that you're talking about, then I found it in the galleries. I sent you a PM there about it :)
treatedshammy
 member, 6 posts
Tue 20 Mar 2018
at 11:23
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
alexsayshi:
If its the one for my game that you're talking about, then I found it in the galleries. I sent you a PM there about it :)


They were correct, seems like it was the one section i had accidentally missed. So sorry for my being a dumb and missing it
Flarelord
 member, 392 posts
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 05:32
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Thanks again, everyone. People are glad to see my Icon :) Got my march sub in :)