SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 193 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 16:10
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Morgan Coldsoul:
Those last few that were meant to make it into the original October backlog upload are definitely there for me, when I look, and I'm seeing lots of others in male/modern/rugged and female/modern/gangster, etc., that are recent submissions.

Just to clarify for anyone else looking for portraits, the new portraits for (edit: modern) females are all in female modern casual, with perhaps the last two in female modern business. Nothing new was added to the female rugged, gangster, or soldier since the October update. (Or at least the final images in the galleries that I can see are the same ones that have been the last image since October.) Male modern rugged might have one or two new, but it's definitely less than four because the fourth one from the end has been up there at least since the October update. There are a few new at the end of male modern gangster, and modern casual, but I'm not sure how many.

I don't know how many portraits there were in total, but I can verify that the portrait I know was sent in prior to October 15th *IS* now uploaded. The total number of new portraits that I'm seeing feels a little light to be four months' worth, but I don't really have any idea what the average number of submissions per month are, so that's just a feeling. Someone else that knows an image that was specifically sent in during the November/December/January update cycles will have to verify those... but it does look like October at least is definitely finally uploaded.

Thanks for finally getting those in, gents.

This message was last edited by the user at 17:35, Tue 28 Jan.

Warrax
 subscriber, 236 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:20
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
As far as particulars, here's a rough go of it.

November update was pretty small.

Neutral demihuman and around a half-dozen in the Alien category.

1 male demihuman and spellcaster, three gangster, 2 rugged.

female 19th century, 3 casual, 1 alien.

somewhere in there, the 3 backlogged ones from October got in there, but I forget what they were.

December

neutral air, 4 neutral monster, 8 neutral demihuman, 1 neutral rogue, 1 business, 2 casual, 5 alien.

2 male casual, 1 rugged

1 female demihuman, 1 spellcaster, 1 business, 2 casual
Warrax
 subscriber, 237 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:36
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
There are still ten portraits for January pending. They are mostly female portraits and should be up in a few minutes, now that I'm finished with the backlog.

Submissions per month vary, and honestly, we don't have good data on that for various reasons. January has 10 portraits. November had about 13, December had 30. I'm tracking them from October forward, obviously, so we'll have a better idea in a few months. Even that, though, I expect to change. Posters have known for what, 3+ years that portrait submissions have been a little wonky? That's around when Shannara first suspended them.  So I suspect that as the updates get done more regularly and reliably, we'll see the average number rise at least somewhat.  I'd expect more of the 30-portrait months than those with 10 or 12.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 194 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:38
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Thanks for the list, Warrax.

Those two Neutral Casuals appear to have broken links in the gallery, though.
Warrax
 subscriber, 238 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:42
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
2 more male rugged. 1 female rugged, 1 female spellcaster and 6 female casual just uploaded.

Neutral casuals should be fixed now. Let me know.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 195 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:43
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Links are fixed now, aye sir.
Warrax
 subscriber, 239 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:45
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
All right, good stuff, thanks for checking.


So yes, we are fully up to date at this point, and should be on track for February once the submission window closes in two weeks (ish).

Thanks for bearing with us, folks.
Mahatatain
 member, 223 posts
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 17:53
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
The two portraits I submitted over the last couple of months are there.

Thanks to the whole team for uploading all the portraits.
tibiotarsus
 member, 120 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Tue 28 Jan 2020
at 19:56
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Warrax:
female 19th century, 3 casual, 1 alien.


Huzzah! Thank you! Good to hear submissions may be working smoothly soon, too.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:57, Tue 28 Jan.

Visceri22
 member, 473 posts
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 07:01
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Glad to see things got uploaded. Sad to see mine that I submitted on two different occasions didn't. Just sent it again hoping third time's the charm.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 295 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 07:35
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Just checked for your email and actually don't recall seeing that one, before. I know you said it was a lizardfolk person and we got several of those, but it seems this one didn't get through somehow. Not sure why, if you sent it to the same email address, because it worked this time and it's definitely got your name on it.
MythZarya
 member, 34 posts
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 19:44
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Visceri22 (msg # 266):

Same. I submitted one on 11/10/2019 and resubmitted it on 01/09/2020. It hasn't made it to the gallery yet.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 296 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 20:17
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Double-check your email and make absolutely certain you provided your RPoL username. That's always the first thing I suggest, because if you don't include that, it's an automatic rejection. If you still have your submission email in your sent folder, take a look and make sure that's on there; if it is, resend it or forward it back to the submissions email so I can take a look and see what happened. If it's not, put that in there and send it again, and it'll be part of the Jan-Feb batch if you get it in before the 14th.

I'll keep an eye out, considering this is not the first time that's happened.
facemaker329
 member, 7155 posts
 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 20:43
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Might also be advisable, if you haven't already done so, to check and make sure that your submission isn't too similar to something that's already in the gallery...
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 297 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Wed 29 Jan 2020
at 20:47
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Yes, please check for duplicates, too!
MythZarya
 member, 35 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 00:39
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 269):

I just resent it. Thank you. I provided my RPoL Username both times previously. I used to help with portrait editing a few years ago, so the image I submitted was already sized at 100x100 and under 5kb. It wasn't a duplicate either.
Warrax
 subscriber, 240 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 01:43
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
We will double check. Morgan is pretty awesome. If he decides it needs to go, I'll get it done this weekend.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 298 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 03:41
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to MythZarya (msg # 272):

Checked for your email and we do have that submission. It was okay'd back in November and looks like it just didn't make it into the gallery with the upload, so we'll try and get that taken care of and do a double-check to make certain no others were missed.

Unrelated but also advisable: Anyone sending in submissions via link, please remember we don't accept portraits that way, per policy. Your file needs to be embedded directly into your email or attached as a file. If you've sent a submission as a link to an external file somewhere else on the web, please review your email and resend it as an attachment or embed instead!
MythZarya
 member, 36 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 08:18
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 274):

Thank you!
Visceri22
 member, 474 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 08:57
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
I remember sending it in when I made the character in question the portrait was meant to represent. It was about the time I clarified with you about the username issue, so it was definitely in there. Chalk it up to the web eating it somehow. Oh well, I've waited a couple of months already, a little longer isn't going to make or break it for me. Long as it makes it up there at some point. Appreciate you looking into it.
Warrax
 subscriber, 241 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 21:32
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
MythZarya:
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 274):

Thank you!


Your portrait was actually uploaded, I just apparently dorked the script for that one file. I've fixed this; please check to see that it's in neutral spellcaster now.

Cheers!
MythZarya
 member, 37 posts
Thu 30 Jan 2020
at 23:39
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Warrax (msg # 277):

Yay! It's there. Thank you!
Warrax
 subscriber, 242 posts
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 01:11
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
No problem, glad it's sorted.
Warrax
 subscriber, 245 posts
Tue 18 Feb 2020
at 15:26
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
29 portraits have been submitted in-period and should be up in the next couple of days. Will issue update when complete.
Mahatatain
 member, 224 posts
Thu 20 Feb 2020
at 10:05
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Warrax (msg # 280):

Thanks for your efforts on this - it's greatly appreciated.