Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 281 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 02:56
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
This may also be a good time to remind everyone (especially newcomers) of submission requirements for portraits, since the gallery hiatus has gone on for a while. The rules are listed in the FAQs at the top-right of every page, under General RPoL Information/Portraits FAQ.

The only update to the existing policies (of which I'm aware) is that submissions are now accepted for the first half of each month. You have until the 14th to send in your submission if you want it added during the current cycle; submissions received after the 14th will be processed during the next cycle. Otherwise, everything listed in the FAQ is still valid, so please be sure to remember the following:

  1. You can make one submission per cycle. If you make more than one, only the first will be considered, and additional submissions will have to wait until the following month.

  2. Please only send in one image. If your email includes more than one image, I'll pick the one I like best to pass on for uploading. If you send more than three images, your submission will be rejected for the cycle.

  3. Do a quick check for duplicates before you submit, so that you aren't sending in something that's already there or that's too close to an existing image!

  4. You don't have to pre-edit your images or send a specific file type (although it's best to avoid .gif files); I'm more than happy to do it for you to the best of my ability. If you choose to pre-edit, portraits need to be 100 x 100 pixels and should be in .jpg format. Try to keep them 5kb or smaller (if you can't, I'll compress them).

  5. Don't send in submissions that include text anywhere on the image.

  6. Try to avoid images that are too closely cropped to the subject's face; portraits need to be square, at the end, so something with a rectangular shape might wind up with ugly borders.

  7. Be sure to insert your submission into your email (acceptable) or attach it as a file (best). Do not send links to images!

  8. Finally (and most importantly), put your RPoL username in your submission email! I cannot stress this one enough. It can be in your subject line or it can be in the body of the email, but it must be there. Submissions without a username attached are automatically rejected, and you'll have to try again next month. If you've already sent a submission in the last couple days, double-check that it includes your username and, if it doesn't, reply to the email chain to add that if you want your portrait processed this cycle!

One other, less important note: It's totally fine to suggest a specific gallery in which you want your submission to appear, but be aware that your portrait isn't guaranteed to show up there. It may get uploaded to a different part of the gallery for several reasons, so be sure to check any and all categories we list as having been updated at the end of the month to make sure you find yours (assuming it's accepted).

This message was last edited by the user at 04:33, Sat 12 Oct 2019.

Elohvey
 member, 93 posts
 This is awfully small.
 Preposterous!
Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 14:26
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 194):

Awesome!

So what email do we exactly need to use?
Dream Sequence
 member, 51 posts
Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 14:28
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Elohvey (msg # 195):

See post #1 of this thread.
Elohvey
 member, 94 posts
 This is awfully small.
 Preposterous!
Sat 12 Oct 2019
at 14:56
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Dream Sequence (msg # 196):

Thanks!
Warrax
 subscriber, 224 posts
Tue 22 Oct 2019
at 17:24
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
tibiotarsus:
AYYY! (sorry, excited)

Is there anywhere where it'll be posted which galleries have been updated?

Thanks so much for the update and hammering things back into functionality again, it's appreciated.



So I think some of the confusion is on me. I posted an update to a public thread in a specific forum which doesn't seem to appear to the easy-to-access "RPoL Forums You Peruse section." The updated included the first half of the upload cycle with some numbers and so forth, but I'm getting the sense that folks aren't finding it. I will post updates here going forward noting such things at the end of the cycle.

Sorry for the confusion, folks.

We're at 14,028 portraits uploaded after 61 were added, and there should be a like number later today when I get back to my machine.
tibiotarsus
 member, 81 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Tue 22 Oct 2019
at 17:32
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
If it helps any, as a random user who's been around a while I can see the forum where portrait updates used to be posted, having been specifically directed there in the past, but although it's gone red a couple of times recently there're no new posts edit: or edits - in a place I can see.

Updates here would be excellent, though. Thank you for all your hard work sorting this!

This message was last edited by the user at 17:33, Tue 22 Oct 2019.

Warrax
 subscriber, 226 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 17:38
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Speaking of portraits, the last of the backlog (the female portraits) have been uploaded. We're at 14088 portraits after 60 uploads.
Locke1221
 subscriber, 34 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 18:00
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
For clarification purposes, are you only referring to the old backlog submissions, and not the current ones that Morgan Coldsoul stated would be open until the 15th?

I had submitted a female portrait prior to the 15th, and don't see it anywhere, unless it's the Female Modern Casual 1102 that appears to have a broken link.
Warrax
 subscriber, 227 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 18:06
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Just the stuff from the backlog. I will investigate fmc1102. Can you describe the image at all? I have local copies I can sift through. Is it a Rihanna picture?

This message was last edited by the user at 18:07, Fri 25 Oct 2019.

Warrax
 subscriber, 228 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 18:08
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
So, refresh the page and look again, because that portrait is showing up fine for me. For whatever reason, it was labeled .JPEG instead of .JPG and that was probably breaking things.
Locke1221
 subscriber, 35 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 18:12
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Yes, that one is working now.

If the last of what was updated today was just the old backlog, that explains why my submission isn't in. Do we have an ETA for when we can expect the non-backlog recent submissions to go in? No rush, just wondering when to check back and look for it.
Warrax
 subscriber, 229 posts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
at 18:15
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
I am coordinating with Morgan at the moment and will post an update when I have a better idea.
Warrax
 subscriber, 230 posts
Sat 26 Oct 2019
at 18:22
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Right.  So apparently, we're only a few portraits behind. I've got some stuff which is to go in the Neutral category, and three portraits for the female category. Hopefully, one of those is what you're looking for, Locke. Those will be up by the end of the weekend, life permitting.

Otherwise, you may want to bump the email chain so Morgan sees the image you're talking about.
Locke1221
 subscriber, 36 posts
Sat 26 Oct 2019
at 23:46
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Cool, I'll keep an eye out, and do as you suggested if it isn't up. Thanks, and thanks for the hard work!
Warrax
 subscriber, 231 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 00:51
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
If I did this properly...

Here


That should be an imgur gallery with the three remaining female portraits which, IIRC, were what you are after. Is one of them your pending image?

This message was last edited by the user at 00:51, Sun 27 Oct 2019.

tibiotarsus
 member, 83 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 01:22
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Did you upload a 19th century Asiatic lady somewhere odd? I sent in the one for that PC's mother when the hiatus was ending, but it's not with the ones you have left there and I think I sent it from the wrong e-mail - it has to be the one you joined up with, right?

Got the one for the little sister I sent in way back, though. So exciting to be able to make profiles for these folk.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 164 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 01:24
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Far as I know, tibio, you can submit from any email, you just have to make sure that the submission includes your RPoL user name.
tibiotarsus
 member, 84 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 01:38
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Funnily enough, I thought I would send the currently-MIA portrait because I only saw that rule recently and thought I hadn't put it on the one that did go through...

Unrelatedly, good to see more options for older women and grannies in the recent Female Casual upload as I poked around there. Grannies for everyone!
Locke1221
 subscriber, 37 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 15:28
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Warrax:
If I did this properly...

Here


That should be an imgur gallery with the three remaining female portraits which, IIRC, were what you are after. Is one of them your pending image?


I'm afraid not. Maybe it bounced, because I admit I had forgotten the proper formatting. Submission is still right?

If I need to resubmit, I can do that real quick too.
Warrax
 subscriber, 232 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 15:30
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Yes, please resubmit and we'll see about getting it handled.
Locke1221
 subscriber, 38 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 15:57
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Resubmitted =) I did forget to add my username though, so if I need to, I'll resubmit again. I apologize!
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 282 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 16:01
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
If you just sent a new email and forgot your username, you can reply to the message chain with the name, nbd. As long as it's there!
Locke1221
 subscriber, 39 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 16:15
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
And done =)
Warrax
 subscriber, 233 posts
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 16:26
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Marvelous.
tibiotarsus
 member, 85 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 18:15
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
[points up at message #209]

Any sign of that lady, or shall I resubmit as well?