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?
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 283 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 18:23
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to tibiotarsus (msg # 218):

Can't be sure which one you're talking about, of course, but after a glance at the most recent uploads I don't see one jumping out at me that seems to match your description. Probably best to resubmit (or bump the email chain, if you still have the original message, and review to make sure you included your username, etc.) and if it's a duplicate, we'll check before uploading a second time and try to catch it.
tibiotarsus
 member, 86 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sun 27 Oct 2019
at 18:34
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Re-sent, from the right e-mail address this time.
Patchlord
 member, 16 posts
Fri 1 Nov 2019
at 14:46
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice

This message was deleted by the user at 14:50, Fri 01 Nov 2019.

Elohvey
 member, 95 posts
 This is awfully small.
 Preposterous!
Sun 10 Nov 2019
at 06:49
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Warrax (msg # 208):

Woohoo! Mine is the last one. Which category might it be in after it's uploaded?
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 168 posts
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 15:47
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
I realize we're coming up on the holiday stretch and that things will likely not be running on the usual schedule, but should we be looking forward to a round of portrait updates this month (and the last three female ones and the Neutrals that seem to have not made it in from a month ago)?

This message was last edited by the user at 15:48, Sun 24 Nov 2019.

Warrax
 subscriber, 234 posts
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 15:58
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Yes, there is going to be an update.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 2504 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Sun 24 Nov 2019
at 16:44
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
THANK YOU to ALL those on the PORTRAIT TEAM for putting in the portraits we have sent in.  I suggest that if yours has not been posted yet please just email it again also...
Alectai
 member, 383 posts
Thu 26 Dec 2019
at 02:27
Re: Resuming Portrait Submissions - October 30, 2017
Just checking, do I still use the same procedures from before the lockdown with a portrait submission or has that changed in the past few years?
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 284 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 26 Dec 2019
at 02:38
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Things are pretty much the same! See message #194 in this thread.
liblarva
 member, 617 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 03:57
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
So the cut off for submissions is the 14th of a given month, but when are the pics added to the system? There used to be an announcement post about how many were added to which category, but I havenít seen those lately. I know itís the holidays, so Iím no complaining or cranky, Iím just curious.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 285 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 04:12
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
All portrait submissions accepted on the 1st-14th are intended to be uploaded no later than the last day of the same month, so the new cycle can begin on the 1st. Warrax has said he's going to make an effort to post announcements about the uploads, again, going forward, so keep an eye out!
liblarva
 member, 618 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 04:50
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 229):

Cool. Thank you. And thanks to everyone working to keep this going.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 184 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 05:15
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Morgan Coldsoul:
All portrait submissions accepted on the 1st-14th are intended to be uploaded no later than the last day of the same month, so the new cycle can begin on the 1st. Warrax has said he's going to make an effort to post announcements about the uploads, again, going forward, so keep an eye out!

What about portrait submissions sent in from the 15th through the end of the month? (I feel like those should be rolling into the following month, logically, but I just want to clarify since I'm concerned by the way that you worded it that submissions sent in from the 15th through the end of a month are just perhaps not being uploaded at all.) There hasn't been an update since the third week of October, and the October backlog update from post #206/208 still hasn't been uploaded it appears, so can we expect three months' worth of update when we next get one? Assuming we get one in January, that is.

I'm not trying to ride you guys, and I do appreciate all of the effort being put forth, but it's a little frustrating to keep being told 'yes, there is going to be an update' (as was supposedly the case for both the end of October and the end of November) when there aren't updates happening. I can speak only for myself, but I would rather hear 'We're swamped and probably won't make it, please be patient' instead of being told something definitive that then doesn't happen.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 286 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 06:15
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
As I believe has been explained before, any submissions received from the 15th onward are part of the next month's batch. So, a December upload to the gallery (for example) would include any valid submissions received from the 15th of November to the 14th of December. The 14th of the month is just the cutoff point for the current upload for that month. Apologies if the wording in the quoted text was confusing!

As for updates, I just prepare the portraits and make them ready for the gallery; anything beyond that is out of my control, so unfortunately I can only repeat what I'm told. When someone asks whether there's going to be an update, and I've been told that there will be, that's what I say.

An enormous number of portraits were uploaded in October, that I know for sure because I've verified it by checking. If you're not seeing a submission you sent in November, all I can suggest is that you double-check the email to make certain you included your site username (we don't email back to tell you why your portrait was rejected, so make sure you check the gallery for existing portraits close to the one you're submitting, etc.) and/or rMail Warrax, who does the actual uploading step, sorry.
Visceri22
 member, 471 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 06:26
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Yeah it does seem like there's a disconnect somewhere, as I'm sending it to the same saved email address I've had portraits uploaded to for nigh on a decade, but they've not been showing up since the October flood of portraits. I'm certainly willing to be patient though considering the amount of work that goes into the process by the volunteers. Any illumination from Warrax on his end as well would certainly be appreciated!
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 287 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 06:34
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Visceri22 (msg # 233):

I can't remember which one it was, but I did process at least one that for sure had your username attached, so hopefully we're getting them all properly. Of course, if that submission was sent in as part of the November batch, and that hasn't been uploaded, then...

All I can say on that, at the moment, is to rest assured that we have all valid submissions still on file (with backups) even if they haven't made it to the gallery, so they will get there eventually.
Visceri22
 member, 472 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 06:40
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 234):

If it was a very angry lizardfolk, then I'd imagine that's the one from November in question. Good to know it's at least made it to the right place.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 288 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 06:47
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
I can't be certain which one specifically is yours, but there are several lizardfolk portraits processed and in a folder for gallery upload.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 185 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 08:00
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Morgan Coldsoul:
An enormous number of portraits were uploaded in October, that I know for sure because I've verified it by checking. If you're not seeing a submission you sent in November, all I can suggest is that you double-check the email to make certain you included your site username (we don't email back to tell you why your portrait was rejected, so make sure you check the gallery for existing portraits close to the one you're submitting, etc.) and/or rMail Warrax, who does the actual uploading step, sorry.

Yes, I know that a lot of them -were- uploaded in October. I also know that three female portraits (listed in posts #206/208 of this thread per Warrax) apparently were never uploaded that month, nor were several Neutrals. (The female portraits are visible in that imgur link, and they're definitely not up in the galleries as of this evening.) That was supposedly backlog, as at least one portrait submitted for one of my games (per Locke1221's conversation with Warrax in this thread) prior to the 15th of October (but not backlog) didn't make it in that month. Nothing has been uploaded since then, despite Warrax stating in November that there would definitely be an update that month.

That was over a month ago.

Should we:

 A) Expect an update in January at all?
 B) Expect ALL of the portraits that haven't been uploaded since October in that update, if it comes?
 or C) Expect some number of portraits in between?

I realize that you can only pass on the information you've been given, Morgan, but Warrax has told us more than once that there would be updates by <X> date and those updates have never appeared, nor has any explanation for why that update didn't happen. It would be nice if we could stop being told 'Update this month!' if we're not going to see an update that month.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 289 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 08:25
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
You'll have to take it up with Warrax, sorry; I literally can't tell you any more than I have, since Warrax handles the uploads. All I know is that if I personally say to expect an upload, it's because I've been told that you should, as of the time I say it.
bigdaddyG
 member, 25 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 17:23
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Is it okay to still send submissions in. New here so wasn't sure. Did send one.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 290 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 18:25
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
In reply to bigdaddyG (msg # 239):

Yes, absolutely! Just make sure to follow the rules and include your site username someplace in the email, and try to skim the gallery for duplicates before submitting.
Mahatatain
 member, 221 posts
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 21:19
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
Does anyone know if the portraits submitted between 1st and 14th Dec have been uploaded to the gallery? I've looked and I don't think that they have.

I ask because I have another portrait to submit but I don't want to send it in if it's going to prevent my one from Dec being uploaded to the gallery.

Thanks again to all those people who voluntarily do this chore. Your efforts are appreciated by the vast majority of people on RPOL.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 291 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 9 Jan 2020
at 21:24
Re: Portrait Submissions - On Hold Until Further Notice
It doesn't look like he's got the December batch done yet. If you send a new one in now, though, it'll be part of the January batch, so that's fine.