Xenoviel
 subscriber, 34 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 16:44
Re: Portrait Submission
Thanks folks!
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 325 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 01:30
Re: Portrait Submission
Warrax seems to be encountering some difficulty getting the most recent batch of submissions uploaded. We'll be sure to let you know here with an update once they've made it to the gallery.
Warrax
 subscriber, 297 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 10:04
Re: Portrait Submission
Our process is a little longer than it used to be; I apologize for the delay, and will update everyone when the latest round have made it in where they should be. For those of you waiting, I've got 27 portraits queued for upload, so if you've been waiting a while and are wondering... odds are, it's waiting to go up, so just hang tight and we'll keep you posted.
evileeyore
 member, 465 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined August 2015
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 04:18
Re: Portrait Submission
Have the portraits from November and on been uploaded yet?
Warrax
 subscriber, 298 posts
Wed 24 Feb 2021
at 17:06
Re: Portrait Submission
We're having some troubles with the process post-server move, so we're a little back-logged at the moment.  We're building up a backlog so that when the uploads are good to go, we'll be able to plough through them. Submissions are continuing as normal because we can do all the prep work in the meantime.
Warrax
 subscriber, 299 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 11:37
Re: Portrait Submission
November and December are up. There's a problem in the Male Rugged section with a ghost portrait which will be resolved when we are able to get the January and February portraits up.
evileeyore
 member, 468 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined August 2015
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 18:57
Re: Portrait Submission
Warrax:
November and December are up. There's a problem in the Male Rugged section with a ghost portrait which will be resolved when we are able to get the January and February portraits up.

Can we get a list of what categories were added to?  I made a submission, but it's not where I expected it to go and I'm not up for searching every single category...
Warrax
 subscriber, 300 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 19:02
Re: Portrait Submission
Yep, when I get home, absolutely.

Your submission definitely wasnt Jan/Feb?
Imladir
 member, 51 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 19:17
Re: Portrait Submission
evileeyore:
Can we get a list of what categories were added to?  I made a submission, but it's not where I expected it to go and I'm not up for searching every single category...


Same for me. Submitted 2020-11-12.
Warrax
 subscriber, 301 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 19:53
Re: Portrait Submission
I don't recall doing any category shuffling or anything this time around.

Meantime, here's what went up.


Female
======

Demihuman 1
Warrior   1
Casual    8
Human     1

Male
====

Rugged      3
Spellcaster 1
Warrior     2
17th C      1
19th C      2
20th C      1
Casual      3
Human       1

Neutral
=======

Casual      1
Human       1


SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 376 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 20:09
Re: Portrait Submission
Thanks for the hard work, guys! =)
Warrax
 subscriber, 302 posts
Wed 3 Mar 2021
at 20:13
Re: Portrait Submission
Sorry for the delay, guys.  We'll get your Jan/Feb stuff as soon as possible, and I'll notify once that's all sorted. Submissions remain open. :)
Sac-Man
 member, 6 posts
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 20:07
Re: Portrait Submission
Very cool.
tibiotarsus
 member, 226 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 10:01
Re: Portrait Submission
With apologies to everyone who got excited at seeing this thread ping red, a question about the dreaded tags: I see portraits are going up without them, but will any submitted tags be kept on hand for folks adding them later?

The relevance is that whilst I have notes on which tribe folk belong to, Google is a dubious help backsearching images for players/allowing people who aren't me to easily use historical portraits accurately & respectfully off the shelf rather than 'eh, right continent'-generically. If not, is there anything that could be done user-side to help, like putting info in file names? It strikes me this'd be useful for old military uniforms, too, as they can be confusing.

Also, I had a thought on Boogs' missing portrait since I was checking the rules and a portrait in colour just squeaked under this: might it have got auto-rejected for being over 5kb as a 100x100 piece? Unless it's turned up by now and is queued/somewhere I haven't seen, that is.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 326 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 14:10
Re: Portrait Submission
tibiotarsus:
Also, I had a thought on Boogs' missing portrait since I was checking the rules and a portrait in colour just squeaked under this: might it have got auto-rejected for being over 5kb as a 100x100 piece? Unless it's turned up by now and is queued/somewhere I haven't seen, that is.

I can answer this part: Submissions are not rejected based on file size, because I generally edit them, myself, and get them to that size anyway. No one is required to actually edit their own portraits down to a 100 x 100 pixel JPEG that's 5kb or less; that's just what they have to be at the end, when they go into the gallery. So, if someone sends us a 1920 x 1080 PNG, that's still a valid submission and we get those all the time. Don't ever worry if you can't quite manage to force it down to that 5kb file size, send it in anyway!
Jewwk of Shuu
 member, 32 posts
 "I cast: Pro: Sandwich"
 GM: "But WHY?!"
Sat 10 Apr 2021
at 14:27
Re: Portrait Submission
Good to know! :)

Edit: And thanks for editing them!

This message was last edited by the user at 14:28, Sat 10 Apr.

ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3065 posts
 Member before Oct 2005
 THE GLASS IS HALF FULL
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 12:37
Re: Portrait Submission
Just a thank you to ALL those that are actual Admin, Moderators, portrait people for all the hard work you do.

To everyone, just choose a pic that you want submitted, by the rules, any size and put your rpol name and where you would like to see the portrait, i.e. Male casual as it says in the submission rules.  But sometimes you need to look through all categories as they don't always go where you thought it should.

There really is no need for a middle man to do anything to the pictures you email in.  That is what the astounding Portrait team do, they know exactly what to do and have been doing it expertly for years.

Hats off and applause to all of them for doing their designated part so we can all enjoy our gaming experience.

If you are looking for a 'look' for your character I would suggest that you look through all the categories to see if the right picture for you is already there before submitting a new portrait.  These guys work hard at what they do and you will find there are sometimes duplicate pics but in different categories.
tibiotarsus
 member, 227 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 13:01
Re: Portrait Submission
I suppose repeating the submission guidelines at length is sort of on-topic, but I do feel obliged to point out both that that part was merely concern for another user whose portrait had seemingly repeatedly gone missing despite following all guidelines previously repeated above, and that my actual question, concerning my ready-formatted, always non-previously-available portraits, remains unanswered.

I would appreciate it if non-mods would not push it upthread further (especially seeing as that was how my last query was derailed and lost), please.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 327 posts
 30+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sun 11 Apr 2021
at 19:22
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to tibiotarsus (msg # 429):

Unfortunately, I can't tell you what happens to those submissions that I'm certain are sent out, but which we simply don't receive. Something in the email forwarding, maybe, is all I can think of. As described earlier in this thread, I've personally kept a watchful eye out for certain submissions that have just never materialized either in the inbox or the spam folders. The data we have to go by shows that's very rare, but apparently it does happen. I can see your latest submission, for instance, and confirm both that it's there and that I have absolutely gotten others from you, before, which I have passed along for upload, but we've never successfully gotten one from the other user you specifically mentioned.

As for tags, I understand the interest, but I can't really give you a firm answer, myself, since I don't handle that part. I think that tags have been mostly abandoned at this point because only a vanishing minority of people actually searched the galleries using that method, but I won't put words in anyone else's mouth, so don't hold me to that. There may have been some discussion of that somewhere back in this thread.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 3070 posts
Mon 12 Apr 2021
at 14:38
Re: Portrait Submission

This message was deleted by a moderator, as it was against the forum rules, at 15:23, Mon 12 Apr.

tibiotarsus
 member, 232 posts
 Hopepunk with a shovel
Sat 8 May 2021
at 11:20
Re: Portrait Submission
Morgan Coldsoul:
As for tags, I understand the interest, but I can't really give you a firm answer, myself, since I don't handle that part. I think that tags have been mostly abandoned at this point because only a vanishing minority of people actually searched the galleries using that method, but I won't put words in anyone else's mouth, so don't hold me to that. There may have been some discussion of that somewhere back in this thread.


That's very disappointing to hear if true, since the reason no-one was using the tag search was that there weren't enough portraits tagged to make the search function work any better than trawling gallery by gallery...I hope that is not the case, but thank you for the informed speculation. Apologies again to those waiting on portraits for pinging the thread, but since it's a new month, perhaps someone who knows more might be less busy by now and be reminded, so.
Frozen Fajita
 member, 6 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 18:34
Re: Portrait Submission
Do we know what part of the month this usually gets completed?

Not chasing the team for this cycle, just wondering when the group thinks I should start looking?
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 328 posts
 30+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sat 8 May 2021
at 18:46
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Frozen Fajita (msg # 433):

Things remain on hold for the moment, unfortunately, because Warrax is waiting on jase to address a part of the process. Under normal circumstances, submissions are accepted up to the 14th of the month, and portraits submitted during that period are posted before the end of the same month. E.g., submissions from April 15th through May 14th would appear in the gallery no later than May 31st.

We're still accepting submissions, so hopefully when jase has time to do what needs done, there will be a big group upload of the current backlog. On the one hand, that means I'm not sure when the next batch of submissions will be uploaded; on the other, it also means everyone has time to double-check and make certain any entries you're waiting on meet the criteria. I did have to reject a few for not including their RPoL username in this most recent round, so if you submitted recently, please glance over your email and follow up to append your username, if you didn't, so that we can get your avatars in for the next cycle (which will presumably still be included in a mass upload).
Frozen Fajita
 member, 7 posts
Sat 8 May 2021
at 18:58
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 434):

Thanks! I did include my username, although I didn't think to include which section I wanted it in.

I don't mind where it gets sorted to.
evileeyore
 member, 491 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
 Joined August 2015
Sat 8 May 2021
at 19:52
Re: Portrait Submission
Morgan Coldsoul:
Things remain on hold for the moment, unfortunately, because Warrax is waiting on jase to address a part of the process.

This is the sort of thing that is useful if you guys updated the user base on so we know to 'temper expectations'.