Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 319 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sun 11 Oct 2020
at 23:31
Re: Portrait Submission
You're welcome to just send in the image you want and I'll cut it down and polish it for the gallery upload.

If you want to do the editing yourself, then the final product needs to be a 100x100 pixel JPEG file less than 5kb in size, and it should look as clear and high-quality as you can make it. In cases where users submit already-altered files, I do sometimes try to brighten or sharpen them a bit if they look fuzzy, if I can, but otherwise it's whatever you send us.
El Taco Taco
 member, 3 posts
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 17:51
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Morgan Coldsoul (msg # 388):

I did see that, thanks!

My pain point was when I checked the thread for the update of which portraits had been uploaded the following month, it wasn't listed as included in that batch. I didn't actually ever see it included in the list of uploads the following month, either. I only happened to stumble across the fact it was uploaded by chance.

I was fairly sure I had submitted it in time for the month's batch. (This was months ago, so I could absolutely be wrong about the timing, I have no idea what day is what anymore.)

It's been the same experience with every portrait I've submitted, and while it could absolutely be a matter of timing, the lack of response and 2 month long delay does leave me feeling a bit like I'm just shouting into the void.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 320 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 15 Oct 2020
at 18:53
Re: Portrait Submission
The submission in question was received and processed in August and uploaded in September, after the delay caused by the server migration. There was an announcement that includes 1 male rugged portrait which is what it was originally tagged as in processing, but somehow it wound up in casual at the end. My guess is that was simply an oversight in the announcement, and a male rugged entry was listed rather than the male casual to which it was changed. Seems like probably just a bookkeeping error, which is bound to happen from time to time.

I can't speak to similar experiences you may have had, just encourage everyone to always double-check that you included your username, that the file is an embed or attachment, and that you only submit one per cycle if you want to be sure that one is the one to go through.
Doji Hoturi
 member, 39 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 18:30
Re: Portrait Submission
Did you already put up the submissions from late September/ early October been posted?
Warrax
 subscriber, 291 posts
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 18:59
Re: Portrait Submission
Anything that was approved before October has been posted.

The October profiles are in a pending state right, but I've definitely submitted them. As soon as jase gets back to me, I'll get them sorted into the gallery.
Doji Hoturi
 member, 40 posts
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 04:29
Re: Portrait Submission
Ah, okay. Sweet. Thank you!
Warrax
 subscriber, 292 posts
Fri 6 Nov 2020
at 17:10
Re: Portrait Submission
Okay, October portraits are now in the gallery!

2x Male 19th Century
1x Male Casual
1x Male Business

1x Neutral Demihuman

1x Female Monster
2x Female Demihuman
3x Female Warrior
2x Female Casual
1x Female Sci-fi Human

EDIT: Whoops, forgot to list the Male Business portrait because I can't count.  Hurr hurr.  It's definitely there, though.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:44, Sun 08 Nov 2020.

Boogs
 member, 7 posts
 I do boogie consistently.
 Consistently boogie I do.
Sat 7 Nov 2020
at 17:54
Re: Portrait Submission
SO I'm a little confused about the portrait submission process.

I definitely play POCs, to better represent people that look like me, and had submitted a relatively high-quality, 100x100 picture back in September. It's been two rounds of portrait submissions, and I don't see them. I followed the submission rules, and was hoping to take that time every month to submit a portrait for one of my active characters. Why else would they not have been submitted in this round of submissions?
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 321 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Sun 8 Nov 2020
at 02:19
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Boogs (msg # 399):

Obviously don't know for certain which image might be the one in question, but looking back at the three most recent uploads, it seems to me (at a glance) that all the valid submissions which might fall into that category were uploaded. If you want to describe or appropriately link the pic so I know exactly what I'm looking for, I can at least verify whether or not it was in any of those batches.

It's possible that it may have simply ended up in a gallery you weren't expecting. If it was attached or embedded, the email had your RPoL username in it somewhere, and the image wasn't a duplicate or didn't violate any other rules, then I don't know why it wouldn't have made it in unless it got caught in the spam folder and I didn't see it in time. That seems unlikely to have happened two or three months in a row, however, since I may not check it every time I log in, but it is checked. We also don't have any holds in the inbox, so even if it was delayed, it ought to be in so long as it met the criteria.
Starchaser
 member, 762 posts
Sun 8 Nov 2020
at 10:33
Re: Portrait Submission
A long time ago I uploaded a female image and they got classified as male (presumably because they had short hair) so it does happen that portraits can go into the categories that you least expect them to be in.
Jarodemo
 member, 880 posts
 My hovercraft
 is full of eels
Sun 8 Nov 2020
at 16:47
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Starchaser (msg # 401):

Yes. The person doing the coding will select what they see as the best fit, so a rogue might be a warrior, or a female might be a male. Sometimes you just need to do a bit of a search to find it.
Boogs
 member, 8 posts
 I do boogie consistently.
 Consistently boogie I do.
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 14:16
Re: Portrait Submission
I appreciate the flood of responses.

I searched through each of the categories twice just to be sure. Perhaps I'm simply blind, but I don't see it. Here's a link to what I'm using now, keeping in mind that what I had sent in was a headshot.

https://i.imgur.com/SIYW4a3.jpg?1
Warrax
 subscriber, 293 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 14:42
Re: Portrait Submission
I don't see that portrait going back to uploads from October of 2019.

Maybe it got filtered because it's too much of a body shot and not face? Normally we just crop those pretty tight and they end up looking kind of like garbage, but Morgan can speak more to that. But yeah, I don't see anything like that going back like a year. As far as what I've uploaded, I mean.

This message was last edited by the user at 14:43, Mon 09 Nov 2020.

Boogs
 member, 9 posts
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Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 15:14
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Warrax (msg # 404):

As I thought. Appreciate you looking in to that.
ike I said before, I had sent a headshot. I will send it again.
Warrax
 subscriber, 294 posts
Mon 9 Nov 2020
at 15:18
Re: Portrait Submission
Awesome!
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 322 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Tue 10 Nov 2020
at 23:45
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Boogs (msg # 403):

Yeah, it's not one I remember seeing, either. I also just checked the inbox and don't see an email from you or any emails including that image, just FYI.
Xenoviel
 subscriber, 33 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 21:05
Re: Portrait Submission
Is there any way to confirm that a submission has been received and is in the process somewhere? I recall that the last time I sent in a portrait it got lost in the shuffle and I'm a little worried about this one.
Warrax
 subscriber, 295 posts
Thu 17 Dec 2020
at 21:15
Re: Portrait Submission
You can ask here and we can have a look to see if it's getting processed. You'll see examples of this above in this very thread going back a fairly long way.
Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 323 posts
 29+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 06:31
Re: Portrait Submission
In reply to Xenoviel (msg # 408):

Can confirm we got one from you this cycle.
Warrax
 subscriber, 296 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 06:34
Re: Portrait Submission
Thanks for finding that, Morgan!
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.