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Member Photo Thread Mk. 2

  1. Oct 15, 2011 #1

    DaveC426913

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    Much as I like the Member Photo Thread, it's too unwieldy if I want to look someone up. The signal-noise ratio of pix to comments about pix is low.

    I propose a clone of the thread that contains only the posts containing pictures. This would probably cut the thread down from 4000+ to less than 1000. It'd be cool to be able to search the thread and turn up only pictures of the member you searched for instead of a zillion comment posts or replies to posts containing pictures of other people.

    I would volunteer my time to do this if it were set up and I were given the right permissions.

    I'd also be interested in feedback of any other tweaks to the thread. (Only one photo her member? Drop extraneous comments? How to reconcile the two threads moving forward? Automation?)
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2011 #2

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  4. Oct 15, 2011 #3

    micromass

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    Re: Member Photo Thread

    Yes, but the last time Evo actually added the new pictures is a long time ago :biggrin:
     
  5. Oct 15, 2011 #4

    Kurdt

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    True; but this may motivate her.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2011 #5

    Evo

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    It got too big, pictures were no longer on the same pages, picture links no longer worked, etc...

    I'll work on it if I have the right "enticement".

    I'm going to fix it, I'm no longer going to try to list the page in the primary photo list. I will just show the member's name and link to their picture.
     
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  7. Oct 15, 2011 #6
    I've seen this happen in a lot of forums, two threads for member photos. One for the photos themselves, the other for the discussion about the photos. It's always seemed like a good idea.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2011 #7

    Evo

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    Ok, so how do you want it? I can either just link to the picture in the other thread, or post the photo so you don't have to link to see it.

    Scroll down and click on Wolram, his links are broken, no pics.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2011 #8

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    There are real photo's and then there are "near real" photo's. I like the idea of for long standing members, an early photo, and then Gasp !!! a current photo, new members will immediately recognize the seasoned veteran's. As Dave has said, other folks are willing to pitch in, divide and conquer. I would be willing to give up Sunday Chat time here and there to pitch in. The job is too big for one poor soul, IMHO. That's my two cents.

    Rhody...
     
  10. Oct 15, 2011 #9

    Evo

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    Micro mass has saved the day, he sent me a list off all of the missing phots, and he formatted them!!!!!

    Thank you micro!!!!
     
  11. Oct 15, 2011 #10

    Danger

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    Yay, Micro! Thanks. (It wouldn't hurt my feelings any if my picture happened to vanish during the process...)
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    I am making progress on the Alphabetical Member Photo thread, thanks to Micro. It's still a lengthy process, but hopefully will be complete tomorrow. If you have a picture posted that you wish removed, please send me a PM.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2011 #12

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    Splendid job! That is a lot of work. Well done. And thanks for the effort!
     
  14. Oct 17, 2011 #13

    micromass

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    I wanna do it if you're sick of it... Just hit "QUOTE" and send me the corresponding code. I'll try to fix it...

    Good luck either way!!!
     
  15. Oct 17, 2011 #14

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    Unfortunately I have to insert the new between the existing, and insert commas and delete spaces (without messing up the formatting), and delete broken links. I also had to add a few pages and break up the lists to make room, so it should go faster now.

    You did 99.9% of the work micro, what I want to know is how did you do it so fast? You're phenomenal!!
     
  16. Oct 17, 2011 #15
    Why don't you ask people to use the pf upload feature rather than linking offsite. Seems like that would save a headache. I also like (whomever suggested it I forget, sorry) the idea of not being allowed to quote an image from the thread. It both reduces thread size/length, and allows anyone to easily remove their picture if they were so inclined.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2011 #16

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    It did take me a couple of hours... It's a hellish thing to do, though, so good luck to you :smile:

    Pictures uploaded to PF will eat up PF bandwith and memory. I think that Greg therefore likes it better to go with photobucket/other uploading site. I'm not sure though.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2011 #17

    lisab

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    You rock, micro :smile:!
     
  19. Oct 17, 2011 #18

    Evo

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    Everyone, a round of applause for micromass!!!! Without him, I would never have been able to get caught up.

    I have a bit of cleanup left.

    If you have pictures you want added or deleted, let me or micro know.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2011 #19

    micromass

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    And an applause for Evo too for making things up to date!!!!! It wasn't fun, but you did it anyway :smile:
     
  21. Oct 17, 2011 #20

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    The thread looks great, Evo! Thank you {{hug}}!
     
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