Members photo library

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  1. Ron751

    Ron751 Registered User
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    Referring to the members photo library that is used to download pics into the MB.
    Is there a way to delete one's own pics ? - I see no provision for that.

    There should be away to do this so collections can be trimmed down, bad pics removed and corrected photos can be substituted for outdated items.

    Thank you,
    Ron Tedeschi
     
  2. Tom McIntyre

    Tom McIntyre Technical Admin
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    This is an important concept. It is similar to documenting restoration of an artifact. If it were possible to change a picture 6 months or a year after it was originally posted, the subsequent discussion of that image in the period between when it was originally uploaded and when it was "corrected" would be subject to lots of errors due to being about a different image.

    In general, it is better to make sequential corrections with new pictures and an explanation of why it was done.

    In order to manage your gallery or attachments, you have the ability to create an "obsolete" album or folder and put the old images there to avoid having to wade through them when looking for a previous image to use in a new discussion.

    When we move to our new site (hopefully soon) we intend to have much better facilities, but all the old historical images will still be able to be found on site. Those with coded file names like IMG2001234.JPG might not be easy to sort out, but they will be there.

    If we can work out the details, you will also have the ability to upload an old image and have the software find the existing usages of it.
     
  3. harold bain

    harold bain Forums Administrator
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    Once the short edit time is gone, only a moderator can delete or edit pictures or text in a thread. Our thinking is that we don't want the message board to have a lot of holes that used to be pictures or posts. Sites like flicker often leave us with no pictures when they disappear from there.
     
  4. Tom McIntyre

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    If you want to post an article on the Message Board that can be updated with new and better pictures, or changed information about objects and approaches, the Encyclopedia provides that capability. Each time you edit an encyclopedia article, the new material appears in place. The Encyclopedia provides the ability for a reader to roll back edits to see what was done in the edit history.

    An efficient text and image management system is used there to avoid using excessive resources with the full history information.

    If you have an idea that needs development over time, the Encyclopedia if your best choice. By default, Encyclopedia articles may be updated by anyone who feels they have better information or pictures to contribute. The Manager/Editor (currently an open job) manages the articles to ensure that vandalism does not occur by rolling back and hiding misleading material.
     
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