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Title: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on November 12, 2008, 04:15:42 PM
Use this thread to give us feedback, report problems or make suggestions on how to improve the site.

Aussie Lapidary Forum is only new but we have big plans to make it great so please help us by letting us know what you want.

cheers from admin
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on December 26, 2008, 06:38:09 PM
Hi,
Not sure if it's possible but can the title of the picture be shown in the gallery instead of some of the other info that's displayed?  When we get lots of pics in there I think it will get hard to find the one your interested in without the title?  Thanks.
Regards, Paul
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on December 26, 2008, 06:49:56 PM
Just took a look and there is no setting that can just turn on the title so will have to dig into the code - I'll see what I can do.

I'll try to do this because I agree with what you're saying about being able to look through a large group of photos.  In the meantime, I suggest that people adding images make use of the photo description and keywords (feel free to use plenty) as the search function does work pretty well to bring photos up but this is less useful if the keywords are not there to work with.

will work on it.
Leah

Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on December 27, 2008, 09:44:27 AM
Thanks Leah.

That search option works really well ... tried Torrington & got all the related pics. When I post pics I'll try to remember to include any relevant words like the location, type of gem etc.

Regards, Paul  :D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on December 28, 2008, 10:23:49 AM
Just installed a new gallery which seems to have a few more features - see how you like this one:

Same button on the top menu but it has moved to the left one space.

I think I have set all the permissions correctly but please make sure that you can see the Gallery and the Random Image block on the left.

Normal members should be able to upload pictures and add comments (both actions need approval before displaying) - "regulars" should have auto approval for both adding pictures and comments.  Guests can view images but cannot comment or rate items.

Any glitches, just let me know and I'll look at it.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on December 28, 2008, 11:05:52 AM
Looks very excellent ... many thanks :D

Regards, Paul
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: mehoose on December 28, 2008, 12:53:46 PM
Yup, That works. ;D

Merryn.
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on December 28, 2008, 02:14:24 PM
I just had a quick sticky peek and it looks great...nice work.

Oops bed.
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on January 13, 2009, 02:44:26 PM
Hi Leah/Andrew,
    Just noticed the 'My Album' feature on the gallery toolbar and wondered does this mean we can put photos in our own album  ;D. Why, I can see the gemstone gallery becoming unmanageable :'( if half dozen members post 20 gemstone photos each and then there is the photos of old fossickers doing fossicking things, and smokey quartz crystals from every quartz vein in the country :P. I don't want to crowd other members out of the general Gallery.A personal  album might solve this problem.
        beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on January 13, 2009, 03:05:05 PM
Yes - absolutely Ted.

The software is designed to do this and it is recommended for those who have lots of photos.  Ones that have been uploaded already can be moved any time so dont worry about that either.

I think (??) that the "Regulars" have permission to create their own albums without them needing to be approved by a moderator.  Can you give this a try for me - if you cant see how to do it, it may be that I have not quite got the permissions right so just get back to me and I'll check into it.

Just remember, that when you post photos, feel free to add lots of keywords and description so that the search function will find relevant photos wherever they are stored.

I'm a big fan of "Search" as this lets me be a bit disorganised and still get away with it.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 13, 2009, 03:50:29 PM
Hi Leah,
Just following this thread with interest. I have just created an album to put all my pictures in, except the you tube videos.

How do I move my photos into this album? Or do I have to delete them and reupload into the album?

Take care
Deb  ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on January 13, 2009, 03:56:36 PM
Hi Leah.
 There's quick and there's Deb ;) I have managed to creat a folder and upload a photo but it states it is pending approval, would have picked a better photo if I knew that. ???.
      beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 13, 2009, 04:54:31 PM
Hi Ted,

All my recent photos have said pending approval and there is a button at the bottom section of your uploaded photo etc that says approve, you just press that approval link, it also lets you unapprove also.

Take Care
Deb  beers beers
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on January 13, 2009, 05:38:57 PM
Deb is right.

The "Regulars" have the ability to approve their own submissions.  So uploading is really a two step process where you submit the image and then hit the approve button.

Normal members do not have the ability to approve their own images so they do not see that approve button - they have to wait for an admin or moderator to do it for them.  You guys can do it straight away though.  You'll see a pink bar along the top to let you know that an image needs approving.

The old gallery software did the approval automatically but this one has more features so I figured people wouldnt mind having to click an extra button.

DEB - I'm still working on your question.  I thought it was a simple process to move images but havent worked it out.  Give me a bit of time and I'll let you know what the process is.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 13, 2009, 06:05:23 PM
Thanks Leah,

I am sure you will figure it out and if it can't be done well i'll just do it the old way, except the pictures in use in the posts, but the rest shouldn't be to hard to delete and upload into the album.

Take Care
Deb - its  beers o'clock  ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on January 13, 2009, 06:39:29 PM
Oops,
   I have now successfully unapproved and approved my photo, apparently I have a comment on it.Probably a rude one because I can't find it anywhere.Also found Paul's and Deb's albums. Deb's is locked I can't get in  :(.It asks for a pass word ,puts one in for me and then does nothing :'(What have I started)? :-[
    beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: mehoose on January 13, 2009, 06:48:43 PM
The point of no return Ted. :D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 13, 2009, 07:37:13 PM
Now its my turn....Oppsa Daisy,

I thought the password was for me to access my album. I wanted also a way that only registered users here could see my pictures, as sometimes I put a design in that I didn't want the rest of the world accessing them.

I removed the password and left the allow guest to No, I guess I am a bit funny who I want to see things.

I hope that works now.

Take Care
Deb  beers
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on January 13, 2009, 07:56:51 PM
Oops,
   I have now successfully unapproved and approved my photo, apparently I have a comment on it.Probably a rude one because I can't find it anywhere.Also found Paul's and Deb's albums. Deb's is locked I can't get in  :(.It asks for a pass word ,puts one in for me and then does nothing :'(What have I started)? :-[
    beers Ted

Deb has sorted the password issue but I'll see if I can tweak it a little so we have some more control over who sees and who doesnt.

You'll have to blame mehoose for the comment Ted - wasnt too rude though  ;D

Cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on January 13, 2009, 08:29:44 PM
Thanks Leah,
   Now I can find the comments :D I obviously set high standards in style while I'm fossicking :-* ladies
      beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: mehoose on January 13, 2009, 09:51:21 PM
Leah,
Did I say something iffy for a moderator? I could see it straight away.
Good knees too. ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on January 18, 2009, 03:28:19 PM
Hi,
I've moved all my pics to "my albums" and fixed up the posts that had them embedded.  How do you actually view other people's albums?
Regards, Paul
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on January 18, 2009, 03:29:22 PM
Forget that question ... I just figured it out :D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 18, 2009, 06:02:54 PM
Quote
Hi,
I've moved all my pics to "my albums" and fixed up the posts that had them embedded.  How do you actually view other people's albums?
Regards, Paul
Hi Paul,

How did you move them from the public albums to your personal album??

Take care
deb  ;D  beers
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on January 18, 2009, 06:11:28 PM
Hi Deb,
I reloaded them & then deleted the originals ... couldn't find any other way.  Fortunately I didn't have too many to do.
Regards, Paul
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 18, 2009, 08:12:10 PM
Hi Leah,

Is it possible for the forum to have a members only section, that can only be viewed by members that are logged in?

Take Care
Deb  ;D  beers
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 18, 2009, 08:14:04 PM
Hi Deb,
I reloaded them & then deleted the originals ... couldn't find any other way.  Fortunately I didn't have too many to do.
Regards, Paul
Hi Paul,

Thanks for that, I think I have around 25 photos  :o so maybe do a few each time I am online.

Take Care
Deb  ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on January 18, 2009, 08:20:02 PM
Have just created a new album in the gallery called Members Only - it should be set up so that only members can view this one - guests can not.

Just check that this one is not viewable when you are not logged in.  I can set up password as well if you like or maybe "logged in members" is ok.  Just let me know.

cheers
Leah

Sorry Deb - I have looked and looked as to how to move images from public to private album and no luck yet.  Very easy to shift to another public album but the user albums dont appear on the drop down list.  Still working on it but if you dont mind shifting them across a few at a time, that will at least get you up and going.

Remember, lots of keywords in the description so we can search as well as browse.
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 18, 2009, 08:23:06 PM
Have just created a new album in the gallery called Members Only - it should be set up so that only members can view this one - guests can not.

Just check that this one is not viewable when you are not logged in.  I can set up password as well if you like or maybe "logged in members" is ok.  Just let me know.

cheers
Leah
Gee I am not very good with the request I made oops, I meant in the forum, as in topics where we post replies etc, so we don't give away our secrets to non members  ;D

Take care
Deb  ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on January 18, 2009, 08:26:41 PM
Yes - I can do this as well.  Just thought you might want a members only gallery as well (for cutting diagrams for example??).

Off to bed now (go to bed with the birds) so will do a members only message board tomorrow.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on January 18, 2009, 08:29:12 PM
Yes - I can do this as well.  Just thought you might want a members only gallery as well (for cutting diagrams for example??).

Off to bed now (go to bed with the birds) so will do a members only message board tomorrow.

cheers
Leah
Thanks Leah, both would be great and yes I would post some facet diagrams in a members only gallery.

Take Care
Deb  ;D
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Wwoofa on February 19, 2009, 01:51:15 PM
Hi ALF,
If you have a look in my personal album ... fossicking locations ... the "date posted" is a bit odd ... some of them I posted 4 years ago.  I'm know I'm losing my memory but I didn't think it was that bad  ;D
Regards, Paul
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on February 19, 2009, 03:00:42 PM
I actually noticed that weird date thing on a couple of photos I looked at and thought maybe the person posting them might have manually specified the date as the photo was taken or something.  I must admit I didnt really think any more about it but sounds like it must be a glitch of some sort.

Since I can now no longer assume this was done on purpose  ;) , I'll look into it and see if there is something obvious I can fix.  I'll advise if I can work it out.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on February 19, 2009, 04:45:36 PM
Calendar
   Still unhappy :'( about Summer solstice in June and Winter in December.
beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on February 21, 2009, 04:20:39 PM
Still unhappy :'( about Summer solstice in June and Winter in December.

Paul's problem proving a little tricky to pin down but just for you Ted, have swapped the summer and winter solstices around and added Anzac Day and Australia Day.  I admit this has been irritating me as well.

Have to do this in the database so any others that need to be added/edited, just let me know.

cheers Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: fossickeract on February 22, 2009, 08:48:12 AM
Thankyou Leah I thought I was going to have to take to burgers and fries at Macas, now I can stick to steak and chips at the RSL.Now about flag day. ;)
      beers Ted
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on February 22, 2009, 09:46:37 AM
Flag Day !!!  I thought you were going to complain about Thanksgiving  ;)

Wouldnt blame anyone for complaining - there is Thanksgiving listed for the next 6 years but I thought I'd leave them there for now as it is easier to edit an existing holiday than create one from scratch in the SQL database. 

Thought I'd change all the Thanksgivings to Melbourne Cup Day ??  There are some more edits to do but myphpadmin is not all that fun so did the important ones first.

cheers
Leah

Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Fullerton on November 20, 2009, 03:21:53 PM
Hi ... I've noticed for a while that the date stamp for some of my pics to the gallery are often given random dates!  Some I've posted recently have been date stamped as being uploaded in 2008!  I've checked my computer settings and all is good from my end.

I guess it's not a critical problem but it may make people think they're old posts and maybe not worth checking out  :-[

Not sure if it's affecting others ... but it would be good to rectify if it's easy to do so.

Cheers,
Fullerton
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: mehoose on November 20, 2009, 03:28:21 PM
LOL, I was thinking that was how long ago the orig pic was taken. But there again that could be a different date to the one you're talking about.
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Fullerton on November 20, 2009, 03:41:02 PM
I walked downstairs, took the image, walked back up and loaded it to ALF ... can't get any more recent than that!  So it's not to do with when the pic was taken. 

The date isn't being recorded properly when uploading happens.




Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on November 20, 2009, 04:25:17 PM
Not sure if it's affecting others ... but it would be good to rectify if it's easy to do so.

Maybe not easy   ??? ??? ???

The one you posted today has all details correct except for year by the look of it.  Must admit I hadnt noticed that.  I'll check it out and fix if I can.  thanks for the alert.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Fullerton on November 20, 2009, 05:03:22 PM
Had a look at some earlier posts ... apparently I added images as long ago as 2003 ... pre-dating ALF lol.

Yes, only fix if easy ... otherwise just an interesting quirk of these electronic thingamies.

Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Jamo on August 07, 2011, 08:02:58 PM
Hi I've recently uploaded my first photos & found a similar problem. The dates are dated January 2009, however I photographed & uploaded the photos in July 2011. Have I done something wrong? or is there a glitch somewhere?

Jamo :P
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on August 08, 2011, 07:09:52 AM
Yes - this is a glitch that I have not been able to pin down as yet.

I am planning to do another gallery upgrade (to next version) but this requires testing and much backing up so the forum will need to go down for maintenance for few hours.  Have not scheduled this job yet but hoping it will fix this problem and another with the drop down menu not dropping down  ;D

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Garry on August 08, 2011, 09:52:52 AM
Use this thread to give us feedback, report problems or make suggestions on how to improve the site.

Aussie Lapidary Forum is only new but we have big plans to make it great so please help us by letting us know what you want.

cheers from admin
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Jamo on August 08, 2011, 10:55:35 PM
Yes - this is a glitch that I have not been able to pin down as yet.

I am planning to do another gallery upgrade (to next version) but this requires testing and much backing up so the forum will need to go down for maintenance for few hours.  Have not scheduled this job yet but hoping it will fix this problem and another with the drop down menu not dropping down  ;D

cheers
Leah

Thanks for the update - Thanks for seeking to get it sorted out.

Jamo
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Andrew on August 09, 2011, 06:02:54 PM

 Working on the issues,seems basically that ALF and Aussie Sapphire are just to popular  :D
 Looks like the Level of Traffic and information on the sites means yet another upgrade and more monthly costs for us but you guys are worth it ;)
 Heading towards a stand alone server to handle the level of Traffic but still checking.

Cheers Andrew
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: moonshadow_dancer on August 09, 2011, 06:18:59 PM
I still believe what makes it a great meeting place is is we all be mates, and that makes it special.

Take Care,
Deb  beers
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Ranger Itchy on September 22, 2013, 06:31:07 AM
Hi Leah,

I have a question about the log-in process, when I log in I have to type my hole username and password which is quite a lengthy process, why does this site not have the same log-in abilities as other forums that I belong too? Where you type the first letter of your username and the whole thing comes up in a drop box that you click on and it installs your username and password automatically then you just click on the login button and it's done!!!
Or am I missing a process that activates this process on this forum???

Cheers Ian

Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on September 22, 2013, 08:22:59 AM
If you are not on a shared computer, you can opt to login in "forever" so your login details are remembered and you are logged in automatically.

Maybe not a good idea if you share a computer with others who you do not want to post on your behalf but this is probably the easiest way.  Otherwise, set up your browser to autofill.

Hope this helps.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Ranger Itchy on October 06, 2013, 08:05:57 AM
Hi Leah,

I'm still having a problem with the login process, even if I click on the "FOREVER" button it does'nt do a thing!! I still have to login  ever time I enter the site!!!

Cheers Ian
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Jimnyjerry on October 06, 2013, 11:29:36 AM
Could be your security systems on your computer is purging the cookie for the site
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on October 06, 2013, 12:51:18 PM
Could be your security systems on your computer is purging the cookie for the site

Yes - I think this would the place to look - your cookie settings. Computer needs to save just a small file to remember your login details and that you want to stay logged in. If you have your security settings so that this does NOT happen (which is sensible on shared computers), then it can override the choice you make by ticking the box when logging in.

Options are different depending on what browser you use, security software (firewall, anti-virus, etc) and what operating system.


cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: tinker on September 28, 2017, 09:28:27 AM
Hi Alfer's Im having problems with downloading my photo's, I have not posted for twelve months and on reading the new instructions on how to, I cannot find the MEDIA button to press on the top tool bar, can anybody be of assistance to this crash test dummy.
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Aussie Sapphire on September 28, 2017, 09:58:23 AM
Hi Alfer's Im having problems with downloading my photo's, I have not posted for twelve months and on reading the new instructions on how to, I cannot find the MEDIA button to press on the top tool bar, can anybody be of assistance to this crash test dummy.

The Media button has changed to be called Gallery instead.  It should be the 3rd button from the right when you are logged in. Get back to us if you need more help.

cheers
Leah
Title: Re: Feedback and Suggestions
Post by: Joel on April 29, 2019, 07:55:42 PM
Should have looked here