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Photo status tracking
January 15, 2012 04:26PM
    
From time to time people complained that the photos they uploaded were not added to the locality galleries. I only have few photos uploaded so far and never had that problem. Latest two days after I uploaded them they were visible in those galleries.

But the latest photos I uploaded two weeks ago are still only visible in my personal gallery. They are not great pictures but I think also not so bad not to approve them. So I do not see a reason why they should not be accepted. What I miss is to know in what status in the approval process they are. Maybe the reviewer didn't get time yet to check them. Maybe they were forgotten, overlooked, whatever.

It would be nice to see for each photo the current status in that process. For instance something like
- reviewer notified (so a mindat contributor would know that he has to be a little bit patient until the approval process is started)
- clarfication required (in case I forgot some information in the descriptive text, the approver doubts the identification etc. -> you should check your PM to get further info)
- approved (everything is fine)
- rejected or approval denied or so (this photo is not accepted for the galleries except the user's gallery)

Would that fit with the current approval process and could that be provided? I think it would make it much more transparent to understand what is going on with your photos.

Regards
Hartmut
avatar Re: Photo status tracking
January 15, 2012 04:38PM
    
On your home page:

What Photos to Show

All my unapproved photos
"What I miss is to know in what status in the approval process they are. Maybe the reviewer didn't get time yet to check them. Maybe they were forgotten, overlooked, whatever. "

My questioned photos - you should have received an email about these.
"clarfication required (in case I forgot some information in the descriptive text, the approver doubts the identification etc. -> you should check your PM to get further info) "
Re: Photo status tracking
January 15, 2012 05:00PM
    
Hi David,

I check my PMs/emails regularly, but didn't receive anything regarding my photos. So I do not really know if the photos are simply forgotten, or if I have to wait for another few days, weeks, months, .... I'm not impatient, but it would be helpful to immediately understand what is going on. I guess it would also help other people who upload their photos to understand what status the photos have.

Regards
Hartmut
Re: Photo status tracking
January 15, 2012 05:40PM
They simply have not yet been approved.
Now they are.
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