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Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?

avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
August 05, 2010 12:34PM
The identification of the autunite seems accurate for this locality. No survey of the chemistry of the species has been made for Maine and probably there would be surprises, but in lieu of the scattered chemical analyses of US pegmatite autunites, the ID seems to have a very high probability. The identification of any mineral has an error bar associated with it, even when instrumental analyses are used. I'll see if I can get a graduate student interested. :)

Best Wishes, Van King
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
August 29, 2010 12:03AM
Please can you correct the image of Grandidierite, the one used as the main photo, I have changed the photo to one which i beleive is better, when you click on the origianl image it brings up the new photo but i would like the original photo changed to show the new one.
I dont mind if it is not used as the main pic anymore, although it is nice that it is, but i would prefer it to be a photo that i took.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 04, 2010 05:45PM
I put up some photos of a rock from Hincks Bridge, Quebec under "Other". It doesn't seem to want to post to that locality, why?
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 04, 2010 06:07PM
Which ones? Presently, there are four site photos you had uploaded (
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 04, 2010 07:41PM

this is one of four photos of prismatine bearing paragneiss on Reiner's homepage

thanks for your help
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 09, 2010 04:57PM
Here is the problem. Photos of rocks go under the "Other" category which excludes them from going to the locality page. That makes no sense and needs to be changed, you need a rock category that one can upload photos of rocks found at a particular locality to that locality. I would like to post my four photos of paragneiss ( Photo ID331428,25,21&10) from Hincks Bridge, Quebec to that locality. The photos are all of the same specimen so three should be as daughter photos.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 09, 2010 05:16PM
Once we build in proper support for rocks and rocks photos in mindat this will be possible. But, for now, it's not, so photos need to remain in the "other" category, otherwise we'll end up with a lot of work that needs to be changed once the rock database side of things is running.

Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 06, 2010 05:27PM

Over the last few weeks, I've uploaded a number of location photos, and while some have appeared in the corresponding location pages (Buick mine, Pea Ridge mine), the majority do not appear on their respective pages (Lester Park, Missouri Mines, Herkimer Diamond Mine, etc.). Early in the thread, it is mentioned that photos not appearing are due to either technical reasons such as the page cache not being refreshed, or to policy ones, where a photo is not selected for inclusion. Is there a way to tell, for a given photo, the reason that it does not appear? If it is for content, could you describe the criteria that are used to determine whether a location photo is used? In the future when I take location photos, that would help so I would know what would become "official" vs. which would remain in my gallery only.

Thanks very much,

avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 06, 2010 05:38PM
Yes simple way.

Look at the locality page, right at the very bottom it says "Current server time:" and that figure is the date the page was last generated. If it's before your photos were uploaded, then it's just the page has not yet been updated to show your additions.

Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 06, 2010 05:47PM
Ah - thanks. Unfortunately, doing a spot check of Missouri Mines and Columbia Quarry pics shows that the images show just a date, but the "server time" entry of their corresponding locality pages shows both the date and time. In the case of these, the day of the last locality refresh is the same day as the images were uploaded. I presume that the images must have been uploaded minutes after the locality page was refreshed, but there doesn't seem to be a way to tell for sure.


Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 06, 2010 05:58PM
To follow up to my own question... I just realized that if I edit a locality, and save it again without making any changes, then the cache is refreshed and the location images appear. I'll try that with the other localities and see what happens.

Thanks again,

Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 06, 2010 06:28PM
One more follow-up... Re-saving the 10 locales that didn't show my photos caused all of the locale pages to update, but one locale remains where my location photos do not appear: Falling Springs Quarry ( The server date and time shows that the page was refreshed, and looking at my images shows that they are indeed locale images associated with that locale, but the location page still does not show my images (it doesn't show any images at all). Just in case there was something not quite right behind the scenes, I wanted to mention it.

Thanks again for your help,

Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 07, 2010 01:10PM
Cache cleared, photos are now there.
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 07, 2010 01:12PM
Thanks! I appreciate it.

Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
December 12, 2010 08:06AM
This one is a bit complex ... I uploaded three photos of the same specimen showing different views, the specimen is a Petalite with Phenakite on Microcline from the Palelni Mine , Mogok, now, one photo shows up in my account in my list of photos,

if I click the link to other photos of the same specimen it says there are none, if I try to upload the photo I have showing the whole specimen it tells me the photo is already in the database and when I click the link it is there,

in the Mindat gallery of Petalite from Palelni it shows the third photo which is a close up of another part of the specimen and like the previous pictures is not linked to the others,

as you can tell by the sequential(ish) numbers I uploaded them at pretty much the same time,
well Im confused anyway,

any suggestions ideas what might be the problem?
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
December 18, 2010 04:19PM
The photos has not been posted at the same locality. Try to fix that.
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 06, 2011 12:23AM
Hi All,

I have decided to photograph all of the key mineral specimens in my collection and load them onto/into I looked up uranophane from Madawaska Mine and noted that my specimens were not there, so I attempted to upload an image of one of my specimens. I got a pop-up that noted that this was a "duplicate". I checked and sure enough, it is in my "Home Page" but it does not show up if I search for uranophane. Can this be corrected? Have I done something incorrectly? This uranophane was put on quite a long time ago, I think.

David K. Joyce

ps, I somehow posted this message on a different topic (newer topic). Please ignore it and/or remove it from there?
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 06, 2011 01:45PM
Actually it is there. The mineral and location galleries just show 10 photos of a mineral/locality combination. To view all the photos, you need to get to the photo gallery for the locality/mineral pair. The photos are ordered by "best" voting by managers, users and how often they are viewed.
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 07, 2011 04:46AM
I was trying to write and article about a locality. I wanted to include around 10 photos in the article. So I was down loading them by logging in, going to my page, photos, then editing, and downloading to minerals, locations or other so as to get the photos into my blog. ( I have to added photos to the database in context to the story, like the local villages or even local fauna to keep continuity in the article) Then when I write the blog or article I use the HTLM tag to place the photo in the blog using the photo id number.
1) is this the proper procedure to write a blog or am i doing something wrong?
2) after downloading 4 photos I get a message in red saying that the photo is too large or not a JPEG. Well the photos are and are the same size.
So am I doing something wrong?

I really like to share a lot of trips if I can

So after reading It seems the problem might be that you have to edit the info coming in. I can understand that takes time. But is that what is happening when I get the message in red that the photo is too large or not jpeg? I'll be patient but just want to know if I am understanding the process

avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
June 02, 2011 10:51AM

Two points, but I am not moaning. Mindat is a wonderful site.

1) Could there be some system of feedback to 'track' progress of uploaded photos that are a long time getting approved? A long wait makes me feel that something has gone wrong, or the photo has been rejected without anyone telling me.
I understand the delay, but not knowing what is happening after a week is very frustrating. At what point do I accept that something is wrong?

2) I have a couple of child photos uploaded which have just vanished, never seen again. The parent photo gets the little 'multi-pic' icon, but the child is not on the display. This is misleading for viewers.
One of the Child pics that vanished caused a false 'One other photo' note to appear on my home page photo count, and the multi-pic icon to appear on the photo, but the actual mineral child photo did not appear anywhere. This is also frustrating. Do I need to re-upload or what?

These problems appear on my latest metazeuneraite upload, still awaiting approval, and

I assumed you would like to know about these little bugs, I am not bitching.

Eric ;)

United Kingdom, Cornwall


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