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

avatar Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
June 12, 2007 02:14PM
When you add data to mindat or you upload a photo it may not be shown immediately - there are two reasons for this.

Firstly, unless you're a long term contributor with a proven track record on the site who is looking after a particular area, your contributions are approved before posting (and even if you are lucky enough to have your contributions approved automatically, they still get listed in our daily reports for reviewing afterwards). So, if you post something and go looking for it immediately on the site, it won't be there. Note that we sometimes have a backlog of approvals - we get around 100 photos per day post so don't be too surprised if they are not approved immediately.

Secondly, even if your items have been approved they may not show up because we use a caching system to reduce the workload for the server. Generating a complex locality list page can be an intensive process, so we keep a cached copy of the output and use that when someone else asks for the locality again, so even if your item has been added to the database, if we still have an older copy of the locality page in the cache then you won't see your change immediately. We're trying to improve things so caches are updated automatically when pages are edited, but in some cases things won't be right until the page gets cleaned out and replaced. If it takes more than a couple of days then contact me and I'll check it out for you.

Thirdly, you may find your photo is listed in your personal gallery but not in the mineral/locality pages - not all photos submitted are accepted for the mineral and locality pages - this depends on the quality of the photo and the number of similar photos we already have for that mineral at that region.

Jolyon



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2008 06:04PM by Jolyon Ralph.
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 16, 2007 08:01PM
Jolyon
I uploaded this photo last week, but it has not appeared in the Fedotovite gallery. Could you check on it? (It does appear my personal gallery, however)http://www.mindat.org/photo-119476.html
Thanks
Mike Roarke
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 19, 2007 03:48PM
    
Cleared the mineral page cache. Getting the caching working right is high on my priority list.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 26, 2007 07:00AM
    
Dear friends,
I know it takes time and of course this is okay for me. I appreciate your work!
But now I wonder if I made a mistake, because pics I uploaded from Saturday 20th on are still not mentioned when I surch for locality, e.g. Gridone ( I loaded a zircon photo, but if selected after location there is no pic).
And after spending a few weeks in the Zermatt - Saas Fee area I restructured the localities again and uploaded a couple of mineral pics e.g. the Täsch Valley. Same problem, when selecting Täsch Valley there is no sign that there are mineral photos.
Same with locality Churfirsten.
My mistake, or it takes just more time at your side?

Thanks, yours Christian
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 26, 2007 12:00PM
    
Christian,

See: [www.mindat.org] (last three messages)
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
October 26, 2007 12:20PM
    
Thank you Peter !!!
I will be patient.

Christian
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 06, 2007 08:22AM
How is possibble correct a own mistake in the descrition of a locality image?
Many thanks.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 06, 2007 09:30AM
    
Log in, select the location, select site photos. The locality pics will show up, under each description is a button "Edit this photo" which you can choose and edit the pic.
Cheers, Christian
Edit in Top Image
November 06, 2007 11:47AM
    
Olá Jolyon smiling smiley

I made my Home page and I noticed that in Edit in Top Image are the last 50 photos that I carried. Has one for Default....(Olivine), but I did want it was to choose one of my Gallery of my pleasure and I don't get sad smiley. It is possible to do some thing in that sense ?
Thank you for the attention.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 06, 2007 01:40PM
    
From instructions on edit page for your homepage:
"Select the photo you want shown at the top of your page. Note we only allow you to select from the 50 photos in your collection with the highest rating - so go and update your images with your personal rating to make sure you can select them here."

You have to go to edit the photo that you want to use and raise it's value as a favorite of yours.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 06, 2007 08:27PM
Thanks Christian,
I had already tried this, but when I press submit...I see this message:" there are errors on this form, you must enter a mineral name, you must select a photo type".
I dont understand,why?
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 07, 2007 07:59AM
    
Hi Marzio,

seems to be the same problem that others faced and mentioned in

[www.mindat.org]

Let´s see if the admins can solve this, I can´t help, sorry.

Christian
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
November 07, 2007 01:11PM
I had not seen these messages.
Thanks Christian.
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 26, 2008 03:21PM
Recently I have uploaded four photos of minerals but no one is present in the gallery of localities like so in the mineral's one, but only in my page.
I know that it could happen but photo n°148356 is several time that has been uploaded, but is present only in my gallery. Is it a problem of the photo's quality?
Thanks.
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 26, 2008 04:08PM
    
Giovanni,

which locality do we talk about?

Christian
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 26, 2008 04:26PM
The localities are:
- Fittà, Soave, Verona Province,Veneto,Italy
- Santa Lucia Mine,Fluminimaggiore, Carbonia-Iglesias Province, Sardinia, Italy
- Fonte del Prete,San Piero in Campo, Campo nell'Elba, Elba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 26, 2008 05:19PM
    
@admin
Giovanni posted pic # 148356, wulfenite from loc. 2125 Santa Lucia Mine, which is not shown in location galery, but appears on his users page.
Please fix.
Thanks, Christian
avatar Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
February 26, 2008 06:44PM
Please read the first message in this thread!

Jolyon
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 02, 2008 10:32PM
Several weeks ago I uploaded a photo of what appears to be a graphite pseudomorph after diamond. It's in my photo list, but has never appeared in the photo listing for graphite. I've assumed that this is because there must be some question as to whether it's even possible to have such a pseudomorph. The photo shows both diamond and graphite with both clearly exhibiting the same form. My question is, am I correct that there's an issue here, or has it just fallen through the cracks so to speak? I'd be interested in any thoughts relating to this specimen.

Aloha,
Jesse
Re: Why isn't my edit and/or photo listed?
September 03, 2008 03:53PM
    
"... appears to be a graphite pseudomorph after diamond."

If it wasn't analysed I'm sure one of us has sent a message questioning the ID. (Did you check hardness or is the sample too small? Is the locality known for such pseudomorphs?)
Please re-upload and we'll have a look again.
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