How does the “new” work?

Discussion in ' Site Help' started by thinkindependently, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. I still haven’t figured out.
    Maybe it’s me, but I find it extremely hard to access information, to use it properly. It seems to me that you can’t even scroll pictures galleries with large images. It’s only one photo at a time.
    And then pages take ages to load.
    Can anybody help?
  2. The short answer is, it doesn't.
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  3. Thinkharder
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  4. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Some Basics that William Michael put together.

    1. If you want to start a thread (a conversation), then select the FORUM that you think is the most appropriate for the topic that you want to discuss and/or the question that you want to ask: there are some topics which could fit in more than one Forum; don’t fret, just stick it where you think it best fits.
    Example – "I use Canon DSLRs and Speedlites and I want to discuss lighting for table-top close up work"
    Is the best Forum: “Lighting”, “Macros” or “Canon EOS”?
    If there is a more appropriate Forum for your thread, it can be moved (by a Moderator) to a more appropriate Forum.

    2. Please do NOT post the same Opening Post or Commentary in more than one thread.

    3. The “No Words” Forum is NOT for conversation – please read the sticky thread at the top of the No Words Forum which provides explicit guidelines for that particular Forum.

    4. As a general guideline, we don’t usually flood a thread with a truckload of sample images – if there a many examples then use a link: doing so is usually more useful. If you have a truck load of examples and you do not want to use your own website, or etc, you can load the images to a specific “Gallery” in your Portfolio and link to it.
    Example – “I’ve been using a Fuji X100s for a few years now and I find it most suitable for outdoor Architecture – anyone have comments or input? Please see some samples in this gallery [LINK].

    5. It's good advice that you read the Terms of Use and User Guidelines to which you agreed when you signed up (link is at bottom of page), if you don't bother, then it is probably a good idea that you know about the condition that you cannot post an image that you did not make yourself - so IF your discussion is to include an image that was made by someone else, then use a LINK to get to it.
  5. The reason the picture gallery/portfolio side of the site hasn't been addressed is that it's the least functional. The forums work mostly as they're supposed to and mostly pretty well. The gallery/portfolios work suboptimally to downright poorly, depending on your needs. If the gallery/portfolio part of the site is what you're intending to use, start off slowly, learn the pluses and many minuses, and you'll probably get some benefits but there will be struggles. You can always start at Private Conversation with a member who seems to be using the gallery side of the site well, and ask questions. Don't expect much owner effort to be put into fixes that are currently needed. The only effort I've seen is when a major glitch or breakdown occurs, it does get fixed. But, otherwise, no resources seem to be put into fine tuning the software as it currently runs and misruns.
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