3/16/2012 12:15:58 AM
Section 7: Image Gallery
Subject: Code Update Msg# 825416
I suppose I could have the description items pop up one at a time. I know what you mean about filling in all the blanks; did that once myself. I'll see if I can perhaps have only one submit button on the page. Then all would have to be completed for a single submit.
The process looks different because it is different.
uploaded recently by a Firearms member who apparently never completely the process. I knew what the photos were so I just filled in the data for him and submitted them as well. Normal?
Yes. It is a nag-screen for managers. I cannot force users to input proper names and descriptions when doing multiple uploads, only when using the single.
In the end, however, it is the images that are important and they are in the gallery whether the user or manager inputs a description or not.
I am aware of the issues you mention an have not done with the process as yet. Your input and that of others will help shape the final process. I could dump the entire name/description thing and users would never see it.
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Just tested the new upload single image method, works great and the instructions are complete.
Not quite the case when uploading multiple images. The process works great, the instructions need more info.
The problem is that when someone hasn't done this before or hasn't done it for a while, they are likely to fill in all the blanks for every image, then start trying to submit them--as opposed to filling in the blanks for one, submitting it, going to the next one, and so on.
Even though I've done this a time or two already, I just tried it again and as I wasn't used to the process, I typed out the titles, descriptions, and selected albums for five images first, only to have all the stuff disappear after I submitted the first one. A sentence telling--or reminding --users to fill in the data and submit images one at a time would save some frustration.
(Why did I upload five images? I didn't, actually. I uploaded two, but at the next screen there were three additional images waiting for me, uploaded recently by a Firearms member who apparently never completely the process. I knew what the photos were so I just filled in the data for him and submitted them as well. Normal? )
The only other comment I can think of on the two processes--single vs multiple photos--is that they don't look anything alike and seem like they are from two different programs almost. This isn't a problem, it's just not as elegant as it might be. But since this is new, that will probably come about with some tweaking.