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« on: August 06, 2013, 12:58 »
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Hi all. I tried searching for previous posts, but I'm not having any luck. Here goes.

I set up a site, http://bandkmedia.com which seems to be working OK finally, except for one issue. I have a partner who will be submitting images as well.  That's the "B" and "K" in the name :)

The problem is, that on the image pages, all photos have my name on them.

For example, http://bandkmedia.com/image/eyelove9/?r=http://bandkmedia.com down below the photo it says "Brian Schell" and links to an author page for me. But I didn't take the photo, I didn't upload it, my partner did.

This is not really a big deal, as we can figure out sales manually.

On the other hand, something more serious has presented itself:

He uploaded and processed a batch of files yesterday, and they are in the system as they should be. They appear in the search and are purchasable. They don't however, show up on the homepage under "Latest Posts." I posted an image hours after he did, and it shows right up on the homepage as it should.

Symbiostock just doesn't like him?

We could just share an account, but I was really hoping it would work with two contributors.

I do have both of us set up as Administrative accounts.

Suggestions?




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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 13:11 »
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I set up a site, http://bandkmedia.com which seems to be working OK finally, except for one issue. I have a partner who will be submitting images as well.  That's the "B" and "K" in the name :)

The problem is, that on the image pages, all photos have my name on them.

For example, http://bandkmedia.com/image/eyelove9/?r=http://bandkmedia.com down below the photo it says "Brian Schell" and links to an author page for me. But I didn't take the photo, I didn't upload it, my partner did.


AFAIK, you can only setup one "Author" on Symbiostock.

On the other hand, something more serious has presented itself:

He uploaded and processed a batch of files yesterday, and they are in the system as they should be. They appear in the search and are purchasable. They don't however, show up on the homepage under "Latest Posts." I posted an image hours after he did, and it shows right up on the homepage as it should.

Symbiostock just doesn't like him?


The Latest Posts widget uses the date field to figure out the order of the displayed images.  If you edit the image and then immediately publish it, then it will go to the front of the Latest Posts widget.  But if you edit the image and then save it and don't publish it until later, the date field will contain the date from when you edited it first.  When you publish the image later, it will use the date that it was first edited rather than the date it was published.

The good news is that you can manually change the date for any image to "force" it to show up in the Latest Images.


« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 13:29 »
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AFAIK, you can only setup one "Author" on Symbiostock.


OK, I can accept that. Not thrilled, but we can work around it.



The Latest Posts widget uses the date field to figure out the order of the displayed images.  If you edit the image and then immediately publish it, then it will go to the front of the Latest Posts widget.  But if you edit the image and then save it and don't publish it until later, the date field will contain the date from when you edited it first.  When you publish the image later, it will use the date that it was first edited rather than the date it was published.

The good news is that you can manually change the date for any image to "force" it to show up in the Latest Images.


OK, now this is not correct. He uploaded, edited, and published all at the same time, and the problem is still as I described it.

Also, *I* went in and edited a few of his images after we discovered the problem, and I did change some of the dates to make them very recent, but they still never appeared.

I never spotted a way to change the author tag in his photos, so I think this is related to the idea that there cannot be two contributors. The only thing I can see different between his photos and mine is the user name.

Further thoughts?

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 13:38 »
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The Latest Posts widget uses the date field to figure out the order of the displayed images.  If you edit the image and then immediately publish it, then it will go to the front of the Latest Posts widget.  But if you edit the image and then save it and don't publish it until later, the date field will contain the date from when you edited it first.  When you publish the image later, it will use the date that it was first edited rather than the date it was published.

The good news is that you can manually change the date for any image to "force" it to show up in the Latest Images.


OK, now this is not correct. He uploaded, edited, and published all at the same time, and the problem is still as I described it.

Also, *I* went in and edited a few of his images after we discovered the problem, and I did change some of the dates to make them very recent, but they still never appeared.

I never spotted a way to change the author tag in his photos, so I think this is related to the idea that there cannot be two contributors. The only thing I can see different between his photos and mine is the user name.

Further thoughts?

Please give us a link to an example photo that is not showing up in Latest Images (that you believe should be).

« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 13:56 »
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http://bandkmedia.com is the home page.

I uploaded the turtle and flower pics that you see there early afternoon yesterday.

While I was at work he uploaded bunch of pictures of eyes. Do a search for "eye" and they all are from later in the afternoon yesterday.

After I noticed the problem, I uploaded the trestle bridge picture (The first on on the home page) late last night.

There should be a bunch of "eye" pictures between the flowers and the bridge, but obviously there aren't.

 

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 14:17 »
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Try editing one of his eye images and change the date to sometime tomorrow.  See if that will make it show up in the Latest Images.

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 21:31 »
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At this time I kept Symbio a 1-author deal because it would only get more complicated from there. With a few adjustments (and time, which is the hardest right now) it could be made to honor authors individually.

In the meantime, you can simply do sub-sites, which as you know is not a stellar way to go but still good.

« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 21:55 »
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also be careful not to do ANYTHING else while images are uploading (within sym) or processing, as this can lose images too

« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2013, 22:24 »
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Would it be possible to make to Categories and have two sets of sub categories under each author?

« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 10:29 »
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Try editing one of his eye images and change the date to sometime tomorrow.  See if that will make it show up in the Latest Images.

No luck there either. As Leo said in one of the later posts, it's just not meant for multiple users yet. It's not a major issue with us; we just assumed it could do that. It ALMOST does work... I doubt it would take much to add multiple contributor functionality at a later time.

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 10:51 »
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Try editing one of his eye images and change the date to sometime tomorrow.  See if that will make it show up in the Latest Images.

No luck there either.

Please provide the link for the image that you changed?

« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 13:37 »
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I don't remember now, but I just manually changed some of the dates to today, and they are appearing correctly now.

Stranger and stranger.

Still, I can deal with it.


 

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