To everyone that is having problems, to those that have tried it and like it, don't read, you took the time to do it and kudos to you for understanding it's not that hard, in fact, easier than the old system.
Everyone wanted an "easier" portfolio to upload and view, at the same time we wanted one that integrates better with our forum software and our upcoming search engine with zip code proximity and other features.
We've tested out the new portfolio system on www.imagedots.com
and it not only works, but people like it and it allows for a "lightbox" atmosphere, easier to navigate, etc. We feel the new portfolio system is friendlier--you've asked, we've been working on it. It seems, no matter what we do, there will always be someone that doesn't like it--it's always been that way.
Well we are moving forward, sometime shortly you will not be able to upload to the old system and the old system will go away--so I recommend you move your images now to the new system. In addition, all you have to do is point people to your profile here. Just go to your "profile" page, it's yours with your images from the new portfolio there along with the ability to tag, make friends, etc. As an example, look at mine, http://www.glamour1.com/forums/membe...andogomez.html
and notice how your username is now in your URL too.
Not sure what your "profile" page is, then login, LOOK at the main menu bar, toward the right side you'll see, "MY Home, Portfolio, and PROFILE." The "Home" is youser UserCP where you can control your profile and preferences. The "Portfolio" is the OLD portfolio and will change! The "Profile" link is just that, your profile, that is what will come out as a result page in our upcoming search features--that is where you should point people too, or your G1 number. How hard is that? How much easier do you want it? Tell me now or hold your peace, cuz I'm the sold programmer right now--tell me! Is it really that hard? ( I apologize in advance for my frustrations on something that is so simple and and easy to figure out.)
The whole point is to make the experience easier on G1--some of you asked for it and we're trying and going forward. Some of the SAME ones now are complaining cuz we're doing what you asked--I just don't get it.
We've found the new portfolio system is overall better in navigation for a photography and models site. When the new search engine begins, all results will return "profile" pages where your profile will display, as mine does now, the most recent thumbs for your portfolio page. This is an overhaul of the old system with PLENTY of time to move your images. I myself am not moving anything--like most pro photographers, I have copies, copies, of my files as I upload them to multiple sites on the net--uploading the copies from my desktop is the easiest way to do it--it's called being proactive and not lazy. (Again, my apologies if I offend anyone, it's not that friggin hard if you at least try!)
We posted in the Lifetime members area about this portfolio, asked everyone to try it out, asked you to try it out on ImageDots, some did, most didn't. Those that did gave an overall thumbs up along with what needed to be improved, most has been done. We asked you to try it out first, if you didn't, please don't wait now to complain--complain only after you give it a SINCERE tryout--it's not that hard.
Now I close by saying, if you didn't like it then, why didn't you speak up then instead of now? We are moving to better the site. How hard is it to "upload" an image. I'll admit, I still have many to upload, but we're giving everyone time to do so right now. How hard is it to click on a "well-labled" link? I run into too many people that just won't try, for whatever reason--C'mon people, it's not that hard to hit a button here and there, they are properly labeled, just slow down, take time and read, then click. I promise you won't break the system if you push the wrong button. You can even delete your images if you make a mistake.
If you can't do it, PM your phone number, I will personally call you on my nickel and walk you through it--I promise you, it's not a bad experience and it's to improve the site. If you're just not sure, go to htttp://www.imagedots.com and try it there first--you'll have to register, but that's not hard either if you simply take the time to read and click as you go. It doesn't take a college education to stop and look at any link and figure out what it does, especially if it's labeled.
I've seen other sites that are much harder to use, our goal is to make it easy--yes it takes time, all good things take time. If you're that frustrated, take a break, take a drink, then come back--again, if you can't do it (after trying), then PM your phone number and best time to call and I will find the time to call you and walk you through it.
The new system is the answer to your complaints--again, please try! My apologies if I sound frustrated, but it's not that hard at all and it's to IMPROVE this site. Thanks, rg sends!
Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving, rg sends!
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