Images Answers

From: JanuaryGirl
Hey, if we’re using a public image as one of the many backgrounds that we have the option to set will it now show up as a blank square with that link missing icon instead of the image?

PS: Man, I JUST redid my diary graphics too. 😀

No, it shouldn’t change anything you’ve already done. It’ll just remove it from the list of possibles if you went into the customizer again… At least I think thats how it will do it – LOL


From: musik
i think people should not be allowed to make them public, if they have a graphic set they would like to share they should email them to a particular account to be approved and then put on the system. This way you can control to make sure they include everything (all the buttons needed for navigation etc)

Just a thought :)


Putting images public requires an approvals process which I go through to allow them to actually become public. Historically if the image loaded and was not offensive it was approved – however given the amount of really quite disastrous images from a web useability point of view that we got, I changed the policy tonight and hence had to revisit the current public images… People had uploaded photo album pictures and for some utterly bizarre reason we’d allowed them to go public…

From: MagicWhiskey
Does this mean you are banishing that jarring 5 inch “previous entry button” that’s a chihuahua head with beady eyes? Can I start cheering now?

Almost certainly yes :-)

Public / Private Images

I’ve had a bit of fun with the public images, but in doing the things with those, I noticed that for some bizarre reason the PRIVATE images that people had uploaded always appeared in the drop down lists at the bottom… I’ve changed this so they’re listed first… Should save too much messing about…

I suspect I may still have a bug or two to fix there as I’ve had several reports this week of private images not working – let me know if thats still the case.

I’ve also bowed to popular pressure and fixed up the Quicklinks bar so it displays in the colours of your diary!

Graphics Issues

I’ve presently removed ALL public images from the system and am in the process of re-approving the reasonably useful ones. Over the last 4 years we’ve gathered a huge amount (somewhere around 32,000) images and a lot of them just don’t work well as backgrounds or buttons and such like. So there’s now going to be a bit more ‘artistic’ decision when it comes to allowing public images as well as whether they’re decent or not.

Of course I am not much of an artist so there’ll be a wide discrepancy in perhaps what people want public and what I accept but oh well :)

Anyway, give me a few more hours and they should be back, those that are coming.