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  • The New Wamp Gallery


    I have great pleasure in announcing the new Wamp Gallery open!!


    After many months of blood, sweat and tears the next evolution of Wamp is here. Our current gallery has served us well but has lacked a user friendly experience and this coupled with the many requests I receive for a rating gallery led me to make the decision to create a new one more suited to our needs.

    So I give you the new custom built gallery with no expense (well a little!) spared!!

    So what's so good about the new gallery I hear you ask? Well the major change is the easy to use rating system.

    To make the system as fair as anything like this can be a few things were put into place.
    The first is only registered members of Wamp can vote in the gallery (anyone can browse it but you must be logged in to vote).
    You cannot vote for your own work and you can only vote on each image once. These key features will help eliminate a lot of voting irregularities.
    To further make voting fairer an images current score is not shown on the rating page so will not influence your vote. Also the submitters identity is not in plain site on the voting page. Each image has a link to the artists profile so you can find out who's work it is if you wish (also by hovering over the image will show their name) this helps shield your voting mind from undue influences if you like to work that way but still lets you find out more about an artist whose work you admire.

    But I don't want my work rated!
    Not a problem. I was aware some people didn't want to be a part of the voting culture so I took this into account. Every user has the ability to decide which of their images can be voted on by others. You can specify this on an individual basis for each image or with one click make every image in your gallery rateable or un-ratable as you see fit.

    Sounds good so far?
    Well there's more!!
    You can arrange all your work into albums as you see fit. You can even make these albums private and decide which users (if any) you allow access.
    You can see stats of your rankings, profile views, average rating - even how many votes you have received.
    Each image can be tagged on certain features such as whether it has NMM or OSL or maybe that its a gaming piece. This means voters get more information than just a description and it means you can filter search results with these things - only want to see wizards with OSL? well that you can do!
    there's a lot more besides but you probably want to jump in and get started

    To begin with users are limited to 30 submissions each but this will increase as the system is checked.

    All images and comments are approved by moderators so may not show straight away (though you will be able to see them in your personal gallery)

    If you find any issues,bugs or just want to tell me what you think of it I would welcome that, whether it's good or bad. I do plan on refining things later on once its been bedded in a bit!


    It's a bit empty right now so please feel free to get filling it up. I hope you like what I have tried to do with this and it makes your time on Wamp even more enjoyable.

    You all have your own personal gallery url too like so:

    www.wamp-forum.com/gallery/users/yourwampusername
    Features
    Here's a run down of the main features of the new gallery:
    • A user can choose to allow or dis-allow rating on their images, either on a per image basis or all their photos can be opted together (This option can be changed whenever they like).
    • You must be logged in to rate a photograph and you may only rate each photograph once.
    • You cannot rate your own work.
    • You can choose whether to rate just sculpts or painted minis (or both - this still to be added)
    • On the rating screen it doesn't show the submitters details nor the images current rating (rating will show once you have rated it yourself)
    • You can create your own albums and sort your photos as you please
    • Each photo will require a title, manufacturer, and scale details. There are also options to select other details so you can mark a submission as having OSL,NMM,Gaming Piece,etc. These options can then be used within the search to filter results (so you may only want to search for Rackham with OSL or gaming standard space marines)


    To access the gallery please visit www.wamp-forum.com/gallery
    To log in simply use your existing Wamp log in details.

    You can read the help guide by clicking the FAQ link in the new gallery.

    PLEASE NOTE: This gallery is designed for completed work not WIP shots so please bear that in mind.

    Enjoy!!

    Brett

    • Spectral Dragon
      Spectral Dragon
      Spectral Dragon commented
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      Hmm, I'll play with it a bit to see if I can temporarily move my pic then.

      Edit: yeah that works, guess I will just leave a pic up in the main album for a bit to get votes and then move it to the Necron Folder.
      Spectral Dragon
      Last edited by Spectral Dragon; 07-01-2012, 11:08 am.

    • Spectral Dragon
      Spectral Dragon
      Spectral Dragon commented
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      One more nitpick (and it really isn't an issue,) is that the old gallery is still linked to our forum profiles rather than the new one, so the pics uploaded in the new gallery don't show in the forum profile.

    • Darklord
      Darklord commented
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      Originally posted by Spectral Dragon
      One more nitpick (and it really isn't an issue,) is that the old gallery is still linked to our forum profiles rather than the new one, so the pics uploaded in the new gallery don't show in the forum profile.
      Yes this will be changed when I do the site overall, more than likely it will mean no image details on your profile page though. Will have to see

      Originally posted by Spectral Dragon
      When you put an image in one of your albums it doesn't seem to put it up as one of the new submissions on the main page.
      This will most likely be adjusted later on too, though as Shane says its linked to the permission set up that albums have as they have an extra protocol to allow for selected access
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