LACK OF GALLERIES AND CONTEST RESULTS:
ferretrick wrote:I submitted a photo to the contest LAST YEAR! I gave up on contest winners ever being picked a long time ago, but I still had hope my pictures from 2014 would be featured on the site eventually. I thought when the relaunch FINALLY came, maybe, MAYBE it would be there, but now there are no galleries AT ALL??
Well first, let me say that I appreciate everyone's support. Sometimes other forum members can address concerns on my behalf, before I get the chance to do it myself. But... ferretrick has a right to express an opinion, whether positive or negative. And in this case, I agree with the criticism entirely. Things like the galleries and contest winner results should
have been displayed on the site long ago. That's on me, so all I can do is offer my apology and vow to make good on the content promises. But when it seems like you're waiting forever, I can understand the lack the faith in my word. Just know that I hear the concerns, and if you're disappointed, I'm probably doubly disappointed to have let you down.
For the record, anyone has the right to express their feedback here, good or bad (as long as it's done in a constructive way). While I appreciate praise, I almost wish there was more criticism. If people don't speak up about their displeasure, I won't know what I need to work on. So everyone... don't be shy about letting me know what features you miss, or what you're waiting for, or what you think the site is lacking. I don't take it personally. Only with the honest judgment can we make this site a better place.
Ajax wrote:I think the galleries still exist there just on a hiatus until after halloween.
Indeed, all the galleries still exist in a database, and all the images on file. Not only the chosen ones for display, but every image ever submitted is saved. As for right now, the old gallery code doesn't quite jive with the new website layout code. It will take some tinkering to make everything display correctly. I haven't removed the galleries to be cruel, just need to make them work again. It's certainly something that will get done eventually, because showing our carving photos is one of the most important parts of the site. These pumpkin rot away, and the photos become all we have.