Media Gallery

Mike

VC15
78 (100%)
I'm sure by now most of you have noticed the card photos in the sidebar. Well, those are photos that members have uploaded in our recently added media gallery. With the problems with Photobucket through the years, and the fact that SportsCardAlbum doesn't appear to be regularly maintained, I thought it was time that we have an in-house resource for our members to use.

At the moment only members who have at least 100 posts, with at least 10 reaction points can use the media gallery, but those restrictions will be lowered, or removed, once I know what kind of usage (disk space, bandwidth) to expect. I want to make sure we find a good balance between what's good for the members as well as our server resources.

Now let's talk a little bit about how the gallery works.

General

For the most part the media gallery should be easy to figure out and use. Simply click the Add media button, choose whether to upload into a public category or personal album, choose the images you want to upload and done...you can also add titles and descriptions to each image if you'd like.

Each image must be no more than 10Mb. There is a size restriction, currently, of 500px on the longest side, but our system will automatically resize the image to meet those constraints for you, so you can upload any size image (as long as it's under 10Mb).

Right now each member will be limited to 50Mb, but I'm sure that's something I'll end up changing if the need arises. So, if you run out of space, let me know and we'll take a look at it.

Categories

Categories are public sections you can upload random images into. Think of categories like forums. If you just want to share an image of a random card, that's where you can put it.

Albums

Albums are more personal. You can create different albums, such as for baseball autos, and basketball relics, etc. If you're used to organizing your "bucket" and want to do the same here, you'll want to use albums for that. You can create an unlimited number of albums. You can also restrict albums by controlling who can view your albums, and even who can add images to your albums.

So, that's it for now. I'll post updates in this thread as we lessen the restrictions on who can use the media gallery. If you have any questions about the media gallery, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.
 
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Taliasen

From a pack deep in the north country...
Sorry if anyone feel that I blew up the media gallery. Honestly I was trying to load different images in different sizes and formats from different devices trying to break thinks and look for bugs. I can delete the images if there are too many wolves or Henderson cards.
 

Mike

VC15
78 (100%)
Sorry if anyone feel that I blew up the media gallery. Honestly I was trying to load different images in different sizes and formats from different devices trying to break thinks and look for bugs. I can delete the images if there are too many wolves or Henderson cards.
I think it's fine. I'd rather there be a nice variety of cards. I still have a ton to upload myself. I'll get to it one of these days. 🤦‍♂️
 

Mike

VC15
78 (100%)
Just wanted to update this post so everyone would know that we've changed the minimum requirements to upload to the Media Gallery to 100 posts and 10 reaction points (likes).

If anyone has any questions about the Media Gallery, please ask those questions in this thread, or start a private conversation with me, and I'll try my best to get you an answer.
 
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