For those who have not noticed, we have a gallery.
It is very tightly integrated with the forum. For the most part, it should recognize you as a user when you upload or post.
Here are some hints or information on using the image gallery.
Lotus and EliseTalk Content
upload images that have Lotus or EliseTalk content. As much as I would love to see your (mom, spouse, cat, fish, house, birthday party) please use some other resource for those images. There are a number of free image upload sites around. I recommend photobucket as one.
Getting to the Gallery and back..
There are two main ways to get to the gallery from the forum. You will see a forum called GALLERY and if you click on that subforum, it takes you to the main gallery page. There is also a link at the bottom of the forum pages. Getting back, click on the EliseTalk logo which will always take you to the main forum page.
The Gallery is divided into categories to make the experience and use more valuable. Dumping all the images into one directory would work, but it would be very crappy to try to find something later (you can use the search function in the gallery, but it requires people to use keywords when they upload).
The categories you see now are my attempt at organization and I would welcome constructive criticism. As you can see, you can dive directly down into a subcategory from the main gallery page.
Two of the categories are special in that the images in them will not show up on the main gallery page as "recent" or "random." And these two galleries are moderated in that any image you upload, I will approve before they become public. These two categories are "The Horror, the horror..." and "Girls and Lotus Cars."
Note, a couple of the other directories have another different feature. When you upload, it will ask for and create a subdirectory. Two examples of this are Member's Categories
. Try it and see.
As always, forum rules apply about overt sexual content and nudity, and anything really objectionable and I will be the final arbiter of where the line is. Thanks for understanding.
Copyright infringment, ownership
When you upload a file onto the EliseTalk server, you are effectively handing over ownership rights of that copy. On the other hand, we will respect your wishes for that image should you want to remove or edit it. Since many images exist on the internet from many sources, it is conceivable that there will be images that belong to someone and they don't want them on the gallery. Please pm me or email me to remove or edit the images, I am happy to comply.
If you see an image that belongs to you, and you would like it noted that "This image was taken by Joe", just let us know and we can edit the description and text. If you would like a link back to your site where the image came from, we can add that also. Happy to.
Unregistered users, guests
Anyone can upload to the gallery. Even those not registered with EliseTalk. However, if you are not logged in, or someone that lurks but wants to upload some content, please do so, but the images will be moderated and subject to moderator approval. That should not take very long. This is not a bad way to upload something anonymously.