front page images

front page images

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23 June 2014
photostore
Photographer
photostore
So has the wee mouse on the wheel not been fed lately ?
Seems like i have been looking at the same images forever !
Posted 23 June 2014
Chosin
Model
Chosin
If you press refresh when looking at front page images
you will see that they change quite often
yes some, have been there for a while
But sometimes when images appear on the front page, for some reason they do seem to appear there for sometime
Not quite sure why this is...
But they do change i can assure you smiley
Posted 23 June 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
The problem with 'Front Page Images' here is that they're just the profile pix of the person(s) featured, not necessarily their best or most recent uploads... as discussed elsewhere today, this makes the PS Portal page very staid and uninteresting.

Unlike the 'other place' which is more dynamic as a result of there being three separate image sections (FPIs, Popular Images, Recent Images) which are updated constantly... even the FPI section there - the slowest - is updated hourly.

Posted 2 July 2014
Liteangle
Photographer
Liteangle
Aklady, For what it's worth, when you click on a front page image it appears as if it is the main picture on that person's profile but it's not really. You can prove this by looking at other images in that person's profile then clicking on 'back to profile' top left. It then reverts to the normal main picture on that person's profile.



Posted 2 July 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
Liteangle

Aklady, For what it's worth, when you click on a front page image it appears as if it is the main picture on that person's profile but it's not really. You can prove this by looking at other images in that person's profile then clicking on 'back to profile' top left. It then reverts to the normal main picture on that person's profile.


I've just tried three seperate times and each time it reverted to the first image - so no, sorry - it's a Profile Image, not a proper 'Front Page Image' gallery whch showcases the best images from all uploads...

Posted 2 July 2014
Liteangle
Photographer
Liteangle
Just to clarify, any image on a profile may appear in the front page gallery here, not just that person's main image.

Posted 2 July 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
Liteangle

Just to clarify, any image on a profile may appear in the front page gallery here, not just that person's main image.


Just to clarify - three times and it defaulted back to the one before...

*edit* on a fourth and fifth attempt it changed to a different image, but on two subsequent attempts the same image reloaded...

I think it's still not a true FPI as 'other sites' use the term...

Posted 2 July 2014
Edited by arkady001 2 July 2014
Liteangle
Photographer
Liteangle
I'm not commenting on what an FPI is, just how this site works. I suspect we are talking at cross purposes and anyway it's no big deal. Let's leave it.

Posted 2 July 2014
Chosin
Model
Chosin
arkady001

I think it's still not a true FPI as 'other sites' use the term...

we don't have Front Page Images we have a randomly refreshed rotating Home Page Gallery
some recent worksafe Premium Members' images go on our Home Page Gallery
other recent Premium Members images can be seen by clicking on
View More Images


Posted 2 July 2014
Edited by Chosin 2 July 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
Chosin

we don't have Front Page Images we have a randomly refreshed rotating Home Page Gallery
some recent worksafe Premium Members' images go on our Home Page Gallery
other recent Premium Members images can be seen by clicking on
View More Images





FPI... HPG...same thing... it's still a little cumbersome compared to the way other sites manage their intro/home pages...
'Random refresh' means you're not necessarily showcasing the artists' best works, surely?
Posted 2 July 2014
flashysnapper
Photographer
flashysnapper
arkady001

The problem with 'Front Page Images' here is that they're just the profile pix of the person(s) featured, not necessarily their best or most recent uploads... as discussed elsewhere today, this makes the PS Portal page very staid and uninteresting. Unlike the 'other place' which is more dynamic as a result of there being three separate image sections (FPIs, Popular Images, Recent Images) which are updated constantly... even the FPI section there - the slowest - is updated hourly.


To spell it out

The images on the front page are a selection of worksafe images from the recent uploads by premium members, to see all the latest uploads click on the link on the bottom right of the images. Also to see more images on the homepage when logged in, go to manage profile scroll to bottom, clck on home page settings there you can set how many images appear on the home page.
Posted 2 July 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
arkady001

FPI... HPG...same thing... it's still a little cumbersome compared to the way other sites manage their intro/home pages...
'Random refresh' means you're not necessarily showcasing the artists' best works, surely?

But who decides precisely what is the artist's best work?

The artist(?) themselves, their faux friends on t'internet, a democratic vote of the whole community, or even a clique of luvvies ... e.g. that skanky artist's(?) bed that somebody coughed up over £2million for yesterday?

Hell,  even I can't decide which is my least worst image so how could I expect anybody else to successfully judge what is my best?

At least with a random selection there's a slight chance that one of my pix might occasionally make it into the gallery.

Bob cheeky
Posted 2 July 2014
Edited by Bob 2 July 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
You're missing the point boys and girls. Posts elsewhere are moaning that there's no traffic on this site compared to the Other Place. Clearly they're getting it right.
The forum there might be full of moans about how to achieve FPIs, but at least there are people actively using the site.

Posted 2 July 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
arkady001

Posts elsewhere are moaning that there's no traffic on this site compared to the Other Place.

Well I'm getting sufficient traffic on here, whereas mostly all I see on S&M (aka smoke & mirrors) is pretty much the same people posting exactly the same drivel in the forums as they posted two or three years back on here ... and two or three years before that on Web-Models ..... and two or three years before that on Net-Model ....... plus the sort of "I Want To Be Paid" clueless newbies that we saw on here two or three years ago and on W-M before that and N-M before that.

What I'd like to see is the UK-centric sites returning to the way things were in the middle third of the last decade before they attracted the masses who had just been given unlimited t'internet access and before TwitFace gained the ascendancy. Wouldn't it be great if we could turn back the clock to that period where just about everybody seemed to know everybody else as we were all fishing together in quite a small pond and occasionally socialising at smallish friendly pub meets, and where most people seemed to be reasonably serious about modelling and photography rather than just seeking faux friends, baubles and gold stars?

Of course it will never be like that again, as the genie is well and truly out of the bottle, but one can dream.

Right, back to the banality of shooting boring product images to put food on the table.

Bob

Posted 2 July 2014
Edited by Bob 2 July 2014
arkady001
Photographer
arkady001
Bob

Well I'm getting sufficient traffic on here, whereas mostly all I see on S&M (aka smoke & mirrors) is pretty much the same people posting exactly the same drivel in the forums as they posted two or three years back on here ... and two or three years before that on Web-Models ..... and two or three years before that on Net-Model ....... plus the sort of "I Want To Be Paid" clueless newbies that we saw on here two or three years ago and on W-M before that and N-M before that.

What I'd like to see is the UK-centric sites returning to the way things were in the middle third of the last decade before they attracted the masses who had just been given unlimited t'internet access and before TwitFace gained the ascendancy. Wouldn't it be great if we could turn back the clock to that period where just about everybody seemed to know everybody else as we were all fishing together in quite a small pond and occasionally socialising at smallish friendly pub meets, and where most people seemed to be reasonably serious about modelling and photography rather than just seeking faux friends, baubles and gold stars?

Of course it will never be like that again, as the genie is well and truly out of the bottle, but one can dream.

Right, back to the banality of shooting boring product images to put food on the table.

Bob



You mean *gasps* when people actually had to learn how to operate a camera properly in order to achieve a decently exposed result? Might as well do it properly and insist everyone uses 36exp 64asa tranny film... in manual, mechanical cameras with hand held meters...

Posted 2 July 2014
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