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Offline Riven
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« Posted 2013-01-27 23:52:58 »

I've been planning to add an Picture of the Day for at least two years now, but I never got around to do it. A few hours ago I noticed the screenshot saturday on sunday thread and it basically screamed for proper forum integration! So here it is: a preliminary version this new JGO addon, also reachable through the sidebar, ofcourse.

You can easily add your screenshots and other members can vote on them, rating them on a scale from 1 to 7, which you can change once you have voted.

Every day the image with the highest average rating will take its place in the hall of fame, provided there are at least 5 votes and it has a 'good rating' - the threshold is kept a secret, for obvious reasons. If none of the participating images meet this requirement, that day will not have a specific image in the hall of fame and the last POTD will be shown in the sidebar.

Feedback is welcome, as always Smiley

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Offline theagentd
« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:00:54 »

I have no idea what those radio boxes mean. Which end is -1 and which end is >9000?

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:17:30 »

I have no idea what those radio boxes mean. Which end is -1 and which end is >9000?
You silly... now I had to add pretty colors.

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Offline GabrielBailey74
« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:22:38 »

Nice, looking good Cheesy

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:30:12 »

I have no idea what those radio boxes mean. Which end is -1 and which end is >9000?
You silly... now I had to add pretty colors.

I like pretty colo(u)rs!

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:57:56 »

What about a caption/link to show when clicking the image? For me it does not make much sense just an image with any info whatsoever.
IMO the image of the day may be something that attracts users to something, like a game or a project.
(Well, maybe I'm wrong, I've never used an "Image of the day" feature before)

Offline Riven
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2013-01-28 00:59:34 »

That's already coded in the database and the 'model', just not in the UI Smiley



Edit: added it to the UI too.

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2013-01-28 01:02:52 »

Is green good or bad? Clueless

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Offline davedes
« Reply #8 - Posted 2013-01-28 01:09:18 »

Nice cloud sim -- any more details on it? Smiley

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #9 - Posted 2013-01-28 05:22:52 »

Oh yeah Cool

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Offline deathpat
« Reply #10 - Posted 2013-01-28 19:32:18 »

cool !

is it normal that I can see a picture of my game submitted even if I did not submit anything ? ( or maybe I'm a sleepwalker sleepposter Smiley ). The file is uploaded in "My files" but I've never uploaded anything in there either.

Or maybe I was a test case ? Smiley

cool feature anyway !

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2013-01-29 01:49:01 »

I'm assuming green is good. Also HeroesGraveDev's image won't load.

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2013-01-29 01:56:09 »

I'm assuming green is good. Also HeroesGraveDev's image won't load.
They load here. I can't fix the reliability of his server Smiley

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2013-01-29 01:57:53 »

Also HeroesGraveDev's image won't load.

Yeah, I accidentally broke the link, and I can't change it.

I just resubmitted it.

Then I pressed F5 to check it worked and accidentally submitted it 3 more times before reailsing I hadn't got the new link and it was still broken. Tongue

Got it working finally. (By the way, it's not a screenshot, it's just concept art. It says picture of the day, so I guess it counts)

Any chance of an option to remove images?

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2013-01-29 05:37:57 »

I have a few suggestions, if you have the time:

1. Vote for multiple screenshots at once. It's a bit time-consuming voting them one at a time and then having to wait for the page to reload. It's okay at the moment, as there aren't that many to vote for, but in the long term it could take a while. Maybe if you kept the radio buttons as the are, but put only one vote button at the top, then people could vote for however many they liked with one button-click. (I guess the only problem with this one is working out which ones weren't voted for and removing them from the vote list)

2. Remove/Edit your own screenshots in the case that (like me (^^see my above post^^)) you broke a link or need to remove a screenshot.

Other than that, everything else seems to work fine. Good job. Smiley

Offline ReBirth
« Reply #15 - Posted 2013-01-30 03:14:22 »

Seems you can't see your own pic's rate.

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2013-01-30 03:37:41 »

Ofcourse not. Once it's out in the open, people will try to manipulate it. There is filtering going on behind the scenes to prevent abuse.

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #17 - Posted 2013-01-30 03:43:55 »

Yeah you right, worth my curiosity.

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Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2013-01-30 20:26:39 »

Yeah, I like this idea.

What is really needed is one vote button. You put radio options for as many pictures as you want, scroll to the bottom and vote for all of them at once. The ones you did not put an option to, are the ones left behind. If you want to re-vote, you can make each one of those in this method, to make abuse a bit harder.

That is just my 2 cents.

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2013-02-03 18:23:14 »

Haha cool, my pic is todays POD i see.
Hover now it got my curiosity, it would be cool to see how its rated, how many voted and the users who have voted.
Offline Mads

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2013-02-03 18:32:02 »

Haha cool, my pic is todays POD i see.
Hover now it got my curiosity, it would be cool to see how its rated, how many voted and the users who have voted.

I second a few stats, however not whom is actively voting. I like my privacy.

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2013-02-03 18:35:44 »

Seems you can't see your own pic's rate.
Ofcourse not. Once it's out in the open, people will try to manipulate it. There is filtering going on behind the scenes to prevent abuse.
... and therefore it will remain a blackbox.

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2013-02-04 10:47:13 »

Seems you can't see your own pic's rate.
Ofcourse not. Once it's out in the open, people will try to manipulate it. There is filtering going on behind the scenes to prevent abuse.
... and therefore it will remain a blackbox.

And what about after it reaches the hall of fame, it does not matter after i guess.
Also, it might be awesome to link to the thread where the picture is posted, with most of the pictures i got curious about it orgin, most of the time i want to click it to see what game or program it is.
I dont know where these pics come from and how its saved, so i do not know if this is possible to implement.
Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2013-02-09 11:13:58 »

Is there a way to force a new picture every day on that feature?

I think it is totally unfair that it'll skip days just because an image doesn't get a high enough average rating. Maybe make the average rating can be a little bit more forgiving or something. (Or maybe just delete the images from the database if it doesn't make it in the amount of days... but that is just mean.) Tongue

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2013-02-09 11:24:55 »

Images are removed if they don't get picked for a month.

I don't think we should just make any image the Picture of the Day. I think we should aim for a certain threshold for the calculated score, and be patient for some image to reach that threshold. If you don't like the fact that one image is there more than one day, make an effort and upload a really good image yourself Smiley

Last but not least... why is it 'totally unfair' - can you elaborate ?

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Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2013-02-09 18:19:42 »

Quote
Last but not least... why is it 'totally unfair' - can you elaborate ?

Well, I just wanted to know the reasoning behind it.

I would like to see pictures of different projects get their chance in the light. I think that the bias will always be toward eye candy, because that is just human nature. We like to see pretty stuff. But, gaming isn't just about 3D graphics all the time. It is mostly about getting exposure to new platforms, variety of game play, and different types of visual styles.

I know the system was put in place to stop abuse. I just wondered if the rating system could be given a little slack to allow greater variety of pictures of the day. (However, I can't argue that a revolving door for dead images works well enough to inspire greater pics.)

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« Reply #26 - Posted 2013-02-09 22:40:16 »

It's picture of the day, not functionality of the day.  That said, some diversity would be good, maybe give images already featured for X days have diminishing returns on their votes for Y days.  Or hey people voting could just go for diversity.
Offline Cero
« Reply #27 - Posted 2013-02-09 23:09:59 »

well it could be "RANDOM picture of the day", with some algorithm so that it doesnt repeat images if there are more...

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2013-02-13 12:57:24 »

It's picture of the day, not functionality of the day.  That said, some diversity would be good, maybe give images already featured for X days have diminishing returns on their votes for Y days.  Or hey people voting could just go for diversity.
What do you mean exactly? Once an image is featured, you cannot vote on it anymore, and it will never be featured again.


On a side note: I just hacked in POTD comments. The implementation is pretty crappy. We'll see how bad it actually is. Smiley

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2013-02-13 13:48:18 »

The POTD shows up in the unread posts, I woke up to 10-12 topics titled POTD. Also, it shows as a child of chitchat.

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