Unfortunately I wasn't able to import your account, though I really tried to get this working. Sorry . But the old contests and wish voting pictures will be saved! If I recognize your nickname I will assign your old pictures to your new account. And if you had a user gallery you will get it again. Just give me one or two days.
The new gallery works like the old gallery. You can write comments, upload pictures for contests (right now they haven't started yet) and wish voting wishes. You can vote, though there are no stars yet. I want to change this so the voting results look nicer.
Advantages of the new phpBB gallery:
- Better protection from spambots and cheaters with multiple accounts.
You need a valid e-mail address to complete registration for the message board. Additionaly IP-Adresses can be blocked and when we check them the forum tells if there is another user with the same IP. And names of the uploaders can be hidden during the voting in contests, so it's fairer.
- Easier to manage
Now moderators can help me to approve images. The gallery offers extra CONTEST albums: I set a time when the voting should start and end and everything happens automatically. Uploading multiple images at the same time is easy now. And I can assign different permissions and settings (for example how to sort pictures) to every gallery album. The whole software is easier to handle.
- Connected to the Forum
When you look at a gallery picture you see the profile of the uploader and can copy a code to paste it in a board entry. When you click on a user you see his latest pictures. When you reply to a topic you can include a picture from your personal album easily. And most important: Only one account is needed.
- Less bugs
We had this big problem with pictures apperaing in the wrong album. This most likely won't happen here. Which means less extra work.
The Animal contest will be moved to this gallery as well. Most of you had already voted, so I think I will use the result from the old gallery.
I hope you will feel at home here soon. If you have any questions regarding your account or the differences between the old and new gallery - use this topic .
List of old users who already got their user galleries back:
Joker (space for 370 pictures)
Caribou (space for 340 pictures)
Lefiou (space for 280 pictures)
Soxkid (space for 280 pictures)
ADePALMA1251 (space for 250 pictures)
Dogzilla (space for 250 pictures)
Eggyslav (space for 220 pictures)
KennyisDead (space for 220 pictures)
Jareen2 (space for 190 pictures)
ViralMonster (space for 160 pictures)
Doodles (space for 130 pictures)
3lvis (space for 130 pictures)
Matty_BFMV_rocks (=matt_feane_jones) (space for 130 pictures)
Queef (space for 130 pictures)
stiftnuersel (space for 130 pictures)
weef (space for 130 pictures)
bellaXraven (space for 100 pictures)
Deboh (space for 100 pictures)
Jabels (space for 100 pictures)
Till (space for 100 pictures)
wade zabel (space for 100 pictures)
Please save your pictures from the old gallery (HERE) yourself, unfortunately there was no way to import them.
Like in the old gallery you have to earn your own user gallery by winning contests. But there are some small changes compared to the old user galleries. Back then you were limited to a certain amount of webspace. Now you have a fix number of pictures you can upload. And now uploads for contests and wish voting do not limit your uploads for your user gallery.