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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Hi,

I noticed that I automatically joined the landscape competition, because a few of my photos joined previous competitions (hence already having the tag 'competition') and some of them also are tagged as 'landscapes'.
Of course I know I can change it, but some of the other members (noticed quite some photos already) haven't noticed this and want to change this as well.
Maybe send a PM to those members? There aren't that many.

Cheers!
Michael.

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

I have done this sometimes,but I also think it is well described in the competition rules.(even I got it)
I edited 2 photos for the animal competition but dont see them nowher

[ Edit: edited by marlis ]

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Hi Marlis,
No, that's probably not what I ment. I don't know what you mean though (joining the competition with the same photos twice you mean?). I know that rule.

But there now is the new landscape competition. And although I didn't join it by tagging 'landscapes and competition', it was automatically done because two of those photos were joined during the 'winter competition' AND it tagged it landscapes ages ago as well, so now they are in the competition while I don't want those in!

I hope this makes sense. I will send eric a pm on this.

Cheers!
Michael.

4. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

no I tagged 2 photos from my gallery for the animal competition.
What landscape competition??
I see only the Enter now Animals sign.
Island time PC????

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting marlis

no I tagged 2 photos from my gallery for the animal competition.
What landscape competition??
I see only the Enter now Animals sign.
Island time PC????

haha, well sort of I guess.
The new landscape competition
And here you see what I mean: my photo of winter competition were automatically joined as I tagged them landscapes ages ago

6. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 7y

Yeah, this is a weakness under the current system. It's a little tricky though, as both the alternatives I can think of have their downsides:

1. Go back to the old system, where you just tag your photo "landscapecompetition". The disadvantage of this is that our "landscape" tag gallery isn't growing then. The main reason we split the tags is so that the individual tag galleries would grow as well.

2. Make people tag their photos "landscapes" and "landscapecompetition" (or something similar). Seems like duplication, but it means the landscape tag gallery is still growing.

For now, I'll message those users who have had their photos automatically entered. But I think it would be preferable to avoid this situation in future.

Cheers,
Eric

7. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 7y

OK, thought about this some more and realized that for people who have been automatically entered, the only way they can withdraw a certain photo is by deleting the landscape tag. I think that sucks, so I've changed the nominating procedure. Now you have to nominate by tagging the photo "landscapes" and "comp16". That number will change every month of course, but should fix this whole issue.

Cheers,
Eric

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting dr.pepper

OK, thought about this some more and realized that for people who have been automatically entered, the only way they can withdraw a certain photo is by deleting the landscape tag. I think that sucks, so I've changed the nominating procedure. Now you have to nominate by tagging the photo "landscapes" and "comp16". That number will change every month of course, but should fix this whole issue.

Cheers,
Eric

There is also the possibility of deleting the competition tag or the other tag of the previous competition (for me for example: winter, beaches).