moderation question - formats which aren't displayed
I was just pondering the recent upload of a file with the format
I'm not familiar with that format, and suspect it might be the native format for
some particular graphics program.
My question is what should we do with images with formats which the
website does not recognize or display? Should we take the time to contact the
member, and ask them to submit a different format? Or should we just delete
them (not removing member in this case)?
To me, it doesn't make sense to waste our space on something which no
one can see (unless they download it, and have a program which will open it).
To me, TIFF is a different story, as it's my understanding we hope to be
able to display them someday. But for anything else which is fairly obscure,
how should we handle it?
Thanks for comments :-)
red dashed rectangle missing (moderation)
I'm no longer seeing the red dashed rectangle around hidden images
anymore. Now the images are just missing entirely. Has something been changed?
strange gallery behavior
Just doing some browsing in the gallery, in Most Popular order category.
Is it just me, or do I see the exact same images scattered on pages 6, 7, 8 (but
not in the same order) ??
The image titled "Gastón" is on all three pages; Lazur's blue and brown
Fibonacci sprial is on all 3 pages; an image titled "Lupo Ernest" is on pages 6,
7, 8, and 9; Lazur's 0.92 About Screen (wood shaving) also on all four of those
pages; image titled "Red wine" on pages 9, 10, and 11; etc.
I don't see this in other order categories, but I haven't looked past
page 10 either.
PS - Let me know if you want a new Issue for this (although I might not know the
welcome new moderator, and discuss PDFs
Hi Fellow Moderators!
Welcome to our newest moderator, Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer. Now with 6
moderators, 3 of which are able visit on almost daily basis, I'm starting to
feel like the system is really able to meet its potential.
(Fyi Everyone, JAKE is now Panda.)
I'd also like to discuss a moderation issue regarding PDFs. There was a
recent image, I think it was the map of Europe, uploaded as a PDF. One comment
which was posted, along with a vote to delete, was "pdf can contain viruses or
get your ip on opening".
While I understand that potentially can happen, PDF is an acceptable
format for uploaded resources (whether image or text) in the gallery. So we
can't delete them only because they are PDFs.
However, since their contents are not displayed, we must open them, to
find out if they meet the CoC guidlines. What would be the best way to get a
look at the contents, without risking our personal privacy and/or security?
I'm thinking we should download and run our local security scans, before
opening. (Or I suppose there are some free online scanners. Don't have any
links right offhand though.) Does anyone know of a better, possibly less time
consuming (and memory eating) way to get a safe look at the contents?
welcome new moderator
Hi Fellow Moderators,
Let's welcome a new moderator to our little team! Jake (or JAK3) has
joined us yesterday.
I also want to take this opportunity to mention sort of a new kind of
spam which we are now recognizing (and of course deleting, along with the
member). The discussions about it happened on the dev mailing list, and I'm not
sure if all the moderators saw it.
Regarding images which could have been made with Inkscape, but you
suspect, for one reason or another, that it wasn't. For example,
-- You're trying to figure out why they used such a tiny blur value, when you
suddenly realize it's not a blur, but a raster image which has been saved or
format converted too many times.
-- Or maybe the name of the image is a long string of random characters.
-- Or maybe (and yes, we have seen this) the image actually has a copyright
symbol on it, or even a watermark claiming a copyright (license).
-- Often they are JPGs, and often uploaded in the wrong category.
There are many of these reasons, and I can't think of them all at the
moment. But for any image you think might not be made with Inkscape, you can
try searching for it on https://tineye.com/, which is a reverse image search.
If you see the image has a page full (or more) of results, and associated with
all kinds of different people, it likely was not made with Inkscape, or by the
member who uploaded it.
In these cases, remember to also flag the member, so he or she can be
deleted as well.
Anyway, thanks again to all the moderators who are helping with our
mission to keep the gallery clean and awesome!
(As a reminder, unfortunately not all moderators are subscribed to the
mailing list. I have to copy this message to the website messaging system for
some. So we can't really develop a discussion thread where everyone is
involved. But if anyone is interested, the team has a private chatroom, where
we could meet for a chat. Just let me know.)