When we first started moderating the gallery, I found an issue with
images which "could have been" made with Inkscape, but I was suspicious they
weren't. Then Martin suggested using reverse image search to try to identify
these images. If we find the image on other websites, it gives us clues about
whether it was made with Inkscape. And that has been working great, until
Now, it seems like the people who like to post random, meaningless
images around the internet, have caught on, and have figured out that if they
put up an image which is not found in a reverse image search, we leave it there.
It's often impossible for us to prove they didn't make it with Inkscape. I've
left several images in the gallery lately, which I suspect weren't made with
Inkscape. But there's just no way to prove it.
For example, there are 2 or 3 other images like this cow one. But they
aren't found in a reverse image search.
https://inkscape.org/~missym/%E2%98%85bee+1 Is there some way to "beat" a
reverse image search?
(The search doesn't find that specific image, although Etsy seems to have a lot
of generalized 'cow with bandana' images.)
Unless we want to just live with the fact of having images not made with
Inkscape in the gallery, we (meaning mostly me, at least for now) might have to
make some more subjective determinations about images. And that means getting
it wrong sometimes, and sometimes hearing from members about removed images.
Does anyone have any comments or suggestions?
Can someone remind me how to do a reverse image search on google? I've
been using TinEye exclusively, but maybe using 2 different search engines would
help? I know how to search images using a keyword, but not how to search using
an actual image (URL).
Thanks for any comments, suggestions :-)
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Is the Inbox ever coming back to the website, for personal messages? I
know it was back for a while, but then it was gone again.
I'm just wondering if I should start to save the messages which I need
to send out from time to time, as a moderator. Without the inbox, I wouldn't be
able to access them, if it became necessary.