Image Galleries and Other Exciting Updates

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Peter Redmer
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Image Galleries and Other Exciting Updates

Attention everyone - we've made some great updates to the site that we'd like you all to know about.

Click here for the full details on Image Galleries and the other great improvements to the site! 

MrScott
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I'm missing something,

I'm missing something, somewhere, with respect to these galleries.

I uploaded some images into a thread this evening. I spent some time looking for gallery hooks and options, but couldn't find anything.

Me so ignorant.

Nocturnal
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Your not the only one.

Your not the only one.

Nocturnal
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Ahhhh, now I see it. I assume

Ahhhh, now I see it. I assume you have to own the thread or whatever to have access to the gallery. I also assume you can only add an image gallery to an already existing item.

If you've got any unpublished articles or published articles, when you view them, next to the edit button at the top is a create gallery button. Same goes for threads.

MrScott
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Okay.... I've confirmed I see

Okay.... I've confirmed I see a "Create Gallery" at the top of a thread that I created (SnowBot).

I have an unpublished article that does not have a Create Gallery button visible next to the Edit button.

I also don't see any way to add or access a gallery if I'm in somebody else's thread and want to start a gallery of pics for it. 

Nocturnal
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You have to actually view the

You have to actually view the unplublished item, by clicking on the title, at the top, along with the edit, delete and submit buttons, should be the create gallery.

I could be wrong though, all of my items have images in them. Perhaps it doesn't show up if you don't have images. 

Peter Redmer
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The link should show up even

The link should show up even if you don't have any images in the content item - for example, I see a link to create a gallery for this thread, but I didn't upload any images.

You are correct that the original owner of the content item must be the one to create/manage/update the gallery.

If you are doing all the right stuff and still don't see a "create gallery" link, let me know!

Keep the ideas and comments coming on this, I'm really excited about this feature and want to make sure it's working well for everyone.

Pete

MrScott
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The only non-intuitive part

The only non-intuitive part of gallery use that I saw was that there was no "create gallery" option at the top of screen when creating a thread.  It appears the thread has to be created before a gallery can be created. Once a thread is created, the "Create Gallery" appears right next to the "Edit" option for the top post. After the gallery is created, the "Create" option is replaced by "Edit Gallery".

Not a big deal, but it's probably worth mentioning in whatever "HowTo Use a Gallery" writeups that might appear. 

Nocturnal
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I noticed that image

I noticed that image galleries have a description (not to be confused with the descriptions of the individual images), where exactly is this description used?

Peter Redmer
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Right now, the separate

Right now, the separate gallery description is not being used, but may be used in possible features in the future - so if you want to type in a separate description, feel free.  It will auto-fill with text from the post if you choose not to use it.

Nocturnal
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http://www.robocommunity.com

http://www.robocommunity.com/forum/thread/15894/Rovio-fire-extinguisher/...

Perhaps you could do something about this. After all, usability is not just a buzz word.

erricsimmons
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I have seen that there are

I have seen that there are very cool information on image galleries has been given by you through this link. I really like this article.