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I think names are good for making something a bit more unique. With things like fractals, it's harder by nature because they are abstracted pieces. If naming them is taking up a bit of time, maybe focus on naming the ones that you really find exceptional. Good names might come easier to those.

 

By DavidWest 4 days ago ago

The move of Photography Abyss content is now done.

Photography Abyss, as a separate entity, is no more. RIP.

By DavidWest 6 days ago ago

theinvid,

Definitely feel free to PM me with any questions you have. I'm happy to go into more detail, and get to a point where things make sense.

By DavidWest 4 weeks ago ago

theinvid,

I agree with you that I should have been more positive and constructive, especially in my first PM to you. I apologize for starting off things on the wrong foot. There's a lot of rule enforcement that me and the moderator team have to do - and the goal is always to be pleasant while upholding the strict standards of Wallpaper Abyss. I didn't achieve that goal in regards to my interactions with you. I do wish you the best in all your endeavors!

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

After looking into things a little more, it looks like some tags 4+ years old are mis-attributed to different users. This is coming up since a lot of old Photography Abyss content is being moved, in a newest section, and moderators are fixing some bad tags.

If you know you never added a tag, you can safely just ignore the PM. It won't affect your account standing.

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Posted In: Tag Rules

crystalwarrior,

I was responding to the account with the name, 'jerry' in it ealier. I don't presume to name people - I just use usernames laugh

At this point I am a bit confused about what exactly the current issue is. Perhaps you can further explain in. Feel free to PM me about it too.

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Hey DeathX28,

Definitely don't resubmit the content as wallpapers - we consider it wasting moderator time.

You can ask me, or any other moderator about specific content. If you'r referring to the latest moves - they are considered not family friendly. It makes more sense if you look at our family friendly rules: https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6771

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Photography Abyss is being moved oldest first - so anything from it will remain in the same order.

All the photos are being added to Image Abyss, so they are 'new' on Image Abyss, and will appear as newer than things submitted to Image Abyss before the move.

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Generally I agree that names instead of IDs are nice, but...

From our end, numbers are way easier than anything that involves text. So much easier.

The easiest way to present a text name to a user for us would be when they download an image to their computer, and just give the file a name via the actual name, or the sub category. Even something as simple as that would actually require a bit of changes, as the download script doesn't actually know what category/sub-category/name/tags the content has.

So it's a good idea KEJI! But probably something we won't implement for the time being.

On the topic of renaming things. If you are in Windows 10 you can:

1. Highlight all the images
2. Right Click -> Rename
3. Enter your new name (maybe the sub category the content is from)
4. All images will be renamed to something like dragon-ball-z (1), dragon-ball-z (2)

I'm sure there are other ways of going about it via command line and such too smiley

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

The merge of Photography Abyss and Image Abyss has started!

Submissions to Photography Abyss are disabled. We are currently automatically moving content from Photography Abyss to Image Abyss. Since there's a lot of content - this is going to take a while.

We are currently converting and moving content at a rate of 1/minute - so it'll take about a month to convert everything.

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Adnan, in order to help, we would need more info about what exactly isn't working for you.

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Hey everyone!

As most of you know, Alpha Coders separates out content into different sub sites. Wallpaper Abyss, Art Abyss, Image Abyss, etc. Image Abyss is one of the newer ones, and we had a lot of neat goals with it. Make a less rules place, make the minimum amount of info for a submission just the image itself, etc - and Image Abyss has grown quite a lot over the last couple of years as it has met those goals.

With the onset of Image Abyss, there has been a bit of a role overlap between Wallpaper Abyss, Photography Abyss, and Image Abyss, and it makes for a slightly confusing environment, both for users and moderators. Photography Abyss is kind of stuck in the middle. I've been thinking about solutions to this for a while.

As a solution to this: Alpha Coders is merging Photography Abyss and Image Abyss. All of the content on Photography Abyss will be moved to Image Abyss, and photos.alphacoders.com will just direct to pics.alphacoders.com.

As far as changes go, this is a pretty big one. It will probably take us a bit to move all the content, but the process should be pretty smooth. As a user, you'll simply see the option to submit to Photography Abyss disappear.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

KoikatuCenter,

A specific game or character isn't the criteria that we are looking at for whether something is showcase quality for Wallpaper Abyss. It's all about that specific image, and how it relates to its peers in its class (The first post in this topic).

Our definition of family friendly revolves around what Google and other advertisers consider family friendly. We, quite literally, base our definition of it based on the bots Google and others have checking our content. So it's pretty normal for someone to not agree with our specific family friendly standards, but complying with it is part of life. If you are unsure about why a specific piece of content is not considered family friendly, I can definitely answer that for you. In the Sailor Moon example, it was the clothing amount + female presenting nipples, even when covered ( https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6771 ).

We get a lot of incorrect movie suggestions. Normally we look up the movie, and if the Google results don't immediately know what the movie is, we consider it either too obscure, or figure the user suggested an incorrect name. A simple Google search for ' Twisted Tales II' does not indicate it was a correct/non obscure movie. Again - gotta cut moderators some slack.

As a final note - we are a community that's working together to create a really wonderfully curated site. It's important that we treat everyone with respect. At least to me, your tone is coming across as somewhat hostile. Whether intentional or not, please make sure to be kind to everyone here smiley

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Hey KoikatuCenter!

For example #1, https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/261892 should be on Image Abyss because it is not family friendly.

The tag angel appears less relevant on https://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=1033654 . I think someone looking through images won't necessarily know it's an angel. Rule #3 of the tag rules ( https://communities.alphacoders.com/topics/view/6766 ) talks about tagging main features of content. The moderator probably didn't see the character as an angel.

With very specific domain knowledge things like that, we have to cut moderators some slack.

I'm not seeing any moderator changes on https://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=1037063 . It looks like it was submitted to the Video Game category. After that, a moderator merged the Video Game/Koikatu with Anime/Koikatu, so the video game version doesn't exist anymore. That merge doesn't count against anyone.

The largest impact to your submission score currently is just submitting content to Wallpaper Abyss that should be on Image Abyss, either due to moderator perceived quality, or the non-family friendly nature of the content.

Please let me know if you have additional questions or comments. I hope I clarified some things!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 1 month ago ago

Hey KoikatuCenter,

I moved https://pics.alphacoders.com/pictures/view/260448 due to the background. It just presented as a bit blurry/pixelated in my opinion. I think the background of  https://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=1034358 presents a little better.

The featured examples you linked to are all very clear images. Abstract content isn't necessarily everyone's cup of tea - but technically those images are all very good.

You are correct that there is subjectiveness involved. Definitely let me know if you have any other questions about this!

David West
Alpha Coders

By DavidWest 2 months ago ago