Be careful of dates.
If you are using Photo Manager to work on more than one photo, be mindful of the date shown in the box for Update checked photos collectively.
Unless the date in the Last update box is altered, all checked photos to which it is applied will be given the current date and thus will appear on the Home Page as newly submitted ones.
Especially for older photos, use a date say for one month earlier.
This need not apply when moving a photo to Consider for deletion category as this will make the submitter more aware of the impending deletion.
Reviewing – latest submissions.
If you have time, contact members who submit photos that do not meet site standards. Give them advice. If appropriate, suggest that they delete their photo rather than you transferring it to the Consider for deletion category.
If you send a PM or email to a member, note the date it was sent in the Description field of the photo. Some Admins keep their own record of such messages - some transfer the photo to the Holding subcategory within the Consider for deletion category.
For more details about options available to Admins, see the AGS titled Deletions Issues Member Contact at www.shipspotting.com/modules/xoopsfaq/index.php?cat_id=51
Follow up messages sent to members
after a reasonable time, first noting dates of member being online. If there is no response, transfer to the Consider for deletion category leaving intact the date/type of message sent.
There is no need to send a PM to members regarding photos recommended for deletion. The deletion Admin will send a message to inform the member of a deletion.
When transferring a photo to the Consider for deletion category
, make a brief note of the problem in the Description. If appropriate, add a link to duplicate or better photos of same vessel. Add your initials to help the Webmaster. Neither these nor your name will be provided to members by the Webmaster.
Editing the Description or Category for one photo
This can be achieved by clicking Edit Info
for the photograph
When updating information that is wrong or deficient
, for example IMO number. If using this function you do not have to backdate to prevent it appearing on the front page as the system takes care of it using the date already associated with the photo. If you can, PM to the member about changes you have made, if you can find the time. Only alter information needed for site consistency. Some members do not like Admins altering their description information.
If a photo has been uploaded to an incorrect category
, Change the category to the correct one. A photo which is not a recent upload may not be seen by the receiving category Admin, because it will remain in date order. In such cases, send a PM with advice of the change.