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Best way to use media gallery for a photo competition

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by Mr Lucky, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what is the best way to do this?

    e.g. I want people to upload their photos, but they can't be rated until the closing date.

    Can I do this?

    I can only find rating permissions per usergroup, if it was a setting per category or per album I could turn off until the closing date for entries. Maybe there is a setting for this and I missed it.

    Also could I make the ratings private, ie you can't see who voted?

    Any other advice about how to run a photo competition in the gallery gratefully received
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are no options for that.

    It would require custom development.
  3. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

    Have a look at this one then Xen Photo Contest
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  4. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but I'd prefer not to get another addon. I was hoping media gallery would allow this.

    Well, I can do it, just that it's not quite right. I'll make this as a suggestion.
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  5. DaveM

    DaveM Well-Known Member

  6. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    I understand that is the way it is now, but I have made a suggestion to enhance the media gallery so it can function better for a contest:


    Please add to that thread if you think it is a good idea.
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  7. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If anything, it's more likely it won't change.

    Note that it was requested that it be made as an add-on, and my response was that I wanted to concentrate on the core of the Gallery rather than creating add-ons for it.

    I'm still of the opinion it is more appropriate as an add-on than anything else. Who knows, maybe even @Sniper might consider adapting his Photo Contest code as an add-on to XFMG. But certainly, it would be trivial for any developer to do this.
  9. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

    This is how I do photo contests on my forum without the use of the gallery. I start the thread and as the photos are sent to me via email I add them as attachments like below. Then the members can browse through them and go to the poll and vote for their favorite one. I even add the name of the cat in the corner with Gimp (Photoshop)

    Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 5.27.01 AM.png
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  10. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    And people are starting to like my suggestion in the suggestions thread (please add more likes there folks, try to convince Chris it's worth doing)

    Sounds like there is a small possibility then?

    It is so close to being fine for a basic contest: All it really needs is to be able to set an album so people can't add ratings until the final entry date.
  11. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    I agree this should be done without a doubt.

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