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Photo Contest & likes question...

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by Chassey Group, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Chassey Group

    Chassey Group Member

    We are looking at this in a new light, trying to see if we can make it work as a photo contest. Can anyone tell me if the "likes" are anonymous? So, would owners of the image be able to see who voted on their image?

    Also, I'm not clear on the actual setup of these. I've looked at the sample site. Would we be able to make a new "gallery" for each months photo contest & then leave it for viewing but no further uploading after we finish & select a winner?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Likes are not anonymous, no. They work pretty much identically to how they do everywhere else in XenForo.

    You could create a new category, or a new album and set the permissions accordingly to prevent further uploads after the contest has finished.
     
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  3. Chassey Group

    Chassey Group Member

    Thank you, @Chris D

    Can I see a screen shot of what the permissions look like for this someplace?
     
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Categories are created by Admins in the Admin CP. For each category there are checkboxes for which user groups can add media and which can view media.

    Albums can be created by anyone, but the album owner can choose who can view and add media. Album permissions are: public, private, members only, followed users or a specific list of users.
     
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  5. Chassey Group

    Chassey Group Member

    So are albums "under" the categories? Say we wanted to not allow anyone to create albums, and only use this for photo contests?
     
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Albums and categories are two different containers for storing images. The difference being that categories can be nested and only created by Admins. Albums can't be nested and can be created by any user with permission. So with that last point in mind, you can indeed enable/disable the ability to create albums using standard user group permissions.
     
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It might be worth giving the Admin Demo a try. It has a full installation of XenForo Media Gallery so you can see all of the options in person and experiment with how you want it to work :)
     
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  8. Chassey Group

    Chassey Group Member

    Oh sweet, I didn't know you could do that. Thanks for all the help, Chris!
     
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