New Function: Request Screenshots - Forum.
eutychus
2020-02-25T15:40:47Z
I'm adding a new function to the database: the ability to request screenshots. It occurred to me that instead of just doing whatever screenshots I found at random, that users should be able to request ones that they wanted to see. It's still in the beta stage right now, but there will be a few rules:

1: It has to be a cartoon that we currently have in the IAD Archives (which we are adding about 10 to 20 items a day) or in my own collection.

2: You may only request 5 sets at a time. Once we post one of your requests, you may request another.

3: Only logged in members will be able to request screenshots. You also may not request sets that you yourself have already submitted.

4: Although we will try to get to them as soon as possible, this will be done as we have the time. Any annoying emails or messages asking us to get to them sooner will be ignored. Persistent annoyance will result in requests being deleted and possible banning from the board.

Any questions? Ideas?
dudeman316
2020-02-25T15:51:34Z
Sounds great! So how do we go about requesting screen shots? I also gotta say, the database looks great!
eutychus
2020-02-25T16:11:55Z
Originally Posted by: dudeman316 

Sounds great! So how do we go about requesting screen shots? I also gotta say, the database looks great!



There should be a button now on any that are currently available. I've just added the ones in the archive so far, but I'll attach the ones in my own collection hopefully this afternoon.
PopKorn Kat
2020-02-27T17:35:26Z
I don't think one should be able to request screenshots that are already claimed and submitted unless there's a serious issue with them (i.e., higher-quality print available).
eutychus
2020-02-27T20:14:25Z
Originally Posted by: PopKorn Kat 

I don't think one should be able to request screenshots that are already claimed and submitted unless there's a serious issue with them (i.e., higher-quality print available).



If you request screenshots, you wouldn't be asking for a redo of sets that have already been submitted. Rather, you would let me know that you'd like to see that set sooner than later. And at this point I have sets that we may not get posted until next year! (Yes, I have that many backlogged.) The only thing I won't allow is requesting a set that you've submitted yourself as a way of getting yours up faster.

I have also set up a page where you can see what screenshots you've requested and their status. I usually only queue sets week, maybe two in advance, so if it's says that it's queued, then it won't be long before you can see them. Ideally I'd like to set it up so you would get an email notification once a set you've requested has been posted.

You'll find the link in the menu under "My IAD."
nickramer
2020-02-27T21:01:55Z
Aren't you worried about some members asking for more than one page for screenshots at a time (like 20)? I suggest a member just ask one request at a time (i.e. until the request is fulfilled).
eutychus
2020-02-27T21:15:11Z
Originally Posted by: nickramer 

Aren't you worried about some members asking for more than one page for screenshots at a time (like 20)? I suggest a member just ask one request at a time (i.e. until the request is fulfilled).



See above. I'm setting a limit of 5.
kintutoons32
2020-02-28T09:54:33Z
It doesn't seem to be working for me.
eutychus
2020-02-28T17:44:52Z
Originally Posted by: kintutoons32 

It doesn't seem to be working for me.



Looks like it's working fine here, although I need to set it up so that it's more obvious that your request went through. What is it doing (or not doing?) I also tried setting up the email thing but I'm not sure if it worked, so if anyone got a notification that your request was posted, please forward it back to me.

Also, someone requested screenshots from "Beck's Beginning" but I inadvertently deleted it, so please re-request them if you could.
kintutoons32
2020-03-03T00:03:41Z
Originally Posted by: eutychus 

Originally Posted by: kintutoons32 

It doesn't seem to be working for me.



Looks like it's working fine here, although I need to set it up so that it's more obvious that your request went through. What is it doing (or not doing?) I also tried setting up the email thing but I'm not sure if it worked, so if anyone got a notification that your request was posted, please forward it back to me.

Also, someone requested screenshots from "Beck's Beginning" but I inadvertently deleted it, so please re-request them if you could.



This should answer your question:
https://www.intanibase.c...quested_screenshots.aspx 
eutychus
2020-03-03T00:54:20Z
Originally Posted by: kintutoons32 


This should answer your question:
https://www.intanibase.c...quested_screenshots.aspx 



Actually it doesn't since that link only shows the requested shots from the currently logged in user. For you, it shows what screenshots you've requested, but for me, it shows nothing since I haven't requested any, But never fear ... I have another link that shows me all currently requested screenshots.

dudeman316
2020-05-14T13:55:56Z
Where exactly is the button to request screen shots?
nickramer
2020-05-14T16:00:09Z
After you login, go to pages that have no pictures and the "Added to IAD Archives" button. There, underneath is a "Request screenshots" button which you can click. Remember, you can only request five titles at a time and it's best to request just one (although my last requests were two, but only because this was a two-part story).
dudeman316
2020-05-14T16:29:57Z
I'm not seeing a button, for instance Canine Commandos, Yankee Doodle Swing Shift, Air Raid Warden, & The Tree's Knees, I don't see a button.
eutychus
2020-05-14T17:52:04Z
Originally Posted by: dudeman316 

I'm not seeing a button, for instance Canine Commandos, Yankee Doodle Swing Shift, Air Raid Warden, & The Tree's Knees, I don't see a button.



That’s because I don’t currently have them in my collection.

eutychus
2020-06-19T17:41:26Z
Just a quick note: I'm going to be cancelling any requests for screenshot sets of full-length features for the time being. While I would love to be able to do them, they usually take around two hours each and I just don't have that much time right now. We will be continuing the program for standard length cartoons or TV shows (up to an hour in length), however. Thanks!