I am very new here. When I send a picture to be highlighted, how long does it take to show up on the highlight page? Thanks.
Just to answer some common questions:
* Yes it is me that does the highlights
* Yes I do look at every submission very carefully
* No I can't do it every day - there's a problem with the highlight management system that brings the whole site to a grinding halt while I'm busy with them. The least disruptive thing is every two or three days when the site is not too busy and even then it's a bit touch and go
* Yes I am going to fix this
* Yes the new highlight system will be better
Hello barbmiles (Barbara?) Welcome to the Boma and this wonderful community
In addition to what Elaine has already told you, I believe that 'cameraman' puts up the highlights - but I suspect that he can only do this, at the moment, every couple of days or so.
There are so many submissions to Highlights every day that it is, I am sure, very difficult for him to go through them all and so your own submissions may not appear unless they are exceptional or unless you are lucky! I have yet to see any of my submissions on highlights since this site was regenerated but I live in hope!
Nice to have newbies join in, Welcome.
Not all the submitted pics are chosen..it's cameraman or the highlights person who chooses the best pic/highlights of the day of all those submitted for any given day or days. and as you can see they aren't done everyday for one reason or another.
If you save any pics of your sightings you can always post pics to the 'daily sightings ' topics on the forum .
Click on the 'Camera pics' forum and on the page of topics that opens you will see the daily sightings topic. The first person to post a pic for each day, starts a 'new topic' and names it the same style as you see examples from previous days..just change the date for a new one.
To upload/[post a picture You will first need to save the picture to your hard drive.
Then go to one of the upload sites..like www.tinypic.com or www.flickr.com and upload the picture as they instruct by browsing to where you saved it on your hard drive. Many find that the 'tinypic.com site is the easier of the two to use.
Follow directions for posting the URL that the site shows you..copy it and paste it as a reply to previous picture on the the Daily sightings Topic.
you can post a pic to a New Topic, if you are the first poster for the day. or...
if not the first to post, then you must post to a 'reply' in order to keep them all in one daily sightings topic.