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Arnold Winkelried 11-09-2009 12:00 PM

Yet ANOTHER picture thread? Trying to revive an online Portrait Gallery
 
We have had several SDMB poster online portrait scrapbooks in the past, some of you will remember the efforts by Shayna (SDMB People Pages), Opalcat, Max Carnage and probably many others that I forget.

I thought I would try to revive the idea and put up pictures of the posters on a website. I could have chosen something like Flicker but instead I wanted to combine it with a programming exercise to generate the HTML pages so I am hosting it at my small website instead.

The advantage of this method: you don’t need to login or create an account anywhere to put your picture up.

The disadvantage: you would have to e-mail me the picture.

Is anyone interested in contributing a photo?
The gallery would look something like this:
http://www.nouilles.info/sdpix

My recommendations for submissions (open to suggestions) would be:
  • Submit a good quality photo (as big as can fit in an e-mail - I can resize it. I will resize them so that they are at most 800 x 800 pixels)
  • If there are several people in the photo, please indicate which person is you.
  • Please include an approximate date of when the photo was taken (e.g. 2008, Nov 2009) and a description of what is happening in the photo if the photo is an “action shot”. That will make the gallery more interesting.
  • You can send more than one picture if you want. I can include several photos per person.
  • No NSFW pictures please. I personally have no objections to naked people, but we all know that some people do their browsing at work and I don’t want to have to split up the gallery into two sections, the SFW and the NSFW section. Swimsuit photos are OK.
  • If you could also include a link to your SDMB profile or mention your member ID in the e-mail that would save me the trouble of looking it up (I’m including a link to your profile under your photo.)
  • To prevent mischievous scamps from playing tricks on me, it would be handy if you would send me the photos using the e-mail address in your profile. Or if your e-mail address is not public, then send me a PM at the board saying “I’m confirming that the e-mail from xxx@example.com is from me.”
  • Obviously I have no way of checking this, but the gallery will be more interesting if the photo you send me is actually a photo of yourself and not someone else.

What do my fellow posters think? Are these unreasonable restrictions? Is this a viable project?

Anyone interested can send a photo to aw@nouilles.info

I am still working on my program so the photos I receive might not be up for a week or so.

P.S. The mods are OK with this and I hope that they will send their photos.
P.P.S. If you like the idea, PM your friends to send in their photo!

wolfstu 11-09-2009 02:20 PM

I eagerly support this project, and would be happy to have my photo featured in the gallery. I'll submit one in the near future.

Gary Robson 11-09-2009 03:00 PM

Pic on the way, Arnold. Prepare to tremble at my visage.

twickster 11-09-2009 03:28 PM

I just need to decide whether to submit my standard face shot or something more evocative but less identifiable. ;)

Arnold Winkelried 11-09-2009 10:45 PM

Thank you to the posters that have already sent me pictures (some of you have posted in this thread also.)
Some faces made me tremble, as advertised. Others looked less intimidating.
twickster, you can always send both.

Clothahump 11-10-2009 10:46 AM

I just sent you a pic of SWMBO and me.

Arnold Winkelried 11-10-2009 11:26 AM

Thank you Clothahump. E-mail received.

Arnold Winkelried 11-10-2009 01:07 PM

By the way, I realize that the index page at the site looks absolutely horrible in Internet Explorer. I have been experimenting with CSS to make it look right, but as we all know, Internet Explorer is notorious for behaving differently from any other browser. If you view it in Safari, Opera, Chrome, Firefox, the page looks fine.

Unfortunately I only have IE at work so I can't check my changes from home. But tomorrow it should look better.

Arnold Winkelried 11-19-2009 03:35 PM

I have finally finished the initial version of the Portrait Gallery. Thanks to everyone who sent me photos. New submissions would be very welcome. See link in my signature. I was hoping to have it done over the week-end but I decided to upgrade the OS on my PC and, well, things took longer than I expected.

If the page seems to have rendering errors (looks funny), please let me know. I'm not an HTML expert.

And send in more photos!

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Add your photo to the SDMB Portrait Gallery!

Arnold Winkelried 11-19-2009 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twickster (Post 11758807)
I just need to decide whether to submit my standard face shot or something more evocative but less identifiable. ;)

Where is your submission twickster? :mad:

Arnold Winkelried 11-19-2009 04:11 PM

Also I just had a question from someone. The "index" page has links to the full pictures - click on the thumbnail to see the full photo. On the "index" page I cropped the photos to just show the face. If that's a problem let me know, and I can change the thumbnail version to include the entire photo.

Olentzero 11-19-2009 04:55 PM

Do it gotta be a photo? Seriously. I did a caricature of myself I think is pretty damn good and I'd rather see that up there if I can get away with it.

Arnold Winkelried 11-19-2009 05:03 PM

Well, photos are better, but if you want to send in a caricature I'll put it up. You could also send a caricature and a photo, I would make your caricature the "main" photo but when they go to your photo page there would be another link saying "you can also see a photo of him here."

twickster 11-19-2009 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold Winkelried (Post 11797830)
Where is your submission twickster? :mad:

Sorry about that. Just sent.

Stealth Potato 11-20-2009 09:25 PM

*Bump* and photo submitted!

EpicNonsense 11-20-2009 11:07 PM

I sent you a pic via the email address you contacted me from. Be sure to read the email that followed as well, as it includes additional info.

Arnold Winkelried 11-21-2009 10:31 AM

Stealth Potato, EpicNonsense, thanks for the photos and the descriptions. Also thanks to the others who are sending in their photos.
Olentzero, where is this artistic rendition?

Ephemera 11-21-2009 07:57 PM

Just sent one off. Thanks for the PM. Wouldn't've known about this, otherwise.

kopek 11-21-2009 11:40 PM

Sent a long-winded explanation of why I look strange VIA PM and a photo VIA AOL -------- sorry I didn't mention AOL in the PM. As rotten as their service is I usually do.

Arnold Winkelried 11-24-2009 01:44 PM

Added new photos to the gallery:
Aesiron, Alice The Goon, Casey1505, cmyk, Ellen Cherry, EpicNonsense, fachverwirrt, faithfool, Frodo, kopek, MizTina, nyctea scandiaca, raindog, Shirley Ujest, si_blakely, Stauderhorse, Stealth Potato, Telemark, TheMerchandise, twickster

Thanks to everyone who has sent me a photo! We need many more.

If you notice anything wrong with the gallery or with your page, post in here or send me a PM or an e-mail.

kopek 11-25-2009 12:46 PM

A bump in honor of the updates and in case folks missed it before.

Man With a Cat 11-25-2009 12:49 PM

I like! Mine will be up soon.

squint

Gary Robson 11-25-2009 01:11 PM

Just sent you a new one. It shows what I look like when I'm moderating.

MeanOldLady 11-25-2009 01:26 PM

Stranger, all this biterness about dating, and you're nothing to sneeze at. You should date me; I'm not very nice, but I am quite the skilled mixologist.

Arnold Winkelried 11-25-2009 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeanOldLady (Post 11818518)
Stranger, all this biterness about dating, and you're nothing to sneeze at.

And that's not even a good picture of him! I took the photo during a Dopefest dinner and caught him in the middle of a blink. Trust me, he's very handsome in person. And I say this as an objective straight guy.

By the way, MeanOldLady, I hope you realize that by posting in this thread you have signed an implicit contract to send a photo for the gallery.

P.S. Olentzero - where is that artwork you promised? And Mr. Bus Guy, I'm eagerly awaiting your photo.

Katriona 11-25-2009 02:01 PM

Just sent mine!

Olentzero 11-25-2009 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold Winkelried (Post 11818586)
Olentzero - where is that artwork you promised?

Sorry, sorry... I was kinda reconsidering doing that because I didn't want to be the lone spoilsport in the pack, but then I found a recent pic I actually like. Both on their way.

MeanOldLady 11-25-2009 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold Winkelried (Post 11818586)
By the way, MeanOldLady, I hope you realize that by posting in this thread you have signed an implicit contract to send a photo for the gallery.

Seems like a lot of work. What's so wrong with me PMing you a link to my picture, again? 'Cause if that's all I have to do, I'll might do it... depending on how lazy I'm feeling at the time.

Le Ministre de l'au-delà 11-25-2009 09:19 PM

Just sent. Many thanks, Arnold Winkelried

May I throw in a suggestion for a side gallery? It might be interesting if there are good pictures of recent DopeFests to have another page of group photos.

Gary Robson 11-25-2009 09:34 PM

Oh, I forgot to give you the background to post with that picture, Arnold. It was taken in June of 2008. That's a replica of Robert the Bruce's mail and crown that I tried on in a museum in Scotland.

Le Ministre de l'au-delà 11-25-2009 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le Ministre de l'au-delà (Post 11819961)
Just sent. Many thanks, Arnold Winkelried

May I throw in a suggestion for a side gallery? It might be interesting if there are good pictures of recent DopeFests to have another page of group photos.

Like the one that's under the tab marked "DopeFests" - that would be great!
:smack:

MizTina 11-25-2009 11:53 PM

Good God in heaven, we are a great looking bunch of son's o' guns.

Arnold Winkelried 11-25-2009 11:56 PM

I forgot to say, thanks for the bump, kopek!

Thank you to those of you who have sent your photos
Katriona
Olentzero
Le Ministre de l'au-delà
Gary "Wombat" Robson

Plus all the others who have e-mailed me a photo or sent me a PM with a link to a photo I can use.

Mr Bus Guy - I'll hold you to it!


Quote:

Originally Posted by MeanOldLady (Post 11819727)
Seems like a lot of work. What's so wrong with me PMing you a link to my picture, again? 'Cause if that's all I have to do, I'll might do it... depending on how lazy I'm feeling at the time.

That would be fine. When you say "again?" do you mean you've already PMed me a link (I didn't see any PM for you), or that you have a photo in a previous photo thread that you would be willing for me to use? I think I saw one when browsing through old photo threads that I was searching for to include as a link at my site:
here it is
Would you like me to use that one?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le Ministre de l'au-delà (Post 11819961)
May I throw in a suggestion for a side gallery? It might be interesting if there are good pictures of recent DopeFests to have another page of group photos.

As you realized, I already have some Dopefest pictures up from the last two Dopfests I attended. If anyone wants to send me some Dopefest pictures I am willing to host them at my site. As a matter of fact someone has mentioned that in an e-mail. We would have to figure out how to get me the photos. I might be able to arrange a place where posters could upload them via ftp.

Gukumatz 11-26-2009 03:14 AM

Pic should be arriving soon. (Love your pic, Gary!)

MeanOldLady 11-26-2009 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arnold Winkelried (Post 11820401)
That would be fine. When you say "again?" do you mean you've already PMed me a link (I didn't see any PM for you), or that you have a photo in a previous photo thread that you would be willing for me to use? I think I saw one when browsing through old photo threads that I was searching for to include as a link at my site:
here it is
Would you like me to use that one?

No, I've never PMed you about it, it's just that the OP said the disadvantage is that we would have to e-mail the picture. Apparently composing an e-mail is a lot of work for me. Do not use that picture.

Man With a Cat 11-26-2009 12:17 PM

Just e-mailed. Like I said: squint

OpalCat 11-26-2009 02:40 PM

sent.

anyrose 11-26-2009 09:13 PM

pic sent - and the prototype gallery looks good. I think I could pass for faithfool's sister

The Surb 11-27-2009 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeanOldLady (Post 11820658)
No, I've never PMed you about it, it's just that the OP said the disadvantage is that we would have to e-mail the picture. Apparently composing an e-mail is a lot of work for me. Do not use that picture.

I would like to respectfully disagree and recommend that you let him use that picture.

Arnold Winkelried 11-28-2009 03:25 AM

Added new photos to the gallery:
AHunter3, anyrose, Argent Towers, Cajun Man, Chronos, CookingWithGas, DrMatrix, Gary "Wombat" Robson, Gukumatz, kaiwik, Katriona, labtrash, Le Ministre de l'au-delà, Marley23, Mr Bus Guy, Nava, Olentzero, OpalCat, RealityChuck, Rico, ShibbOleth, The Surb, vivalostwages

Halloween costumes! Exotic locations! Pianos! Caricatures! and more. Check it out.

Olentzero 11-28-2009 04:39 AM

Nice work, Ah-nuld! :D

Shirley Ujest 11-28-2009 05:58 AM

WE have to be the purtiest message board out there, if I do say so myself.

Robot Arm 11-28-2009 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shirley Ujest (Post 11825711)
WE have to be the purtiest message board out there, if I do say so myself.

Yes we are, and you are definitely raising our average.

Arnold, I just noticed in your picture, I think I have that same hat.

FairyChatMom 11-28-2009 07:00 AM

Just sent mine in. It's from last year, but the only difference is that my hair is longer at the moment.

jjimm 11-28-2009 07:04 AM

Submitted.

Northern Piper 11-28-2009 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shirley Ujest (Post 11825711)
WE have to be the purtiest message board out there, if I do say so myself.

It's because us ugly types have the good sense not to send in our pix, so the Gallery is self-selecting for good looking Dopers. :D

Siam Sam 11-29-2009 03:08 AM

Sent. :D

Boulter's Canary 11-29-2009 05:53 AM

Bearded fat bloke's (aka Boulter's Canary) Self-Portrait with Beer on the way........


You'll be sorry!

bobkitty 11-29-2009 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Northern Piper (Post 11827591)
It's because us ugly types have the good sense not to send in our pix, so the Gallery is self-selecting for good looking Dopers. :D

You will find that is *completely* untrue when Mr. Winkelried posts my submissions. But it's an interesting theory. :)

pseudotriton ruber ruber 11-29-2009 08:44 AM

sent


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