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Feature Allowing All Bakers To Post A Thumbnail Sketch Of Their Idea

Issues involved, suggestion withdrawn, leaving post up for reference.
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This suggestion withdrawn due to practical application issues.

See xenzag's note for how to display any art you want associated with a particular idea.

(Original idea below)

I understand bakers used to be able to ask moderators for the privilage of being able to post thumbnail schetches to anybody's posts.

How about two modifications to that idea?

1- Grant all halfbakers this thumbnail posting ability to encourage more illustrations of the various inventions should the poster want to do that and...

2- Just have it be available for that person's post.

Never wrote Jutta before. Maybe I will.

doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022

Like this Assaultines
[doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022]

jutta, being shy https://www.flickr....9180/in/dateposted/
it was a beautiful day out [blissmiss, Mar 19 2022]

He was a truly nice man https://www.flickr....488/in/photostream/
csea [blissmiss, Mar 19 2022]

West Coast artists. https://www.flickr....7791/in/dateposted/
Hob was also an illustrator with so much talent [blissmiss, Mar 19 2022]

https://www.flickr....852/in/photostream/ [blissmiss, Mar 19 2022]


       I have drawn diagrams of some of my ideas but you are right there's not an easy way to post them. Public file sharing services can die over the decades, and my own server seems a bit to unanonymous
pocmloc, Mar 17 2022

       The problem with too much "art" and allowing anyone to post it is that it would require more active and attentive participation from the moderators. Basically all the problems that led to Facebook becoming such an over- moderated Hellhole. You'll have people posting Facebook and Instagram memes, nudity, racist caricatures, etc. It would be the downfall of the HB.
21 Quest, Mar 17 2022

       Yea, I could see that.   

       How about strict limits on the art? Black and white sketches of the specific idea only?   

       And remember, you can only put it on your post, not anybody else's which I think was what you could do once granted art posting rights. Might be wrong but that's my understanding.
doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022

       I think, perhaps, limiting it to Bakers with at least 5 years tenure would probably take care of that.
21 Quest, Mar 17 2022

       //Basically all the problems that led to Facebook becoming such an over- moderated Hellhole. You'll have people posting Facebook and Instagram memes, nudity, racist caricatures, etc. It would be the downfall of the HB.//   

       I don't think it would. The HB isn't FB.
To get an account you need to ask Jutta, so accounts are not an automatically accessible resource.
To give more weight to that, you could to add additional conditions, such as requiring a certain number of ideas with a positive ranking before you could post an image to your own ideas without asking a moderator. An additional flag per account and the existing level of moderator oversight should be mostly fine.
I mean, how much link-spam is there currently? Basically none I think?

       Obviously I can't guarantee that no-one would ever post anything offensive, but it could be a once-in-an-account-lifetime thing at most.
Loris, Mar 17 2022

       Well, and this is a little, we'll call it "boutique" site. The trans- global local hangout with a few hundred members at most. I don't think it's gonna get hit with the stuff Facebook and Twitter would. Posters trying to sell something would get boned out of existence.
doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022

       Turns out there are issues with this, technical and otherwise. MFD.
doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022

       What's so wrong with simply posting them on tumblr (as I do)? It means that on another person's idea, if they don't like the work, they can request that it's deleted or delete it themselves, meanwhile the illustration remains intact on the separate site.
xenzag, Mar 17 2022

       That's definately the way to proceed, that's what I've always done as well. The pics on the HB itself isn't doable.
doctorremulac3, Mar 17 2022

       I wouldn't be so quick to delete this. If you do, we won't be able to point to it when someone else brings it up in future.   

       I'm interested in what the technical issues are. I wondered at first whether the concern was a rapid increase in data volume. Then I thought maybe the interface is perhaps arcane - perhaps files need to have unique names, or maybe specific to the idea ID.
But my money is on the interface being integrated with moderator functionality; perhaps letting generic users have access would expose too much - a big security risk.
Loris, Mar 17 2022

       Good point. Jutta says there were some practical issues involved as well as ones mentioned here already. Guess it wouldn't hurt to leave it up I suppose.
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

I had mine on PhotoBucket, but some-one (an algorithm, probably...) decided I was using it "for commercial purposes" (linking here was the only thing I used it for) & blocked them all. I haven't got around to trying to fix things there.
(Note to self: fix PhotoBucket account.)
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 18 2022

       Yeah, you just can't trust free image-hosting sites to survive.
Even if they do, they can drop your images because of too much activity, or not enough, or because they've decided to start charging.

       After thinking about this a little, one option is to use a suitable host as normal, then use the wayback machine to archive the pages. Basically feed each image to the 'save page now' link on archive.org (click the 'web' icon at the top; it's a drop-down menu) after uploading, and maybe check back that it's worked later.
It's fiddly, but it now makes archived pages visible immediately, and I think it's reasonably likely to survive long-term.
Loris, Mar 18 2022

       Wait, who is jutta, and what in the hell is a moderator? :)   

       Oh yeah, I think the heart of the idea was in the right place. Bristolz was such a creative and brilliant person, and her artwork was awesome. We were blessed to have had her here. Farmer John's was awesome too. Mine sucks.
blissmiss, Mar 18 2022

       Jutta is the great and powerful Oz of the Halfbakery. The brains behind this wonderful place.   

       The moderators are the folks that help keep the place halfbakin'.   

       My art sucks too, don't feel bad.   

       Is Farmer John not with us anymore?
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

       He left years ago.
RayfordSteele, Mar 18 2022

       Doctor, I was kidding. I have actually had the honor of meeting the supreme being herself (jutta), at a piss-up, I facilitated when I lived in the bay area. She brought, (drum roll please...) freshly baked croissants. We sat outside and watched the hummingbirds and hawks buzz around our heads for the morning. It was nice to meet all who participated. (Unfortunately, csea has since departed this life, and now he is resting in peace.   

       As for moderators, one is my good friend for over 20 years and who was a life saver from the crazy naked man in the bushes, that I encountered at my old job.   

       I thought you knew but obviously I was wrong. I'll set up a link to the get-together if I can find one.
blissmiss, Mar 19 2022

       LOL! Wow! I was smiling at the pleasant pictures you were describing till you got to the crazy naked man in the bushes part.   

       What the heck? Glad you're okay.   

       Love to see the pictures, sounds like a cool get together. Sounds like Jutta is much nicer than the great and powerful Oz.
doctorremulac3, Mar 19 2022

       I remember seeing a photo of that party! Must have been at least 100 years ago now.
pocmloc, Mar 19 2022

       Doctor, it was a top Mt. Diablo, if you know where that is.
blissmiss, Mar 19 2022


       That place looks incredibly beautiful! I'm familiar with that area but I've never been to that particular place. Gorgeous!   

       I usually go to the coast or Sausalito Tiburon area for weekend getaways, but I've gotta check that place out. What's the name of the hotel?   

       Unless that's your house, in which case I just realized I'm your best friend.
doctorremulac3, Mar 19 2022

       I remember seeing that picture... seems like a lifetime ago.
21 Quest, Mar 19 2022

       It was my girlfriend's house. We were living together in CT when her mother began to decline so we both moved out to care for her. She died not long after and Christine inherited it all. But she chose to return to her property in CT so she sold it, and I stayed in San Fran and worked as a live-in caretaker. Hell, I couldn't ever afford to live there. hahaha
blissmiss, Mar 20 2022

       Well, I'll still be your friend even if you don't have a massive mansion. Most of my friends don't.
doctorremulac3, Mar 22 2022

       Standards slipping there [doc]. Its OK to be friends with the riffraff but you're not meant to admit it.
pocmloc, Mar 22 2022

       It's okay, I'm riffraff too. I've got my riffraff riffs down.
doctorremulac3, Mar 22 2022

       //Riffraff Riffs//
Looks like you just found your DJ name. Well, maybe if it was still the early '90s...
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 22 2022

       Hmm, I could see dropping the bomb beats under that slick. (Slick: Noun- alternative moniker or nickname, especially connoting urban street credibility or coolness.)   

       (Slick: Also a term I just made up)   

       I did get one term in the Webster's dictionary, maybe it's time to get another one in there.
doctorremulac3, Mar 23 2022


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