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An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« on: December 16, 2005, 04:23:45 PM »
A question, perhaps for the FA, but also for users.
AGbear gave somewhere the idea of such an index. There was no reaction, but I found that such an index could be very helpful. It could have the form of an index of links, or as it seams to me, an entire section of the board, for example "NAOTMAA's pictures" with a thread for each year from 1894 to 1918, with the maximum of information about the picture (who, where, when, source of the picture). When we do not know exactly which year, we could post it elsewhere, or in a special thread, and it could be moved at his place by people with more knowledge. In fact, it is relative easy to find a picture of Elizabeth Fiodorovna, Ksenia A., Olga A. and other, but  very difficult to find a special picture of NAOTMAA here, such themas as "Tatiana smiling" or "favourite picture" are not especially helpful and not scientific at all. Some pictures are posted every month, other are buried in old threads.
What about such a section? It is, of course, an enormous work to realize it, there are already so much pictures on the board, without any order. Is there any copyright's problem for that?

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005, 04:54:00 AM »
That would be great to have all the pictures in order, but could we really realise this?

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005, 06:51:28 AM »
Absolutely great idea! So that it would be more easier for us searchers of their photos. Thanks to AGRBear and Matushka for the suggestion.
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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2005, 12:36:04 PM »
I like this idea...then we also wouldn't have a lot of threads for pictures...

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005, 01:04:48 PM »
Matushka,

You have my vote on this. It's a great idea.  :)

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2005, 03:40:06 PM »
What think about this suggestion the FA? Is that techniccaly possible? How could we realize this?

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2005, 06:49:23 PM »
We could all try to get together and put a website up.  I know since I have quite a few pictures that people post around here, I'd be willing to help out.

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2005, 12:57:09 AM »
It's a good idea, but I also agree with Lanie's idea..

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2005, 09:25:27 AM »
I'd love to see a forum created especially for photos! Like the Having Fun section, I think it would help ease the frustration of those members who are more interested in discussions than photos, as well as make it a  whole lot easier for the picture-lovers to find what they're looking for.

If we had a Photo section, we could then get together and attempt to re-organize it. I'd be happy to help moderate.

I like Lanie's suggestion too...but I don't know a dang thing about creating websites. I'd be willing to help as best I can, though. I have a few rarities in my collection. :)
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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2005, 09:46:32 AM »
I'd be up for helping out. The amount of work of posting every Romanov image is overwhelming, and bandwidth extensive, but I would help where I can.

If we were to do it like a thread on the forum it might be hard to:
a) keep it organized
b) keep discussion out

I'm willing to help with both, if this comes about.

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2005, 07:10:33 AM »
Of course it would be hard to let discussion out of this, but maybe we can have the solution that these posts are deleted after some time.

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2005, 03:01:54 PM »
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The amount of work of posting every Romanov image is overwhelming, and bandwidth extensive, but I would help where I can.


Maybe we should start out by reorganizing what's already been posted, rather than launching into a HUGE project? Just having all the photo threads in one place would be helpful, I think.
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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2005, 03:46:56 PM »
Hi,
This is not really possible given the way the software works. I can not move individual postings from one thread to a different thread. Also, the posted photos take up a LOT of bandwidth and really slow down load times. Threads that were very long and nothing but pictures would take forever to load, and be impossible for most folks using dial-up access.

We are not really excited to create another whole section just for pictures, especially so when they are all already up.  It would be far more complicated to managed than just regular postings.

What you CAN do, is that I will start a new thread in the IF section called "Index to Pictures" and you can put the LINK to where the pictures are in the forum there. OK?

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2005, 06:14:07 PM »
Thanks FA!

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Re: An index for the Imperial Family's pictures?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2005, 09:55:00 PM »
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What you CAN do, is that I will start a new thread in the IF section called "Index to Pictures" and you can put the LINK to where the pictures are in the forum there. OK?

Sounds like a fine compromise - thanks!
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