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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: Q: I Submitted My Picture... Where Is It? Reply with quote

I just completed submitting a picture to FAC. But when I checked my gallery page -- it's not there! What happened?

Here at Fanart Central we utilize a pre-screening process by a group of site staff members called the Approval Panel (AP for short). The AP reviews user submissions to FAC to ensure that they comply with FAC standards; submissions which comply with our standards are approved and added to your gallery; submissions which do not, are rejected and deleted without being added to your gallery.

What exactly does the AP check for?

The Approval Panel's job is NOT to "censor" submissions to FAC because of their content; that is your job, and the AP is simply there to make sure you follow through.

The AP check each submission against a number of (mostly technical) criteria:

- Artist-Made Content. We do not allow screenshots/screencaps, desktop wallpapers, or artwork created directly from official material (i.e. game sprites) or another person's work.

- Image Quality. No, this isn't about the artistic quality of a submission. This is about the image being of an appropriate resolution, correct orientation (right-side up), and so on. These are very basic guidelines that every artist knows by heart and aces just as easily.

- Proper Title. Your submission's Title must be humanly readable and appropriate for all ages. While we can tolerate minor issues such as typoes or misspellings, we won't allow titles prefixed with random symbols such as !, ~, or *; neither do we allow swear words in your submission's Title, either.

- Proper Rating for the actual content of your submission. See our Ratings FAQ for more information about content ratings and advisories.

- Proper Category. We have many categories specific to individual anime series, videogames, books, and so on, and many of those even include character-specific categories for character-specific fanart. While we are a little flexible on the exact category you submit to, we do expect that you took the time to locate a proper category. This is further enforced by the fact that we do not allow submissions to master-level category headings.

How long does it take for my submission to be approved?

This varies on a day by day basis, though (technicall issues notwithstanding) you can generally expect your submission to be reviewed and processed after about eight hours. Remember, this is only a general figure, and on busy days, the actual approval time could be longer.

What do I do while waiting for approval?

The answer, quite frankly, is: Don't just sit at your PC waiting for it to get approved! It's like the adage, "a watched pot never boils" -- go find something else, something productive, to do with your time.

But why do some users submit art and it seems to get approved very quickly, while mine are still waiting?

There are two possibilities here: One, is that there may be an AP member currently logged in and who was able to approve it quickly, or two, the user who submitted it may have earned auto-approval status.

...auto-WHAT?

Good news! If you follow FAC's submission guidelines faithfully, you may eventually be rewarded with a feature we call "auto approval". Auto-approval status means that FAC staff trusts you to comply with our submission guidelines, and that your submissions do not have to be approved manually -- they will appear in your gallery immediately after you have completed the submissions process.

How long does it take to earn auto-approval status?

Sorry, we cannot discuss the details. Be mindful that auto-approval status is NOT a free license to submit anything that would not normally be allowed in your FAC gallery after manual approval. Anyone can potentially earn auto-approval status, but this is a reward, not a right -- and it can be removed far more quickly than it was earned. If a user is found to be abusing their auto-approval status, they will be removed from auto-approval status (either temporarily or permanently), or depending on the abuse, even be subject to administrative action (suspensions or bans).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should also add:
How do I get to be on the Aproval Panel?
You can't...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That question would be better suited to its own FAQ thread, e.g., "Can I join FAC site staff?"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, i'm having trouble with my loading process. See, when i submit it, it works fine, but when i look in my gallery and see it, it doesn't load all the way, you can only see so much of it. What's up with it, is it my computer, or your place, because i'm getting kind of mad about it. I keep posting it, but it still does the same thing. Thank you for you time. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to bear with it; there have been many technical problems recently and we have really only one person on staff who can properly diagnose and fix them. It will take time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm having a little trouble trying to upload my picture on submitting on the site.

Whenever I conplete the form of information to fill, then I click submit, it loads into a page that says 'Database Error' or something...

I'm guessing maybe it has something to do with a new category since I just recently requested for a new category for 'Curious George' in the 'Book' section. The category is there now, but I can't submit pictures into that category...

So should I just wait a lil' bit? or what? D:

Thanks for your time =)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not your fault, new categories are currently experiencing a bug which prevents them from being submitted to. I've already told cstdenis about it (and how to fix it).

*sigh* The only workaround for now is to convert an older (unused) category for that purpose... try again now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey

I've tried to upload a picture on the submitting site but the screen comes up as 'error in moving file' or 'database error'. I've tried using the new and old catagory for it but it doesn't make a difference. What should I do?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(sigh) i've recently uploaded pics, and there not there... well, guess i might have to wait longer... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Green I have submitted several of my pictures and have been curious why the haven't appeared on the site. maybe several of them didn't make the cut, if you catch my drift. Is this what happened. I'm not making any complaints. I apologize if it seems like it. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: errgh Reply with quote

It is showing that I have 2 pictures in my gallery, but only one shows. The other is simply NOT THERE. Like a ghost. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I submitted my picture 4 days ago and it's still not in my gallery. My picture count went up but it nots there. Should I re-submit it or wait longer?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this time, you have no submissions pending approval. Check your gallery to see if it's there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it's not there. Should I submit it again?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you receive any "Submission rejected" e-mails?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: none of y pics are showing up!!! Reply with quote

I've subitted i think 3 of my pictures weeks ago and there still not up, what gives? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:20 am    Post subject: ? Reply with quote

Should i just submit them again? i dunno what to do!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Gallery Disfuncion Reply with quote

Evil or Very Mad I have uploaded 6 picures and all of them were approved, but I only have one Picture up! I used to be able to see at least five of my pictures three or so days ago, but now only one shows!! Crying or Very sad PLEASE FIX THIS BUG!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see five pictures in your FAC gallery. Check that your content filtering levels aren't excluding the pictures from view.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, i subitted a pic a day ago and its still not there, i dont know if i need to wait longer or somthing but what about my other pictuers? and whats this filter you keep talkin about? i'm fed up not ableing to get my pics on! Evil or Very Mad
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