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Photography Contest is UP....with issues

2566 Views 12 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  noelw
The Photography Contest part of MLS looks to be back up...but it's got a problem that needs a fix.  What I see now is a site design that allows 9 photos per page...then there's a next page button to get to more photos.  The problem I'm having is that the order the photos are placed on each page is RANDOM.  

What that means when you're viewing the photos, is that they move...not only within a page...but from one page to another.  This makes reviewing all the submitted photos very difficult as you can't just go from one to another without remembering what you've already looked at...kinda frustrating.  Reminds me of the WACK A MOLE game.  I expect that when the picture count per month gets in the 20s and 30s, it will be very hard to be assured you've viewed all the photos...they'll scramble too often.

Recommend that the RANDOM order display be shut off....or put all the pictures on one page and let us scroll down.  Better yet, a slide show presentation option would be even better.  Not sure which is best...or how much work this takes...but as it is, it's not working very well for the intended purpose.
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I've set the layout up so that all entries will show up on one page. That should eliminate the multi page browsing issue. As far as different order on that one page, it'll have to be that way for now. I've submitted a feature request to the developer to have the option of displaying the entries in the order they were submitted. That should prevent the jumping around. I just don't know what the timeline would be if it happens at all.
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