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Is a new revision considered for Top Pick or IOTD if the original is much older?

rathijit
23 Aug, 2019 21:17
The question is pretty simple: Let's say I have a lot of good data, but I am still refining my processing skills. I upload an image today that looks like garbage, and of course, does not get selected for TP or IOTD because of some technical flaw (bloated stars, bad color cast, panda eyes from sharpening, etc.). If I eventually get better at processing my data and post a new much improved revision to the same image a year later (using the upload revision feature), does it get the opportunity to be selected for TP or IOTD? If not (because the image is from an older data set), wouldn't it make sense for me to delete my old image and upload it again, thus getting the "fresh image" status? I'm not trying to game the system, just trying to understand it better for "research".  smile

EDIT: Really.. again, I'm not trying to game the system, just trying to be funny with my "research" comment, so don't take this question in any other way but genuine curiosity.
Edited 23 Aug, 2019 21:25
siovene
24 Aug, 2019 06:59
The new revision would not be considered. The window of time for an image to be considered only looks at the first publication date. This is to stop people from refreshing their images with minor changes (or posting the same revision over and over again, for the matter) to get a go at the IOTD lottery again.
carastro
24 Aug, 2019 12:34
A good reason to post in the staging area initially until you stop tweaking.  Guilty of that myself.  So the rubbish first one is the only one that gets considered for IOTD, not that any of my images are good enough Ha ha!

But I presume the updated image is the one that pops up in the global stream?

Carole
rathijit
24 Aug, 2019 14:21
Carastro
A good reason to post in the staging area initially until you stop tweaking.  Guilty of that myself.  So the rubbish first one is the only one that gets considered for IOTD, not that any of my images are good enough Ha ha!But I presume the updated image is the one that pops up in the global stream?

Carole

This works if I know I will be done tweaking within a few days. I was talking about a rubbish image that I am proud of today and really want to post publicly, but want to reprocess a few months or years later after having learned new processing tricks.
rathijit
24 Aug, 2019 14:41
Salvatore Iovene
The new revision would not be considered. The window of time for an image to be considered only looks at the first publication date. This is to stop people from refreshing their images with minor changes (or posting the same revision over and over again, for the matter) to get a go at the IOTD lottery again.

What about posting to the staging area? If I post to the staging area, then move it to the public area after several months of tweaking, would it be considered for IOTD or TP then?
carastro
24 Aug, 2019 14:46
Yes will be interested in the reply to Rathi's question.

Rathi Banerjee
This works if I know I will be done tweaking within a few days

Yes, it's knowing when you are going to stop - Lol.

Carp;e
siovene
24 Aug, 2019 19:48
Rathi Banerjee
Salvatore Iovene
The new revision would not be considered. The window of time for an image to be considered only looks at the first publication date. This is to stop people from refreshing their images with minor changes (or posting the same revision over and over again, for the matter) to get a go at the IOTD lottery again.
What about posting to the staging area? If I post to the staging area, then move it to the public area after several months of tweaking, would it be considered for IOTD or TP then?

Yes, the publication date is the date when you first put it in the public area, whether you uploaded it directly there, or you promoted it later.
rathijit
24 Aug, 2019 19:49
Salvatore Iovene
Rathi Banerjee
Salvatore Iovene
The new revision would not be considered. The window of time for an image to be considered only looks at the first publication date. This is to stop people from refreshing their images with minor changes (or posting the same revision over and over again, for the matter) to get a go at the IOTD lottery again.
What about posting to the staging area? If I post to the staging area, then move it to the public area after several months of tweaking, would it be considered for IOTD or TP then?
Yes, the publication date is the date when you first put it in the public area, whether you uploaded it directly there, or you promoted it later.

Got it, thanks!
 
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