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One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/03 11:50:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


It's an arbitrary number yes, but we're getting close!

Welcome to the DakkaDakka Gallery - 995785 Images and Counting!


At over 150 images a day we're not far from that milestone of one million gallery images.

I've been the gallery mod since... oh dear... let's just say several years OK. And reviewed the lion's share of these images and they never fail to impress me with the quality, work and originality I see every day. I can't say how much money this job has cost me when I was inspired by someone's work.

Of those (almost) million images I think this Falcon by Kiril Kanaev/The Yellow One" is the current winner with almost 5000 votes and a nearly perfect score.



But honestly this Crisis Suit by atropos907 may take the crown, fewer votes but a stunning conversion.




But my personal favorite is this sculpted figure of Haviland Tuf by Nakatan. Not only is it amazing but it got me to read the Tuf series of novels to see what inspired such devotion.



The novels are good too.

So let's take a minute to appreciate all the incredible work that has gone into the Dakka Gallery since it opened in 2006 with our founder Russ Wakelin's preview of the Starship Troopers drop ships (which I don't think ever came out )



https://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?dq=&paintjoblow=0&paintjobhigh=10&coolnesslow=0&coolnesshigh=10&auction=0&skip=90&ll=2&s=mb&sort1=8&sort2=0

What are your favorites?



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/03 12:55:10


Post by: Theophony


Links to those pictures or they never happened .

Of course they load after I posted .

As an avid user of the gallery I am always blown away by some of the images I see. Well done everyone.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/03 13:13:42


Post by: Nevelon


I should spend more time voting on images. The gallery is full of great stuff.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/03 13:17:06


Post by: Platuan4th


That's a Hazard suit, not a Crisis suit. More specifically, it's Shas'O R'alai.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/03 13:59:22


Post by: RiTides


That's a incredible milestone and those pics are just insane!

Thanks for your hard work getting us there Kyoto, you are literally the man behind the curtain in this case (with legoburner behind another curtain after that )



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 05:26:37


Post by: Manchu


Amazing milestone — and a wonderful resource! Now on to 2 million!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 09:00:36


Post by: theCrowe


Here's a question Kid. As contributors and users of the Dakka Gallery is there something we could be doing better that would make your job easier or the gallery a better resource?
More votes? better tagging? Image titles? What's the thing that would make a real difference?
I can imagine a million images might be a pain in the throne to curate.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 09:54:15


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Thanks for asking!

Tags are certainly the most useful thing to add both for searches on Dakka and for search engines. I don't know how many times I've been looking for some information or ideas and google had brought me back here with the image I was looking for.

It's more of an art than a science, but usually I like to put game/manufacturer, faction and whatever unique point I see about the image. Basically what might people be looking for whens searching.

WIP shots are also really useful, even if you don't want to expose them for votes they're good for anyone wanting to see how a model was done or what it looked like raw.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 11:35:51


Post by: theCrowe


Ok thanks. I'll try to remember that when voting in the future. Actually with the amount of pictures I've uploaded myself I should try to better at tagging my own images too. I'll have to sit down some time and make an effort.

Thanks for all your work keeping the Dakka Gallery awesome. Come to think of it it was someone else talking about getting lost down a rabbit hole of Dakka Gallery voting that pointed me to Dakka in the first place, and loving it that made me want to know more and ultimately become a log time Dakkanaut.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 11:42:53


Post by: DeffDred


I always get excited when someone comments on my artwork I have in the gallery. Much of it was drawn specifically to be posted here.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 12:51:18


Post by: Jadenim


Once a month or so I’ll take 10-15 minutes to just wander through some random images and leave some votes and tags It’s quite relaxing and I figure every little helps in terms of improving the database. Plus occasionally you stumble on something really amazing or inspiring.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 15:42:59


Post by: amazingturtles


I've gone through the galleries a lot and tried to vote some time, but i admit that i haven't tagged anything. I'll try doing it more often!

Any which way it's an impressive milestone so well done to... everyone. All the peoples and their pictures.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/05 19:38:08


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I make it a point to try and tag at least four or five other pictures after posting my own or voting for something that shows up on the front page.

I find it funny how often I see family members stuff front and center when loading the page up though!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/06 04:13:13


Post by: posermcbogus


Uploading my stuff is easily one of my favorite parts of this site, and for at least a few days after I've put something up, I go back to check on the veiws and votes. It's always really fun to see comments, what's getting a lot of attention etc (for the life of me I'll never understand why my most viewed image is a Dark Eldar Kabalite with an unfinished base, but there we go...). One of the best things about this community, and one that I think doesn't get talked about very often is just how positive the modelling side is - People being gakky and snobby about less-than-amazing paint jobs isn't really a thing. Most people are full of tips and positive criticism, and I think that's really great. As someone who was new to the hobby when they started posting here, I really appreciated the P&M crowd, and I'm proud to say that to this day everyone seems as supportive as ever. It never fails to make my day to see a new vote, or comment or some sudden extra veiws!

Special shoutout to the Mods, and to anyone who regularly peruses the Gallery - I try to, when I can! - but super super special shoutout to KidKyoto, your effort is pretty plain, and your enthusiasm for stangers work is as admirable as it is heartwarming. Thanks for doing what ya do!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/06 11:14:12


Post by: CatachanDevil


Pretty impressive milestone! I always spend a few minutes looking through the random galleries every time I log in. Even stuff that's non-40k related. I love seeing people's creativity which now seems to be absent in a lot of the Geedubs showcase stuff and things like WhiteDwarf.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/06 15:36:55


Post by: Pacific


Agreed it's such a great resource. And a great way to spend 10 mins each time you visit the forum.

My only desire for change is some way of viewing only pictures of completed/painted minis. I seem to get a lot of photos of the back of a leg (often blurred) on a sprue. I know these are just WIP pics from someone's blog though and it's not too onerous to just move to the next one.

Also - where is the picture of the warbikes riding upside down on the ceiling when you need it?

Couple of other beauties picked up at random
Spoiler:











One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/06 17:01:51


Post by: jabbakahut


I remember when the Gallery started, it was great to finally host pictures onsite instead of linking to photobucket. There was a big push in the beginning to vote on a bunch of images because nothing had ratings.

I'll shamelessly plug my highest rated image:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/12141-Blood%20Angels%2C%20Detail%2C%20Forge%20World%2C%20Plasma%2C%20Titan%2C%20Warhound.html



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/07 16:58:45


Post by: Pacific


How bloody awesome is this?



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/07 23:02:52


Post by: insaniak


 Pacific wrote:

My only desire for change is some way of viewing only pictures of completed/painted minis. I seem to get a lot of photos of the back of a leg (often blurred) on a sprue. I know these are just WIP pics from someone's blog though and it's not too onerous to just move to the next one.

There sort of is, but it relies on users marking the 'Disable voting' box when they upload their WIP pics.




One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 05:29:07


Post by: Pyroalchi


I did not know that. Guess I will get back to my WIP stuff and disable voting then.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 06:57:36


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Generally I turn off stuff that is clearly not to be voted on, but when there's a figure there, even the most generic, I leave it turned on.

So yeah I'd ask people to turn off images that are just for reference. An unpainted but assembled model... maybe. Unpainted and converted certainly. But please do turn off any pictures of bits, paints, workspaces etc.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 07:15:01


Post by: Pyroalchi


Done.

By the way: is there any way to filter for "only untagged images"? Now and then I'm in the mood to help tag a bunch of stuff to improve the gallery, and it would be a pretty cool feature if I could filter explicitly for those.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 07:24:57


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Not that I know of, maybe Lego knows a way?


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 10:35:20


Post by: Pacific


Ah yes I do tag mine like that.

Has anyone seen the upside down ork bikers recently?

I know it's stupid and really just where someone uploaded and upside down photo but I find it so funny for some reason.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 12:01:32


Post by: Slinky


I love the gallery, it's a great way to spend a few minutes, as well as being a brilliant resource to store my own pics!

Spoiler:
My most-viewed image:


My highest-rated image with at least 5 votes:



edit - Wow, I seem to have voted on 14k images


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 14:14:12


Post by: Pacific


Some very nice looking minis!

Yes unfortunately mine have not got too many votes.. Showing some of my own here, I refuse to believe that there are not 5 Bill Hicks fans on Dakka who won't vote on this one!



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/08 19:48:23


Post by: theCrowe



This one is great. A supreme freehand.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Or this...

Mind blown!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/11 10:22:52


Post by: Pacific


In the absence of upside-down biker boyz I may have found something even better..upside down tyranid thing

Spoiler:



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/11 11:02:17


Post by: Zywus


 insaniak wrote:
 Pacific wrote:

My only desire for change is some way of viewing only pictures of completed/painted minis. I seem to get a lot of photos of the back of a leg (often blurred) on a sprue. I know these are just WIP pics from someone's blog though and it's not too onerous to just move to the next one.

There sort of is, but it relies on users marking the 'Disable voting' box when they upload their WIP pics.



Would it be possible to have voting disabled be the default and require uploaders to choose to enable voting on their pictures? @Kid_Kyoto

I'm pretty sure 99% of WIP pictures up for voting is not pictures that people want rated, but just that they didn't notice the option. It would motivate me at least to do more rating of pics, if I could avoid getting so much unpainted and clearly unfinished stuff popping up.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/11 11:06:52


Post by: Nevelon


I try to remember to click off the vote for most of my WIP, but sometimes forget. Same with the “I own this”. I don’t re-post stuff from elsewhere; everything I upload is a pic I took.

I remember this question being brought up before? Forget how long ago.

I used to try to keep my number of votes around the level of pics I uploaded. Just to try to pay back all the votes I (theoretically) got. Fell behind on that, I should get back to it.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/11 11:07:11


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Zywus wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
 Pacific wrote:

My only desire for change is some way of viewing only pictures of completed/painted minis. I seem to get a lot of photos of the back of a leg (often blurred) on a sprue. I know these are just WIP pics from someone's blog though and it's not too onerous to just move to the next one.

There sort of is, but it relies on users marking the 'Disable voting' box when they upload their WIP pics.



Would it be possible to have voting disabled be the default and require uploaders to choose to enable voting on their pictures? @Kid_Kyoto

I'm pretty sure 99% of WIP pictures up for voting is not pictures that people want rated, but just that they didn't notice the option. It would motivate me at least to do more rating of pics, if I could avoid getting so much unpainted and clearly unfinished stuff popping up.


The counter argument is that voting is how the site ranks searches, so models without votes tend to vanish into the aether.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/12 15:24:05


Post by: RiTides


So did we officially cross the milestone yet . Awesome work, Kyoto and Lego!!!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/12 16:00:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


996228 as of today.

So maybe a week?


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/12 16:06:06


Post by: Nevelon


I’ll post more WIP pics and try to get those numbers up. And maybe be the 1 millionth. That’d be fun.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/12 17:46:18


Post by: NinthMusketeer


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Thanks for asking!

Tags are certainly the most useful thing to add both for searches on Dakka and for search engines. I don't know how many times I've been looking for some information or ideas and google had brought me back here with the image I was looking for.

It's more of an art than a science, but usually I like to put game/manufacturer, faction and whatever unique point I see about the image. Basically what might people be looking for whens searching.

WIP shots are also really useful, even if you don't want to expose them for votes they're good for anyone wanting to see how a model was done or what it looked like raw.
Thanks for this info, and thanks for modding the gallery. Here's to a million more!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/13 21:18:22


Post by: theCrowe


Ive also for a bunch of pics of games in progress from battle reports that I wouldn't be interested in having votes on.
The easiest thinking is to sort your personal gallery and have a Work In Progress gallery and a Battle Reports gallery. Then you can select Disable Voting on each of them. This will apply to every image in the gallery and will automatically apply to any image you move into those galleries too.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/22 20:03:10


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Welcome to the DakkaDakka Gallery - 997500 Images and Counting!


Twenty, twenty, twenty five hundred to go!

I want to be sedated!


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/22 23:53:30


Post by: Nevelon


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Welcome to the DakkaDakka Gallery - 997500 Images and Counting!


Twenty, twenty, twenty five hundred to go!

I want to be sedated!


And now that’s stuck in my head. Not that I’m complaining, just wanted to let you know your work was well done.

Uploaded another pic, doing my part. After all, with the quarantine

Nothing to do, Nowhere to go, oh.


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/23 11:18:27


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


This is 10 years old but these Guardsmen's bad day seems worth mentioning here.



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/07/23 14:02:35


Post by: Shandara


The gallery has always been a stream of amazing miniatures for me (and a source of frustration at my own lack of skills!).

A favorite of mine:


One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/08/06 09:03:01


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


About 500 to go! Who will be the millionth image?



One million gallery images! (OK, almost) @ 2020/08/06 22:55:58


Post by: Schmapdi


I feel like everyone is going to slow waaay down on uploading in an attempt to the be lucky # 1 million.