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  1. Interesting. If I go to discussion.alamy.com I can get here. But if I try to go to the homepage from here I get the same error. Member services has sent my email to the technical people. Kind of nice that I'm not alone in this. At least it looks like I haven't done anything WRONG. I think I would have been great at this when I was young but now I just feel incompetent most of the time. Thanks, losdemas. I am on a Mac. Paulette
  2. I am using Firefox right now as I can't get Alamy with Safari. Is it just me? I don't understand computers well enough to know what to do about this. I emailed member services and would like to show my screen here in hopes someone can guide me but can't figure out how to do it. I took a screenshot but don't know how to add it since it isn't online anywhere. Will try copy and paste. That did it. Line 30 is in red. Paulette Server Error in '/' Application. Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. Source Error: Line 28: for (int i = 0; i < cookies.Count; i++) Line 29: { Line 30: if (cookies.Name.ToUpper().IndexOf("ASPSESSIONID") == 0) Line 31: { Line 32: helper.SetCookie(cookies.Name, "", "", "/", DateTime.Parse("Nov 13 1986").ToString()); Source File: c:\Alamy\WEB\App_Code\Homepage.cs Line: 30 Stack Trace: [NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.] Alamy.Homepage..ctor() in c:\Alamy\WEB\App_Code\Homepage.cs:30 ASP.default_aspx..ctor() in c:\Alamy\WEB\default.aspx:23 __ASP.FastObjectFactory_app_web_default_aspx_cdcab7d2_bj25nwva.Create_ASP_default_aspx() in c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files\root\85e31520\e90fbacf\App_Web_default.aspx.cdcab7d2.bj25nwva.1.cs:0 System.Web.Compilation.BuildResultCompiledType.CreateInstance() +32 System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.CreateInstanceFromVirtualPath(VirtualPath virtualPath, Type requiredBaseType, HttpContext context, Boolean allowCrossApp) +109 System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory.GetHandlerHelper(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath virtualPath, String physicalPath) +31 System.Web.UI.PageHandlerFactory.System.Web.IHttpHandlerFactory2.GetHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath virtualPath, String physicalPath) +40 System.Web.HttpApplication.MapHttpHandler(HttpContext context, String requestType, VirtualPath path, String pathTranslated, Boolean useAppConfig) +167 System.Web.MapHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +128 System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +184 Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.272
  3. Use the same keyword(s) for all the images you want to have more underneath. Remember that the last image you submit will be the first to appear. Do not send your best image first. wim Also, I have discovered that images appear in the order in which they are keyworded. I noticed it because I left three for last and they were done the following day. They showed up together even though one of them had been separated by another image when I submitted them. So I don't know if it matters if you keyword all on the same day - probably they stay in the same order they have appeared in Manage Images. But if there is one you want to be on "top" perhaps keyword it on the next day. Hope I'm right. I just noticed that happening the last time I keyworded. Paulette I wonder if this would happen if you amended the keywords?!?! Could be useful I did try re-keywording an image and it didn't change the order. Of course, if I had changed essential keywords and then searched by subject rather than by pseudonym things would have changed. Sometimes it just gets tooo complicated. My views sometimes seem to come up in an order I don't understand. Just trying to be accurate and put the most important words in the essential field. Paulette
  4. Thank you for the tips, Philippe. The first time I went to Alaska it was in September and the colors were gorgeous and the BEARS were nice and fat. I went to Brook's Falls and most of the time we were on platforms. This year I am going in July to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge on Lake Clark. They have grizzlies and we will be on the ground. I was told last time that the bears in Denali are more dangerous than the Katmai bears. We will be with guides and the bears will be busy fattening themselves up with clams and salmon. I do know it is always dangerous around bears but I will behave myself so I don't entice them!!!! I'm practicing saying to myself "Don't run and don't look them in the eye". We will have a few days in Homer with a 90 year old friend who feeds the sandhill cranes. They are in her yard every day. Such gorgeous birds. Last time was my first time shooting wildlife outside of a zoo so I think my technique will be a bit better this time. For me the experience of being with creatures in the wild is the very best thing about it all. I never thought I would be able to do it and I feel very, very lucky to be managing it once a year. Paulette
  5. Go to the Valley of Fire for amazing natural sandstone formations and petroglyphs. Apparently there is a bar of the same name so if you have already done all the nature and just want downtown you can go there!!! I'm getting bit of a giggle over Las Vegas being "exotic". I grew up in Southern California and people who didn't have money for a big wedding would elope to Las Vegas. I guess the wedding chapels there are pretty exotic. A fun subject if you like to shoot people. I'm going to Alaska for the second time. Beautiful place with wonderful ANIMALS. Paulette
  6. Use the same keyword(s) for all the images you want to have more underneath. Remember that the last image you submit will be the first to appear. Do not send your best image first. wim Also, I have discovered that images appear in the order in which they are keyworded. I noticed it because I left three for last and they were done the following day. They showed up together even though one of them had been separated by another image when I submitted them. So I don't know if it matters if you keyword all on the same day - probably they stay in the same order they have appeared in Manage Images. But if there is one you want to be on "top" perhaps keyword it on the next day. Hope I'm right. I just noticed that happening the last time I keyworded. Paulette
  7. No. All the way at the top -- on the black border -- I think you will see your forum name and you can click on that. Paulette OHHHHHH no. I see you posted to say that. Ha!
  8. Actually, seeing his avatar gave me the idea of using that old, old photo. It is my favorite of any taken of me. And, as Jeff pointed out, it never hurts to have a cute avatar! Paulette
  9. I think it would be wonderful to be able to click on the number of zooms for a search term in All of Alamy and see the images zoomed. It would help me when I am shooting as well as when I choose images to upload. I see which of my own images are zoomed but never know what was zoomed when mine weren't chosen. Paulette
  10. I use SuperDuper. It is very inexpensive and simple. I'm not great with computers and when I had questions a couple of times there was an email response within a couple of hours. It has something called "Smart Update" that will update without re-copying everything already copied. I keep a clone of my Mac hard drive and also an additional copy of my library of images. Paulette
  11. I'm on a Mac and none of those descriptions made much sense to me so I guess it is different on a Mac. I've only posted images from Alamy so my procedure has been to zoom on the image then right click or control click on the image. That gives me a menu and I choose "Copy image address". I go to the forum and click into the reply box and paste the image into the forum by clicking the TINY image icon. Paulette
  12. There was a drought in Kenya when I was there so there are not only a lot of hippos in the river but their waste is not being swept away by the current. Not enough water...too much........smelly stuff. There were waves and waves of zebras coming to this waterhole in the late afternoon. They were making sounds like barking. Fabulous experience for me. The arctic looks vast and empty with the polar bears alone except for their cubs. It seems a miracle that they can find their food. This cub's mother gave some sort of signal that her cubs were to sit still and she moved by inches and froze -- then suddenly ran and punched through the ice for a seal. If you want to see the entire sequence search PBHunt. I don't know if this little one ate to excess but he was certainly eager. Paulette
  13. A lot of us do hate the little squished thumbnails in Manage Images. It was mentioned in another thread. We would also like to be able to append keywords in the batch keywording. See this thread.... http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/39-manage-images/ Paulette
  14. I sometimes type right into the box too and they go to alphabetical order. Wonder why the difference? Paulette
  15. If you need to be in Manage Images when you are done this won't help but you can put your pseudonym and Manchester in the search box on the home page. I do that when I only need to edit keywords on a few images. Paulette
  16. I am having both Saturday and Sunday updates lately. Paulette
  17. Michael, I'd like to see a few of your own images on the theme. Paulette
  18. I think it's always slow to start. I have to do some keywording on new images I have submitted with the challenge in mind. You got me moving with your idea. Paulette
  19. Oh, come on. Now, I'm really confused Why is English sooooooo complicated Sorry Paulette, that'll be a big -1 for you for forcing me to spend (or is it " spent ") a whole saturday morning figuring out when to use "o" or "ou". And I already have so much keywording to do Cheers, Philippe Just my attempt to be funny.....or funny. Let's not even talk about hoods and bonnets or elevators and lifts. AAAARRRRGHH. I have to do some keywording today. Paulette
  20. Perhaps we can kill off this reputation thing with humor .....or humour. Paulette
  21. Now that's just plain ignorant... Alan An avatar of you as an adorable child WITH A DOG. No one will dare vote you down now!!!! Paulette
  22. I think someone mentioned that he had voted someone down by accident -- which is easy to do on a smartphone. It would be well to bear that in mind. I decided to check on my "reputation" and I have two bad marks. One is for this.... "I keyworded some images yesterday and expected them to go on sale Monday or Tuesday. Just checked --Sunday 11:30AM New York time-- and they are on sale. Thank you, Alamy." And the other is for.... "Hooray Wim! I love all your suggestions." So either somebody can't stand my goody-two-shoes attitude or they did it by mistake. I am not worried. I'm going to ignore the whole thing. Paulette
  23. Forgot to mention that if one image fails, all fail. That is the truth even after you are submitting dozens at a time. As I recall, I replaced my peacock with something I felt confident about and sent it with the other 3. I passed on my second try. Don't be discouraged. It can take a while to work out the best workflow. Just be sure to check EVERY image at 100% so you can check focus and look for spots and other issues. The QC folks are also photographers and they do understand depth of field but best to be very conservative at first. Paulette
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