[Clipart] Comma-separated keywords in metadata

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Jun 30 05:59:24 PDT 2004

We need to provide an ID for artists. We need a soft and hard username
system whereby someone can select their artist name without a password
and anyone can use it. That is the soft variety.

The hard variety would then be a username/password that saves the
artists username and password and provides an ID that refers to our site
and contat info for the person -- a form of privacy. This is the hard

RWORTH and I were working on a proposal like this, but I haven't heard
from him in a while.


On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 22:26, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Jonadab the Unsightly One wrote:
> > Okay, so then we should for now concentrate on the stuff that will
> > make it easier to add metadata to images without any, probably, or on
> > categorization of the images that have the required metadata but are
> > unsorted.
> Yes, agreed.  And particularly something suitable for adding/editing
> keywords "as we go" because I figure initially we'll just set up some
> broad groups, like 'animals', 'people', 'signs', etc. and then as work
> collects folks can add narrower and more specific terms. 
> > If there are 600+ images _with_ metadata, and _most_ people didn't
> > include it, wow, that's a lot of metadataless images sitting around,
> > with no author info!
> Fortunately we had several artists who were very good about submitting
> their work as a tarball with a README or other file with their license,
> title, and author info, so it was not hard to add the metadata.  We
> still have a number of images without metadata, but unfortunately we
> also have no way of determining the author info.  See the PASSFAIL
> report in the tarball for details.
> > Should we be adding an optional author-email field to the upload
> > script?  I was already thinking of having it at least provide a link
> > to a page that lists known/supported optional fields, or something.
> > As it stands, the user has to just _know_ what fields they can add,
> > which seems wrong.  Maybe instead of the current system for optional
> > fields where the user specifies the name and value for the field,
> > there could be dropdown lists for the field names, or something?
> > (That would be easy to implement...)
> An email address or URL for the author would be really nice to have,
> because then we'd have a way to contact them in case there were
> questions.  However I suspect that in many cases the author would not
> want their email address going out in the clipart "publically", lest it
> wind up on a web page somewhere and some spambot harvests it.  So if you
> do add an email address field, also be sure to include a checkbox for
> them to specify whether or not the address should be included in the
> metadata or not (assuming there's another place to keep the address...)
> Bryce
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