[Clipart] Librarian jobs

chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 17:23:32 PDT 2010

Oh no! dude, I wasn't saying you were complaining. I've been there and 
that's the reason I made that wiki entry guideline - to make teh OCAL 
website look better. But after thinking about it for a few months I have 
come to the conclusion that it's an absolute waste of Librarian time to 
be fixing comma spaces. I don't want to waste your time. Your time is 
too precious to waste on trivial things like commas. That particular job 
can be done automatically.

Unfortunatly, I don't yet have the skills to do make that happen. So in 
the mean-time, we can do it manually, or if you have php skills you can 
help guide me through actually making that automatic tool!

So, again I say, keep up the great work dude! Keep in contact, keep 
exploring ways you can help.


On 6/08/2010 12:09 p.m., Leonardo Cunha wrote:
> I agree with that. Some kind of automatic fixer would be great!
> I was not complaining about the work. What I really meant was that the 
> problem with "tag,tag,tag" is not restricted to the old clipart, but 
> to the new ones too, as some people are used to not put space between 
> tags, so even if we fix the old cliparts, there will always be new and 
> wrongly spaced tags. Sorry if it sounded as a complain. :)
> Best regards,
> Leonardo Cunha
> 2010/8/5 chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com <mailto:chovynz at gmail.com>>
>     Even better would be having it fix itself in the coding. :) I'd
>     prefer to "hardcode" certain "rules", so that it's failsafe,
>     rather than relying on user-ability to type correctly or ocal
>     telling them how to type. That's micromanagement and not good for
>     community. It's also a hassle from a Librarian and Admin POV.
>     Who's going to change that guideline if it gets out of date? Not
>     me. I'll be too busy making more gadgets :D
>     Much better to have an in-the-background comma space fixer than me
>     waste your Librarian time good sir! In-fact you might even
>     consider striking that entry from the Librarian jobs? (or not yet,
>     but we'll do that when the comma fixer is done.)
>     Thanks for your work. It's very appreciated Leonardo! Keep it up!
>     Cheers
>     Chovynz
>     On 6/08/2010 5:06 a.m., Leonardo Cunha wrote:
>         Hi,
>         "3. *Add a space after each comma to all tag lists that have
>         this format "tag,tag,tag,tag"*. We want this "tag, tag, tag, tag"
>         This will stop the tag lists of each clipart breaking the
>         page. This format is leftover from the old OCAL cchost system
>         and doesn't look very good on our new system."
>         We could/should have a guideline on the upload page or even
>         some kind of validation, because I have been fixing lots of
>         "tag,tag,tag,tag" from recent submissions.
>         Best regards,
>         Leonardo Cunha
>         2010/6/2 chovynz <chovynz at gmail.com <mailto:chovynz at gmail.com>
>         <mailto:chovynz at gmail.com <mailto:chovynz at gmail.com>>>
>            Hi all
>            Here's an update on the list of easy job's I've identified that
>            can be done as a Librarian, or as an editor of your own
>         clipart.
>            This list comes from various discussions on the mailling
>         list and
>            things I personally have noticed and want done to improve the
>            site. It may be possible to do this in the database itself,
>         but we
>            can help out by doing it manually too. You can copy and paste
>            these search queries into the address bar to get a good
>         indication
>            of the clipart that needs doing. It's not exact, but it's
>         good enough.
>            Be smart, use a Find and Replace function in a word
>         processor for
>            many jobs. I.e. instead of editing the longer tag lists by
>         hand,
>            copy the tag list into a word processor, find and replace all
>            commas with a commaspace, remove unecessary tags, then
>         paste back
>            into the cliparts' tag list.
>            1. *Replace underscore character "_" with a space character
>         " " in
>            any clipart titles.*
>            Change the Upload Name entry.
>            This will enable long titles to be able to break when there
>         is too
>            much words for the CSS to be able to handle effectively.
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=_
>            2. *Remove tags such as media, public_domain, svg, image, png*
>            This will clean up the tag list for better categorisations,
>            clearer searches, less tag weight on things that aren't
>         relevant
>            to the clipart in question. These tags are leftovers from
>         the old
>            OCAL cchost system and are not necessary in this new OCAL
>         system.
>            You will be able to remove these often at the same time as
>            replacing the commas.
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=media
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=public_domain
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=svg
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=image
>         http://www.openclipart.org/search/?query=png
>            3. *Add a space after each comma to all tag lists that have
>         this
>            format "tag,tag,tag,tag"*. We want this "tag, tag, tag, tag"
>            This will stop the tag lists of each clipart breaking the page.
>            This format is leftover from the old OCAL cchost system and
>            doesn't look very good on our new system.
>            Compare : First Example
>         <http://www.openclipart.org/detail/67> and
>            Second Example <http://www.openclipart.org/detail/64153>
>            4. *Add descriptions to cliparts that are missing it.*
>            The search searches descriptions as well as other fields.
>         To have
>            a description will help people find the clipart.
>            5. *Request that people upload clipart separately*.
>            Or do it yourself.
>            6. *Tag copyright infringeing clipart*. Then Notify the
>         mailing list.
>            More eyes = faster finding and dealing with infringement. All
>            cliparts should be public domain.
>            7. *Let the mailing list know what you've hidden.*
>            This is for better accountability and finding. We are doing the
>            best we can but sometimes we make mistakes and others can
>         pick up
>            on that, so that we can get accurate info.
>            8. *Notify Mailing list of any cliparts that have a remix
>         on them
>            that need sorting out, or unlinking. Same with any cliparts
>         that
>            need linking up.*
>            Sweet! I know it looks like alot, but it's not really, when
>         you do
>            it a little a day.
>            Cheers
>            Chovynz
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