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Online claude

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(Solved) cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« on: August 15, 2021, 02:39:24 PM »
selecting a vote (bronze/silver/gold) gives a message
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An Error Has Occurred!
No type was found, this type could be disabled in this board or you do not have permission to use it


Linkback: https://fractalforums.org/index.php?topic=4370.0
« Last Edit: August 17, 2021, 12:00:43 PM by claude, Reason: solved »

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 02:40:54 PM »
I just voted a little earlier and saw no errors... will test shortly... edit: tested w no error... checking logs... edit: nothing in the logs. edit: also tested with generic user and seems to be working as expected ???
« Last Edit: August 16, 2021, 12:11:55 AM by 3DickUlus, Reason: update... »

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 03:50:29 PM »
Doesn't work for me (same error) in 3 different browsers:
- Firefox ESR on Debian Buster
- Firefox on Debian Bullseye
- Chrome on Android

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 05:53:39 PM »
Testing, testing...

Seems to work for me, as I voted most images in the theme competition.

My guess is there might be something wrong with the set data on the intersection between user-forum-topic. Though I cannot fully check and confirm. It look like the error message originates from the forum (not your local browser, pc, router, etc). This would indicate that the error is within the forum (user settings), not the user itself.

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 11:31:42 PM »
I've also voted end afternoon, without any problem. 
Weird!

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2021, 01:52:33 AM »
@claude I noticed that your primary member group was set to "uploader" (probably happened when I added you to the group) I have reset it to the default user setting of "no primary group" but you are still a member of the uploader group.

I did this because it is the only thing that I could see that was different than everyone else and it would account for the message as the uploader group by itself has special permissions, the permissions should be additive and not exclusive ie: add all of the permissions from all of the groups a user is a member of to get the final user permissions.

I hope that fixes the issue.

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2021, 08:00:34 AM »
I can't see anywhere it describes how to vote  :awe:

I should be disqualified this month because my entry has a non-fractal background. I used nature as a background, so obviously not generated by fractal software. As usual I overlooked the rules :)

I think this rule favors 2D fractals over 3D fractals because the 3D fractal is harder to define with the same background. The rule also assumes fractals are not just 'graphic design' but some kind of creation in their own right, although they are non-functional so therefore must be 'art'. As 'art' and in a graphic format they must be 'graphic design'. Why are the contests being steered in a certain direction?

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2021, 10:35:01 AM »
Tasmania, first this comment should be mad in the discussion thread. Now it is in the middle of a problem with voting. I'm afraid I can't move it to the discussion board so maybe later.

What do you mean with you don't know how to vote? Just choose Gold, silver or bronze. 8) How is that a problem?

There is no problem with using a background as long as it integrates with the fractal, the fractal using it as it will use any other input like color, light and structure etc. You are not allowed to paste your fractal on an background to Photoshop an entire different setting. It mus be used with creating the fractal. I don't see a problem here and I hope I explain it the right way (my English and fractal knowledge to explain this, might not make it as clear as I think I do)

"Why are the contests being steered in a certain direction?" 

 It most definitely is not. We are not steering anything. All contestants decide for themselves what kind of fractal
 they enter. Choosing, voting the same. Why you vote for any fractal is nobody's business but the voter
 him/her/itself. No matter for what reason, art, beauty, funny, interesting, whatever.

I hope this will clarify things.  ::) ^-^


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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2021, 11:28:19 AM »
Thanks for clarifying it Caleidoscope. So users can only vote once and that's all. That makes sense now. You could see any user who votes for themselves as well  :yes:

I didn't know there was a thread for the contests because the actual contests are locked. I think the can't vote issue has been fixed now.

The background thing is you render with an alpha (transparent) background which is faster. Then you can lock it down onto anything at all, plain color, the original fractal or clouds etc. For me single images are usually taken from a video stream.

So thanks - just another testosterone-fueled Australian making trouble among smarter people.  :fp:

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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2021, 11:47:19 AM »
You can vote for each entry once and most voters do so, maybe even all. You can choose for every entry to either give Gold, silver or bronze. If you only want to vote for the three you like best, that's your choice. All or just three. But only one vote for one fractal. And I check the votes to make sure it's ok.  Including letting know (pm) that a thumb does not count for a vote  :gum: 

Sorry, I forgot to put the url about the discussion thread in my comment.
https://fractalforums.org/fractal-image-of-the-month-contest/70/fractal-image-of-the-month-discussion-thread/150

We've had this discussion before about fractal, and we've discussed it and we've said that the main thing is that we exclude all fractals created for example with fantasy figures in it as.  Beautiful often but not for these 2 contest. That should be a different contest if there were members that would like that. So far I don't think so.

I think about all fractal software has options with using images in it. So to exclude the use of that would be very difficult and as long as it is within the rendering of a fractal, not just an add on, it's fine by me. And I don't think there is anybody that complaints about that.

And of course you are allowed to make trouble  >:D :P  And of course you can ask questions or whatever. I try to answer as good as I can.  :gum:

have a great day you all, and don't forget to vote  8)


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Re: cannot vote in this month's competition threads
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2021, 12:01:09 PM »
Thanks, whatever you did made it so I could vote :)


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