When uploading photos to BillionGraves you might have accidentally uploaded the ocassional blurry photo. In the past, transcribers might have flagged this record when trying to transcibe it, removing it from the system, which may hurt your photographer ratings.
No need to fret! There is now a simple way to fix this. With our Reported Images feature on our new "My Statistics" page you'll be able to see every picture that has been flagged and fix it, restoring your perfect 5 star rating!
To dive into your reported images:
1. Log into your BillionGraves account
2: Navigate to My Photos: (Select Photos -> My Photos)
3: Select the "Statistics" button in blue.
Note: If you want to jump straight to your "Reported Images" you can click on the "Reported Images" link. This will show you all the images that have been reported, BUT WILL NOT TELL YOU WHY THEY WERE REPORTED. For more details regarding why a particular image was reported, continue on to the "Statistics" page.
4: Viewing Reported Images
This page contains several important stats about your account. Most importantly, for this tutorial, we will focus on the middle section where each reported image has been broken down into 6 main categories.
Remember: While all 6 categories are important to fix, the ONLY category that effects your photography rating is the "The photo is blurry or unreadable". This is VERY important, because you as a photographer can control whether the photo is blurry or unreadable because of HOW YOU TOOK THE PICTURE. We understand that there are photos that just can't be transcribed no matter how good of a picture you take. Which is why the other categories are not used to calculate your photographer rating.
5: Fixing Reported Images:
To fix a reported image, simply select a category of photos that you wish to correct. In this case I am going to work on the category "The photo is blurry or unreadable".
This will display all the images that have been reported as "blurry or unreadable". With these pictures being pictures that I have taken, I may have better insight into the photo and be able to correct any mistakes.
In this case, I will click on the first image in my list.
Which takes me to the transcription page to transcribe this image. Which from here allows me to review the photo further.
Upon closer examination, I can see that between the two linked photos that the photo is not actually "blurry or unreadable" and can create a complete record. However, it is in German which I am not proficient in. Perhaps a user that is fluent in German may be able to transcribe this stone.
So I change the "Headstone Language" field to "German" so that someone transcribing German stones will see this photo.
I then give both of these photos a "Thumbs Up" rating.
And this record is now back in the transcription queue where someone who is fluent in German can transcribe this stone. Once it has been transcribed, it will be removed from your "Reported Images" section.
This is only one example of how to fix images that have been flagged. Some stones, you may be able to fix by transcribing them yourself!
And for those wonderful accidental photos of your feet, fingers, or car floormats; you can now use the Delete function to delete photos that have not been transcribed by using the delete button at the bottom of the page.
Utilize the new tools found at the bottom of the transcription page to assist you in fixing flagged or reported images!
There are many other reasons why a stone may be have been flagged. If you come across issues that you are unable to resolve on your own, contact us at http://billiongraves.com/support
so we can create new tools to help you in your picture taking.
Note: The My Statistics page does not currently reflect changes you make in real time. Please allow time for the servers to re-calculate any changes or corrections you have made to records.