Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Only the museum moderators can upload images although anybody can edit and submit images.
That makes more sense and it answers a question I had for a long time!
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
What I need for these puzzles are the "technical informations" and especially some descriptions.
Just enter these informations herehttp://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle ... puzzleform
and I will do the rest.
If you want really good entries you should submit additional images. Usually I want to present
One image for the solved state
One image for the midturn state
One image for a scrambled state
While I agree that having as many images as possible is what everyone wants,
it actually deters many from doing it as it is regarded as "too much work at the same time".
For example, submitting images of 50 puzzles whose preparation takes a lot of time, is
something that is possible but tedious (I always prefer bulk-doing for efficiency). But by
asking 50x3 = 150 at once will not only delay the appearance of the puzzle itself for others
to see, it may stop it from reaching the museum indefinitely (I know some examples by others
and from personal experience). For me from example, it is impossible to prepare such extra
images right now, and I hope that I could do this in a few months. But then, anything can
happen to my personal status (including girlfriend/wife LOL) and/or the images.
I believe the "[one image] vs [no images]" case cannot possibly be compared to the
"[one image] vs [three images]" case. Remember, there are many factors which play a huge role
here, including puzzles being packed in boxes for years, individuals leaving the community for any
reason, and images being lost (from PC being changed or puzzle being lost - single photos would
rather stay in the WWW Twisty Puzzle servers than somewhere inaccessible by others).
After all, the Museum is by definition a "work in progress" project with new puzzles popping out
all the time. So having one image being done and the corresponding page in existence (even
without proper description) encourages its gradual completion with *all* three images in the future.
I wonder what is the public opinion about this, as submitting only one image has nothing really to
do with lowering the standards of the museum (that would be the case if there was no option at all
for future additions and edits).
PS. I could even propose an extra section of "Future puzzles", showing all those realistic (or not?)
renderings and/or drawings which are constructed, and those can only inspire and encourage many
builders to faster bringing them to reality!