Skip to Content

Highlight Troubles

Discuss the Orpen (KNP), Satara (KNP), Addo and Nossob (KTP) webcams
User avatar
MATTHYS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39858
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Worcester, South Africa

Re: Submitting Highlights

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Deeds wrote: Please someone tell me how not to get embarrassed when I see that I have posted empty waterholes and have 'over-posted' a good sighting.
:redface: :doh: :hmz:

That is easy, Deeds :k
Just don't be embarrassed ! You did not do it deliberately.
Perhaps practice at this when there already are empty waterhole pics ?
aquila non capit muscas

User avatar
Jungle Junkie
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 8073
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:32 am
Location: Zambia, inbetween visits to Knysna

Re: Submitting Highlights

Unread post by Jungle Junkie » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:17 pm

Deeds - What happens lately with the highlights is the "picture" is updated by someone else, but your name remains as the "highlighter" until you refresh the WEBCAMS and not the TAB. To refresh the highlights, just click on WEBCAMS (green) on top of page, rather thanreloading tab - then you won't inadvertently highlight an empty waterhole.
I am two with nature ~ Woody Allen ~

To vote for your FAVOURITE WEBCAM SIGHTING go HERE

My Trip to Marakele National Park- Here

FCLORDAN
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:06 pm

Post Highlight, then changes automatically.

Unread post by FCLORDAN » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi

Sorry guys, I posted a highlight at Addo earlier, interesting big animal at the water, maybe buffalo. Anyway, later I looked again and my highlight is gone and now is just the waterhole with no animals. Taken later. Why did my highlight automatically change?

Sorry again, there was a cool animal...

FCLORDAN

User avatar
Lionspoon
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17365
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Re: Post Highlight, then changes automatically.

Unread post by Lionspoon » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi FCLORDAN and warm welcome to the webcams in particular
and the forums in general! :thumbs_up:

I'm not really sure, what you mean though. :redface:

Two scenarios that happen quite often:

A mite presses on the highlight button, but while the message is conveyed
that you want to save this particular cam view, the cam angle chances and
often you get the next picture.

Second possibility is that you submitted something and somebody else
came along, saw the same thing, also pressed submit but was too late as
described in the first scenario.

If it's the latter, rest assured - nobody does it on purpose.
It has happened to the most of us.

BTW, sometimes peeps will post an empty waterhole to hide a rhino
that has been submitted to highlight and which shouldn't be done.

Hope that helps! :thumbs_up:
Summer 2014 - Oz! It was awesome!

Joria
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:14 pm

save a highlight

Unread post by Joria » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:58 pm

When I save a highlight sometimes, then it change without me saving again, and then under my name, sometimes taking a good viewing away. Can somebody tell me why, and what must I do to prevent it.

User avatar
Lionspoon
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17365
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Re: save a highlight

Unread post by Lionspoon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:09 pm

Joria, welcome to the forums! :thumbs_up:

Firstly, thanks for watching the cams and submitting highlights!
Much appreciated, especially when there is nobody around to post the pics on the forums.
It's always great to come back and pick up what was submitted to the highlights at
the bottom of the page! :thumbs_up:

As for submitting the highlights - there is nothing you can do to prevent somebody
else overwriting your highlight. Especially with a magnificent sighting like the cheetahs
that we just had at Nossob. There are many people around who watch, some only switch
on their computer and get all excited about what they see. Then they don't check if
there is already a highlight, but try to save it for all others to see.

All done with good intentions! :thumbs_up:

Happy camming! :cam:
Summer 2014 - Oz! It was awesome!

Joria
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:14 pm

Re: save a highlight

Unread post by Joria » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm

Hi Lionspoon, thanks. It is actually happening under my name without me actually saving it then. I saved a highlight once or twice, but then it is changing again as if I'm the one saving it, but I didn't. It is quite embarrassing if it looks like you overwrite your own good sighting!

User avatar
Lionspoon
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17365
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Re: save a highlight

Unread post by Lionspoon » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Sorry, I got that wrong. :redface:

Well, then you probably submitted a highlight and then updated the same
page from which had submitted the highlight. Does that make sense?

Let's try it this way: When you have submitted a highlight, you need to
open the webcam page all over again in order to prevent overwriting your
own highlight. :thumbs_up:
Summer 2014 - Oz! It was awesome!

Joria
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:14 pm

Re: save a highlight

Unread post by Joria » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:36 pm

O, thanks, I'll do that :thumbs_up:

User avatar
MATTHYS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39858
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Worcester, South Africa

Re: Post Highlight, then changes automatically.

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun May 06, 2012 2:02 pm

Lionspoon wrote:BTW, sometimes peeps will post an empty waterhole to hide a rhino
that has been submitted to highlight and which shouldn't be done.

Thanks, LS :thumbs_up:

Addo Elephant wrote:Due to the current rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, we would like to ask all cammers not to post any sightings of rhino seen on these webcams on this forum.

If you post a sighting of a rhino, the date and time and sometimes even the identity of the rhino will be recorded for all to see.

In most of our parks, rhino sightings and references to rhino have been taken off sightings boards, maps and brochures and we've previously asked forumites not to post any details of their rhino sightings (location etc) on the general forums.

We can't stop forumites (and the general public) seeing rhinos on the webcams but at least we can stop it being recorded. Anything we can do - no matter how small - to help stop rhino poaching is worth it.
aquila non capit muscas

User avatar
picnic
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3311
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:08 am
Location: In a park or on the forum.

Re: STOP OVER WRITING DECENT PICTURES !

Unread post by picnic » Tue May 15, 2012 1:54 pm

The best is to post the pics you like. That way they get saved. :D

pops
Posts: 189
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:07 pm

Re: STOP OVER WRITING DECENT PICTURES !

Unread post by pops » Tue May 15, 2012 2:01 pm

CM I agree with you but I too have been guilty but only when I have clicked on the highlight and a picture different to that which I clicked on appears for whatever reason. Maybe I waited too long before clicking.

Charliemouse
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm

Re: STOP OVER WRITING DECENT PICTURES !

Unread post by Charliemouse » Tue May 15, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi, the key to it is to look at the time at the bottom of the webcam highlight screen and ensure it matches with the time on your computer. Satara sometimes takes longer to catch up. I did say that accidents do happen and that's acceptable and unavoidable but its the same names that overwrite time and time again..

User avatar
MATTHYS
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39858
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:30 am
Location: Worcester, South Africa

Re: STOP OVER WRITING DECENT PICTURES !

Unread post by MATTHYS » Tue May 15, 2012 2:07 pm

Hi and thank you for your participation @posting highlights, Charliemouse . :D

I don't think anyone like seeing their name under a not decent picture. Perhaps some of us are a little over eager at highlighting, but surely not overwriting just for the sake of seeing there names on the forum ? Highlights get replaced all the time and with that, the names under them too.

I am going to merge the posts here, to Highlight Troubles :thumbs_up:

Happy camming to you ALL :gflower:
aquila non capit muscas

Charliemouse
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:30 pm

Re: STOP OVER WRITING DECENT PICTURES !

Unread post by Charliemouse » Tue May 15, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the discussion and replies, I didn't mean to shout by the way... sorry.

This is such a wonderful site, fortunately I have the opportunity to watch regularly at the moment as I've been in hospital and I definitely have seen patterns emerging with postings, I don't think its fair to name individuals. I agree tthat the majority of people are genuine and we all make mistakes and all are too keen sometimes and have the best intentions and of course there is the time delay, there are some truly wonderful pics and I do have a file with saved pictures. I just felt that I needed to "air my concerns", maybe it will make the one or two that aren't as considerate as the rest of us, take time to consider others. If this has been brought up before then I guess I'm not the only one that notices ........ Food for thought.


Return to “Webcams”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 7 guests


Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Pjw at 14:39:37
orpen
Submitted by mirwin at 08:44:35
satara
Submitted by Pjw at 14:39:55
nossob
Submitted by Anonymous at 05:13:55