Lensblr-Network is down. (this message will repeat every few days)
You may have already noticed that our submissions page is not functioning. Actually, all of our custom interface pages are down. New Member Applications, Access to member areas and links are all down.
All of the custom administrative pages that we use to review and vote on submissions, track tags, our “admin” pool (where we store over 4000 of your photos for possible publication on Lensblr) and our custom queue are all down.
The good news is that today, we found out that we are pretty cool and resilient under extreme pressure and we are going to continue to publish your work and advocate for existing and emerging Original Photographers until our system is repaired. As we get the hang of this, we will be publishing slightly fewer photographs per day and our presentation may not be as pretty as we will be using the dash queue and it is not as easy or intuitive as our custom queue.
How will we find you? Since you can’t submit all we can do is monitor tags on your posts and periodically check the work of our members and others that we follow. You can increase your chances of being seen and published by properly tagging your photographs and posting only your best work! Although everything else at Lensblr may not be working, our eye for what constitutes great photography is still very much intact!
- Make sure your posts are tagged with at least one of the following:
Lensblr (the most important one if you only use one of these).
Photographers on Tumblr
Don’t blitz post! Since we no longer have a place to store your work if we don’t use it the day you post it we probably won’t ever see it again. Space your posts out as much as you possibly can.
The up side of this is that we will be posting work more quickly, sometimes immediately, and we now can publish photosets because we are free from the constraints of our system.
How long will the system be down? We don’t know the answer to that yet but I can assure you that we will let you know the moment we are back to normal and you can always contact us via our “ask” box and our email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor in Chief, and the entire Lensblr Family