Back to this issue which has kinda been set aside the last few months. My users cannot find their photos and it appears the vbGallery import hosed everything. Too many new things have been added to go back now.
1. The owners of albums were mostly incorrect. I have corrected most of these using Manage Albums, opening the album to see who uploaded the photos and setting the owner. This is nearly resolved presuming changing the owner isn't going to have some unintended consequences.
2. Despite reading several threads on the issue, I still do not get the difference between Member Albums and Member Galleries. More specifically, why there needs to be two types. Seems an album would be a subset of a gallery. Nevertheless, the issue is that my member albums/galleries are mingled. I just want them all one or the other.
Example, if I go to Member Galleries or Member Albums and click a letter:
Reefhound appears under Galleries
Sushi Boy appears under Albums
Smoochy appears under both
How can I move one to the other? I didn't notice any method under Admin or any fields in the database.
3. Finally, we have Categories for public folders where anyone can upload to, and Member albums/galleries intended for just that member. Well somehow some of our public categories got converted into albums. Example:
>2008 CHUM Meeting pics
>2006 Meeting pics
>Xmas Party 2006 (oops, not here, it's an album)
So in the database, I can tediously change the fields in Xmas Party 2006, change cattype from "a" to "c", check/uncheck the proper fields, assign the parent, and add id to children of 2006 Events. And it works. Takes me 15 minutes each and there are dozens. Is there an administrative way to change an album to a category?
I can PM you more data if needed. Site URL, test user/pwd with Gallery admin rights, host logins if you need to see my database (it's separate from the vbulletin database).