Originally Posted by JoeThaMan
I'm not sure whether you understood so i will clarify. When I was typing the original post and response my wife kept nagging me, so I may confused myself or maybe yourself when I was talking about the "Master Member Category"
This is what I wanted to do.
Create Separate Categories, one being a Member's Category, let's say Categories A through E, with A Being the Member's Gallery/Category
A (Member's Category)
So, that was what I was meaning by a "Member's Category", where members can create any sub-category they wanted, and a "Master Member's Category" that would show ALL of the images they have uploaded in all other categories, and possibly a "Master Category" that would show all images by all members.
Hope that helps.
Well to my understanding this is NOT the way vbgallery works!
Here is my understanding (and the way i have it setup)
You have public categories created by the Admin, where a regged user can upload pics...
They appear in that category only !
You have member category ( the one with A B C D E F G H .. etc..)
if a user uploads to member category, a category with the username will automatically be created.. and the pictures will go there..
Now (if enabled in ACP) a user can create his own categories he can manage.. (sub categories of his member category - the one with his username) he can configure
if only he is allowed to upload there..
or if others can also upload there..
he can password protect those images
he can manage those pictures in his created categories...
he becomes sort of mini-admin of the categories he created..
Such a category MUST be assigned to a user..
If the admin "Moves" a public category under a membercategory.. HE MUST assign it to a user.. (if not.. it will appear as "unregistered" - No user => unregistered) because the system cannot guess which member it is (It is that way, thats why its called Member categories.. they belong to 1 member each)
Imagine a "member category" where images go automatically like you want it.. AND the user password protects his category.. then you would have images in public categories that registered users cannot access.. and it would mixup the system.. because it would not know if the picture is password protected or not.. or/and the user would be upset because his secret pictures would suddenly appear in public.. etc.. etc..
Now if you want to see all things a user has uploaded.. there is a link at each picture: "show all of xy pictures" ... that goes to: http://yoursite.com/gallery/browseim...r&imageuser=XX
where XX is the userid of the member..
this will show all categories created by that member and all the images uploaded by that user (in all categories) (at least those that you have permission to view)
(in your case: http://www.turbo-owners.com/gallery/...er&imageuser=2
Hope that helps