Who Decides If An Answer Will Be Published?

Having explained as clearly as I could about a technical problem that I have, and waiting in eager anticipation for a possible solution;- it wasn't published!

I am much vexed. I dotted and crossed so?..; what's the problem?


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Z.. (author) 8 years ago
Thanks for this. I admit a lot of it is going over my head, but I had to do something that as a novice I could cope with. Because..; the day after I posted this, accessing My Pics became virtually impossible!

It was suddenly taking about 6 minutes for them to download. My comp. is 'frozen' during this period. I don't know the reason, and have not the expertize to technically sort it out.

I decided to use Search -> Pictures/Images/Photo. The whole box and dice was up in seconds inclusive of Webshots. I can 'set pic as desktop background' with no fuss at all.

I can't explain this technically seandogue, but I then set about deleting what Webshot data that I could-losing their pics at one point-so backing up a step- I no longer have their Webshots Desktop- which the tech' sites say is the thing that causes the automatic override of other source images I want  to put up as desktop wallpaper.

It's not ideal, because I've given up on 'cause', and just concentrated on 'effect' ! But  at least I've found a solution that works for this novice!

Thanks again for your advice.
Z.. (author) 8 years ago
I clicked on your link. Hells fire! there are a lot of peoples there!


Z.. (author) 8 years ago
Thank-you folks! (I was somewhat delayed because I had a fight with a large terracotta pot. It won. I have a broken ankle!)

seandogue, I gave your original answer Best Answer because this response (that I wanted to give BA to) did not have a Best Answer..er, window on it?

I haven't found a solution to Webshots dominance (I will try to get your advice to soak into my non-receptive brain. I have been privileged enough in my two careers to have nice folk to do the 'paperwork'. I am very much a novice at the 'inner workings').

BUT: I noticed that when I send an email, and want to insert an image, My Pictures come up in a flash! I can then browse, and put the selected pic as my Desktop image.

At least I can kick W's off fairly swiftly if I do not choose to show their image. 

Cancelling Webshots m'ship is easy...removing them from my system? Not easy at all.

I shall keep plugging away at any advice I can get through google. I loathe their tech' bullying.

PS: all my images are different sizes...; is that what you meant?

I'll contact admin,  though this suggests though that no-one selects questions to be shown;-it is done automatically??

Z.. (author) 8 years ago
Thanks for the responses.

I put up a question about my images/pictures, putting up a title, and then going into fairly lengthy detail about the problem/s. Lengthy, because I figured you'd need the detail to give possible solution/s.

That was 4 (5?), days ago, and nada. Given that this has been a technical thorn in my side for several months, I really did wait in eager anticipation.

I decided then to ask this question. I mean,- did someone decide it should not be put up. Who decides? On what criteria?
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Here 'tis:

I use my desktop as a 'picture gallery', changing the image daily. I have two sources for that: a) My Pictures (MP) - b) Webshots (W).

W dominates. It constantly overrides the desktop image from the desktop when it comes from MP, replacing it with the last W image that was there. 'tis damned annoying! I have around 800 images in both W and MP. I would like to keep them.

1) Is there ANY way I can hold onto my W images, but sever ties with W? Clearly their system is causing the override. Any way to do this.

My Pictures: these used to -  (download??----on a scale of 1 to 10 I would have a level 6/7 computer skill) - 'show up' (!) within 2 or 3 seconds.
They got slower and slower. I know it is not their volume, because some time back they suddenly reverted to showing very fast again ( I think the comp had a little hiccup at the time. I'm not sure). Then back to slow (about 1m 30 s to download). I had an unknown and quickly resolved 'glitch' on my computer about 10 days ago. They came right back to speed. It was great!!

Then I defragged. Back to slow.

2) ANY theories about this?
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General info: Windows XP/Avast/Spyware Blaster.



Windows saves the current desktop image in a temporary folder somewhere! SPIES!!!
Re-design Z..8 years ago
REpost is under the correct title and see if it makes its way thru th system this time.  A few weeks back there was a hickup in the system and about 2 dozen questions didn't get posted until several days passed. 
I've noticed it takes around a half hour for questions to appear to the general public. But sometimes one will slip through the cracks for some weird reason. I think it is more likely if you've asked a question already that day.
orksecurity8 years ago
Answers appear if someone posts an answer. If nobody happens to have the answer you're looking for...
Not true.  Usually the first five or six Questions on the "recent" page have zero answers, because they have just been posted.
Re-design8 years ago
Is this about you pictures question?

I can't even find where that question was even published.