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In my "dog park" gallery, I have a little over 200 pictures of dogs taken at my local off-leash dog park:
http://pics.livejournal.com/matrices/gallery/00005860

Just recently ALL of the pictures got randomly shuffled for no apparent reason. It was after I had done a recent upload, and the images did not appear at the end of my gallery (keeping them in order) .. I found them mixed in, every other picture, but some stayed in order, some didn't, and some relocated to the beginning of the gallery when they were in the middle.
A good example is here:
http://pics.livejournal.com/matrices/gallery/00005860?page=4
Starting with the first picture of the husky pup, every other picture after that is new (uploaded just today, but dated/taken March 9th) and the pictures of the black dog with the adult husky and others inbetween are old, uploaded at least a month ago, but dated/taken March 28th 2004. I put the date taken on each of my pictures. But I have not found an apparent reason why my images keep reshuffling themselves.

I've been using the fotobilder client to upload them to "unsorted" and then describing them and uploading them from there, and haven't done anything different recently to knowingly warrant such a seemingly random reshuffling of all my images.

Since these are new uploads, shouldn't they appear at the "last" pages?
Is there a way to make them appear in the order I uploaded them again without risk of the annoying reshuffling? Its honestly rather frustrating to have the new images appear shuffled in with the old.

To someone who is looking for their picture of their dog, and has already gone through the gallery last time, but looking for new images, will have a very hard time finding it without going through the gallery again from the beginning, when you used to just be able to push "last" and view the pictures "last uploaded" and go backwards.

Sorry if I'm a little confusing with my descriptions, I'll try to clarify if you need more information.
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From:xevinx
Date:March 15th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
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I had the same issue, but I only use the web upload interface.

I will note that I had at one point modified the order manually. Before I did that, I had never noticed any shuffling of uploaded images. Just in case that is of importance.
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From:xevinx
Date:March 15th, 2005 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Also, an option to reverse the sort by latest upload by defaut would be nice.
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From:janinedog
Date:March 15th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
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I'm not sure if this is related, but I've noticed that if you upload 10 pictures at a time (using the web upload form), the tenth picture always ends up as the second picture in that group of ten. So if you upload these pics:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Then afterwards, they're sorted like this:

1 0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

I always end up fixing it manually. Not sure why it does that, but it always happens if you upload 10 pictures.
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From:flashfire
Date:March 15th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Yep. Easiest way for me to get around that is just to upload 9 at a time.
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From:mahlon
Date:March 15th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
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Some part of our sorts must be doing string instead of numeric comparisons.

I'll take a look into this.
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From:enchylatta
Date:March 15th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
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i don't know how to correct your problem but i wanted to say that i really enjoyed looking at all those dog pictures - my three big kids would love to go to some place like that.
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From:matrices
Date:March 15th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)

Update; Still buggy, but this additional info may help.

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As an update, since I can't seem to edit my message, when I visit the [Text & Security] page of my gallery to change the description of one of the pictures, I choose picture size "Small" and page size "100" to find it... and noticed that it WILL reshuffle my images again when I just /view/ the page. Even though I decided not to change the description (it didn't reflect as saved when I viewed the image after I left the page, but the page order DID reshuffle again)

There's still no explaination why it does that, or why when I upload new pictures they are shuffled in with the old.

As you may have already noticed, the pictures have been reshuffled AGAIN without my intention, just because I viewed the [Text & Security] page and tried to view more pictures at a time, without intentionally saving it by pushing the save buttons, the only button I chose was "Switch" which must mean "reshuffle" x_x ...

So the 4th page no longer reflects the "every other picture is newly uploaded" example anylonger.
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From:whitaker
Date:March 16th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the report! This is definitely a software problem, so we'll investigate it and try to get it fixed asap. I know how annoying it is to have a large gallery carefully ordered then get it all mixed up. :-/
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From:veryboring2006
Date:March 23rd, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
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hi u don't know me, but your dog is really cute!! i have a lab/chow mix, and his name is Landon. just wanted to tell you how cute your doggy was! =D
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