The FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions, contains a list of questions and answers that users of OMHPS might be looking for. If your question is not answered on this page, you can contact us using the information on the About page.
Q: Why do my horses need to be approved/what does it mean when it says my horse is unapproved?
A: When you upload a horse for the first time, it must be manually reviewed and approved before it can enter competitions. The purpose for this is to prevent spammers or other ill-intentioned persons from uploading and spreading mature, non-horse related images on the site, such as images including nudity or gore. This is to protect both our user base from encountering such images and also as a liability measure for our servers. Once your horse has been approved, it does not need to be approved again. Approvals usually happen within 24 hours of upload.
Q: My horse is a purebred [insert breed here], but this "Other breeds" class showed up in its eligible classes. Is this a glitch?
A: No, that isn't a glitch. With the way our system works, a class has a list of breeds that are allowed to join. If your horse has one of the breeds on that list, it will show up in its eligible classes. Any "other pure/part" type classes allow all breeds, since a horse can be part-bred with anything. As a result, they show up in your eligible classes. Some classes are marked as "crossbreeds only," meaning that only horses that have at least two set breeds can enter them. This helps reduce the amount of similar type classes showing up in your purebred horse's eligible classes.
Q: I don't see this particular breed on the breed list. Can it be added?
A: Yes. If there is a particular breed you are not finding on our breed list, please email us at email@example.com so we can add it. Be sure to look for other names the breed may have first before submitting a breed addition, as it may be on the list in another name.
Q: Will there be performance showing on OMHPS/how do I upload a performance entry?
A: We are working on the performance, workmanship, and collectibility showing system, which will be a bit different than the breed showing system but integrate with it seamlessly. It is a work in progress but will be unveiled at a later date - just sit tight!
Q: Why do you ask for my address on the profile page?
A: You do not have to enter your address into the profile page. The address field is there for people that want to receive real prizes, should the shows they enter offer them. Your address is not visible on your public profile.
Q: I have an issue with how this class was judged. Who do I talk to about this?
A: First and foremost, you should talk with the judge or the show host. If the show host is OMHPS, you can reach us directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is a user or organization hosted show, the username of the person running the show should be listed. You can email them by visiting their forum profile (linked on their main profile) and clicking "Send this user an e-mail." You can also send them a private message on the forum. If the issue is not resolved and you suspect something along the lines of bias or cheating, you can email us at the aforementioned address and we can try to help mediate. However, keep in mind that shows are run at the show host and judges' discretion - ultimately, it is their opinion that matters most in the end.
Q: What are the Top Standings and how do they work?
A: Horses receive points for winning high placings. Those points are calculated by the programming behind the site and reflect in what horses are at the top. The more high placings, the more points, the higher it ranks. This is mostly for fun and later we will add a scoreboard page that shows individual rankings (such as the top horses of a specific breed)
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