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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 09:41:11 PM »
So I'm guessing that if I delete the photo from Photobucket, it will disappear from the forum?


Sooner or later I'm going to run out of room in Photobucket and will have to consider deleting some of the photos I've uploaded. I guess I'll have to try and remember which ones are linked to forum posts!

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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 09:54:27 PM »
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 just get yourself another email address and get another photofeckit account , I have 2 in different names and email addresses
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 10:34:24 PM »
Fair enough.


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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2013, 08:04:04 PM »
I have been looking into the problem of pictures straying across threads, the most recent one being 2 members uploaded pictures called  007.jpg and the later upload overwrote the earlier one on a different post , so if you rename your pictures with an exclusive name that no one else is likely to use then the problem should not occur 
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 07:55:44 AM »
It should not really do that Merv. On my server, SMF renames the picture in sequence as they are uploaded so everyone has a different number. I think its the thumbnails that somehow show in posts with the same name that seem to do this and I will try and workout why. The images loaded inline as normal size do not seem to do this ? Its very rare by the way as there are now over 30,000 images on the server !

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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 08:30:43 AM »
right o  Barrie, seems logical to me that is what happened though in this case 
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2013, 12:37:40 AM »
I've been tortured trying to upload pictures into a post instead of linking from Photobucket but nothing happens and there is no preview of any pictures, only the text.
The pictures are re-sized for forum use but I get nothing in the composition box showing that I have been successful and the preview does not show anything either.
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2013, 09:11:43 AM »
I've been tortured trying to upload pictures into a post instead of linking from Photobucket but nothing happens and there is no preview of any pictures, only the text.
The pictures are re-sized for forum use but I get nothing in the composition box showing that I have been successful and the preview does not show anything either.

Sounds like you are doing everything right so just to clarify : if you attach an image in a post from your computer you cannot see it in the "preview" section as it is still on your computer. The software only uploads it to the forum when you physically make the post. All you can see in the preview section is the placeholder and text where the image will appear. If you are using a third party image hosting such as Photobucket you are able to view it in the "preview" section as it is already uploaded. Hope that makes sense ?
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2013, 06:20:02 PM »
Right, so the issue is you can't preview it because it has not been uploaded, that makes sense, I was used to seeing the preview with a linked picture and thought it was broken in some fashion and did not actually post anything as I thought the pictures were not attached. Will give it another go.
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2013, 07:34:54 PM »
Thats correct. Just attach the images and post and they will then appear. Its designed to stop people uploading pictures but not actually going through with the post for whatever reason ? It saves overload of images on the server as we are approaching 50,000 now !
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2013, 09:43:27 PM »
Normally my pictures will be linked to Photobucket, just occasionally I have some "throwaway" pictures of stuff so that's what this was about. Sorry to clutter up the forum but it is only now and again.
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2013, 10:32:21 PM »
You are not "cluttering up the forum" ! Its better if your images are on our server as photobucket/facebook can pull the plug anytime. Send as many as you want until we say "she canna take any more Captain"
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2013, 10:43:01 AM »
when I add an img to a post and put any of the photobucket links (don't matter which none of em work) in preview I see nothing only text.
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Re: Uploading pictures to the new forum
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2013, 10:57:38 AM »
but now it works!!! think i'd copied and pasted the links from the 2 stroke forum and they are a different format to those on here and it messed up even when I altered them to suit this forum. all sorted now ta!!
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Re: Uploading Pictures
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2014, 08:20:18 PM »
FYI I still use Photobucket because for some reason, the forum doesn't seem to mind what the file size is when taking photos from there.


I upload the full size image to Photobucket and then paste in the link to my forum posts. I never have to shrink the file.


Hi guys. Sorry to re-visit an old thread but I thought it'd be better than starting a new one on the same subject.

I use Photobucket too and before the forum change used to shrink all my pics down 1 size (1024 x 768 to 800 x 600) and they fitted the screen nicely without having to use a toolbar to see the sides of each pic.

It seems that on the new forum this needs to come down a bit further.

I'll do a test here and put them on in stages to see what fits best

full size


800 x 600


600 x 450


400 x 300


200 x 150

Slight problem is that Photobucket used to have a set of pre-set sizes and 800 x 600 was called '15" screen' which must've been for forums or something. They don't have the pre-set ones now so the ones I have used are a bit random but the proportions are kept the same by Photobucket.
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