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Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by hwf-admin » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:30 pm

Added by JudyB - I've renamed this, and am thinking of using it while we try various things - then it goes poof!

This is an example post in your phpBB3 installation. Everything seems to be working. You may delete this post if you like and continue to set up your board. During the installation process your first category and your first forum are assigned an appropriate set of permissions for the predefined usergroups administrators, bots, global moderators, guests, registered users and registered COPPA users. If you also choose to delete your first category and your first forum, do not forget to assign permissions for all these usergroups for all new categories and forums you create. It is recommended to rename your first category and your first forum and copy permissions from these while creating new categories and forums. Have fun!

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Re: Welcome to phpBB3

Post by Pat B » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Hello everybody
I have just arrived - anything I can do to help?
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Re: Welcome to phpBB3

Post by gemini » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:31 pm

Hi Pat, I sent you a PM. Can you pick it up??

Try sending one! I had to post 3 times before I was allowed to send a PM!
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Re: Welcome to phpBB3

Post by JudyB » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:00 pm

Hi Pat and gemini - I just turned off the requirement for three posts before you could do some things - we can rethink it later once most of the current members have moved over and we are getting actual new members.

Pat - we'll have you an admin soon - testing some things to see who can do what. Stay tuned! :)

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Re: Welcome to phpBB3

Post by Pat B » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Sorry - I picked up what should have been a pm - but it is empty!
Will try to send one!
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Re: Welcome to phpBB3

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:35 am

Attaching a picture
20180108_006.jpg

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB2 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Trying a post by one of my test people.

OK - JudyB2 is a Forum Assistant - why isn't her name showing up in the FA color??

Ah-ha! I forgot to make it the default group for JudyB2 - so the name was showing the Registered User color of blue.

Mystery solved!
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Photo uploaded to phpBB board:

Original size of photo: 4000px x 2248px; file size: 4.15mb
Resized (in my editing program) to: 1250px x 702px; file size: 239kb; (can be compressed to lesser kb)
Thumbnail size (resized by phpBB board when uploading to post): 500px x 281px; file size: 74.69kb
Clicked version: 1250px × 702px File size: 222.63 kb
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm

Testing Ful Screen Scaps

Original size of "full screen" shot taken from Delta2 cam on new Website;
2160px x 1207px; File size: 367.8kb. (after changing from PNG to jpg)

When the Original "full screen" shot was uploaded to current HWF forum (it was accepted with no further editing to the size) the resulting image size was:
Thumbnail size: 499px x 279px; File size: 30.46kb

When clicked to full screen, the size changed to: 1280px x 715px; File size:130.98kb

View results here: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/vi ... 56#1051456

Tried to upload Original "full screen" shot, size: 2160px x 1207px; File size: 367.8kb to phpBB board and got:

Error
File too large: Delta2 .jpg

Went back to my editing program and resized the image File size to 252.1kb, under the maximum file size of 256kb currently set for the board, using the compression option. (I made no changes to height/width)

I then Uploaded the resized image to the phpBB board and the resulting thumbnail image size was: 499px x 279px; File size: 33.54kb

When clicked to full screen, the size changed to: 2160px × 1207px; (height and width reverted to the same as the Original "full screen" size) but the File size changed to: 246.51kb
Delta 2b.jpg
Interesting observation: to get the data for the thumbnail image, I right clicked on the image and used the info under the Media tab. When I right clicked the version of the image that had been enlarged, the Media tab didn't have any data so I used the info under the General tab which did. I am wondering now if I am comparing apples and oranges! :roll:
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:12 am

A scap 500px or less has "HM9jpg.jpg (25.57 KiB) Not viewed yet" attached to it on the bottom of the scap. (Each time I edit the post the number of times viewed increases)

Definitely a real pain! At least to me it is!

see here viewtopic.php?p=65#p65



(501px x 286px)

HM8jpg.jpg

(500px x 285px)

HM9jpg.jpg
HM9jpg.jpg (25.57 KiB) Viewed 2048 times

(449px x 284px)

HM10.jpg
HM10.jpg (25.9 KiB) Viewed 2048 times
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:54 am

d2.jpg

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d2a.jpg (11.58 KiB) Viewed 2041 times
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by jkr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 am

screenshot_28.jpg
Trying out an attachment without resizing it.
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB2 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:35 pm

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Now that David Hathaway has installed the update (Thanks, David!), I have again tried changing the settings so that only images 600x600 and smaller can be posted using IMG tags - and if I'm really lucky here, bigger ones will get a clickable link!

My 600px wide test image
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And my 700px wide test image
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And that obviously didn't work - back to turn off the part about showing bigger images as links.

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:41 pm

I've changed the maximum to 500 px - and am using a fresh post. This worked as I expected on WildlifeCamWatch after I updated that.

A 600 px wide picture
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Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Next thought - I was online while David updated the forum. I'm going to close all browser windows and try again.

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:10 pm

I'm an idiot - I made the change in the wrong place.

I have now made the change in the right place, and unfortunately we're back to the behavior we were experiencing before the update:
20180113_003.jpg
20180113_003.jpg (7.88 KiB) Viewed 2009 times
David said he had some issues with the update, so I suppose something might not have loaded, though it says everything is up to date. I'll mention it to him in case he has an idea of something he could re-upload, but for now I'll turn off the limit on height and width for pictures using IMG tags.

This should let us add images (this is 600 px wide, though there is no restriction now)
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And we can add this to the "things to deal with later" list. :twisted:

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:54 pm

The maximum size for photos added as attachments is fairly small - given the number of photographers who post here, we may need to change that.

Added - Judy, did you use "place inline" for your photo? If not, maybe the attachments all appear at the end with a heading - haven't tried that yet.

Attachment inline:
20180113_004.jpg
And now I'll add two pictures of an eagle on a snowy nest, not "place inline"
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20180110_003.jpg
20180110_001.jpg

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by jkr » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:59 pm

You are right --- I did not use the "place inline" . Good to know I screwed up. :lol:
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Right now, the maximum size for a file being added as an attachment is 256 KB - which is probably big enough for most screenshots, but my photos I take with my camera are around 3 MB (3000 KB) before I edit them - and the 1280x960 size ones I post on my website and Facebook can be 300 KB.

Added - you didn't screw up, Judy - you provided additional information for the how-to we haven't written yet! :lol:

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:29 am

attaching pictures
The attachment 20180116_003.jpg is no longer available
The attachment 20180116_004.jpg is no longer available
20180116_003.jpg

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:31 am

after I added my pictures
20180117_001.jpg

after I clicked preview
20180117_002.jpg

Very strange - and confirms what gemini has been seeing.

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:15 pm

David Hathaway has installed the patch - so let's see if we can now preview and edit posts with attachments.
20180121_005.jpg
20180121_003.jpg
20180119_003.jpg

Added - all three attachments still there after using Preview. And now I'm editing the post.

And they are still there - hooray! Thank you, David!

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:07 pm

Testing new Center code.

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by gemini » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:12 pm

Trying out a site map of sorts.

Category
Forum
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Volunteer Work Area
.....Admin Work Area
...........Admin Questions and Answers
...........Tech Stuff Done to set up forum
...........Things to Look Into When We Have Time
...........Admin How-To
...........Notes for David Hathaway
.....Forum Support Team Work Area
.....Zoomer Work Area

Welcome to the New Forum
.....Welcome and Helpful Hints
...........Intro to the New Forum!
...........Some Helpful Hints
...........Temporary Thread for Testing
...........Please Post Your Questions Here
.....Technical Help
.....Practice Area
.....Request a New Thread

HWF Community Information
.....H.W.F. Forum News
.....H.W.F. Social Events
.....Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
.....Outreach and Fundraising - Members Only
.....Hancock's Comments From The Field

Hancock Live Web Cameras
.....Delta #2 ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
.....Harrison Mills ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
.....Lafarge ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
..........Lafarge 2017/2018 Eagle Nest Discussion/Scaps/videos
..........Lafarge Nest Neighborhood & More!
.....White Rock ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
.....Chehalis - Harrison Hatchery

Featured Cameras Hosted by Others
.....South African Black Eagle Nest
.....Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle
.....South African Eagle Owls in Potted Plant Stand

Eagle Nests Across North America - and the World
.....Eagles - General Information, Q & A's and in the News
.....Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
.....Other North American Eagle Cams
.....Other North American Nests with Ground Observers
.....Eagle Cams Outside North America
.....Other Eagle Pictures and Observations

Raptors Other than Eagles
.....Other Raptors -- Questions, Information and General Discussion
.....Falcons
.....Osprey
.....Owls
.....Other Raptors

Other Birds and Wildlife
.....Birds Other Than Raptors
.....Other Wildlife
.....Wildlife on the Trails, in Parks & Natural Areas
.....Pandas

Conservation and Wildlife News
.....Conservation
.....Planet Earth
.....Wildlife News

H.W.F. Goes Wild in the Schools
.....Teacher's Forum
.....School Classrooms
.....Classroom Resource Center

Relaxation and Chat Area
.....Garden Fence Chat
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:22 pm

Hooray!

I was wondering how in the world we'd do that - that's looking very good! And I like your suggestion about it being in its own little forum in the Welcome area/category, so people can find it easily.

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by purdychar » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:32 am

checking to see if avatar appears for purdychar

Okay, it worked!

Adding signature line it works too.
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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 pm

I like purdychar's avatar!

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:25 pm

Posting an image while I write a how-to. This is an eagle in Texas, who should be close to laying a second egg:
20180203_018.jpg

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by purdychar2 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:02 pm

testing the max size of an image in the signature line - this appears to be the largest. 250 px was rejected.
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249 px x 187 px, 46kb

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Re: Temporary Thread for Testing

Post by jwin36 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:49 am

First time posting a s'cap
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