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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:35 am

I trimmed a little off each side to make it 90 pixels wide:
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And I'll add it to your profile in a minute.

Added - how's that?

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by SueB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi Everyone, I have a question about file attachments. I noticed in the practice area that when I add a full screen shot attachment that the file name does not show on the post, but when I take a snip of the screen it does show the file name. Is there a way to remove the file name?

EDITED: I am not sure if this is why the file name was included for the one snip, but I noticed that when I do a snip of the Delta embedded cam that it did not include the file name, but when I did a snip of the Stewards Trio cam it included the file name, which shows it comes from the Stewards cam. Is this for copyright purposes?

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:33 pm

Hi Sue - and welcome!

It's a quirk in the forum software that's supposed to be fixed in the next release (I hope) - if you attach a screenshot or photo that's more than 500 pixels wide, the software creates a clickable thumbnail to put in the post - and neither the thumbnail nor the larger version you get when you click show the photo info.

However - if you attach an image that's 500 pixels or less in width, the original image goes into the post - and it comes with a line of text underneath it.

When possible - I'd recommend making your snips at least 501 pixels wide - not an elegant solution, but it will get rid of the photo data that shows up on screen with smaller images.

Once we get more things done, I'll see if there's a way to edit the software to change that - but that may not happen in the next few days. :)

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:34 pm

When we are setting up our threads will a link to the previous years to the old forum work?
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 pm

Marg wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:34 pm
When we are setting up our threads will a link to the previous years to the old forum work?
I'm hoping we'll be able to make them work, Marg - so please do add a link.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by sassyk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:56 pm

I've set up 2 new threads here on the new forum and have added pictures. I see all the photos when I log in on my PC but they aren't there when I log in using my iPad. I asked the question previously if the new forum would work with all web browsers and would like to know if anyone else is having the same problem. I'm using Firefox on my PC and Safari on my iPad.

Also, when I set up the new threads here, I was able to add links to the previous years threads but wasn't able to access the threads in the older forum we had before the current one we have been using.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:59 pm

Kay, I can see your photos at Oak Bay and Saxe Pt using my iPad. I am using Safari.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by sassyk » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:42 pm

jkr Judy thanks for letting me know. My iPad is ancient so the operating system might be too outdated :dunno:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by SueB » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:10 am

Thanks JudyB for your answer on attachments. One other question that came up while I was practicing is that there is a requirement to add text in the body of the post, even if it is only 1 character. There are times when I will post s'caps and come back later to add my dialogue when I am busy moving the cam and trying to track down Ma & Pa. Is this something that will change?

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by gemini » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:03 am

Hi Sue,


No text required - I just posted two photos without text. I think the problem is you need to place your scap "inline". Place your cursor where you want your scap and click "place in line" next to where you added your file at the bottom of the post.

This may help better than my explanation! :)

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:28 am

sassyk wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:56 pm

Also, when I set up the new threads here, I was able to add links to the previous years threads but wasn't able to access the threads in the older forum we had before the current one we have been using.
Our original 2006-2010 forum is currently off-line. We are hoping that once we finish transitioning to this forum and the new website that David Hathaway and Myles are working on, and archive our current website and forum, we'll be able to have the tech team move the first forum to an archive area that we can access. But I'm afraid that will be the last step in the process, and I have no idea when that might happen.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by Marg » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:31 am

Thanks JudyB I will add the links to previous years. :D
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by sassyk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:56 am

Thanks for the info JudyB. I'm happy to know that the links to the 'old forum' that I have added to the threads I have set up here will eventually work :woohoo: Otherwise, I would remove them.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by sassyk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:02 am

jkr wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Kay, I can see your photos at Oak Bay and Saxe Pt using my iPad. I am using Safari.
Judy what I see on my iPad is little square boxes. When I click on the little boxes the photos open, then I can see them. However, it would be nice to see them showing within the post. I don't have that problem with the current forum we have been using.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Kay, I don't get the little square boxes that you speak of. Your photos open the same on my iPad as they do on my computer. Have you updated your iPad software ?

You could try the following:

On your iPad tap Settings in the Home screen then tap Safari. Clear the Cookies / Cache and History.
Restart your iPad.
And Settings / Safari. Make sure JavaScript is turned ON.

If that doesn't work, does your iPad has enough memory to actually load photos ?

The old forum is outdated software and since this is newer software it is possible your iPad isn't current enough for all the features. Other than that I really don't have any more answers for you. :(
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Post by sassyk » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks Judy(jkr). Unfortunately it didn't work. I'm sure it's because my iPad is too old and I haven't updated the operating system. It's probably not worth it now; I'll just have to get a new one :D
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by SueB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:12 am

gemini wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:03 am
Hi Sue,


No text required - I just posted two photos without text. I think the problem is you need to place your scap "inline". Place your cursor where you want your scap and click "place in line" next to where you added your file at the bottom of the post.

This may help better than my explanation! :)

viewtopic.php?p=159#p159
Thanks Gemini, that helped out perfectly! Guess if I read the instructions I would have known that. A little ADD so I don't read much. Learn as I go.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by gemini » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:29 am

You're welcome Sue! You are not the only one finding things a little different! And don't ask how long it took for me to get on track!
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:57 am

Looking around the forum and seeing members' user names below their avatars, I'm assuming the color coding has something to do with each group/title. If I am correct about this, I have to say that I certainly don't like the pink; I would much prefer a blue :)
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:14 pm

sassyk wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:57 am
Looking around the forum and seeing members' user names below their avatars, I'm assuming the color coding has something to do with each group/title. If I am correct about this, I have to say that I certainly don't like the pink; I would much prefer a blue :)
You may be right, Kay - we picked the group colors before we switched from the generic light blue color scheme to this custom one that's more like the old forum, and I think it worked better there than it does here.

I may also make the green for Zoomers a bit darker - we do want people to be able to read the names, after all! :)

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Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:39 pm

Thanks JudyB that looks much better :thumlft:
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:36 pm

I just did "mark forums read," then refreshed my browser window, then went to Unread Topics and that was empty. When I tried New Posts, I got the 10 most recent posts - though I think sometimes I've had more than that.

I'll need to wait a bit for more folks to post before I can do any more testing.

And I agree it is different, and we're all trying to figure out some of these things.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:58 pm

Karen, the old - old forum is still on the WayBack Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20070118054 ... el.org:80/

EDIT --- apparently only the forum page is readable. Nothing else opens -- says it is not archived.
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:10 pm

If you keep trying different dates, you can find some of the threads that you can read at archive.com - but it's not a quick fix as a rule.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by jkr » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:05 am

Would Ken have the backup copy of our original phpBB forum ? I am almost certain I recall Richard mentioning to me that he had it backed up somewhere on a hard drive .
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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:19 am

jkr wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:05 am
Would Ken have the backup copy of our original phpBB forum ? I am almost certain I recall Richard mentioning to me that he had it backed up somewhere on a hard drive .
Ken says it's safely stored, and that he knows we don't want to lose anything, ever. :)

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Post by Sandy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:03 am

Hi Judy

I was wondering about my previous posts. When I had to log in again to be activated it started at #1. Is that correct or did I do something incorrect when I logged in.
Stupid question I know but heh. Always need to know if everything is okay.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 am

Hi Sandy - and that is correct. This is a totally new forum, linked to the other one only by our memories of the many eagles we've watched over the years.

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:45 pm

Judy.... I was told this" PNG " file was too big
I will send it by E-mail .. I dont know how big it is ..... it was a full scree capture on desk top.. and I can always converted it to JPEG

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Re: Please Post Your Questions Here

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:38 pm

JPG files are usually quite a bit smaller than PNG files - one of the reasons we didn't allow PNG files on the other forum.

I'd generally recommend that anyone who can easily convert to JPG and has time to do that (I know hatches don't wait while you open an editing program!) - use JPGs to save room on the server.

And if anyone can tell me how big a full screen PNG that won't allow you to attach it is - I'll make the size limit for attachments that big. :)

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