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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:54 pm

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What do you mean by "slide a picture in"? This may be something I haven't learned yet! :)

And you don't have to mess with FILE tags and remember which number is which.
Judy, here is my desktop. I find I can slide the picture from there to this box..........it works without ticking all those boxes........but it does have the ATTACHMENTS label at the top. I will slide it over here to show you. It is very fast and simple to do. S'caps go into there in the order you slide them over in. I use this kind of thing in my personal email program all the time.
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:08 pm

Neat! And a lovely picture, too!

I don't think I ever slide anything anywhere - tried way back when, but sometimes files are copied and sometimes they're moved, and I sort of gave up on it. My s'caps go to a folder, and I click Browse and they're usually the top pictures there - so for me it's quick - but I can see how this would work better for you. I don't remember seeing any way to turn off the Attachments label, but I'll take a look.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:22 pm

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Neat! And a lovely picture, too!

I don't think I ever slide anything anywhere - tried way back when, but sometimes files are copied and sometimes they're moved, and I sort of gave up on it. My s'caps go to a folder, and I click Browse and they're usually the top pictures there - so for me it's quick - but I can see how this would work better for you. I don't remember seeing any way to turn off the Attachments label, but I'll take a look.
That would be wonderful if we could get rid of the "Attachments" label...........a very simple way to post s'caps and I think the other Delta zoomers are doing that.

So my question is............how important is it to try to post s'caps without the Attachments label showing?
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:44 pm

I see no problem with having the Attachments label, Jean.

I didn't see any option to remove it in the settings, so we'd need to tweak the software - and that might be possible - but not until we get everything else up and running.

If the Attachments label is a problem for people, please remind me in a couple of weeks, and I'll see if I can take a look at the code and figure how to remove it - phpBB has a good support forum, and I can generally find instructions for doing almost everything I've wanted to do.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:25 pm

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I see no problem with having the Attachments label, Jean.

I didn't see any option to remove it in the settings, so we'd need to tweak the software - and that might be possible - but not until we get everything else up and running.

If the Attachments label is a problem for people, please remind me in a couple of weeks, and I'll see if I can take a look at the code and figure how to remove it - phpBB has a good support forum, and I can generally find instructions for doing almost everything I've wanted to do.
Thanks Judy, I personally don't have a big issue with the Attachment label............but I know it looks cleaner without it. FYI........here is the message that comes up when you click on "attachments" when you are posting something:
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:27 pm

Jean wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:25 pm
FYI........here is the message that comes up when you click on "attachments" when you are posting something:
Thanks, Jean - I think I need to slow down and read things a bit more carefully! :oops2:

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:54 pm

I am having the attachment problem also-- it seems because when you hit the insert image icon above all you get is the [img's] & no where to go to your computer to get the address/file of the photo you would have to know it and copy & paste ?- which is why I
used attachment below - then it gives you add files box & goes to your computer but it has to be over 500 by 500 to not get the word attachment on photo {if mine are close I increase them to at least 500 both ways}
& then you have to click on place inline too or lose it--I am going to go look how to put on photos using icon above
all I get from insert image above is [img]s {3rd icon from the right} is this how others are doing it I just started a few hours ago doing it
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by amd » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:35 pm

let's see if I can do this.... :fonz: here goes....
6:43 pm Berry nest, raining
-- little B's head peeking out and is over Ma Berry's left foot
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added --- Yay! success! Really neat! Thanks JudyB for pointing me in the right direction regarding the signature line!!
I am so rusty....lol!!
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:43 pm

viewtopic.php?f=52&p=1114#p1114
^wonder how you did that? mine above link was less than 500 up & down like your's but I got the attachment on it & then I also got it on my previous post until I started an attachment just to get the address and then copied & pasted it in my img 's and somehow the attachment like right above went away {in my previous post}
but here it is again using just attachment
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by gemini » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:02 pm

Queenie, I sent you a PM - you are close!
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by queenie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:13 pm

I answered it thanks so much Gemini!
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Re: Test s'cap

Post by Kitcat11848 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:42 pm

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:28 pm

Trying to post Eaglewoman's photo
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One of my photos - 713 KB (forum should allow up to 999) (note - we used a cropped version of this - I'm posting it only because it's between 500 and 1000 KB - Chelsea's a lovely cat, but the setting's a mess!)

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That worked.

Trying one that's 1.69 MB (which shouldn't work at current settings) - and it doesn't.

According to the settings on the old forum, attachments appeared to be limited to 512 KB (.5 MB) - but they weren't. So I'm off to raise the settings here.

And here's a very large picture of Chelsea Girl that I was able to post on the old forum:
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And it took a l-o-n-g time to load - but it loaded.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:35 pm

Love the pictures of Chelsea Girl Judy..she is so photogenic... :)

Trying PNG full screen capture

No Luck..... said it was too big .. no size mentioned..
Here it is converted JPEG
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Tried the png one again and it loaded at 1.7MB
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Will try another PNG
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and it went through at 1.4 MB

Will see what tomorrow will bring when I try to post a png s'cap on the nest threads.. ..... :)
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:56 am

Have a question about the new forum site searching on the Internet. I attempted to show my students the new site by simply doing a search for the Hancock Wildlife forum. I tried several different combinations but no luck. The old site kept coming up. I was able to go to an email Jean sent to me to get the "absolute address" with the https: address. When will the new forum site be "searchable?"

Thanks so much and certainly enjoying the new posting procedures and the feel of the new site. Appreciate all the hard work put into making this so enjoyable.
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by gemini » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:16 am

Sandy, I think the new forum is searchable under:

http://forum.hancockwildlife.org/

I just found it using google. (the word forum in front of the usual link is the change) Eventually the link may change back but for now it should work. Be sure and check the link under the Hancock name that comes up.
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Re: Test s'cap

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Pauljk » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Visitor on the DC nest yesterday. It seemed to make itself at home for a while till MrP performed an eviction. Here's the video of that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyafYiC ... e=youtu.be.
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:19 pm

Dunrovin nest practice time, :mihihi:

Tuesday, March 6th 2018


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early evening activities from the Redwing Blackbirds

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by rainna4 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:18 am

Giving this a try......
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by rainna4 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:40 am

1- Picture of Eagle Nest 3 blocks from my house from 2017 season

2- Turkey visiting the "cats in the window" from fall of 2017

3 - Osprey visit this spring on the raised bed garden, came in for it's close-up! What a treat that
was, right in my back yard!

Just to mention, lots of activity at the eagles nest right now. Dennis and I were watching two weeks ago and it had what I suspect due to it's size a very large female intruder and it's mate try and seize the nest from the local pair. I have to wonder if the nest female is laying on eggs because she stayed right in the nest, while her mate spared with the male intruder, then to add to it, a juvie arrived and joined in chasing the male intruder away, hum maybe a previous family member? We do have many eagles stay year around in this area due to the Fox River never freezing over, this is an active area for the eagle population. Both local male and juvie had to come back around and chase the very large female off the top of the tree branch and it took about 3 swipes at her to get her to leave! Was such a thrilling moment and many pictures are still on my cell phone. When it was all done both the local male and juvie flew right over the top of us. We were across the street in a business parking lot with the scope on the tri-pod viewing this entire event. The local pair have been in this nest for over 5 years now and are successful at raising 2 or 3 offsprings! What a treat this day held for us.

Opps, don't know what happened with the Osprey Pic??
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:38 pm

Great picture!

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Marg » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:56 pm

How big is this picture? Seems to take it....... Ma or Pa in the nest!
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:50 am

Marg wrote:
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How big is this picture? Seems to take it....... Ma or Pa in the nest!

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It's almost 2 MB, Marg. If you edit your post and click the attachment tab, it will show you the size of the attached image:
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And I just noticed when I was adding the image above, it shows you the size as soon as you've added it.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Marg » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:42 am

JudyB wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:50 am
Marg wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:56 pm
How big is this picture? Seems to take it....... Ma or Pa in the nest!

Stal nest - 1.jpg
It's almost 2 MB, Marg. If you edit your post and click the attachment tab, it will show you the size of the attached image:

20180319_001.jpg


And I just noticed when I was adding the image above, it shows you the size as soon as you've added it.
Thanks Judy I did see that and it took it so I assume it's o.k. still don't know the pixels.....
I've also seen a green "tick".
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:46 am

Marg wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:42 am

Thanks Judy I did see that and it took it so I assume it's o.k. still don't know the pixels.....
I've also seen a green "tick".
I'm guessing it's 4000x3000, Marg - it's much bigger than will fit on my monitor, which is 1920x1080.

That's the size my camera takes before I reduce them.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Marg » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:57 am

JudyB wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:46 am
Marg wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:42 am

Thanks Judy I did see that and it took it so I assume it's o.k. still don't know the pixels.....
I've also seen a green "tick".
I'm guessing it's 4000x3000, Marg - it's much bigger than will fit on my monitor, which is 1920x1080.

That's the size my camera takes before I reduce them.
I guess then that every picture I take I will need to reduce the size even if the forum took the picture.....why would it accept the picture? :dunno: If I take a screenshot of the HWF cams I can post those with no problem.....

Added: I have checked with other ground obs. pictures and they seem similar to the ones I've posted.
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Re: Practice Thread

Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:52 pm

It's not required that you make your pictures smaller, Marg - after hearing from some of the ground observers, we raised the size limits so you and the other photographers could post pictures like that without editing them.

We also suggest that when there's time and if folks have editing software, making the images somewhat smaller - like 2000x1500 pixels - will produce a picture that's at least full screen on most monitors, and save quite a bit of space on the giant hard drives where the forum lives.

The old forum had something that did that automatically, and we may add something similar here eventually - but for now we're trying to make sure everyone can share their photos with as little hassle as possible.

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Re: Practice Thread

Post by Marg » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:29 am

Thanks for your reply JudyB.
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