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Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Beakster » Fri May 03, 2019 4:15 am

Hi guys,

I've just finished moving the forum to a new server and upgrading the software to the latest phpBB3. There should be a few extra features in the new version. You can also now add images directly to posts, so no more messing around with photobucket type sites.

To add an image, go to Attachments at the bottom of the new post page. You can upload your images there and then click Place Inline if you want the image to appear in the post rather than as an attachment.

I think currently it's set to let you upload an image with a maximum size of 2MB, so you might need to resize some images if they are straight off your digital camera.

Let me know if you have any questions or if there are any issues with the upgrade or new features by replying to this thread and we'll get them worked out for you. :xd:
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 03, 2019 6:10 am

Hi Beakster,
Thank you for all the hard work you put in to keep the forum running.
This latest upgrade is a godsend for a lot of users, the ability to add photos directly to posts will save a lot of time and bother.

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am

I've noticed a few other changes here and there. Most of these upgrades appear to make the forum a little easier to use, but the edit post icon appears to have been removed. Is there a way to edit a post once it's been submitted?

Andrew.

Edit: It looks like the edit icon disappears after a set period of time....
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by andyd » Fri May 03, 2019 7:17 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:10 am
Hi Beakster,
Thank you for all the hard work you put in to keep the forum running.
This latest upgrade is a godsend for a lot of users, the ability to add photos directly to posts will save a lot of time and bother.

Andrew.
As Andrew says thanks for the upgrades (Doesn't mean I'll know how to do it though) :lol:

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by andyd » Fri May 03, 2019 7:18 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am
I've noticed a few other changes here and there. Most of these upgrades appear to make the forum a little easier to use, but the edit post icon appears to have been removed. Is there a way to edit a post once it's been submitted?

Andrew.

Edit: It looks like the edit icon disappears after a set period of time....
Andrew, the edit button now disappears after 15 minutes so you can't erase posts that may cause confusion later.

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri May 03, 2019 9:21 am

It looks a lot cleaner and smarter , so if you make a mistake there’s a time limit .
Going to try a picture .
Also thanks for all the hard work it takes to keep our forum going :cool:
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 03, 2019 11:00 am

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 03, 2019 11:02 am

Yep, brilliant Beakster. Just uploaded a pic of Jason for those of you who have not met him before :lol:

Yep does seem much better now. So easy to upload pictures now. As has beeb said Beakster thanks for doing this. Nice one :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri May 03, 2019 11:04 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:21 am
It looks a lot cleaner and smarter , so if you make a mistake there’s a time limit .
Going to try a picture .
Also thanks for all the hard work it takes to keep our forum going :cool:
What a stunning picture Jason. Love it !! :heart: :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri May 03, 2019 11:13 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:02 am
Yep, brilliant Beakster. Just uploaded a pic of Jason for those of you who have not met him before :lol:

Yep does seem much better now. So easy to upload pictures now. As has beeb said Beakster thanks for doing this. Nice one :)
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am

andyd wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:18 am
[ndrew, the edit button now disappears after 15 minutes so you can't erase posts that may cause confusion later.
It means you can't go back and correct sppeling erorrs either..... :D

A small point of clarification: there isn't a time limit on erasing posts as long as it's the last post of the thread. For example, I am still able to delete my last post in the W-S-M gallery thread. You can't now edit posts after the 15 minute time limit has elapsed.
In my opinion, it might have been better to allow edits, but also allow forum users to see previous versions of the post, similar to how you can on Wikipedia.

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Jasonmarie » Fri May 03, 2019 11:35 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am
andyd wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:18 am
[ndrew, the edit button now disappears after 15 minutes so you can't erase posts that may cause confusion later.
It means you can't go back and correct sppeling erorrs either..... :D

A small point of clarification: i Loved on the buses and thought olive was a bit of alright

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Funny did you edit that last post to give us a example? :lol:
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by andyd » Fri May 03, 2019 12:45 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 11:29 am
andyd wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:18 am
[ndrew, the edit button now disappears after 15 minutes so you can't erase posts that may cause confusion later.
It means you can't go back and correct sppeling erorrs either..... :D

A small point of clarification: there isn't a time limit on erasing posts as long as it's the last post of the thread. For example, I am still able to delete my last post in the W-S-M gallery thread. You can't now edit posts after the 15 minute time limit has elapsed.


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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Beakster » Fri May 03, 2019 1:51 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 am

Edit: It looks like the edit icon disappears after a set period of time....
I just checked the settings and the edit is available for 30 minutes after a post is made. Seems reasonable to me, but if people want to I can change it to always be available. Let me know.

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Mr B » Fri May 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi Beakster,

Super stuff, I won't lie I simply couldn't get to grips with how to put pictures on the forum before the upgrade, I'm sure I speak for everyone on here when I say thanks for all your hard work.

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Lord Flasheart » Fri May 03, 2019 3:36 pm

That's great & perfect timing, just tested the picture upload & it's seems to work fine 😊

Well done & thank you to all responsible 👍

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by andyd » Fri May 03, 2019 4:08 pm

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Fri May 03, 2019 4:22 pm

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Easy peasy!
Brilliant upgrade to the forum, thanks again Beakster! :D

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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Sat May 04, 2019 10:18 am

Sorry chaps. There has to be one and no surprise its me !! I'm already having problems uploading pictures. Keeps telling me they are 'too big" ??? Need resizing ?? With Postimage its not a problem ? Am I doing something wrong !!
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Adding Images to Posts

Post by andyd » Sat May 04, 2019 10:31 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:18 am
Sorry chaps. There has to be one and no surprise its me !! I'm already having problems uploading pictures. Keeps telling me they are 'too big" ??? Need resizing ?? With Postimage its not a problem ? Am I doing something wrong !!
From Beaksters post above;
"I think currently it's set to let you upload an image with a maximum size of 2MB, so you might need to resize some images if they are straight off your digital camera."

Not sure if that helps... :goodluck:

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