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Peter McLennan

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The forum software is dated
« on: January 19, 2021, 10:13:24 pm »

I subscribe to several fora.  Many of them now allow direct importing of images into the forum posts via drag and drop into the post directly from the file manager. 

AFAICS, this isn't possible on this software, it apparently requires hosting somewhere else, and a link to that host site - a multi-step process that inhibits effortless sharing of images.

For a forum about photography, this is a serious lack and, frankly, a major PITA.  We'd see a lot more imagery if it were as easy as on this forum software:

https://xenforo.com/

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 04:17:02 am »

AFAICS, this isn't possible on this software, it apparently requires hosting somewhere else, and a link to that host site

I don't disagree that the forum software is old and outdated, but that assertion is not correct. External hosting of images is one way of displaying them here, certainly; the other way, which I've used several hundred times over the years, is to upload the image to this site. Your choice.

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 08:54:44 am »

Uploading images to the sight directly is so easy I have never bothered trying external hosting.
I agree with Jeremy on this.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 11:17:44 am »

Thanks for correcting me.  I didn't know that direct uploading to the site was possible. 

How is this done? Drag and drop doesn't work.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 12:23:07 pm »

Click on "Attachments and other options" right under the text box you type your post in

There also a sticky at the top of this forum (9th down) "Attachment : Specs and Tips"
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2021, 01:26:02 pm »

Thanks for correcting me.  I didn't know that direct uploading to the site was possible. 

How is this done? Drag and drop doesn't work.

Click on "Attachments and other options", then on the "Choose File" button. If you click "(more attachments)" you get another such button. You can attach up to four.

See screenshot.

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2021, 02:03:39 pm »

I'll be darned.  I should read the instructions. :) 
I chose a file, it shows under "attach" but doesn't appear in "preview".

*edit: You don't get to see it until you commit to "post".

Thanks for the tutorial, Jeremy.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2021, 02:05:58 pm »

I'll be darned.  I should read the instructions. :)  I chose a file, it shows under "attach" but doesn't appear in "preview".

I think the customary abbreviation is "RTFM"! But I'm not sure there's an M to R.

No, it doesn't appear in preview. I don't know why. Anyway, you've found it.

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2021, 02:07:51 pm »

The previously mentioned forum software allows drag and drop placement and dynamic resize.   Most convenient.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 03:46:06 am »

The previously mentioned forum software allows drag and drop placement and dynamic resize.   Most convenient.

I don't disagree that the forum software is old and outdated

I'm pretty sure it's the same software that was in use when I first joined, nearly 17 years ago.

Jeremy
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2021, 10:43:11 am »

I'm pretty sure it's the same software that was in use when I first joined, nearly 17 years ago.

Jeremy
I think you are right.

Of course the good side of that is that I'm so used to its quirks that its easier for us ancients to use than to have to learn a new system.   :(
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 05:59:57 pm »

... AFAICS, this isn't possible on this software, it apparently requires hosting somewhere else, and a link to that host site - a multi-step process that inhibits effortless sharing of images...

In the last 100 years that you've been on this forum, that has been explained like 100 times. You've been living under a rock? Even a caveman knows this by now.

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2021, 05:24:38 pm »

Uploading images to the sight directly is so easy I have never bothered trying external hosting.
I agree with Jeremy on this.

I agree also. I have a Lightroom export preset for LuLa that puts the photo on my desktop, where the forum software looks for it. So getting a photo into a post is a 3-4 click process.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2021, 07:22:13 pm »

In the last 100 years that you've been on this forum, that has been explained like 100 times. You've been living under a rock? Even a caveman knows this by now.

I copped to not reading ALL the information on the page.  I admitted my ineptitude. What else would you like?  My head on a platter?  My first born son? FFS.

I stand by my original post. Other sites offer realtime previewing of images before posting.  It's still archaic forum software.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2021, 09:01:49 pm »

I'm pretty sure it's the same software that was in use when I first joined, nearly 17 years ago.

Jeremy

hines Forum (SMF) software is an open-source, Internet forum, message-board application developed by Simple Machines, LLC. The name reflects the creator's initial goal of providing a website that could be operated by novice programmers and requires minimal server resources.[1] Simple Machines won the forum-software.org best free forum software award in 2009.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Machines_Forum

Id bet it has been pretty much the same since 2001

I like  to think of the software as Traditional.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2021, 08:56:22 am »

I like  to think of the software as Traditional.
And you can still use it without a film-changing bag!   ;)
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2021, 10:53:32 pm »

I copped to not reading ALL the information on the page.  I admitted my ineptitude. What else would you like?  My head on a platter?  My first born son? FFS.

I stand by my original post. Other sites offer realtime previewing of images before posting.  It's still archaic forum software.

Slobodan is like a bot that throws out negative comments to every possible post. Just ignore him, everyone else does.
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2021, 05:00:04 am »

Slobodan is like a bot that throws out negative comments to every possible post. Just ignore him, everyone else does.

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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2021, 09:11:20 am »

But without Slobodan here, nobody would think.   ;)
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Re: The forum software is dated
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2021, 12:48:29 pm »

Slobodan is like a bot that throws out negative comments to every possible post. Just ignore him, everyone else does.

Is there a reason you have waited six months to post that obnoxious comment about someone who has contributed far more to this forum than you?

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