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Title: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 08:54:52 PM
Trying to make a post in the "what did you shoot today thread"; and the server keeps resetting so trying a test post here
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post...
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 08:58:37 PM
Will let me post text; but absolutely refuses to post pics...Will come back and try to edit this post with one
Title: Re: Test post...
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:01:47 PM
No cigar... Just sits there and grinds.... If I wait long enough; the connection will reset-not on my end; can browse just fine; and the pics are plenty small enough.
Any help appreciated...  :-[
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:06:45 PM
Just logged out; and back in again... No change, still can't post pics.
Aargh...  >:(
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 15, 2021, 09:08:12 PM
I am not having problems downloading pics....are you sure it's not a problem on your end?
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:12:46 PM
I suppose it could be; but I don't know what to look for... The pics are small (330 KB for my test one; JPG) and I can browse and post text without issues...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 15, 2021, 09:13:40 PM
I will pm you my email address....send it to me, and I will see if I can post it.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:14:42 PM
I'll try clearing my cookies here first; and see if that helps...
Thanks though; may have to go that route  :(
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:18:47 PM
Nope... Trying another browser
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:32:25 PM
Tried the other browser; didn't work either... Just sent you an email Lizzie...
Jesse
And of course now my email app is throwing fits too...  ::)  >:(
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 15, 2021, 09:42:41 PM
Going to give it a try...
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:45:14 PM
Sorry if I inundated you with emails; the *thing* would not complete the sending process that I could tell; so I kept trying...  :-[ :P
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 15, 2021, 09:45:47 PM
Well, I only received ONE of them! LOL
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 09:48:17 PM
Glad to hear that!! This isn't my night.... :P
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 15, 2021, 10:08:10 PM
Still can't post pics... Very annoying since I just managed to pull off a really good group and wanted to share...
Double argh... I might make the post and send you the pic Lizzie...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 15, 2021, 10:25:18 PM
No problem!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 10:45:35 AM
Methinks I have found a bug... Gotten two different error messages from the forum when trying to post a test pic now; took screenshots... First said "Your attachment couldn't be saved. This might happen because it took too long to upload or the file is bigger than the server will allow.
Please consult your server administrator for more information."
And in a red warning box at the top of this post; it reads:
"There are attachments found, which you have attached before but not posted. these attachments are now attached to this post. If you do not want to include them in this post; you can remove them here" (Which simply moved my screen to the attachments tool box, which was completely empty...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 10:46:24 AM
And now the pic posts???  ???
Will try another one... Maybe the clog in the pipe is moving?
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 16, 2021, 10:48:27 AM
Good!....some progress!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 10:50:29 AM
Don't know about that; it posted a pic that wasn't there; and isn't wanting to post one that I just tried too a minute ago.. Will send you the screenshots of the error messages here in a bit, time for breakfast now...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:25:28 AM
Sending you an email Lizzie; let me know if you get it since I tried to send the target pic I talked about last night and it didn't...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:28:30 AM
test
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:29:41 AM
test
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:30:22 AM
Hey!!  :D That's two in a row!  ;D
Will try some more...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 16, 2021, 11:31:17 AM
Great!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:35:33 AM
test
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:36:22 AM
Oh brother.... First I can't post any; and now I get doubles...  ::)
I think I know what happened this time, though...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:37:23 AM
One more test...
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:38:24 AM
I think it is fixed...  :D
Will go add my target pic now...
Thanks for the help/standby Lizzie;
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 11:54:04 AM
Still grinding some; trying to make a post in the NUAH gate and it don't want to; but will keep trying and we'll see...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 12:06:13 PM
So far it doesn't want to go; will try starting the topic and then adding the pic...
Jesse
Edit-that worked  :D
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 16, 2021, 12:25:15 PM
Yayyyyyy!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 12:37:08 PM
Yayyyyyy!
LOL...  ;D
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: farrlarr on May 16, 2021, 02:36:54 PM
To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 16, 2021, 03:49:38 PM
To err is human, to really foul things up requires a computer.
LOL!!!!  ;D
You need to post that one in the jokes thread... Though it is actually true  ???
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:05:15 PM
Am currently trying to post up a few pics in the optics gate; and it refuses so lets try another test...
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:09:59 PM
Nope... Not working at all again....
 >:(
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:15:20 PM
Think I just might try a new approach... Going to try to make a media album; and post from there...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 17, 2021, 10:20:05 PM
Hon, I don't know what to tell you. It appears to be an issue on your end, but I have no idea what it would be as far as the "prior attempts to upload......." thing.
I am assuming you have read the stickies on posting photos and didn't find anything helpful there.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:24:39 PM
I haven't yet went back and read the stickies; I intend to soon-just about to try linking an image from an album...
To be perfectly honest; I think it might be my ISP throttling my connection... The service plan renews soon; and they have tried to cheat us before...
Actually; the album way might be for the best-I could not get pics located where I wanted in my post without posting them up direct and then editing the post-which ended up with duplicates of the pics in the same post...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:25:32 PM
Let's try a test pic-
(https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=7900)
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 17, 2021, 10:27:43 PM
All I see is a small light "green-ish" square symbol, and when I right click and try to load the image....nothing happens.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:31:35 PM
Pretty sure I messed that up... trying to bring up the Stickies thread now; to copy the right link...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:39:03 PM
Try this again...
Lizzie-It's showing for me now in the earlier post; is it still weird for you?
(https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=7900)
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 17, 2021, 10:40:34 PM
okay...NOW I can see the pic!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:43:02 PM
okay...NOW I can see the pic!
In which post???
Geeeeeeeeeez but I hate computers........
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:44:35 PM
Think I have it now... One more try-
(https://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/MGalleryItem.php?id=7900)
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: Back_Roads on May 17, 2021, 10:47:47 PM
 Cool your getting it  8) Next post a pic of you shooting your computer  ;D
Had an cousin that did computer repair and was also a high end gunsmith.  ???
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 10:52:23 PM
Cool your getting it  8) Next post a pic of you shooting your computer  ;D
Had an cousin that did computer repair and was also a high end gunsmith.  ???
Don't tempt me.....  >:(
Though; it does seem to be working-trying to upload some more pics to my album now...
I can learn to understand most mechanical things.... But computers; nope....
Edited to add- thanks for the standby and help Lizzie!!!! Much appreciated  :D
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: lizzie on May 17, 2021, 10:57:39 PM
You are welcome, Jesse!
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 11:03:30 PM
It's definitely something to do with my end; even having trouble uploading stuff to the album...
Takes a couple tries; but I get one through...
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: John4861 on May 17, 2021, 11:17:25 PM
Maybe resize your files down, they seem pretty large. That or host them online elsewhere and just link to them as I have with these targets.

(https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/172807363_10217789718447365_6738620947835171029_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=4ADaXL-EiZkAX9aeoBl&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=db4b5218c5d8f68aff627c99ae84a093&oe=60CA7079)
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on May 17, 2021, 11:36:19 PM
A good thought; but in this particular case these files are already sized down-the pellet pic is 330 KB....
Not that maybe smaller wouldn't go easier... Will try snipping my next uploads down as far as possible and see if there is any change  :D
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: Tater on May 18, 2021, 04:09:15 AM
Maybe resize your files down, they seem pretty large. That or host them online elsewhere and just link to them as I have with these targets.

(https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/172807363_10217789718447365_6738620947835171029_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=4ADaXL-EiZkAX9aeoBl&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=db4b5218c5d8f68aff627c99ae84a093&oe=60CA7079)
Something is growing out of the top of those watermelons.

Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: Bicycleman on May 18, 2021, 09:11:20 AM
My grandson likes to have that kind of 'Watermelon' on his pizza.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 10:49:14 PM
Well... Completely stuck again; have tried two different browsers on my laptop (Opera and Firefox), and also my phone (Chrome-which got two pics uploaded for me yesterday)-no dice... Not even with a pic snipped down to 587 KB, it just won't upload. Most recent thing that happens, when I try to load a pic to my album; is that it starts grinding-and then just reloads the same page-but never uploads the file. Yes-I've cleared the browser data; still don't work-once I got an error message on my phone saying that the connection was rejected??
Ugh... This site don't like me, methinks...  :(
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 10:51:47 PM
Just for the heck of it, I'll crop one down even further-here's 210 KB:
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 10:53:24 PM
OK so I guess I'll have to crop stuff down to near nothing?!?
Crikey!
Oh well, at least I can get stuff loaded-pics will look like Hades but at least they'll be there  :P
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 10:58:37 PM
192 KB will load-468 won't... This is worse than dial-up!!
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 11:17:14 PM
Anyone have info on what they've found to be the max file size that will upload for them? The header in the upload page for my album *claims* that files up to 2048 KB can be uploaded... Obviously that has not been the case for me. I must assume that this is somehow on my end-but the part that I do not understand is why. One peculiarity is it is only a problem with the GTA, I have posted photo's in the MB range on another with zero issues-it's only the GTA.
Double ugh-next I'll try emailing myself a pic, and seeing if that changes anything...
Jesse
 
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 07, 2021, 11:38:19 PM
Tried emailing myself one of the problem pics-nope!
Trying again, using what appears to be an advanced edit option in the email program...
Nope. Tried resizing the image to 600x600 pixels with the email application, didn't do anything-the email app just didn't resize the image.
But, it loaded...  ??? ??? ???
OK... Let's try another...
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: nced on October 07, 2021, 11:50:12 PM
Trying to make a post in the "what did you shoot today thread"; and the server keeps resetting so trying a test post here
Jesse
For posting pics on this forum I first singed in to a free photo hosting site called imgur and upload my pics to that site..........
https://imgur.com/

For example........
I open the imgur site, go to an album I created ("piston seals"), click on a pic in the album ("HW piston seal 1200 shots"), size the pic to be attached to the forum (Sizes:  Original Small Square Big Square Small Thumbnail Medium Thumbnail Large Thumbnail Huge Thumbnail) I usually choose "Origional", click "BBCode (message boards & forums)" copy button, then paste the copied text to a reply (the image will appear with the posted reply).........
(https://i.imgur.com/DCnUGNM.jpg)

Anywhoo.........with imgur I've created many useful albums find it a very good way to attach photos to forum replies.
Attached from my imgur "pellets album"...........
(https://i.imgur.com/5HDvh8W.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ZYEB8UF.jpg)
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 08, 2021, 12:20:55 AM
I am starting to think about doing that (image hosting site) since this has been an issue for me for so long... Would be nice to not have to crop pics into oblivion, or try to reduce the image quality until it's barely worth posting...
I wonder if Vimeo (the ARK host) does pics?
Will have to check-at least ATM it seems that emailing them to myself is working-even though I see no change in file size... Must be a format thing, I guess??
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: nced on October 08, 2021, 01:06:19 AM
I am starting to think about doing that (image hosting site) since this has been an issue for me for so long... Would be nice to not have to crop pics into oblivion, or try to reduce the image quality until it's barely worth posting...
I wonder if Vimeo (the ARK host) does pics?
Will have to check-at least ATM it seems that emailing them to myself is working-even though I see no change in file size... Must be a format thing, I guess??
Jesse

Another app I like to use is GIMP which is a free image manipulation application which can be used with either Linux   (what I usually use) or Windows and it allows me to alter pic sizes, cropping, add text etc before uploading to imgur.....
https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)

Here is an example of a couple pics pic I cropped, then added text...........
(https://i.imgur.com/r2Zaw3y.png) (https://i.imgur.com/TygXM27.png)

Matter of fact, I can even do a screen shot, open the pic with GIMP, crop the pic, save it to my desktop (or other folder such as downloads), import the pic into imgur, then attach the photo here. For example..........
(https://i.imgur.com/TygXM27.png)  (https://i.imgur.com/lXiVxgw.png)  (https://i.imgur.com/metHvOs.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 08, 2021, 12:14:05 PM
Thanks, will check into it;
Jesse
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: nced on October 08, 2021, 01:45:56 PM
I am starting to think about doing that (image hosting site) since this has been an issue for me for so long... Would be nice to not have to crop pics into oblivion, or try to reduce the image quality until it's barely worth posting...
I wonder if Vimeo (the ARK host) does pics?
Will have to check-at least ATM it seems that emailing them to myself is working-even though I see no change in file size... Must be a format thing, I guess??
Jesse

Another app I like to use is GIMP which is a free image manipulation application which can be used with either Linux   (what I usually use) or Windows and it allows me to alter pic sizes, cropping, add text etc before uploading to imgur.....
https://www.gimp.org/ (https://www.gimp.org/)

Here is an example of a couple pics pic I cropped, then added text...........
(https://i.imgur.com/r2Zaw3y.png) (https://i.imgur.com/TygXM27.png)

Matter of fact, I can even do a screen shot, open the pic with GIMP, crop the pic, save it to my desktop (or other folder such as downloads), import the pic into imgur, then attach the photo here. For example..........
(https://i.imgur.com/TygXM27.png)  (https://i.imgur.com/lXiVxgw.png)  (https://i.imgur.com/metHvOs.jpg)
 

P.S. Gimp is included free with Linux mint.
Title: Re: Test post-can't post pics??
Post by: JuryRigger on October 08, 2021, 02:13:23 PM
Thanks for helping drag me further down the rabbit hole-as I've been considering the switch to Linux...  ;)
Jesse