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How Many Pictures Can I Post ?
Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:30 PM
How many pictures can I post in one reply? I saw a posting here in the forums somewhere, but I can't remember where, that we are limited to 3 pictures per post. Can someone verify this for me, please. Thanks Mike

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Posted by notlezah on Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:51 PM
It was suggested By Jim Haught that we limit ourselves to 2 or 3 in deference to dial up users...the more pix there are the longer the page takes to load, I have cable and posts with a lot of pix take time even with that...best thing to do is post a few and post a link to your album for the rest...I have been guilty of posting too many in the past but I've tried to mend my ways...Smile,Wink, & Grin
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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:32 PM
Thanks Notlezah! I had posted 5 pics of my 1968 Roadrunner and when I read that post, I went back and deleted 2 of them. Although others post more than 3, I don't want to cause any waves here. Thanks again for the verification. Mike

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Posted by BigTallDad on Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:17 PM
I don't think 5 is too many. After all there are the "Let's see the best engine bays/flame jobs/blah/blah of all time" threads that invariably end up with a bazillion pics that take a lifetime to load even at high speed (which is why I never participate)

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Posted by MojoDoctor on Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:13 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mrmike
..........I don't want to cause any waves here. Thanks again for the verification. Mike

Thanks for bringing up a very good point here Mike and I hope others will read this post.

Jim Haught asked us a while ago to "moderate ourselves" because he and Michael Ellis do not have the time to babysit us. Please do not think you are causing waves when you mention to someone who may not know the rules that they may be doing something incorrectly. Hopefully, everybody here is cool and will understand a friendly suggestion or reminder of the correct procedures.

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Posted by jhaught on Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:58 PM
That's right. It's a courtesy to those who don't have a high-speed connection, and it also makes people stop and think a bit before they post every image they've shot. We really don't need to see 23 images of a given model, and it takes too long to scroll through/past them.

I'm happy that so many folks have taken this in the way it was intended, and have posted links to their projects. That way, those who really want to see multiple, detailed views can do so, and it doesn't adversely affect what we're doing here. You can get a lot done with three images, if you do a little self-editing for the best views.

We do try to spot-check threads for "issues" such as too many images, signature problems, etc., but we don't get them all. That's where self-monitoring comes in. I appreciate those who remind folks of the boundaries, in a nice way, so everyone can enjoy the site.

It really only takes a few things to define what we're "about" here:

1) Stay on topic. We're about car modeling.
2) Keep it clean. This is a site for all ages.
3) Four (or fewer) lines of text in a signature -- and sigs are text-only.
4) Three (or fewer) images per post. Want to show more? Post a link.
5) No buying/selling/"free ads" disguised as posts.

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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, November 11, 2005 2:54 PM
I think i can handle the simple guildelines. Count me in on adhereing to the rules!
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Posted by mrmike on Friday, November 11, 2005 3:13 PM
Thanks Jim for the 5 guidelines. Now that I know what they are, I have no problem following them. Now if the others can follow them.....and they know who they are, there shouldn't be any problems, right? I really like this forum and wouldn't want to see it go down the tubes, so to speak, because of someones lack of responsibility. Now if we can get people to spell correctly.....Big Smile Regards Mike

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Posted by BigTallDad on Friday, November 11, 2005 7:57 PM
I too can adhere to the guidelines, but what frosts my cake is, as I mentioned earlier, the "Let's see all of the..." which ends up with a horde of pictures. Since that type of thread invites tons of pix, I think it should be stopped in it's infancy (yes, I'm on dial-up; I work with hi-speed PCs all day and at home the PC is for fun).

I made mention of that when somebody wanted to see all of the flame jobs, and was ostracized. Thus I comment no more, and participate in that type of thread even less

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Posted by truracer20 on Monday, November 14, 2005 6:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by BigTallDad

I too can adhere to the guidelines, but what frosts my cake is, as I mentioned earlier, the "Let's see all of the..." which ends up with a horde of pictures. Since that type of thread invites tons of pix, I think it should be stopped in it's infancy (yes, I'm on dial-up; I work with hi-speed PCs all day and at home the PC is for fun).

I made mention of that when somebody wanted to see all of the flame jobs, and was ostracized. Thus I comment no more, and participate in that type of thread even less


i don't mind these types of threads, its when they show three pics of three cars, engines whatever. and then three people quote that with pics! and the signitures that have only grown in the last month. maybe they don't realise you can post one pic to view and the rest as an http that only requires a click to view then dial up users will acctually be interested in the post instead of ignoring it.
like this
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b329/truracer20/ZIMG10102.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b329/truracer20/12732.jpg
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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:17 PM
That is so true! Let's KISS-"keep it simple stupid". A couple of pics and a link to your photo album. BTW, excellent trailer! Mike

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Posted by bugace on Thursday, November 17, 2005 8:45 AM
Be awer, take care!!
Then we all are happy.
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Posted by raisin27 on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 4:58 PM
I never really thought about it before but what is the best way to post updates on your projects. I have posted them before as individual posts, and also by updating one post with new pics. Does this violate the rules?

Which is the prefered way?

Thanx
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Posted by jhaught on Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:21 AM
Three images per post. If you want to update, do so in a separate post, or repeat the link to Photobucket or wherever you keep the full roster of images.

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Posted by Southgate on Sunday, February 05, 2006 5:07 AM
I think there is confusion among some members, like me, as to what constitutes a POST, a TOPIC, a REPLY, and we even see the word THREAD used sometimes.

Say I want to "Post New Topic", called "Show us your bald tires"

So in my new topic, I "post" 3 pics of my favorite baldies. The next member "post's" a couple pics of his in a reply, and a dozen others do the same, all under the same "topic". Now ther are 2 or 3 pictures in each "reply" all under one "topic" equaling 24 -36 pictures. Being blessed with dialup, I know this "thread" is gonna take a week to finally download on my screen, or red X out.(and other's with dialup too.)

So to clarify, should it be best said 3 actual pictures (images) per TOPIC? And any additional ones provided in the original POST or successive REPLIES by link to our photo album?

Or is it fair game still to POST additional photos in successive REPLIES, under a given TOPIC?

See, some may conclude that to POST pertains only to a NEW TOPIC, Others may conclude that each REPLY ITSELF is a POST. Or that the photo in a reply is a POST

Once we all get a straight answer to this, I would expect to see better cooperation. (I think I know...kinda) There will always be newbies to be brought up to speed, but once we clear up the definations in the guidelines a bit it will help everyone.

Honestly trying to be of help! Dan
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Posted by jhaught on Sunday, February 05, 2006 12:45 PM
Let's not get too deep into semantics here. Each "post" or "reply" should have no more than three images in it. So yes, If someone wants to post 12 images, they can do it in four posts -- though that's not supposed to be the point.

The whole idea here is to keep download time to a minimum for those on dialup; to keep the lengths of these threads somewhat under control, and make people think a little bit before they shotgun 43 images of their latest build.

We're not an image-hosting site; there are plenty of those available. If you want to show your collection of built models, or feel the need to show 25 steps of your latest buildup, Fotki or Photobucket or others can handle that -- which gives others the option of checking them out if they wish, or going on to something else, without having to wait through what can be a significant time to download.

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Posted by dieseldoc on Monday, February 13, 2006 9:54 PM
Guess I'll have to go edit a few posts now that it has been made 110% clear.
Thank Jim.
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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, September 08, 2006 6:54 AM
Wow what a thread.......topic........whatever..........
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Posted by NowhereMan on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 6:09 PM
OK. I think I got it. Three pictures per post... but... I've been going back and forth and haven't seen an answer yet. What about size? Any guidelines there? I've seen too many places where people specify the size of the image, but don't realize that you still have to download the 1280 x 1024 file to see it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:56 PM
What I see is the first post with 3 pics and right after it another post by the same person with 3 more pics, and so on and so on.
Seems to be away around the 3 pic rule.
Me being a person with dial-up, when I see it's going be a long download time I just say "forget-about-it", and move on to something else.
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Posted by notlezah on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:04 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by NowhereMan

. What about size? Any guidelines there?
Thanks, Andy

pictures will show at a fixed size, that is controlled by the forum software, when you click on the picture it will enlarge to the uploaded size from the host...I always resize my pictures before I upload them, when I post them here, they only increase a modest amount in size when clicked on...there isn't a restriction on size, only on quantity.
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Posted by notlezah on Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:16 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by T Guy

What I see is the first post with 3 pics and right after it another post by the same person with 3 more pics, and so on and so on.
Seems to be away around the 3 pic rule.
Me being a person with dial-up, when I see it's going be a long download time I just say "forget-about-it", and move on to something else.

Yes, there are a few that feel you must see every shot of every build they post and by doing it three at a time they feel like they are staying within the rules...As Has been said over and over the rule is in deference to the dial-up users, three pix (or less) loads quicker and put a link to your host for the rest...the people that post 15 pix 3 at a time are only cheating themselves, because the dial-up users will do what you do, skip it,
and those 15 pix won't be viewed...considering how long it takes to add pix to a post, I don't get it.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 14, 2006 8:13 AM
Another little trick that helps...if you have image-editing software (like the kind that comes with some digital cameras), or Photoshop or Paintshop Pro or anything like that, you can downsize your pictures before you post them. I always post my pictures for Real or Model and Styling Snafus at the same physical size (about 5x7) and save each one for the web at about 100K...which is good enough to be able to see what's going on in the photo, but small enough to load fairly quickly.

If you work with image editing software you'll understand what I'm talking about.
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Posted by jhaught on Thursday, December 14, 2006 8:53 AM
There are two factors behind the image limit:

One is, as mentioned, the dialup users and the amount of time it takes multiple images to load.

The other is that people should stop and think before they post images of every step in a build; it just is not necessary and there are not that many people interested in 43 images of each model a person builds. It clogs up the Forum, makes the threads long, and defeats the purpose of our site.

For those who feel compelled to document their builds in detail, there are plenty of image-hosting sites out there, and we encourage people to go the Fotki or Photobucket-type route and link to their albums on our site. That way, those who really want to see all that detail can do so, and the majority, who do not, can quickly see what's going on in the thread and view what they wish.

And without an image limit, this would be (and was, for a time) completely out of control. We're an information site, not an image-hosting site. You can get plenty done with three images. Yes, some people will then post six times with three images in each post, but as notlezah said, they're only hurting themselves.

Some people will push any rule up to and beyond its limit, no matter what it is. And many members have been quite cooperative with the three-image rule, and use links to their images.

This has gone full-circle and beyond now, so I'm going to lock this and leave it available for reference.

Jim Haught

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