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Two suggestions; Images/Photos and Searches.
Posted by tbone on Friday, March 03, 2017 2:31 AM

1. Images/Photos: it is far too difficult to post images or photos in the Forums. I understand that I have to upload my image or photo to something such as Photobucket to do that. It should be as simple as it is with Facebook - just copy and paste the image from your PC, tablet, etc. I would like to post some photos but I'm not interested in jumping through all these hoops. Far too time consuming. Not really worth it.

2. Searches: Give us a way to search topics in the Forums with key words. Perhaps I don't know how to do it, but I can't see a way to do it. I really don't want to wade through all the posts to find the question and answer that I am looking for. 

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Posted by Foxer on Friday, March 03, 2017 7:56 AM

1. I don't see it could be any easier than copy-paste the link from a photo site. Once you use more than one model site it's even nicer than waiting for uploads to all those. It would most likely cost to join here if you wanted them to store all our stuff here!

2. Use Google search. For here, use: site:http://cs.scaleautomag.com rat rod Substitute your search text for "rat rod" in this. Paste it into Google and save a search link into your browser so you only have to replace the search term.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, March 06, 2017 7:02 AM

It would be so easy to just be able to upload your pictures to Scale Auto like you can with FaceBook.  But, this is not FaceBook and apparently the software for this site is not set up for that kind of thing.  I'm with Foxer, what is so difficult about copying and pasting from a photohosting site?  I belong to multiple model sites and often I just copy my completed posting here and then paste it there, making any necessary changes prior to posting.

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Posted by nutsfortrucks on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:16 PM

tbone

1. Images/Photos: it is far too difficult to post images or photos in the Forums. I understand that I have to upload my image or photo to something such as Photobucket to do that. It should be as simple as it is with Facebook - just copy and paste the image from your PC, tablet, etc. I would like to post some photos but I'm not interested in jumping through all these hoops. Far too time consuming. Not really worth it.

2. Searches: Give us a way to search topics in the Forums with key words. Perhaps I don't know how to do it, but I can't see a way to do it. I really don't want to wade through all the posts to find the question and answer that I am looking for. 

 

I Totally agree on both counts I don't understand why you can upload a image to the gallery but not be able to transfer that image to a post. I understand the storage size problem but the pictures in the gallery are already there. the problem that i have with the current system is that when i surf through the post and i find one that i have to link to a photosite, i back out and go to a different post, not ever seeing what the member was trying to show me. when you link on to one of these sites it starts opening window after window on my computer that have to be closed out each time. Not worth the hassle 

  The separation of pickup trucks and semi's would be nice. A Stand alone pickup truck forum would be nice.   

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 6:53 AM

Go to Gallery and click on "Last" and scroll down to the last picture and look at the date.  It says that it was posted one year ago.  After that time, the picture disappears.  The software for this forum has limited storage capability so the pictures are gone.  It is how the forum is set up.  Like I said earlier, if the forum has the capability to definitely store all the pictures posted, we might have to pay for that privilage and it would drive away many new members and the forum would really struggle to stay alive.  It really isn't hard to upload your pictures to a photohosting site, copy the URL code and paste it here.

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Posted by 93slammer on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:02 AM

The thing I don't don't like about having to use a photo hosting site is, if someone deletes their pictures form them, the pictures no longer show in the person's post/thread.

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Posted by jhaught on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:13 AM

Nothing is forever. We keep images in the gallery for a year; this isn't an archive. As suggested, we have space limits on this FREE site.

Jim Haught

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Posted by tbone on Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:48 AM

Foxer your suggestion regarding Google Search is a good one. I'll try that. However I still think that image posting should be far easier.

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Posted by tbone on Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:57 AM

jhaught, don't think anyone has suggested that images should be a perpetual "archive." Just sayin' that it should be easier to post images - not for a year, but for a couple of months at least. This thread is for "suggestions" at Scale Auto, however, based on your post, I figure that you don't really want "suggestions" at all.

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Posted by tbone on Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:02 AM

Agreed.

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Posted by jhaught on Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:13 AM

We are not an image-hosting site; it's as simple as that. Solutions for working around that have been posted here. If they don't suit your needs, perhaps another site will work better for you.

I have zero input into the architecture of this site and its functionality. I use the parameters that are given to us by those who design and build the sites used by Kalmbach. You need to do the same, and appreciate the fact that the site is free, instead of complaining about what it does or does not do.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, March 12, 2017 3:06 PM

93slammer

The thing I don't don't like about having to use a photo hosting site is, if someone deletes their pictures form them, the pictures no longer show in the person's post/thread.

 

that's life matey.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:29 AM

Hi Jim I agree this is nice to be able to post I mean when I deployed all we had was yahoo chat I've had this mag subscription on and off since late 90s and now discovered the forum and it's linked directly to kalmbach never heard of such 20 yrs ago and like other things in the ppast. It will evolve all we need is a little patience but so far I'm enjoying this extra benefit of being a subscriber kalmbach has always at least for me been very supporta've contest donations for non profit modeling groups I had in the past keep up the good work even the magazine has evolved more since I was last in hobby it's one of few magazine not riddled with adds and still has great content 

Moparlover64

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