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Pictures in the threads
Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Monday, March 16, 2009 11:23 AM

Why hasn't someone done something about the pictures in the threads?  I have stopped comming here much because of the pictures being so large that you have to scroll down to the end of the thread and then scroll sideways to see the other part of the picture and then scroll back up.  I know that in some of the threads the pictures are ok, but in most of them you have to scroll all the time and it's just frustrating.  I have always liked this site, but I just get frustrated.  I want to stay here and maybe renew my subscription to the magazine, if only someone would do something about this problem.  Thank you for letting me rant.  I'm done now and I'll go work on my 41 Willys now.SmileDan

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Monday, March 16, 2009 1:19 PM

Dan- From my experience, It's not really a website issue. It depends on the size that the individual person has downloaded their photo as, for example 640 X 480, 800 X 600, 1024 X 768. Anything smaller than 640 X 480 posts as a very small picture. I don't think this is something that administrators here have any control over.

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Monday, March 16, 2009 1:46 PM

Here's 3 examples-

160 X 120

320 X 240

640 X 480

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Monday, March 16, 2009 10:40 PM

If you refresh the page the site will usually resize the pictures. It's supposed to automatically resize the pictures, but it doesn't always work and you have to refresh.

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Posted by PeterGrave5 on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 2:52 AM

 yeah its really not something that they can control, given the huge variance in ways people view the website, things like monitor size and resolution can affect the way you view the website. me personally i use the latest version of the firefox browser and i have never had the website not resize the pictures immediately.

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:05 PM

 

You're right guys.  I refreshed the page and everything was fine.  Thanks alot for your help.  I'm not to computer smart I guess. Big SmileBlushDan

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 10:14 PM

Well, I don't know what to say now.  I refreshed the pages over and over at first it worked fine, but now it's back to the same old thing.  I can't see the posts because of the stupid stuff on the right side of the page that takes up to much room and cuts off the pictures.  This never happened with the older format of this forum.  I really liked this place, but it gets more frustrating every day since I can't see the pictures and read the threads.  This is one reason I haven't posted anything lately.  OK, I'm done ranting now.  I'll go build somethin.  Dan

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:46 PM

That is strange, because I used to have to refresh for any picture I had looked at but the ones I hadn't looked at were resized. Now they're all resized and I don't have to refresh anymore.

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Posted by Newt on Monday, April 13, 2009 8:28 PM

How do you get pictures in the threads? I am realitively new to this site, and I like it a lot and want to keep coming back, but I can't wrap my head around the details of posting. Navigating is no problem, but I can't seem to get pictures, or more than one anyway, on the posts. I have read that Scale Auto does not want a bunch of pics, but I would like to post a couple here and there. I have established an area on photo bucket, which was pretty easy, but this site, not so much. Help. Thanks, Newt

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 7:20 AM

First, you need a photohosting site like Photobucket which is free to use.  You load your pictures from your PC to Photobucket.  After you have loaded your pics, you will see under the pic 4 sets of code, right click on the one labeled IMG and select copy.  Go to your posting, right click again and select paste and the code will appear in your posting.  You are limited to only 3 pics per posting so select the best 3 that describes your posting.  Then click on Post and you are done.

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 2:02 PM

I use the one that says "direct link".

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:22 AM

tabbysdaddy

I use the one that says "direct link".

 

I did a little test to see what using the Direct Link versus using the IMG Code would produce.  Click the link below to see the results.

/forums/p/80884/822658.aspx#822658

Whichever way you want to use is entirely up to you!

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:26 AM

I saw that before I looked here. I kinda figured it was a test from what I said. "Direct link" works for me. Click on "direct link", copy, click on insert/edit image, paste in the line marked "image URL". Presto, picture for me every time. To each their own though, whatever works for you is best.

 Edit: I see what you are saying now mrmike, your way you don't even have to click on "insert/edit image", correct?

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, April 16, 2009 7:04 AM

tabbysdaddy

I saw that before I looked here. I kinda figured it was a test from what I said. "Direct link" works for me. Click on "direct link", copy, click on insert/edit image, paste in the line marked "image URL". Presto, picture for me every time. To each their own though, whatever works for you is best.

 Edit: I see what you are saying now mrmike, your way you don't even have to click on "insert/edit image", correct?

That is correct.  I just right click, select paste, and I'm done.  I now understand how you where inserting your pics. 

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:36 PM

Your way sounds much easier, much better. I'll have to try that next time I post a pic. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted by Don on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:50 AM

I thought I would take us back to the original topic here and say that my site used to automatically resize the photos.  However, now when I refresh, it actually goes to the original size and the majority of the photo is cut off and inaccessable.  I haven't changed any settings in my browser and I'm using good old Internet Explorer (nothing exotic).  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Don

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Posted by jhaught on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:06 PM

Suggestions:

1) Try dumping cookies and emptying cache.

2) Get rid of IE and switch to Firefox.

 

 

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Posted by Don on Friday, May 15, 2009 12:02 PM

I dumped the cookies and cleaned the cache.  Restarted the machine and same thing occurs.

I have Firefox on two other machines and neither one can get into the forum.  Same thing with a friend of mine who has to access it from work through IE because his Firefox will not access the site either.

I'll keep trying.

Thanks, Don

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Posted by tabbysdaddy on Friday, May 15, 2009 6:03 PM

jhaught

2) Get rid of IE and switch to Firefox.

 

 

What kind of suggestion is that? That's like telling someone with a Chevy to dump it and get a Dodge. Either should work equally well even if needing some repair.

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Posted by jhaught on Friday, May 15, 2009 10:03 PM

 Firefox is better. All sorts of problems, by many people, with IE. There are technical reasons that have been explained to me at some point, but which I can't recall and possibly couldn't translate anyway.

 

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Posted by Classic Plastic on Saturday, May 16, 2009 1:02 AM

Checking this thread.. still on an IE(2), Thanks for the suggestion. Everything works for me fine ..so far. Thanks Jim & Don. "Ain't" or.. am not a computer wiz, But maybe a IP issue !?

Kevin
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Posted by Don on Thursday, June 4, 2009 3:57 PM

I appreciate the idea of an I.P. issue, but I have three different machines at different locations and I.P. addresses, all with the same issue.  I have friends that also have the same issue at their homes.  As an Analyst and former System Administrator, I can pretty much guarantee that it's not on my end.  I've given up on trying to use patches when this is the only site that I have issues with.  I'll just accept the fact that pictures are not going to load correctly.

Thanks, Don

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Posted by jonesmarc on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 9:44 PM

tabbysdaddy
What kind of suggestion is that? That's like telling someone with a Chevy to dump it and get a Dodge. Either should work equally well even if needing some repair.

 

 

i know the feeling.  i used IE all the time in till i downloaded 8 then i went to FF full time.   it works so much better with sites that use ajax and other types of coding within their web pages. 

FF is worth a try and the best thing of all is you can keep IE while having FF on your system

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Posted by 1320wayne on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:23 AM

This used to be my primary stop for modeling on the internet, until the change sometime back. It is very frustrating that you can't see the entire picture, and quite frankly I shouldn't have to jump through hoops or make major changes to my computer to make it work. Earlier on in this post people stated that the problem is not the site but the users system or computer. I disagree. Before the changes on this forum (which I feel most of them are fine) the pictures loaded and viewed just fine. So, the solution to the fix, in my opinion, does fall on the shoulders of the site. No other forums have this problem.

 

I used to love to come here to see all of the different types of excellent builds that people would showcase here. But, I want to see the entire model, not just half of it. 

 

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Posted by Bud L on Friday, August 7, 2009 1:52 PM

Same thing here dwayne , makes me not come here as often as I use to.

 

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Posted by Rich Costello on Friday, August 7, 2009 6:53 PM

I have the same problem here,and it's a real pain.I hardly ever come here anymore because of it.It's too bad, because I like this site.

You would think they would try to do something to fix this, instead of blaming it on the members, or their computers.

I think they are losing a lot of people because of this.

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Posted by pdp on Monday, August 10, 2009 1:37 PM

Dumping IE in favor of Firefox is not a bad idea at all. IE has been plauged with issues from day one, I use firefox and safari and have 0 issues with any images. Even on my phone which uses Safari.

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Posted by Bud L on Thursday, August 27, 2009 6:28 PM

It probubly has something to do with the size the photos are sent and SA not having an automatic resizing built into the website.

This would fix the problem.  Before the rebuild of the website this wasn't a problem.

 

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Friday, September 4, 2009 10:27 AM

Well, I haven't been here since April and I thought that I would check out the site and see if anything has changed.  It has not, and until the junk on the right side of the pages is removed, this problem will always be here.   It's to bad cause I liked it here before the change took place and ever since the change it's  been horrible.  Something has to be done about this problem before you loose more people.  When a company dosen't listen to their customers or their employees, it's only a matter of time before the company looses big time.  Sorry for this ramping, but I really do like this place, but I'm tired of looking at half of a picture and have to scroll to see the rest of it, and the problem is not on my side of the computer, period.  Dan Popeko 

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Posted by Rich Costello on Friday, September 4, 2009 7:53 PM

 Hey guys, they're right, at least in my case.

The problem is with Internet Explorer.

I switched to firefox, it was fast, easy and free, and it solved the problem right away.

Give it a try, you might like Firefox better. I know I do.

Rich

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