I know little about computers, but it seems very complicated, cumbersome and unduly long winded to upload pictures. Can it really be, that one has to use a file hosting service in order to post pictures?. I don't understand why it is not possible to upload straight from you computer!. I do realize that other sites use the same system, but are there any good reason why you cannot simply pick a picture from your computer and send it off? It would make posting so much easier and enjoyable! At least for me.
Lastly, and unrelated, I was requested to provide my date of birth when I logged on some weeks ago after a long period of no activity. There was no option, but I think that should be optional, as I really can't see any logic in providing a date of birth. So can we please make this an option which I can leave out! I gave a random date in any case.
Regarding photos: You can click on the green block titled 'Add Attachments' (top right hand corner) when you open a window to post your message. Select the photo from your computer, following the on screen instructions and it should work. Please note though, ideally your photo should be no more than 500 pixels wide as we have a limit on space available.
Regarding date of birth: I think this is to cover Proboards (our forum providers) as part of the revised database conditions. This forum went through such a database change a while back, to keep in line with EU legislation. We have no control over this aspect of joining. Like you I would add a false date.
Click on 'Reply'. A window will open for you to enter your text. Top right hand corner of that window you will see 'Add Attachment', in a green box. It's not difficult to miss, it is just above the Smiley face icon. Click on that and follow the instructions.
So I used the cumbersome mode, inserting pictures. Used a free host TinyPic, which lets you upload a picture from the computer. It then gives you 4 different formats, of which I chose the second, which I copy. Once you write you reply, you press the "insert image" button which is next to the envelope above.
Paste the link into the block, and press "create picture" or whatever it says.
The trouble is, the string is too long, and just returns a string and no picture, when you do all this. I delete all in front and all after the front and back of the string,
(when I type this, it has two square brackets including the IMG, but it does not come out as I type it. So you want to keep the IMG with brackets in front and at the end of the string, everything before and after you delete. Hope this makes sense.)
You want to end up with this:
This now shows the picture, but it is a string with text but I can't write that because it just posts a picture of what is between the brackets!
press pre-views and see if it works, if it does, press create post, green button right corner low.
kaiser, thanks for pointing out the lack of the attachment option. I had not realise it did not appear on the members options.
I have now added the button for members, so you should be able to post up to three images using the add attachments option.
All I would ask is to try and keep each image at around 100kb, otherwise the storage we are allocated will be full in no time.
Ha ha, you had me seriously worried there for a while, but now I see the button, thanks. Here is a picture attached of my guard cat. Amazing little animal, that comes and watches over me when I am out of the house for a while. She always knows exactly where to find me and will stay until we go home, often catching a ride on my shoulder!
Kaiser, are those the images of the thread you started about the "very rusted 1964 P5 Coupe"?
If so, looks like a very major job if the scuttle area is anything to go by and replacement sections are no longer available for this complex triple skinned area. If the rest of the car is as bad and the interior is shot, it hardly seems worth the time and expense involved.It would be far cheaper to source and import either a P5 or P5b.
Yes, this is it. A 3 litre automatic from 1964. I know it is not worth the time to restore, and I might not go ahead, but first I will take it to pieces. I have already bought a sheet of 1.2mm steel, so I am the eternal optimist.!
I will make a decision once I see the bodywork in "the nude"
here it is not like just buy another car, this is the only 3 litre in the country (afaIk) there might be about 5 P5B Coupe in total of which I have one.
The story is one of a well known South African industrialist visiting Earls Court motorshow in 1964. He patted his wife and said "Dear, I'm going to the pup for a drink, you go and choose a car you like" or something to that effect. The car was subsequently shipped over and the rest, as they say, is history.