its not really like you (well...I anyway) cannot post photos. I know of two ways. one is to use the choose files option in the lower left under the reply box. that takes you to a window into your file system and you can post pics that way, but they are attached and they are using MCM storage space since you have uploaded them to this site. the other way is to use img html tags of the form [ i m g ] [ / i m g ] (but remove the spaces i put in there). the trick here seems, for me anyway, to assemble a string of the img tags with your url of the photo you want to post in an external editor and then paste the entire string into the reply box. lets see if that still works:
kind of a pain but it does work. others have better luck but that's what i have found works for me. the actual url feature behind the "insert other media" button below needs to be made to work but evidently the software guys say next release...which is funny because it worked for me last week. hope that helps jb
thanks folks. Bill all those photos were uploaded to this site instead of being linked to an URL, that feature always worked for me, but I am using MCMs space for storage which is going to be a problem sooner or later. those photos with the air box, those are kind of old. I have redone the box in thinner material but don't have a photo handy. thanks again anyone, comments questions criticisms cheerfully accepted jb
Bill, they are mangled... jb by the way my apologies to the site police for excessive posting in this thread, as far as I am concerned you can erase my posts at some point but I do think we are doing you a favor by documenting how to use some of the features. now I am experiencing a long wait, infinite wait it seems, first time I hit the "edit" button. if I click it again I go right to the editor. has happened a number of times now.
thanks for keeping up with this Bill and Eric. so both of you are seeing what I see then, my first attempt is garbled but then when I assembled the entire string elsewhere and pasted it here, it worked. never seen that kind of behavior before but its consistent so there is something to it and it is probably pointing at the root cause in some way. now doing what you say Bill, my problem is that imageshack, my photo host, seems to store the photos in a funny format (it says file type is "COM/I/IDMFIYJOJ File") because when I look at the properties I see: https://imageshack.com/i/p5ZcJkiTj no file extension and kind of hacked up from the true url. edit: ah now I see, this is a hypertext link to imageshack and my photos there...don't know what happens when someone else goes there but when I click on the link I can see all my photos but maybe that's because it knows this computer. end edit but let me try this then, first verbatim and then I will complete the address. I believe I have already done this with no good result but here we go: https://imageshack.com/i/p5ZcJkiTj and then: https://imageshack.com/i/p5ZcJkiTj.jpg (I KNOW this aint gonna work)
some people get paid good money to do this sort of troubleshooting! maybe the software vendor would like to hire some testers! jb
result: no go...oh well at least I know of one way to post a photo from a url, that's all I need really. some strange behavior here though. I mean the software!
which picture do you mean Bill? are you seeing a photo I am not? the photo I see is below the line "nope, no love but when I assemble the image with tags in an external editor and paste the whole string here:", but the one above it, done the way you explain, just shows the url with some goofy junk in front of it to me. thanks for your help jb
let me try again doing what Bill just suggested (not all that different from what I have been doing but at this point who knows?): http://imageshack.com/a/img661/8353/TiIuRd.jpg jb nope, no love but when I assemble the image with tags in an external editor and paste the whole string here:
maybe its just the camera angle...I looked at the original photo in your link and it looks compressed like that too. imageshack does not supply pre-html-ed tags. but let me try assembling the whole thing in an editor and pasting it here:
well that seemed to work so I guess you cannot use this built in reply to assemble your images with image tags. that is very strange. I declare this unusable at this point
nope, did what you said, put the tags and then pasted the link...same result. isn't this some goofy azz stuff. probably just have to wait till the software is "fixed" but I do not see how you did that Tom lets try it again: this with "direct" http://imageshack.com/a/img537/1672/UXh1bu.jpg
this with "link" (imageshack's categories, one is secure (https) and the first is not https://imageshack.com/i/exUXh1bu.jpg
notes: pickup bed has been remade to move wheel opening back as per prototype and also to replace rod with tube on top of wings. roll cage has been completed and currently awaiting some final shaping and semi gloss black paint. floor board completed and in primer awaiting silver paint. body work further along than shown but not by much. this model will be donated to the owner of the real car within a year of completion. I do not like how all my posts get merged together. did someone think this was a good feature? real car engine:
imo this whole "cloud" thing has disaster written all over it. setting aside the "features" that harry has been confronted with, is there anyone here who trusts some anonymous third party to keep their data "safe" (there is no such thing) and guarantee its availability into perpetuity? because I sure wouldn't...history shows these kind of schemes go out of business with some regularity and then, I am thinking, POOF goes your data so you better have it backed up, but wait, that's what the "cloud" was supposed to be about. and not to get too far afield from the subject but online banking? come on...one day soon we will all see the folly of that particular enterprise when someone hacks into a major bank and either steals everyones money or even better, scrambles all the data in such a way it isn't apparent for a week or so. then there will be backups, sure, but from a week earlier. anyone have any idea how many transactions a major bank makes in a week? and this consumer savings stuff is just spare change to keep things rolling, I am talking about MAJOR transactions of which there will be no backups and in world financial markets, its timing more than anything that counts. what that means: major consumer loss of confidence in banking, major run on the banks, major bank collapses. just wait, it is coming if its not already happened and managed to be hushed up. I would bet within the next year. what a tangled dangerous web we wove when we started believing in computers and networks as gods. jb