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Clearly computer illiterate people on here. Jpeg images do not act as shortcuts to other images, what nonsense you are talking.

I don't have an 'attitude' as you like to say, I merely made a fairly convincing first post and you all decided I was being aggressive towards the existing method. I've said now, many times, since you have decided against reviewing the image policy, that I will accept it, and can my thread be reopened, yet you continue to ignore my comments and requests and instead keep fighting as if you are right.

Apologies if I am here in the 21st century, and my internet can actually handle 230kb images, I really do not see how it is my problem you can't afford a fixed line internet service, so please stop trying to make out that it's my fault. If you don't want to view large images, don't view members motors threads.

I think the bottom line comes down to this. You say that you want all images hosted on FiatForum, so that if my image hoster goes down, the thread remains intact. This is a great idea, when it works, and I am fully behind you. Only problem is you aren't as good as my image hoster for the reasons I have pointed out. You decided you can't make the images better quality, due to bandwidth issues (minimal really), you also decided the existing system was quick enough and your members were happy. As soon as someone decided to agree with me or at least voice their slightly opposing feelings, you jumped on him. Why don't you stick to one post each, let everyone have their say, instead of making this into some sort of petty internet argument where points get thrown around and no one really understands.

I merely posted as a small suggestion / query about the reasoning behind, and perhaps alternative options, and I get jumped at by everyone on here. Calm down, see my points, and consider them. Then post.
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Clearly computer illiterate people on here. Jpeg images do not act as shortcuts to other images, what nonsense you are talking.

I don't have an 'attitude' as you like to say, I merely made a fairly convincing first post and you all decided I was being aggressive towards the existing method. I've said now, many times, since you have decided against reviewing the image policy, that I will accept it, and can my thread be reopened, yet you continue to ignore my comments and requests and instead keep fighting as if you are right.

Apologies if I am here in the 21st century, and my internet can actually handle 230kb images, I really do not see how it is my problem you can't afford a fixed line internet service, so please stop trying to make out that it's my fault. If you don't want to view large images, don't view members motors threads.

I think the bottom line comes down to this. You say that you want all images hosted on FiatForum, so that if my image hoster goes down, the thread remains intact. This is a great idea, when it works, and I am fully behind you. Only problem is you aren't as good as my image hoster for the reasons I have pointed out. You decided you can't make the images better quality, due to bandwidth issues (minimal really), you also decided the existing system was quick enough and your members were happy. As soon as someone decided to agree with me or at least voice their slightly opposing feelings, you jumped on him. Why don't you stick to one post each, let everyone have their say, instead of making this into some sort of petty internet argument where points get thrown around and no one really understands.

I merely posted as a small suggestion / query about the reasoning behind, and perhaps alternative options, and I get jumped at by everyone on here. Calm down, see my points, and consider them. Then post.
computer illiterate. no one said that jpegs acted as shortcuts what was said that the original image can be found in your gallery and i hate to burst your bubble but the copy of your image hosted in your gallery is actually a better quailty image then the photo you posted from your hosting service

believe me i know what im talking about and so do alot of other people on hear

after all i have got years of experience, training and qualifications to do with IT and also currently doing a degree in computer games design
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believe me i know what im talking about and so do alot of other people on hear
Well that's ironic.

I wasn't even talking to you...
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Well that's ironic.

I wasn't even talking to you...
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Clearly computer illiterate people on here. Jpeg images do not act as shortcuts to other images, what nonsense you are talking.
by that you imply everyone
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Clearly computer illiterate people on here. Jpeg images do not act as shortcuts to other images, what nonsense you are talking.

I don't have an 'attitude' as you like to say, I see you have not taken my advice to look at your posting style. you are mistaken I merely made a fairly convincing first post and you all decided I was being aggressive towards the existing method.no you didnt,we had your method,we changed it I've said now, many times, since you have decided against reviewing the image policy, that I will accept it, and can my thread be reopened, yet you continue to ignore my comments and requests and instead keep fighting as if you are right.

Apologies if I am here in the 21st century, and my internet can actually handle 230kb images, I really do not see how it is my problem you can't afford a fixed line internet service, so please stop trying to make out that it's my fault. If you don't want to view large images, don't view members motors threads. we have a global membership,internet connections vary greatly. the site owner travels and is very often on a poor quality or mobile connection. its not a money issue

I think the bottom line comes down to this. You say that you want all images hosted on FiatForum, so that if my image hoster goes down, the thread remains intact. This is a great idea, when it works, and I am fully behind you. Only problem is you aren't as good as my image hoster for the reasons I have pointed out. You decided you can't make the images better quality, due to bandwidth issues (minimal really), you also decided the existing system was quick enough and your members were happy. As soon as someone decided to agree with me or at least voice their slightly opposing feelings, you jumped on him. Why don't you stick to one post each, let everyone have their say, instead of making this into some sort of petty internet argument where points get thrown around and no one really understands.
the person you have 'agreeing' with you is someone with a chip on their shoulder about another issue altogether. they are just edging onto your soapbox

I merely posted as a small suggestion / query about the reasoning behind, and perhaps alternative options, and I get jumped at by everyone on here. Calm down, see my points, and consider them. Then post.
calm down,there is someone who needs to calm down in this thread for sure
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Well that's ironic.

I wasn't even talking to you...
If you post on a forum, you are "talking" to everyone who reads your posts.

Calm down, you've been given the reasons. Accept them or don't post.
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Hey I'm not angry, just confused. My thread gets viewed by a mod, ok, who goes into the thread. 10 seconds gone. He right clicks on the first 5 images and selects "view image info", fine, they are locally hosted, 25 seconds gone. He clicks through to page two and views two more images. He right clicks them. 5 seconds gone. It's not locally hosted. Close thread. 10 seconds gone.
He comes to PM me, PM's me, 2 minutes gone.
I PM him back with correct links, he adds them to the thread, 3 minutes gone.
He reopens the thread, 10 seconds gone.

Total time: 5 minutes +

What a waste of time. Wouldn't it be easier to tell users to report posts with missing links, moderators can delete them and whole threads if necessary. Moderating a forum isn't about using your power, it's about teaching your users. It's brilliant when you get users reporting everything, your job becomes so much easier. I'll happily report dead links to images.

I struggled in that I am new. I come to this page and, quite honestly, didn't bother reading the rules. I had glanced into other threads and noticed they were hosted in the gallery, so atttempted to do the same for mine. I made an album, uploaded the images, cool. Clicked ok, and got returned to my profile. Could I see my images anywhere? No. It said I had them, space had been used. I finally found a link to click to continue and label my images. Why?! I just want to put them in a thread. Ok, I do it. Finally I get some images. Are their forum friendly codes handy like on image hosting sites? No. I am forced to get the image tags by right clicking and "copy image source", then pasting it into the box.

It's long winded and damn confusing. I doubt it's just me that find this system a little dated. Shove a button at the top saying "Upload images", which gives a pop up box, I select multiple images, they upload in front of me and I get displayed a list of the forum friendly IMG tagged images. Sorted. I'm happy (bar the low quality).

oh, and here for comparison:

THIS WEBSITE:


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Look in particular around the fiat logo on the wheel.



now,did you look at the full version?
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Seriously guys, on the edge of facepalm here.

I accept your rules, I will adhere to them. Now please, please, may you just reopen my thread. That is all I ask.

and for the record, couldn't be calmer.. been in far more heated situations than an internet based forum, not sure about all of you but I definitely have.
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I accept your rules, I will adhere to them. Now please, please, may you just reopen my thread. That is all I ask.
I presume you have PM'd the mod - now just a question of him sorting it out, he isn't on UK time
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I have done, but I did it probably 25 hours ago now, surely Australians wake up at some point ?
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I wasn't even talking to you...
Talking to me then. HI!

Im not computer illiterate. Ive done web development for 4 years now. also done several IT courses. Im not saying i know EVERYTHING, but know a reasonable amount.

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Clearly computer illiterate people on here. Jpeg images do not act as shortcuts to other images, what nonsense you are talking.
I miss worded that. However, if you go onto your personal gallery on the Forum you will find the ORIGINAL image file, this should be equal, if not better than the one on the hosting site.

The one you see on threads isnt the original, its a 'indirect' copy, but you can thumbnail or link it using coding, simply html does the job. simply put the image code inside a url link {URL="http://random image.com"}{img}random image{/img}{/URL} (subsitute {} for [] )

The one hosted externally is a 'Direct' copy, code for code, so to say

Ive used various sites in the past, most of these modify your original, best way to check is compare the file on your PC vs the ones in the "cloud".

Ive several .raw files on my pc. just converted one to .jpg format. Its recorded as 6.08mb (can provide screetshots if required) uploaded to photobucket, its now recorded in jpg format as 3.5mb.... so an obvious loss there...

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Apologies if I am here in the 21st century, and my internet can actually handle 230kb images, I really do not see how it is my problem you can't afford a fixed line internet service, so please stop trying to make out that it's my fault. If you don't want to view large images, don't view members motors threads.
Im 21st centruary. I have broadband in my University apartment. Its actually recorded in one of the other threads on this site to run a 80mbps download to a 67mbps upload. pretty damn fast if you believe me. this is free to me thanks to my tuition fees. (so i guess i pay actually..)

However i have a netbook and smartphone. i don't have access to my broadband 24/7 i might have a car but i use certain things called trains and buses. not all of these have WiFi, so i use a 3G Mobile Modem. which when tested came out as 0.21mbps. SSLLLOOOWWWWW... plus i pay for this

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. Calm down, see my points, and consider them. Then post.
I see you points, i didn't use the forum uploader originally, Bludv_x19 has locked my thread several times. but i use it.

Just because my point of view doesn't match yours doesn't mean that i havent considered them.
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Ok thanks for your extensive response. I will live with it. Sorry if I came off as rude, just the way I type.
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Ok thanks for your extensive response. I will live with it. Sorry if I came off as rude, just the way I type.
No worries

sorry if you thought my response was brash at all.

I understand your thoughts and problems with the image uploader.

your opinions in your first post have been resolved/took into account, and sorry if you felt like this turned into a keyboard bashing argument.
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I have done, but I did it probably 25 hours ago now, surely Australians wake up at some point ?
The ones I know are only awake long enough to attend rugby training and matches (as well as pre and post training and match drinking)
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I have done, but I did it probably 25 hours ago now, surely Australians wake up at some point ?
yes they wake up like everyone else and go to work or uni. staff here don't get paid they work for free in their spare time. so the mod you have pmed probably hasn't had time to do it yet.

oh and we do have a hosting rules in the guides section, the how to guide for making guides tells everyone to attach the pictures with the attach button.
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