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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby newportri » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:37 pm

You have a wonderful family :-)
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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby Cyril » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:53 am

CTSixshot wrote:Let's see if I did it correctly...
http://imgur.com/A9zm0A2

Almost.
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I did it manually here, but imgur should provide you with a nice img code to paste after you upload the image there.

newportri wrote:I am not a big fan of external links myself (ie photobucket) since I have been to too many websites where the links have been removed or doesn't work.

Funny, I have the same complaint about forums hosting attachments, as well a similar complaint that's potentially even more frustrating.

Just as with hotlinking from sites like photobucket, images on forums disappear too; but worse, forum admins often set permissions to require login just to view attachments. I find that irritating, antisocial, and downright jerky when I google something and find a thread on a forum where I'm not a member. Then I have to join, if the forum even allows me to join...and of course I use 100% fake info to join with a disposable email address, and my zero-post account becomes another piece of litter cluttering that forum's database. If the thread is visible anonymously then the damned photo (or PDF or whatever) should be too!

You might promise me here and now that you will never purposely set it that way (assuming it's not set like that already), but even if a future software upgrade never sets that permission without you noticing, it is a valuable skill to be able to use a good hosting site (better than photobucket; imgur or picasaweb IMO) to embed in forum posts and I encourage every forum user to do so.

Yes, hosting sites sometimes go away, and more often the users delete their own pics that they posted in forum threads (why?!?!?!?), but overall I find content hosted outside of forums more stable. As well, forum software tends to just not be very good at it anyway, with stuff like size limits and such.

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CTSixshot wrote:I'm still learning. I'll figure it out eventually.

Okay... got the resize and posting process down (at least for my purposes).

Meet some of the Softpoint family:
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Now, to go outside and shoot some snowflakes, I guess (relax! The ones falling from the heavens...!)

That one works perfectly. Excellent!

Ugh, don't remind me...I gotta herd tons of snowflakes tomorrow.
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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby CTSixshot » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:11 pm

I guess I still need to reduce the pictures a bit. I see the link now for posting the image directly.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Heck, what better way to spend some of the time indoors...
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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby Cyril » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:49 pm

So, a great thing I like about imgur is that you can tack on a single letter near the end of the address to automatically resize an image in your post.

The URL for an image in this thread:
http://i.imgur.com/A9zm0A2.jpg

Here's what it looks like:
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Here it is in a few different sizes...all I need to do is add 'l', 'm', or 's' just before the .jpg:

http://i.imgur.com/A9zm0A2l.jpg :
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http://i.imgur.com/A9zm0A2m.jpg :
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http://i.imgur.com/A9zm0A2s.jpg :
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More info: https://api.imgur.com/models/image
Code: Select all
The thumbnails are:
Suffix   Name            Size   Keeps Image Proportions
s      Small Square      90x90      No
b      Big Square      160x160      No
t      Small Thumbnail      160x160      Yes
m      Medium Thumbnail      320x320      Yes
l      Large Thumbnail      640x640      Yes
h      Huge Thumbnail      1024x1024   Yes

For example, the image located at http://i.imgur.com/12345.jpg has the Medium Thumbnail located at http://i.imgur.com/12345m.jpg


That's a feature I also like about all Google image hosting, including Picasaweb, Google Plus, Blogger, etc; you can add a little something at the end of the URL to adjust size. The thing you add is different and beyond the scope of this post unless you're interested.
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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby CTSixshot » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:43 pm

Thanks. That is a handy feature.

BTW, this reload and range offer will be suspended after 22 January until Spring.
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Re: Winter reload offer

Postby Cyril » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:45 pm

Cyril wrote:even hotlinked photos (such as those posted in this thread) require a ton of javascript for the browser to load them; people running javascript control (such as the popular NoScript extension) end up needing to whitelist a bunch of stuff. I just hop over to another less secure, less fast browser with threads like this rather than allow Photobucket's nastyness into my main browser.

Although I still recommend imgur or picasaweb...I found a workaround to fix this problem.

After many years I've finally found out what is so wrong with Photobucket hotlinking/embedding. I wish I could say that I figured it out for myself, but all I've done is finally found a thread with a report from someone who was more successful at the same diagnostic strategy that I tried:
http://forums.opera.com/discussion/1856 ... -issue-/p1
The problem is that Photobucket does not comply with standards for the HTTP ACCEPT header, and a workaround is to modify the browser's ACCEPT header to:
image/gif, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, application/x-ms-application, application/vnd.ms-xpsdocument, application/xaml+xml, application/x-ms-xbap, application/x-shockwave-flash, */*
or even
*/*

In Opera 12 (my preferred browser for forums), one does that by going to the special URL opera:config and searching for ACCEPT then pasting the string into the box and clicking Save. Direct link in case anyone googles themselves here looking for the solution: opera:config#Network|HTTPAccept

In other browsers the same kind of config page is likely at this special URL: about:config

It looks like this works even without allowing javascript for any of Photobucket's many FQDNs.
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