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Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:32 pm

We will continue to encourage members posting photos which do NOT exceed 820 pixels in width and the guidelines at the top of the photo pages will continue to show that.

However I have today changed some settings whereby any photo attachments which exceed 820 pixels in either width or height will NOT be displayed on the page but instead a link to it will be displayed and anyone looking at the page can than decide by clicking on the link as to whether they want to look at the photo or not.
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Re: Oversized photos

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:59 pm

And while I was working on that, another adminstrator has found a way of stopping photos from another server which exceed 820 pixels in width from being posted on the board.
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Re: Oversized photos

Postby MTT384 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:09 am

I was able to post a photo to a "Where is it?" thread, but got the error message...

It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.

... when I tried posting photos to a new thread in the WA photo section.
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Re: Oversized photos

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:26 am

This happens to be the best and simple to use photo resizer to use.All you got do is load a picture from your picture collections there is two white boxes below load picture you type in 820 in the first white box and the second white is done automatically.And below the two white boxes is save picture which you save to a file for later use.I use this resizer all the time.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:16 pm

Following the changes to the control over photo sizes, it has been decided to relax the rules as to the number of photos within a thread.
The number of photos within a post will be retained at 10 and in the case of attachments this will be enforced by the software.

However the number of photos which may be included within any one page within a thread has been set at 50.

Hence it will no longer be neceassary to create a separate thread for each lot of 10 photos where it is considered necessary to post more than 10 photos on the one subject, provided there are no more than 50 within any one page. This may now be achieved by adding another post to the same thread.

There is no limit on the overall number of photos in a thread subject to the above.

The photo forum headings have been amended accordingly and now also include a comment that a topic icon should be used. The moderator may take action if such icons are not included.

The comments have also been added to the model forum so that users there are also aware of the photo rules (topic icon not included there). Topic icons also not included in the overseas photo sections.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:38 pm

Hi. I have been reading this topic, and I too (Sunday 6th) have had an error come up continually when trying to upload pics. I attach the pics directly from my Photobucket account, which I resize automatically when uploading to THAT site. I am not sure what the dimensions are, but am pretty sure it's below the 820 pixel rule, as I've been loading photos onto THIS forum for almost a year from Photobucket with no problems. It's just been today I've been experiencing problems, so much so I gave up. Is it just me :?: or are my pics all of a sudden too big :?: :?: Thanks TBN
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:53 pm

It has just happened to me now... I've previously been able to put photos up linked from photobucket but today it came up with an error and so lost all the detail I had put into the post which took about an hour. Not very happy... And they are either 800x600 or less so I don't know why...
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:44 am

I am not sure what was changed to cause that but I have referred it to the person who made the changes.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:29 am

Fleet Lists wrote:However the number of photos which may be included within any one page within a thread has been set at 50.

So let me get this right, if the thread has say two pages, then that thread can have 100 photos, or 150 photos for a three page thread & so on? Is that correct?
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:36 am

Yes
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:20 am

Just tried again to upload pics/thread, and when I go to preview thread before submitting, this is the error message that comes up:

SQL ERROR [mysql4]

My SQL server has gone away

An SQL error occurred. Contact Board Administrator if this problem continues to occur.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:34 am

Thats what I got too Tas Bus Nut...
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:58 pm

I have been told that that part of the change has been backed out so hopefully that will resolve that issue.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby MTT384 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:11 pm

Well, it solved my issue; thanks.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby dude » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:30 pm

Can understand the reason for the reduced pixel size, but for my 2c's worth it's annoying. As I keep all my photo's on Photobucket, whatever their standard pixel size was above what is now the limit. I always kept within the 10 pics rule too.

As a result of this I wont be posting pics to this forum. I've not got the time to spend hours editing them just for this board.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby RailwayBus » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:51 pm

dude wrote:Can understand the reason for the reduced pixel size, but for my 2c's worth it's annoying. As I keep all my photo's on Photobucket, whatever their standard pixel size was above what is now the limit. I always kept within the 10 pics rule too.

As a result of this I wont be posting pics to this forum. I've not got the time to spend hours editing them just for this board.


That will be a shame, I used to enjoy your photos, but completely understand why you won't be posting them.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:35 pm

I've felt the same, and I've recently started using PhotoBucket in experimenting different methods of being able to resize and edit photos quicker but have slowed down on how many photos I put up because of restrictions...
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby dude » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:37 am

RailwayBus wrote:That will be a shame, I used to enjoy your photos, but completely understand why you won't be posting them.


Thanks mate - You can keep tabs on them here -> http://s706.photobucket.com/albums/ww69/TransitJapan

Hopefully common sense will prevail and a larger pixel size will be re-instated such that I can contribute to the forum. My posts were also well detailed, in comparison with a number of Hong Kong bus foamers who just posted bunches of photos with no details about them.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Fleet Lists » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:48 pm

It is not a matter of being reinstated - larger photos have NEVER been allowed.
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Re: Changes to photo rules, etc

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:19 pm

Thanks Fleet Lists. It appears the problem has been fixed. As to the photo size, I'm sure Photobucket reduce the size (when uploading) to 820 pixels wide anyway, so there shouldn't be a need to resize yourself. My photos are now uploading to this forum again, so I'm assuming the size is unchanged :o
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