How to use Attachments

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Click on the image icon like you normally would:

ImageUpload-1.jpg

It will probably default to URL. This is useful for grabbing images from other places and having them stored here which is something I highly recommend so that things like Photobucket breaking the Internet don't affect us here.

To do this, enter the URL of an image on the Internet and make sure the box shown is checked (it is by default). For those used to the old way, this is the same, only now there's the extra box.

ImageUpload-3.jpg

To grab an image from your computer, clicl on the "From Computer" tab on the top of the dialog box, then click "Choose file". This will open a dialog where you can grab photos from your computer (hooray!).

ImageUpload-2.jpg

This is where it gets weird. In order to actually upload the image, you have to click a button that's clearly not made to look like a button. Click on the words "Upload File(s)" and the magic will happen.

ImageUpload-4.jpg

That's it! I've tweaked the forum so that it looks the same as it always has. In fact, this post was done using upload images.


Some notes and rules:

  1. This is for LTG use only. If I find people hot-linking from here to other sites I'll disable hot-linking
  2. You have a size limit associated with your user. It's large, but it's not endless. If you run out of space talk to me and we'll see what's up with that.
  3. Violation of these rules will result in talkings-to, warnings, and/or banishment of a temporary or permanent nature depending on the offense
  4. The mods and admins can see all of your photos. You have no privacy here, so don't expect any.
  5. DO NOT POST OFFENSIVE PHOTOS! When in doubt, don't.

Honestly, the rules should be what you're already used to, but this is a new feature and I want to make sure everyone understands that it comes with limitations.

Enjoy!
 
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adorshki

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Grumble. I'm looking into this...
I'm still getting the same ol' "Add an image from URL", not that it was ever an impediment for me.
I'm not even sure I'm getting what's intended to be different from the instructions.
OK here's what I'm not sure about:
Is the new process going to upload everything we link to or is there still the option to simply use the old linking process for stuff that doesn't really need to be hosted here?
In any case, once again thanks for everything.
 
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I'm still getting the same ol' "Add an image from URL", not that it was ever an impediment for me.
I'm not even sure I'm getting what's intended to be different from the instructions.
OK here's what I'm nit sure about:
Is the new process going to upload everything we link to or is there still the option to simply use the old linking process for stuff that doesn't really need to be hosted here?
In any case, once again thanks for everything.
It turns out we are beta testing the new process but it's not quite there yet. I think the intent is to check the box and retrieve locally if it is something important fetched from another host. My definition of "important" would be something Guild related where information would be lost if the host removed the image. (Car pics and joke illustrations don't really qualify but that's not enforceable in practice until space limits are reached). The Upload Files from Computer would be for pictures you have on your computer that are not shared elsewhere but you would like displayed on LTG. Unless there is a problem with content the only real issue will be space and we are all learning those rules as we go along.
 

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Let's try this. DSC_0085.jpg

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It seems to have worked. This was imported directly from my computer not from a website.

- - - Updated - - -

It also added the update directly to the original post rather than making a second.
 

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Spot on, and it should be working now.
OK, so if I "uncheck" the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" box, it won't waste space here?
(It's checked by default when I looked, just now. It looks like I can uncheck it but still proceed with the "old" linking method)
 

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OK, so if I "uncheck" the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" box, it won't waste space here?
(It's checked by default when I looked, just now. It looks like I can uncheck it but still proceed with the "old" linking method)
Correct.
 

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Works! How do you get it to be larger? *** ignore this! It was small in my "post reply" box, but big once it posted! Very nice!

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OK, my turn to try.... :tiger:

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It's working. :encouragement:
 

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Click on the image icon like you normally would:

View attachment 98

It will probably default to URL. This is useful for grabbing images from other places and having them stored here which is something I highly recommend so that things like Photobucket breaking the Internet don't affect us here.

To do this, enter the URL of an image on the Internet and make sure the box shown is checked (it is by default). For those used to the old way, this is the same, only now there's the extra box.

View attachment 99

To grab an image from your computer, clicl on the "From Computer" tab on the top of the dialog box, then click "Choose file". This will open a dialog where you can grab photos from your computer (hooray!).

View attachment 100

This is where it gets weird. In order to actually upload the image, you have to click a button that's clearly not made to look like a button. Click on the words "Upload File(s)" and the magic will happen.

View attachment 101

That's it! I've tweaked the forum so that it looks the same as it always has. In fact, this post was done using upload images.


Some notes and rules:

  1. This is for LTG use only. If I find people hot-linking from here to other sites I'll disable hot-linking
  2. You have a size limit associated with your user. It's large, but it's not endless. If you run out of space talk to me and we'll see what's up with that.
  3. Violation of these rules will result in talkings-to, warnings, and/or banishment of a temporary or permanent nature depending on the offense
  4. The mods and admins can see all of your photos. You have no privacy here, so don't expect any.
  5. DO NOT POST OFFENSIVE PHOTOS! When in doubt, don't.

Honestly, the rules should be what you're already used to, but this is a new feature and I want to make sure everyone understands that it comes with limitations.

Enjoy!
I don't see the function icons in GAD's first image when I hit reply to thread. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Click "go to advanced", though the image icon should work the same either way.
 

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Hey GAD, I tried that, and it only shows the emoji icons. I'm using a Samsung tablet but displaying the full website.
 

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Under Settgings, General, Miscellaneous, see if this is checked:

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Just trying this out.
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Worked from the computer!
 
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