How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

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How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by Russell Phillips » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:33 pm

One feature that this new forum software offers is the ability to upload images to the forum, instead of using sites like imgur.

To upload an image, click the Attachments tab below the post text box. Click the Add files button and choose your files.
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The maximum file size is 512KB. To place the file directly in the post, click the Place inline button after it has uploaded. Otherwise, the image will appear under the post.
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Re: How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by CarlL » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:30 pm

Well done that man, Russell.

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PS how is the gaming going with your little man? Any headless airfix yet?

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Re: How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by Fire-at-Will » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:25 am

It's not recommended on other forums as it rapidly uses up the space available.
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Re: How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by Russell Phillips » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:33 am

CarlL wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:30 pm
PS how is the gaming going with your little man? Any headless airfix yet?
To be honest, mostly we play Memoir '44, and he usually wins :oops: Jen & I play a lot of boardgames, and the kids often play with us, so I guess he's more used to that kind of setup. Him and his sister both have some of their own figures now. They're far too large for 20mm vehicles, so I might have to look into simple skirmish rules for them to use with those.

No headless Airfix, though. They're both careful when they're playing with my toys :)
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:25 am
It's not recommended on other forums as it rapidly uses up the space available.
That's one reason why I set the limit for uploaded images to 512KB, so it can't be used for large images.

The storage limit is set at 1GB, which means that we can store at least 2,000 images. I honestly have no idea how long it'll take you lot to upload 2,000 images.
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Re: How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by granty101 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:48 am

Russell, judging from how popular the other SOTCW forum site was, I would say 2000 images won't take long to be posted here!!! :D

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Re: How To: Add an image to a post without using an external site

Post by Russell Phillips » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:27 pm

You may be right, Grant, although the 512KB limit means that very large photos will have to be hosted externally. I'll review the space limit if we run out.

As a work colleague once said, "A picture is worth a thousand words, but it takes up more space on the server."
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