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Title: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 10, 2021, 09:39:05 PM
It came to my attention that you folks have questions but no place to ask them.   :smiley_chinrub:


Now you do.   :smiley_clap:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 11:18:58 AM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 17, 2021, 11:37:27 AM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?


I have no idea.  I just took a look at the logs and I'm not seeing any errors but the most common reason is either wrong format or too big.  Until I get more storage on this server (probably before July 1st) I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: wee drop o bush on June 17, 2021, 12:57:09 PM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?


I have no idea.  I just took a look at the logs and I'm not seeing any errors but the most common reason is either wrong format or too big.  Until I get more storage on this server (probably before July 1st) I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.
Thank you
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: CG on June 17, 2021, 01:44:20 PM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?


I have no idea.  I just took a look at the logs and I'm not seeing any errors but the most common reason is either wrong format or too big.  Until I get more storage on this server (probably before July 1st) I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.
Thank you

Posting from iPad.  Seeing if photo shows.
 ETA: Yes, yes it does.  I have to give it access to photos, though.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 17, 2021, 02:57:36 PM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?


I have no idea.  I just took a look at the logs and I'm not seeing any errors but the most common reason is either wrong format or too big.  Until I get more storage on this server (probably before July 1st) I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.
Thank you

Posting from iPad.  Seeing if photo shows.
 ETA: Yes, yes it does.  I have to give it access to photos, though.
:smiley_duck:  Duck you too.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: CG on June 17, 2021, 04:19:59 PM
:smiley_duck:  Duck you too.

The kids were ranting about auto-correct this morning.  Can you tell?
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 17, 2021, 05:58:00 PM
:smiley_duck:  Duck you too.

The kids were ranting about auto-correct this morning.  Can you tell?


This is why emoticons are so important.


 :smiley_middlefinger:


They eliminate ambiguity.


 :greenguy:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: wee drop o bush on June 18, 2021, 09:45:18 AM
I got it sorted :smiley_blink:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NapalmMan67 on June 24, 2021, 03:44:14 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?






Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:




.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: SCBrian on June 24, 2021, 04:22:24 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?
Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:
.

Here you go:
Click the little + under the message,  then click "Browse".  Go to wherever you keep your images and select the image you want to upload.   Once you have them selected you can post or preview your post.   (Images below)
If the images are on the web somewhere, you can post the direct link via the 'img' button above and should look like this:
Code: [Select]
[img] randomwebaddress/image.jpg[/img]

As to the feeling, I'm not sure why you would feel that way...


Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: flybynight on June 24, 2021, 04:23:58 PM
For some reason I cannot upload a photo for love nor money. I use my iPad to post on here, is this the issue?


I have no idea.  I just took a look at the logs and I'm not seeing any errors but the most common reason is either wrong format or too big.  Until I get more storage on this server (probably before July 1st) I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.
Thank you

Posting from iPad.  Seeing if photo shows.
 ETA: Yes, yes it does.  I have to give it access to photos, though.
:smiley_duck:  Duck you too.

You guys quack me up
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Halfapint on June 24, 2021, 05:01:34 PM
NT2C curious about the YT rule. Correct me if I’m wrong, we are no longer posting embedded YT videos in topics, you would rather we post just the link to the YT, correct?

Just want to clarify because that seems like the only real “rule” change I saw.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 24, 2021, 05:03:52 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?






Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:




.
If that feeling doesn't go away in a week, let me know.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Halfapint on June 24, 2021, 05:42:36 PM
I'm limiting upload attachments to 10MB.

Oooooh! Before they were only 1MB! That’s cool! That’s a lot easier to post a few pics instead of using Imgur then changing the size.

Which would you prefer? I’m sure any attachments we upload are stored in the server so we don’t have to rely on 3rd party image hosting. But could eventually lead to a much larger server needed and more bandwidth which = $$$
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: SCBrian on June 24, 2021, 06:47:50 PM
Which would you prefer? I’m sure any attachments we upload are stored in the server so we don’t have to rely on 3rd party image hosting. But could eventually lead to a much larger server needed and more bandwidth which = $$$
This is honestly my concern as well. 
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 24, 2021, 07:29:52 PM
My server currently has 20GB of storage on it.  I'm using 5GB for my mail server and a few other things, and reserving 5GB for the data this place needs, which leaves 10GB I can allow for uploads.  I can bump that 20GB to 40GB for about $65 over my normal server bill, but to go beyond that I'd need to change our hosting package.  That's not difficult to do and I doubt anyone would even notice the change since we have a dedicated IP and it would be done during the wee hours, but it would significantly bump our costs. Our goal is to gradually build this place up to the point where it becomes self-sufficient (through advertising/affiliation links/paid subscriptions) and put storage concerns behind us.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NapalmMan67 on June 24, 2021, 07:59:46 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?
Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:
.

Here you go:
Click the little + under the message,  then click "Browse".  Go to wherever you keep your images and select the image you want to upload.   Once you have them selected you can post or preview your post.   (Images below)
If the images are on the web somewhere, you can post the direct link via the 'img' button above and should look like this:
Code: [Select]
[img] randomwebaddress/image.jpg[/img]

As to the feeling, I'm not sure why you would feel that way... 


I thought that too, but nope.  Told ya I'm a veg.   My thoughts on technology...   :smiley_throwpc:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NapalmMan67 on June 24, 2021, 08:01:46 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?






Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:




.
If that feeling doesn't go away in a week, let me know.

Will do boss!


.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: SCBrian on June 24, 2021, 08:45:43 PM
I thought that too, but nope.  Told ya I'm a veg.   My thoughts on technology...   :smiley_throwpc:

Ok, lets try this, click here:

https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/video/4256405?key=8a29da13577e36bc9c68fc193ee5bcca

Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Halfapint on June 25, 2021, 01:49:47 AM
My server currently has 20GB of storage on it.  I'm using 5GB for my mail server and a few other things, and reserving 5GB for the data this place needs, which leaves 10GB I can allow for uploads.  I can bump that 20GB to 40GB for about $65 over my normal server bill, but to go beyond that I'd need to change our hosting package.  That's not difficult to do and I doubt anyone would even notice the change since we have a dedicated IP and it would be done during the wee hours, but it would significantly bump our costs. Our goal is to gradually build this place up to the point where it becomes self-sufficient (through advertising/affiliation links/paid subscriptions) and put storage concerns behind us.

Good to know. But honestly I tried uploading on my homestead page and my internet is so slow that it doesn’t let me.

So to save costs for now, I’ll just use 3rd party hosting later on when this becomes more self sufficient I’ll look at changing.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NapalmMan67 on June 25, 2021, 07:38:35 AM
Tst...

eta:  Well this one worked.  Maybe I fat fingered it trying the other times.  Will see if I can get others to post later.

Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: MPMalloy on June 27, 2021, 09:55:48 AM
NT:  Are you the owner of ufozs.com?
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 27, 2021, 10:16:25 AM
NT:  Are you the owner of ufozs.com?
Yes, I am.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: flybynight on June 27, 2021, 12:12:32 PM
NT:  Are you the owner of ufozs.com?
Yes, I am.

He wields the enchanted bane hammer "BANNISH FOE
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on June 27, 2021, 12:14:23 PM
NT:  Are you the owner of ufozs.com?
Yes, I am.

He wields the enchanted bane hammer "BANNISH FOE
And the Imperial Ball Gag "Stifle Thyself"
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: EBuff75 on June 27, 2021, 12:19:08 PM
NT:  Are you the owner of ufozs.com?
Yes, I am.

He wields the enchanted bane hammer "BANNISH FOE
 
Not to be confused with the "band hammer" which is historically what the jocks do to kids who play the clarinet.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NapalmMan67 on June 30, 2021, 10:27:43 AM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?

Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:

.
If that feeling doesn't go away in a week, let me know. 


Looks to have resolved itself.  I feel like such a burden has been lifted!     :shades:


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Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: CG on June 30, 2021, 12:30:26 PM
Trying to finger out how to post a picture(s).  I know there's the "Insert Image" button option when you're posting...  But how do you get the picture in there?

I'm a veg Danny.  Did I ever mention technology and I don't get along well?

Also have this weird feeling like somebody's watching me...  but only 5% of the time.    :smiley_funnyface:

.
If that feeling doesn't go away in a week, let me know. 


Looks to have resolved itself.  I feel like such a burden has been lifted!     :shades:


.

Oh good, he hasn't noticed.

 :smiley_bagonhead:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: RonnyRonin on July 05, 2021, 10:54:33 AM
Are the classifieds for trading/giveaways only? I assume there is a bigger spam burdan if it is open for paid commerce?
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on July 05, 2021, 01:45:20 PM
Are the classifieds for trading/giveaways only? I assume there is a bigger spam burdan if it is open for paid commerce?
We do allow approved Vendors to "commit commerce" on the site, and all regular members are allowed to do reasonable selling on the site (ie: listing your truck for sale is cool, running a used car business as just a regular member isn't)
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Asparagus on July 10, 2021, 03:03:14 PM
Testing, testing... I've been trying to reply to a different thread, but keep getting rejected. First the forum doesn't like my vpn, annoying, but understandable. Then I get error messanges saying the reply looks like spam, and/or to turn on JavaScript (which has never been off). Seems my post is tiggering a spam filter, and that blocks me for trying again for half an hour. Post was a couple of lines of text, and a picture and link to a news article. Tried both Firefox and Chrome, same thing. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on July 10, 2021, 03:11:34 PM
Testing, testing... I've been trying to reply to a different thread, but keep getting rejected. First the forum doesn't like my vpn, annoying, but understandable. Then I get error messanges saying the reply looks like spam, and/or to turn on JavaScript (which has never been off). Seems my post is tiggering a spam filter, and that blocks me for trying again for half an hour. Post was a couple of lines of text, and a picture and link to a news article. Tried both Firefox and Chrome, same thing. Am I missing something?

Yes, there's a spam filter that is placed on new accounts.  Once you have passed out of "Newbie" status it will get automatically removed. 

(BTW, posting a link and an image in your post is what's triggering it.)
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Asparagus on July 10, 2021, 03:22:25 PM
Is there a list of the "levels" anywhere?

I guessed it was the picture and link, but that comment is pointless without them  :-\
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on July 10, 2021, 04:04:30 PM
Is there a list of the "levels" anywhere?

I guessed it was the picture and link, but that comment is pointless without them  :-\
There is, but we prefer to keep the exact post count needed to change levels a secret.  It's a spam-prevention measure and we do not want to encourage people to attempt to bypass it with "junk" posts.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Asparagus on July 10, 2021, 04:12:47 PM
Understandable. Thanks.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Moab on August 04, 2021, 06:12:31 PM
How do I switch between mobile and desktop view? And where are my settings? I appear to be stuck in mobile mode. And can't find settings.

I can see the desktop view button. But it does nothing.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on August 04, 2021, 06:58:58 PM
How do I switch between mobile and desktop view? And where are my settings? I appear to be stuck in mobile mode. And can't find settings.

I can see the desktop view button. But it does nothing.
You can get "trapped" in mobile mode if you use both a phone and a desktop.  In such a case just PM any staff member and they can change it for you.  I just changed you back to the forum default theme.  The control is in your profile settings under "Look and Layout"
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Mr. E. Monkey on August 05, 2021, 09:08:26 AM
Is there a way that we can view our posts to see which ones have been downvoted/smitten?  I can understand not wanting posters to see who gave them negative karma, but it would be nice if I could see what I said that got negative feedback--sort of a self-check, to keep the mod team from having to say "hey, don't say/do that."

As it is, I have been in my profile, clicking on each post to see where I went wrong, so far unsuccessfully.  I'm sure it's probably not a big deal, and I should just not worry about it and go on with my life, but I want to make sure I'm not unintentionally being a dick to anybody on here.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on August 05, 2021, 10:51:22 AM
Is there a way that we can view our posts to see which ones have been downvoted/smitten?  I can understand not wanting posters to see who gave them negative karma, but it would be nice if I could see what I said that got negative feedback--sort of a self-check, to keep the mod team from having to say "hey, don't say/do that."

As it is, I have been in my profile, clicking on each post to see where I went wrong, so far unsuccessfully.  I'm sure it's probably not a big deal, and I should just not worry about it and go on with my life, but I want to make sure I'm not unintentionally being a dick to anybody on here.
There's a difference between karma and reactions.  Reactions are just a general thumbs up/down per post and should be viewed more as a judgment of the content of the post than the person.  For example, if I posted an article about prepping being outlawed I'd expect that post to be heavily downvoted and my reactions bar to show some red in it.  Karma is a thumbs up/down for the member.  It could be given for a post, an attitude, an avatar, sig line, whatever.  Admins (and maybe global mods too) can change karma amounts in your profile.

ETA: Neither is really anything serious.  The reactions were added because we wanted a way to vote on posts.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Mr. E. Monkey on August 05, 2021, 12:03:54 PM
Okay.  I'll still try to behave, but at least I don't have to worry about an angry admin with a monkey wrench waiting for me at the end of a red bar.  :awesome:
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: CG on August 05, 2021, 06:59:22 PM
Okay.  I'll still try to behave, but at least I don't have to worry about an angry admin with a monkey wrench waiting for me at the end of a red bar.  :awesome:

Oh good, he bought it!
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: boskone on August 05, 2021, 07:42:52 PM
Okay.  I'll still try to behave, but at least I don't have to worry about an angry admin with a monkey wrench waiting for me at the end of a red bar.  :awesome:

Oh good, he bought it!
Shush!  He'll catch on!
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Mr. E. Monkey on August 06, 2021, 08:04:15 AM
Okay.  I'll still try to behave, but at least I don't have to worry about an angry admin with a monkey wrench waiting for me at the end of a red bar.  :awesome:

Oh good, he bought it!
Shush!  He'll catch on!
Nah, I wouldn't worry about it.  It probably went in one ear and right out the other, knowing him...
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: 91Eunozs on August 18, 2021, 07:40:02 AM
Howdy y’all…. Just tried to post, and the message previews fine, but when I hit the ‘post’ button, it says

                      An Error Has Occurred!
                      CleanTalk: *** Forbidden. Please enable JavaScript. Message seems to be spam. ***

Any idea what’s going on?

Posting from an iPad if that matters..

Edit:  and I do have javascript enabled

Edit#2:  think I figured it out…think I had too many (huge) pics in a single post
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on October 05, 2021, 03:35:20 PM
Howdy y’all…. Just tried to post, and the message previews fine, but when I hit the ‘post’ button, it says

                      An Error Has Occurred!
                      CleanTalk: *** Forbidden. Please enable JavaScript. Message seems to be spam. ***

Any idea what’s going on?

Posting from an iPad if that matters..

Edit:  and I do have javascript enabled

Edit#2:  think I figured it out…think I had too many (huge) pics in a single post

Cleantalk is one of several anti-spam measures we use on the site.  It compares every message posted with its own database of spam messages and spammer behaviors and scores the message against that.  Too high of a score and the message is blocked because it looks too much like possible spam.  I'd rather not reduce the sensitivity on it but it will change and learn over time.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Crosscut on October 06, 2021, 05:03:59 AM
Howdy y’all…. Just tried to post, and the message previews fine, but when I hit the ‘post’ button, it says

                      An Error Has Occurred!
                      CleanTalk: *** Forbidden. Please enable JavaScript. Message seems to be spam. ***

Any idea what’s going on?

Posting from an iPad if that matters..

Edit:  and I do have javascript enabled

Edit#2:  think I figured it out…think I had too many (huge) pics in a single post

Cleantalk is one of several anti-spam measures we use on the site.  It compares every message posted with its own database of spam messages and spammer behaviors and scores the message against that.  Too high of a score and the message is blocked because it looks too much like possible spam.  I'd rather not reduce the sensitivity on it but it will change and learn over time.

Anyone else buy an extended car warranty from www.VeryBestExtendedCarWarranties.com?

Just testing ;)  Welcome back NT2C
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Optimist on October 07, 2021, 03:57:16 PM
Where do we pay for membership? I'd like to contribute.
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: EBuff75 on October 07, 2021, 04:02:12 PM
Where do we pay for membership? I'd like to contribute.

It's in your profile area, under the Actions heading on the left side. 
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: Optimist on October 07, 2021, 04:19:48 PM
Where do we pay for membership? I'd like to contribute.

It's in your profile area, under the Actions heading on the left side.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: EBuff75 on October 07, 2021, 05:09:50 PM
Where do we pay for membership? I'd like to contribute.

It's in your profile area, under the Actions heading on the left side.
Thanks!

I see the coin with your avatar now.  Thanks for chipping in!
Title: Re: Site Q&A
Post by: NT2C on October 07, 2021, 06:47:40 PM
Thanks to all of our paid members for the financial commitment they've shown towards the success of this site!