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Forum topic by GFYS posted 1768 days ago 987 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GFYS

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1768 days ago

It sure would be nice and benefit everyone if it wasn’t necessary to go through the calisthenics to post a simple photo. Copy and paste or download from a users computer is so much better. I’m sure there are reasons why you’ve chosen the current system but…I dislike it.


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papadan

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#1 posted 1768 days ago

Can’t allow direct uploads because people would upload viruses just for fun. With pics already online, (photobucket and such) this is the easiest forum out there. Just an ! before and after the address and pic shows.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Halling51

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#2 posted 1768 days ago

I am also having problems. But when you know how to do it it is very easy. It is as Dan say – there is always one making problems for all of us.
Lumberjocks is since I found it my no 1 favorite. And now I can and will show you what I am doing too.

-- Steinar, Norway - - Nothing is impossible! Just the impossible takes longer time! Hegner SE

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firecaster

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#3 posted 1768 days ago

Thanks for explaining that Dan. I didn’t know.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1768 days ago

I hadn’t thought of that Dan.

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GFYS

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#5 posted 1768 days ago

Yes I realise how to post a photo…but I will often not help someone because it’s too much work to download to a web host just to down load here. Then you have to edit,delete,manage your web hosting account too. I am active on many forums that are as active as this one. It’s very simple to save a sketch as a jpg on my computer then down load the photo directly to the forum…or copy and paste reference photos. Grumble grumble!

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 1765 days ago

Unlimited picture storage can get expensive. There are many dedicated photo storage / sharing websites that excel in this area. We have limited storage of project and workshop pictures here for free.

mics_54: “I am active on many forums that are as active as this one.”
That’s exactly the main reason to use photo sharing website – upload it once there and then use provided html sharing code snippet on any forum.

To make the process as simple as direct file upload I strongly recommend using MINI-BROWSER that you can find at the bottom of the posting textbox.

Anyways, I’m not saying that LJ will not have a direct photo upload on all posts as an option in the future ;)

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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jerryz

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#7 posted 1765 days ago

Fellow lumberjocks I am in the business of reselling web hosting plans/space and as a result have to manage several web sites and believe me that photos take a lot of space in the servers, it takes so much space in fact that many websites go as far as limiting the size and therefore the quality of the photos you upload to them.
(One of my customers is a professional photographer and therefore his website is all about photos, His haha)

As a result it would cost more $$$ for our hosts here to allow unlimited photo uploading.

By the was this cost comes from 2 principal items:

1.- Increased Hard Drive space usage. (you basically get alloted a certain amount with your hosting plan)

2.- Bandwidth. (It takes greater bandwidth to transfer pictures both upload and download when you see a picture) again the bandwidth you use is pre-allotted in the web hosting plan you bought when setting up the site, more bandwidth more cost.

When you place your photos in another site, (photobucket, flicker etc) the bandwidth used to download the photos to visualize them by your buddies is not impacting the total bandwidth used by lumberjocks.com.

Hope I didn’t confuse you further hehe, happy woodworking…

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Kindlingmaker

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#8 posted 1765 days ago

Thanks Martin, I was wondering why we could not just upload from our our computers.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Rustic

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#9 posted 1765 days ago

It makes sense from a potential virus threat standpoint. I am a Computer repair tech and hate when people get viruses on thier computer

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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GFYS

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#10 posted 1765 days ago

mics_54: “I am active on many forums that are as active as this one.”
That’s exactly the main reason to use photo sharing website – upload it once there and then use provided html sharing code snippet on any forum.

Martin photos maybe…but there are those of us that go out of the way to help people with images specific to the conversation we are haveing that will never be used again or found in the bazillion photos we have to keep stored. Really, it’s a pain to down load them to spamcity photobucket just to show Vern McLumberjock how to fizzle his wigit..knowhatimean?

It’s not a big complaint…just a little one.

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GFYS

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#11 posted 1765 days ago

troll

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Critterman

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#12 posted 1765 days ago

OUCH! Easy there, that’s not what this site is about folks. mics_54 have you tried FLICKR? I use it and it is oustide the ad trouble and pretty easy to upload to. Give it a try I think you like it after you get used to it. I too understand where the folks up top are talking about, this is a amazing site and Maritn had done a perfect job of it. We don’t want some fool with an evil mind and a bad virus to ruin it for us. Try Flickr I think you’ll find it better to use…just my two cents…like always thanks for the great job Martin.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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GFYS

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#13 posted 1765 days ago

I’ll keep my suggestions private from now on.

Anyways, I’m not saying that LJ will not have a direct photo upload on all posts as an option in the future ;)

Martin knows what I’m talking about.

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Martin Sojka

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#14 posted 1765 days ago

Dan, don’t keep your suggestions private. It’s fine to discuss them here…

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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SEE

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#15 posted 1765 days ago

One main advantage of having pics posted directly here on Lumber Jocks is that the photos would always be available for viewing in the future. I understand, of course, that this adds cost to the site owners. Some forums actively seek contributions from their members to help defray the cost of site upkeep and maintenance, understandably so.

I’m a rather new member here and as such don’t know how many active members LJ has. Personally, I wouldn’t mind contributing 10-20 bucks per year to the site owners for the convenience of posting directly to the site and for the assurance that he pics would always be available in the future, as long as LJ exists.

The problem with using 3rd party photo hosting sites is that if they go out of business, then the photos in the various posts here on this forum aren’t going to show up when people look at older posts, as they often do.

I’ve noticed that you do allow direct photo posting in the projects section. That’s a nice feature.

I also understand that there’s no such thing as a free ride! Somebody has to pay to keep this site going. I’m sure that your ad revenue helps but is probably insufficient to pay for unlimited photo hosting.

I wonder how many people would be willing to be yearly contributors. Some would, some wouldn’t. I’m a contributor at another site and don’t mind a bit chipping in to pay my part for the service. I’ve saved enough money from information gleaned from that forum to pay for my small yearly contribution many, many times over.

On the other hand, there will always be people who expect useful forums to be free, woodworking or other genres, yet don’t complain a bit about their monthly internet service charges.

One thing that I REALLY like about Lumber jocks is that it isn’t overly moderated. The thing that I most dislike about the other main WW forum that I visit, and also contribute to, is the fact that it IS overly moderated.

So, in my opinion, your site has a very good model. I’m willing to pay my fair share in order to be able to post pics directly to the site.

One very important thing that people would need to learn how to do is to resize their files, (or the site would need to use software that automatically does that) so that pics aren’t taking up more space than necessary. I think many people don’t realize that an extremely high resolution photo isn’t going to appear any cleaner or clearer than a moderate sized file. So, there would be a learning curve involved, too.

My two cents worth…......

-- Build for the joy of it!

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