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trixare4kids

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I have tried to no avail to help a couple of friends use forum features.

One is having problems postings images from insert image. This poster keeps getting an error message,
Both are having problems posting incognito.

I have walked both through the steps that work for me, and nothing works for them.

What's the secret? All help welcome.

A big TIA!
 

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I have tried to no avail to help a couple of friends use forum features.

One is having problems postings images from insert image. This poster keeps getting an error message,
Both are having problems posting incognito.

I have walked both through the steps that work for me, and nothing works for them.

What's the secret? All help welcome.

A big TIA!
Well, I found that I had to upload the picture or other image onto my own "save picture" computer file, and sometimes name it myself.

Then I select the option "from your computer" and it usually works.

One problem is sizing though. Your picture can only be a certain "size" to fit in the "5000 space" limit.
 

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Are they uploading the file from the computer or linking a URL?
 

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I have tried to no avail to help a couple of friends use forum features.

One is having problems postings images from insert image. This poster keeps getting an error message,
Both are having problems posting incognito.

I have walked both through the steps that work for me, and nothing works for them.

What's the secret? All help welcome.

A big TIA!
Is it from URL? Sometimes it'll tell you it's invalid or too big.
 

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Is it from URL? Sometimes it'll tell you it's invalid or too big.
We've gone over that. I've told the one having problems posting images to uncheck the box. They still can't post images. They get an error message.
I dunno. :confused:
 

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We've gone over that. I've told the one having problems posting images to uncheck the box. They still can't post images. They get an error message.
I dunno. :confused:
For me, when I get that problem, I always download the image. And if that doesn't work, I'll always use resize image online. Problem flies away.
 

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Well, I found that I had to upload the picture or other image onto my own "save picture" computer file, and sometimes name it myself.

Then I select the option "from your computer" and it usually works.

One problem is sizing though. Your picture can only be a certain "size" to fit in the "5000 space" limit.
Yeah, downloading to local machine seems to work best.
 

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Well, I found that I had to upload the picture or other image onto my own "save picture" computer file, and sometimes name it myself.

Then I select the option "from your computer" and it usually works.

One problem is sizing though. Your picture can only be a certain "size" to fit in the "5000 space" limit.
Hi C. Adverse.
I've tried to have them select images from where I upload most of mine; already sized down.
I've walked them through the process, and to no avail, they get an error message. :shrug:
 

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For me, when I get that problem, I always download the image. And if that doesn't work, I'll always use resize image online. Problem flies away.
Ok, thanks... I will direct those having problems to read this thread.
 

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I have tried to no avail to help a couple of friends use forum features.

One is having problems postings images from insert image. This poster keeps getting an error message,
Both are having problems posting incognito.

I have walked both through the steps that work for me, and nothing works for them.

What's the secret? All help welcome.

A big TIA!
One problem at a time, starting with the issue uploading image files.

What troubleshooting error actually comes up?

First, determine if the image file is broken, too big, or if it is a single website causing the problem. More often than not it is particular file that causes that sort of an issue.

Another possibility is that your first friend might be having is that he/she copied the link incorrectly, causing a broken link to the image. Have them double check they correctly copied the link, and if that doesn't work, try using a simple image link that we all know works.

 

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Images can be linked by typing out the BBcode instead of using the widget. Type [img]the url to the image[/img] and you should get what you want. Just make sure you're linking to an image file.
 

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File too big is one of the main problems I have with down loading pics from my computer as well. But with photo bucket, no problemo...except now they trademark photos unless I PAY.
 

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Can they use the image tags directly? url[/img ]? And does the link end in .jpg or another image format, or is it something else?[/QUOTE]

They can use the image tags but when they try to post they get an error message. It ends in a gif.
 
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