How to post photos...
To share your pictures on these forums, you need to do the following:
1) First set up a photo-hosting account. These are usually free of
charge and some of the options include flickr.com and photobucket.com
2) Upload your pictures to that hosting account. Most will then make it very easy to copy the URL of any particular picture.
3) Click the little picture of a tree above the comment box in the C&SC forums.
4) Insert the URL of your picture in the required field and click "insert".
5) Er, that's it (in theory).
You need to have compatibility view on in IE. This will then bring a box up when you click the tree symbol which will allow you to input the address of the picture and some text explaining it (the alt text) and allow you to define its size.
You can also link to an URL which will bring the picture or webpage up in a new window.
or this but you must put this line in when you have rich text disabled otherwise the < and > will be converted to symbols using '<'
<p><img src="http://jowett.net/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=27189&g2_serialNumber=2" alt="Jowett Javelin" width="640" height="480" /></p>
So now we get some guy (presumably with his own web link to promote) who only registered yesterday, telling us how to upload photos like we have been for the past year or two.
Well done mate.
So I guess the new word verification log in is not working to keep the rubbish out?
Mr Martin - Keith Clements is a good friend of mine who posted the said link - both Keith & myself struggled for a few hours in our attempt to get our images posted to the forum - eventually Keith worked it out and kindly submitted the post in a bid to help all - I am not new to forums either and post on several but as already stated found this one difficult until Keith pointed out that the compatibilty settings may require change (new one on me but then I am not a computer scientist - but Keith is) Keith has added a link to the Jowett Car Club of which we are both members - to be frank being a small club we need all the publicty we can get and it's not that unsual to leave links to sites in this day and age. Not quite sure what your point is but there is no requirement for the sarcasm that you leave in your post . Quite obviously has self appointed forum manager for CSC you feel that we should not be posting on the site dispite the fact we both support the magazine through our subscriptions, and obviously we are both dedicated classic owners and feel that we contribute along with many thousands of others something rather special to the crazy world we all reside in. In fact the team at CSC thought that Keith's contributions to the classic car world over the last 40 or so years were so significant that he was awarded the CSC Club Personality of the Year - a few weeks ago at the NEC Classic Car Show. Now should you still think that we have no place on the CSC forum just say so - otherwise shutup and apologise for being so childish.
Looks like I've done it again - put my foot in it that is.
Oh well, sorry to any and all who don't appreciate my attempts at humour.
To explain briefly, my post above was prompted by the fact that this forum had been getting spammed by all and sundry, a lot of which was not even car related. So, finally, at last someone saw fit to introduce a word verification link that hopefully seems to be keeping most of these away, but then only two days later we get a new message from a new forum member who in writing his first post goes on to tell us how to post photos. Most of us have been managing ok, but there has been the occasional note from other newbies who had some trouble with it at first. IE compatibility will always be an issue, not just for this forum, but it is no great problem to fix, I only recently upgraded to a new computer last May, which replaced my previous Windows XP with Windows 7 so of course depending on what operating system one uses there will be necessary changes. Then apart from that, the post by Keith included links to photos that initially did not appear - they did later, but this on a post from a newbie telling us how to post photos? To further throw some suspicion into the mix, there were links to other websites, which I think I can be forgiven for suspecting as possible spam again. Far from being 'childish' as Chris Spencer would have us believe, In addition, one's suspicions could be reinforced when the same newbie posts the same post in more than one category, as he did here, and in the Classic Chat page. I think it all fair comment.
Anyway, apparently it is a link to a legitimate site for a legitimate car club, so apologies for that, and now we know his credentials (mine are scattered over the past year's posts should anyone care to wonder) we can only hope my faux pas does not discourage him from participating further on the forum. Of those who posts links to car related sites, we have only really had Dougal from Longstone Tyres and David from The Old Motor who have added anything relevant, but it may be worth adding a page or list somewhere to include such links; if and when these sites are mentioned they will soon get lost again as posts move on, so maybe putting them all in one place would benefit all. Any ideas?
Strangely, I have long had a liking for the Jowett Javelin myself, and still consider it an under-rated piece of UK motoring heritage, especially when compared to it's contemporaries. I have to say I can't make myself like the shape of the Jupiter so much, but that car too has a significant sporting history. Coincidentally the museum of which I am on the committee, and of which I have written elsewhere has a pre-war Jowett Four on display, I will try to take a photo next time I am there.
As for the rest of Chris Spencer's riposte, I will try not to aggravate him any more than I seem to have done so far, but his assertion that "there is no requirement for the sarcasm that you leave in your post" was wide of the mark; there was no sarcasm intended, just a tongue-in-cheek comment as explained above. As for the remark " Quite obviously has self appointed forum manager for CSC you feel" (I think he meant as rather than has) I think he is the one exercising some sarcasm. Certainly that is uncalled for, and far from being self-appointed anything, I would not want any responsibility for editing or censoring some of the behaviour that has gone on here in the past, but I do believe those that run this show are at last getting a handle on that. If some may think I have a lot to say for myself, that may be so, as the previous hordes of 'trolls' and 'spammers' have driven away a lot of the more useful members who used to post here regularly, so much so that some weeks it is only myself and Nuno from Portugal who continue to contribute anything, but I carry on in the hope that at least some of what I write may spur others to chip in. In that regard, I guess this thread proves me right, if not quite in the manner I had hoped, although I suppose the more one says what they think, the more chance there will be those who disagree. I can take that on the chin, I consider my use of the English language clear enough but others may see it otherwise. An opinion is just that, nothing more.
One thing I have learned from this forum in particular, is that once what may seem a trivial disagreement escalates to anger there is no future in adding fuel to the fire, so this is my attempt at a clarification, and to keep the peace I will not respond to any further related rants. Some things can be read, or misread with a meaning not intended, and it is best to leave it at that.
Back to old car stuff then?
Chris - Many thanks for your comments which I have taken on board - I think we are both 'Quits' at this point - apologies if I came at your posting in a strong / hot headed manner (It's a northen thing - but I reside in the south)
Has you say ' Back to old car stuff then' - obviously that is where our passions are better placed
Chris, I was (am?) a southerner until I moved further south, like the other side of the equatorial divide, but I still find all English speaking nations - English, American and Australian adhere to that old cliche, "three countries divided by one language".
Oh dear, now I have upset the Canadians, the Irish, the .................................?
But seriously, this forum urgently needs more contributors with different interests, and if there are some with their hearts in Bradford rather than Coventry, Hethel or even Maranello who have something to add; let's have it.