TrainBoard UPGRADE - It's Coming

FriscoCharlie May 18, 2011

  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    In the end, as long as I get to see more and more photos of your wonderful trains, I'm happy, no matter the method of sharing! :D :p :D
     
  2. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    One of the downsides of straight embedding is that you are by definition leaching bandwidth from whoever is hosting the image. Now, if it's your own website your doing that from, no harm no foul, but if you don't own the web page...Different sites have different rules. Some sites, in order to stop leaching will auto replace your image with another one. Usually a Cease and Desist, sometimes an extremely offensive image to punish you for stealing bandwidth.
    That is what the option to upload locally is available.


    Having said all that, I embed all the time and have no problems doing it. And please do remember, you can always do it the "correct" old fashioned way using the [ img ] [ /img ] tags around the url. That still works just the way it always has.
     
  3. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

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    FYI, the drop down quick links menu opens behind the advertisement. I did not have this problem yesterday.
     
  4. jhn_plsn

    jhn_plsn TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ok, now it works.
     
  5. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, that is true. However in this age, gigabytes of bandwidth are pennies on the dollar. I get 30gigs/month FREE from GoDaddy, just by having bought my domain from them. The only down side is the small banner ad they place at the top of my website. However, I can have that removed at any time by paying for the bandwidth, starting at 1.99/month. About 10 years ago, 'hot-linking" was considered rude because of what they called bandwidth theft. Today, it's a way of life and has become responsibility of the website owner to disable hot-linking from their site if they don't want people embedding their material elsewhere.

    In fact, today it's more of a courtesy to embed by hot-linking when the image is not your own. This way, all references to the image can be traced back to the original owner. If that image is copied and hosted elsewhere, all connections are severed and can be considered a copyright violation.

    TrainBoard strictly enforces this, so if the image is not your own, do not use the attachment method unless you have explicit permission from the owner to publicly display their work (and can provide it should we ever need it). Public display is different than permission for private use, and is often confused.
     
  6. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I realize all of that, I'm just explaining why vBulletin made the change. It was made to cover hotlinking.

    I understand the copyright issues, I'm not making a statement in support of theft, just explaining why vB4 is the way it is.
     
  7. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    if I'm reading that right, Tb will now let you upload off your harddrive into a post. (This may just be an extension of our normal photo thingy, I don't know.) Click on the pucture of a tree in the button row, next to the film strip. Then click "From Computer", "Browse", pick your picture, click on "Upload", and you get>>
    PICT0012.jpg

    Might be a tad small though, I dodn't know if it's this size because of me or TB.
     
  8. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Morgan,That has always been possible. :)In vB3 it was a separate option below the text box for a reply called "Manage Attachments". Now, it is included in the insert image option and (unfortunately) set as the default mode of posting a picture. It's a good featature, but a strong majority of photos are "from URL" and should NOT be retrieved to reference locally. :(
     
  9. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Oh, also, just click the small thumbnail in your post and it will bring up your attachment full size. :)
     
  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As Mark has noted, this was available for use with the previous version.

    To save page space and bandwitdh, the upload creates a clickable thumbnail.

    Boxcab E50
     
  11. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Good news! I've figured out how to post pictures onto Trainboard's photo albums! Sort of.
    1. Screw the albums. It's not worth the virgins to sacrifice in hopes that it might work
    2. Click on the button marked "Railimages". It's straightforward, does the same thing the old alblums did, and much easier
    3. Do I really need to tell you what to do with the virgins, now that we aren't sacrificing them? :mwink::mtongue:
    In all seriousness, I still stand by my earlier comment that the V4 photo albums on the trainboard side is a pain in the FRED to navigate through. But now that I've fpund the joy that is Railimges, I;m not sure what the difference is, or the pouint to having two,s eperate photo hosting systems.
     
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  12. CarlH

    CarlH TrainBoard Member

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    I really like the fact that the date a thread was started (and the user who started it) are included on the list of threads displayed.
    I'm not sure if this is a result of the recent Trainboard upgrade, but I like it in either case.
     
  13. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    The photoalbums are a default feature of vBulletin. It is far more limited in scope. RailImages is an add on feature of vBulletin so. If you just need a place to throw up the occasional image, you just use the albums, but if you want to have a robust system for posting images online in a true photoalbum way, you use the Railimages method.

    For purposes of Trainboard, the photo album is pretty much an appendix of the system. It used to have a purpose, but the board is evolved beyond it.
     
  14. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Just an FYI for admin/charlie..

    I upgraded my computer system (dont faint). I just posted a reply on the N scale forum. I went to edit it and got this message:

    [h=2]TrainBoard Message[/h]Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

    If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.

    TrainBoard.com - The Internet's Original Railroad Forum
     
  15. mtntrainman

    mtntrainman TrainBoard Supporter

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    Disregard. I read back a few posts and figured it out. :tb-wink::tb-cool:
     

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