lets have another go

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by jimmybeersa, May 20, 2001.

  1. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    one more attempt.


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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hi Jimmy.
    Here goes I am just trying to help out here.
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    NARA member #2
    http://members.nbci.com/Matthyro MAT

    [This message has been edited by Matthyro (edited 05-21-2001).]
  3. T.K.Marletter

    T.K.Marletter New Member

    I ain't a technical guy, but I don't think there is a full link, (i.e. missing ".jpg" or ".bmp" on the end of the address.)
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Jimmy,

    I'ts /IMG on the end, not IMG/

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    [This message has been edited by Woodie (edited 05-21-2001).]
  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    nope. must be something with the URL itself. Gotta go out, but will try to fix it when I get back.

    TOOT!
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Jimmy,

    zing.com and photopoint.com are very similar. They allocate the filename of the pic for you, and this name is computer genereated and can be complex, as evidenced by this one!

    TO get the correct URL to include in the post, you must get the pic displayed in your browser, and ONLY the pic. No surrounding info, borders, ads, text, or other headings etc. The pic's URL will then be displayed in the command line of your browser. drag the mouse across the name and press CTRL C (cut) This will eliminate any typo's you might make with the long, complex name. Go to your new post in The Guage, and press CTRL V (paste). this will put the URL text in the post. put IMG and /IMG enclosed in square brackets [] around the URL (with no spaces). Remember it must be the URL of the pic ONLY. I tried to manipuluate the URL you have posted here to find the pic, but perhaps there is a typo in it. I cannot get the system to find the pic. (it should be .jpg not .ipg ) is one posibility I tried. Hope this helps.

    TOOT!

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  7. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Oh.... another way to get the pic's URL is to display the pic anyway you can in zing.com. Right click on the pic istelf. A window will pop up. Click on "properties". The URL of the pic will be displayed in the window. Then follow the CTRL C / CTRL V method. (you will be able to "drag" the mouse across the pics name (position the mouse at the beginning of the name, hold the mouse button down, and "drag" it across the name to highlight it. press CTRL C Then go to you post and press CTRL V (paste) The CTRL C & V mean press those two keys at the same time. I have no idea of your computer skill level, so I am putting basic details in here how to do it. I apologise if you already are aware of these methods.

    TOOT!
  8. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Thanks guys Woodie thanks for the advice I am not a computer boffin, self taught to
    jumpstart this old brain of mine so I appreciate all the help I can get. I have some great shots to post so I will perservere till iIget it right see my homepage for some of my photo's

    http://www.geocities.com/jimmybeersa/trains.html
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Where did this come from?
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    TOOT!
  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Magic!!! hehehehehe [​IMG]

    TOOT!
  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

  12. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    This really is an annoying problem but unfortunately the fix in not on our end.

    Jimmy, can we use your site next for the "Spotlight" section??

    Dave Hagan
    The Gauge
  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Dave,

    I agree. Geocities does say that individual files held on geocities websites cannot be linked to from other sites (i.e included on a webpage) However it does work "intermittently". (back/forward browser buttons). Also if the pic happens to be in your cache already. (froma visit to the actual site). Once I can determine why this works this way, I will know more. I will try to find a foolproof easy method/place for pic hosting for those that don't have webspace.

    TOOT!

    TOOT!
  14. Dave Hagan

    Dave Hagan Member

    Thanks for your efforts Woodie

    Dave Hagan
    The Gauge
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi All,
    One of the easy ways is to use trainorders, they will (for a very small fee) let you have a 3meg webspace to upload photo's. Once in there, you can upload them here, or anywhere else.
    Here's one from trainorders.
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    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk




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  16. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Sure Dave you can go ahead I would be really chuffed Thanks for all the inputs I am away from home at the moment training some younsters to repair elevators at a power station so will carry on with my attemps when I get home

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