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Morten JensenSun Aug-13-17 05:44 AM
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#55424, "Problems posting"


  

          

Hi -

I am having problems uploading photos. When I press upload I get a "server 500 error". Am I the only one having this problem? Or is it something else?

I have a couple of posts to start...

Best regards,

- Morten

  

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RE: Problems posting, bpread, Aug 13th 2017, #1
RE: Problems posting, Morten Jensen, Aug 13th 2017, #2
      RE: Problems posting, bpread, Aug 13th 2017, #3
           RE: Problems posting, Morten Jensen, Aug 13th 2017, #4
                RE: Problems posting, Morten Jensen, Aug 13th 2017, #5
                     RE: Problems posting, Ralph Currell, Aug 13th 2017, #6
                          RE: Problems posting, Morten Jensen, Aug 14th 2017, #7
                               RE: Problems posting, Jason King, Aug 15th 2017, #8
                                    RE: Problems posting, Morten Jensen, Aug 15th 2017, #9
                                         RE: Problems posting, Michael 400, Aug 16th 2017, #10
                                              RE: Problems posting, Ralph Currell, Aug 16th 2017, #11
                                              RE: Problems posting, Jason King, Aug 17th 2017, #12
                                                   RE: Problems posting, Ralph Currell, Aug 17th 2017, #13
                                                        RE: Problems posting, tfritt, Aug 20th 2017, #14
                                                             RE: Problems posting, Bill West, Sep 18th 2017, #15
                                                                  RE: Problems posting, Ralph Currell, Sep 18th 2017, #16

bpreadSun Aug-13-17 07:04 AM
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#55425, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hi Morten
I was having the same problem the other day and Ralph said that for about a month the forum has been rejecting any photo larger than 127 Kb, you might try adjusting the file size of your image.
Regards
Bob Read

  

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Morten JensenSun Aug-13-17 07:39 AM
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#55426, "RE: Problems posting"
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Thanks for the reply, Bob. That means TINY pictures of my model. 127 is not much for model photos.

Regards,

- Morten

  

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bpreadSun Aug-13-17 07:45 AM
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#55427, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hi Morten
I agree completely. The problem is that the TRMA trustees don't really have much control over the operation of the website. I personally would urge the trustees to consider moving the site to the Facebook platform. There are pros and cons but at this point I believe the pros far outweigh the cons.
Regards
Bob Read

  

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Morten JensenSun Aug-13-17 07:56 AM
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#55428, "RE: Problems posting"
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I agree. The biggest problem now is the matter with photobucket who is charging several hundred dollars a year to use the "third party" option that we all used to share model photos. That thing alone was a huge blow for TRMA as a MODELLING page. Now we have to upload the photos on the server and I understand the need for reduced file sizes.

Anyway, I will upload my tiny photos here and still use the groups on Facebook to share. It is sad, but it is the reality now that one can get better quality photos from Facebook than here.

Regards,

- Morten

  

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Morten JensenSun Aug-13-17 08:04 AM
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#55429, "RE: Problems posting"
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I tried uploading photos of my finished Titanic model...

This is no good. This is no good at all!

I can not upload more photos, the photos can not be displayed and the photos are stamp-sized. Something has to be done. Until then I will have to upload my photos elsewhere. Including my next project witch is a 1/144 Carpathia!

- Morten

  

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Ralph CurrellSun Aug-13-17 07:18 PM
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#55431, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hi Morten,

There's no doubt this is a serious annoyance. Many people here want to see your finished model in its full glory, and you can't do that with 127 Kb. If you end up posting photos on another site or forum, please let us know.

There are other options besides Photobucket for third party photo hosting. Flickr.com and imgur.com are two that I've heard of but I haven't had time to examine how well they'd work with our forum. Has anyone else here had experience with these or similar sites?

Regards,
Ralph

  

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Morten JensenMon Aug-14-17 02:31 PM
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#55435, "RE: Problems posting"
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Ralph -

Thank you for your answer. Yes this is a BIG and serious problem for TRMA as a modelling page. If we want to keep people here for the modelling section, witch is much of what this page is all about, we need to get this fixed fast. If not then Facebook "wins".

I was really looking forward to show my model here, complete after five years. Now I have posted pictures in several Facebook groups and also on my personal wall.

I have no experience with the other pages you mention other than searching for pictures. If for example Flickr is available for third party hosting without paying hundreds of dollars then that might be a solution.

Regards,

- Morten

  

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Jason KingTue Aug-15-17 02:42 AM
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#55440, "RE: Problems posting"
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Morten,

I have not been able to post update photos either for a while and have pretty much given up.

Several years ago when many of the regular contributors to this site stopped posting I thought that would be the start of the decline for TRMA. We know many moved/created Facebook groups which allows for instant photos, quicker responses and a greater audience.
You only have to look at the amount of posts in the TRMA threads which are 1-2 a week at best. .

I myself am also guilty, having my own Titanic model Facebook page to act as a build blog for my current project. I would much prefer to share here. TRMA has been a vital part of my model building experience in the past and i am grateful. It has been a helpful resource, with great content & information and posting by experts and other knowledgeable contributors. However it looks, feels the same as it did years ago with no new content, tech features, archive updates etc. With the problems you are experiencing it feels like it could be the final nail in the coffin. This is a big shame as it appears Facebook is the preferred choice and will be the ultimate winner unless something can be done.

I have no knowledge about how websites operate so i apologise if i speak out of tone but i does feel like a complete revamp with greater publicity would be hopeful outcome. However as Bob says a Facebook TRMA may be the answer. 'Cant beat them ,join them'.

Best Regards
Jason King

Jason

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Morten JensenTue Aug-15-17 07:06 AM
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#55443, "RE: Problems posting"
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Jason -

I agree. I have pretty much given up myself. I wanted to post updates of my 1/350 Titanic before she was finished but that was not possible either. For me, sharing the progress of a model is half the fun.

I remember the problems we had here a few years ago. Some people argued and several left. After that the site has really not been the same as there is less activity than earlier. Now there are almost no activity in a week. For me personally that is quite sad. I joined TRMA before Facebook was created and I was fifteen years old. Now I am 29. This is where I learned to write and read english properly and most of my Olympic class knowledge and modelling skills comes from the people contributing to this site.

I know your modelling page on facebook and I just love it. The thing with such a page is that people need to know about it. What I would like to do is to share my work in a bigger group, but wich group should I use? Titanic tech? I do not know if that is the place for "progres" photos or status update for a model? I see that my 1/350 Titanic is well received in both Titanic tech and the ocean liner enthusiasts but that was a finished model. I will ask Jonathan what he thinks since it seems that most of the TRMA regulars are lurking around his site.

I am all up for a TRMA page on Facebook now that thing are how they are. At least a page where we can all share our models, both finished and in progress. That is what I miss the most.

Regards,

- Morten

  

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Michael 400Wed Aug-16-17 03:29 AM
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#55451, "RE: Problems posting"
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Wed Aug-16-17 03:33 AMby Michael 400

          

Hi all,

very much thanks to Ralph, Bob, Morten and Jason and others to keep this site alive.

I started my Olympic (1913), etc. posting very late, in 2014. My main motivation to start was a "complaint" from Jason about this site beeing very inactive in comparison to earlier years. As many others I learned very much from TRMA research regarding my Olympic and Titanic models.

The problem with the 127 Kb limit is a few weeks old, but the photographs in my Olympic (1913), etc. posting were all visible End of June, 2017. Now, they seem to be lost all. As the older posts cannot be edited, this makes the whole thread obsolete, which is very unfortunate.

I know from other forums, that many links to 3rd party hosted picture sites are lost sooner or later, see photobucket, etc. But know, it seems, that the pictures directly hosted at TRMA are lost, too.

I will wait and see regarding TRMA, especially if the pictures posted directly on TRMA are visible again, sooner or later.

Best regards,

Michael

P.S.: I am 53, my eyes are not getting sharper with age, my priority is to get my models finished, postings have second priority and this work should not be lost...

  

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Ralph CurrellWed Aug-16-17 08:19 AM
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#55452, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for pointing out the new image problem. I am holding out hope that this is just a temporary issue, but time will tell. The loss of the existing images would be a fatal blow.

Regards,
Ralph

  

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Jason KingThu Aug-17-17 02:47 AM
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#55454, "RE: Problems posting"
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Yes, same here. All the photos on my model building thread are lost. They were embedded within the post but show only an attachment which when clicked on does not work.
Shame really as i have some updated photos i wanted to post.

Jason

Jaborg 666.

  

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Ralph CurrellThu Aug-17-17 08:10 AM
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#55455, "RE: Problems posting"
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Thu Aug-17-17 08:26 AMby Ralph Currell

          

Hi all,

I have noticed that the photos are still there, but for some reason the forum links to them are not working as they should.

For instance, the link here used to work but now does not:
http://titanic-model.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=view_attachment&file_id=18152

Using this link (18152 being the image number) brings up the correct image:
titanic-model.com/dc/user_files/18152.jpg



This does not solve the immediate problem, but it gives some hope that it can be fixed in the future. For the time being, members wishing to post images should use an external image host such as imgur.com .

Regards,
Ralphb

  

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tfrittSun Aug-20-17 10:38 PM
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#55460, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hey, fellows,

Another photo sharing site is Fotki.com. It isn't free, but you can join for about $2.00 a month or less. You can get 100 gb of space with unlimited 3rd party sharing along with other benefits. Hopefully the problems with this site get worked out because I would hate to see it go.

Tony

  

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Bill WestMon Sep-18-17 08:10 PM
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#55492, "RE: Problems posting"
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Ralph -am I correct in understanding that part of solving the 127kb size problem is that we no longer have an active webmaster? IE someone who can do the technical management as opposed to the editorial management that is handled by the Trustees acting as moderators.

To all of you -with regard to Facebook, I would not be a participant, period. I have never understood why being a "fad" should be a reason for using such a platform. When a hobby magazine publishes good editorial material it pays its writers out of the advertising revenue. The reader gets thier good work in exchange for being subjected to the ads. Social media however gets the public to do all the editorial work for free and pockets the ad revenue. That sounds sleezy to me. Their initial start of publishing useless detail about someone's personal life and then trying to flatter them with hundreds of superficial "likes" or "friends" only comes across as treating the victim as moronic. That legacy taints them beyond forgiveness for me.

This more recent evolution of using social media as a bulletin board system in place of the older systems like DCboard doesn't sound like a solution either because the same decay in service is likely to just happen again. Likewise any change in owners can bring in a new "monetizing" campaign. I should also caution that from participating in other forums I have come to suspect that migrating a forum "intact" is just not workable, the difference in database formats is a hopeless obstacle.

My 2 pence worth, Bill

  

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Ralph CurrellMon Sep-18-17 10:30 PM
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#55495, "RE: Problems posting"
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Hi Bill,

To address your paragraphs in turn,

1) That is substantially correct.

2) I share some of your distaste for Facebook, but I don't think I'd call it a fad anymore. It's not going away anytime soon. I do however think this sort of forum is more suitable than Facebook for these discussions.

3) I suspect you are right that moving our existing content to another venue, be it social media or traditional forum, would be very difficult.

Regards,
Ralph

  

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