How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby FJ45 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:50 pm

What is a good external website for me to upload photos of my bicycle to?
I am looking to upload photos but not sure what website to use as a link for this one.
Any recommendations?
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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:20 pm

Have a look at the first point in this thread FJ45, the current list of recommendation for image hosting is included.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:56 pm

It is a shame that Anonmgur had shut down and won`t be doing it anymore but had moved to https://anonimage.net/. But it doesn`t look good as it is too small to see. But it`s better to ignore this hosting service.
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The above pic is from Anonimage and it haven`t got the BBCode and it`s not worth it.

So I use the Postimage pic below of the info from Anonmgur with thank to stupid people who stuffed it up.
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ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby Bookervab » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:39 am

If memory serves me correct today is the 15th birthday of the Forums. Congratulations Chris on running one of the best sites on the web. Failure never was an option and you proved it.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:56 am

Thanks for thr kind words. In the early days the forum went through a few software changes, this edition dates to 2005 if I recall.

Passion and usefulness are the big drivers...so many people benefit from the info here, even the multitude 4 in 5 who are just reading.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AdelaidePeter » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 am

What is recommended for Google maps/earth pictures? I've followed the instructions on the first post on this thread (with the link to a street view or aerial view in Google Earth), and can't get it to work.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:02 pm

Can you share some of the links - for example URL (in the top bar) to the map and also the link that google will give you to share it. I will take a look and see how it should be done. Sometimes they change it which brakes it here.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AdelaidePeter » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:33 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Can you share some of the links - for example URL (in the top bar) to the map and also the link that google will give you to share it. I will take a look and see how it should be done. Sometimes they change it which brakes it here.


This is the link here: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-34.924 ... 312!8i6656

Here is the attempted image using that same link: Image

I think the problem is this isn't an image, but a page with functionality; and I can't work out how to link to a plain old image.

FYI I posted the link on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=97387

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:47 pm

AdelaidePeter wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:Can you share some of the links - for example URL (in the top bar) to the map and also the link that google will give you to share it. I will take a look and see how it should be done. Sometimes they change it which brakes it here.


This is the link here: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-34.924 ... 312!8i6656

Here is the attempted image using that same link: Image

I think the problem is this isn't an image, but a page with functionality; and I can't work out how to link to a plain old image.

FYI I posted the link on this thread: viewtopic.php?f=53&t=97387


You`d have to screen shot the google map that you`ve linked and use the 3rd party host to post it in this forum.

You will see what I will do it for you in a few mins in my reply to your post with pic of that location.
ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:57 pm

ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby Bunged Knee » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi Christopher,

I did try to put the AdelaidePete`s googlemap link in this googlemap box and it came up blank page when I previewed it and tried to submitted it but it still comes up blank.

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ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:17 am

I have tested, the current format as an AT symbol - this could be one reason that the new google map format doesn't work.

I will take a look and probably have to make a few adjustments - this means that old map embeds wont work.

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby 4 1 3 0 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:25 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Have a look at the first point in this thread FJ45, the current list of recommendation for image hosting is included.

Mate why is it that each day i log in my Avatar is missing ? Then i go to the trouble of posting a correct sized one only to log in the next day and it is missing again ? really getting sick and tired of it. :evil:

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Re: How to post images on the Australian Cycling Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:36 pm

Hi 4130 - yes unfortunately this is related.

Technically the hosting creates 'instances' which scale up and down. For the front part of BNA (news and reviews) I am able to split the software / database / media.

For the forum however I have the software + media together and only the database is separate. I have spent countless days working on this - a big issue is that the forum software wasn't designed for this type of autoscaling and splitting of assets. The next issue is that when any custom changes are made (to potentially allow it) everytime there is a software update, it is extremely time consuming.

As this is a free community (and intends to remain that way), my time management is tricky in keeping it running and spending enough time on the tech stuff without neglecting work that allows me to put bread and water on the table each day.


I have posted a solution for this but will start a new thread in this section - in short, I can set it manually for members who need their correct avatar.


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