Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

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Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby ianganderton » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:17 am

So in the new BNA world many of us will be coming to terms with no longer using tapatalk so I thought it would be worth sharing our coping strategies.

What are you using to fill in the holes left by 'timeline' and easy image posting

On my iPhone I have saved a book mark on my home page to 'new posts'. It's similar but not quite the same as time line

As well as time line I used participated and subscribed a lot. 'My posts' is obviously the same as participated but I can't find anything to view subscribed yet :( despite being able to easily find the option to subscribe to a thread

What solutions do folks have for posting images? This is going to be a major pain in the arse for everyone :(

I wonder what percentage of the total active users are doing so from mobile devices. I very rarely view any forums from a desktop
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Postby m@ » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:36 am

For images, I just use imgur. It's an extra step, but doesn't take long.
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Postby ianganderton » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:46 am

m@ wrote:For images, I just use imgur. It's an extra step, but doesn't take long.


Just looking at the imgur app. Is there a way to copy the bb code and select an image size to post?

I can only see a copy link option. This could make for very big pictures

Does the new design deal ok with big hi res images?
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Postby ianganderton » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:54 am

This posting images malarkey is a ball ache :roll:

I'm just trying to see if I can post from my one drive account. According to support pages I found through Google I can

I've copied the link from the auto uploaded image in the app. Then pasted it into the post. Selected the link then scrolled up to the image button and added the code.

Problem is there doesn't seem to be a way I can add text after the image. When I try to put the cursor after the link and code it selects the img] and tries to spell correct it. I can't find away to not do that. VERY ANNOYING :roll:

Here is a screen dump of the problem
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5 ... hoto%2cpng

Test image hopefully will display below

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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby RonK » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:02 pm

ianganderton wrote:This posting images malarkey is a ball ache :roll:

I can't see what all the bellyaching is about.

Image hosting was only added recently to Tapatalk. Linking to other image hosting sites is not a big deal - most of us have had plenty of practice.

There is a thread devoted to the subject. How to post images

Most images I post are not on my mobile device anyway, so nothing is different.
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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby ianganderton » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:28 pm

RonK wrote:
ianganderton wrote:
Most images I post are not on my mobile device anyway, so nothing is different.


Recently in the wheel building thread etc all the images I've posted have been from my iPhone

The problem with a mobile device is that there is very little available to see compared with a desk top view. This causes a number of issues

When using a desk top typically the whole edit window is available to see including the various buttons. On a mobile device none of this is available

As you'll hopefully be able to see from the screen shot in this link https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5 ... hoto%2cpng

Scrolling up is also very awkward as the text window scrolls instead of the screen.

What I'm trying to establish is the best way to solve the problem that I'm now confronted with. Tapatalk had a very very neat solution for mobile users. According to stats 30% of people now use their mobile device as their primary form of Internet access.

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Postby AUbicycles » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:59 pm

For imgur, you posted the address of the page where the image resides, not the image itself.

Code: Select all

This is the page address - https://imgur.com/a/QWVSx


On the image PC Right Click or Mac 'Control' Click (or awesome tap thingy) and then copy the image address.

Code: Select all

Image Address  https://i.imgur.com/nZcNiPZ.jpg


An image will have .png or .jog or .gif

Then inside the image tag it looks like this

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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby m@ » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:32 pm

On the mobile site at least, imgur has preformatted bbcode that you can just copy and paste directly - no right-clicking or [ ] required!

Edit - I can't find this in the app, so will probably stick with the website from now on...

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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby ianganderton » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:04 am

AUbicycles wrote:
On the image PC Right Click or Mac 'Control' Click (or awesome tap thingy) and then copy the image address.


Sorry but not trying to be a pain in the arse but rather solve the problem

but

The issue is I'm trying to post of a mobile (like a potential 30% of users) not a p

Right clicking or control click is not an option
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Postby ianganderton » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:08 am

m@ wrote:For images, I just use imgur. It's an extra step, but doesn't take long.


I've looked at imgur both the mobile site and the app and I can't find the link to the actual image needed to post pictures.

Are you using it on iOS and if so where do you get the link from
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Postby ianganderton » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:16 am

m@ wrote:On the mobile site at least, imgur has preformatted bbcode that you can just copy and paste directly - no right-clicking or [ ] required!

Edit - I can't find this in the app, so will probably stick with the website from now on...

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Ok. Got it at last. That's much better.

The imgur mobile site is a good solution. Thanks
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Postby AUbicycles » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:54 am

Thanks for sharing

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Postby ianganderton » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:36 pm

I've had a reply back from Imgur regarding putting the copy link options into the app

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Hi there Ianganderton,

Thank you for writing in and confirming my want as well. This is amongst the things that are on the road map for adding to the applications.

I do apologize for this inconvenience. I hope to see this addition soon.

I look forward to seeing you further within the community.

Best,
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Postby ianganderton » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:37 pm

One of the suggestions was using Flickr.

Unfortunately the iOS app doesn't seem to have the link copy option :(
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Postby DaveQB » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:01 pm

Right. I've missed something.
I couldn't access these forums on Tapatalk a few days ago. I figured it was a temporary issue and have been checking regularly for a return. Sounds like their won't be. Why was access from Tapatalk severed?
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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby ianganderton » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:55 am

DaveQB wrote:Right. I've missed something.
I couldn't access these forums on Tapatalk a few days ago. I figured it was a temporary issue and have been checking regularly for a return. Sounds like their won't be. Why was access from Tapatalk severed?


Have a look here for full details viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89622
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Postby DaveQB » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:07 am

ianganderton wrote:Have a look here for full details viewtopic.php?f=6&t=89622


Thanks. Found it.
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Re: Ex tapatalk users - your tips and tricks.

Postby foo on patrol » Thu May 05, 2016 7:51 pm

No longer venture here, unless it's on my computer. TT was my easy app for all my forums whilst away through the week. :x

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