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    I made a post, noticed a typo and wanted to correct it, but apparently I am too dumb to figure out how to edit posts...

    ...help?

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    The editing option, available by clicking on "edit" next to the "reply" option at the bottom of your post, is sadly only available for a quite limited time, I forgot whether its 12 or 24 hours ...

    If there's not "edit" option on your post, it's probably because it's too late in that respect.

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    I've never understood why the editing function is time limited; and the minimum number of characters requirement for posts. Sometimes I only want to say something shorter than that and end up having to input a bunch of dots.

    Do others have trouble with image links, being told it isn't an image file when it is, or that the link is too long? We are not allowed to save images and upload them unless you are the copyright holder, which is never the case for me.

    And the big one: the inability to delete a post.
    Last edited by SanAntone; Aug-15-2021 at 19:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    I've never understood why the editing function is time limited, And the big one: the inability to delete a post.
    We have instances where someone posted information claiming it was indeed fact and impossible to refute, or so they said.

    When challenged on those facts with other data the original poster then edits their post to remove what they claimed as fact and then wrote in a following post "You are wrong as I never said or stated that", leaving the challenging member hanging in the breeze.

    12 hours is more than enough to edit a post in our opinion. After that time limit just nicely ask one of the staff to edit the post for you and include what information you need changed.

    . . . and the minimum number of characters requirement for posts. Sometimes I only want to say something shorter than that and end up having to input a bunch of dots.
    This is done primarily to stop spammers, or potential spammers who usually post one word answers like "nice", "wow", etc testing to see if the system accepts their posts.

    Do others have trouble with image links, being told it isn't an image file when it is, or that the link is too long?
    Allowed file extensions are: 3gpp bmp doc docx gif jpe jpeg jpg mid mov mp3 mp4 mpg pdf png psd rtf swf txt wav wmv zip

    To include an image that is not uploaded as an attachment and is located on another website, you can do so by copying the full URL to the image, (not the page on which the image is located), and either pressing the 'Insert Image' icon or by typing [img] before the URL and [/img] after it, ensuring that you do not have any spaces before or after the URL of the image.


    We are not allowed to save images and upload them unless you are the copyright holder, which is never the case for me.
    We encourage links for that reason.

    If it's copyrighted, just link to it ... simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    Allowed file extensions are: 3gpp bmp doc docx gif jpe jpeg jpg mid mov mp3 mp4 mpg pdf png psd rtf swf txt wav wmv zip

    To include an image that is not uploaded as an attachment and is located on another website, you can do so by copying the full URL to the image, (not the page on which the image is located), and either pressing the 'Insert Image' icon or by typing [img] before the URL and [/img] after it, ensuring that you do not have any spaces before or after the URL of the image.

    We encourage links for that reason.

    If it's copyrighted, just link to it ... simple.
    In every case when one of my image links is rejected it is a jpeg file. I usually try several different images, but after three tries I just abandon the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SanAntone View Post
    In every case when one of my image links is rejected it is a jpeg file. I usually try several different images, but after three tries I just abandon the post.
    Some sites prevent others from linking to their images. Could be that's the case where you try it.

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    From the Tips, Tricks and Workarounds thread (sticky in this forum) about using the [img]url[/img] option:

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post

    Please make sure that the images you are linking to in this way have a reasonable size - you cannot change the size, so if the image is huge it will be shown as a huge image in your post. As a rule of thumb, images should not be larger than 1000 pixels for the largest side.

    Also consider the type of site that you are going to link to. Sites like Wikipedia and Amazon will normally not delete or change the pictures they host, but less known sites may do so - resulting in your picture disappearing over time, or even worse, being replaced by something different, including porn.

    For sites like that, we would suggest you download the image, and upload it to an image hosting site, which will generate an url you can use. There are a number of options, for instance https://postimages.org/ - which also gives you the option to resize during uploading. You can then use the [img] url [/img] command as outline above.

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    Here's the Amazon image link that was just rejected:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....eS._SX522_.jpg

    error: This is not a valid image file.

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    Moderator warning edited into the post: This is NOT the way to do it!

    --> OK understood.
    Last edited by joen_cph; Aug-16-2021 at 14:55. Reason: warning that this is not to be done

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    Direct linking to the amazon picture url via [img]url[/img]. No problems. Browser issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    *deleted by poster*
    As stated in post 4, please do not upload it to the Talk Classical server.
    Last edited by Art Rock; Aug-16-2021 at 15:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post


    Direct linking to the amazon picture url via [img]url[/img]. No problems. Browser issues?
    Using that tag is different from using the image icon dialog box?

    I will try that in the future.

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    It should not, but anyway, it is easy to use and avoids mistakes if you forget to remove the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    It should not, but anyway, it is easy to use and avoids mistakes if you forget to remove the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" option.
    That may have been my problem - I never unchecked this box.



    And, voilá - it worked.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    It should not, but anyway, it is easy to use and avoids mistakes if you forget to remove the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" option.
    Can we make it default that the "Retrieve remote file and reference locally" be Unchecked?
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