I have a plan for fixing RTR....if there is still enough interest in the site

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by CoolHand, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. HerrDeacon

    HerrDeacon Member

    Ross, when you use the 'Upload a File' button on the bottom right of the reply box, you select the image you want to upload and then once its uploaded (it'll show a progress bar while its uploading) you have two choices: insert a thumbnail of the image or the full image. Click the button you want and it will then insert the image into your reply. Before clicking the button though, its best to ensure you place your cursor where you want the image to be inserted. Let me know if this doesn't make any sense.

    I found this method much easier than the old forum software, so hopefully we see a lot more pictures posted :)
  2. RossKean

    RossKean Member

    I tried the "upload file" and the progress bar stayed at zero. It was a fairly large digital image so maybe there is a limitation. Trying again...


    Worked this time for some reason!! (Much smaller image but when I first tried this smaller version, there was no luck.) Will play with it later.

    Edit: Photobucket is becoming a MAJOR pain in the ass lately.
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
  3. CoolHand

    CoolHand Administrator Staff Member

    Keep in mind I have not set up the file upload restrictions yet. As it's set right now it's fairly wide open. Can't keep it like this as we will quickly run out of server space with people uploading giant images. I'll get it narrowed down over the next week or so, but expect it to be like the old setup where images have to be a certain file size and dimensions.
  4. CoolHand

    CoolHand Administrator Staff Member

    I will also be looking into if their are addons that work with specific hosting sites, or specific by codes that need to be setup. I know ide like to be able to quickly post images from my SmugMug account.
  5. dresda

    dresda Member

    Lets see if I can post an image here......success! Please note the overlapping text areas further down the screen when doing an advanced reply.

    THANKS MUCHLY for rejuvenating the site!

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  6. Strep

    Strep New Member

    I am like Jim; a ST1300 owner who enjoys many post of roads and trails that the ST will never be on. I visited RTR earlier to get information on N and L riding. My wife and I have rode NFLD twice on our bikes and the RTR information was invaluable.

  7. RossKean

    RossKean Member

    In view of the latest issues with Photobucket effectively trashing their free (and even their cheap) user accounts with respect to third party hosting, there is quite a lot of concern about linking photos to internet forums. For now, there are other free options - I have been using Flickr a bit and others have used Google Photos (some forums won't work with GP) or Imgur. Some others out there as well. I guess the concern is that the other free (or cheap) sites will go the way of Photobusket and hold your internet content hostage with a $400/year ransom. (Or shut down completely)

    Being a relatively cheap bastard, I am not particularly inclined to pay for a photo hosting service unless there is no other choice. I don't post a ton of photos but I like to be able to post a few from time to time. Unlike many other forums, Ride the Rock allows photo uploads so the pictures "live" there and are not subject to the whims of photo hosting sites. The dilemma is that individuals are going do more photo uploading to RtR rather than linking to a service like Photobucket - confidence in "free" services has gone way down. This is going to start to use up server space, particularly if high(er) resolution photos are used. Although I'm fairly certain that RtR is not a really large bandwidth pig, the addition of a lot of pictures in ride reports could change that.

    1) At this time or in the reasonably near future, are server storage space and bandwidth expected to be of major concern?
    2) Is there some guidance or suggestions about limitations? Some forums limit photo upload size to 200 kb - adequate screen resolution although not great for printing.
    3) Is it likely that members will have to start looking for permanent off-site storage for hosting (and linking) their photos?

    Ride reports are popular and are one of the things that bring people back to sites like this. They also could contain many megabytes of images and represent a large amount of "traffic". Just wondering where this is headed.
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    SmugMug has been mentioned already and if it hasn't been described already it is owned by the same guy who owns ADVrider.com. The $$ from SmugMug keep ADV ad free etc. The pretty seamless interface between ADV and SmugMug has been very handy for me and it generally works well to post on here. I have over 9000 photos hosted there and for myself I do not mind paying the bit of $$ for secure photo archiving and to help ADV where I spend a lot of my time.

    I just took a few minutes to skim this thread and I will say thanks to Jon for revamping a bunch of the software, the site in general seems to be running much better that the after the crash format. I like being able to upload pics quickly and easily whenever I want.

    The other thing I want is a massive selection of emoticons, 12 is not enough:p
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2017
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  9. CoolHand

    CoolHand Administrator Staff Member

    I don't think I've seen a single error since I upgraded the site. Alberta dual sport which I'm involved in run the same software and it works good for them as well. now that things are stable we can build on it.
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Thanks Jonny for fixing it up, so far so good. I've been enjoying my recent time on here. Did you see my request for more emoticons a la ADV?
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  11. CoolHand

    CoolHand Administrator Staff Member

    ill have too look into that.
  12. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    I'll try to remember to send you my Tumu logo to build an emoticon out of too:p
  13. kojack

    kojack New Member

    Wow. pretty cool it's back!.
  14. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    Welcome back, former "long time poster".
  15. kojack

    kojack New Member

    ah ha ha ha. Lots has changed since I have been here. both here, and in my personal life. I have a new motorsports shop/business in grand falls-Windsor, get all kinds of parts, accessories, work, oil etc all under one roof. I also have powdercoating and painting on site, tire changer, and other goodies.! I cater to motorcycles, atv, snowmobiles etc. But for the powder coating and painting I am pretty well able to do anything besides Cars.
  16. Tree

    Tree Member

    Very nice upgrade Jon , I've been absent too long .

    Thanks !
  17. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    Hey Kojack, now you need to set up a plating business to go with your powder coating! It would be awesome to have a chrome plater locally!

    Hi Tree, welcome back.
  18. Tree

    Tree Member

    Thanks Mike , on a sabbatical now. Got spit off the DR a few weeks ago , getting my fibula back aligned and feeling better. Cast is gone and starting to use 4 wheels so no complaints.
  19. HunterSon

    HunterSon Member

    Sorry to hear that, hope you are 100% soon!
  20. kojack

    kojack New Member

    skibum. full chrome plating is a massive jump through the hoops with environmental. That's why no one is doing it....However, I just picked up a new product called spray chrome. As long as it's not high heat, I can chrome it. It looks exactly like chrome. I am very picky, and I would use it on anything I own. Environmentally safe, do it at my shop, and can have colors! I can also chrome flexible things like seats etc too!

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