HOWTO include photos in your post

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HOWTO include photos in your post

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People often ask, "How can I upload my photos?". My short but not helpful answer is, "you don't!" I created this screencast to show you the easiest way to upload your photos. I also show you how I don't want you to do it. :-D

https://vimeo.com/477371585/3d1547e627

Caveat, the Imgur.com service has been having a lot of system issues lately, so you may get an error when you try to use it to upload your photos. Sorry!
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Thanks ya cheap azz. What are our monthly fees for then? :lol:
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tried your first suggested method and got this.....so what did I do wrong. The pics had been downloaded into my lap top from my I phone.

ERROR
Request to: /3/image failed with: "The access token provided is invalid."
Internal Server Error
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My bad. I had updated my security tokens with Imgur. Apparently, this change required me to "re-authorize" RideForum for upload access. Fixed.

Note, however, that I do occasionally notice errors when uploading photos using Imgur. Seems the larger the file size, the greater the chance of an error. For sure, if you see an error, it's never your fault. There is nothing you can do "wrong" to cause an error.

Due to these problems, I am refunding everyone's subscription fee for November.

Good luck!
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Thank goodness!
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...except savage's. His membership has been revoked.
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Thanks I noticed later you had indicated they were having problems and thought that must be the problem
Glad to have my monthly membership money back now I can go shopping for more tools
We will all miss you Savage maybe Troy will soften with time and let you back in 😇😀
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I envy Savage, he did nothing and got membership revoked. I have been doing everything I can yet still a member.
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I have been on smugmug for fifteen years and used it on adv, pirate, here and others. My annual renewal just came last month and I ugh'd at the 50 bucks to keep it going. I guestimated that I used it <6 times for picture uploads, so I went there and downloaded all my pics and I am letting it lapse. I was kind of bummed that I would no longer be able to use pictures here, but it looks like now if I send Troy a few bucks I can just upload them!!! YEah ! :lol:

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$50/year for a photo management tool like SmugMug stings a little, but if it allows you to efficiently manage many, many Gigabytes of photos, it's probably worth the $4.17/mo. By the way, you can configure the SmugMug app on your phone so your photos are automatically uploaded into a SmugMug folder where you can later organize things. I think this makes it even more useful/valuable.

Good news is you don't need a Smugmug account or any online photo mgmt solution to post photos at RideForum.NET! That was a main focus of this thread--to show you how to use the free Imgur photo tool so that your uploads don't use up all the forum's disk space.

Thanks for the help, all! :-)
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troy wrote: 13 Nov 2020 17:18 ...except savage's. His membership has been revoked.
Unfortunately, we ran out of disk space, so the command I ran to revoke his membership failed.

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Watched your video, nice!

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