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Jeffrey S. Brooks
24th March 2012, 01:25 AM
Boy this forum sure seems dead. I wounder why?

smithw
24th March 2012, 09:09 AM
yes too much bitching, and why cant we upload photos:mad:

tbird650
24th March 2012, 09:58 AM
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z414/3by7/IMG_8415-1.jpg

"Image" button feature isn't working, either from computer or URL.

Ok, image upload test..... I pasted the IMG code from Photobucket directly into the reply.
It looks as though it will work from the preview..... am about to click "submit reply".... then we'll know for sure.
Pic of my nostalgia dragbike should appear above....

tbird650
24th March 2012, 10:11 AM
Well, that worked. It seems there's something wrong with the image upload tool. Error messages say invalid URL, etc.

Hey, guys, please start a topic. Anything will do. We need to keep this forum active, otherwsie we may lose it. These things no doubt cost money.
Now that my drag racing season is over (with a successful National series win) I'm going to post up some topics.
These may or may not be interesting, but if we bounce ideas around, combine and re-combine different ideas, possibly we can learn things.
Constructive comments are welcome.
Thanks

Tim-HJ61
24th March 2012, 12:20 PM
There have been 8 postings in the last few days to the general forum. All sensible contributions and questions.
Apart from this, none to the Blending forum. Maybe blenders are a happy lot with no problems. Maybe no one wants to talk about it. Who knows.... I wouldn't fret about it tho.

Forum owner Robert is aware of the photo upload problem, seems to work for some and not others, and also an issue with percentage signs and Degrees signs that seem to come out in unicode.. % °

The surfacing of the problems was related to a software upgrade which helped control spammers and it's taken a huge annoyance away from moderators, but unfortunately seems to have added the other problems that affect general users. Resolving it will take his focus and time, like everyone else, he's got a life to lead.

If you notice problems at any time, make a posting to the This Forum section where it is likely to be acted on.

Tim

smithw
24th March 2012, 02:14 PM
Well im going to try adding a photo, from my dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home/floods

here goes
Ok try this https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3%20courts .png?w=a03dda94

O crap it has a % sign try again
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94

try this then
https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94

smithw
24th March 2012, 02:20 PM
well that didnt work, If members want to see the floods arond my home, you may have to join dropbox if the link doesnt work. its free and a very cool bit of software.

seem that the %% sign is scewing up my link. https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94


(https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94)

tbird650
24th March 2012, 02:27 PM
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the forum owner and moderators. It's a great thing that they do and we'd all be the poorer if the forum ever ceased to be.

To add clue to the puzzle, my browser is IE9 under 64bit Windows 7.
When IE9 was released about a year ago, I recall some websites wouldn't work.

So, I started my 32bit XP laptop with IE8. It declares a jpg is: not a valid image file.

smithw
24th March 2012, 02:27 PM
Well maybe it works can some one tell me if they can see my house on that last link, thanks

SUZUDDIS
24th March 2012, 03:34 PM
This forum isn't dead ! Like all things topics come and go.
Just the other day I thought I must have a look at the forum again. As other people mentioned , if you are doing something like making bio or using wvo and everything is working the way you want then you tend to just get a long with it and don't bother looking for solutions to a non existent problem.
I'll start to look for a methanol pump now that I have 200 liters that I need to move around but otherwise I hope everyone is having a nice day and making use of any sunshine.
The sun has come out long enough to make the lawn worthwhile to mow so now I can't lose the dog .

And yes thank you to the forum moderators for making this great facility available to the world.

King regards
Michael

tbird650
24th March 2012, 04:50 PM
Well maybe it works can some one tell me if they can see my house on that last link, thanks
Message reads: Error (403)

smithw
24th March 2012, 05:28 PM
thanks tbird strange that it works from my end

I give up :(

Jeffrey S. Brooks
25th March 2012, 02:17 AM
There have been 8 postings in the last few days to the general forum. All sensible contributions and questions.
Apart from this, none to the Blending forum. Maybe blenders are a happy lot with no problems. Maybe no one wants to talk about it. Who knows.... I wouldn't fret about it tho...

TimDenial is not a solution to a problem.

Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_mechanism) postulated by Sigmund Freud (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmund_Freud), in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial#cite_note-0) The subject may use:


simple denial: deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether
minimisation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimisation_%28psychology%29): admit the fact but deny its seriousness (a combination of denial and rationalization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationalization_%28psychology%29))
projection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection): admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_responsibility).

Tim-HJ61
25th March 2012, 03:06 AM
well that didnt work, If members want to see the floods arond my home, you may have to join dropbox if the link doesnt work. its free and a very cool bit of software.

seem that the %% sign is scewing up my link. https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94

(https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/floods/3 courts .png?w=a03dda94)

Yep, been using Dropbox for a while and it syncs well across a range of PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad etc.
You have to put files into the Public folder for others to see them. We've not had much rain for months, typical Summer here. Unlike the east coast!!

Tim

smithw
25th March 2012, 08:50 AM
Thanks tim the flood photos are in a public folder, I just cant get it to work on the forum.
I get all sorts of error messages, this is a new one the photo inserts but this this happens
The following errors occurred with your submission



The text that you have entered is too long (800062 characters). Please shorten it to 25000 characters long.
anyway long story short the town was flood we lost the hosital, and it came with an inch of coming into my house.

smithw
25th March 2012, 08:53 AM
Ok one more time lets get that % %%thing out of the way
and http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67174390/3%20courts%20.png


(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/67174390/3%20courts%20.png)

smithw
25th March 2012, 08:55 AM
Can you see my house now? thanks

The following errors occurred with your submission

This forum requires that you wait 120 seconds between posts. Please try again in 31 seconds.

bloody hell!!!!

tbird650
25th March 2012, 09:38 AM
Ok, success. I see your pic of the floods now. Thankfully, if it wasn't for that last inch...

SUZUDDIS
25th March 2012, 05:36 PM
Wow what a disaster. Hope you have a bit of sunshine soon to dry out the shed.
There's no denying that one. We need the rain to go away now so we'll have a good ski season.

Michael

smithw
25th March 2012, 07:11 PM
Thanks guys I just have to remember how I got it to work, it was a process
now the %% thing screwed me, if this works you should see the car port which down one side of the house http://db.tt/BI7eTEFU

Jeffrey S. Brooks
26th March 2012, 02:57 AM
yes too much bitching, ...:mad:Well, to me the reason why the blending forum is dead, and why there was too much "bitching" was two-tankers and biodiesel users were allowed to hijack the blending forum.

SUZUDDIS
26th March 2012, 10:57 PM
2001

TBird

My attachments work. I selected go advance and dragged my file into the selected area for upload.
I'm using a real computer though. iMac.

sorry on the left is my clean WVO and on the right is my BIO just after process and waiting to settle. :)

Michael

smithw
27th March 2012, 05:48 PM
Yeh I had another go at adding photos still can't get it to work, I will try using a mac, picture=1000 words

smithw
27th March 2012, 08:43 PM
OK Ive just tryed to upload an image using a 3 month old mac book on firefox, did exactly thing as my "normal" computer running Ubuntu on firefox. I will now try the mac with safari

well none of that worked for me not even dragging it into the uploads folder. just got the same invalid file error. I don't seem to be able to get your results suzuddis
When you said you had an iMac thought you meant emac, i haven't seen one of those for a while, but I googled it and they are quite different.

SUZUDDIS
28th March 2012, 10:33 PM
Sorry mate the no idea what the problem is.
I'll look up the eMac then. What type of file is it ? How big is the file size ?

Michael

Tony From West Oz
28th March 2012, 11:13 PM
2002

This image was uploaded to the images area about 6 - 12 months ago.


I am unable to load JPG files to this area tonight, using Firefox WEB browser.



Here is an image from my photobucket account

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/tonywestoz/Heat%20Exchangers/20plateFPHEFromcoldtochangeover-1.jpg

For some reason, the images from my photobucket account initially show the image, but the image later disappears and is replaced by the "Image has been moved or deleted" image.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d149/tonywestoz/Heat%20Exchangers/20plateFPHEFromcoldtochangeover-1.jpg
is the location of the image above.

Regards,
Tony

Tony From West Oz
28th March 2012, 11:22 PM
Another thing.
When I logged in this evening around 6:45pm WST, the post times were in EST, not WST, so Suddis' posts showed as 09:30 and 09:33 pm.

Now they are back at the correct WST time they were posted: at 06:30 and 06:33pm

I think that Robert may be busy when he tries to sort these issues out.

Regards,
Tony

Tim-HJ61
29th March 2012, 12:48 AM
I've sent an email to Robert, asking him to check this thread for the helpful diagnostics that have been done.

Tim

Tim-HJ61
29th March 2012, 12:48 AM
I've sent an email to Robert, asking him to check this thread for the helpful diagnostics that have been done.

Tim

peter1
29th March 2012, 06:03 AM
Well, to me the reason why the blending forum is dead, and why there was too much "bitching" was two-tankers and biodiesel users were allowed to hijack the blending forum.

Do you think it Could be that some contributors exhibit behavior that could only be described as obsessive, unbalanced and paranoid?

Perhaps this puts people off when they see rants from people getting upset with anyone that has a differing POV and carrying on about it like there is some secret worldwide government agenda to keep discussion on blending out of the public arena?
I have also noticed forum admins and owners tend to understandably get annoyed when they are blamed for what amounts to cover ups from these people with an unhealthy obsession bordering on maniacal.

Perhaps this contributes to a fall off in interest and discussion do you think?

smithw
29th March 2012, 08:28 AM
Hi suzuddis
Im just babbling cause I cant sleep at the moment. An Emac it an apple computer that came out in the mid 90s they came in lots of fruity colours. Looks like Im having the same issues as Tony, previously uploaded images work, but I cant get any new ones on.

SUZUDDIS
29th March 2012, 02:20 PM
Has anyone tried to clear their Web Browser cache ?

try to clear your browser history and cache and see if that works.
I haven't had any problems with picture uploads but I regularly clear my browser history and settings. this helps me with some software that I constantly work on.

Michael

smithw
29th March 2012, 03:37 PM
Hi Micheal
tryed clearing the cache didn't make any differences

heres my street
http://db.tt/B0Qzernm

I will try up dating firefox as it has been nagging me for a while.

smithw
29th March 2012, 04:17 PM
Yeh the lastest version of firefox didnt help either

Tony From West Oz
29th March 2012, 10:49 PM
Likewise, I have latest version of F'fox and clear cookies regularly too.
That is about all I can do until Robert comes online to perform maintenance.

Regards,
Tony

SUZUDDIS
1st April 2012, 12:53 PM
Well hopefully you will be able to post again soon.
Mate , sorry to see the bloody rain has gone south to cause havoc. there was plenty here the last two years. thankfully the cooler season brings less rain and hopefully lots of wonderful snow.
I'll be driving south this winter. :cool:

Tell me , what do the bubbles and green bars mean next to the avatars ?
I'm so glad this forum is alive. Have I said thanks to Robert lately ?? Thanks Robert. and Tony and all the Moderators.

smithw
1st April 2012, 04:15 PM
thanks Mike, still cleaning up, that photo was taken after the flood had gone down about a foot, it was coming through the brown garage door. This on is of my car port http://db.tt/BI7eTEFU. green bars are reputation
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Ive never used it sounds too much like a high school popularly contest.