Posting photographs!?!

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Posting photographs!?!

Post by MTXM » Fri May 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Evening All!

I just wondered if anyone knew when the problem with posting photographs might be resolved and whether contact with our Webmaster Ciaran has been possible? It currently seems to be impossible to attach even very small files and I for one am really missing the facility!

I sent an email enquiry yesterday but currently await a response.

With thanks and regards,

Matthew T.
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Re: Posting photographs!?!

Post by trampsterdave » Sun May 13, 2018 9:48 pm

keen to load some too...but dont want to dedicate an afternoon to doing so..hopefully can be a simple process. Thanks for the forum!

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Post by Dean » Sun May 13, 2018 9:58 pm

The best way is to use an external hosting site, i use Flickr for instance.

I would imagine Ciaran is very busy at the moment and does not have the time to play around with the forum which is understandable, it is not a massive problem but will be sorted at some point.

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Re: Posting photographs!?!

Post by White Exec » Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 am

Dean wrote:I would imagine Ciaran is very busy at the moment...
I understand that is the situation. Not being able to post image files (even tiny ones) directly is becoming frustrating. The Forum can also be slow at times.
Using a link to an image hosting site (best to avoid Photobucket) has to be a stop-gap workaround, but leaves the Forum vulnerable to images disappearing at a later date.
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Re: Posting photographs!?!

Post by Ciaran » Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 am

Hi guys,

Apologies, I didn't realise this issue had occurred, its been several weeks since I've had the chance to check in on the forum, but Matthew kindly Emailed and drew my attention to it.

The whole thing was supposed to be moved to a new server about two months ago but unfortunately a lot of day to day life issues have got in the way. I do hope to complete the move in the next week or so however.
Regarding the potential loss of images hosted on external sites, there is a plan to address this which I hope to get underway after the move.

Looking at the upload issue, its not the usual temp location / disk space problem but appears to be an SQL database issue which I'm just looking into now, hope to have it rectified shortly.

Sorry for all the hassle.

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Post by Ciaran » Mon May 14, 2018 1:55 pm

WP_20170406_12_42_47_Pro.jpg
Now fixed, the problem was the size in bytes of the upload directory on the server, which is recalculated everytime a new attachment is posted, had grown beyond 2GB (2147483648 bytes, to be exact), which is bigger than the data type int can handle.
Have put in a temporary function to catch and bodge it until the server move.

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Re: Posting photographs!?!

Post by MTXM » Mon May 14, 2018 2:08 pm

Well done Ciaran and very many thanks and we are now able to add photos!! With regards, Matthew T.
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Re: Posting photographs!?!

Post by White Exec » Mon May 14, 2018 4:17 pm

Many thanks, Ciaran. Good to have the facility back again.
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