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Forum upload facility

Post by White Exec » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:54 pm

It is still really difficult, most of the time, to upload files to the forum. Even moderate size JPG photos often just won't upload, and text files (eg Word) usually get an "empty file" on-screen response.

This seemed to have happened just before and since the last server migration/update. It is now preventing a good few of us from posting technical detail.

There is the workaround of using Photobucket, or similar, but this has the downside that if the hosting site file is taken down or lost somehow, the post on our Forum acquires empty spaces. Where something technical or complicated is being illustrated, then this can render the often carefully written post almost meaningless.

Can someone take a look again, please?
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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by Dieselman » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:33 pm

I think the chances of Photobucket being offline are remote compared to the chances of this site being down.
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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by MTXM » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:33 pm

I have managed to upload small files this evening but I agree with Chris that it is often a problem! I seem to recall I brought the issue up recently and Ciaran planned to make some adjustments. Regards, Matthew T.
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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by White Exec » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:30 pm

It's not that Photobucket is likely to fall down or vanish (although anything is possible), but using them or a similar site relies on the author continuing to keep the images available in their albums, and that can't be guaranteed. Far better, with a highly technical site like ours, to maintain the integrity of posts by having the posts and their included attachments stored on our servers.

To see what depleted posts look like, you only have to delve back into the old .com XM site.
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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by Ciaran » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:28 pm

Hope to do something more with this problem before the end of the week.

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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by MTXM » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:54 pm

Many thanks Ciaran that is great news! The efforts you make to keep this excellent facility up and running are much appreciated. With regards, Matthew T.
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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by Ciaran » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:05 pm

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Re: Forum upload facility

Post by MTXM » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:56 am

It all seems to be working much better now Ciaran and many thanks for whatever you have done! With regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
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1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
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