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Created On: 19 January 2013 05:12 PM
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 19 January 2013 05:12 PM
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SKElectrical

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By no means am I a computer buff, nor am I telling you how to run the forum, but as this is a technical forum, it does seem sensible that the users be able to include sketches & diagrams in posts to aid understanding of grey areas.
For those who nod at approval to this suggestion please leave a positive response.

**I am talking about viewing sketches that does not involve clicking on an external link**
 19 January 2013 05:18 PM
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Would be good to be able to show diagrams, photos etc. on this forum. Most forums manage this without any problems, just limit the pixel size you can you use.
 19 January 2013 05:32 PM
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 19 January 2013 05:45 PM
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It would be SUPERB!

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 19 January 2013 05:54 PM
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Good suggestion - I suspect the worry is spam and unsuitable content, I am sure the facility could be limited to established members, much like links.

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 19 January 2013 06:46 PM
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I asked this question to the moderator a few years ago and was told that the IET forum was going to be upgraded - still waiting...

If you look at most other websites/forums, they have all the modern features such as uploading pictures, likes etc.

On modern forum systems, as a moderator you can even prevent new users from posting links or pictures until they have posted a few posts and are trusted.

I don't see what is holding the IET back other than inadequate IT resources to do so?

Afterall, we are supposed to be part of a technology institution!

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 19 January 2013 07:26 PM
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On modern forum systems, as a moderator you can even prevent new users from posting links or pictures until they have posted a few posts and are trusted.
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That's already being done on here!

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 19 January 2013 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by: daveparry1

On modern forum systems, as a moderator you can even prevent new users from posting links or pictures until they have posted a few posts and are trusted.

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That's already being done on here!



Dave.


Ah, I thought that was a moderator manually removing them on here!

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 19 January 2013 07:30 PM
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Yes please. Would make life so much easier at times (picture = 1000 words etc)

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 20 January 2013 04:18 PM
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Agreed. It would be a useful facility which is available on other forums I use.
 21 January 2013 01:39 PM
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Images are now enabled. If you look in the toolbar, you'll see the fourth icon along should now be the insert image icon.

You will need to host the image elsewhere, and please be mindful that the images should be appropriate to the IET web site and not break the page layout, so try to keep to not much over 600 pixels wide. Most image hosting sites will give you the URL of different sized versions of the image.

Obviously, if anyone notices images that aren't in keeping with the tone of the IET web site, please report them to the moderator.

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 21 January 2013 03:02 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Images are now enabled

Excellent! lets see if they work...



(pity they have to be hosted elsewhere though)

- Andy.

(edited to try smaller image)

Edited: 22 January 2013 at 01:23 PM by AJJewsbury
 21 January 2013 03:03 PM
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AJJewsbury

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seem to
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 21 January 2013 07:05 PM
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Thank you, thought I would be the first to put a photo on here.



Some classic Russian electrics!!!!!
 21 January 2013 08:08 PM
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GB

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This could get inteesting!!
 21 January 2013 08:09 PM
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GB

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Or interesting
 21 January 2013 10:26 PM
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Martynduerden

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Originally posted by: AJJewsbury

Images are now enabled

(pity they have to be hosted elsewhere though)
- Andy.


Yes Hosting on site would provide longevity for the source, Image boards have a tendency to disappear leaving a forum of broken links.

Can we have a second present please moderator?

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 22 January 2013 12:29 AM
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SKElectrical

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Many thanks for enabling this capability it will greatly help.

However can someone kindly explain just how on earth I put an image on!
 22 January 2013 12:39 AM
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Reply.... Then click the icon 4th along from the left above the text box/ below the summary box.

Insert URL for the image and away you go

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 22 January 2013 01:05 AM
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SKElectrical

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Hosting on site would provide longevity for the source, Image boards have a tendency to disappear leaving a forum of broken links.


Yeah bit of a pain that really - I don't want to sound ungrateful but feedback needs to be honest.
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