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Suggestions etc
« on: March 28, 2011, 08:55:07 PM »
Hello!

If you have any suggestions or notice anything odd about using the forum, please report it here.

I cannot promise that I will be able to act upon every suggestion. Some might be beyond what the software can deliver, some might just not be the direction I want to take just yet. But I am sure you will all notice and point out lots of stuff I have goofed up or forgotten to do!

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Re: Suggestions etc
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 02:05:20 PM »
Well I am pleased to report that the initial registration was simple to do, no faffing about, I like that.
Going to scout around, will pop back should I see and bugs.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 02:07:34 PM »
Super - thanks for the feedback Clair!

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Re: Suggestions etc
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 02:53:46 PM »
Had a look & read of stuff. No bugs that I have spotted are any other problems.
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Re: Suggestions etc
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 03:05:37 PM »
Wondeful - thanks all.

Remember, please feel free to fiddle - add signatures, start threads, post some photos if you have them.

I have a personal dislike of having too many sections and sub-sections on a forum, but if you think there is something sorely needed please do suggest it. eg, I am in two minds whether to include a section for metal clays? Any feelings?

I might be scarce over the next couple of days as I have a deadline for an article to meet and my cold to shake off, but after then I should be all systems go on the forum and trying to get some of the general clay content I want to make available posted up.

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 09:55:51 AM »
hi emma,

excellent site, very easy to register and log in etc. only problem i've found is i can't seem to upload a photo to the site!

loving it so far though, well done!

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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 10:00:03 AM »
Hi Carrie

Welcome to the forum, so glad you like it.

Photos can be uploaded two ways - firstly, when you are making a post, there is a little button, just under the B (bold button) that will allow you to put in a photo you have hosted elsewhere, using its URL.

Alternatively, you can push the "attachments and other options" link just below where you are typing and upload a picture from your computer that way.

I have found both methods are working for me, but so far I think I am the only person to have posted any photos - so would really appreciate people trying both methods and checking they are working!

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 10:12:22 AM »
hi, i've tried again but still no joy, the picture is 2mb is that too big?
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 11:14:54 AM »
Yup - much too big to upload to the forum I am afraid.

You need to edit your images down in photoshop or similar, or host them on a flickr account so that you can link to them.

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Re: Suggestions etc
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 01:30:44 PM »
Hi Emma,

Would it be possible to put a new section on the noticeboard of how to load pictures as for complete novices like me it would be useful?  I had to look at the instructions on another forum to find out how to do it.  It's really really easy once you know but before then it's a nightmare.

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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2011, 01:59:17 PM »
Hi Emma,

If you want to post an image as an attachment from your computer will it show up in the preview?

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2011, 02:10:57 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 02:12:49 PM »
nothing like a bit of hands-on science eh?

The answer seems to be no - the image I attached didn't show up in the preview. But when the message was posted, the thumbnail appeared just fine.

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 02:16:37 PM »
although I should add- we would prefer if people linked to their images hosted elsewhere rather than attach them, if they have the choice, as it is a lot less complicated.

But for the time being - either way is fine. I am still learning the ropes with all this stuff myself, of course, so forgive the rather bumbling approach to all these things!

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 02:26:37 PM »
Thanks Emma I thought that might be the case but didn't want to post it and it not show up.  Normally I'll post images that are hosted elsewhere but as you wanted us to test things out I thought I'd do it both ways.

Fiona