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Offline Irina

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2017, 09:08:57 PM »
Did not work, trying again
article-0-12048B8B000005DC-486_634x812 by Irina Lynch, on Flickr

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2017, 12:12:54 PM »
Ladyhawke, try following these steps:

Using a photo-hosting site like Flickr:

1.  Go to Flickr and click on the photo that you want to share here. That opens the photo in its own window

2. In the lower right hand corner, click on the little curvy arrow (the Share This Photo arrow).

3. In the box that opens, Under "CODE" select "BB code" on the right side just above the little window that shows the code.

4. Select the photo size you want. "Small" or "Medium" work good here.

5. Highlight the code in the box (if it's not already highlighted), copy it, come back here, and paste that code into your post. (Note: You do not have to do anything else (like clicking on the little picture icon). Just paste the code that you copied from Flickr)

6. When you select "Post" or "Preview" you will be able to see your photo in the post.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2017, 03:25:12 PM »
Testing to post a photo from Flickr
[/url]Vogue 1540 by pjsewingal, on Flickr[/img]

Hmm - thought I followed the instructions...let me try again
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2017, 03:27:26 PM »
Vogue 1540 by pjsewingal, on Flickr

Is this an ok size?  I chose the 'first medium" on the list as I think I read in one of the posts from Lisa
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2017, 07:50:31 PM »
Your picture is just fine! 

If you're ever wondering, the width should be around 500 pixels for a landscape orientation picture and around 350 pixels for a portrait orientation picture.  For Flickr, that's usually the smallest "medium" size.

Nicely done!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #77 on: April 24, 2017, 05:36:15 PM »
Help, please...

For the second time, I've written a long post with lots of links and pictures, only to get a FORBIDDEN, you don't have access, etc.

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #78 on: April 24, 2017, 10:04:24 PM »
Help, please...

For the second time, I've written a long post with lots of links and pictures, only to get a FORBIDDEN, you don't have access, etc.

What am I doing wrong?

Perhaps nothing. DL is still troubleshooting this "reloaded" version of SG.  So you will want to report the trouble you had on the Bug Report thread.

But you will need to manage this in the meantime.  My impression is that this happens when (as you said) you've included lots of links and pictures.  So before you post, copy all of the text in your editing box, and save it (in a text program, word processing program, email program.  Just somewhere you can save the text).    Then go back to your post and delete part of it at the bottom (taking away some of the links/pictures) and try again to post.  Keep doing that until it will post.  Then post more of your text in another reply in the same thread.  Repeat as needed.

I know it's a pain, but you should be able to get it all posted that way.  Then be sure to give a link to your post(s) in your report to DL, so that she can see what happened.

I am so sorry thing happened to you...and we really, really, want to see your pictures!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2017, 11:21:08 PM »
Thank you, Lisa! It took 3 posts to get it to "take".

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2017, 09:37:52 PM »
When I touch "alt" I get - absolutely nothing.
I have tried selecting it with caps lock on and off.  It makes no difference.  I get nothing.

But this came up now:


SSßßßßßß

SSßßßßß.   
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2017, 11:04:32 AM »
What are you using the "Alt" key for, Lynda? Are you trying to use the shift+alt+s to submit a post instead of simply clicking on the Post button? Or shift+alt+p to preview?

We're here to help!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2017, 01:56:32 PM »
My 18-year-old cat died yesterday, and I have lost my chain of thought on this subject.  I will get back to this.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2017, 02:45:51 PM »
Couldn't give up.  Went back and tried multi times.
*I copied the URL.
*The URL disappears before I can insert it. 
*Repeat with same results.
*Repeat with same results again.

When I tried the Post button, nothing happened.
When I tried to shift+alt+p to preview, nothing happened.

Is there a list of instructions to do this?  Am I doing this in the wrong order, leaving out some step...

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2017, 06:13:17 PM »
Lynda, I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. It's a sad time for you, I can only imagine.


Regarding using the Alt key, what exactly are you trying to do? Post a photo? If so, follow these instructions if you are using Flickr to store your photos:



If you're trying to accomplish something else, let me know.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #85 on: May 24, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
Curious... I changed phones this weekend and in trying to login I'm getting error messages and for username it tells me Karen is invalid and autofils my old user (but not screen) name.  Should I be using the "register" function instead of login to get on from a new device?  Thanks!
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« Reply #86 on: May 24, 2017, 06:57:19 PM »
Karen, the device should not make a difference in your log in details.  Post this over in bug reports and see if DL has an idea.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #87 on: May 25, 2017, 12:22:50 AM »
Couldn't give up.  Went back and tried multi times.
*I copied the URL.
*The URL disappears before I can insert it. 
*Repeat with same results.
*Repeat with same results again.

When I tried the Post button, nothing happened.
When I tried to shift+alt+p to preview, nothing happened.

Is there a list of instructions to do this?  Am I doing this in the wrong order, leaving out some step...
Hi Lynda!
Both Kathryn and I have given you lists of instructions.  You also posted at the end of the "Photo posting discussion with xchristin" thread.  I posted instructions for you there.  I've now broken out my post there into its own thread titled "Photo posting discussion with Lynda."  Once you've replied here, I'll merge our discussions about photo-posting with you from this thread into that thread.

Choose one set of instructions (either my list or Kathryn's--they both address the same thing) and then tell us which step is the first one that goes wrong...  Let me ask a bunch of questions to try to diagnose what went wrong--we're looking for the first thing that you say "no" to:


1.  Did you click on the picture of your cat? (If you're using my list) 
2.  Did that take you to the Flickr page of your cat? (or did you find the page that is just of your image?)
3.  Did you find and click on the curly arrow?
4.  Did you get a pop-up window?
5.  Did you get a blue line under the word "BBCode"?
6.  Did you find the drop down arrow showing sizes?  If so, did you choose a size? 
7.  Did you see the text box highlighted in blue?
8.  Were you able to copy the highlighted text? --Note that this is NOT just the image url.  It is also code provided by Flickr that will include a link-back to Flickr, as required by the Flickr user agreement.

Separately, you said you "copied the URL"...what did you do to copy it, and where was your cursor when you copied it.  You don't want the url from your browser's address bar.  You don't want the image url.  You instead want the Flickr-supplied code which includes the image url.  Don't edit the code, just copy all of it.  And then paste it in your reply box.

Don't use any keyboard shortcuts to preview or post.  Just click the button you want under the reply box (either "Preview" or "Post")

You can do this (I'd use three little cheerleader emoticons here!!!)

Lisa

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #88 on: June 26, 2017, 10:04:42 PM »
testing

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #89 on: July 04, 2017, 10:14:33 PM »
Testing
I want to add pics to my post but I get an error message

trying here

Hi, I'm jumping in here with the first thing I've sewn for ages. DD2 is graduating in a couple of weeks with a first class honours degree and want a posh frock, so we're making this Vogue/Tom & Linda Platt:


Here’s a pic of the fabrics: a navy lace top with a poly satin skirt (we’re using the reverse matt side), and a peach viscose cami under the lace.


The lace was from an Etsy seller and the poly satin from one of my fave online fabric stores, clothspot.co.uk.
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #90 on: July 04, 2017, 10:15:53 PM »
It worked :) :-*
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #91 on: July 04, 2017, 11:40:06 PM »
Testing
http://imgur.com/a/IAtLI.jpg

Not sure where I'm going wrong here... Tried many variations and used preview, no pic shows up. Couldn't get Flikr to work even to get this far, so tried imgur. Help, please. Thanks!

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #92 on: July 05, 2017, 02:03:34 AM »
Testing
http://imgur.com/a/IAtLI.jpg

Not sure where I'm going wrong here... Tried many variations and used preview, no pic shows up. Couldn't get Flikr to work even to get this far, so tried imgur. Help, please. Thanks!

Earlier I saw a floor and carpet when I clicked your picture link on my smartphone. Now I see this;D  ;D  LOL twice

Please wait until one or the other very friendly and helpful mod sees you comments.  ;)   ;)

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #93 on: July 05, 2017, 10:08:52 PM »
Hi, act2,

We'll be glad to help, but it looks like you may have deleted your image on imgur (or possibly just made a change after you posted the link), but in any case I'm getting an error message instead of an image when I click on your imgur link.

We'd be glad to help you with either Flickr or Imgur.  Just tell us where you have an image (and go ahead and try to post the image here) and if something doesn't work right, don't make changes or delete it.  Just leave it here, so that we can try to see what went wrong.

Hope to see you here again soon!

Lisa

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #94 on: July 08, 2017, 12:40:14 AM »

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #95 on: July 08, 2017, 02:33:56 AM »
https://www.hamillcreek.com/portfolio/kootenay-lake/

Hi JuneBug,

Not sure what you wanted to show here.  So I'm going to show the first floor plan, and make it link back to the page it's on:



Let me know what you wanted, and we'll do that! ;) ;D  (If it was this, we'll work on directions next...)

Notice that if you click on the image, two things happen.  First, it take you to the page it came from,and second,when you come back to the page showing the post, you'll see the larger version of the plan.  Click again to go back to the source page, and the smaller copy of the plan.

See you soon!

Lisa
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2017, 09:17:01 PM »
testing 1,2,3... ;D






super!  I think I've got it!

ETA: Super 1.2! LOL
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2017, 09:59:58 PM »
Yay, it worked. Congrats Andrea.

To help others, this is what I recommended to Andrea (copied/pasted from the 18" Dolls topic). She was not able to post more than one Flickr image at a time in her post.  So here was my response:

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Andrea, are you getting the Forbidden error?

Let me try with some of my Flickr photos:







I get the forbidden error if I try to post 3 photos if I don't delete the unnecessary stuff from the string of code. Delete everything after the first
Code: [Select]
[/url] in the string. Then your multiple photos should post with no Forbidden errors.

HTH,
Kathryn

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Andrea tried it (see previous post) and it now works just fine for her.

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2017, 07:05:31 AM »
random effort to try and remember how to post from Flikr. Not too optomisitc about my tech skills.

test1 by CH miss, on Flickr

whooppie  :D :D. it worked. now going to see if I can recall how to get photos from my phone onto Flikr. feeling a bit better about this...

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #99 on: July 09, 2017, 09:04:48 AM »
next random effort. cell phone to flikr to here

La la 1 by CH miss, on Flickr

easy peasy. sometimes I amaze myself.

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« Reply #100 on: July 09, 2017, 09:15:56 AM »
yet more random. tablet to flikr to here


WIN_20170505_14_10_30_Pro by CH miss, on Flickr

needed a bit of help from household tech fairy for this one. but ...you can teach old dogs new tricks. will work for treats... gettin old dog to remember new trick is tougher.   ;D :D ;) :)

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2017, 09:44:07 AM »
tryin to get fancy now (hah) and tryin to do it myself (hah hah)



nope. can't figure out how to do two pix at once. don't know what to delete.
my dog!! by CH miss, on Flickr

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
tryin to get fancy now (hah) and tryin to do it myself (hah hah)



nope. can't figure out how to do two pix at once. don't know what to delete.



Kathryn just helped me with this: 

You need to delete everything after the first section that is enclosed and ends with [/url] 

You are removing the part that has the name of the photo and name or initials in your case.  Then you can post multiple photos.  It's a bit more than half that gets removed.

In your last photo of the cute dog, it would be the parts that include my dog!! by CH miss, on Flickr
I edited your quote above and you can see the text to the right of the photo is gone.  When that is gone, and the photo shows in preview, you should be set to add multiple photos in the same post.

Does that make sense to you?

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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #103 on: July 09, 2017, 11:46:26 AM »
tryin to get fancy now (hah) and tryin to do it myself (hah hah)



nope. can't figure out how to do two pix at once. don't know what to delete.
my dog!! by CH miss, on Flickr

You're almost there!

When you look at the code from Flicker in your reply window, there are three lines that start
Code: [Select]
[url]You only need the first line, so delete the second two lines. What you're keeping is this format:
Code: [Select]
[url=PAGE URL FOR YOR PHOTO AT FLICKR][img]IMAGE URL FOR YOUR PHOTO[/img][/url]
SG displays what's between the img tags, and the code inside the opening URL tag makes the displayed image a clickable link back to the picture's page on Flickr.

What you're getting rid of is the title you gave the photo at Flickr, which the second line makes into a second clickable link, and a credit line for you ("by CH miss", your username on Flickr, which the code makes into a clickable link back to your user profile on Flickr.

Try deleting the second two lines from each photo's code, and see if you can post a couple pics in the same post!

Lisa

etc: spelling of img tag from "mug" to "img" ::)
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Re: Sandbox!
« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2017, 11:49:18 AM »
Ah. See that Andrea and I were posting at the same time. :). Same info, just different explanations.

So I'll leave mine as well. Hope one of them "clicks" for you! ;) ;D

Lisa