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How Do You Make Attachments Work?
« on: August 06, 2017, 12:41:41 am »
I was writing a PM and tried to upload a picture as an attachment. It seemed to upload OK and it was less than 150 KB in size, but although I could see the file name I couldn't get the picture to insert in the message. I eventually uploaded it to my own server and made it web accessible and linked via the URL, but if at all possible I would like to be able to upload and insert pictures like this as attachments. What am I missing?
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Re: How Do You Make Attachments Work?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 06:18:25 pm »
I was writing a PM and tried to upload a picture as an attachment. It seemed to upload OK and it was less than 150 KB in size, but although I could see the file name I couldn't get the picture to insert in the message. I eventually uploaded it to my own server and made it web accessible and linked via the URL, but if at all possible I would like to be able to upload and insert pictures like this as attachments. What am I missing?

I'm not really sure what you are asking, but here goes....

Attachments are added at the end of a post by the system. If you want to include pictures in your actual post, you have to store them elsewhere on the net and link to them. I think you can store them in the forum's Gallery and use that, but you have to discover the actual link to the picture in the gallery. 

If this does not answer what you are asking, you'll need to try your question again being more specific as to what you are trying to do and what is not working as you believe it should.
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Re: How Do You Make Attachments Work?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 06:44:10 am »
I sent a PM with a small attachment. It seemed to have worked. 150KB is a very, very tiny limit. I had to reduce something enough to use. That might have been the problem.


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Re: How Do You Make Attachments Work?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 02:52:09 pm »

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Re: How Do You Make Attachments Work?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 06:05:59 pm »
I sent a PM with a small attachment. It seemed to have worked. 150KB is a very, very tiny limit. I had to reduce something enough to use. That might have been the problem.

Yes, 150K is a very small limit. Given all the places on the Net (some free) where on can upload pictures and files (and link to them for others to view/download), I don't see why TC needs to provide a lot of space for this.
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