Inserting a picture is a a pain in the butt. Us older, er seasoned citizens can rebuild a carburetor blindfolded. There are easier ways to do the job of picture posting, but not harder. As a gift to us for the New Year, fix it!
I second the motion (I'm such a megabyte-challenged anachronism, if not for my teenage daughter, my VCR would still be flashing 12:00).
They're not supposed to be flashing 12:00??????
Might I suggest that someone who knows something about http code volunteer to assist. Running a site like this is tough. I think there are all kinds of ways to improve this site- like having catagories set up (i.e. transmission, carburetors, photo gallery) so that you don't have to scroll through two dozen posts to find what your looking for. Now those are available on almost all forums I look at. But it takes some expertise and help. I would volunteer but have no idea how to go about doing that. Still if the adm on this site needs help, feel free to ask. I shall consult my husband's website designer for advice. Otherwise fellows I guess we all have to experiment with pictures to get them posted. It's that or put up with spammers. Just my opinion. Take it as you will.
What's a "VCR" and why is it going around naked at 12:00?
Hate to end the year on what some will consider a sour note, but. I love this Forum, and read it first thing every morning and throughout the day. I have been there and done that for many Groups and did News Letters, magazines and etc., all volunteer, and got nothing but grief for it, so, I emphasize with whomever is doing this Forum, and hope he continues the great work he is doing, but. I am beginning to see almost as many comments regarding the inablity to post pictures as we had in reference to the spam. Some have got it, some, like me, have not. Surely, someone in this Group can figure out how to get back to our old system of posting pictures. I will leave it at that, not mad at anybody, just making an observation that is probably shared by some. Now, back to the Christmas music.
VCR stands for "Vague Chance of Recording." It is an obsolete, analog, electro-mechanical device dating back to the 1970s, designed to record the wrong television show. Before then, you snapped on the TV, its solid-state circuitry immediately sprang to life, you selected a channel and volume and you watched. Today, things are much more advanced and convenient: Now, you must first locate the three misplaced wireless remotes that operate the set, figure out which of these does what, find the "ON" button and then wait for the hard drive to spool up. And if you're really digitally astute, you can comprehend why you have to dial in Channel 3 to watch channel 7.
Like Ivan, I would welcome an easier and more convenient way to post pictures, as well as other ways that would make this site even better, but let me add that, even with its' very few flaws, I have never encountered a website or Forum that was more user friendly. This, we can thank Bruce and his fellow administrators for. Also, I have never encountered a club that had such a nice neighborhood of selfless members so ready and willing to help, as we have here at mtfca. Many of our membership (like Hap and many others) must take hours of their private time researching the internet and their personal libraries, posting sites and pictures in order to help others with their Model T questions.
Thank you Bruce for doing such a good job. If you can find ways to improve this great site, go for it. If you can't, you still have our grateful appreciation and thank you everyone else who are so much help to the rest of us. Jim Patrick
Grady and Jim make an excellent point. As much as I'd like to see the one improvement pertinant to this thread, I would yet remain deliriously happy with the forum as is and profoundly grateful to the folks who run it. I check in every single day and enjoy the heck out of this meeting place. The cause of any difficulty remains squarely centered on my own incapacity for learning and the fact that I'm an analog man in a digital world.
Like Ivan, I would welcome an easier and more convenient way to post pictures, as well as other ways that would make this site even better, but let me add that, even with its' very few flaws, I have never encountered a website or Forum that was more user friendly. This, we can thank Bruce and his fellow administrators for. Special thanks are in order for attacking and solving the spam problem that became such a problem a few months ago.
Also, I have never encountered a club that had such a nice neighborhood of selfless members so dedicated, ready and willing to help, as we have here at mtfca. Many of our membership (like Hap, for example) must take hours of their private time posting lengthy, well thought out answers, researching the internet and their personal libraries, posting links and pictures in order to help others with their Model T questions. Thank you to everyone who are so much help to the rest of us.
Again. Thank you Bruce for doing such a good job. If you can find ways to improve this great site, go for it. If you can't, you still have our grateful appreciation for a job well done. Jim Patrick
Susan C., the randomness of this forum is part of what makes it so interesting. If you want a T model forum that is all catagorized please go look at the other one. I find that one so dull that I seldom take a peek at it. And I never post anything on it. I know some poeple like that forum and that's fine, but let's leave this one as it is. On here I find many words of wisdom that aren't even related to T's. True, I'm not able to post pictures on here but I think that's more the fault of my own ineptness and my antique p.c. than anything else. Please, Bruce, this forum needs to stay as it is. Thank you. Bob
Good example of my woeful lack of computer savvy is that I have no idea how I just posted twice. Jim Patrick
Posting pictures on the forum good exercise for the mind. Keep asking questions and experimenting til you get em posted.
Just my 2 cents.
I really have gleaned so much good information over the last 9 months, I too would like to see a it made more simple to post pictures, @68 the farm house we live in and I grew up in did not have eletricity and plumbing utill I was 5 years old we have come a long way since then, sometimes this computor stuff is a struggle but I keep trying !
I REALLY enjoy and appreciate the forum!
I just got a new computer for Christmas with the new Windows 7 and it will take me until I get the next one to understand it!
Thank God for this site. Great people with great information you can't get anywhere else. Of course, I don't have the knowledge to post pictures, but many others do and I enjoy them all!
Don't wish for a format like the "other" forum, as I quit accessing them some time ago.
We couldn't possibly pay the current forum staff to do what they do. Just be thankful they do!
I agree with the "posting picture difficulty" comments. Too bad the spammers were to blame. However, I think that an easier way to post would be a good resolution for the MTFCA for '10. While I enjoy a challenge, I like to spend my energy on things that are more productive for me. The Forum is great. Bruce and his folks who watch over it are doing a marvelous job. It would not surprise me to learn they too are mulling the picture thing over and will, hopefully, come up with a solution.
If I can learn to post pictures anyone should be able to.
Scroll down to "HOW TO UPLOAD PHOTOS" on Dec.21-01:32 am for exellent instructions.
My daughter asked me what was so interesting on this forum and I told her "It's like reading your favorite book and it never ends"
Thanks to all who keep this going.
Hey this is a wonderful forum no doubt there. Thanks to the guys who run it and keep it up!
But yes I'm not so old-just techologically challenged....and I no longer put up pics as I cannot work out how and if I have to read a book on how to do it-it just won't happen!!!! I'm with you Ivan but folks lets make sure we keep this thread positive as this forum is a wonderful asset.
Glad you found those instructions helpful.
To save going back to find them, I have attached
a newer version to this message. Hope they are at
least as helpful as the old ones and easier to follow.
Despite my Luddite tendencies, I do manage to make some of this current technology function. My attitude is as follows: If some teenage doofus with his cap on backwards, who doesn't know which way is up, can run the thing, then I can probably learn it too. When I bought an iMac for my business ten years ago, I started trying to set up a website the first week in September. It took me until Thanksgiving weekend to finally get it working. The current picture posting procedure is not as simple as the former one, but it really isn't all that bad. I think I made it work on the second or third try. I would encourage those who haven't got it yet to not give up. If I can do it, you can do it.
As for the forum, I agree that it's a great source of information and entertainment. I check it every day.
Thanks AJ - It works!!! But I'm still not sold.....far too many screens and processes to go through!
Here goes my attempt at a picture, not Model T but good practice. BTW A big THANK YOU to our webmaster for doing such a fine job and for keeping law and order amongst us!
OH, Boy, I ended up with two for the price of one. Oh, well, back to the drawing board!
Once you remember the format of the line that enables the
whole process, the rest will only seem like an extra click or two.
When I have a problem I just get my 8 year old granddaughter to
help, and if itís really tough we get the 12 year old to fix it <@^@>
You now have a button.
Happy New Year!
Again, Tony, whose is the 1912 roadster in the other thread? I have one nearly identical.
Well here goes , lets see if I can get the a picture posted.
That is a picture of the "Fronty" I got for my birthday.
I originally found the remains over 40 years ago. I told a good Model T friend who purchased it and built it.
It is a very reliable comfortable speedster.
When he died in 1992 his son got the car stored it until 2008 and sold it at auction to someone who bid over the phone thinking it was a touring car. He decided last year to sell it and buy a Mustang for his wife and small kids to travel in.
I decided to buy the car rather than spend the next few years building my own. Why be in the garage when you can be out on the road.
I, also, would like to express my gratitude to those that make this site work. A wonderful place for us know-it-alls to help others and keep the old knowledge available for years to come. It is good to see a site used so much by so many, newcomers and us long-timers alike. The horseless carriage site is used very little by comparison, which saddens me. Maybe next year I'll try to post some pictures.
Again, thank you all for a wonderful place to visit, share information and stay close to fellow model 'T'ers. Happy New Year to all!
WOW!!! Thanks for the upload attachment button Gunny and Happy New Year to you too.
Jim Patrick (DaSgt.)
Someday winter will be over and I'll ride in the back of the touring again and bark at all my friends along the road.
Thanks, Tony -- You Da Man!!
(You too, Bruce!!)
This Forum is the best thing to happen to us Model T'ers in the last 50 years.
Robert, is it too much to ask to allow a person to make a comment or express an opinion? If I'm not allowed to do that on this forum then perhaps I should "go look at another forum". Change does not necessarily have to be bad. I was just making a point AND offering to help Bruce or the admin if they needed it. So sorry I even made a comment.
Susan, it seemed to me that Bob was just adding his opinion to yours, not objecting to your expressing it. Anyway, the picture upload problem has been solved, so we can enter the new year with confidence...
Susan,stick around,it gets better.