Uploading Images to the site

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by BillN, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    sometimes it take me ages - I have to try maybe 5 or 6 times

    sometimes they will just not upload at all

    I tend to keep all my images under 200kb and less than 900px x 900px

    anyone else of problems

    my internet upload speed is fine

    (the images I try to upload never seem to get into "the queue")
     
  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I've sometimes had trouble doing this but it's usually in the evening when I imagine that traffic is heavy.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Bill, you're talking about using the gallery? I haven't experienced that, however I don't use the gallery much. Haven't had it happen with attachments, nor with embedding from Flickr.

    Sometimes, the site does seem to slow down and sometimes just making a post can seem to hang in the seeming abyss for a while, but it's not a regular occurrence that I can pinpoint to a certain time of day. But it might be more on the weekends that I notice it. I'll have to pay more attention.
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    OK - I'll use the "american horse" - (do you remember than one?) - it's a lot quicker

    could have been an Australian one - my memory is not what it was
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    No, Bill, I'm afraid I don't know that one.:biggrin: Pray do tell?
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Don't you remember it

    MY FRIEND FLICKA

    one of those"junkie" TV weekly things that you americans are good at selling to us stupid TV Bits

    My Friend Flicka TV Horses
     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    junkies are something different Bill ... :wink:
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    I loved the book My Friend Flicka and loved the movie version (Roddy McDowall and Preston Foster), but am not sure about that TV series. I'm getting all misty eyed and nostalgic now.
     
  9. john1027

    john1027 SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    Bill, I have that issue regularly and have a new iMac and a fast cable connection. I sent a "technical issues" email this weekend attention to Amin. It seems that the image is either grabbed right away for upload or the cog starts spinning and nothing happens. I have to back out and start again and sometimes it works on subsequent tries, and sometimes not. I did note to Amin that it happens as well to me at mu-43s.
     
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  10. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    John, that's exactly what I get
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Thank you both for letting us know about this. Just to be 100% clear this is uploading to the gallery as well as using the attachment feature?
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
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    yes - just normal uploading an image to the Gallery
     
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  13. john1027

    john1027 SC Regular S.C. Charter Member

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    What Bill said. Linked images are not the issue.
     
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  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Got it. I've sent out for the cavalry and hope that we can get to the cause and eradicate whatever glitch it is that is causing this behavior. We need to have an easy to use gallery.
     
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  15. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Hi

    has there been any reolution to this?

    Sometimes trying to upload just locks out, or, with a 184 kb (for example) file, I am told the file is too tall...
     
  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Stephen, I'm sorry I didn't know there was still an issue because I don't upload to the gallery very often - or are you talking about a different uploading as in attachments?
     
  17. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Hi - Wow, that was a fast reply.

    Yes, it's to the Gallery. I simply select a photo from my drive and then select submit and it either hangs, or, more often, says the image is too large.

    P.S. I should add that it shows I have four images waiting to be uploaded. I haven't tried for days - I gave up and forgot about these ones.
     
  18. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Gee, I am sorry to read this. I'll send off a missive to our webmaster, Amin and hopefully we'll get to the bottom of the issue quickly. I am very glad you let us know.
     
  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Stephen, see if you make the file smaller if it will help. Amin is aware and will be looking more deeply into this issue but for now we have to make it work as is. I'm hoping to get Don on here to get some feedback as to his file sizes and experiences since I know he's been uploading fairly frequently of late.
     
  20. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Thanks BBW

    Just for fun ( :wink: ) I tried again, and received an error message. This might be useful in tracing the problem:

    " Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 50331648 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 12656 bytes) in /home/asabet/public_html/seriouscompacts.com/gallery/image-inc.php on line 116 "