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how come we can't just upload photos to a freeps post?
july 27, 1776 | self

Posted on 07/27/2014 9:47:24 AM PDT by beebuster2000

Would be easier to upload photos to a post, like on FB for example. personally i struggle a lot to figure out the img src code.

is there a way to do this?


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1 posted on 07/27/2014 9:47:24 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: beebuster2000

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2592886/posts
HTML Sandbox


2 posted on 07/27/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: beebuster2000

Easiest way: get a photo sharing app or site. Like Photobucket. There is an app. Then once you have saved the photo, you can go into the app and quickly get the html code of each photo and copy it and paste it into your post. On an ipad that is the fastest way. Html coding on a tablet is too much work.

I hate that FR has not been tech updated in so many years.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 9:51:04 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: beebuster2000
Using links reduces the storage and bandwidth requirements on the FR servers. This saves much money in operating expenses.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

4 posted on 07/27/2014 9:52:47 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: beebuster2000; ShadowAce

Even if you could directly upload to FR (a capability that prolly won’t happen), you’d still have to know a little HTML to get the image posted.

The img tag is one of the simplest and not hard to learn. The HTML Sandbox by ShadowAce can help you a lot. Check it out:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3107232/posts

FReepmail me if you need help.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 9:53:46 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: beebuster2000
The code: (img src="http://www.websophist.com/MollyVikingMO.jpg")

with the parentheses replaced by triangular brackets, gives the picture:

It would take lot of money to do what you want, and it could change the nature of FR. As much as I like the occasional Viking Kitty pic, I don't want all FR's bandwidth going to cute kittens and cat videos.

6 posted on 07/27/2014 9:55:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: beebuster2000
Today we took a walk to the Berlin Wall...
7 posted on 07/27/2014 9:56:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: beebuster2000
FR would be down all the time. Try IMGUR for your images.
8 posted on 07/27/2014 9:57:03 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Yaelle
I hate that FR has not been tech updated in so many years.

See the post immediately below yours for a cogent explanation. As it is now, quarterly fundraising appeals are taking nearly the entire quarter just to keep operations at their current antiquated level. If your "hate" is indeed sufficiently motivating, please consider arranging and providing the funding for proper updating.

9 posted on 07/27/2014 9:58:44 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Yaelle
I hate that FR has not been tech updated in so many years.

Most sites you can just upload from your desktop - so much easier. Images add a lot to the discussion.

10 posted on 07/27/2014 10:00:54 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Hebrews 11:6; Yaelle

uncalled for attack on Yaelle IMO.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 10:02:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Hebrews 11:6; Yaelle

Frankly, I am EXTREMELY happy with the “antiquated” format. Loads fast, no gratuitous visual content, and ports very well to mobile, no matter how “bare bones” the phone. I think FR’s layout is a classic, much like Drudge’s “antiquated” look.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 10:03:30 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: beebuster2000

Tape the picture to your monitor and press enter.


13 posted on 07/27/2014 10:03:52 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: sauropod

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14 posted on 07/27/2014 10:04:32 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Hebrews 11:6

I have been a heavy supporter, but my support has lessened (I still support quite fairly) over the last two years BECAUSE I CANT EASILY FREEP ON MY DEVICES. I love this place. I love Jim. I love a lot of people here.

But because I can’t have easy access to the site on my devices, I take that to mean that FR doesn’t want as much of my money. If they did, they’d have a functional way to freep on an iPhone, for example.


15 posted on 07/27/2014 10:07:50 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

No.

There have been times that JohnRob ‘updated’ the format and it didn’t work.

I recall one time when the main site was used for beta testing, my browser content became so tiny I could hardly read anything.

==

The concensus from some previous attempts at ‘modernizing’ were: DON’T.

The site works like it works. Leave it alone.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JennysCool

How does it port very well to an iphone? I’ve tried three browsers and can’t read in large enough font for my READING GLASSES where I don’t have to scroll sideways to read one line of text.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 10:10:27 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
I hate that FR has not been tech updated in so many years.

I disagree. One of the things that has kept me here so long is that I like the way this forum works. FR often gets criticized for its "90s-era" coding, but I see it as lean and fast.

I participate in several other forums and they're all cluttered. You can't see if someone replied to you unless you go back and read through the whole thread.

Go lurk on DU. That place is a mess.

I've long since mastered image posting. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Though I will concede, FR is kind of a hassle from an iPhone or tablet.

18 posted on 07/27/2014 10:10:55 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: JennysCool

“Frankly, I am EXTREMELY happy with the “antiquated” format.”

Keeps the unimaginative posters from junking up the website.


19 posted on 07/27/2014 10:11:35 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Yaelle
After 10,000+ posts, I thought I'd try to post my first pic following the instructions. Is this car in everyone's future?
20 posted on 07/27/2014 10:13:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Tape the picture to your monitor and press enter.

Comment of the week! R O F L M A O

21 posted on 07/27/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the Left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Yaelle
After 10,000+ posts, I thought I'd try to post my first pic following the instructions. Is this car in everyone's future?
22 posted on 07/27/2014 10:15:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Yes.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: hal ogen

Success. I guess an “old dog” can learn new tricks. Thanks.


24 posted on 07/27/2014 10:16:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: beebuster2000

Who is going to pay for all the storage space?


25 posted on 07/27/2014 10:16:59 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: beebuster2000

26 posted on 07/27/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: Hebrews 11:6

Do you want a monthly bill?


27 posted on 07/27/2014 10:17:45 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: JennysCool

Here Here...This ain’t Facebook. Go there if you want a repository.


28 posted on 07/27/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: TomGuy

Other sites do join new tech - surely some creative techy conservatives can figure out a way to do it for not much $ and maybe donate some time?

I don’t want a rush Limbaugh like site that looks like his webmaster threw up all over the page.

Just maybe a device friendly form of the classic we love.

My utopian desires:
1. Have the text fit inside the iPhone screen and be able to be made large enough for people to read, and no need to scroll in 4 directions each line you read

2 get rid of the sidebar and just have a real, active, search feature

3. Make the posting format more up to date. If the search feature were functional you wouldn’t have to sit there while missiles are flying and find key words or which category to post under, or find some URL to use when there isn’t any. Gone are the days - or they should be - where everything considered “important” was from a news publication. URL field should be optional.


29 posted on 07/27/2014 10:20:13 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: stars & stripes forever
Keeps the unimaginative posters from junking up the website.

Amen!

This is a discussion forum, for those that want to directly upload all manner of pictures get a Facebook account.

If you want to see what would happen to FR, look at all the crap on Facebook. I use it to keep up with pics of family members and kids. But 80% of my "friends" post jokes, videos, and inspirational/religious/political content....continuously. None of which is of interest to me. I would not like to see FR morph into that.

30 posted on 07/27/2014 10:20:18 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Yaelle

That’s odd. I have the most basic of phones and FR always loads within the margins of my screen, no sideways scrolling needed at all.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Drew68

I’ve long since mastered image posting. It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Though I will concede, FR is kind of a hassle from an iPhone or tablet.


I long since mastered it too, but I don’t sit at a desk any more, and a lot of people are like me.


32 posted on 07/27/2014 10:21:47 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: hal ogen

You rocked it! Easy peasy!

Re your pic - where do I put my four kids?


33 posted on 07/27/2014 10:22:33 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I’ve always thought they didn’t update it to discourage people from posting too many photos.


34 posted on 07/27/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: beebuster2000

Don’t give up on the html, beebuster. If I can do it, you can, trust me. Just go to the sandbox links others have provided and practice.


35 posted on 07/27/2014 10:25:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I don't think there is a shortage of images posted to FR. Most people have the HTML code figured out - it's not that complicated at all.

I like to mess around with the sizes of images too. For instance, here is a photo of Weird Al Yankovich that you can print out and put in your wallet. Just tell your friends that he is a crazy uncle.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: JennysCool

That is one advantage Android has over the iPhone.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 10:26:03 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: JennysCool

I’ve tried safari, nope, chrome, nope, and another which I can’t remember which was a horrible browser for everything BUT FR.


38 posted on 07/27/2014 10:27:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: hal ogen
Success.

***********

Yes I'd say you were doubly successful.

39 posted on 07/27/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT by deport
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To: Hebrews 11:6

You make a good point. Unless those who currently ride for free decide to step up and contribute something, we might eventually have to do without FR on tablets, phones, and everything else. Who wants that to happen?


40 posted on 07/27/2014 10:29:09 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SamAdams76

Love Weird Al.

However, it’s not that we don’t have the html code figured out. Html is too cumbersome on devices.

Posting photos is easy, though. See my first post on this thread.


41 posted on 07/27/2014 10:29:35 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
I long since mastered it too, but I don’t sit at a desk any more, and a lot of people are like me.

Very true. Same here. I read FR often from my iPhone but I don't even bother trying to post anything from it. Anything I need to post has to wait until I get to another device, unless I am exceptionally motivated.

42 posted on 07/27/2014 10:31:43 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Yaelle
This is how FR rolls. You still here? 😊
43 posted on 07/27/2014 10:31:49 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: DJ MacWoW

ping


44 posted on 07/27/2014 10:33:50 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: beebuster2000

If you use a browser like Pale Moon which supports Extensions, there are add-ons e.g. Copy HTML which allow you to “paint” part of an HTML page and then copy the code directly to customize your posts. You’ll probably find that you quickly glean the web syntax & begin to post shorter replies on your own without needing to use the app.


45 posted on 07/27/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT by mikrofon (FRegards)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
But 80% of my "friends" post jokes, videos, and inspirational/religious/political content....continuously. None of which is of interest to me.

Same here and by the way, I've seen enough cat photos from them. Enough with the cats already.

46 posted on 07/27/2014 10:34:52 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Yaelle

The problem is your iPhone, not FR. You need to change settings on your phone. Lots of FReepers use their iPhones and have no issues.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 10:37:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Yaelle
but my support has lessened (I still support quite fairly) over the last two years BECAUSE I CANT EASILY FREEP ON MY DEVICES.

Maybe the problem is your settings. Or maybe just the fact that your EyePhome comes from Cupertino...

Or an error in the user interface.

Your 'improvements' will cost money. Click here.

48 posted on 07/27/2014 10:38:04 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: FReepers; Yaelle

Click The Pic To Donate

Support FR, Donate Monthly If You Can

49 posted on 07/27/2014 10:41:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Tape the picture to your monitor and press enter.


Make sure the image is facing the screen, otherwise folks will just see the notes you scribbled on the back of the picture.


50 posted on 07/27/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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