Skip to comments.how come we can't just upload photos to a freeps post?
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?
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.
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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:
FReepmail me if you need help.
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.
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.
Most sites you can just upload from your desktop - so much easier. Images add a lot to the discussion.
uncalled for attack on Yaelle IMO.
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.
Tape the picture to your monitor and press enter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Frankly, I am EXTREMELY happy with the antiquated format.”
Keeps the unimaginative posters from junking up the website.
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Success. I guess an “old dog” can learn new tricks. Thanks.
Who is going to pay for all the storage space?
Do you want a monthly bill?
Here Here...This ain’t Facebook. Go there if you want a repository.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You rocked it! Easy peasy!
Re your pic - where do I put my four kids?
I’ve always thought they didn’t update it to discourage people from posting too many photos.
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.
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.
That is one advantage Android has over the iPhone.
I’ve tried safari, nope, chrome, nope, and another which I can’t remember which was a horrible browser for everything BUT FR.
Yes I'd say you were doubly successful.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Same here and by the way, I've seen enough cat photos from them. Enough with the cats already.
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.
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.
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.