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Paul Steinberg
12-19-2016, 05:56 PM
From now till January 1st 2017 all registered users will be able to have their pictures hosted on the website along with their posts and threads. To post your pictures, write your reply to a thread, or when starting a new post. Then continue to scroll down the page, until you see the bar that says "Manage Attachments". Click on Manage Attachments, and then when the next window opens, you may upload a picture from your computer by clicking on "Browse".. This will bring you to a page on your computer and you will just have to locate the picture on your computer, and then click "open" when you find the picture. The next thing to do is add additional pictures, and when you are finished loading pictures, you then click on the icon that says "Upload". The system will automatically resize the pictures to the appropriate size for the website page, unless you picture is an extremely large sized, which our system cannot handle. This rarely happens. After the system has finished uploading your pictures, you will see the files on the upload page. The final thing to do is to click on "submit reply".

Kurt Arends
12-19-2016, 06:55 PM
Will those users who opt to upload photos have the option of having those photos public or private?

Paul Steinberg
12-20-2016, 09:05 AM
I assume that you are referring to the photo album. Nothing has changed with the photo albums, and all registered users can have a photo album. We requested over a year ago that all photo album pictures be made public, otherwise, there is no reason to have a photo album. Photo albums that were created as private, can only be seen by people who you "friend" on the website. This is the reasoning behind making all photo albums public.

Steve Loftin
12-20-2016, 05:21 PM
Will those users who opt to upload photos have the option of having those photos public or private?

Why would someone post photos in an album just to keep them private?

Kurt Arends
12-20-2016, 05:46 PM
I think there are as many "private" albums on this site as there are "public". I don't think private albums should be allowed................. but it's not my decision to make.

Paul Steinberg
12-20-2016, 05:57 PM
Registered users were advised over a year ago that private albums not made public will be deleted. I asked that I be notified of private albums, and I would delete them, but no one ever reported even one to me. There is no reason for us to maintain albums if they are private.

Kurt Arends
12-20-2016, 07:42 PM
Registered users were advised over a year ago that private albums not made public will be deleted. I asked that I be notified of private albums, and I would delete them, but no one ever reported even one to me. There is no reason for us to maintain albums if they are private.

That is not true and you know it! I wasted my time putting together a complete list and submitted it to you!

Kurt Arends
12-20-2016, 07:43 PM
To quote Paul fom 2 years ago:

"I can't change them from private to public, I can't delete them, I can't do anything with them at all, except to turn the entire system off. I can limit access to a member to post new pictures by changing their individual permissions, however, I can't do anything with the pictures already posted. I have spent hours going over the settings, and there is nothing in the settings that gives administrators any control over these pictures, except what I have just mentioned. I have searched vBulletin forums for any thing that might help, but there is nothing. The only thing that I could do would be to change the password of the account, go in as if I were that person, and then modify the album on. I am not going to do this, under any circumstance.
Deleting private albums would be the only thing that I would do, if I could, since the person who posted the pictures made them private, and I would have no right to make them public!"

Paul Steinberg
12-26-2016, 11:51 AM
If you get a message that a "token" is missing, that sometimes means that the picture is too large for the website to resize. You will need to make the picture smaller on your computer first by reducing the number of bytes. A good free program to do this is Pixresizer Free. I have been using this program for many years without any problems, and great success of shrinking oversized pictures.

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Paul Steinberg
12-26-2016, 12:47 PM
That is not true and you know it! I wasted my time putting together a complete list and submitted it to you!

I am not disputing what you say, however, I don't have any recollection of getting a "list" of private albums. I did have one album reported to me this past week, and I contacted the member to ask him to make it public. Some of the people that created albums haven't been back to the forums in many years.

To quote Paul fom 2 years ago:

"I can't change them from private to public, I can't delete them, I can't do anything with them at all, except to turn the entire system off. I can limit access to a member to post new pictures by changing their individual permissions, however, I can't do anything with the pictures already posted. I have spent hours going over the settings, and there is nothing in the settings that gives administrators any control over these pictures, except what I have just mentioned. I have searched vBulletin forums for any thing that might help, but there is nothing. The only thing that I could do would be to change the password of the account, go in as if I were that person, and then modify the album on. I am not going to do this, under any circumstance.
Deleting private albums would be the only thing that I would do, if I could, since the person who posted the pictures made them private, and I would have no right to make them public!"

I have tried to delete the private albums, and the software will not allow me to do so. The only other alternative is to turn off the album software completely, which is something that I would prefer not to do.