Attachments to posts BUG

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Attachments to posts BUG

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm having problems with attachments since the new forum's:

The first-time upload's just fine, but when I use the "preview" button or want to edit my post later, usually two of the three attachments "vanish".
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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by zakblood » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:25 pm

reported and hopefully will get a reply asap

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:35 pm

Yes, thanks, Gabe. Same here, occasionally, and a couple of times I had to copy all text, delete the post, and start over. I hope, though, that they will preserve the simplified attachment process which allows multiple images to be uploaded at once and eliminates that middle step which we talked about - the second upload or attach button to press which was redundant.
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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:50 pm

bru888 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:35 pm
I hope, though, that they will preserve the simplified attachment process which allows multiple images to be uploaded at once and eliminates that middle step which we talked about - the second upload or attach button to press which was redundant.
Agree. The new multi-selection of files is a big plus (at least for me :) ).
Wouldn't hurt to be able to attach more than three to a post, though...

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 am

And the size limit for pics seems to be 1MB? Really? Why, why, why? I just want to add some screenshots and not have to bother... :evil:

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:03 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 am
And the size limit for pics seems to be 1MB? Really? Why, why, why? I just want to add some screenshots and not have to bother... :evil:
You can't really blame them for that. All of this stuff is being stored someplace on a server and space is not unlimited.

I'll tell you a couple of things that you already know perhaps:
  • Always use jpg instead of png because jpg's are much smaller file size.
  • Any photo editing program can save jpg's with downgraded quality settings but still show sharp, clear images which are more than good enough for these forums. Below, I took a photo that could not be uploaded here due to its size and I went to save it while using the option to downgrade its quality to be below the 1MB limit. I did not actually save it (because I like it as it is) or post it here but I could have if I had finished this save job:
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Cropping images also helps, obviously, because the smaller the image, the smaller the file size. I do a lot of cropping for another reason, though: It focuses the view on what I want to be seen instead of just uploading the entire screen print and expecting folks to find what I am talking about.
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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 pm

bru888 wrote: You can't really blame them for that. All of this stuff is being stored someplace on a server and space is not unlimited.
If that's the case, okay, but why not at least give a small warning. It looks like it's uploading, but it ain't.
I've uploaded my mod here before, so it must've worked with larger files prior to the forum's update.

bru888 wrote: Always use jpg instead of png because jpg's are much smaller file size.
Out of the about 600 screenshots I've made inside the game by now since posting here on the forum, only eight JPG files are >1MB, and one of them happens to be the one I wanted to use earlier today. Bad luck combined with my quick temper resulted in the previous posting... :oops: :wink:

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bru888 wrote:Any photo editing program can save jpg's with downgraded quality settings [...]
Cropping images also helps, obviously, because the smaller the image, the smaller the file size.
Yeah, that's what I meant with "not have to bother" :wink:

I don't mind editing the pics (and do it quite often), but now I have to crop them, too, and watch for the file size? :roll: :?

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:35 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 pm
If that's the case, okay, but why not at least give a small warning. It looks like it's uploading, but it ain't.
That's a very good point which I can vouch for myself. There is no message telling you that the file is over the size limit. As you say, the file just sits there, not available for inline attachment and not really attached to the message itself. I hope the forum administrators are reading these messages.
GabeKnight wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:33 pm
Out of the about 600 screenshots I've made inside the game by now since posting here on the forum, only eight JPG files are >1MB, and one of them happens to be the one I wanted to use earlier today. Bad luck combined with my quick temper resulted in the previous posting... :oops: :wink:
Yes, I just did a screen print of the opening scene of Panzerkrieg and the jpg file is only 444.3KB (versus 3.5MB for the png version) so I don't think you are going to have trouble very often. Sometimes you do, though, and I don't know why it would vary that much on the same computer. I would imagine that if you were using a Jumbotron for a monitor, your screen prints could be very large due to the greater resolution but I don't have the expertise to say that with any confidence.
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I don't mind editing the pics (and do it quite often), but now I have to crop them, too, and watch for the file size? :roll: :?
Well, it's apparent you know the tools. I would say the good news is, only in the case of a full screen print uploaded straight from the raw image that the game saves will you occasionally have a problem. The moment you crop an image, of course, it cuts down on the file size.
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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:40 am

Attachments in the new forum are still screwed it seems, and I don't even dare to edit post anymore, as this screws them up even more.... :roll:

I wanted to start a new playthrough of one of Erik campaigns today, but with the attachments system broken like this, I don't know. :|
I really want my posts to look okay and in order. Sorry about this, but again I'm enraged and need to vent some steam... :evil:

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:38 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:40 am
Attachments in the new forum are still screwed it seems, and I don't even dare to edit post anymore, as this screws them up even more.... :roll:

I wanted to start a new playthrough of one of Erik campaigns today, but with the attachments system broken like this, I don't know. :|
I really want my posts to look okay and in order. Sorry about this, but again I'm enraged and need to vent some steam... :evil:

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Luckily, like with geysers, those eruptions don't last very long... :wink:

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:42 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Luckily, like with geysers, those eruptions don't last very long... :wink:
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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by bru888 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Back to topic and original post, here is what Gabe was talking about. Notice that I have six images attached but when I go to edit this message, only one appears. The others are inaccessible and stuck:

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:28 pm

On the bright side, posts with only one attachment seem to work okay...

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by Erik2 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:53 am

Attaching a zip file to a post does not work for me. Graphics are OK.

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:20 am

Erik2 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:53 am
Attaching a zip file to a post does not work for me. Graphics are OK.
Even if smaller than 1 MB?

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by Erik2 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:26 am

Smaller than 1MB?
That's not very useful. Last one I tried was 1.4MB.
(graphics can be larger if I remember correctly)

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:39 am

Erik2 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:26 am
Smaller than 1MB?
That's not very useful. Last one I tried was 1.4MB.
(graphics can be larger if I remember correctly)
Previously yes, but after the update I think all attachments have to be <1MB (pic or zip).
But I didn't think it would be the same for moderators?

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by Erik2 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:55 pm

OK, but why is there no system message if your zip is larger than 1MB?
It just refuses to add the file, in my case anyway. And you are not aware until after the post has been submitted.
Methinks this must be handled better.
Adding pics and attachments is important when you need help and also if you want to help somebody.

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Re: Attachments to posts

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:51 pm

Please, please, please, do finally something about this. If I'll edit a post with >1 attachments, I can't change/modifiy/delete the others.

I have a post now with an updated model as well as the old one - that I can't delete out of the posting ( :arrow: see here). Holy... :roll:

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