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Attaching photos to posts

I'm sorry - I know this has been raised before but I cannot find it.

How does a computer illiterate attach a photo to a post EASILY!? Seems like many struggle with this.

Why doesn't the site just allow attachments like other sites? Feels archaic (which is not the Tesla image!)

Thanks

Timo | September 4, 2013

It is archaic. This is basically blogging site with comment field, not a proper forum. It's exactly same software that they use in their blogs, they just allowed anybody to "blog" here.

Put your pictures in some web site so that it gets a URL and then attach that picture here using HTML. Forgot the exact syntax, but I'm sure Brian H can help. While waiting, google.

GuyDormehl | September 4, 2013

That is still Greek to me!

Benz | September 9, 2013

I still can't do it. Isn't there a "how to do this" on YouTube?

Brian H | September 9, 2013

Insert the above link you posted where I type URL in the exact HTML code below:

<img src="URL" width="600">

Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013

The second attempt failed. I used the same photo, only this time from Flickr. But I did do something wrong.

They mention a More menu (and a Share menu), that's where the URL can be found, but I cannot find those menu's.

Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013

I am surely doing something wrong here.

Benz | September 9, 2013
Benz | September 9, 2013

Finally it worked!!!

I think I get now.

Thanks Brian.

Cheers mate

nickjhowe | September 15, 2013

Step 1: Upload your photos to Flickr.

This is the important bit: DO NOT try to copy the URL from the browser bar, or the link to the JPG.

Step 2: Instead, find the share button and click it, find the code that starts with <IMG (not [IMG or anything else) and copy that in here. If you have the option to change the size, make the width no more than 600.

Done.

filsmyth | September 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing one of my sketches, Benz.

Flickr? Google Plus uses Picasa. Here's a link to my Concepts album: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115862438445218251875/albums/58939921...

Steps to embedding an image in this forum:
1. Right-click on an image and choose "copy image URL".
2. Type at the end of the URL. The only space should be between "img" and "src".

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-09i16TGAIyc/Uigl_SygXmI/AAAAAAAAGdc/N...

What I do is resize the window so the image on g+ is an acceptable size first, so I don't have to bother adding a width restriction. In the URL above you see "w588" in there, which is narrow enough:

filsmyth | September 16, 2013

Argh.

As Brian H says:

Except, no quotation marks and no spaces necessary except the one between "img" and "src". In my last post my attempt at instructions ended up as a broken image. There were 4 steps.

J A L A P E Ñ O

filsmyth | September 16, 2013

Don't ask me how Brian H's text comes through, but when I copy & paste it we get a broken image instead.

<
img src=
URL
>

IF the code I just separated above doesn't end up as yet another broken image, that's what you use, just all on one line.

Timo | September 16, 2013

What broken images? I see picture in all three of your last messages.

filsmyth | September 16, 2013

Timo, maybe different browsers will display things differently, I don't know, but in the one I started with "Argh" there is (for me at least, using Chromium) a very large broken image -- and in my first comment in this thread, there is a very small one in place of steps 3 and 4 in my text. Yes I am able to post images, but trying to post code instructions often results in broken images.

Timo | September 16, 2013

Must be browser then. I see three images, one with large red jalapeno with Tesla written over it, one with two smaller ones one green, and one red with text jalapeno under them and one with sketches and clicky pencil business end in middle.

All of those fit into column perfectly. I'm using FF 23.0.1

Timo | September 16, 2013

Inspecting code I see that there should have been some HTML after text "As Brian H says:" ("img width="600" src="URL" /img"with greater than and less than marks in proper places)

also in your message starting with "Thanks for sharing one of my sketches, Benz" there is again missing HTML code after
2. Type
and before
at the end of the URL. The only space should be between "img" and "src".

AFAIK Brian H uses HTML tags "& gt;" and "& lt;" (without space) to display those < >

http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp

Timo | September 16, 2013

Trying:

As Brian H says: <img src="URL" width="600" />

filsmyth | September 17, 2013

The images I posted display just fine. By 'broken images' I mean the little icons representing an image that cannot be displayed, which show up here in place of my attempts at sharing code.

Brian H | September 17, 2013

The gt and lt symbols > and < require & gt; and & lt; without the spaces to display as text.

2-Star | September 17, 2013

We shouldn't have to go through all these machinations to include a picture! We should just be able to copy the picture to the forum, just like we can if we want to include a picture in an email. Elon stresses simplicity; why can't this just be simple and straightforward?

Timo | September 17, 2013

Theses forums are clearly very low priority to Tesla. Their pure existence is more than most other car manufacturers offer, so they probably don't see any need to make this actually a proper forum. Instead they did go where it was easiest: they made separate area using their blog software to create place where community can discuss freely.

The field I'm writing right now is blog comment field. Not a follow-up to some message in forum. A much more basic feature that is missing here is ability to reply to some distinct message creating message thread. These are just messages in line, no hierarchy whatsoever.

Kleist | September 18, 2013

Just testing...

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

Testing using various HTML tags for block quotes:

Paragraph Tag, no style attribute:

some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test

Paragraph Tag (p) with style:

some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test some test

Quote Tag:

test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two

Cite Tag:

test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two test two

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

Hmm, only the cite tag had any effect. <cite> And the only effect was italics.

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

How about <blockquote>

Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

<code>

Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is. Test text this is.

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

<caption>

How does the caption tag format a block of text? How does the caption tag format a block of text? How does the caption tag format a block of text? How does the caption tag format a block of text? How does the caption tag format a block of text?

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

In summary there are no good options for formatting quoted text.

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

How about this

Person said:

This should at least be indented, right? This should at least be indented, right? This should at least be indented, right? This should at least be indented, right? This should at least be indented, right? This should at least be indented, right?

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

Getting closer

Quote:

I am testing various methods for citing the poster I am responding to. Once I find a good approach I'll share it. I am testing various methods for citing the poster I am responding to. Once I find a good approach I'll share it.

Repsone response response response response response response response response response.

Blueshift | September 19, 2013

Quote:

This seems to be the best option. This seems to be the best option. This seems to be the best option. This seems to be the best option. This seems to be the best option. This seems to be the best option.

I used:

<ul>
<li>
<cite>
text goes here
</cite>
</li>
</ul>

Brian H | September 20, 2013

The close tags are almost unnecessary. All tags close with a paragraph break. I get around that when necessary by putting a period on the line:

italics
.
italics

no italics

Kleist | September 22, 2013

testing again