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Postby The Chief » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:12 pm

Instead of whining about it, why don't you volunteer to help out the site and upgrade the programs.

Now that would indeed be helpful and most certainly a major contribution to SP.

A solution to the problem.... what concept.

Far too eassier to whine and complain yet do nothing to be part of the solution.
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Postby The Chief » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:35 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:I'm not a programmer hence my reliance on the tools.

DMT


SQUISHY IS!

Use your resources...

We can all do what we can to make this place better.

Complaining don't do nothing positive in that regards.

Just say'n.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:10 pm

Only 2 hours! DMT, it may take me 2 days (well, off-and-on).

Yep, it's an arcane process, and probably seems 2nd nature to folks who work with html or derivatives all the time.

At times I wished I could just edit the stuff in Word (bringing the photos); convert to a PDF; upload the PDF to SP. Most browsers would open the pdf automatically, and anyone who really cared could download the pdf and print it in a readable format. However, that would make the process of editing abandoned pages very hard, and searching would have to go through another engine.
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Re: Summit Post Page Editor and Photo Uploading SUCKS!!!1111

Postby Bob Burd » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:19 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:I know you elves don't give a shit... you're too busy running people off and closing down forums. But really (and spare me the HTML lectures, I'm a climber, not a freakin programmer)


You're barking up the wrong tree. The elves don't have access to the code or database and can't give others access even if they wished to. There are only three folks that do - owners Josh & Ryle, and their trusty proxy, Montana Matt. Haven't heard from the first two in years, and Matt occasionally pops up to fix something that breaks the site.

But if it makes you feel better, you may continue to rant here.

Carry on.
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Postby nattfodd » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:36 pm

FWIW, I volunteered to help do some minor programming stuff a while back (like sending email notifications when people get PMs or that kind of things) and was told that the owners had no interest in anything of that sort happening...
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Postby Gangolf Haub » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:44 pm

Hmm, Dingus, I must have gotten used to the site but I thin I can't complain like you do. There are a couple of tricks I employ, however. First: use tabs on your browser to "work in parallel". To upload a dozen pics control-click on the create new picture link and then upload the pics one by one.

Leave the pics on the tabs in the browser and start editing your tr in yet another tab. Switch back and forth to retrieve the numbers of your pics and don't use the slow and clumsy picture dialog on the tr page. Well, use it once for the first pict, then copy to the other locations. Exchange numbers and captions (or don't use captions at all).

You'll find this will speed up your TR-posting time considerably. I would bet you'd be able to be almost as fast as with phpBB ...
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:06 pm

If you don't mind some extra spacing, you can keep text from wrapping around figures at all. Go to a page where you don't see the wrap, and use your browser to see the source (a right click on Windows system brings up a "view source" option, typically) -- save the source and see how the other user formatted the text. There is an SP article on tables that is useful for "how-to."

A meager example:
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock ... ak-NV.html

I realize that this is a fairly trivial solution, but I don't think people mind a little extra space.

A lot of people upload originals that are well over 2500 pixels wide, so I can understand having a clickable link to the larger image, rather than show the original directly on a TR page.
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