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by admin
17 Sep 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Missing link?
Replies: 4
Views: 4502

Re: Missing link?

The problem occurs because the definition of a "pixel" size has changed in recent years. In The Old Days screens generally had 75 or perhaps 150 pixels per inch. These days high-resolution screens on mobile devices happily go to 300 or 400 pixels per inch. On these high-resolution screens,...
by admin
17 Sep 2018, 10:42am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Missing link?
Replies: 4
Views: 4502

Re: Missing link?

For some reason the phpBB developers decided to hide this link for screens less than 500 pixels wide.

I've updated the style so the link appears on all screen sizes now.
by admin
26 Aug 2018, 6:11pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Misbehaving return key
Replies: 5
Views: 4372

Re: Misbehaving return key

OK, that could make sense as the square brackets are meaningful "code" so there might well be JavaScript working when you are typing near them.

Which browser are you using?
by admin
26 Aug 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Misbehaving return key
Replies: 5
Views: 4372

Re: Misbehaving return key

That's odd. Sounds like a JavaScript problem somewhere.

Does this happen when you're typing just text, or only if you've inserted something like a list or formatted text?
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: About these boards
Topic: Image Uploads improved
Replies: 0
Views: 6413

Image Uploads improved

I've written some custom code that makes uploading images to include in messages much easier. You can now upload images straight from your phone or camera, and the Forum will re-size them automatically to save disk space. The code also reads any EXIF orientation data from the image file, and automat...
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 26108

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

Aha, we can read the EXIF orientation data in the original image. And then rotate and/or mirror the image accordingly.

Does it work now?

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by admin
17 Aug 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 26108

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

Lovely, resized down to 205.97KiB on the server, no trouble. Thanks for testing! :)
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 26108

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

I've modified the Forum code so that uploading images is much easier. :) You can now large upload image files up to 5 megabytes in size (should be enough for most digital camera JPEG files) and the images will be re-sized automatically on the server to a smaller size to preserve disk space. I haven'...
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: time wasters on forum when selling
Replies: 12
Views: 4971

Re: time wasters on forum when selling

It's odd that phpBB doesn't have a feature to resize large images on upload. However I think I might have found a patch that would do it...
by admin
15 Jun 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 14876

Re: Forum changes my wording

Indeed, the moderators (I am not one of them) do an excellent job. They try hard to be impartial and fair, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where the boundaries are: when not sure the moderators consult each other to see what the consensus is. The automated word-censoring is not implemented...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 14876

Re: Forum changes my wording

Sheesh, folks, the phrase "mountains out of mole hills" springs to mind. Is this really causing you significant problems? I'm sure that the moderators will re-consider the current list of rude word replacements. I can't promise that anything will change, though. That really depends on why ...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 2:23pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 14876

Re: Forum changes my wording

The volunteer moderators moderate this Forum, in order to keep it a pleasant and useful place for discussion about cycling-related matters. The moderators often discuss issues amongst themselves, and sometimes with Cycling UK. The banned words list is a crude tool, but one that the moderators find u...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 12:49pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 14876

Re: Forum changes my wording

The important distinction is that " Br*x*t**rs " concisely describes a group holding a view I would say the opposite, and that is where the problem lies. The term tries to describe a well-defined group of people, yet it cannot: there is a whole spectrum of views on Brexit. In fact trying ...